Check out these sweet tumblers featured on Country Living:
They vary in price but range from $3-$20. What a fun addition to your glassware collection, or a wonderful gift. I added this pin to my Decor Digest Board.
inspired ideas for rainy days
OK, we’ve covered all the important stuff about the party: the food and drinks. What comes next? Oh, right – the decorations. If you think this list is long, wait until you see my upcoming post on pumpkins. Just so much fun stuff out there! These are all pinned to my Ghosts and Ghouls Board along with all my Halloween loves!
I have moving on the brain, although the universe is trying to make it clear to me it’s just not happening anytime soon. If I ever do, though I think this idea from Make Projects is a must-try. If you head over to their post, there is a template you can download to type in your message to the future homeowners. You simply type your story, cut it out, and apply the label to the back of your switchplate. The first line of mine would probably be “So, you didn’t like this paint color, huh?”
I’m saving it to my Handmade Hodgepodge board….hopefully I can make one of these soon!
We are in the process of looking for a house in downtown Orlando. The problem is…the houses in downtown Orlando. We have toured some charming houses, most of them built anywhere from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. What is not so charming about them is the bathrooms. We walk all the way through, I’m mentally repainting walls and refinishing floors and my husband is mentally adding up the cost of all my projects. Then we get to the bathrooms and we both start mentally throwing up. Here are some examples.
Don’t you want them all?
I have stood in these bathrooms. They smelled. One of them did not even have a working shower, they were using the shower as a giant litter box for their cats. So, yes, we would have to gut them all. I don’t think my husband can pee into a pink toilet. So browsing for some inspiration, I came across a great post from SAS Interiors featuring 12 standard-sized bathrooms that some clever folks have made livable! Cute bathrooms for normal people! Read the whole post (totally worth it!) but here are my 2 faves.
In this bathroom by YHL, they used open elements like the storage under the sink and removing the doors on their linen closet to make this little bathroom seem bigger. I love it!
How cheerful is this? It was featured in BHG and I think it’s fabulous.
So, here’s hoping I land in a house that one of those clever people have ALREADY gotten a hold of. I can’t look at more peach tile. I’m saving these bathroom makeovers to my Decor Digest Board.
Want your house to smell like Anthropologie? Buy this candle!
I am generally a die-hard Yankee Candle girl, but the scent of this candle is just awesome! It’s really beautiful to look at, too. If it is a rainy day light this sucker up and you will be in heaven! They’re made by Capri Blue Candles. I’m pinning it to my Consumer Collection Board of products I love. I don’t know if this is how a volcano smells, but if it does, well, volcanoes smell great.
June is here! This month is bringing a lot of excitement for me: a trip to Boston to start it out and then a trip to New Orleans at the end, plus I am starting the HUGE summer program at the Science Center on Monday! I feel sure there will not be a single dull moment this month.
June is going to be a great month for The Rainy Day Box, too. First of all, it’s raining! Not some wimpy shower, either – I heard the rain before I saw it which makes me feel very cozy and crafty. Naturally I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. This cheerful DIY art looks like a lot of fun to make and I do believe it will be the perfect thing to add some color to my office!
I found a wonderful tutorial here. Her pictures are spectacular and so happy! Basically you get some crayons (personalize it, people!), hot glue them to a blank canvas, then use a hair dryer on high to melt the wax to your satisfaction. Voila! I am pinning it to my Handmade Hodgepodge Board and it’s so do-able I think I might just do it today!
Pinterest strikes again!
Another sweet DIY post…that I have not actually done myself. Ah. Once the summer program at the museum is in full swing maybe I will have a semblance of a normal schedule back. Until then, I’ll be posting all the projects I dream of completing…like this one!
If you’re like me, you still have your Easter doormat outside. I love the idea of always having “seasonally appropriate” decor outside but I fail with the execution of this idea. Repeatedly. I want to make this mat so this year, even when I don’t ever get around to finding the perfect 4th of July mat, I can have something cute and welcoming that is “Rainy Day Box – Approved”: simple, easy to personalize, and you probably have the supplies at your house!
Like many wonderful ideas, this comes from the folks over at Better Homes and Gardens. This would also make a wonderful gift! I’m adding it to my Handmade Hodgepodge Board. Here are the (so easy) instructions from their site:
“Print a letter onto cardstock and cut it out. Pin the cardstock stencil on the mat and cover the letter with spray paint. To add dots, repeat the process, masking off the letter before painting the dots.”
Pinterest strikes again!
Today’s post is a definite rainy day project! Simple, beautiful, easily personalized- and you may already have most supplies at your house. These adorable tile coasters from The Cottage Home would be a great gift for just about anyone, or a quick way to spruce up your home or office. They would also be a fun take home for a party like a baby shower! You could also put picture hangers on the back of them and use them as wall art. The possibilities are endless!
One thing I noticed from the comments on the tutorial is quite a few people made them and noticed they were not heat-resistant right away. Once they are dry they should be ok for cold drinks, but wait about a month for them to cure before putting a hot mug on them. This does not worry me as I only have a huge glass of iced tea with me at all times. I can’t WAIT to make some of my own!
(Tutorial courtesy of The Cottage Home)
4 square tiles from your local hardware store (4.25″ x 4.25″)
4 pieces of scrapbook paper (or fabric) (3.75″ x 3.75″)
4 pieces of felt (or cork) (3.75″ x 3.75″)
Glue (i.e. Fabri-tac or other strong adhesive)
Clear acrylic sealer
1. Brush one coat of Mod Podge onto tile.
2. Place one piece of paper on center of tile. Allow to dry.
3. Brush on another coat of mod podge on top of paper. Allow to dry 15 minutes and repeat 2-3 more times.
4. After mod podge is dry, take tiles outside and spray with clear acrylic sealer. Follow manufacturers instructions. The sealer makes these tile coasters water-resistant.
5. Allow coasters to dry completely. Once dry, glue felt squares (or cork) to the bottom center of the tile.
What a wonderful idea! I’m adding it to my Handmade Hodgepodge Board.
Pinterest strikes again!