Budget Friendly DIY Fall Decor Centerpiece

Budget Friendly DIY Fall Centerpiece

It’s fall y’all! (So sorry, it’s overused I know, but I couldn’t help myself.) This super simple budget friendly DIY fall centerpiece will get you ready for flannel shirts and knee boots. Elegant fall floral centerpieces are great, but so are fall decor ideas that don’t break the bank. The later is what we’re discussing

4 Items Create Stunning Fall Decor Centerpiece

4 Items to Create an Elegant Fall Decor Centerpiece

You will need just 4 Items to Create an Elegant Fall Decor Centerpiece. These easy to find items can combine for a charming fall centerpiece that will work for a dining table, entry table, or a coffee table. For the cost of a couple of small pumpkins and some grocery store flowers you will have

DIY Grocery Store Flower Arrangement

Three Flowers to Create a Beautiful DIY Arrangement

You only need Three Flowers to Create a Beautiful DIY Arrangement that will last in your home for days. You can even grab flowers from the grocery store. I’ll show you how.

Everyday Tablescape Ideas

Ten Simple Everyday Tablescape Ideas

We do it everyday: set the table for dining. It is not that hard or expensive to add flare and fun to this otherwise mundane chore. Here are Ten Simple Everyday Tablescape Ideas that will not break the bank. One of my favorite areas to feed the need to create is on a dining table.

Simple DIY to Make Curtains Look Expensive

How to Make Ready Made Drapes Look Custom

I’ve recently completed another Drapery DIY. As I’ve written before, if you can sew straight lines, you can make beautiful, simple drapes. But, if you don’t own a sewing machine, this post will show you How to Make Ready Made Drapes Look Custom. If I’m giving you deja vu with this post, you’re correct I

Chinoiserie Chic Style

Lacquered Furniture DIY – Six Simple Steps

This post is a Lacquered Furniture DIY. I will share the Six Steps to achieve Beautiful Lacquered Furniture. I have recently completed two pieces and I’m over the moon excited with A) how Easy a DIY it was, and B) how beautifully they turned out. Spray painting is simple and easily applied to lots of

How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar

How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar in Moments

Ginger Jars are enjoying a magnificent comeback in décor, and I understand the appeal. They are so classically beautiful.  They can, however, boast a hefty price tag, especially if they are a fairly large in size. If you are on a budget, however, this DIY post will teach you: How to Spray Paint a Ginger

Palm Beach Chic

Chinoiserie Inspired Room Makeover

For two years, I’ve worked on updating my living room. Now, if you’d imagine a drum roll, please…..  Here is my Chinoiserie Inspired  Room Makeover. The two year process began with the customized drapery hack you can find here. The DIY post for the custom tassels you see on the lamps can be found here.

Colorful Vintage Dining Room

Ideas for Creating a Colorful Eclectic Dining Room

It’s reveal time! I’ve been working on my dining room for several months, and I can’t wait to share the updates with you. This may be my favorite DIY  makeover to date. In this post I will share Ideas for Creating a Colorful Eclectic Dining Room. If you enjoy room makeovers, check out these posts:

DIY Easter Decor

Simple DIY Easter Décor Idea

You have landed in the right blog if you are looking for a simple DIY Easter Décor Idea. In this case, I’ve updated everyday décor with a few inexpensive seasonal touches, and for about $10 created a beautiful Easter vignette. You can find additional Simple DIY Easter Décor Idea in previous posts : Three Tips

Easy Easter Decorating Ideas

Make Easter Decorating Easy

This year you can Make Easter Decorating Easy by using the beloved Easter Egg!  Here, one decor element, the Easter Egg, is used in five areas!  Here are five areas to Make Easter Decorating Easy with the Beloved Easter Egg. Entry Way Living Room Dining Table China Cabinet Buffet Historically, eggs have symbolized rebirth and

DIY Built in Bookcase with Foam Board

Update a Built in Bookcase with Foam Board

You can update a built in bookcase with foam board and paint. I get your hesitancy to throw paint on custom built bookcases. But, here’s a way to tame the trepidation and add color and style without a huge commitment. Update a Built In Bookcase with Foam Board You will need the following items  to

Blue and White

Step by Step Guide to Customize a Craft Store Tassel Curtain Tie Back

I love to “guild the lily” as much as the next DIYer, and tassels are an easy way to do just that. There are lots of guides on the web for making your own tassels. However, you can tweak a simple store bought tassel to get a fun and custom look you will love just

Simple Valentine's Day Decor

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Garland

If simple, easy, quick and inexpensive are words you live for, this post is for you! I hesitate to call it a step by step process because it’s so very simple, so here’s how to make an easy DIY Valentine’s Day garland. You may also want to check out my Easy and Inexpensive Valentine’s Day

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Decor Ideas

Five Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Under $20

You don’t have to break the budget or spend hours decorating, to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here are Five Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Décor Ideas for under $20 altogether.   You may find inspiration for Valentine’s Day from my past posts:  Easy Cottage Style Valentine’s Day Table    or Cupid and Cuddles ~ Valentine’s Day Table

