Coffee Bar Update & Chalk-paint Reveal

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Pinterest Inspired Ladder Planter

I’m almost done with my Pinterest Inspired Garden Projects and it’s not even summer yet.  My latest is what I’m calling the Ladder Planter. When we moved here there was an old ladder not stable enough for use.  After seeing similar ideas on Pinterest I came up with my version.  Again the coco lined baskets came from Aldi.  The small basket on the side and the one I have a pair of Jala’s old rain boots in are from Dollar Tree.  The Gourd sign was a thrift store find from last year.

 

 

Before completion

Before completion

Ladder Planter

Ladder Planter Complete

 

Bringing this old ladder to life was fun.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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In the midst of gardening decor projects

This year I have about 5 top gardening decor projects I’d like to complete before summer.  Looks to me like I might be right on track. 

The first was the potting bench my hubby knocked out for me.

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Still haven’t stained it due to the rain and kind of unsure if I want to stain it or let it weather with time.

The other project on the list is creating a old curbside bike I snatched up from a neighbor, into a Pinterest worthy masterpiece.  So far I attached one basket.  Not sure if I’ll attach two or only one more and fill them with annuals.  I don’t plan on painting it.  I’d like to see what charm the elements will add.

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The next is not necessarily decor.  However, it’s what we’ll be using to plant our potatoes in because the depth is great.  That’s this shopping cart my husband picked up at the thrift store last year.  Last year we used it as a trellis for beans and cucumbers. 

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I added some burlap and next we’ll line it with landscape fabric to contain the dirt.  I had to sew the sides together and I’m thinking of getting another basket like the one I have on the bike to hang on the front of this basket.  Then, and then it will be considered decor when I add annuals in it. 😉

#4 is this ladder that was here when we purchased the house.  Another idea from Pinterest. 

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Still working out the kinks on this one too.  The two baskets with the coco liner are staying.  Would love some sort of birdcage or architectural element to add the unexpected.  We’ll see what happens. 

So,  that’s 4 out of the 5 top gardening decor projects I’m working on.  Actually I can’t even remember what number 5 is.  I’ll tell you about it when I remember.

Oh! Oh! It’s the pallet planter.  Haven’t started on it yet. 

Any gardening decor projects you’re working on?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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DIY Potting Bench

This year I have 5 top gardening projects I’d like to complete. And I’m glad to say before I had a chance to share them with you, I have one completed.  Well,  my husband completed one for me.

My new potting bench 🙂

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I’ve been eyeing these bad boys on Pinterest and did a horrendous sketch for my husband.  Then he did a interpretation of my awful sketch with his state of the art version. 

We had some leftover wood laying in the yard that we wanted to clear out by using it.  We used the height and width of our kitchen counter and one section of the counter near the stove as a template for size.

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Then my husband got to work.  After I fed him of course.

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I had to take it up a notch for this project.  In the morning I make him a Sunnyside up egg sandwich, turkey bacon, spinach, cheese on torta bread.  We were out of the torta bread so I sandwiched it with french toast.  Now,  he has a new fave.

Then he went to work.

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He did an amazing job and I was toooo excited to have one gardening project knocked off my list.  Hopefully this week I’ll get to wash it down and stain it if the weather permits.

Have you knocked anything of your gardening or summer project list?  If so, what was the project?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Entry Focal Wall… in progress – Sneak Peek

Think I spent most of my evening stalking Pinterest.  There’s been a wall that I’ve needed to repaint… well maybe some rooms to repaint.  However, I’m starting with the half entry wall that you see as soon as you enter our house.  It’s a half of a wall because the bottom half of the wall let’s you look into the family room.

Last night I ran to Home Depot to get some paint.  I saw this color on Pinterest when searching “dark doors with white trim”. 

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This is Behr’s Caramel Swirl.  Absolutely beautiful.  I’ll admit I became a little nervous after my husband saw it and thought it was a bit dark.  I showed him the pin on Pinterest and he still had some reservations. 

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This is the wall after 2 coats (not completely dry).  This paint also has the primer included.  I’m thinking about trimming the wall out with some moulding.  Then, I’ll add my African masks to the wall.  I also have a picture my husband bought me from a friend of his who’s an Artist.  I’m going to play around with some layouts hoping to include it with the masks. 

My goal is to not go willy nilly nailing holes in the wall like I usually do.  After painting the wall I realized that I had more than enough paint leftover and that will be used to do the downstairs bathroom.  This Caramel Swirl adds so much warmth to the entry.  Makes it warm and inviting.  Can’t wait to do that to the guest bathroom as well. 

Isn’t this Caramel Swirl beautiful?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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