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Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 12 tabletop ideas to get you ready for Fall!

Trend: 12 tabletop ideas to get you ready for Fall!

I’ve said it before (many times), and I’ll say it again: Fall is my ABSOLUTE favorite time of the year. I get to wear cozy sweaters, lovely gloves, and this is when all the best meals happen. Pretty tabletops with pretty table decorations and family, it’s just wonderful. Below are 12 of my favorite tabletop ideas to get you ready for Fall.

1. Ginger Moose Photography: Apple Candle DIY

2. The Paper Mama: Baked Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds.

3. Live The Fancy Life: DIY No-Sew Gold and Burlap Table Runner.

4. The Paper Mama on BHG: Welcome Pumpkin DIY.

5. Inspired By Charm: Colorful Painted Gourds.

6. I Heart Organizing: Thankful Cards Free Printable.

7. A Whisk and Two Wands: Pumpkin Soup Served in a Pumpkin.

8. The Paper Mama on Hp Create: Leaf Napkins (with free printable).

9. Once Wed: Leaf Place Markers.

10. Lulu The Baker: Applesauce Donuts.

 11. The Paper Mama on BHG: Fall Harvest Garland.

12. Tatertots and Jello: Wooden Dessert Pedestal.

 Have a wonderful Thursday!

- Chelsey

P.S. The images in the first photo are from Apple Candle DIYApplesauce DonutsLeaf PlacematsWooden Dessert Pedestal, and Colorful Painted Gourds.

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Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 12 Entryway Organization DIY Ideas

Trend: 12 Entryway Organization DIY Ideas

I know we have “Spring cleaning”, but I also love a good Fall organization. There’s a lot that happens this time of year: school starts, the weather is changing, and the big holidays are right around the corner. This makes it the perfect time to organize the important zones in your home, like the entryway. This space is used everyday and it tends to store a lot of stuff in there: coats, umbrellas, keys, shoes, and a bunch of other random things. It’s time to get that space organized. Check out these inspiring entryway organization DIY ideas below.

 

1. Create this simple wall shoe organizer to keep the shoe clutter off the floor.

(Emily Henderson)

2. Turn almost any bookcase into an entryway organization station!

(Better Homes and Gardens)

 

3. Make your own coat tree for under $10.

(Ana White)

 

4. Make a bench to sit on.

(Home Depot)

5. Use buckets to organize items for each family member in the entrance! There are also free labels to print out.

(Better Homes and Gardens)

6. Painted screwdriver rack to hold your scarves and coats.

(HomeMade Modern)

7. Floral bucket turned umbrella stand.

(I Heart Organizing)

8. Organize your keys with this lovely key holder DIY.

(Shanty 2 Chic)

 9. Turn an Ikea Bookshelf on it’s side, add a cushion, and you have an entryway storage bench!

(from Better Homes and Gardens)

10. Paint a bunch of wood crates and install them on the wall in your entryway.

(Thea’s Mania)

11. Print out these free blank labels and use them to mark baskets for entryway storage.

(Better Homes and Gardens)

12. Create an entryway organizer.

(Curate This Space)

Is your entryway organized? As of right now, mine is not. Wish me luck!

 

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

P.S. the photos from the first image are from Emily HendersonBetter Homes and GardensBetter Homes and GardensAna White, and Thea’s Mania.


Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 10 DIY ideas to spruce up your home!

 

Trend: 10 DIY ideas to spruce up your home!

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to revive your home, so today I want to want to share some inspiring DIY ideas to give new life to the items you already have. Just by adding a bit of paint and fabric here and there you can easily update most decor items in your home. Add paint to a worn down piece of furniture, or make new covers for your tired throw pillows. Wander the list below and enjoy!

 

1. Give your tired old fireplace a fresh coat of paint! (from Lowes)

2. Brighten your windows with some lovely no sew curtains. (from BHG)

3. Update your headboard: Create the look of a headboard with wallpaper, or stencil your existing headboard. (from BHG)

4. Spruce up old door hardware. (from Hi Sugarplum)

5. Cover up tired throw pillows with these no sew pillow covers. (from Homey Oh My)

6. Check out this great tutorial to reupholster a favorite chair! (from dimples and tangles)

7. Paint a solid color lampshade with bleach. (from The Paper Mama on BHG Style Spotters)

8. Wallpaper the back of a bookshelf with pretty wrapping paper! (from Daily Gnome)

9. Update old brass drawer pulls. (from In My Own Style)

10. Makeover your dated dining chairs with some paint and fabric. (from Funkytime)

Feeling inspired? I’d love to know what updates you have for your home this year. Share some ideas in the comments below!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

P.S. the projects in the first image are from Lowes, BHGFunkytime, and Homey Oh My.

