With Earth Day right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about how DIYers everywhere do their part to save everything from large pieces of furniture to rusty bits and bobs from the landfill. We created a console table from an old door last year and I still love it. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the house. It all started when we found a beautiful door at an antique store in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
I found this chair at a thrift store a few years ago. I recovered the seat cushion with drop cloth and hand painted the grain sack inspired stripes down the center. Two years, later I’m happy to report the chair is still holding up well.
When I feel overwhelmed with my schedule I try to take extra care of myself. I love the fresh scent of lemons and lavender because it really helps me to relax. Since I haven’t had time to relax in the hammock lately, I’ve decided to bring the sunshine inside with this Lemon and Lavender Mason Jar Simmer Pot. You need a few ingredients lemons, lavender and vanilla to make this relaxing goodness fill your home.
You guys know what I love? The smell of freshly washed linens drying on the clothesline. It’s the perfect mix of lavender and sunshine. Yet for the past few months we’ve been dealing with major bouts of skin allergies so I’ve decided to start making my own laundry detergent.
One of my favorite spots in the back yard spring through fall is this little garden. It features native plants and those that will be attractive to butterflies. It also has a birdbath and seed feeder that we’ve had for years. We usually change out the water in the birdbath basin every few days. But even then algae, dead leaves, pine straw and other unruly bits get into the birdbath. Cleaning the birdbath is relative easy with just a few simple steps.
I lobbied hard for a color of grout named Bone but in the end we chose Alabaster. It was supposed to be a pale gray that I think is going to look really nice given we have black granite countertops, maple cabinets and a wall colored aptly named Cream in My Coffee.
One of my home goals this year was to finish the kitchen. There’s wasn’t a major renovation planned just a few updates one of them being adding a backsplash. It didn’t take us very long to decide we wanted to use white subway tile in a basket weave pattern. But we struggled for months to find the time to actually complete the project. I knew I had to get an action plan together including a timeline. I gave myself until the end of February to finish the task and called my bestie S to the rescue.