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fall flowers & mason jar arrangement

fall mason jar arrangment

Fall is in the air!  While it’s not my favorite time of year (I’m more of a spring girl) I still love a lot of things about fall.  One of the things I love is when the leaves start changing and all the beautiful colors come out.  I wanted to bring some of those colors into a fall flower arrangement and of course I had to mix in some aqua (who says you can’t have aqua in the fall?)

So everything I used I found at JoAnn’s and Michaels.  They’re pretty much the only craft stores in my area anyway.  The jars and the wooden basket thing (I don’t know what to call it) I got at JoAnn’s.  The basket was normally $29.99 but I used a 40% off coupon for it and the jars were $2 each.  I used cream colored spray paint to paint all the jars first.

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Then to make a stencil I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters for the word “FALL”

cricut stencil

I got this great aqua colored paint from Michaels (Martha Stewart brand) and stenciled the letters on to each jar.

stenciling mason jar

Then after all the paint had dried I just used a nail file to rub off some of the paint off and give it a distressed look.

distressing mason jar

The flowers I bought were from Michaels and I will be honest- they were not cheap.  I did use a coupon but it didn’t save me a ton.  I still paid around $40 for the flowers.  Too bad they weren’t on sale!

The jars fit perfectly inside of my basket but I realized after I put them inside that the basket was too deep and was cutting off the bottom of the letters.  So I got some burlap that I folded up and put underneath the jars so it would raise the jars up.  In the end I’m really happy with how pretty it turned out and I will be using it to decorate my fall mantle….stay tuned for the post!

MarKaySig

DIY: PILLOWS

DIY Pillows

How fun are these?  What I love about mixing all of these pillows together is all of their different patterns and designs.  There really are no rules to it…you can mix and match whatever you like!  I’ll show you step-by-step how I made these pillows and they also cost a lot less than designer pillows you buy at the store :) Continue reading DIY: PILLOWS

{DIY Table Makeover}

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Picked up this table at a local store called Unique to Chic (Check them out here)
This table looked pretty good except for the top.  So I gave it a little TLC and it was a quick fix!
First, I sanded off all the scratchestable makeover 2Second, I applied my paint (Valspar Distant Valley…a light shade of aqua but the color hasn’t dried yet in these pictures so it looks lighter)
table makeover 3Third, wait for your paint to dry then get some sand paper and start distressing (my favorite part!)  There’s really no way to mess it up…
table makeover 4 Step 4 – I brushed on some Minwax water-based polycrylic to seal it and then let it drytable makeover 5
Easy Peasy.  This project was simple and quick!table makeover 6 table makeover 7
table makeover 8

MarKaySig

{spring mantle}

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Spring has always been my favorite time of year!  Everything seems so fresh and new.  All the flowers start to come out and there’s color and beauty everywhere.  So what better way to celebrate spring than with a mantle to showcase it?

Recently I discovered a store called Passport Furnishings in St. George.  I was in love with this place the second I walked in…tons of cute home decor and furniture at great prices.  I got this lovely birdcage, cool distressed clock and bird tin.  If you live in Southern Utah you have to check this place out!
mantleI started by creating varying heights, textures and colors.  The height came from my candlesticks and picture frame.  I added texture with soft flowers, wood, metal, fabric and paper.  Then I used my favorite shades of spring to brighten it all up: light aqua, yellow, coral, pink and some touches of grey and white.
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To add that little touch of whimsy I made this spring banner.  I found papers in different patterns and colors and used them to make the backgrounds and letters.  I used my Cricut machine to cut the letters out.  Then I glued my paper onto a rectangle of tea-dyed muslin and added a small flower to each pendant with a pearl brad center.  To hang them up I just used these cute little clothespins and attached them to some twine that I tied to my frame.  Super easy!
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I really love how it all turned out!  It’s the main focal point of our family room and it brings that feeling of spring into our home.  Enjoy!mantlefullshot1
MarKaySig

{Color Combination}

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In our Master Bedroom my goal was to make a tranquil retreat with a good balance between masculine and feminine touches. Grey is definitely the dominating color with yellow & aqua adding those little pops of color.

When we designed our house I knew I wanted to have tall windows on either side of the bed.  I love the dramatic look it gives and how it frames the bed to help make it the focal point of the room.  The chevron print curtains are from GroopDealz.  My favorite thing in our room is the photo canvas above the bed. The size is 30×30 and I had it made from Costco.  I love how it brings out all the colors in the room and how it displays “us”.

master-canvas

The pallet sign was a really fun project to make and was pretty easy to do. All you need is an old pallet, a nail gun and some paint to make something unique and beautiful for your home

master-lovesign

One of my lucky finds recently was this vintage looking suitcase I found from a local store called Tai Pan Trading. I’ve searched and searched for a suitcase like this and when I found this one in aqua, I knew I had to get it!  I used it to help display my temple print which proudly displays my faith (visit lds.org to learn more)

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The pillows were a fun way to add some different textures, patterns and colors to the room. I got them all from Target. Bedding is “Ruffled Circles Quilt” from West Elm.

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Hope you enjoyed this tour of my Master Bedroom.  Please stop by again :)