Tuesday, September 20, 2016

DIY Spray-Painted Canning Lid Pumpkins + Video

Hello!  Today, I am sharing a DIY project that's not only fun to put together, but inexpensive to make.
 Here's how I made these pumpkins> 
SEE  *V I D E O* BELOW.
I love crafting projects and these are so simple to make.
I got all my supplies from Walmart. You'll need the following:
Canning Lids, Spray-paint , Yarn to tie the rigs together once they are dry, Scissors, Cinnamon Sticks for the pumpkin stem, and a glue gun.
 I spray painted my rings the metallic color first, let that dry, and then did a light coat of orange on the top. I tried to do a spotty job, as I wanted the pumpkins to have the appearance or variance of different shades.
So, some rings are darker in color, while others are lighter. It doesn't need to be perfect. Once you get the rings spray-painted and dry, you'll take your yarn and place the rings on the yarn like a bracelet. Pull them together in a circle and tied it tight, and then you can arrange your rings. 
 Next, you'll want to hot glue three cinnamon sticks together for the stem, and then put a bead of glue around the base of the stem and place it directly in the middle of your pumpkin.
You can take the lid and spray paint it and glue it to the bottom of the pumpkin to have a flat surface, but I decided not to do that, I preferred it the other way.  I just wanted to show you that you can do this, if you like.
You can add raffia and tie a bow around the stem, add some fall leaves and hot glue those around the stem, whatever you like. I kept mine simple and tied the yarn in a bow around the stem.
Aren't these pumpkins cute?
You can leave the rings more open, or have them closer together. You can place burlap through the rings and have it scrunched inside which looks adorable, or even place some orange light through the rings and then move your rings into place.
Simple. Simple. Simple.
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You y'all like this project, thanks for visiting. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Family Mission Control Center + DIY Video

Hello, hello! Well, finally, here is my long awaited, super cool kitchen project I promised to share with you.
B E L O W   IS   MY   DIY   V I D E O
In the picture below, you can see the in-wall microwave and oven combo.
Ok, so here are the nuts and bolts to this story. Our "in wall" microwave broke down over the summer, the replacement cost was ridiculously high, so we opted to get a stainless steel countertop microwave instead. This lead me to an idea....why not add a flat screen tv in it's place. When I pitched this idea to my husband, he loved it. So off we went to Lowes to get some wood and screws. We pretty much had everything else.
 So we removed the microwave.
 My husband built a small shelf to hold the sound bar. Then he added a wood piece so he could mount the mounting bracket to hold the flat screen TV.
And then all we had to do was install the tv and connect everything and we were done...it was that simple. We did a heat check and set the oven to 450 degrees to see if heat would be a factor, but the inside space stayed nice and cool.

Having a TV in my kitchen is helpful on so many levels, which you will see if you have time to watch my video above.
It really adds the WOW factor to the kitchen. When we have people over....they LOVE this idea. It looks like it was meant to be there.
 The laptop sits in the above cabinet, and we have a wireless keyboard that we can pull out when needed, although my husband programmed the computer to follow voice commands, which you will see in my video. So, I rarely need the keyboard.
I absolutely love this edition to the kitchen. 
There is an app called Picniic, it is the next generation family organizer, and this was the inspiration for my idea. ~ We now have a place to access our family calendar, get recipes, post pics, leave messages for family members, chores/to-do list, grocery list, have contacts and phone numbers all in one place, plus much more. Please check out that app, if you have a busy family like mine, you will want this app.
I hope you liked our Family Mission Control Center...that's what we call it, ha!
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Building A Fall Vignette + Video

Hi there! Today I will be sharing my latest fall vignette. As you come in the front door, we have a large Georgian Style staircase. Remember my farmhouse vignette post (below)? Well, I tried to mimic that look, but on the other side of my staircase.
 H E R E   IS  MY   V I D E O
(How To Build A Fall Vignette - You will see me start from scratch and build this pretty, festive Fall Display)
I T E MS * U S E D 
Arched Iron Gate, Wreath, 2 Topiaries, 1 Candle Holder, Ribbon, Raffia, Beaded Lamp, Fall Floral Picks, Fall Garlands, Cloche filled with Fall colored beads, orange lights, and a porcelain chicken.
Decorating should be about having fun while you are being creative, and I had fun creating this vignette.
I found this chicken at Homegoods over the summer. I was trying to make my bird look like she was nesting . 
 My how I love adding these orange lights, it makes everything glow.
The picture below is what my vignette looks like without the glow of orange lights.
 This shot was taken in the afternoon. I love this look....it has fall written all over it. 
Thanks for visiting, hope y'all have a great weekend.
XOXO, ~Liz

