Wednesday

The Home Depot Patio Style Challenge Reveal

a drab backyard space is transformed with the addition of a deck and new outdoor furniture


Hi Friends,

It's finally here! I'm so excited to share with you today our Home Depot Patio Style Challenge.

It's hard to believe this ugly space we had as a backyard for so many years could look so good!

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Monday

DIY - Outdoor Serving Cart

grey and wood tone serving cart with easy to make plans

Hey there,

Today I'm bringing you another project that's going to the patio makeover: A serving cart.

Even though I already have a pair of potting benches that might work for holding food when not in use in the garden, I still find it not too appealing to place food on those surfaces that usually get so dirty.

So, when deciding how to build this cart, I remembered a lovely cart project that
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Saturday

Potting Bench Makeover

green potting bench with flower market sign and lots of terra cotta pots and watering cans on it.

Hi friends,

I'm so glad the weekend is here! What a week, no wait, what a month I had!

I've been a busy bee finishing all the big and little details for my Patio Style Challenge, and let me tell you, it's DONE!  :D
The full reveal is this coming week. I can't wait to share it with all of you. :)

As I said, it was a crazy week and that's why I've been so absent, there was no time to sit down to upload pics or write posts, well, 'til now.
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Monday

Color Blocked Stump Table

Fuschia plant on stump table with color blocked

We had a gorgeous weekend, Saturday was a bit cold, but yesterday the temps went a bit higher and it was a delight to work on some projects in the backyard.

I got into lots of little projects for the final phase of my patio makeover. If you're new here, let me tell you, this year I'm participating in the Home Depot's Patio Style Challenge which is going strong! You can check all the wonderful makeovers already on their site right HERE, a really good way to gather ideas and inspiration for your own home. My patio makeover will be there soon. ;)
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Old Soda Crate Succulent Garden

terracotta pots with dry brush paint holding succulents

Whoa, it's April already!

The months are flying by, but this is the only time of the year when I like that happening... The cold weather slipping away to welcome the warm, sunny days.  Ahhh, beautiful!

Yes, we had a beautiful and very busy weekend, and in between all the things I could accomplished was this little project that I'm sharing today, and that says to me: Spring is HERE!

A couple weeks ago I stopped by one of my latest favorite vintage stores in the area and found
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Living Room Before and After


Hello there!

Last week during the Spring Home Tour I gave you the final shots to this, the newly renovated living room.

I didn't want to make you wait one more week, it was already a long wait since that day in September, remember?  When I used some of the ugliest graphics to show you my plans for this room! :D 
You can check that post right here.
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Saturday

Gorgeous Blue Spring Home Decor Ideas


Hi Friends,

We had a wonderful week of home tours celebrating the arrival of Spring. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

I had a blast visiting each and every single home dressed in its best Spring attire,
and while going through, I couldn't ignore the blue trend going on right now. 

Well, I think blue is always in fashion, but lately I've noticed it a teensy-bit more.

Might it be the fact that
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Wednesday

Spring Home Tour

boxwood wreaths on mantel with galvanized plant post and Spring sign

It looks like Spring is finally here to stay! Last week we got a bunch of snow and I can't tell you how disappointed I was.  A huge set back for the work I'm doing in my backyard. Yep, you heard it right, I'm already working in my backyard, trying to bring it back in style for none other than the Patio Style Challenge. The reveal is coming soon, I can't wait!  ;)

But hey, today is all about the home's interior, and as usual, I'm over the moon to be a part of this talented group of ladies led by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.

If you're coming from Doreen at Hymns and Verses or if you're one of my regulars, Welcome! I'm so glad you are here. Make yourself comfortable because this is a load with lots of pictures post.
white chairs with swiss cross pillows and boxwood wreaths, glass bottles, and galvanized plant pots
Boxwood Wreaths  |  Galvanized Plant Pots  |  Pillow Covers
In my book, Spring decor is all about new beginnings, kind of cleaning our rooms and starting the year with a bright, fresh canvas, I think that's the theme for this home tour, Bright and Fresh.

So, let's start here at the mantel in the family room, the only area in this room that got dressed for Spring. This is the place where the family hang out the most, whatever decor I add to the mantel is always enjoyed it.

