Decorate your front door with a homemade fall wreath. I created this eye-catching monogram fall wreath in a matter of minutes and put together a simple tutorial for you to follow.
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Fall and summer are my favorite seasons!  Every season I decorate our front door with a wreath.
This year I made one using a large monogram. Monograms are a great way to personalize your decor.

I purchased the monogram and all of the supplies at Michaels Craft Store.  Whenever I shop at Michaels I always use one of their coupons to save money.  

Follow my simple step by step tutorial below and in no time you will have your own personalized monogram wreath to display on your front door.


Step 1:
Paint the monogram any color your heart's desire.  I used black craft paint with a foam brush.

 Choose your wreath form.
 I used a corn wreath form that I reuse over and over again.  I wrapped it with burlap.  A grapevine wreath would also work.  You can even skip the wrapping part because grapevine wreaths are pretty on their own.

You will need floral wire, a swag, and or garland.  I used what I had... one swag and one garland.

Place the monogram on top of the wreath form

Place the swag and garland on top of the monogram.  Position it any way you'd like.  Using the floral wire wrap the swag, garland, and monogram together around the wreath.  I wrapped the swag first, then I added the garland to the other side and wrapped that as well.

It should look like this when you're done. You can adjust the leaves to cover up the wire.

Hang on your front door to welcome your family and friends!


Paint is a great way to change the look of furniture.  I took a small curio cabinet and used white latex paint to give it farmhouse style.  I use the cabinet to display my collection of blue and white plates.


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Before I started to paint, I prepped the cabinet.  I covered the mirror with paper and painters tape, took the glass off the door

 Stripped the original stain using a palm sander.

Next, I was off to my favorite home improvement store to purchase the paint. I like to buy oops paint for my furniture projects, so I headed over to that section.  I was in luck when I found two sample jars of white latex paint for $1.00.  Paint samples are great for small projects like this.  In case you're wondering what oops paint is, it is paint that home improvement stores tint incorrectly and the purchaser is unhappy with the color.  If you want to save some money on paint, find out where the oops paint is in your home improvement store.

Now it was time to paint the cabinet.
  I gave it two coats of paint.

After the paint dried, I distressed the cabinet with sandpaper.

 I purchased a roll of chicken netting and used my wire cutters to cut the size I needed for the door.

Since I was going Farmhouse Style with the cabinet, I wanted the shiny chicken netting to look rusty. My solution....Shop Amazon.  I used  Burnt Umber acrylic paint from their Folkart collection. It is a water-based acrylic paint with great coverage and cleans-up with just soap and water.  I brushed it on with a foam brush and that was it.  Small screws and staples were used to attach the chicken netting to the door.

I love blue and white, so it was a no brainer as to what I would display in the cabinet.  I have been collecting blue and white plates over the years.  I have some displayed on my wall and on a plate rack in my kitchen.  Now I can display some in my new farmhouse cabinet.





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Driftwood map sailboat

August 04, 2016, in
Driftwood is a natural way to add nautical decor to your home for the summer.  I found driftwood on the beach and made two sailboats.  Did you know you can use just about any kind of material to make the sail?   Last year I made one using leftover upholstery fabric and the other day I made one using a map from my chart kit.  Yes, the same maps I used to make the frame in my previous post.  If you would like to make a driftwood sailboat, I put together a simple tutorial for you to follow.


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