Everything Home Magazine May 2016

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May 2016

everything home Makeover Issue!

Check out our NEW floral arranging column!

On the Cover: Living Room Makeover

Spring Wedding Cake

Mother’s Day Kid Craft What’s Trending? Trendy & Affordable Makeovers

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& DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves

55 Pet Perfect EH Reader Pets

31 May Printable “Let’s Stay Home”

14 NEW! Photo Corner Adobe Lightroom

Do you and your family have a fun holiday tradition? We want to hear about it! Share 4 your special or unique tradition with us by Note From the Editors using the hashtag #myEHtradition on your social media posts and your name and 10 tradition could end up in next month’s issue! Ready, Set, DIY! Industrial Pipe Shelves

17 The Inspired Room: A Peek at Bluff Park Designs Living Room

22 & 26 Makers of the Month: Kristi Hall Art June 1989 Jewelry

28 On the Cover:


Neutral Makeover with The Grace House

What’s Trending Now? 32 Trendy & Affordable Makeovers Feature Article: Designed to Grow with Randi Garrett Design

65 50 Recycled & Re-Loved Pet Perfect Dining Room Re-Loved

74 45 16 Crafty Kids Fall Printable Fun Mother’s Photo DayCorner Craft! 4 Note From the Editors 8 Room Renovations

36 By Arrangement NEW Floral Arranging Column with “must read” Tips & Tricks!

68 Take a peek at a carriage house Tablescapes DIY renovation Party Time with 13 2ladies&achair

Ready, Set, DIY! DIY Wire Pumpkins

39 Farm to Table Recipes

17 The Inspired Room

Spring Wedding Cake

Wood & warm nature tones at The Wood Grain Cottage

49 Everything Found

20 Makers of the Month

Mastering the Mix with Colleen Locke

Simply Made by Erin Paint Me Pink Shop

56 Everything Fashion


58 What’s Trending Now? See the Newest in Home Decor Room Renovations

FallSpace at the Farm a Small A fun peek at Happy Days Farm

Party52 Ready Wardrobe!

A Kitchen & Dining Room Refresh

25to Grow Room Feature: Making the Most Out of

A Note from the Editors

Everything Home Magazine: May Flowers! Collette Osuna Editor-in-Chief

We are rolling into spring and have warm weather and flowers on our minds. We hope that April showers bring you many new May flowers! May is the month in which everyone turns their focus to outdoor projects and home improvement tasks. Be sure to enjoy the beautiful weather this month brings and take the time to relax and enjoy the company of those you love!

We have seven new contributors joining our team this month and cannot wait to share their amazing talent Daraka McCrackin with you! Be sure to visit the Our Contributors page to learn more about our wonderful contributors. Read Managing Editor their bios and visit the links to their blogs and Instagram accounts. Also, feel free to leave comments on the articles to share your thoughts or ask the particular author a question. They would love to hear your feedback. We appreciate your support and are so happy to have you as a reader of Everything Home Magazine.

From our homes to yours, happy May!

Collette & Daraka info@everythinghomemagazine.com EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

everything home

Editor-in-Chief Collette Osuna Managing Editor Daraka McCrackin

Cover Writer: Contributor Recycled & Re-Loved: Contributor Everything Found: Contributor Tablescapes: Contributor Room to Grow: Contributor Ready, Set, DIY: Contributor Crafty Kids: Contributor What’s Trending Now Contributor The Inspired Room: Contributor Pet Perfect: Contributor Farm to Table Recipes Feature Writer: Contributor Monthly Printable: Contributor Everything Fashion: Contributor Photo Corner: Contributor By Arrangement: Contributor

Laila Fazli Laurie Scardina Shannon Ingle Oscar Bravo Brooke Christen Don Massenburg Loren Miller Keila Bernowitz Annie Anderson Chloe Wisner Prudy Blank Jennifer Prock Jennifer Reed Anneke McConnell Ashley Hale Sandra Downie

meet the contributors Cover

Farm to Table

Room to Grow

Laila Fazli

Prudy Blank

Brooke Christen

#EHstyle & #EHcover



Everything Fashion

The Inspired Room

Ready, Set, DIY

Anneke McConnell

Annie Anderson

Anneke resides in Seattle, WA with her husband and 3 kiddos. She is a designer, blogger at Coastal Collective Co., and life/biz coach that enjoys life on the water, reading, painting, and fashion. Find Anneke on Instagram @annekemcconnell. #EHfashion

Annie is a stay at home mom who loves cooking, painting, and decorating her home. She is passionate about sharing how to do it all on a budget. Find inspiration from Annie at her blog Zevy Joy. #EHroominspiration

Laila lives in Bay Area, Ca. She’s Prudy is a passionate home Brooke has 18 years design a home decor enthusiast and an cook from Wheatfield, New experience and recently online shop owner at Laila's York. She shares delicious, moved to Connecticut. She Boutique. She loves everything beautiful, and easy recipes with enjoys working on her 1950’s beautiful as well as her family and friends at her home with her husband and inspirational. She enjoys sharing blog butter, basil & 2 daughters. Find Brooke at photos of fashion & lifestyle. breadcrumbs. her blog Nesting with Grace.

Don Ricardo Massenburg Jr. Ricardo, also known as "Mr. Inkredible" is known for his use of bright, bold patterns and colors. He lives in Durham, NC where he owns an interior design business & can be seen on his Instagram feed @designinkredible. #EHdiy

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Jennifer Reed Jennifer resides in Forney, Texas and is happily married to a Firefighter/Paramedic and has 2 young children. She is the Owner & Creative Director of an online gift & lifestyle shop called The Sister Studio.

Pet Perfect

Chloe Wisner

Feature Author

Jennifer Prock

Jennifer currently resides in Chloe is an avid beauty blogger and animal lover! She Texas and is passionate about interior design and golden loves everything beauty and fashion and designing jewelry. retriever rescue. She enjoys photography and loves all You can find Chloe reviewing the newest beauty products at things nature. Find Jennifer at her blog Chloe Does Glam. her blog Decor Gold Designs.


