How to make an Address Plaque

I keep a stash of barn wood in my garage
just for last minute ideas like these.
I cut the barn wood the width of my frame 
and nailed it into the back of the frame.

I printed my house numbers the full length of a sheet of paper.
(I use picmonkey for projects like this)

I covered the back of the number page with chalk.

Then, I flipped the page over and placed it exactly
where I wanted the numbers to be positioned.

I traced the printed numbers with a sharp pencil
to transfer the chalk to the barn wood.

these sharpie paint pens are a fav of mine.
I traced the chalked numbers with the white sharpie pen...


How did I hang it on my stucco house?

I hung a metal hook from the wood ceiling of my porch,
then hung the frame with rope.

Mini Front Porch Makeover

I live in the perfect little town of Ambler, PA.
It's like Mayberry, USA.
Once the sun comes out, people are everywhere.
It's a walkable, friendly town and I love that my kids are growing up here.
It's a knock on your neighbors door and sit and chat
for a while kind of neighborhood.

Speaking of doors...
I was sick of my dirty white door, so I mixed a few of Modern Masters Front Door Paint together and came up with this perfect shade for my front door.

I also gathered a few fake succulents from World market and added this wreath.

But I didn't want to stop there.
My house is small, so I try to make as many usable outdoor spaces as possible.
(Remember my recent back porch refresh?)

This address plaque was a last minute DIY project.
(more on that later)

I always have extra furniture around my small house,
so why not bring some outside.

This little canvas bag was a left over at an auction.
I snatched it up and added it to my porch railing. 

There you have it...
simple mini porch makeover.
Add some color and furniture to your space.

You can follow me on 
instagram to see what I'm up to next.

Designing a Tree House for Gilles Marini

A HUGE thanks to World Market for sponsoring today's post!

A few weeks ago I found out that Gilles Marini (I know, blahh, right?? poor guy) had recently built a tree house for his 8 year old daughter and wanted to decorated the interior.
He reached out to World Market for help, and World Market reached out to several bloggers for ideas to design the interior.
We all created design boards (mine is pictured above) and Gilles chose his favorite.
Gilles chose Kelly Elko, from Eclectically Vintage, design board.
Here's Kelly's winning design board

and here's some photos of the completed tree house...

isn't it the cutest?
I love the white outdoor wicker chairs
and the outdoor rugs used in the space.
Kelly used outdoor cushions to cozy up the place and it works perfectly.
Julianna is one lucky little girl!

My design board

consisted of a wall of mirrors, twinkle lights and wall to wall floor pillows. I thought, if Gilles' daughter is anything like daughter, she won't mind staring at herself every chance she gets.

For a full listing of the items you see in my design board, click here.
Check out other tree house designs submitted by my fellow World market Ambassadors too!
House of Five
City Suburb Sanity
The Crafted Sparrow
Dukes and Duchesses
At Home with Keki

You can follow Gilles on twitter here 

and on instagram here
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Need a design board for your space?
I'll do it!
Click HERE 
for more details on how I can design a room for you...
no matter where you live or what you live in!

Building a Terrarium

Yup, I can't get enough of terrariums or succulents of 
any kind for that matter... planted in any way, shape or form.
My addiction started when I realized you pretty much 
can't kill these little suckers.

So, after I set up my newly refreshed deck, I wanted to accessories with some homemade terrariums/succulent gardens. 
There's something about creating something,
no matter how simple, that's therapeutic to me.
So, yesterday I took a seat outside under the sunshine
(which has been sorely missed for what seems like weeks)
and put together this terrarium/succulent garden.

My  cement and glass planter is from World Market.

I found gnomes, mini mushrooms and this adorable pair
of red rain boots at Michaels.

It's a great conversation piece that doesn't take up too much room.
All I need now are a few cocktails and this outdoor room is ready to go!

Wanna make your own?
I put together this graphic.
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Meet Denise

Denise Sabia, DIYer, house flipper and designer behind The Painted Home. Her approachable charm and easy style have made her a local favorite, appearing on FOX, ABC, CBS and various others. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her 3 kids, a dog, a hamster, and a revolving door of other "pets".


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