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How to style a Crate for the holiday season

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Uncategorized | November 24, 2020

Decorate with a wooden crate for a festive Holiday display!

Hello Friends. It’s time again for another round of the Pinterest Challenge. Today, I’ll be showing you a fun way to decorate with wooden crates this holiday season.

If you’re coming over from Lora at Create and Ponder – Welcome! And thanks so much for stopping by!  I’m glad you’re here.  Wasn’t her crate beautiful?!

And a special thanks to Cindy from Country Road 407 for organizing all of this! Well, there’s a lot to see so let’s get started.

This month’s inspiration photo comes from Jennifer at The Grace House Interiors.   I love how she added these rustic wooden trees and beautiful evergreen sprigs! The berries give a perfect pop of color too!

The inspiration photo comes from Jennifer at The Grace House Interiors.

I decided for this Pinterest challenge that I was going to think outside of the box. Literally! Instead of layering Christmas goodies inside, I was going to stack mine in my fireplace along with my jars and crocks and Create a sort of pedestal.

I started with my two crates. I stacked one upside down first, that way I could put things on it. The other crate I stacked on its side so it lays vertically. I stacked them differently because I wanted to create varying heights to add dimension to my fireplace.

Next, I wanted to showcase my collection of jars and crocks. So I stacked them throughout the fireplace. Some I stacked on the crates and some right beside the crates.

Lastly, I decided my fireplace display was missing something and needed a pop of color. So I added this faux poinsettia. It adds just the right amount of color and also adds height to the overall display adding more symmetry throughout.

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Now it’s time to check out Julie from My Wee Abode ‘s Christmas crate! Don’t forget to check out all the other links too.  You’re bound to Pin and save several somethings!  😉

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Thanks so Much for reading along, Pals!

Much Love,

Kori ~From The Farmhouse Life

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6 easy and affordable beauty tips

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Uncategorized | November 21, 2020

Some of my favorite beauty tips

I’ve had a blast this week sharing all of my “beauty tips” with you all. I may not have many… and they probably aren’t a secret to everyone… But these are the few I use all the time!

 

Tip one: Cleansing oils

Cleaning your face and body with an oil cleanser adds moisture and doesn’t strip it away like soap. My body is so smooth now as opposed to when I would used bar soap which would cause me to breakout.

Tip two: Gel Nails

I love to get my nails done at the salon. But boy does that get expensive! I started doing my own at home and very quickly switched to gel because regular polishes would chip. Then I soon found a LED lamp to cure my nails as opposed to the harsh lights of the UV lamps.

Tip three: Eyebrow Pencil

I get asked a lot about my eyebrows oddly enough. People ask if they’re naturally thick and full or if I’ve ever done Microblading. I’ve never done microblading but I’m so intrigued by it! I just fill mine in with a thin tip mechanical eyebrow pencil. I like the ones that have a brush on the other end to comb it out.

Tip: four: Skincare routine

My skincare routine is very simple. But it is recommended by my dermatologist. She says she thinks all women should be on a vitamin C serum and some sort of retinol (Vitamin A). I Use the CeraVe system because it works so well with Differin. Differin is technically an acne product but it contains the highest amount of vitamin A on the market that you can get over the counter!

Tip five: Flutter Habit

Flutter Habit is a DIY eyelash extension product that you apply yourself and the lashes stay on 5-7 days. When you order them they send you a month’s supply so If one falls off during the week you can reapply another. I love the look of eyelash extensions. Mainly because I love a finished look – and not having to put mascara on every day saves me time. Plus, Mascara isn’t going to give you the same look as eyelash extensions.

Tips 6: Tinkle Razors

Beauty tips

The last tip is one that I live by! Facial razors! I love Tinkle because They’re sharp and meant to be used all over your face. I use them a few times a week to keep my face hair-free. No, I don’t find that my hair grows back thicker or darker. I’ve been doing this for years. I also feel like using them exfoliates my skin and my makeup goes on smoother!

As promised ~ For all those watching this week in stories on Instagram ~ I promised to announce a winner! I’m giving away a beauty bundle with my favorites!

The winner is…  @sorapadoodledoo DM me on Instagram your address~ Congrats!

Thanks so much for reading along!!

Much Love,

Kori ~ The farmhouse Life

 

rust colored bedding with white and buffalo check Christmas pillows on bed

My favorite farmhouse Christmas decorations on Amazon and my favorite ways to decorate with them!