A boxwood trio a top some galvanized plant pots announcing the arrival of the new season.
White kitchen with light blue island, oranges on counter and green roman shade
Kitchen Makeover  |  Roman Shade  |  Curtains
The kitchen has stayed the same, I'm still enjoying the bright colored island. So, other than the fresh tulips in the blue mason jars and some drawer organization I did a couple months ago, I've done nothing in here.

Samantha Garay in kitchen freshly squeezing orange juice

Miss. RLC was in charge of juicing those oranges, and she wasn't that happy about the pics. :/

kitchen island decorated with white tulips in blue mason jars - one orange

So, we better get out of the kitchen and move into the home office.

blue kitchen island with rustic barstools, enclosed refrigerator, range hood and built-ins in the far back office area
Kitchen Island  |  Bar Stools  |  Pendant Light
The reveal of this room was done last year, during Christmas.

home office with built-ins and farmhouse table desk, rustic coffered ceiling
Wall Art  |  Built-ins  |  Office Chair
But, after all the Christmas decor was taken down, I've been using this room as my office. I love it! Even though, my supplies, crafts, and papers aren't organized that well yet. I feel like I've been more productive having the majority of my stuff in one space.

built-ins and a white and blue palette with sphere chandelier
Rustic Coffered Ceiling  |  Sphere Chandelier  |  Rug from TJ Maxx
I used one of those wide lenses to try to capture the entire room in one shot. And yeah, that's how it looks when you are at the door coming from the kitchen.

numbered storage box on shelf with succulent plant and painted books.
Storage Box  |  Painted Books  |  Vase
Styling the shelves wasn't easy, I changed them like five times. :)

ikea storage boxes, big clock and wire baskets on built-ins
Geometric Pillow Cover  |  Magazine Files  |  Office Tray
I first tried to bring the Ikea boxes to the top shelves, but nope, too busy. I guess the styling never ends.

home office looking to the family room fireplace mantel
Wall Art  |  Breakfast Set  |  
I think this is a "new to you" view of my home, from the office all the way to the family room, going thru the kitchen and breakfast area. It's a looong room!

Hydrangea bouquet in blue painted vase on top of farmhouse table

Hydrangeas put a smile on my face while working in here.

grey and white striped rug and antique chair
Farmhouse Table  |  Chalkboard  |  Mercantile Sign
And now that I look at this picture, I'm just glad to be able to inject new life to those old pieces... the chair, the table, the chandelier...

blue rug in white living room.
Doorway trim
And it's right here, while sitting in this chair, that I get to admire all the work I just completed in the adjacent living room.

board and batten wall, farmhouse coffee table, white and blue tassels curtains
Rug  |  Minimalist Prints  |  Tassels Curtains from HomeGoods - similar HERE
This can be the living room reveal. The past two months were spent in here giving this room some architectural flare.
Home goods and Michaels succulent terrariums
Succulents  |  Terrariums from HomeGoods
A board and batten treatment to the main wall, crown molding, window and door trim, and even the baseboards were updated.

rustic coffee table, sunburst mirror, slipper chairs,
Sunburst Mirror  |  Slipper Chairs  |  Board & Batten Wall
The last two weeks, I gathered and created some of the decorating pieces.
blue foggy medallion rug, window trim, door trim and decorative blue pillows
Coffee Table  |  Teal Chair  |  Window Trim
I'm loving this color palette, so bright and fresh!

blue teal chair with bicycle pillow case, green wall art and books
Bookcase  |  Baskets  |  Bicycle Pillow Case
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Next up on the tour is the talented Kim from Sand and Sisal. You're gonna love her take on the classy nautical theme in home decor!

Get lots more Spring inspiration from the entire line up right here:

2017 Spring Home Tour

Monday – Mar 20
Decor To Adore - Laura 
Cuckoo4Design - Julia 
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara  

Tuesday – Mar 21
Setting For Four - Heather  
Nesting With Grace - Brooke 
Haneens Haven -Haneen  

Wednesday – Mar 22
Dimples & Tangles - Jennifer 
Hymns & Verses - Doreen 
Remodelando La Casa - Christina 
Sand & Sisal - Kim
Common Ground – Debra

Thursday – Mar 23
Duke Manor Farms - Laura 
 Bliss At Home - Kristin
ZDesign At Home – Bree

Fri – Mar 24
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia 
Our Fifth House - Carmel 



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