#EHpets & #EHbeauty


Crafty Kids

Trending Now


Loren Miller

Keila Bernowitz

Oscar Bravo

Loren is a wife and mother to 3 young children. She is an esthetician, make-up artist, and writer at The Society Letters. Loren runs her own farmhouse style Etsy shop, you can find her on Instagram loren_miller. #EHkidcrafts

Keila is a lifestyle blogger and currently resides in South Florida. She has a love for all things floral and classic. Find inspiration from Keila at her blog Home and Hydrangeas.

Oscar is an interior decorator and blogger from San Diego, California. He has a passion to help people decorate their homes on a budget. Find Oscar at his blog Oscar Bravo Home.



meet the contributors Photography

Everything Found

Recycled & Reloved

Ashley Hale

Shannon Ingle

Laurie Scardina

Ashley is a lifestyle photographer, designer, and home decor blogger living in Seattle. She’s a wife to a veteran & mother of three who is passionate about photography. Find Ashley on her blog House of Five. #EHphotos

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Sandra Downie

Sandra is the blogger behind the home + lifestyle blog called The Rustic Life. It’s her creative outlet where she shares beautiful things that she loves and that inspire her. She aims to share fresh ideas for styling your life in a pretty yet classically comfortable way. #EHfloral

Shannon is a mother to four and works from home as a certified home stager and owns a custom furniture refinishing business. She’s always on the search for unique "found" items. Find Shannon on Instagram at @coffeepaintrepeat #EHfound

Laurie is a blogger who loves to show people that you can live a pretty life, on a budget! She shares the struggles and successes of their fixer upper journey on her blog The Glam Farmhouse. #EHrecycled

Written by: Kelly Fellin

at Painted Fox Home

ready, set, diy Creative Ideas for your Next DIY Project Let's see how she did it! If you decide to take on this awesome project, be sure to share it with all of us here at Everything Home! The shelf turns out to be 8ft 8in wide and about 7ft 6in tall, with a depth of about 11.25in. However, one of the things that I love about DIY projects is that they are totally customizable! The size of the shelves and piping can be changed to fit perfectly into your own space.

Industrial Meets Farmhouse! As soon as I saw Heather's DIY shelving system on Instagram I went on a scrolling frenzy to find more photos! I love the industrial look of the piping along with the natural wood pieces. The neutral color palette of the system offers endless styling options! Don’t let the size of the project fool you, the system was super easy to put together. Written by:: Don Ricardo Massenburg Jr. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

industrial pipe shelf supply list: Pipes: (1/2” diameter plumbing pipes) (6) 12″ pipes (7) 18″ pipes (1) 32″ pipe (3) 30″ pipes (1) 43″ pipe (14) 8″ pipes (4) 9″ pipes Fittings: (1/2” diameter) (18) 90 degree elbows (14) 3-way Tees (8) Base flanges Wood: (1″x 12″ pine board) (2) 8’8″ boards (2) 4’8″ boards

Paint: Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint color: Grain sack (Use whatever color of paint or stain you want) Rust-oleum Gloss Protective Enamel (Black) Tools: Hand sander or sanding block 3/4″ drill bit (to drill the holes for the pipes to fit through) Drill Screws Stud finder

Let’s get started! WashAthe pipes and fittings in hot soapy water because they are typically greasy. Note from the Editors Spray paint the pipes and fittings

Sand the pine boards to smooth out any rough spots. Paint the pine boards Place all pieces out on the floor and position them in your desired layout. Create the vertical poles by connecting the longer pipes into the top and bottom of a 3-way tee. Create the horizontal poles to hold the wood board by connecting the shorter pipes into the side opening of the 3-way tee. The 90 degree elbows will be on the back end of the unit to support the wood boards and at the top of the unit where the poles attach to the wall. The flanges will be used to secure the bottom of the unit to the floor and the top of the unit to the wall. As you start putting it together, use your 3/4″ round drill bit to make your holes in the shelves so they can slide onto the pipes. Attach the unit to the wall starting with the center pole. Be sure that this pole is secured into a wall stud.

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Style your shelves! I typically shop my own home for items that I love and want to display. Stacking books horizontally and vertically can create different levels. Adding art pieces will bring in pops of color and add personality to your shelves. Layering pieces will make the shelf appear deeper and bigger. Lastly, mix it up! This unit is absolutely dying to be styled and restyled as you pick up new treasures or change your decor for the season!

Heather Burningham is a wife and mother of 5 in Utah. She has a passion for refinishing furniture and decorating on a budget. Heather loves to search for antiques and vintage pieces and has filled her home with beautiful, meaningful things by creating treasure out of someone else’s trash. Heather shares her impeccable eye for vintage style with us on her blog at onehorselane.com EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

photo corner Monthly Photography Tips And Tricks


Sliding barn doors add character to the pantry.

Written by: Ashley Hale

Photography has been a passion of mine for several years now, but even before I fell in love with having a camera in my hands, I fell in love with editing. Editing, or more commonly referred to by photographers as post processing, can be a simple and enjoyable experience if you just have the right tools. Anyone, from professional photographers to everyday hobbyists, can benefit from knowing more about post processing and finding the right software that fits their needs. In my opinion Adobe Lightroom is an essential tool for professional photographers, bloggers, and hobbyists alike. If photography is new to you, you may be wondering what Lightroom is. Adobe Lightroom is essentially the “digital dark room�. It allows you to enhance, organize, and store your photos while preserving the original image. Adobe refers to this post processing software as non-destructive which means you can easily experiment with editing your images but your original remains intact. There are endless features in the software that benefit all photography lovers. Here are just a few of the many reasons why I believe you will love this software:


Time-Saving Editing One reason photographers use Lightroom is its simplistic nature in creating a streamlined and consistent appearance in your images. This consistency is one of the top factors in growing Slidingyour barnaudience doors add as a blogger or professional photographer. With Lightroom, you can add customized character to the pantry.presets (think of presets as filters) to your photos with the click of a button, whether you want to use the preset on one single photo of your adorable pup or simultaneously to hundreds of photos of a trip or a DIY project. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

The Do-it-All Software Lightroom makes editing images a breeze, but creating visually stunning photos is not all it does. Lightroom allows its users to organize collections of photos, create beautiful templates and galleries, watermark photos with ease, and export and share images in just seconds. Since the software is customizable to your needs, you will spend less time fiddling around with editing and organizing, and more time behind the camera.


