Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DIY It - A Gradient Bar Cart and Frozen Mimosa Popsicles!

This post is sponsored by 90+ Cellars and their assortment of delicious wine. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep the crafts coming!

You guys! It feels like summer is flying by and I can't even believe that the 4th of July is next week! Are you prepared for all the festivities? Don't worry if you aren't, because I partnered with 90+ Cellars and their bottles of tasty and affordable wines to bring you the perfect way to celebrate on not only the 4th, but all summer long with a DIY gradient bar cart and colorful mimosa popsicles!

Now that is one pretty bar cart is it not?! And can you believe that that it was made from an Ikea plant stand? All it took was a little spray paint and clear shellac sealant to transform the plain Ikea stand into the perfect summer bar cart. 

And can we talk about those mimosa popsicles for a second? All those vibrant colors were made from fruit! Seriously. Well, I used blue curaçao and pineapple juice for the blue ones, but that vibrant pink is all natural thanks to pretty pitaya (aka pink dragon fruit). 

So let me walk you through the process to make both.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Make It - Galaxy Color Blocked Marble Coasters

Remember a month or so ago when I shared how to make your own color blocked galaxy mirrors? Well, shortly after I made those, I whipped out a few extra 4" marble tiles I had laying around and made the prettiest galaxy coasters ever! I seriously need to watch myself or I may end up with whole house filled with interstellar swirl prints!

But lucky for you, these coasters are super simple to make and make, so if you are as obsessed with them as me, you can easily make yourself a set in just one afternoon of crafting.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

DIY It - Painted Palm Leaf Tile Fireplace Surround

We moved into our current house over three years ago, and from the moment we moved in I knew I wanted to replace the tile around the fireplace with the same herringbone marble tile we used on the kitchen backsplash. After about a year I finally got around to replacing the hearth, but the surround still remained with the tanish tile. Not that anything is wrong with the existing tile, but it was very builder grade and just not my style.

So, since three years have passed with me putting off actually doing the tile work, I figure I would put it off a bit longer and paint the existing tile for a quick refresh. With only about 15 sqft of tile to paint, this project was surprisingly quick. It took me about 2 hours from start to finish. And just look at this perfectly pretty summer fireplace I have now!

Not only is this palm leaf pattern perfect for summer, but because it only took 2 hours to paint, I can easily repaint it come fall with a different pattern!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DIY It - A Simple Hanging Basket Planter

What can I say? I have become a full fledged plant lady. I have had my outdoor plants and garden for 6+ years now, but I seem to be amassing indoor plants like there is no tomorrow. Something about the pop of greenery brings so much life to our living spaces. Now, I will admit that while I do have quite a few real plants in my home, I am not above using faux greenery in spaces either. As long as you don't leave it to get dusty, faux greenery still brings in the fresh outdoor feeling without me having to worry about killing them all. 

And it's not just me, you all are loving my planter DIY's, so I figured I would bring you one more easy way to bring more plants inside. This colorful hanging basket planter is super simple to make and is such a fun pop of color! 

Isn't it just gorgeous?! Once I saw this large basket at Target I was sold, then just a few plants and a bit of painted chain and the planter was ready to hang. 

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