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Uncategorized | October 16, 2020

Grab those hot Christmas decorations before they sell out!

I know it might feel early for a Christmas post, but I feel like whenever I wait for the season to buy my Christmas decor everything is sold out! Especially if it’s the newer and trendier decor. Some of my Amazon favorites I go back for each year like beaded garland and Christmas ribbon sells out so quickly! And If I by chance find it closer to Christmas it’s like 3 times the original price!

That’s why Every October I try and get those hot items that I know will sell out and I stock up. For instance, I love red ticking Christmas ribbon to hang my Christmas wreaths on. For some reason, I can never find it in-store. I see it pop up on Amazon and they only seem to have it in stock until about the middle of October.

This is why I’ve rounded up some of my favorite farmhouse Christmas decorations on Amazon to help you get ahead of the game. I’ll also show you my favorite ways to use those decorations to decorate at Christmas time!

1. LED Flameless candles

white stocking on fireplace with flameless candles

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2. Burlap striped Christmas tree garland

red stripped Christmas tree garland

3. Buffalo check Christmas pillows

 

rust colored bedding with white and buffalo check Christmas pillows on bed

4. Rustic Bead Garland

 

Christmas tree garland with wooden beads

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5. Red burlap Farmhouse Christmas tree skirt

burlap Christmas tree shirt with red strip

6. Galvanized greenery buckets

galvanized buckets for greenery

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7. Pre-lit Christmas eucalyptus garland

pre-lit eucalyptus Christmas garland on mantel

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8. Red ticking Christmas Ribbon

Christmas tree and wreaths in dining room hung with ticking ribbon

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9. White knit Christmas stocking

white knit Christmas stocking

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10. Buffalo Check Christmas ribbon

buffalo check Christmas ribbon

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It’s never too early for Christmas

I always say It’s ever too early for Christmas! Especially if you’re looking to get a jump on your Christmas decor shopping by stocking up before the season actually hits. This will ensure you don’t miss out on those good sales or miss out altogether. Sometimes these popular items sell out and then never restock!  Plus, if decorating for Christmas early makes you happy – I say go or it!

Want to shop for the items in the pictures? You can click the images themselves up above or click the images in the corral below!

Thanks so much for reading along pals,

Much Love,

Kori ~ from The Farmhouse Life

brick fireplace with horse picture on mantel and fall garland

Fall farmhouse decorating tour

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Uncategorized | October 5, 2020

Farmhouse Fall decor tour to get in the spirit!

This is my absolute favorite time of year! Anyone else?! From about September first to January first, I get those holiday warm and fuzzy feelings. Since the wee hours of September, I’ve been making Fall centerpieces and wreaths to get in the spirit.

I may have even put on a few lbs too because the chillier weather makes me want to bake! I mean who can resist a slice of pumpkin pie?! And with all those fresh pumpkins on my porch just asking to be baked!

Well, here we are into our first week of October and I’m ready to show you guys my farmhouse Fall tour! Just in time too because later this week I’ll start to add some Halloween decor to the mix!

I’m not really a huge Halloween decor fan, but it’s fun to add a few things for the kids. Plus, it’s a great way to get the kids in on the mix by doing a few Haloween crafts!

a woman holding a a pumpkin on the front porch with pumpkin, mums, and corn stalks all around her

Alright, let’s get this Fall tour started?!

Let’s pretend that there is inspirational music playing in the background. Like… Vivaldi’s Autumn. Ok, let’s all be honest. I’m sure this time of year we’re all sneaking Hallmark Christmas movies – and not listening to “Fall” inspired music. But just for now, let’s pretend to set the mood.

Now pretend like you have a cup of coffee in your hand. You know, a warm mug with a piping hot latte inside. It even has one of those pretty leaves formed from your steamed milk.

oh and ps. I learned this week that 90% of those coffee cups you see on the internet with perfectly formed steamed milk are fake! There’s a sight that you can copy and paste that perfect steamed leaf right into your own cup! I was kinda mad at first…and also super intrigued. I may have saved the site to try out later. So now you know If you ever see an image of me with a perfect latte – it’s fake!

Now imagine there is a fall candle burning beside you and that you are covered in cozy blankets and pillows (all fall-themed by the way) while you are watching this tour. Did I go one too far? No?! OK, now that I’ve rambled – Check out my Fall tour! A few of the images are DIY’s that I’ll link at the bottom so you can try them out yourself!