Easily Editing like a Pro Like any other new software, it may take a few days to discover all the unique capabilities of Lightroom, but once you play around and experiment, you can learn to make your photos really shine their brightest. Unlike many other photo processing software programs, Lightroom allows you to edit your images while in the raw format. Raw files are files that have not been compressed or modified by your camera settings or any other modification software. You can easily change the white balance, exposure, and many other settings to your raw file without losing the quality of the image. If you’ve been toying with the idea of downloading the software or perhaps you've been looking for a way to create beautiful images at home, I personally Sliding doors addand taking recommend investing inbarn Lightroom to theouts pantry. some time to learncharacter the ins and of this multitasking program. Lightroom has not only increased my love for editing and photography, but is has also helped me manage my time better. What is better than having more time on your hands? I’d say that is pretty priceless!

the inspired room One Room Inspiration For All One of the first words that come to mind when looking at Lindsey from Bluff Park Designs living room is family. Family describes this room best because memories reside here through the pieces that decorate it, the laughter that fills it, and the individuals who spend their time in it. You enter this room and immediately notice the shiplap walls. It is a feature that grabs your attention with the fine details of wood planks and white walls. Next, your eye is drawn to the special pieces of furniture that have found their home here. Examples are the unique bench made by Lindsey’s father, the antique golden colored chair, and the desk that little hands spend time working on coloring pictures or enjoying illustrated stories.

Bluff Park Designs A neutral space room inspired by warm tones.

Written by: Annie Anderson

Spring: Neutral Style Grandmother’s well-loved books are displayed in a basket complimenting the industrial glam “feel” of this well designed room. There is an aged buffet adorned with bronzed lamps creating that rustic charm we all have grown to love. A ruffled sofa paired with textured baskets create a welcoming feel amidst the more structured elements in the room. What really defines this place is seeing beyond the ‘pretty’. There is character here. Character that comes from imagination, creativity and lots of love. There are afternoons of fort building, tossing all those lovely pillows in moments of pillow fights, and car races across the floor.

Shop the Look! Antler Pillow is So Vintage Chic Greek Key Throw is Humble Weave Map on the wall is GrafoMap

Wire bins provide storage for pretty linens. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

Just by getting a glimpse into this beautiful room it is easy to see that it has become more than that; it is home. Home to those who have the joy of living there and are constantly filling it with more memories to come. This is a family that can truly enjoy both the beauty and functionality of design.


To learn more about Lindsey and see additional photos of her gorgeous home, please visit her Instagram account at Bluff Park Designs.

Available in Navy (Seen Here), Beige or Tuscan. Written by: Kelly Fellin

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Win this layout!! Each month one lucky subscriber to Everything Home Magazine will receive a gallery wall courtesy of Canvas HQ! (3 30x20x1.5 in. canvas and 6 20x20x1.5 in. canvas). Winner will be picked at random and announced May 20 th 2016! Be sure to subscribe to receive the latest issue monthly to your inbox for your chance to win! Visit www.everythinghomemagazine.com to subscribe!

maker of As soon as I came across Kristi’s page on Instagram, I instantly fell in love! Her paintings are not only beautiful, they are soft and full of farmhouse appeal! I absolutely love having unique, one of a kind items in my home and Kristi’s paintings are just that. I know you will fall in love with each and every one!

I’ve always loved art since I was a little girl -Kristi


Written by: Daraka McCrackin

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the month Can you tell us a little about what inspired you to start painting and how long you have been an artist? I've always loved art since I was a little girl, but it wasn't until my third child started kindergarten that God began to open the opportunity. My inspiration is found in the beauty around me. My prayer is that God will use my art to glorify Him... recognizing He is the creator and giver of all things. I love what He is allowing me to do and everyday my life verse is lived out! "Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above what we could ask or imagine,.." EPH. 3:20 THIS is so much more than I could have imagined! He is so good! What all products do you offer? I offer a variety of sizes in gallery wrapped canvas as well as leather cuff hand painted bracelets.

Where are you located? I grew up near Asheville, NC. Our journey has taken us to Atlanta, Memphis, San Diego, Huntsville and now back home, near Memphis, TN.

“Leather Painted Cuffs”

“House of Praise”

Do you do custom orders? Absolutely! I love working with you... Fabric pieces etc. in creating a statement piece for your home! Do you ship worldwide or just to the US? At present, I only ship within the U.S.

“He Watches Me”

“Blue Cotton”

“Coral Fields”

“Sweet Moments”

Want to own one of Kristi's pieces in your home? Click on the Etsy store icon to shop or visit her Instagram! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

“Three Cross Ornament”

“Abstract Series”

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Written by: Collette Osuna

maker of

What was your main inspiration to start a small business? After my brother Alex died unexpectedly in 2000, I was a little “lost” to say the least. He was my best friend, we did everything together. I took a little time to concentrate on a way to honor his memory and June 1989 was born. He was born in June of 1989, so the name seemed perfect. Our family symbol for Alex is the dragonfly, so I decided to make handmade bracelets in memory of him. Each bracelet features a dragonfly charm so my customers can remember Alex and their loved ones too! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

It is my absolute pleasure to introduce to you my daughter Chloe Wisner and her bracelet making company, June 1989, as my Maker of the Month for May. Some of our readers might be familiar with the story behind June 1989, and the death of my son Alex, many are not. I wanted to shine the light on my strong daughter who has proved to be stronger than me on most days. She has turned her love for her brother into such a meaningful and therapeutic outlet. I couldn’t be more proud of Chloe. She has sold her handmade bracelets to addresses all over the world! She is my best friend, she is my rock, she is all that a Mother could want and more.

