My Easter Tablescape: Blue & Yellow

I am excited this year to be sharing our Easter table decoration with you!  We were still living upstairs (due to the flood/remodel) last year during this time, so nothing was decorated.   And honestly, it was quite depressing.  Fast forward one year …. and what a difference!! 

I am feeling so blessed to actually have a dining room this year, that it was important that it looked special (well at least to me).  And you know…..sometimes us mommas deserve to feel good about something too- ya know?? LOL!!  My Easter Tablescape:  Blue & Yellow.

If you’re joining in from 26 Gorgeous Easter Tablescapes To Try or 24 Adorable Easter Front Door Wreaths, welcome!!    FIY – I picked a different color palette than the ones mentioned in the 26 tablescapes post…..just to give you another option to try.  I hope it gives you a little inspiration, and puts a smile on your face.

Want more spring home decorating ideas?  Try Spring Home Tour 2019, 10 Ways to Add Color to Your Entry, 9 Affordable Ways to Update Your Outdoor Living Space, 33 Stunning Outdoor Patio Seating Inspirations, 33 Best Outdoor Seating Options: All Under $500.


MY EASTER TABLESCAPE:  BLUE & YELLOW


COLOR PALETTE CHOICE:

  •  1)  So, what sparked the inspiration for my color palette this year?  The yellow pitcher and plates with retro style flowers were definitely the first items that came to mind.  They instantly fill the dining room with yellow sunshine on cloudy days (& we have had  A TON of those here in Katy, TX)….and they make me happy!

 

 

 

  • 2)  And then I found the muted yellow striped placemats, and that adorable farmhouse truck with Easter eggs pillow…… & I knew  it was enough to get me started.  So what do you think of the pillow – isn’t it precious?  I found all of these goodies at Home Goods (in case you’re interested).

 

  • 3)  Now, that I knew which color palette I was using…..I began rummaging thru my “goodies” at home to see what I could use to tie these colors together.

AND….what did I find?  Well, I found the yellow wreath and robin egg’s blue table runner – bingo!!  The yellow wreath screams “hello spring” right from 1st glance, and that quilted table runner brought in the vintage feel that I was going for.  Yes, please – we have a winner!!

 

  • 4)  Plus….. I already had the geometric navy lampshades with white bases that really help the wreath “pop”off of the wall.  With all of the lighter colors on the table decor, it was important to have the darker colors against the back wall for contrast.

***TIP*** The dark navy wall also adds a lot of depth to the room by giving the eye a large grounding space (resting place) with all of the different patterns and colors going on in the room.   To see more of the lamp shades in my dining room click here for my Fall Home Tour 2018 (with orange accents), and here Christmas Dining Room (with red accents).  Which one do you like more?

 

Here is what the dining room looks like from a distance (picture below) so you can see how the navy accent wall adds depth to the table decor and room.  Plus, it really creates a big contrast against all of the white slipcovered dining chairs.

If you want to know more about the paint colors I used click My House Paint Colors. If you want to know where I got some of my items or want to try to get the same look as my summer dining room, click shop our home:  dining room.  Have a question about an item or can’t find something, shoot me a comment.  I’d be happy to answer any questions.


ADDING THE ACCESSORIES: 

Now that I can see my main decor elements:  lamp shades, wreath, yellow pitcher/plates, and pillow…..I can now start accessorizing.  Since I already had the 2 turquoise, spa-colored pillows (from my bedroom), I popped those in to my captain chairs.  They also help ground the busyness of the decor.

QUESTION:  Do you like the chairs at the table (picture below) or do you prefer them against the wall (picture above)?

 

I just have to say that I am LOVING that cute little farm truck with Easter eggs pillow!!  Can you tell – LOL??!!  It just adds a little whimsy to the dining room, and plays off of the floral pitcher and plates.  Plus, its just fun!!

 

Now, let’s get to the tablescape accessories.  Since I know my color palette and have my accent colors in place, I just have to pop in a couple of items to complete the look.  Here is what it looks like from the top view.

The design is kept simple in order to swap out a couple of decorations with a couple of serving platters, when Easter dinner is served.  This way I can enjoy the tablescape for the entire Easter and spring season, but use it functionally when Easter actually arrives.