Thursday, September 15, 2016

DIY Farmhouse Box - Decorated For Fall (Video)

Hi there! Join me and I'll show you my new ~ Rustic Farmhouse Box that my husband built for me. Come see how I made this box a beautiful focal point and centerpiece for a table in my hallway.
B E L O W   IS   MY    V I D E O
Sigh, I just love this time of year. I think I like fall decorating better than Christmas decorating. 
 Here you can see a glimpse of my farmhouse box. I intended to use it on my dining room table, but ended up going this route instead.
 The candles you see here smell like pumpkin spice, the smell is divine. I love adding height to my decor, it makes the vignette more interesting to look at.
 Cozy, Cozy. Cozy.
 The pumpkins and gourds I found at Walmart and added them into the mix.
 So there's my farmhouse box decorated for Fall. 
Thanks for visiting.
XOXO, ~Liz
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Linking Up With: Grace at Home Party

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Autumn Front Porch and Video

Welcome to my front porch decorated for Fall. I will be adding fall mums and real pumpkins and gourds, and maybe some corn stalks, but for now, this is what it looks like.
I love Autumn, it's my favorite time of year. I always get excited to decorate my porch every year. Your porch should be welcoming and cheerful and represent your style.
I added vibrant Autumn colors. I wanted the colors to POP! 
 I added orange lights in my garland and around the candle in my lantern.
My porch GLOWS at night, it's so pretty. I will try and do a night video so you can see how pretty these orange lights are.
 If you have pots on the front porch, set a wreath on top of your pot and add a pumpkin.
I got these pillows at Ross last week, perfect for the porch! 
Don't forget to hang a wreath on your door. Fall is the perfect time to add one, if you don't have one already.
Check out my V I D E O below.

Linking Up With:
Grace At Home Party

Monday, September 12, 2016

DIY Cloches For Fall

Hi Guys, today I would like to share a simple DIY project. Many of us LOVE a pretty cloche, but some are hard to find, while others are super expensive. So, today I'll share a very inexpensive way to make one (or more) of your very own.

V I D E O TUTORIAL B E L O W

All of the items were purchased from Walmart. 
CHEAP. CHEAP. CHEAP.
You'll need: 2 glass plates, 2 glass bowels, 3 glass candle holders, 2 knobs, E6000 Adhesive, and some Rust-Oleum Spray-paint (1 can). I used a Satin finish and the color is Sage. You can get this cheaper at the Dollar Tree as the candle holders were a few dollars more at Walmart, but the plates and bowels, each 99 cents.
This was me playing with the look I wanted prior to painting and using the adhesive.
By the way, Walmart's Autumn *limited edition plates* are beautiful this year....go check it out. 
You can place whatever you want inside the cloche. I'm still playing with ideas and where I will place them, but you get the idea.
Theses cloches were fun to make. I can use these throughout the year, love them. I will be making larger ones soon.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Decorating! 
XOXO ~ Liz
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Linking Up With:
Grace At Home Party

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Autumn Table Top Vignette

Hi there! Join me and I'll show you how I decorated a table in my living room for Fall.
Who loves decorating for Fall? I would love to hear what kinds of traditions you celebrate during the fall season and what room you look forward to decorating the most. 
I love those vibrant, warm, autumn colors. 
Layering items and adding texture makes for a more interesting vignette.
Here is the living room at a glance.
Below is a shot of my Autumn Arrangement during the late afternoon.
This shot is around 8:30 at night.
V I D E O
The video below explains where I got certain items, if any of you are interested. ;)
Thanks for visiting! 
XOXO, 
Liz
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Linking Up With:
Grace At Home
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