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Use code: EHREADER for free shipping! Do you create all designs yourself? All of my bracelets are designed and handmade by me. Each bracelet features a dragonfly charm, as well as a handwritten card sent directly from me to you! I create designs for both men & women and they are perfect for gift giving. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and the orders for Mom are already rolling in! Do you have another job besides running your store? I currently attend college where I am majoring in business. I have always had a love for entrepreneurship and think my experience owning June 1989 has really helped me with my studies. My bracelets are for sale at Painted Fox, as well as my website June 1989, and it has been such a great experience working with Christine & Jen. They are a strong women owned business and I hope to follow their business model as I expand my store! Do you accept custom orders? Absolutely! I love creating specific designs for my customers‌many have a certain color or symbol that they honor their loved ones with and it warms my heart to be a part of that personal process. All custom orders can be sent to: info@june1989.com. Champagne Do you own a small business or Etsy store and want to be featured in Everything Home Magazine? Tag your Instagram product photos using the #ehmaker hashtag!

Neutral Makeover

with the Grace House


Written by: Laila Fazli

inviting neutrals! I’m so excited to feature Jennifer’s beautiful home for this month’s cover issue. Jennifer, from whom you may know as @thegracehouse on Instagram, is sharing her before and after photos of their living room makeover. This gorgeous space is their absolute favorite room in their home. The features their family loves the most are the high ceilings, the large windows that let in a ton of natural light, the fireplace, which is the rooms focal point, and finally, the open feeling this room brings. The living room is adjacent to the kitchen, which allows everyone to feel included in conversations and family activities. Jennifer loves the volume this space adds to her home, yet feels very cozy at the same time.

Jennifer describes her design style as very classic with mixtures of rustic and farmhouse. She loves the warm textures those combinations bring to the space. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

To see more of Jennifer’s gorgeous home, follow along on her Instagram @thegracehouse or on her blog!

Shop the look: Similar wreath at Painted Fox!

tradit ional fall You can actually see how this is reflected in her home by the reclaimed wood coffee table, linen sofas and the antique books on display. You may have also noticed the beautiful touches of neutrals that are throughout her home. Decorating with neutral tones is also something Jennifer enjoys doing. Some helpful tips Jennifer includes about neutrals; “they make the space feel light, clean, and airy. A neutral backdrop makes it easy to change out accessories and pillows to create a whole new look without spending a lot of money.” We agree! Thank you Jennifer for sharing your beautiful home with us and letting us take a peek at your amazing living room transformation.

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This issue is all about makeovers and bringing rooms and spaces in our homes back to life! After we give our home a little TLC we always tend to want to stay home and enjoy it. So, with that, I feel like this “Let’s Stay Home” print is the perfect thing to add to that newly made-over space! Please remember to tag any photos of your printable using the hashtag #EHprintable for a chance to be featured on the Everything Home Magazine Instagram account. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

Created by: Jennifer Reed

Designed to Grow

Attention to detail makes this pre-teens room fit for a princess!


hen faced with the task of making over her daughter's bedroom, Randi of Randi Garrett Design wanted to create a space that could be updated as her pre-teen daughter transitions from middle school likes and interests to high school and beyond. Essentially it needed to be a space that she could grow with over the next several years. A little background: one of 5 children, Randi's daughter is the only girl. Yikes! Not only was this makeover completely necessary, but much needed for the sole female of the group so she could escape the plethora of "boy stuff." The star of this makeover is the cream colored velvet tufted headboard which is the anchor for the bedroom. Randi searched high and low in stores and could not quite EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

come up with the solution she had envisioned. Either the shape was right or the color was wrong or vice versa. So, she ended up calling on her local upholsterer, conveying exactly what she wanted. It is obvious that this was the right choice. Just look at this headboard! It is perfectly scaled for the room and offers a foundation to work from as the remaining pieces come together. What a great reminder that if you cannot seem to find what you are looking for through retail outlets, let your creativity shine and call on a specialist. In this instance, the item delivered was spot on and within budget.

Now, no bedroom makeover is complete without new bedding. Here, Randi invested in a neutral color palette featuring whites and a little pop of color with the polka dot sheet set. As she points out, items that you expect to hang on to for an extended period of time, such as duvets, sheet sets, and head pillows, will pay you back tenfold with their quality and durability. Accent items and pieces you expect to change out more frequently need not carry that higher price tag.

There are two different paths to making over a space within your home. You can take it on all at once or you can pick up pieces over time which seems to add a bit of personality to the space. In this instance, Randi spent six months locating and purchasing the right items for her daughter's bedroom. This route allows you to save for those specific higher cost pieces so as not to break the bank all in one swift motion. One of the more unheralded components of this look is the Ralph Lauren Edwardian Linen paint which adorns the walls. It is such a soft color and offers a feminine sophistication that her daughter will appreciate for many years to come.

Have fun with fabrics that can be easily changed out over time, like this chair!

Finally, the details of the space begin to take shape. The knobs on the dresser are changed out to

overly cute bow pulls. I just love them. Additionally, she found the frames long before she found the artwork which would fill them. What a great tip to remember. When you find the right item, grab it as she did here. The artwork was found at a later date and works perfectly. Speaking of working perfectly, the neutrals and light pinks in this room call for an eye popping piece. Allow me to introduce to you the velvet leopard fabric reupholstered chair. Shown with a balancing throw pillow, the two pieces work seamlessly together and create just the right amount of intrigue and contrast within this adorable bedroom.

This project came together over time and I would imagine the vision slightly changed throughout the process as the items were collected. In essence, when you are making over a space, enjoy the journey as it may take you to a slightly different destination than you had originally planned. Randi flat out knocked it out of the park with this bedroom makeover. It is perfection!