 

Below is a picture from the side with the chairs turned out so you can see how all of the color accents work together.  What draws YOUR eye first, then second, and so on?

My eye goes to the back wall first – right?  Then my focus travels from the navy lampshades to the yellow wreath, up to the yellow pitcher, back to the blue throw pillows and yellow farmhouse pillow, AND then back to the yellow plates.   Amazing how it all interacts with each other!

If you want to learn how to layer the table decor, piece by piece click Setting A Fall Table in 8 Easy Steps.  Even though it for fall decor, the process will be the same.  Let me know if you have any questions.  🙂

 

Since I am an “antique lover,”  my mom gave me that sweet little vintage egg pedestal candy dish a long time ago.  Most years I fill it with candy, but this year I decided to put dyed Easter eggs in it.  Because she did those too (with my girls when they were little), it’s a perfect way to reminisce on both memories.   One of those dyed blue Easter eggs still has a little “Disney princess” sticker still on it.  Cry-cry, sniff-sniff!!  It’s the little things …..

 

 

 

***TIP***  Use different shades of the same color to your tablescape or other vignettes, to add dimension.  The different blue and green colors of the dyed eggs really pop off against the lighter blue table runner, and spa-colored napkins.  Plus, they are in the same color depth as the blue on the plates…even though they are a different shade.

 

I found those vintage style blue glasses (plastic outdoor tea glasses) to compliment my smaller antique glasses, and to add a little blue to the top of the table setting.  I think it’s one of my favorite additions to the entire tablescape.  What do you think??

 

 

Here’s another view of the table setting from the back side.  You can tell how the white bowls, plates, and cake stand (all with dots) carry on the theme of those vintage inspired tea glasses.  The dots really frame the dishes and give the setting texture.

 

Front side…..the bunny dish we got from our “holiday” wedding shower – almost 17 years ago.

 

 

Love the style of the mirror?  Click  Distressed Hand Painted White Round Mirror -DIY.  There’s a painting tutorial and tips to get this exact look!

 

Thanks for taking a little Easter Dining Room tour with me!!  I hope you’re loving the blue and yellow as much as I do!  Just remember to use things that you love, that are meaningful, that remind you of Jesus, and that make you smile.

 

Do you like the color combination and items I used?  Do you have a favorite?  Let me know!!

Have a Very Happy Easter! 

Love & Easter Hugs – jael 🙂

Want more spring home decorating ideas?  Try:

Spring Home Tour 2019

10 Ways to Add Color to Your Entry

9 Affordable Ways to Update Your Outdoor Living Space

33 Stunning Outdoor Patio Seating Inspirations

33 Best Outdoor Seating Options: All Under $500

 

 

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Master Bed Frame Makeover – Painted White

So, we have finally moved back into our bedroom downstairs…..and I am so excited about how the entire bedroom turned out.  The  2 things that “make” the bedroom and create some drama are the navy accent wall, and the white bed frame.  And since I painted the bed, I thought it would be awesome to show you the technique if you want to change your bed also.    Here is my master bed frame makeover – painted white using the dry-brushed technique tutorial.  If you want a glazed or antiqued tutorial (like my nightstands)…..click  HERE. Want to see my master bath makeover, click Master Bathroom Remodel:  Hardware Bling.

***NOTE***This post contains affiliate links which means that I will receive a small compensation if you purchase something from my website, at no extra cost to you.  Thanks for your support 🙂


MASTER BED FRAME MAKEOVER – PAINTED WHITE

Where did it all begin?

before…..

 

 

after…..

 


SUPPLIES NEEDED:  

  • primer – I used zinsser

  • white paint – I used Behr Swiss Coffee – Home Depot

  • clear wax – I used trewax

  • paint brush – I prefer 2″ angled (angled gets into the grooves better)

  • 150-grit sandpaper or sponge -to distress bed

  • large boxes (heavy or weighted) or piece of furniture – to hold headboard/footboard upright while painting

  • wooden blocks- to hold up (rest) feet of bed on

  • rags/old shirts – to wipe off wax

  • canvas dropcloth or plastic – to protect floor


STEP 1:  PRIMING

***For Dry-Brushed Method***

before…..