Pink Christmas Tree Napkin Fold

Easy Christmas Tree Napkin Fold

I came across a cute and simple Christmas Tree Napkin Fold this season! I know there is “nothing new under the sun”, but this simple napkin fold is new to me this year. When I saw it in a Southern Lady Magazine Instagram post, I knew I wanted to share it with you.   If

Bottle Brush Trees

Easy Ideas for Decorating at Christmas

Decorating for Christmas doesn’t have to be daunting. Keep it manageable with these easy ideas for Decorating at Christmas. Add a few touches to your everyday decor . My home is Colorful with a Vintage twist, so my Christmas Décor echos that theme. Here is the outcome. You can find additional Christmas Inspiration below: This

Refinish a Vintage Door on a Budget

Refinish a Vintage Front Door

You can refinish a vintage front door on a budget  This DIY front door makeover on a budget will enhance your home’s curb appeal. Our most popular posts on front entries are found here:  Fall on the Front Porch  Front Doors of King Lane – Inspiration for Personal Expression I love the look of vintage

Drapes for the Living Room

Custom Drapery Hack – Simple and Budget-Friendly Custom Look Drapery

I’ve sewn several sets of drapery for my home. Just so we’re clear, I’m not a “real” seamstress. I can sew a straight line, and that skill has permitted me to make changes to my window treatments through the years. When you get the itch to switch your décor as often as I do, unless

Gold and Marble Shelf Unit

Marble Shelving Unit – Budget Friendly and Easy DIY Makeover

I live for a budget-friendly makeover! Now, I recognize there’s a slew of you who would rather be eaten alive by a flesh-eating parasite than to do anything DIYish! You will gladly go to Nell Hill’s and purchase this STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL etagere for $$$, and never blink an eye (I can’t say I blame you).

Southern Summer Landscaping

Simple Summer Pleasures – Outdoor Swings

There are two things on my mind today. Maybe there are additional thoughts floating around, possibly, we can only hope. But, these two are entrenched front and center. First, I’ve succumbed to a complete acceptance that summer travels at warped speed. I get it. I’m powerless to change it. I accept and surrender to your

Easy Grocery Store Flowers for the Home

Two Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Home for Summer

I’m not aware of anyone who dreads the arrival of the warmer months (except for maybe those poor allergy sufferers.) Even if you are one of the relatively few who are sad to see  winter end, I’ll bet the first signs of spring like birds chirping, flowers emerging, greening of earth, and warm days put a pep in your step.

Fresh cut flowers

French Inspired Office – Accessories

Not surprising to any of my readers, there has already been several changes in the office. What, has it even been a week yet? I don’t think so, but I’ve never hidden my impulse driven decor brain from anyone.  The major change has to do with this piece. I lived with the screen in the

French Desk Make-Over

My French Inspired Office ~ with a Surprising Secret

I ask you, what does a baby’s nursery, a guest room, and a French Inspired Office have in common? All I can come up with is they all once lived in this six-walled, oddly angled, roughly 14 x 14, smallest room in our home! My firstborn moved into this space when Tom the Great convinced

Simple Easter Centerpiece

Three Darling, Low Budget Tips for Decorating at Easter

Today, I’ll share three ideas for adding Easter décor to your home. I view this as a prelude to full-blown spring decor, a blog I’ll be writing soon. Here’s your four step guide: Tip #1 for Low Budget Decorating at Easter: Set the Dining Table. You already know that the table is my favorite décor playground. Boy, did

Valentine's Day Tablescape

Cupid and Cuddles – Valentine’s Day Table for Two

The only guests joining Tom the Great and I for Valentine’s dinner will be the charming vintage cupids pictured above and below! Although there’s a whole slew of folks we love, and opportunities galore to show love on this day/month of love, for me the most significant moments will be the ones shared between me

Valentine's Day Tablescapce

Easy Cottage Style Table Decoration Ideas for Valentine’s Day

It’s time again, for the cutest little guy and his snappy red accessories! No, not Santa. He’s taken a well deserved rest. Cupid! I suppose if we need a day dedicated to telling the one’s we love how much they mean to us, we might as well have a curly-haired, charming, winged angel directed to

French Revolution Master Bedroom Re-do Part Deux – Christmas Home Tour

  Let’s just put first things first; after 21 years and counting, the ceiling fan in the master bedroom is no longer! Two long years of searching, and just look. whAT. I. FOUND! The center piece, the grand dame, the piece de resistance,  for the French Revolution Master Bedroom, my French chandelier! I have combed

Master Bedroom Makeover for Fall

Updated: August 19, 2019 All of my past blogs have featured the main level of our home or outdoor spaces. Today, we’re going up the stairs to take a look at the master bedroom makeover. Because it’s currently October, it’s the Master Bedroom Makeover for Fall. For more home décor inspiration for fall and all seasons

