You might have noticed in yesterday’s post that I love playing with nautical decor in summer. Having grown up on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, I probably have saltwater running through my veins. Still, I think I’d be drawn to this style even if I lived in the desert. When done right, there’s a timeless appeal to this… Read More
Well hello there, friends, and Happy Summer! It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged about my decorating adventures. Life’s been busy! To keep it real, I also needed to take a little blogging break. I love decorating, I love taking pictures, and I LOVE writing. Usually, the combination is magical. But, now and then, doing them all at the same time can… Read More
By now, you know I love decorating my fireplace mantel for different seasons and holidays. This year’s been a little different: it actually hasn’t changed all that much! I’m not gonna lie: I’ve enjoyed the ease and simplicity of keeping things the same for awhile. But we brought home some pretty beach rocks recently, so I created a beach-y summer… Read More
I’m so super-excited about this Fall mantel decorating project, that I’ll give you a picture first, and talk a bit after… . In case you didn’t notice, my Fall mantel has giant photos of our kids ;-). . Not only that: They are giant peel and stick photos! , Say wha? Yup. Peel and stick. And did I mention… Read More
It’s been a crazy ride around here lately, but I finally had a chance to pull together a little tutorial on how to make a diy photo booth like the one at my daughter’s Broadway themed birthday party.
It was really quite easy and inexpensive, and Miss G was so happy with how it all turned out.
Photo booths are pretty trendy right now, so I knew I couldn’t be the only one crazy enough to think I could make one on my own! I did some research, and then came up with a plan for creating a diy photo booth that met our particular needs – i.e., one that could withstand the acrobatics of 10 tween-aged girls!
Here’s what I used (the important stuff, anyway):
- Backdrop material: 3 cute plastic tablecloths from the Dollar Store!
- Props: a basket of masks, mustaches, hats, etc.
- Camera: my DSLR mounted on a tripod, with a shutter release remote.
- Photo booth decor – string lights, cardboard chandelier, etc.
- Poster board for the ‘Photo Booth Rules’
- A bench
The snow is gone, the sun is out, the temperatures are rising…dare I say it’s the season for front door painting? (Can I get a booyah?)
I’m a sucker for fab front door colors.
There’s nothing that provides easier curb appeal than a pop of fun color on a door. Trying a bright or fun color on your front door can be scary, but I love how this web site about exterior color explains the fact that colors have visual ‘weight’, and that a powerful color in a small dose can visually balance an expanse of neutral house siding.
I also thought this analogy from the same site was great: “Remember that your house most likely will be viewed from the street which may mean 60 feet or more from the curb. It’s like the actress with her stage makeup, positively frightening, but she has to be seen by the person in the very back row of the theater.”
Last year at about this time, I took the plunge and painted the front door on our house (which has cypress green siding) from a safe and traditional red, to a more unexpected light turquoise.
My Front Door Color:
Martha Stewart Artesian Well
Mixed as Behr paint + primer
If you’re in the market for new front door colors like I was, you’ve probably searched for inspiration on Google, Pinterest and more. (It feels so much safer, doesn’t it?!?) I found many pretty front doors, but found it frustrating that the exact paint color chip number couldn’t be traced for many of them.
So, for any of you lovely readers who might be considering changing your front door color this spring, I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite ones…but I’ve only included doors for which I could trace the paint color with a fair amount of certainty. You’ll notice that most of them are Benjamin Moore paint colors – I tried to stick with a brand that’s most widely available.