Are you ready for more outdoor living ideas? I am joining a few talented bloggers today for the last week of the Outdoor Extravaganza hosted by my friend Shauna at Satori Design for Living. This week is Paint & Build, so I thought I would share a simple update I did with a clearance item found last year at Lowe’s with paint.
Hi there friends, welcome to part 1 of my summer home tour! I am thrilled to be a part of Julie’s Celebrate Summer House Tour, if you are coming from My Sweet Savannah, it is so nice to have you here, her home is such a treat to tour, isn’t it?! This blog hop has some of my favorite bloggers in it and I have enjoyed touring each home myself, I know you will as well.
Hi there friends! My friend Shauna is hosting an Outdoor Extravaganza and this week is all about outdoor decorating & entertaining ideas. This is the time of year we are all eager to spruce up our outdoor spaces and make them peaceful and inviting once again, so I thought I would give some easy ways to bring personality to your backyard.
I am so excited to finally share what has had me so busy for the last few weeks! I have partnered with Joss and Main to bring you a patio makeover of sorts. Today is stop #7 of #10days10patios, if you are coming from Lucy’s blog, welcome! She did an incredible job with her patio, I wish she lived closer, we could sip some cold drinks and catch up for a while, her backyard is perfect for that now:). Be sure to hop on over to Country Living, they are hosting this amazing group of summer patio tours as well! If you would like to take this makeover tour start to finish you can head over to Ella Claire, our gracious host for this event.
Hi there friends! I am back with another outdoor living post, 10 fun + fabulous ideas for decorating your front porch. Have you been eager to get your outdoor spaces feeling stylish again? I know I have! For the past 3 weeks I have been working on a little patio challenge for the #10days10patios event, which I will be revealing on Sunday. Now that the patio is done, it’s onto my front porch.
I know you have been eagerly awaiting the details on my Pea Gravel Patio, this was not only easy but gave us the biggest bang for our buck. Thank you for all of your sweet comments about my Backyard Reveal, I have had SO many questions about this DIY project and hopefully I will answer them all in this post.
Hi friends, I have some exciting news to share! City Farmhouse is now on YouTube! I have been wanting to start a design series on my YouTube channel for a while but if I am being honest, fear held me back. Not of being in front of the camera but of being able to create the videos myself. I am a creative, not so much a tech person and so the mere thought of the process, start to finish hurt my brain, but to my surprise creating videos is a lot of fun!
Happy May! Emily here from The Wicker House and I have a cute teacher gift to share with you today. My boys get out of school at the end of the month and I’m blown away because that is just weeks away! Where does the time go? My boys are pretty excited to get started on their summer vacation but they are also a bit sad to have to say goodbye to their teachers. They both have such wonderful teachers and so I have come up with a sweet little gift that they can give to them on the last day of school.
With the warmer weather here we all have our outdoor spaces on our minds, don’t we? I can’t tell you how many times I have been to Lowe’s this week, it’s nuts! I am that excited and eager to get my patio looking like THIS again. I know it will take some time, so I am just enjoying working outside again. This time of year makes me happy, I love going to the same garden center my mom went to many, many years ago, it’s small, local and they are so helpful. The time there is peaceful, carefully selecting the organic herbs and vegetables I will grow this year and making sure I learn from the mistakes I made last year, gardening has such a learning curve, can anyone relate? Anyways, my plan this year is to update my wicker patio chairs, they are vintage and although I still like them I need a change. Since I have been looking for a while I thought I would share my top 12 outdoor dining chairs, ranging from high to low, so there are options for everyone.
Hello! Brooke from Nesting with Grace here. I have been thinking about Mother’s Day, it’s rare for me to think this far ahead but I live far away from my Mom so I have to be on the ball in order to ship something in time. I like to send my Grandma a gift as well, she […]
Today is the day! I am finally revealing Jack’s Modern Coastal Bedroom, the before & afters and all of the sources! It has been a few months in the making so I am super excited to share this makeover with all of you, mostly because I LOVE how it turned out. Before his space lacked, in every sense of the word. We kept a queen size bed in his room for “company” but rarely used it for such. The walls were blah and it was very uninspiring. As Jack got older I really wanted a space that felt creative and fun. A place he could get away and read or play his Lego’s. I also wanted it to reflect the things he loves, like the ocean and sea creatures, mostly sharks:).
As most of you know I have been busy working on my boys rooms. It seems like these makeovers have taken me months, I have waited so long to do these rooms that I want to do it right. I don’t like to rush design, that is when I make mistakes. Plus, it is way more fun to be deliberate about the things you plan, choose and eventually select. For me the hunt is my idea of a good time, anyone else? So you can imagine my excitement when I found these stunning & playful whale prints below from Minted. Since I was/am going for a modern coastal look in Jack’s room I loved the abstract nature of these watercolor prints. I can just picture these in a beach house that has a rustic, modern aesthetic, can’t you? In any case they are just perfect, so I had to share.
When I was asked to be a part of Beth’s Thrifty for Under $50 blog hop I was thrilled! Who doesn’t love a good challenge and an excuse to save some money? I know I do! Since I was in the middle of Jack’s Modern Coastal Room Makeover I thought why not go bold and paint his dresser I bought for a steal, navy blue.
A few weeks ago I revealed my pea gravel patio & since then I have had a lot of questions, which I will be answering when I post about how we actually did it. But before I dive into that I wanted to share some pretty pea gravel patios that inspired us to make the choice to create one in our backyard.
Hi there friends! I am finally ready to share the inspiration board for Jack’s room! I probably should have done this a little sooner as we are almost ready for the reveal but never the less, I think it’s nice to see the design elements separately in a mood board. We were going for a functional space that felt fresh, playful and modern, oh yeah and coastal too. We live coastally and it’s a huge part of our life, through every season we find ways to explore the beach plus Jack LOVES ocean life so I thought let’s do a modern take on coastal with a surf + turf color palette would make it feel naturally connected.
Hello City Farmhouse friends! It’s Emily here again from The Wicker House! I have a really cool project that I am excited to share with you today, string art on the wall.
Sometimes ideas come to me in the middle of the night and I lay in bed thinking, “Wow! That’s an awesome idea, did I just come up with that?” But truthfully I feel like the inspiration comes from another place and that it is up to me to create it and share it, therefore the credit does not belong to me, but to the universe :). This string art wall project was one of those middle of the night ideas.
The beach is our happy place so when designing Jack’s room I knew I wanted a modern coastal feel and since he LOVES ocean life it was a win, win for both of us. I am not much of a theme person when it comes to design but I did want to bring in coastal elements in a modern way, yet still have it be fun & playful for Jack, who just turned 6. I also wanted it to be meaningful and a great way to do this is by adding DIY art. I saw THIS print and knew I could create something myself that had significance for our family. I started scrolling down my iPhone pictures from last summer, looking for the right seascape and colors & bingo, I found it-the one. I knew it would be perfect for my DIY Modern Coastal Print.
Are you ready to make some DIY art? This entire process is SO easy! I kid you not, if I can do it, then so can you! Here is how to create your own modern coastal print….
As promised I am sharing more sources and details from my Hamptons Inspired Backyard Reveal. I have had a ton of questions about my reclaimed wood letters on my freshly updated white farmhouse shed. I am excited to finally share this shop with you, it is called Plane & Saw and it’s on ETSY of course. ETSY has become a great resource for unique, one of a kind items that are hand crafted without the high designer price tag. In case you missed my backyard reveal you can click the image below….