Dining room

boho farmhouse dining room with large wooden table and wooden exposed beams. Pumpkin floral centerpiece on a cake stand on the table and a red boho farmhouse rug on the floor.

white faux pumpkin with faux fall flowers in the center on a cake stand

large dining room table with pumpkins in centerpiece, large exposed beams, and open shelving with kitchen are on shelf

black buffet with wooden open shelves with white kitchen ware on them.

farmhouse fireplace with gold mirror and black candlesticks on mantel

Entryway

 

entryway with red rug and wooden entryway table

entryway with white chairs and plant stand

Sitting room

sitting room with two large gray chairs and red boho rug

blue fireplace surround with a wooden clock on mantel

sitting room with large grey chairs in a circle and basket wall on the wall

Family room

family room with brick fireplace and garland on the mantel

brick fireplace with horse picture on mantel and fall garland

white vase on coffee table with acorn stems

Family room sofa with fall candle and black coffee table

Master bedroom

rust colored bedding with buffalo plaid pillows and exposed beams on the ceiling

farmhouse bedroom with exposed wooden beams and rust colored bedding. wooden secretary desk and wooden chair. buffalo plaid pillows and white knit blanket on bed.

That’s all folks!

Thanks so much for popping in to see my Fall farmhouse decorating tour! If you want to check out some fun fall DIYs I’ll link them below!

DIY Fall front porch sign

DIY faux pumpkin floral centerpiece 

DIY Fall welcome mat

If you’re looking to shop my home I have most of things linked and categorized by room. Happy shopping!

Thanks so much for reading along, pals!

Much Love,

Kori~ from the Farmhouse Life

 

Entryway update: New door and light!

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Uncategorized | September 9, 2020

The Plan

The entryway project is well underway with a new door, light, and hardware. I knew when designing this renovation that I wanted to bring more light into the room. A new door seemed to be the perfect solution to this problem. The old door only had a small window at the top of the door letting in a small amount of light. I imagined a door with solid window panes to allow as much light in as possible.

The door and hardware

I found this door at a barn sale for $20 and got super lucky that it was exactly the right size to fit the doorway. I did have to buy a new handle because the old one didn’t come with a key. A new doorknob kit runs around $50.

Quick change up

The original plan was to paint the door black to contrast that dark color with the white shiplap on the opposite walls. With the new door up it’s obvious now that the design plans need to change. The main goal was to allow more light to shine in and painting it black will only take away from this goal. So the new plan is to paint it all white. I’ll still go with the black tile and black metal railing on the staircase for contrast.

Another change of plans is to add wainscoting to the wall underneath the wallpaper. I think It will add so much more character to a pretty bland wall while adding a bit of sophistication as well. Plus it’s pretty inexpensive to do! You’ll have to tune in next week to see how that tuned out!

Watch the video below to see the process

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Much Love,

Kori ~ from The Farmhouse Life

buffalo check, gray upholstered bed, beam ceiling, brass lights

Trying out Nesting with Grace’s light trick…No hardwiring required!

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Uncategorized | August 6, 2020

No Hardwire needed

What do you do when you fall in love with beautiful brass light fixtures but don’t want to pay an electrition to hardwire them in? You try out Nesting With Grace’s famous light trick!

I’ve been following Nesting with Grace for years and she never ceases to amaze me with all her beautiful hacks and styling. This one is just pure genius!

The mechanics behind this trick are basically to gorilla glue the back of a battery-operated puck light to a PVC part that then screws into the light fixture. You can read her post here.

Step one: Pick up supplies

Seems like a pretty straight forward DIY… I’m going to give it a go. My first stop was the Home Depot to pick up the 3/4″ diameter PVC adapter and the gorilla glue (everything will be linked at the bottom). Fortunately, I already have a pack of Puck lights from a project I did a while back on my daughter’s closet so I didn’t need to pick any of those up. But they are reasonably inexpensive from Amazon if you need to buy them. Oh and don’t forget the batteries! I like to use rechargeable batteries, but they can be pricey. If not, regular batteries it is. By the way, Home Depot will recycle dead batteries if you bring them in.

gorilla glue and PVC fitting

Step two: Get to gluing

The good thing about puck lights is that the back detaches from the actual light so you’re only gluing the PVC adapter to the back itself. This will make it easy to change the batteries when needed! To start, I glued a small ring around the PVC adapter and attached it to the back of the puck light. The drying time was only 20 minutes! But keep in mind, full cure time is 24 hours.

