Decorating With Yellow

Everyone. I have a new love in my life. It’s the color yellow. Now, it’s one of those relationships where the love has always been there, (because my current living room is actually already yellow themed.) BUT just recently, after my last DIY Dollar Tree Coasters I recently posted —while I was choosing the decorative paper for my coasters, I realized how much I really gravitate towards the color. I look around my home, and my even my latest Craigslist purchase were the color yellow. I’ve fallen deep in love with yellow. Take a look as my yellow fever grows within my home.

My yellow itch was my first Craigslist purchase of 2017. Just 3 days in into the new year, I was on Craigslist like a fat girl on cake. Trying to find, things people were trying to get rid of after the holidays. From reject gifts, or old furniture people are tired of. I’ve been in the market for 2 new bar stools because the current ones I had were too tall for my kitchen island.

At last, I found some cool modern yellow wood stools on Craigslist. The listing was in my local area, and brand NEW. Brand New people!! Also, it was a pair sold just for $80! That’s how much Target is selling it for just for one stool alone! I knew this was fate!!! I couldn’t help it, but jump on the opportunity and contact the seller for these two yellow bar stools!!!

Here’s the link for the bar stool I purchased. It’s currently at Target.

Windsor 24″ Counter Stool Hardwood – Threshold

Dimensions:

36.950 inches H x 17.500 inches W x 19.000 inches D

$79.99 Each

This classic stool is great for active families such as mine!! It has a comfortable pitch and sturdy wood construction. It’s easy to build, (my 9 year son built it!) The unique color gives it a punch of personality!!!! You can line up several of these counter height stools to add a sculptural feel to your space. Ideal for casual entertaining, it has a high fan back and footrest to help keep your guests feel comfortable. The stool’s seat is carved into a shallow saddle shape for even more comfort. Counter stools make a smart and stylish addition to any kitchen counter or island!!

  • Frame Material: Hardwood
  • Furniture Legs Material: Wood
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 250lbs
  • Seat Width: 17.500 inches
  • Seat-to-Floor Height: 24.000 inches

See more of the Windsor Seating Collection HERE.

The next pop of color item in my home is my year round yellow wreath filled with wild flowers. I had purchased this wreath awhile back at HomeGoods, as I was in need for a Spring season wreath for my front door. It’s now the home on my garage door next to the front entry way.

I’ve also added in a Target ornament from last holiday season. There was a series of ornaments with an adventure theme and had two different variations of this ornament. I had purchased it on sale (from $3 to$1.50), and casually found a home for it placed in the middle of my spring time yellow wreath other than being with the rest of my holiday ornaments.

I thought the quote of “blaze your own trail,” on the little banner made sense as it would be the phrase you read going out the door.

Thoughtful?! I think yes!

Here’s more of my yellow obsession — my latest post of the DIY DollarTree Coasters. Yellow, bright, and super playful!

Click on link HERE to check out more of my DIY Makeover & Repurposing Projects!

Check out more on my Instagram for any of my yellow obsession for the home!

Simple Hydrangea Grapevine Wreath

Many of my friends and family have become huge fans of my custom wreaths. I’m so happy to see the reaction of my family members when they see their wreaths. Here’s another wreath I had made for Derrick’s mom, for Mother’s Day. Her style is more simple, and loves the lavender purple hues in her home. Although the shade of purple can be overpowering, this custom wreath shows how to use touches of the color through accent flowers.

Here’s what you’ll need for this wreath:

-Grapevine Wreath

-Zipties

-Scissors

-Faux Flowers

Check out my latest DIY  burlap wreath I made for my mom here.

Grapevine Wreath

 

The steps are just the same from my previous wreath tutorial, except eliminating the burlap/deco mesh step. Not everyones style can handle the full brave burlap puffs over their wreath, so terminating that option creates a much more simpler earthy grapevine wreath.

Secure your flowers with zipties, fastening them directly to the wreath. Arrange them in a free loose position, vs gathered tightly and bunched. This will create a nice organic look to the decorative wreath.

ZipTies

The classic silhouette of a natural grapevine wreath accessorized with flowers on one side adds a modern element to the wreath. Once all the floral pieces are secured and in place, add in your gift tag, or card you partnered the wreath with. Since it’s a decorative outdoor piece, I see no need to place it into a gift bag or adding a gift bow.

So, that’s it! Here’s a simple hydrangea grapevine wreath, for the simple home decorator. Along with this gift, I added in a door hook to the wreath, which adds in no stress to her!!  It’s basically a gift thats ready to be displayed! What are you favorite home decor go-to gifts? Comment!!

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DIY Easter Wreath

My mom has been a huge fan of gifting holiday decor door wreaths to friends and family. With Easter coming up, she had asked me to make her an Easter wreath for my Aunt, who is very festive during all holiday seasons. Here’s a quick DIY tutorial on making an Easter wreath. Now, this isn’t my kind of style to hang in front of my house, but it’s pretty darn cute. I’ll most likely  make a few for my mom, and for my sons teacher as an end of the school year gift. I would probably make one in all burlap instead of using deco mesh material for myself. Anywho, let’s get started.

Materials You’ll Need:

-Grapevine Wreath

-Deco Mesh

-Zip Ties (I always buy mine at the DollarTree or Daiso)

-Easter Eggs

-Easter Garland

-Plush Easter Bunny/Duck (Optional)

-Scissors

-Hot Glue Gun

Easter Wreath

Directions:

  1. Take your deco mesh material and gather your zip ties near by.
  2. Pinch the end of the start of the deco mesh, and place it to the desired spot on the wreath, where you plan to begin the start of the “poofs.”
  3. Take your zip tie and secure the deco mesh within the grapevine wreath.

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Note: Decor Mesh is very flexible, and can be shaped very easily to create an easy, fun and full wreath.

Can I also mention, zip ties are AWESOME! I can’t think of any other material that would help secure the

deco mesh any tighter,and easy to use!   

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Pinch, place, zip tie, cut. Easy! Then repeat!!

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   4.  Create a poof like “popcorn,” shape with the deco mesh and pinch, and zip tie again.

   5.  Repeat over and over as you go around the entire wreath. Creating something like this:

Be sure to stay towards the outside part of the wreath, which leave space for any additional decorations you’re planning to add.

Wreath

At this point, this is where you can add all the fun festive details. Having this be an Easter wreath, my mom provided me a few things she purchased at the Dollar Tree including, an Easter Egg fringe garland, easter eggs, and a plush easter yellow duck toy (totally optional!)

6.   I wrapped the Easter Egg fringe garland around each of the popcorn “poofs,” covering up the zip ties.

Added Garland

This is what the back of the wreath would look like after wrapping the fringe garland.

7.   I then scattered and hot glued a few random easter eggs.

8.   (Optional) Add in an Easter Duck or bunny to the middle center of the wreath.

And there you have it! And Easter Wreath! Totally inexpensive to make! I can’t wait to make more for my son’s teacher, and a few Spring florals ones for Mother’s Day! Stay tuned for that!

Complete Easter Wreath

Happy decorating! Stay tuned for my thrifted Easter projects! I a few coming up next week!

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