freebie friday {churchill quote}

churchill printable art

“I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” -Winston Churchill

This inspirational Churchill quote is available as a free printable! Perfect for an office or teenager’s bedroom. Just download, print and frame for instant and meaningful art! Happy Friday!

26 favorite fixer upper vignettes + tablescapes

A vignette, in decorating terms, is a small grouping of objects on a shelf/table/bookcase, that tell a story about you and your home. A well-styled vignette is pleasing to the eye and adds a bit of charm and character to your space. It’s fairly safe to say that there are few people who can design a vignette quite like Chip & Joanna Gaines, of Fixer Upper fame.

vignette ideas

Today, I’m sharing my favorite Fixer Upper vignettes. These are so inspiring, and I love seeing themes emerge as to what makes a great vignette (but that’ll have to wait for another post)! Enjoy!

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Want more Fixer Upper? Check out this post with my favorite Fixer Upper spaces!

anthropologie-inspired ceramic platter {a tutorial}

anthropologie tray

I always love a good Anthropologie find. When I saw this striped tray the other day, I loved it’s simplicity and versatility. I also knew I could make my own for a small fraction of the cost…

Materials:

  • Ceramic Tray
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic or Ceramic Paint

striped tray tutorial

Step 1: I wanted to freehand my lines, but wanted a little bit of a guide to work with. I knew I wanted three lines going around the tray, so I started by putting three dots in each corner, plus three dots on the long side of the tray. This way, I could still get that freehand effect, but with a little help…

striped tray

Step 2: Add a bit of paint to your brush (yes, I did switch out brushes…the paintbrush held more paint than the foam brush did), and carefully draw your lines. Let dry, and touch up as needed.

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Let dry completely, and that’s it!

anthropologie inspired platter

anthro stripe tray

And because it’s always fun to compare side by side…here’s Anthropologie’s version….

anthropologie tray

…and mine!

blue stripe platter

Thanks for reading all about my DIY ceramic striped tray! Have a lovely day!

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