silver dipped straw basket

a little silver
silver
silver dipped basket
Ever since I pinned this awhile ago, I’ve always wanted to spray paint a basket silver. The only problem is I would always forget to buy metallic silver paint every time I went to the hardware store, but a week ago my memory was working properly, and I finally picked up a can. Thus, I took a basket we already had, taped off where I wanted to color block it, and then went to town spraying. I let the first coat dry completely, which took about an hour, and then I sprayed it again. All it took was two coats and my basket now has a little more personality!

a little silver
I definitely still have lots of silver spray paint left, so I think I might be going silver crazy with various things that are paintable in our home! I’m going to spray one more basket silver and maybe some pots for plants. What are some things you’d like to change up a bit with a can of silver spray paint?

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DIY: displaying collections

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You might remember I blogged about our rock collection. Well, I printed out a poster of our rocks and have it displayed. I also talked about how making a poster is a simple way to get wall art and display a collection that might otherwise be taking up too much space! Read the post on A Beautiful Mess here.

If you want a rock collection poster of your own, you can download our poster (here), save the file, and take it to the print shop to get printed. The size of the poster is 19.75″ x 27.5″ and you can purchase this frame from IKEA and it will fit those dimensions perfectly! The poster is for personal use only and not for resale (and if you do share it on social media, would love a link back!)… thanks friends!

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air plants and rocks

air plants and rocks
air plants and rocks
air plants and rocks
air plants and rocks
air plants and rocks
air plants and rocks
I love air plants and I love rocks. Put them together and you have a cool little sculptural thing to put somewhere in your home! I was totally inspired by Chloe Touran’s IG feed. She has the best air plant-rock combinations. I love everything she puts together (this is so good!)! I wanted to gift an air plant & rock combo for some friends this past Christmas, but I wasn’t sure they would love it like I do, so I just kept them all. Ha! Would you rock the air plant-rock combo in your home?

air plants
air plants
I bought my air plants from this shop and the rocks were collected on our summer vacation.

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loving: pink on pinterest

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Pink doughnuts via Maison Cupcake by April Carter.

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Nareen Holloway’s colorful home via Inside Out Magazine

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pink bicycle via it.me

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Pink pouf via DesignSponge

I love Pinterest, it’s totally addicting. I find I go through random phases/patterns as I pin, so my most current pattern is pink. What have you been pinning lately?

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it’s christmas time here

christmas in our home
christmas in our home
christmas in our home
christmas in our home
christmas in our home
christmas in our home
christmas in our home
We go pretty simple with our Christmas decorating, I don’t even really have a theme! Every year I want to get some sort of color scheme going, but it just never happens. My mom goes crazy (in a good way) and our house growing up (and still now) is always decked out. Gold is her color, her tree looks blinging, and she has red touches elsewhere. Maybe next year I’ll get some sort of theme going, but to my kids, it doesn’t really matter. They just love anything up and the lights! The little lights are our favorite parts. As soon as it gets dark, the girls are asking to turn all the Christmas lights. What’s your favorite Christmas decoration?

This and this are pins that will inspire me for next year…

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