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Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Styling

It's been a while, I know. What that means is that you're in for it today!
Rather than do a lot of little posts I'm just going to jam pack this one. You'll get your money's worth today! ;)

What I love most about Summer {besides the kids playing outside} is that the pace slows down, I work one less day per week, the kids activities wane, the windows are open, the backyard fire pit gets a lot of action, and I have a little more time to do some fun projects!

First up is this ugly tray I found on clearance at Big Lots. Ugly because I'm not a coffee drinker and ugly because of the fakeness of the fake distressed look it was attempting. Of course an overhaul was in order.

I had been wanted a smaller tray for my small coffee table to contain the remotes and the size was perfect. I found these plastic place mats at Meijer and trimmed it down with scissors to fit the bottom, added some spray paint to the whole thing and it was done!

Here's another new addition. My "T". I found it on clearance at Hobby Lobby {always check their clearance isle!} This little guy helps to balance the wall out and adds a bit more of the galvanized steel look that I love.

Moving right along, I wanted to change up things in the kitchen. My bread box has been in this location for I am sure at least 10 years. The kitchen has changed around it, but it remains! 
When I saw this darling shelf that a coworkers husband makes I knew it was perfect for this spot!

{here's the sad bread box}

Now the new little shelf.

Isn't it cute?

That chalkboard was a little mirror that I sprayed with chalkboard paint, and searched for the design on the pinterest. The peonies came from my sweet neighbor.

Can you see the new home for the breadbox?

I love that little lettuce plate {a Goodwill find} and that driftwood piece is plentiful along Lake Michigan.

Its funny how making a small change can freshen up the whole room. Try it! You might not have a cute little shelf but change out one thing in your room; maybe a new throw pillow, painting a picture frame you already own in a bright color or just rearranging a room. Anything that helps you enjoy your space more is important. We all want a space that we look forward to coming home to and sometimes the little things can make the biggest difference!

My next little project is this cork board, another Goodwill find. I think its going to be navy blue and go in my son's room.

And last but not least is this little banner made from pages from an old Readers Digest Condensed Book.

Because its not a working fireplace I backed with with some chevron contact paper. 

Hopefully I will be popping in and out this summer! 

Thanks for stopping by!


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