For more inspiration and interior design from Randi, visit her blog, Randi Garrett Design, or follow her on Instagram @randigarrettdesign EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

Please tag your inspiring home dĂŠcor photos, projects, new products, or fun dĂŠcor events happening in your area with #EHfeature for a chance to be featured by Jennifer in upcoming issues!

by arrangement Inspiring Ideas, Tips & Tricks to Fill Your Vase

Spring Table Centerpiece

Written by: Kelly Fellin


Written by: Sandra Downie

Floral arranging can be quite daunting and a little scary. It really isn't. It actually turns out to be a beautiful thing. When buying flowers, I've found the most beautiful flowers have been found at my local Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. If you have a business, look for a local wholesale floral company where you will have access to many more varieties than those sold in the stores. I get flowers from both sources. When I am doing an arrangement, I don't always know what I'm looking for unless it's for a client/event. Otherwise, if you are just making an arrangement for your home or for a table centerpiece, pick what's in season and what goes well together. This arrangement doesn't take a lot to put together.

24 dozen white roses 5 white peonies 10 stems of pink ranunculus Written by: Kelly Fellin 8 stems of another variety of bold pink flowers A bunch of silver dollar eucalyptus BEFORE STARTING remove any leaves and stems from your roses. In a mid size glass vase, fill your vase with water. Ensure that when you are putting in your flowers, you don't allow any greenery/leaves to be UNDER water. This will cause your flowers to die quicker.

Cut your white roses down about 6-8 inches, enough to allow them to lay nicely in the vase. Next add the peonies, then the ranunculus, then your pink flowers. of the WrittenMost by: Kelly Fellin time I end by adding in the greenery to fill empty space and to bring the arrangement all together. Sometimes, it's OK to use more than one variety of greenery. There are no rules. This arrangement should last up to a week and a half.

Do you want a chance to be featured in Everything Home Magazine? Recreate Sandra’s floral arrangement and tag your Instagram photos using the #ehfloral hashtag!

farm to table recipes Comfort Food For The Rustic Life

Delectable Written by: Prudy Blank EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

“Sleep with a slice of wedding cake under your pillow, and you will dream of your husband to be…” Springtime is here, and love is in the air, for it is the start of wedding season! There is always a buzz of excitement this time of year, as brides and grooms to be put the final touches on all of the planning that has been going on for the last few months. There are dresses to be tried on for the final fitting, meals to be planned, songs to be chosen, and seating arrangements to figure out, but there is one part of the wedding that cannot be overlooked… The wedding cake. Wedding cakes have been a very important part of the wedding reception since medieval times.

Sitting in their place of honor, they served as not only a sweet delicacy for the guests, but also for traditional acts of symbolism to solidify a married life filled with happiness, children, and prosperity. The bride and groom cutting the cake together, symbolized their first act together as husband and wife. In Victorian times, powdered sugar was very expensive, so the whiter the cake, it became a symbol of wealth in the family. The wedding cake has changed throughout the years, starting with a stack of rolls in medieval times, to fruitcakes, to the traditional white cake with white frosting that we all know today. They’ve also become more simplified, going from little plastic stairs that held little plastic bridesmaids and groomsmen circling down the sides of the cake, to ribbons and fountains, and massive amounts of colorful frosting flowers…to a simpler, more romantic, and elegant kind of cake today.

A rustic sophistication. Simply frosted, and adorned with fresh flowers, a three or four tiered wedding cake makes a beautiful contribution to the wedding reception.

And because of its newfound simplicity, the wedding cake couldn’t be easier, and surprisingly inexpensive to make yourself! Here is a super fun, super easy, and super delicious wedding cake that you can throw together a couple of days before the wedding! You’ll be surprised at just how easily this cake can be put together! The fluffy frosting is flavored with a butter flavoring, and complements the vanilla in the cake so deliciously! This particular cake was baked in about 8 hours the first day, and about 2 hours of frosting and decorating the second day. A little on the denser side, this cake remains super moist for the third day (wedding day), as long as you coat it with a thin layer of frosting while it is still just a little warm. It can be baked and frozen a couple of weeks in advance, by wrapping it up in several layers of plastic wrap, and a final wrap in aluminum foil.

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This cake will serve about 144 people: The bottom layer is a 14 inch single layer cake. It will serve 40 - two inch by two inch slices. The second layer is a 12 inch double layer cake. It will serve 56 two inch by two inch slices. The third layer is a 10 inch single layer cake. It will serve 20 - two inch by two inch slices. The top layer is an 8 inch double layer cake. It will serve 28 - two inch by two inch slices. The cost? Around $75 total for the ingredients, flowers, cardboard rounds and dowels!

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…And getting back to the idea of sleeping with a slice of wedding cake…I heard that myth so many times as I was growing up, and to be very honest, I’ve never slept with a slice of wedding cake, nor have I have I ever heard of anyone who has. If someone is going to hand me a slice of cake, I can promise you, I’m not going to sleep with it, most likely there will be a fork involved, possibly a napkin, and the hopes of getting an end piece with lots of frosting!

For those of you getting married this year… I wish you many years of happiness!



what’s trending now Using The Latest Trends In Home Decor Any interior designer will agree that home makeovers are much more than tearing down walls and building additions. If there’s one aspect that makes a given space rise up from the rest, it’s the details. Although renovations are almost inevitable in a homeowner’s life, there will be roadblocks, one being, affordability. With priorities lined up accordingly, it can be difficult to tackle any given room it its entirety. Therefore, it’s important to single out key elements that will allow your rooms a sense of home improvement, without exceeding your budget. Here are some of the trendiest details that will give your space a fresh start. Updating Your Shiplap: Shiplap has been around for a long time. A rustic component utilized to give texture and depth. While in the past, wood paneling leaned solely to an arborescent look, that shiplap has sailed. Paneling has taken on a new meaning fueled by white and bright colors. Think of this texture as a blank canvas where the possibilities and styles are endless. You needn’t stick to one script with this farmhouse element. Giving your wood walls a fresh coat paint will add a modern factor in your design style, while still preserving sturdiness it’s known for. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

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Trendy & Affordable Makeovers Written by: Keila Bernowitz Photographic Findings: Keila Bernowitz

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Shop the Slipcover Look! Reupholstering and Slipcovering Current Furniture: Two very unique ways of preserving current furniture, still giving them a new appearance. While reupholstering can be as expensive as buying a brand new piece of furnishing, many times they hold sentimental value and a revamp may be worth the while. The advantage of reupholstered furniture lies in the durability of its fabric. In many occasions, the materials used to complete the project are capable of sustaining much wear, tear and even staining. If reupholstering isn't for you, consider slipcovering. A trend more commonly found in cottage-like residences. A very inexpensive way of changing the look of furniture altogether without feeling tied down to a specific style. Consider using a tone opposite of that which you currently have to make a bigger impact.


