Stacked lime and purple hydrangeas for a fall mantel

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I have a post. I have a POST! 🙂 Oh it felt so good to get into the DIY spirit once again. I stayed home all day, mowed the lawn, cleaned the house, then took a wander outside to inspect the hydrangeas. We are now in fall mode, still with warm skies, but with that special […]

6. A cleaner, whiter reclaimed wood office reveal

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(click to enlarge picture) A cleaner, whiter reclaimed wood office reveal is finally a wrap! And I am LOVING IT! Can YOU see what’s different? 🙂 Sooo many things. To recap, my self proposed challenge was to clean up, and lighten up this area. My home resembles a cave when the sun doesn’t shine, so I […]

My secret to arranging hydrangeas

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One of my most fondest memories of going to my grandma’s house was admiring her hydranga bushes.  Oh my goodness… they lined the entire one side of her house in heavenly, abundant blooms! Not being a green thumb at all these days, I’m always astounded that my own hydrangea bushes produce anything! It must be […]

4 – a fall hydrangea dressed up dresser

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Guys, I nearly cut out this week. I’ve been struggling with a companion paint colour for the white blog office, so that project is still on hold. And then life took some unexpected turns. Result? Nothing done. Nothing. Just a bunch of silly paint redos.  Clearly, my least fav DIY thing is choosing paint colours. […]

A summer hydrangea mantel with a twist

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My poor fireplace mantel. It hasn’t been changed out since I did this version with the dried brown hydrangeas. During winter! Can you tell I’m not huge on seasonal decorating? 🙂 I honestly would have just left it, but the metal containers were really dusty and it needed a good clean. Plus I wanted to summerize […]

Metal filled winter fireplace mantel

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Fireplace mantels… have you winterized yours yet? Well, this metal filled winter fireplace mantel project was not planned. And it’s entirely possible that’s why this DIY home decor vs just cleaning happened! I think I’m going to quit planning. 🙂 Welcome to Heap of Change #3! The event where you are challenged to get your home back, […]

A fall home tour with hydrangeas and junk

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While fall may be the shutting down of many things, it’s also the start of something pretty spectacular. For me, fall is a season to gather what’s been growing all along, catching it while it rests. Then making it into something that could never have been, while growing madly mid summer.   I’m thankful… for hydrangeas when they are past […]

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition

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It’s most definitely hydrangea harvesting season! Let the over abundant decorating games begin. 🙂  Most folks have pruned their hydrangeas by now. I leave them intact until I use them. Frost is just around the corner, and that’s when they turn brown. So it’s now or never. But… they need one more thing. With the […]

10 – inspired by dried hydrangeas in a new toolbox

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I woke up to a very nice surprise today. Remember yesterday’s post on being gifted by others? What timing! Just this AM, friend Kelly dropped this toolbox off by my front door. She found it at a garage sale, and being that it reminded her of me, it was brought my way. I had to run into town […]

When neglected fall flowers emerge

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Today rolled out in an unexpected way. I had BIG plans to get that dream workshop painted today, but sadly, only got to filling the holes. Where did the day go? While the filler was drying, I turned around outside… and gasped. SHOCK. Did my yard truly look this dreadful?! Oh yes it did. Where have I […]