I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

DIY WOODEN CRATE

DIY WOODEN CRATE

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IMG_7346IMG_7366IMG_7370So, you probably know that I love the show Fixer Upper and one time while watching it I saw a crate like this in the corner of one of her room reveals. I remembered seeing a large vase exactly like that at Gordmans-which is always the first place I go when looking for farmhouse style decor and baskets. I knew I could recreate it with the vase, some fake greenery and some reclaimed wood I had in the garage. So I went and picked up this vase and greenery and got to work.IMG_7348

D I Y   W O O D E N   C R A T E


1. Make two square boxes. I cut the boards for the base sightly wider, you can see that in the second picture below. I simply nailed them together. IMG_7117 IMG_7119

2. Add your corner pieces. These were the same width as the top box. Nail them in to the top box. IMG_71273. Add slats to the base of the crate. On the bottom box, add some skinny scraps of wood to act as wood slats. Again, just nailing them in about a half an inch down from the top of the base. IMG_7129IMG_71284. Nail the four corner pieces to the bottom base, resting on the slats. IMG_7132 5. Cut four diagonal pieces and glue them to the sides using wood glue. When the glue dries, sand down the wood. IMG_7371To get the stamp on there, I use this method all the time: create an image with the words you want, flip it so that it's backwards, then print it on to freezer paper or the shiny side of label paper-you know when all the labels are off the paper it's super shiny underneath. Just print it on there and then immediately press it on to the wood. So easy and it gives the perfect vintage feel.  IMG_7360IMG_7352Gordmans is offering a $25 gift card to one of you! Head to my instagram account for the details on how to enter!

SHARE IT LINK PARTY #209

SHARE IT LINK PARTY #209

PEAR ARUGULA MOZZARELLA CROSTINI

PEAR ARUGULA MOZZARELLA CROSTINI

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