Installing Wallpaper: Installing wallpaper covers ground without taking up the amount of money or time other renovations would. When considering wallpaper, think classic. Because of its durability, lasting anywhere from 10-15 years if installed properly, it’s best to adhere to a style that speaks to you on a personal level. One that fits your idiom and whose pattern can stand the test of time.

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Creative Patterned Kitchen Backsplash: Thinking of how you could possibly update your kitchen sans updating your kitchen? Getting creative with your backsplash sure you provide the mini makeover you’ve been yearning for. Choosing your style can be a slow process as it is a big commitment, however it provides an opportunity to exhibit individuality. While marble and subway have gained popularity in the last few years, other backdrops such as brick, tin and even chalkboard will enrich the ambiance in the heart of your home. Not to mention, it’s a definite conversation starter.

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Paint a Rug Deck: One of the hottest trends going into the summer! The idea to paint a rug onto your deck is a makeover in itself. A relatively simple update certain to have a big impact in look of your backyard. With much time being spent outdoors in the upcoming months, you’ll want to consider paint or stenciling as two attainable options. The possibilities are grand with a large spectrum of patterns and prints to be discovered for this project.

everything found Inspiring Ideas For Antique & Vintage Finds

Mastering “The Mix’’ Written by: Shannon Ingle

Mixing the old with the new to perfection in this Nashville home!



have always believed there is an art to decorating with found or second hand items. Blending the old with the new can be tricky for some but Colleen has brought the two worlds together and the results are incredible! When choosing items for her Nashville home, Colleen wanted it to feel very collected with more of a sophisticated edge. This is her specialty in design. She has the ability to incorporate vintage with modern pieces and leave you feeling as if they were made for each other.

"I am ALWAYS about the mix." Colleen and her husband have recently become "empty nesters" so she decided to indulge a bit more with their dĂŠcor than she normally would. Working with a local lumber yard, she designed this massive table and had it built from reclaimed wood. The mid century Eiffel chairs and Art Deco light fixture were brought in to complete the blending of the styles.

Similar chairs found at LexMod


White pumpkins and moss set the neutral tone

Group like vintage finds together for a stunning display, like these candlesticks. Both houses are filled with one of a kind finds like this table base. She was drawn to it because of its uniqueness and glamour, which was a change for her! From there she gathered pieces that she said had been around for a very long time. The Panton mirror and antlers are two of her favorites. The console was a bit more masculine and was added to give the room balance.


Colleen has a pretty organic approach to her designs. She normally begins with white walls and wood floors then begins adding pieces that resonate with her. In her lake house office, the combination of the beaded chandelier, vibrant wallpaper and vintage rug all help create a space that inspires her daily!

"Pieces can come and go but I know some will stay long term....thus lifers!"

In the family room Colleen chose a fun pillow collection for the space. "Whimsy is so important in making a house personal and interesting!" The bright, white built ins showcase some of her found treasures.

Shop Painted Fox for a unique assortment of pillows!

Colleen is a self proclaimed "rule breaker" and loves the contrast of styles in her breakfast nook. She added the vintage settee as a backdrop piece for the modern design of the table and Bertoia chairs. When choosing the contemporary art she wanted something without too much color but would also have a large presence. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

"Finding one of a kind lighting is challenging but I'm always up for that challenge!" Colleen loves what lighting can do for any room. She feels the vintage Sciolari light is the best part of her kitchen. Her brass and Lucite shelves were revived and added to the space along with the large brass mirror. "I truly believe the little things make the biggest impact. I feel that many kitchens are beautiful but eventually all begin to look the same." By adding smaller vintage piece she has created a space that is a bit more unique. The dining room at Colleen's lake house was my first glimpse into her beautifully decorated world. It was love at first sight for me! The new light fixtures make a bold statement above that perfectly aged table. Her touch of vintage is also displayed on the rustic mantle across the room. The bowling pins are a recent find that Colleen refers to as lifers....meaning they aren't going anywhere.

Colleen Locke works in Nashville as a designer and specializes in finding unique items for her clients homes. For more information about Colleen visit her blog Trot Home and follow her on Instagram @trot_home.


pet perfect Lovable Pet Friends That Steal Our Heart


Charlotte @jims.girl




Pancho & Buster


Finn @honeyhazelsisters @idreamofhomemaking


Thank you so much to all of our Everything Home Magazine readers who share their adorable pets with us using the #ehpets hashtag. Be sure to check out these sweet fur babies (and their owners) by clicking the links above. If you have a pet that you would like to see featured in a future issue, be sure to tag your “Pet Perfect� photos using the #ehpets hashtag! Written by: Chloe Wisner

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Celebrate in


Written By; Anneke McConnell We are officially entering the season of CELEBRATION with Mother's Day, graduations, Father's Day, weddings, and more! With that comes the opportunity to get a little fancy and have some good fun with family and friends. Some great "rules" to consider when deciding what to wear to a special occasion:

Eliza J Print Chiffon Halter Maxi Dress

1. Of course, always be yourself! Pick items in colors you love and dress shapes that make you feel confident AND comfortable. 2. Accessories can make ALL the difference. Never underestimate a sparkly earring, statement necklace, or shoes! 3. Nix the phrase, "I could never wear that". Be willing to try new things just for the fun of it, and you may surprise yourself at what you love and looks beautiful on you! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

Essentials to get you party ready!

