July 29, 2014

A New Red Door (+Front Porch Inspiration)


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my posts about my new red front door using Front Door Paint by Modern Masters. I'm loving the little facelift it gave my front entry!

Originally, my door was black. When given the opportunity to try out the front door paint, I almost went with Elegant, Modern Master's version of black. My door was in serious need of a touch-up and I didn't mind the black. However, one look at the 24 colors in their Emotional Color Wheel, this color-loving girl couldn't resist a change! I chose Passionate, a deep, rich red hue and I'm so glad I did. 


If it hadn't been for their free iPhone app (also available for Android), I might have chosen Calm or Spontaneous. It seemed like a blue or purple shade would contrast well with my orangey bricks. The app told a different story and, surprisingly, Passionate looked best. SO glad I played around with the app and avoided a color mishap! 


This shade of red is classic and pretty. Plus, it covered over my black door in only 2 coats and dried super quickly. I'm excited to know that it won't fade, so I won't be doing this again any time soon (and if I do, I'm choosing a nice, Spring day. July in Texas is hot!). 


While we're on the topic, here are a few more shots of some of my other favorite porch areas. Red and turquoise seem to be a theme, huh?? ;)


If you're ever in the Dallas area, come on over and have some ice tea with my on the porch!

Front Door Paint is available at selected Lowe's and Ace Hardwares as well as online via Amazon or the Modern Masters online shop. If you live near me, in the Dallas area, the Lowe's in Allen carries it. 

Check out the Modern Masters Cafe Blog for more inspiration!! 

***Thank you Modern Masters for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are 100% mine.


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July 8, 2014

4th of July Party Details (#riberty)


Did you have a good 4th of July?! We sure did. We enjoyed a neighborhood parade, ate ribs and celebrated with friends and family. All-in-all, a successful holiday!

As part of our festivities, we enjoyed ribs from Tony Roma Ribs. Have you tried their pre-cooked ribs? So easy to prepare (Seriously: open package, heat contents. It doesn't get much easier than that!). And, really tasty, too! Everyone loved them and couldn't believe they weren't homemade. 


The party details were really simple. I just served a few side dishes and some cold drinks. I pulled out all my red, white and blue stuff (of course) and set up a buffet. Easy-breezy.


I just love July 4th, don't you?? 


Oh, and you know I had to throw a few festive touches on my mantel. Truthfully, I didn't want to overhaul it completely, so I just added some flags and redid my chalk message. Again, easy-breezy! 

**Go check out Tony Roma Ribs, when you get a chance. You can pick up their pre-cooked ribs at your local grocery store. They were kind enough to sponsor my party and this blog post, but all opinions are 100% mine. 

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June 11, 2014

DIY Patriotic Rug + 110 Red, White & Blue Ideas!


4th of July is right around the corner! What a great excuse to get crafty, don't you think?? Red, white and blue just feels like Summer to me. So, when I was invited to participate in a Red, White & Blue round-up with 100+ creative bloggers? Of course I said heck yeah!

Scroll to the bottom to get my tutorial for this quick and inexpensive DIY patriotic welcome mat. And, then go visit some of the other fun tutorials and recipes below!

DIY Painted Welcome Mat

Supplies:
*indoor/outdoor, multi-surface craft paint in red, blue and aqua (I used Martha Stewart brand)
*foam stars
*stencil paint brushes
*inexpensive, plain welcome mat


I started this project with a $2 welcome mat from Family Dollar. Can't get much cheaper than that! I added some supplies I had in my stash. And, ended up with a (very) inexpensive welcome mat. And, my little helper got to get her hands in some paint, too. So it was a win-win for us!

Steps:
1) Gather your supplies.
2) Use foam stars as stencils. Place a star on the mat and then dab paint around the border of star. Remove stencil and fill in star with paint. Use stencil brush to push paint deep into the rug fibers.
3) Repeat, alternating colors, until desired look is achieved.
4) Let rug dry completely before placing outside.

As you can see in the collage above, I let my helper paint the foam stars when I was done with them. That totally kept her occupied and happy! :)



If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my rug sneak peek last week (doesn't my daughter have the sweetest little toes?? Swoon!). We actually spent last week at my parents' house, so it was fun to have a little craft project to work on.

The pretty kelly green door is my parents' front door, in case you're wondering. Isn't it a fun color?!


I love a $2 craft project, don't you?!

Be sure and visit some of my friends above. So many awesome Red, White & Blue ideas!
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