After a long summer break, it feels good to be back sharing DIY projects with you. Today, I’m really fortunate to be once again sharing over on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home how to make pumpkin candy dishes from terra cotta pots. I truly hope you’ll hop on over to Kenarry and check out this super, duper easy do-it-yourself project. It’s really two projects in one.
Are you looking for some fall inspiration? Well, you’ve come to the right source! Whether you’re looking for craft projects, home decorating, recipes, entertaining or spooky decorations, I know exactly where to find fall decor and recipe ideas on Pinterest! Where to Find Fall Decor and Recipe Ideas on Pinterest If you’re already following The Birch Cottage on Pinterest – thank you! If you’re not, boy,
You can’t even imagine how much opening an Etsy shop has put me way beyond my comfort zone. For one, I absolutely hate to ask people to buy things – I’d much rather just give things away. Secondly, what if no one likes my homemade handmade goods as much as I do? I mean, seriously. What if I put all these handmade goodies out there on
Last December one of the last projects I was working on in preparation for our sailor girl coming home for the holidays was refinishing a dresser with chalk paint. Spring break has finally arrived in our local school district and that means Lenny and I are on Spring break as well. This year, we are visiting our twin granddaughters in Georgia and visiting our sailor girl
You can really find some great deals on household decor, kitchen cabinets, storage solutions, bedding and even beds and furniture (to name a few things) at IKEA. I know IKEA’s been around for a while now, but I just made my first trip to IKEA not too long ago. If you’ve been following along on The Birch Cottage blog, you know that Lenny and I
I love fall. It just may be my favorite season of all! To kick off the first day of fall 2015, I’m joining a few blogger friends to bring you our Fall Home Tour. My fall home tour is nothing fancy, complicated or expensive. Just a few little touches of autumn that I’ve added to our home. I’ve added just a couple of small touches
Sharing how our front door gets a fresh coat of paint on The Birch Cottage. Our Front Door Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint Although we’ve been busy this week spending time with our nine week old twin grandbabies, I took some time to put a fresh coat of paint on our front door. I love the color, but before I share the new paint color with
Summer is quickly coming to an end. School is back in session. Friday night football is underway. The pears on our pear tree are ripe and I just made my first fall burlap wreath, which I’ll be sharing with you soon. My friend Carrie at Kenarry Ideas for the Home put together this great DIY burlap wreath tutorial. I followed her tutorial, added my own embellishments and
It’s spring in Ohio and we had a few days of nice sunny weather, followed by quite a few days of rain, clouds and much cooler weather. But, those few days of sunshine, were just enough to get me outdoors and hungry for warm weather. I was even able to work on a couple of furniture refinishing projects. How cool is that? Well, my daughter
This Coffee Filter Wreath by Natalie Bradley from Natalie Bradley Events was recently featured in DIY Lifestyle Magazine and is absolutely adorable and, not to mention, a very creative use of an everyday item! This wreath would be an adorable decoration for a baby shower or change the colors to match your decor, style or event. The best part about this coffee filter floral wreath?
You already know that I’m a big fan of Melissa Michaels from The Inspired Room blog. Well, Melissa has developed a community that people like you and I can join! You don’t have to be a blogger, you just have to want to share ideas and inspirations. This is a free, safe and welcoming community (online and on mobile!) where we can all come
Although I haven’t read Melissa’s book yet, Love the Home You Have, (mostly because it hasn’t been released yet), I am looking forward to reading her book. I love her blog and her style. My favorite has got to be this entryway: Melissa even provides a link to all the paint colors she uses here. She provides loads of inspiration and plenty of “how to’s”