STYLE PICKS Women's REED Colorblock Shift Dress

Imagine Vince Camuto 'Phoebe' Embellished T-Strap Sandal

Belle Badgley Mischka Florence Dress

Eva Franco Zander Metallic Brocade HiLow Party Dress

BB Dakota 'Rhianna' Illusion Yoke Lace Fit & Flare Dress

Nadri Round Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Adelyn Rae Ruffle Crepe Popover Dress

Women's Helene Blake Sequin Lace Sheath Dress Eliza J Dot Mesh Bodice Fit & Flare Dress

BB Dakota 'Renley' Lace Fit & Flare Dress

room renovations “Before and After” Room Makeovers

Kitchen & Dining Room Refresh Written by: Daraka McCrackin

A kitchen & dining room get an updated look with a lot of DIY work!



here is nothing I love more than a beautiful remodel completed on a budget, and this kitchen from Benina, @balkanina, is the perfect example of how to do it right! Benina and her fiancĂŠ Tom wanted an updated kitchen without the high costs that are usually associated with it, to save for their upcoming wedding. They decided to go with a complete DIY remodel, including painting the cabinets white, installing subway tile, and choosing laminate countertops. When I asked what her inspiration was for this beautiful space she said, “My main inspiration was the idea of a clean, fresh but 'lived in' look. I wouldn't say I necessarily chose a design style for my kitchen, or my home for that matter...I used different styles and sort of meshed them together. For example, I love the farmhouse kitchen look with the subway tile, open shelving, and pops of black hardware, but I also love the clean traditional look of marble counter tops, clean and cohesive appliances, and a dining table that is timeless.â€? Add rustic, open shelving to a space to add instant farmhouse appeal!

Countertops are from Formica Group.

Pendant Light from Amazon Exposed ductwork allows for higher ceilings.

One of my favorite features is this salvaged wood panel Benina put above the window. She said she didn’t want to lose any of the natural light by adding a curtain. It breaks up the soft colors and adds beautiful warmth and texture. Her husband added the crown molding above the cabinets which really gives them an updated look. Of course, with any remodel there is always struggles along the way, for them it was the existing backsplash, which they had to cut certain pieces out of the drywall and replace the wall. Luckily Tom is very handy at DIY! The wine rack under the cabinet was a DIY built by Tom using Shanty 2 Chic plans. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

Benina says Home Depot was the main source for their remodel, the tile came from The Tile Shop, and she accessorized by shopping at Home Goods, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx. Their dining table was a flip they scored for $20! Simply beautiful. With a lot of DIY and hard work, their outdated kitchen and dining room now looks fresh, new, and welcoming.


For more inspiration, follow Benina on Instagram at @balkanina or check out her articles at Society Letters.

room to grow Functional Spaces For Our Little Ones

Room for Two Written by: Brooke Christen, Nesting with Grace

Making the most out of a small space!


ami needed this shared bedroom to look as big as possible for a small space. Her solution was to paint the walls white and to add wood detailing to make them more interesting. It is very important to Cami that all of the rooms in their home flow nicely together. She tries to start every room with plenty of white on the walls. Then the subtle color is brought in with the furnishings. Doing this has helped Cami feel the rooms flow from space to space, yet have their own personality and needed function inside.


Her husband is very handy and made the two beds to fit along one wall and the custom fit desk with some options for toy storage. I loved that she finished the room by filling it with thrift store finds and re-purposed items.

Use eye catching yet functional storage like this rolling metal cart from World Market.

Cami painted the door to their room in pink, she said if she had left it up to her kids they would have painted the entire room pink with rainbows and butterflies everywhere. It looks to me like they had a great compromise.

Make the best use out of vertical space, like these bookshelves.

Cami created a place to store their treasures and things they collect. Cami said that the treasure drawer can get full really quickly, and that is when they go through the drawer and determine what is really worth keeping, it is a great lesson that kids need to learn. They also have a roll around cart where they store their collections and toys. Cami said that this is absolutely all the toys allowed in their room. She shared a great tip; they keep other toys locked in a closet in their basement and they rotate them regularly so they get to re-love their toys. Most of the images that gave Cami inspiration were mostly very white, clean, and simple Nordic children’s rooms. She does strive to teach her kids that less is more, and she wanted their rooms to feel open, clean, and uncluttered.

For more inspiration from Cami, visit her at her blog; TIDBITS Tag your pics with #Ehkidspaces for a chance to have your little ones room featured in upcoming issues! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

recycled & re-loved New Ways To Re-Purpose Salvaged Items


on't you just get so excited when you turn someone’s trash into your treasure? It's so fun to take something old and use it in a different way. It makes my little heart so happy to see pieces that would rust or rot away being restored in fun ways and being used again. That's what this column is all about! Those Up-Cycled items that are getting a new life! When I first stumbled upon Lara from @JunqueCottage on Instagram, I knew we'd be friends. Not only was her home and eye for rustic design as Written by: Laurie Scardina gorgeous as she was, she was funny, witty, and talented! I fell in love with her feed and found myself 30 minutes later coming back to reality after scrolling through her gorgeous pictures and amazing uses and ideas for items that I never would have thought to use in my home dÊcor.

Dining Room Re-loved


One of my favorite things in Lara's home was this Chicken Feeder she upcycled and found for her dining room. I think it makes such a statement and I mean, who would have thought to use something like this as a focal point in a room? It screams country, rustic, vintage, found farmhouse, and all of those other things.

Add a linen cover to an old or new stool for instant farmhouse charm!


When I asked Lara if she decorates spaces around pieces or pieces around spaces, her response was a good one; "I tend to buy items that speak to me� Lara told me, "I don't always have a plan on where I'll use it, I bring it home, and if it doesn't fit I will sell the item and keep treasure hunting." I think when up-cycling items it's really great to have a general idea of what you can do with something, but it's also nice to buy things and then make spaces for those things later. That's how the greatest rooms are put together in my opinion. Having a house full of things we truly love is what makes our homes different and unique.