pvc fitting on puck light

Step three: Assemble

After the glue has dried, reassemble the puck light by attaching the front and back together. Then twist the PVC part of the contraption into your light fixture where the light bulb would go. Then, simply push down on the puck light and watch the magic happen! Let there be light! My puck light pack came with a remote so I don’t even have to manually turn them on and off while I’m laying in bed!

pvc pipe glued to a puck light

Oh and P.S. – My light fixtures are on sale right now! Check them out here!

black buffalo check pillows

rust colored bedding on large bed

buffalo check, gray upholstered bed, beam ceiling, brass lights

All in all, I would say this project was a huge success! What a genius solution to hardwiring issues. I Would 100% do this project again.

Here are all of my supplies!

As always pals, Thanks for reading along!

Much Love,

Kori ~From the Farmhouse Life

pink pillows on white bedding and doll stuffed animal

Kids bedroom storage solutions – Week two: refresh!

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Uncategorized | August 4, 2020

 

A much-needed refresh!

It’s finally Week Two with kids storage solutions, and today we’re attacking the toy issues in my daughter’s room. Her room is not that big, so we need to come up with a few tricks to utilize the space we have. She also has a lot of toys, so finding appropriate storage is a big must to help her stay organized.

Storage solutions

The girl has a lot of doll accessories, so I’m afraid of bringing in too many things to organize because I don’t want to overcrowd her room and leave the room feeling cramped. I want her to have room to play in addition to convenient storage. I’ll use a few large baskets for starters, and then some bins that go under her bed to store dolls and their accessories.

The point of it all

I think sometimes I forget that the point of her room is to keep all of the things organized AND for her to play! It’s easy to get caught up in the design without looking at things through a practical lense. I want her to be able to easily access her belongings while happily playing in her space.

My biggest goal whenever trying to organize an area for my children is that I want them to be set up for future success. Their belongings should be easy to find when they need them, but more importantly, I want to teach them how important it is to take care of the stuff that they have. Learning to care for your room as a child is so important because you’re basically learning to strengthen that “responsibility” habit muscle. The more you do it the more of a habit it becomes. And not only does it translate into them learning to tidy up but teaches them to do the things that they don’t want to do… Like, writing that term paper when they’re older, studying for a big test, or completing a work project on time. Any Charles Duhigg fans? Love his book The Power of Habit: Why we do What we do in Life and in Business. Seriously, a life changing read!

To start…

To start this project I gave her room a thorough cleaning… with her help of course! We cleaned under the bed (which seems to be a universal hiding spot by the way) and in her closet. We packed up everything on her shelf and in her closet so we could give everything a fresh coat of paint and separate her belongings into more organized piles. This way we could get rid of the things she has either grown out of or no longer plays with.

After we had everything cleaned out, we gave the furniture that needed it a fresh coat of paint and let everything dry before putting all her belongings back.

Total side note… We absolutely love her Beddys bedding! It’s the simplest concept of bedding where you essentially just zip it up every morning to a perfectly made bed! It’s amazing! I have a blog post about it here. Plus if you use THEFARMHOUSELIFE15 at check out you can get 15% off!

The result! (Video of before and after at the bottom)

pink pillows on white bedding and doll stuffed animal

white bed with pink pillows and pink wall. white tall dresser

white bookshelf with white bed and blanket ladder

white bookshelf with books and blanket ladder

white desk shelf with plant and pink globe

large art work you are fearfully and wonderfully made

mosquito next with pink ribbons

Watch the video below of the before and after!

 

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As always, thanks for reading along pals!

Much Love,

Kori ~From The Farmhouse Life!

 

cozy bed with white blankets and throws pillows and blankets

5 ways to make your guest room more welcoming

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Uncategorized | July 28, 2020

Make your guests feel at home and welcome with these 5 tips!

Does anyone else love a good bed and breakfast? I love the antique furniture, the beautiful soft linens, and the ambiance of a cozy fireplace that most B&Bs have. It’s all so inviting that it makes you want to come and stay and never leave! I want the guests in my home to feel the same way.

Cozy bed with white blankets and throws pillows.

I’ve picked up a few ideas from my stays at bed and breakfast places that I’ve incorporated in my own guest room. One thing I do to make my space feel more welcoming and special is to appeal to all the senses.  I try and use them as a guide when preparing my guest room for company.

