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Our house paint colors

I get asked about paint colors in our house. Did you know there is one handy tab on the blog with all of that information? https://thesteenstyle.com/my-paint-colors/

DIY Tufted Headboard18I update it with pictures as I finish a room so you can see what the color is and what it looks like in my house. Even if you like my color – make sure you paint a swatch on a wall before you paint a whole room! It will save you a lot of time if you make sure your lighting works with the color you want. Trust me – I’ve been there!

https://thesteenstyle.com/my-paint-colors/

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Pray for OklahomaMoore, Oklahoma was hit hard today by a tornado. “Hit Hard” doesn’t even begin to describe it but is really the only phrase I can say. The photos and video from today are beyond terrible.

I have a new mirrored nightstand to share as well as plans for future projects. That all seems trivial and meaningless right now as so many are now without a home. Please excuse this week-long break as we all do what we can for those affected by these terrible storms.

Donate to the Red Cross. Donate blood. Pray hard. I am so thankful my family and close friends are safe and sound but many can’t say the same. The next few days, weeks and months will be harder than most of us can imagine. Please help in any way you can.

Featured!

I love when other people love the projects I do…especially these two projects! I am honored and thrilled to be featured over at two blogs – one last week and one this week. These have quickly become two of my favorite projects I’ve done so it feels great to see others liking them as well!

DIY Mirror Nightstand7Last week, Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick sent a ton of traffic my way when she featured my DIY mirrored nightstand on her May Before and After party. Her monthly link-ups always provide a ton of inspiration to people like me so it was a huge thrill to see one of my projects as a feature. Thank you so much, Sarah!

DIY Tufted Headboard17Today, I’m featured over at Knock-Off Decor. Beckie with Infarrantly Creative created this website to help people like me who love the look of expensive decor but don’t want to pay the money for them. There are always a ton of great ideas on how to get the look for way less from many different stores. What a thrill to see my DIY tall grid tufted headboard as a main feature! Thank you so much, Beckie!

Last week, I posted my dreams for a great Mother’s Day celebration. I’m pleased with how it all turned out – especially the table! I love this orange and pink inspiration picture and really wanted to make it a reality in our house.

Orange and Pink Tablescape1The table runner was the starting point for me with this table. Its actually a full tablecloth (from the colorful summery tableware section at Target) that I folded and used as a runner. The white tablecloth is one my mom has let me borrowed for several years and is from Williams-Sonoma. The napkins are just a yard of fabric I cut into sixths. I love the Greek key pattern playing off of the lines of the table runner ..and of course I love the orange!

Orange and Pink Tablescape4The chargers are ones I’ve had for years (from Bed, Bath and Beyond) and the china, flatware and goblets with silver rim are all wedding china and glasses. The pink goblets are also from Target (in the same seasonal tableware section as the runner) as well as the multi-colored dipping bowls. I love that they had several colors grouped together so I bought a pink set and an orange/yellow set.

Orange and Pink Tablescape2The flowers are my favorite part. I purchased three sets of colorful roses from our local grocery store that has an awesome floral department (Uptown Grocery for those in the OKC area) and mixed them up to make these arrangements. I am in love with the combination of pink, coral and orange. The vases are from Dollar Tree (the best place for glassware like this!) and I let my mom and grandma each take one arrangement home with them as their Mother’s Day present so now we have one lonely vase – I may need to go get more for myself!

Orange and Pink Tablescape3 I’m so happy with how the tablescape turned out. This will be a fun and vibrant area to look at as the weather continues to get warmer and warmer – come on, summer!

Currently Coveting

Today, I’m currently coveting a more vibrant back patio. It is perfect patio weather right now and I want ours to be fun and funky. The backyard is the perfect place to have a lot of fun with color and pull inspiration from the colors in your yard. I have several ideas of small updates to make to our seating area but the main thing we need is a rug to pull it all together.

anniversary2bfurniture3This is a picture of our patio from 2011. Conner got me the set for our anniversary. I still love it – a great price and pretty comfortable – but the area is lacking and doesn’t have our personality in it.

IMG_5869_thumb5I saw Emily’s updated patio last month and instantly loved it. Look at that color! Fun and funky and so fresh. She made several small updates, starting with that very cool rug. I clicked on the link and it led me to the Fab Habitat website. Of course I loved Emily’s rug! I fell in love in 2011 when I first saw this company and wrote about it here.

smaller_laguna_orange_peel_and_white_lifestyleBut as I scrolled through, you know what I immediately fell in love with – orange. chevron. It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it? The price is amazing and is so perfect for our patio. I am definitely coveting the largest size of this rug!

Have you started planning your Mother’s Day celebration yet? We are hosting my mom and grandma at our house this year so I have started dreaming out what I would like to happen. The trick is the execution so how this actually turns out is TBD. 🙂

Mother's Day2I would start with a bright and colorful table of hot pink and orange.

Mother's Day1I would use beautiful place settings like these Tiffany bamboo sterling silver utensils.

Mother's Day3I would have plenty of flowers to soften the table and make the room smell lovely.

Mother's Day4No party is complete without a bar so I would have a Bloody Mary bar…

Mother's Day5…and also a mimosa bar! Because, why not?

Mother's Day6I would serve Eggs Benedict (or some version of it)…

Mother's Day8…and also bacon because no breakfast is complete without it!

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