DIY Summer Floral Wreath

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Using the same process as I did for my Fall Wreath, I went for warm pinks and oranges in this summer wreath.

Supplies Needed:

  • Styrofoam floral wreath
  • Faux flowers (look for sales at Michael’s to get up to 75% off)
    • You’ll need a good sized bouquet full
  • Wire cutters

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1. Cut your flower stem about 1/2 inch from the flower to you have enough to go into the Styrofoam.

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2. Arrange your flowers around the outside of the Styrofoam to get a sense for where you want everything. Begin by sticking the short stems into the foam. Place the flowers close together so the wreath looks full.

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3. Make sure the side and outside of the foam is covered. You may need to arrange the flowers slightly by sticking the stems in at a different angle.

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4. I chose to highlight a large orange flower by placing it at the top. You can choose ribbon, a bow or nothing, depending on your preference.

5. Hang it loud and proud for everyone to see!

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Cheers Claudette 2

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April’s Dope Deals

Cupshe: Swimsuits

Lately, I’ve been recommending this website to everyone I know. All of the swimsuits are $20 or less and you’ve definitely seen some before from name brands. Skeptical? So was I. 

So far I’ve bought three, with the 3rd still en route, and I’ve been very excited about how well they fit and how cute they are. Just keep in mind that these ship from China, so it takes about two months to get them unless you pay a shipping fee. It brings a whole new element of surprise and delight to getting mail. 

Speaking of “Dope”, I just had to get this one.

Cupshe Dope One-Piece Swimsuits

Cupshe Swimsuit – $19.99

Pier 1: Clearance

Pier 1 is usually way too expensive for my tastes, but that doesn’t hold me back from checking out the clearance section when I can. Most recent finds:

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Monogrammed Coffee Mug – $1.98

Coasters – $3.94

Joss & Main: Rugs

The main reason I was excited to move to Orange County? REDECORATING TIME! We created a little office nook on the small end end of our L-shaped living room and have been casually looking for a rug. I found one on Joss & Main and immediately knew Matt would be just as crazy about it as I was. Since they’re all about daily deals, it’s not there anymore, but they have tons of amazing rugs for way cheaper than you can get elsewhere.

Please ignore the temporary chair…still looking for the perfect fit! 

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Anderson Rug – $69

Cheers Claudette 2

 

 

Updating an Old Coffee Table with a Little Paint

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If you read my post about my farmhouse coffee table, you’ll know I had some unused light green paint that I wasn’t sure what to do with. After we moved in April, we bought new living room furniture and moved my old coffee table into the guest room. The gray paint matched my shabby chic dresser, but I wanted to brighten up the room with another color…this green was perfect!

Turns out I used the wrong type of paint when I originally primed and painted this coffee table a couple years ago. Luckily Matt’s new palm sander came in handy when I decided to give it a fresh look and turn it into a bedside table.

*Check out my other DIY projects*

 

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How to Make a Fall Floral Wreath

If you didn’t already know, door wreaths are not just for the holidays anymore. I’ve seen pretty seasonal wreaths all over Pinterest lately, but never realized how easy they are to make. Choosing my fall color scheme for my first wreath was half the fun, especially since Michael’s is my favorite kind of toy store. This project only took about 20 minutes to make, so I’m looking forward to making one for other seasons!

Supplies Needed:

  • Styrofoam floral wreath
  • Faux flowers (look for sales at Michael’s to get up to 75% off)
    • You’ll need a good sized bouquet full
  • Wire cutters

1. Cut your flower stem about 1/2 inch from the flower to you have enough to go into the Styrofoam.IMG_3957-0

2. Arrange your flowers around the outside of the Styrofoam to get a sense for where you want everything. Begin by sticking the short stems into the foam. Place the flowers close together so the wreath looks full.

3. Make sure the side and outside of the foam is covered. You may need to arrange the flowers slightly by sticking the stems in at a different angle.

4. I chose to highlight the burgundy flowers by placing them together. You can choose ribbon, a bow or nothing, depending on your preference.

5. Hang it loud and proud for everyone to see!

*Check out other DIY projects*

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Making a Coffee Table Out of an Old Bench

I found this little bench at Kobey’s Swap Meet and thought it would make a perfect coffee table. After a year and half, it’s now the nightstand in our guest bedroom and eventually I want to repaint it, add a protective layer, and put it outside for my succulents to sit on.

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