Monday Funday #79 {DIY projects}

Happy Sunday! I shared some cute Maxwell pictures along with our porch makeover this week. It’s pretty exciting stuff., ha! We turned a stump into plant stand and gave a pot some turquoise love. Check out the porch makeover project here. In other fun news, Maxwell had his 4 month birthday this week! I absolutely can not believe this happened 4 months ago, it seems so short and so long at the same time! Does that make any sense?  I hope y’all are having a nice, relaxing summer! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and welcome to the Monday Funday Link Party!

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Pots and stumps {Front porch makeover}

We spend a lot of time on this front porch. It’s one of Max’s favorite spots. It’s a tie between anywhere in his nursery, the hammock, and this rocking chair. Since I spend a generous amount of time out here, I decided it was time to spruce it up a bit. Plus I needed a table for my paraphernalia that I carry around with me (phone, glass of wine, you know the important things, ha)! Here’s my fancy pot and stump finished.

Front porch makeover

Here’s proof that we spend a lot of time on the chairs. I seriously have so many pics of Andy and I in these chairs! (If you follow me on instagram, you’ve seen bazillions!)

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And another…

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And sometimes I sit out here without baby boy…

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Point is, we like our porch! So, I found the pot underneath our house (remember this?)… and for whatever reason decided to give it a polka dot effect last summer. Well, it’s been sitting empty since last summer and I deicded to give it a quick makeover!

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I gave the entire pot a few coats of white spray paint, and then I used painters tape to tape off the angle. You can see how far up I taped… see the blue-ish mist on the top half of the pot? So, I taped a few pieces of paper over the blue and sprayed more white. An easy fix!

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And for the stump, we found it in my parents neighborhood a few months ago, all I did was pull off the bark and voila! Ok fine, Andy pulled off the bark… but it only took him about 15 minutes! We have plans to sand and make it more glossy, but we’ll see if that ever happens!

Front porch makeover

Then I took a little trip to Home Depot, bought some flowers and ivy and fancied up my pot! I’m excited to not kill this plant and watch the ivy grow down my stump!

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Here’s our little spruced up front porch now… For the record, those pillows are from Target and the cute little table is from World Market! The patio furnuture came free with the house and we gave it a little spray paint makeover!

front porch makeover

Anyone else sprucing up their porch area? Painting pots? De-barking stumps? I’d love to hear…

 

Monday Funday #78 {Crafts}

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! We had a low key weekend just hanging out in Austin with friends and family. You can see some of our weekend adventures over on instagram. Speaking of instagram, did you know that you can print those suckers out and make really awesome crafts with them? Check out 23 instgram crafts here! And here’s how I display instgrams in my house! Can;t wait to see your crafts! Link ‘em up, baby and if this is your first time here, welcome to the Monday Funday Link Party!

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The Monday Funday party is hosted each week by 8 amazing blogs! You can link up your latest craft and diy projects, even recipes to be seen on all 8 blogs. What a perfect way to discover new blogs and get new followers.

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Our Monday Funday team of bloggers is…

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Creatively Living ~ Club Chica Circle ~ A Night Owl Blog ~ Setting for Four

You will love visiting each of their blogs….crazy talented!

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This week’s features were chosen by Trish and Bonnie from Uncommon Designs. You can follow along with these two sisters-in-law on…

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Hey Y’all! We are excited to show you our picks from last week’s party! We are true crafters at heart so we are happy to feature these 10 Adorable Craft Ideas for you…

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Nate Berkus Pillow Knockoff by View From The Fridge ~ Vintage Map Travel Journal by The Pin Junkie

DIY Retro Patio Lanterns by Fynes Designs ~ Tassel Tea Towel by Homey Oh My!

White and Gold Striped Napkins by Mabey She Made It ~ Dip-dyed Kool-Aid Tassels by Coco and Cocoa

Matryoshka Tote Bag by Over the Apple Tree ~ Simple Watercolor Gift Tags by Live,Laugh,Rowe

DIY Tassel Key Chain by Made in a Day ~ Fishtail Loom Bracelet and Printable by I Should Be Mopping The Floor

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