It’s no secret that FDG likes to spend a few
hours minutes a day browsing on Pinterest.
(Necessary edit, just in case Mr. FDG is reading.)
Over the weekend, this little gem popped up! It’s a tutorial on how to make your own concrete tea light holders.
The post comes as an excerpt from the book Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More (Timber Press)
The tea light holders are made using fine mixed concrete, oil, a paintbrush, a spatula, tealights, and some silicone muffin molds.
I can’t wait to see what other ideas the book offers for concrete garden projects. Easy and inexpensive are words which ALWAYS get FDG’s attention!
Benjamin Moore has announced their color trends for 2014. I notice a lot of pastels – and, personally, am not a huge fan.
Here is a closer look at a few of the colors I do like, however…
Coral Essence 2007-40
Super Nova 1414
Caribbean Teal 2123-20
Take a closer look at the Benjamin Moore color trends 2014, and then tell us which are your favorites.
Great furniture sales being featured today on One Kings Lane!
From sofas and headboards to nightstands and ottomans, there is something for everyone at great prices. These sales are only available for a limited time so make sure to check them out today at One Kings Lane
Think how cute this will look once it is spray-painted! Although…I think using my glue gun would make more sense.
Plus, I just love my glue gun.
What inspires you to decorate your home?
One Kings Lane just released this wonderful video (at the bottom of my post) that has completely inspired me to re-look at my home to see how I can update it.
What I love about the short clip is how they don’t remodel the entire room. Just a few pieces here and there to give the room an entirely new feel!
It’s no secret that OKL is one of my go-to resources for unique decor. But, with each sale lasting only 72 hours, you can’t hesitate to purchase! They offer so many unique styles from fantastic brand names at great prices, so they go quickly.
And watch their new quick video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRguG9sbP_E
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
Honestly, it is.
You can learn so much by studying the style of others – and then mimicking it.
My latest design crush is award winning designer Mary McDonald. Not only is she the star of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators” series, but Mary McDonald is also consistently ranked as one of House Beautiful’s “Top 100 Designers.”
The ideas are breathtaking – whether she is pairing bold patterns and colors, or emphasizing the bare bones of a room.
I think she’s also a frugal design girl at heart!
For this room, she took a seagrass rug and had her own pattern painted on it – making sure the pattern was going to hit right where she wanted it to. That’s what lets the room POP!
Here, she used items to create the wall pattern. Think of the rummage sale possibilities!!!
Crushin’ on her, too? How about a little more eye-candy?
So, channel your inner Mary McDonald…summon the courage…go create your own bold and beautiful interiors!
I’ll admit it. I have a rummage sale drive-by habit.
Just because I am running late to (fill in the blank) doesn’t mean I am not going to make a sharp left (or right!) when I see a hand-lettered yard sale sign.
Lately, I’ve noticed a plethora of terra cotta pots for sale, and – since I LOVE a good deal – I started thinking about ways to use these little gems in my own backyard.
Painting them is one of the most obvious choices.
Here, I’ve collected a few photos of painted terra cotta pots for inspiration. I’ll let you know which ones I decide to try.
via the handmade home
via house by hoff
And probably my favorite of all the painted terra cotta pots projects…
Have you completed a project using painted terra cotta pots? If so, send us a photo and we’ll share it!
One Kings Lane is definitely at the top of my list for go-to resources when it comes to inexpensive – and often unique – home decor. I noticed this morning that they are offering map prints for a limited time.
Definitely a hot trend, decorating with maps can make a truly personalized statement.
Check it out!