Dark brown furniture with white bedding and gray curtains.

Sight

Sight is the most obvious of the senses that we want to use to invite our guests in and make them feel welcome. I believe that a beautifully styled room has the ability to bring about a feeling. In this case, I want my guests to feel cozy and relaxed, a home away from home. So for furniture, I went more on the warmer side with wood tones but added contrast with fluffy white bedding. I also have a Scandinavian printed wallpaper that gives a nod to history and adds to the antique vibe in the room.

Bench with yellow blankets and bench and tray.

Smell

You want the aroma in your guest room to pull people in and be relaxing. I like to diffuse lavender, which has a calming effect. Candles are a great option too. I like to leave a small tray with matches and a candle so if my guests feel like lighting a candle they can while they’re here. Sometimes I line dry the sheets and bedding so even their bedding smells as fresh as the  great outdoors. My only caution is that some guests are sensitive to smells so I don’t go overboard with perfume type sprays. A clean room will go a long way, and opening windows always helps too!

Fire place and rocking chair in bedroom corner.

Touch

Touch is an important part of making your guest room more welcoming! Make sure the bedding is freshly laundered and soft to the touch. Adding cozy warm throw blankets and pillows is another way to add in more texture to your space.  Hanging bathrobes in the corner and fresh towels folded nearby is another way to use touch to engage your guests’ sense of touch.

Night stand with clock and bedside lamp.

Taste

I know adding taste to your guest room sounds funny, but it’s a nice touch to have yummy snacks on hand for your guests. You can have a basket in the corner with some packaged goodies or tuck in a nightstand just in case they get hungry at night. This gesture doesn’t go unseen. I never had anyone complain about a fresh plate of chocolate chips cookies to snack on when they arrive! Water bottles are another great item to tuck in your snack basket too.

Cream throw blanket on bed with wallpaper on wall.

Hearing

Playing music is another great way to welcome your guests into your home. Having an Alexa with prime music is great to have tucked in the corner. You can ask Alexa to play relaxing music and she’s all over it!

Bed with white bedding an gray throw pillows.

Practical needs

It’s also important to make sure that your room meets your guest’s needs from a practical perspective. For instance, nightstands are important so your guests have a place to put their books/phones/glasses on at night. I like to put the wifi passcode on a notecard in the nightstand drawer too. A small organizer with a nail clipper, band-aids, q tips, and a small bottle of ibuprofen is nice. A cellphone charger is also a great idea. A dim bedside lamp is very practical too. We have an armoire with a small tv hidden inside so our guests can watch tv in the evening if they prefer. Have a place to put their luggage on (like a bench) so their luggage isn’t on the floor.

At the end of the day, we want our guests to want to feel right at home. Using these 5 tips is a sure way to make our guests feel more welcomed and a sure way to make sure they come back again!

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As always pals, thanks for reading along!

Much love,

Kori ~ from the Farmhouse Life

green chair with bamboo blinds and woven light fixture on wall

One Room Challenge Week 5: Home office reveal!

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Uncategorized | July 16, 2020

 

Office reveal!

 

Ok – I know I’m so late on the One room challenge stuff. I’m going to blame it on COVID. Working, homeschooling my kids, and managing a home renovation all were a bit too much at times and it put me way behind schedule. But as I always say, better late than never! I’m so excited to finally share our completed home office!

blue sledding barn door. office with bull skeleton

My favorite feature of our new home office has got to be the sliding barn door (Tutorial coming soon!) I also love the fact that we salvaged the desk from the barn… who knows how long it had been sitting in there! If you’ve been hanging out here for long you know that I love salvaged or thrifted items. They add such a sophisticated “lived in” vibe that only antiques can provide.

green office chair and black book cases with brown baskets

The bookshelves in our office are from Ikea. (ps – everything is linked at the bottom. Scroll down if you want to check it out.) After styling them, my husband was a little confused as to why there weren’t any “real” books on the bookshelf. As you can see, the books on the bookshelf are all antiques and are more for decor purposes. You see – we have boxes and boxes of our “real” books in the attic that we’ve both been dying to bring down. I told him not to worry and that I have a plan for all those books in our next project! We’re building a library nook! I wanted the shelves in the office to be available for office storage supplies. With such a small space I wanted to make sure there was plenty of storage without feeling too cramped. So I went with lots of baskets on the shelves.

great armchair with white throw and brown ottoman. black tall lamp with map on wall.

I also wanted a cozy spot in the office to sit and read. The large armchair and leather pouf provide a great area to grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and read a great book – or work on your laptop. You’ll also notice a few spots around the office that are meant for inspiration and organization. I put up a pinboard as a visual for our up and coming projects and a whiteboard for day to day tasks.

green chair with bamboo blinds and woven light fixture on wall

Lastly, the wallpaper I chose has a creamy texture. It creates a nice backdrop to the fun statements on the wall like the bull skull and woven light!

letter board that says I have too many tabs open

wallpaper on wall with black beaches with bull skull and woven light fixture over desk

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That’s it, pals! Thanks so much for following along!

Much Love,

Kori ~ from the farmhouse life

green ottoman and white coach with pots

DIY mud vase – 6 easy steps to creating a beautiful clay vase for a fraction of the cost!

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Uncategorized | May 15, 2020

Lately, I’ve been pulling more natural warmer tones into my home. Our house is large and feels kind of stark and cold. More natural linens and warm tans/beiges really help to add that cozy feeling. I’ve been in love with large clay pots I’ve seen at Pottery Barn that would complete the vibe I’ve been transitioning into. But at this time in my life, I just can’t drop that kind of cash on decor pieces. Then I saw my friend Bre from @brepurposed on the gram transform her lamp with just a few easy steps into this gorgeous clay-looking Pottery Barn /Restoration Hardware creation! I decided to give it a go – and I’m so glad I did! I’m so in love and can’t believe I actually made this! Below I’ll show you each step so you too can create gorgeous vases/ pitches/lamps.. really whatever your heart desires… for a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay for brand new! I’ll also have a video of my project from start to finish at the bottom.

To start, pick out your piece! This is where you can have fun… Really anything will work. Don’t worry if it’s too shiny and smooth. We’ll be adding texture to help give it that clay look! I chose two large jars/vases and a pitcher. I’ve had these jars for many years… Remember when Chevron pattern was all the rage? Well, I jumped on that bandwaggon and displayed these beauties proudly. They’ve since been stored in my attic just waiting to be used for the right DIY.

large chevron vases

Next, get all your supplies together

  1. drywall mud
  2. Plaster of Paris
  3. sandpaper
  4. paint of your choice
  5. mud from outside
  6. paper towels
  7. paintbrushes (small and medium)

Thankfully, I had all of these supplies on hand. Plaster of Paris is what you use when you’re mixing up your own chalk paint recipe – and lord knows I mix up a lot of chalk paint so I had plenty of that on hand.

Step one

With your small brush, lightly spackle over your vase. It’s ok if it goes on thicker in some areas – after everything is dry,  we’ll give it a good sand to get rid of anything loose. Keep going until your entire vase is covered and then let dry. Make sure to rinse your brush well because you’ll be using this size again in another step.

vases painted over with spackle

Step 2

When your vase is dry – give it a light sand to get rid of all of the loose pieces of spackle. It’s ok if some spots of your vase are bare again.. it’ll only add texture and dimension if some areas are more raised than others.

Step 3

Mix 1/2 cup of plaster of Paris and about 1/4 cup water together. It’s ok if it’s a little watery. Plaster of Paris thickens over time so you may have to add a little more water as you go or even start with a fresh batch to continue to have the right consistency. With your small brush, paint your vase with the plaster of Paris mixture until you have your desired texture and until it’s fully covered. Remember to work quickly or be prepared to make a new mixture because your plaster will harden in your dish. Let dry completely.

vases covered in plaster

Step 4

Choose a paint color. I used Glidden Off-White. It has a subtle beige that really adds a lot of warmth.  Use your medium-sized brush and paint over your entire vase and let dry.

Step 5

Mix dirt and water to create a thick mud mixture (not watery) and completely coat your vase. It’s ok to put it on thick. After it dries, take a paper towel and brush off any loose mud from your vase.

vase covered in mud

Step 6

Lastly, grab a paper towel and dip back into your paint and sponge it on in small areas on your vase. This is so you can get your desired color and also to help capture a more multidimensional look.

That’s it guys! How cool was that?!

Here is a video from start to finish of my projects and just how simple it really was!

green ottoman and white coach with pots

green ottoman, white couch, and clay pots

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As always pals – Thanks for reading along!

Much love,

Korilyn ~ from The Farmhouse Life

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