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Jennifer OBrien

Vintage Bar Carts-A Timeless Trend

Lets talk bar carts- it seems they are an essential must have for every home these days. It’s a timeless trend that is incredibly versatile for entertaining year round. With the holiday season swiftly approaching {did I just say that?}, it is a perfect time to have your eyes peeled at flea markets, yard & estate sales for some vintage bar cart contenders. I have desperately longed for one for a while-they are functional, pretty, super chic & have limitless styling appeal. Recently on a thrifting trip with my oldest son, we found a mid-century modern tv cart in desperate need of some TLC. Immediately I knew it had potential, the sides where reminiscent of Jonathan Adler, it had big casters and the best part, it was only 5 bucks! I used a high gloss white paint, replaced shelving, primed and painted all of the hardware gold & layered in some chic and fun details, perfect for a summer soiree. My reveal is below, along with some stunning vintage bar cart eye candy that is sure to inspire you to see the potential beyond a little rust, a few cob webs & some well worn wood on your next flea market outing…..

Vintage Bar Carts-A Timeless Trend

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Dream Green DIY Vintage Bar Cart

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Happy treasure hunting!

Jen-City Farmhouse


Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: Painting with Bleach

Painting with Bleach Lampshade and Napkins DIY // thepapermama.com
Last week I decided to try painting with bleach. Instead of adding color with paint, I’m taking it away. I have to say this was a fun experiment. You don’t really know how it’s going to turn out until everything is all washed and dry. It’s inexpensive and you can try it on most cotton fabrics! I painted on napkins and lampshades for my first attempt. Want to try it out for yourself? Check out the directions below.
Supplies:
  • Clorox Bleach Pen
  • old paintbrush
  • solid color cotton fabric napkins and/or a lampshade
  • gloves
  • goggles
Directions:
Painting with Bleach Lampshade DIY // thepapermama.com
Painting with Bleach Cloth Napkin DIY // thepapermama.com
STEP 1:
In a well ventilated area: put on your gloves, goggles, and apron (I did all this outside). Open the Clorox Bleach Pen and squirt some of the bleach into a jar.
Painting with Bleach Lampshade DIY // thepapermama.com
Painting with Bleach Cloth Napkin DIY // thepapermama.com
STEP 2:
Dip your paintbrush into the bleach and brush a small horizontal line onto the fabric and/or lampshade. You can do little short lines, or long lines. Create a little pattern with the lines. Don’t worry if the design isn’t perfect, freehand painting this project will give it charm. Though, if you’d prefer, you can always use a washable fabric pencil and ruler to mark where you want the lines to go.
Painting with Bleach Lampshade DIY // thepapermama.com
Painting with Bleach Cloth Napkin DIY // thepapermama.com
STEP 3:
Let the bleach sit on the fabric until you start to see the fabric turning white. Mine sat for about 3 hours.
Painting with Bleach Lampshade DIY // thepapermama.com
Painting with Bleach Cloth Napkin DIY // thepapermama.com
STEP 4:
Napkins: Wash and dry the napkins (separate from any clothes) before using.
Lampshade: Rinse off the bleach in the sink and let dry completely before using.
Painting with Bleach Lampshade DIY // thepapermama.com
Painting with Bleach Cloth Napkin DIY // thepapermama.com
You are done. Feel free to get creative with your designs! You don’t have to brush the bleach on with a paintbrush, instead you can use the tip of the Clorox Bleach brush to make a neat design. Polka dots, lines, and swirls. Maybe some flowers? Words? You can paint with bleach on most cotton items. Blankets, placemats, pillowcases, clothes… etc. Have fun!
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
P.S. if you try any of my projects, I’d love to know! You can share a photo in the comments below, or tag me in a photo on Instagram. My username is: @thepapermama

Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 10 Fantastic DIY Shelves

Trend: 10 Fantastic DIY Shelves

We’ve been busy over at The Paper Mama home. For one of our projects we’re building shelves and it’s been quite the adventure. There’s so much inspiration out there in the blog world, so I’ve decided to share my favorites. Check them out below!

 

DIY Ladder Shelves, from A Beautiful Mess.

Painted Shelves, from Design Love Fest.

Recycled Leather & Wood Shelves, from Design Sponge.

DIY Honeycomb Shelves, from Subtle Takeover.

Mountain Shelf DIY, from Carnets Parisiens.

DIY Rustic Pallet Shelves, from I Love You More Than Carrots.

Corner Shelves made from Doors, from Craftaholics Anonymous.

DIY Shelves (made from old drawers), from Saving The Family Money.

DIY Planter Shelves, from on Man Made DIY.

DIY Triangle Shelves, from Beholden.

Happy shelf building!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama