Five Minute Friday at Blue I Style

Happy Friday Friends!

I just wanted to say Hi and let you know I’m over at Blue I Style today with my friend Angela for her 5 Minute Friday series. I’m sharing my easy painted knife block. Head over to see the five minute transformation that is SO easy!

Painted Knife Block

Make sure to check out Angela’s blog! Here are a few pics of her home and projects!

blue i style - KitchenTour7

blue i style - ViewTowardTheDoorTentOpen

blue i style - LicensePlateMapOnReclaimedWood

blue i style - EasyDiyBeltedLampshade

You can check out my other easy projects under the Project Diaries tab and my recipes under the From Our Table tab.

Gilded Vases

Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake

Have a wonderful weekend friends! See you Monday!


Side Table Makeover

Good morning, it’s me again! How are you guys?

If you follow me on Instagram you know I recently rescued this navy blue chair from my parents storage unit. It’s so cozy I decided to give it it’s own little sitting area.


I had a table next to the chair but it’s old and didn’t really work in the space and I needed something. I stumbled across this dorm room style Target table on clearance for $17.48!!! By the way there are so much fun fall decor at Target right now as well as a ton of sales!

Of course I wasn’t really digging the pink but I knew the frame would look great painted gold. The modern style typically wouldn’t be my cup of tea but I think it pairs well with the traditional chair and ornate frame.


I debated about whether or not to paint the rails of the frame before putting it together but in the end I decided it would be easier to put the table together and tape it off and paint.


I used my favorite gold paint, Rustoleum’s Metallic Gold, and finished it with a clear gloss enamel. Make sure if you use the clear coat to spray quick thin coats so it doesn’t drip or mess up the base paint.


I probably would have preferred that the inserts were glass or acrylic but the light wood is growing on me! I also love how I can scoot the table closer to the chair or even under the chair if necessary.

I think a big mirror ball would look fabulous sitting on the floor under the table! #gottohaveamirrorball


I just found this amazing fleece throw at HomeGoods for $14.99 and the gray artichoke candle holder is also from HomeGoods and was $12.99. The glass vase was one of my spray painted condiment bottles.


What do you think? $17 well spent?

It’s almost Friday y’all!


Check out my gilded vases from glass condiment bottles and all my other projects here or under the Project Diaries tab!

DIY Gilded Vases


Fall Plaid & Apple Pickin’

Good morning friends and happy Tuesday!

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite fall activities that goes hand in hand with one of my favorite fall fashions: apple picking & plaid!

As a born and raised Charlottean, I only discovered Skytop Apple Orchard in Flat Rock, NC last year. A measly 2 hour drive from Charlotte, it has already become our new fall family tradition!

If you live anywhere near this place you’ve got to check it out!


Rows upon rows of gorgeous apple trees and wide open spaces. Apple cider donuts are out of this world and so are the slushies (or cider on a cool day).









If I’m talking about apple pickin’ it would only be natural to talk about one of my favorite and timeless fall fashion trends! Plaid will never go out of style and the stores keep us happy by coming up with new ways to wear it every year!

I don’t think there is anything more cozy than a plaid flannel shirt.


My favorite piece is an oversized plaid flannel shirt that I wear open over a tank top or pair with my favorite leggings and boots.

There is just something about soft flannel and vibrant plaid that makes me welcome fall with open arms!


Even little man was rockin’ the plaid and this was a total accident :)

So much fun among those apple trees!



How have I missed this place my whole life? It’s so beautiful and I had no idea apple picking could be so much fun!



I’m dying for a few more plaid pieces in my wardrobe this season and here are a some of my favorites! Okay, maybe not the onesie but how cute?!?!


Vest // Scarf // Dress // Onesie

There are SO many options this season. Do you love plaid or hate it?

I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!!

Easy DIY Fall(ish) Wreath

Happy Monday Friends!

I’m gearing up for a fall home tour and this mama doesn’t have much of a budget for fall decorating this year. So I’m pulling out all the stops with materials I already have at home.

I’m feeling a little undecided this year about my fall decor so far. My head is saying I’m ready for fall but I think my heart isn’t ready to let go of summer yet.

DIY Fall(ish) Wreath

If you saw my DIY faux flower letter the other day you know that I went with very feminine florals which isn’t your typical fall colors. But I’m really feeling the whites, with rustic touches and lots of greenery instead of the traditional oranges and reds. We have roses in our backyard right now which is why I think I’m loving the pink roses. I think feathers will be coming into play to add some cozy texture so I may add some to the wreath too.

When I was trying to come up with an idea I remembered seeing Amy of The Blissful Bee’s tutorial for her summer wreath and how easy it was! Check hers out here.



Grapevine wreath

Gold spray paint (optional)

Faux flowers and greenery

Hot glue gun


I had this grapevine wreath from last year and I lightly spray painted it with a touch of gold.



I had some flowers, leaves and greenery leftover from my DIY faux flower and I thought they would be perfect on the wreath and would tie it all together.

I cut the greenery I wanted off the stems with wire cutters and began hot gluing the leaves and flowers onto the wreath. I decided to go with a patch at the bottom right and the top left because I didn’t have enough to cover the whole thing.

It was really that simple.





So, I guess my fall decor is a little confused and outside of the box so to speak but I’m digging it anyway. What do you think? Is it too ‘different’?

If you missed it here is the faux flower letter so you can see how similar the wreath is.


You can check out my fall mantel from last year here.

DIY Burlap & Leaf Garland

Have a great week friends!!



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My Home Tour at Primitive & Proper

Hi guys! I hope you’re having a great morning!

What is going on? This is the third time you’ve heard from me all week :) lol

Well, I’m just popping in to let you know I’m hanging out with my girl Cassie at Primitive and Proper today sharing our updated home tour so head on over and take a look! Make sure to check out Cassie’s awesome blog and her home tour while you’re there! Cassie has killer style and mad DIY skillz! Check out these pics from her home:





I also wanted to share this picture of my new little milk glass bowl and decorating books because it makes me happy :)


If you missed my latest projects make sure you check out the DIY faux flower letter and gilded vases.

diy faux flower letter


I hope you have a wonderful day friends!


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