Autumn into Fall Elegant Farmhouse Tablescape

Autumn into Fall Elegant Farmhouse Tablescape

Updated on August 12, 2019  This year I created an Autumn into Fall Elegant Farmhouse Tablescape. It is both elegant with cut crystal and vintage Johnson Brothers English Countryside Dishes, and farmhouse with brown and white buffalo check napkins, and galvanized tin lantern. The secret: it’s also an affordable fall centerpiece. Check out these posts

Fall Home Tour – 2017 – Living Room

Next up on the  Fall Home Tour – 2017 is an up close look at the living room.  Beings I’ve used up all the creative words I know about fall on the past two blogs, Fall Home Tour – 2017 – Family Room and Dining Room and Fall on the Front Porch,  this blog will be like my

Fall Front Porch Ideas

Fall Decor Ideas for the Front Porch

Updated on August 12, 2019 Your’s truly, Southern Nell (said with a head tilt and a coy smile), is not one to “stay in the safe zone”, at least not when it comes to color. You remember from an earlier post Updating your Front Porch, the door is now washed with my favorite color, coral. With

Fall Home Tour – 2017 – Family Room and Dining Room

  As much as we love summer, and we love summer, I’m afraid “That’s all folks!” The tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis brings forth yet another season! Our hope, now, is that our much revered summer will  let us down slowly. Let’s embrace this new season as a welcomed opportunity to morph the décor of our home

Lake Home ~ Restyling a Great Room with a View

When you live on the corner of Paradise and Heron, the visual expectations for the dramatic are amplified! My dear friends, and lifelong King Lane Gang members, Rob and Pam reside at that very poetic locale; it profusely exceeds the presumption. When she requested I drive to their Minnesota Lake home to help style her large

Strolling Through a Master’s Garden

You know how I make no claims to be good in the kitchen? Well, I’m only slightly above novice in the flower garden. Yeah, I manage pretty well with pots and planters. But with the larger grounds and beds and stuff,  I’m still a beginner type! Still, just like I thoroughly enjoy a well prepared

Front Porch gets Spring Makeover

Ideas for Updating Your Front Porch for Summer

“Summer time and the livin’s easy”,  I won’t call it easy but it sure is lively! (Do yourself a favor and you tube Ella singing this classic, pour up something to sip on, and flop yourself in the comfort of a favorite star-viewing throne to give it a listen…you WILL thank me!) The mention of

Front Doors of King Lane – Inspiration for Personal Expression

Really, nothing says WELCOME quite like a bright and cherry front door! Okay, you got me! Maybe a welcome sign or a welcome mat, but I’m talking figuratively and that’s literal…… sort of. We all know and are thankful for those Homes Associations Rules and regulations that keep the neighborhood free of neon green, bright

Grad Party Decor – Make it Personal

But, as we all know I didn’t spend much time preparing food! I was far to busy adding all the personal touches to the home decor. You know, I love to make it personal! The home was all dressed up with childhood keepsakes and photographs that cajoled family and friends to take a stroll down memory lane.

Designer Tips for Styling a Bookcase: Simplified

  Have you ever felt  a bit like a fraud, because I have? I’ve been misrepresenting myself for years, and it’s time for true confessions.  Here goes! I do not have a law degree.  Nope, I’ve not even served on a jury! Not really. I mean I’ve been summoned for jury duty a few times, but the parties have always settled before

Easter Table: Two Quick and Easy Settings

Easter, in my life, has always been a day of celebration! The good news of an empty tomb and a risen Savior: “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where

Table Top -3-Ways: Appointing a Beautiful Table

Yes, they are utilitarian, and yes, you may JUST fancy a convenient place to set your drink of choice and a reliable spot for locating the remote control.  If, on the other hand, you prefer to have eye pleasing inspiration everywhere your glance,  you may find a design idea or two that will help you curate the perfect pieces for a beautiful table top (known in

The “Best Of’s” for 2016 – Except Not Really

I’ve noticed a lot of the social media “moguls” I follow in the blogosphere and on Instagram, are closing out their year with “best of 2016” feature stories. They start something like, “I thought it would be fun to share my most ‘liked’ posts of 2016”; then proceed with a blog or IG post that garnered 475,000 likes  and

Cozy Blush Christmas Family Room

Welcome back for the finale of Christmas On King Lane 2016 ~ where together we will tour our family room! Undoubtedly, celebrating the hope that Christmas continues to bring to our world is the top answer to “why we love Christmas”; and with that, another resounding sentiment expressed is time with family. Where better to invest time creating precious memories, than fireside in the family room.

Vintage Christmas

Classic Christmas Dining Room in Blushes

I ask you, is there anything on earth you can do for your loved ones (family, friends, and neighbors alike), that is more meaningful and genuine than sharing a meal? In the south we understand that the magic of relationship happens when you forget the challenges of daily living, push the pause button on the daily

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