Featured Guest: My Mom

Happy Saturday, friends! This teacher has been very busy with heading back to school. For those of you who may not know, I am teaching 5th Grade for the first time this year. I have taught 1st, many years in 2nd and 3rd in the past. I’m really enjoying teaching 5th. They are at such a unique age (not quite kid, not quite teen) and it’s brought back so many memories of myself as a 5th/6th grader. That’s a little bit of a scary thought! (90s style and all)

Due to the beginning of year craziness, my DIYing and decorating has been slow, so I thought I’d feature all the crafty things my mom has been up to with you! Last weekend we visited my parents in St. Louis, Missouri and every time we visit their house just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

Families who craft together, stay together. That’s how the saying goes, right?!

From a very early age, my mom taught me to love being creative. I can remember spending afternoons making necklaces, mosaic flower pots, painting and coloring. My mom has always had an eye for home decor and I’ve learned so much from her about creating beautiful spaces. She inspires me! So, here are a few projects she’s completed recently that might inspire you!

Painted burlap is so easy and cute! Here, my mom covered an old brick she had with burlap and stenciled her house number on it. It now serves as a door stop for the back door.

Look at her beautiful flowers clipped right from her garden – so pretty!

She also recently gave new life to my childhood wicker furniture with Paris Gray Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Picture of wicker drawers before:


Painted side table after:


Decorated, just so!

Also, love the headboard!

Feeling inspired? It’s so fun to use what you have to create new, beautiful pieces for your home — a little paint and little creativity go a long way! Have a fantastic weekend, y’all!

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