Many of us love the idea of up-cycling, but don't know where to look or where to start searching for the perfect items! A great place to start, Lara says, is at local antique shops, or garage and estate sales. I have to agree, I've found some of the best things at my local estate sales and auctions! Also, don't be scared to get out there and search Craigslist or local Facebook sites for some goodies. I picked Lara's brain for a little while longer and asked her if there were any An old chicken specific items she looks for when feeder makes unique storage shopping her favorite places, and she for white plates! responded by telling me she loves "anything chippy, rustic and unique. Just about anything metal I can use." I know so many of you can relate. I get an instant smile just talking about anything chippy, rustic, and unique. There is something that just makes our homes so unique and different when we incorporate re-purposed items we love.

For a chance to show your upcycling talent in a future issue of Everything Home Magazine, tag your photos on social media using the hashtag #EHrecycled.

So get out there and get those newspapers ready to find some goodies of your own! Also, be sure to check out the sweet Lara on Instagram @junquecottage and take a peek at her lovely blog Junque Cottage. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

Party Time with Tamara & Joan

Delectable Written by: Oscar Bravo

tablescapes Inspiring Ideas For Every Tabletop

Shop the look: Stoneware Fish Plates Navy Dinner Plates

- If anyone knows how to have a good time, it’s Tamara and Joan. The two friends are the creative forces behind “2 Ladies & A Chair”. These stylists have a knack for creating beautiful, fun and quirky spaces that anyone would love to be in. Let’s take a trip to Monterey, California to hang out in Tamara’s sundrenched yard which these ladies decked out for an outdoor party; bar and all!


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O: OK, this place looks like party central! So many fun colors! Where did you get your inspiration from when you created this outdoor tablescape? T&J: We are inspired by the warm weather that spring brings. We are ready to move entertaining outside. This fabulous turquoise bar is the main feature and starting point for our decorating. When we saw the colorful stoneware fish plates on a Target shopping spree we knew we had to have them for our tablescape!


O: That bar is so cool! I can totally see myself in a hawaiian-print shirt preparing some margaritas. Where did you find it? T&J: The bar was handmade by Tamara's father-in-law, Al. It's the perfect backdrop and gathering spot for our get-togethers. O: I agree! What kind of yummy drinks would you serve out here? T&J: We love a help yourself bar. A giant galvanized bucket of iced down beer and choice of white and red sangria in drink dispensers help get the party started while we are finishing up the food on the BBQ.

O: OK, you’re making me thirsty! What about the music? What kind of music would you be playing for your guests? T&J: We choose music according to the time of day, guest and food. For this party, we would choose music that soothes the soul. Ray LaMontagne, Alabama Shakes, The Head and the Heart, Empire of the Sun and Grouplove are definitely on our playlist for dinner parties. O: I Love all the bright colors you added with your bowls and how nicely they bring out the navy on your gorgeous plates. T&J: Thank you! The plates we picked up recently at Pottery Barn. We loved the contrast of the bright white and the navy trim making it a clean and fresh look. The bowls are from Anthropologie. We like the play on color making the tablescape modern and stylish. O: Modern, stylish and FUN! So, give us some tips. What are some good rules to follow when hosting an outdoor dinner party? T&J: Planning! Good planning helps alleviate pre-party nerves. Also, always have more food and drinks than needed (so there's no embarrassing moment when someone brings a friend). We like to be sitting down 15 mins before the party starts. It's a perfect time for a pre- party cocktail. O: What is your favorite part of your beautiful tablescape? T&J: We love the vibe it creates for our guest. They can anticipate a little beachy, a little funky and a lot of party!



*If you want to entertain like 2 Ladies & A Chair, listen to a free playlist on Spotify with picks from 2 Ladies & A Chair during your next outdoor gathering! Click on the photo above to listen!


From the Everything Home Magazine Contributors! Collette Osuna

crafty kids Simple And Creative Crafts For The Littles

DIY Tree Stump Silhouette

Written by: Loren Miller

he month of May is fabulous for many T reasons, one of my personal favorite being Mother’s Day. I may be biased, and I may be a mother, but I love this day for simply more than the day being all about me. Though that’s not always a bad thing, am I right? My kids and my sweet hubby are always very thoughtful gift givers, but tell me I am not alone when I say, if there is something I want, I screenshot an image of it, and send it to my significant other. A little nudge never hurts.

This year, like every year, I wanted something to remind me of my little ones still being little. I wanted something to capture them being their adorable and innocent selves. I have pictures of them framed, in books, in collages, and don’t get me wrong, I adore anything with their faces on them, but I was just looking for something different. I stumbled upon a few DIY profile projects, and I knew that is what I wanted to do!

There are many ways you can get creative with this Kid Craft, but here is how my kiddos and I made ours.

You will need:  a slice of wood per child (or canvas, cardstock, whatever you prefer your base to be)  a profile photograph per child (I used regular computer paper, in black and white)  your choice of paints/paintbrush  scissors  fine-tipped black marker  hardware for the backside if you are planning to hang it

Instructions 1. Take a profile photo of your child, and print it off.

2. Paint the slice of wood. My boys chose blue, and my daughter chose pink. I kept the colors on the lighter side, because I wanted it to feel soft. We didn’t quite take it all the way to the end, but my kids painted their own, so it was up to them. I kind of love that they don’t look perfect. We chose white for the polka dots. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAY 2016

3. While the paint is drying, cut out the photos of your child’s profile. I outlined them with a fine sharpie before cutting them out. That helped me a lot in terms of being able to capture the cute little details of their hair, and face.

4. Once the tree slice is dry, take the cut out photo, and trace it with the fine sharpie, so you have an outline of your child’s face.

5. You can choose to leave it this way, or as we did, paint it black. I think either way is so cute!

6. Once it is completely dry, you may place the hardware on the back if you are planning on hanging it up.

Find wood slices at Michaels stores. (10.99 each)

These are lovely for gifts, or if you’re like me, a gift to yourself! Something cute, and meaningful, and easy enough you can delegate this to your husband, and he and the kiddos can have an afternoon of it. The beauty of this Everything Home Kid Craft, is that there is no right or wrong way to make it.

For more inspiration visit Loren on Instagram @loren_miller



Sliding barn doors add character to the pantry.