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How to Decorate with Spray Paint!!

how to decorate with spray paint

I have an addiction. I admit it. I love COLOR!! Bright colors to me = HAPPY!! And one of the easiest ways to bring color into your home is through paint!  I'm so excited to take part in Beth from Home Stories AtoZ's How to Decorate Series with 25 bloggers each sharing a different aspect of decorating. The posts are so informative and inspiring! Be sure to go over to Beth's blog and get all … [Read more...]

Summer at the #1905Cottage! #STOH2014

summer at the 1905cottage tatertots and jello close up

This is my favorite time of year! The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming, the kids are getting out of school for the summer! I'm thrilled to be joining in with Gina from Shabby Creek Cottage in her Summer Tour of Homes and sharing some of my favorite spots at the #1905Cottage. You might have read about my little love affair with this home. I've spent the last couple of years fixing … [Read more...]

“Let’s Go Fly A Kite” Free Spring Printables!

lets go fly a kite free printables at tatertots and jello

I have always loved that song from "Mary Poppins" - Let's go Fly a Kite. That song just reminds me of Spring. And watching "Mr. Banks" the other night - I thought it would be fun to make that song into a little printable.       And here are the printables!! I have two versions in both 4x6-inch and 8x10-inch sizes. The trim marks are in gray on each one! … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make A Small Kitchen Seem Larger!!

10 ways to make a small kitchen seem larger at tatertots and jello

I've had so many emails and comments on the #1905Cottage remodel kitchen. I thought it might be fun to show some different ways that we used design and planning to make the space seem bigger.     1. Use open shelving to maximize storage but also keep the room as open as possible. We used custom-made shelving that we added before the tile was laid; it was custom-made to match the cabinetry and the … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Ways to Bring Patterns into Your Home!

20 ways to bring patterns into your home

I love bold patterns and colors. Here are 20 different ways to bring patterns into YOUR home! DIY Colorful Raindrop Decals @ his & hers Gold Herringbone Pillow Tutorial @ Burlap + Blue Custom Storage Ottomans @ Bombshell Bling DIY Glitter Mod Podge Stencils @ homework … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 23 DIY Wood Projects!!

23 wood projects

Whether you have a few pieces of scrap wood in your garage, or big planks, check out these Wood Projects and get inspired to make something for your home!  Scrap Wood Photo Blocks @ Juggling Act Industrial Pipe Built-ins @ Primitive and Proper DIY Growth Chart Tutorial @ The Idea Room DIY Plank Wall @ Lovely Etc. … [Read more...]

Paper and Ribbon Chandelier Tutorial!

paper and ribbon chandelier tutorial at tatertots and jello

I have had such a fun time designing my new line of scrapbook paper and embellishments for American Crafts!! It's going to be a scrapbook paper line that has a modern home decor spin! I can't wait to tell you more soon!! I was able to go down to the Craft and Hobby Association show - CHA a few weeks ago. And I made a little chandelier out of some pretty Pebbles scrapbook paper for the … [Read more...]

Create a Valentine Heart and Arrow Aluminum Wall Hanging!

valentine industrical bow and heart wall hanging tutorial

You know I love a pretty wreath. But sometimes it's fun to experiment and come up with something that you can still hang on a door or wall that's a little different than a wreath. That's what happened when I spied some galvanized ducting at the hardware store. I wondered if there was some way to bend it into a heart shape. I bought some and experimented. I am really happy with my kind of … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Creating the Perfect Guest Room!

5 tips for the perfect guest room

When school started this year all of my kids wanted to switch bedrooms around! My middle daughter started high school and wanted to be down in the basement with my oldest daughter. So she took over our guest room. And my youngest daughter took over her "Tween" room. And my oldest son is away at college, so we decided to turn his room into the new guest room. It's the biggest bedroom … [Read more...]

Tatertots and Jello Holiday Home Tour!

tatertots and jello holiday home tour

I love this time of year! Decorating our home is always so much fun. I think I have decorating ADD because I can never decide what my "style" is. This year I had this vision of a gold and white Christmas. I sewed our dropcloth slipcover so I could have this neutral holiday decor. But I also love BRIGHT holiday too. So in kitchen/family room area of our home I went with a gold and white theme, and … [Read more...]