Summer Picnic-A Creative Space For Outdoor Entertaining
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Summer Picnic-A Creative Space For Outdoor Entertaining

Picnics aren’t just for the beach or park anymore, they are also a fun way to create a whole new space for outdoor entertaining in your very own backyard. I am so thrilled to be partnering with Wayfair to bring you this creative summer idea. Whether you have a small yard or a large one, this is a great way to break up conversation areas and add a stylish element to your party. I happen to have a small yard, so this idea of creating a whole other outdoor room for hosting has always intrigued me.

The Easiest DIY Picture Frame Made With Love
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The Easiest DIY Picture Frame Made With Love

Family photos can bring life and meaning into a home, they can tell a story & make an ordinary space feel loved and appreciated. A few summers ago I had an amazing photographer friend of mine Michele Kats take photos of my family & I at the beach. It was a place I spent a lot of time as a child, as did my father and then my own when we moved back from Colorado. I felt so blessed leaving the session, before even knowing what they would look like. These memories continue to be a gift for us as we cherish looking at them each and every time. I have printed a few here & there but to be honest I have always wanted to do something bigger with them. I am excited to be partnering with Minwax on this post as a part of their Made With Love campaign. Today I am going to show you how your family photos can become art & a beautiful focal point in any space, along with a really easy way to create a DIY frame. The fun thing about this project, I brought a beautiful memory that spans 3 generations into my home and did it all for under $50.

Create A DIY Pea Gravel Patio The Easy Way
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Create A DIY Pea Gravel Patio The Easy Way

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.

My New Design Series On YouTube
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My New Design Series On YouTube

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!

Modern Coastal Boy’s Bedroom Reveal
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Modern Coastal Boy’s Bedroom Reveal

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:).

Whale Art: Beach House Inspired
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Whale Art: Beach House Inspired

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.

String Art On My Office Wall
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String Art On My Office Wall

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.

DIY Modern Coastal Art-Using An IPhone Picture
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DIY Modern Coastal Art-Using An IPhone Picture

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….

Hamptons Inspired Backyard-Shop The Look
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Hamptons Inspired Backyard-Shop The Look

Thank you so much for all of your kind words about my Hamptons Inspired Small Backyard Reveal last week. The thing I love most about this space is that everything I put together for this outdoor area is achievable. I worked with Lowe’s on this project and couldn’t be happier with all of the products and how it turned out. This look is fresh, classic, affordable and attainable, here is how you can get this look in your backyard….