 

To Prime:

Put your primer on in long brush strokes, making sure not to cover your bed in a solid paint color.  See below.

 

Closeup……

Full view……

 

Do the same technique for footboard and side rails if you have them.

 

 

 

 

 

*** LET PRIMER DRY OVERNIGHT***


STEP 2 – PAINTING (1ST COAT)

Put your first coat of white paint over primer in long brush strokes again, but this time covering more of the wood.

 

 

BELOW:  left side painted….right sight primed

 

You should be able to notice that the paint covers better than the primer, and it should feel thicker as you brush it on.  Just make sure NOT to cover the wood completely.  You should still be able to see brush strokes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELOW:  PICTURE OF 1ST COAT PAINTED

 

***LET DRY OVERNIGHT***


STEP 3:  PAINT 2 MORE COATS

BELOW:  Headboard 3 coats, Footboard 2 coats.  Can you tell how the headboard has more coverage on it than the footboard?

***TIP***  This is the stage/step where I go back and add in some paint to cover certain areas that do no look as even.  This is just personal preference for me.  

***LET DRY OVERNIGHT***


STEP 4:  PUT CLEAR WAX ON

Now you can put on your wax, let dry, and rag/buff off.  Put on more coats of wax if you want a shinier finish- just fyi.


STEP 5:  SAND/DISTRESS

Use your 150-grit sandpaper or sponge and gently sand over random areas where you want some original wood to show.  I like my sanded areas to be over the ornate “leaves” sections to accent the details, and then over the corners where the bed would naturally get “bumped”.  I also added some sanded areas in the middle sections of the headboard and footboard to move the eye around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***OPTIONAL STEP***  WAX OVER SANDED AREAS.  I like to do this just to bring out the wood tone (the wax makes the wood tone darker for more contrast) against the white paint.  But of course, this is your bed, so it is your decison!!

 

AND….YOU……ARE…….DONE!!!  WOOHOO!! 

TIME TO PUT YOUR “NEW” BED INTO YOUR BEDROOM!!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you love how your bed turns out….as much as I love mine!!  Let me know how your progress is going- or if you have any questions?  I would love to see some pictures of your bed too!!

I really feel like I got new furniture…without the high pricetag!!  Plus the white really lifts the room so much more than the stained brown color, and it gives me the contrast I need against the navy wall.  Don’t cha think ??

 

 

HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK!!  LOVE & HUGS 🙂

 

Need more painting inspiration, check out:

DIY Nightstands Makeover, How To Stain Banisters Dark, Distressed Hand Painted White Round Mirror

Want more decorating inspiration, try:

10 Ways to Add Buffalo check, 29 Fabulous Wallpaper Ideas For Your Powder Bath, 41 Shiplap Ideas:  NOT Just For Walls (part 2)

 

before and after master bed frame makeover. brown bed painted white using dry-brushed method

 

 

 

 

 

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HURRICANE HARVEY FLOODED HOUSE MAKEOVER (Part 2)

All I can say is…..wow!  Our flooded house makeover after Hurricane Harvey has been LONG, extremely draining, emotional and painful.  I am not going to sugar coat this horrible situation at all – just gonna keep it real!! Some days I didn’t know if I could even get out of bed and go through our “normal” routine; it was really that bad.  Even now as I go back through the pictures, my tears flow uncontrollably.  It will be an experience that we will never forget, and will change the way we view our lives forever.

It has been over 11 months, and we are still unpacking boxes and getting settled in.  BUT…. through the grace of God, and His Spirit moving in and taking over – our family has survived!!    We are beginning to see a glimpse of hope and wonder of what God has in store for our family.  And this house – well, it is now turning back into our HOME again!! AMEN!!   If you want to view part 1 click HURRICANE HARVEY FLOODED – THE DESTRUCTION (Part 1).

So, today I am posting before and after pictures of our house.  Some are before the flood, after the flood, the rebuilding, and the areas that I am working on.   I will show more “staged” or decorated pictures as I get rooms completely done, but wanted to show pictures of the progress while unpacking.  NOTE:  things are not clean, nor are these the best quality of pictures.  Hopefully soon I can do some updates.  As for now – here they are!!  woohoo!!

Leave me some feedback- I’d love to hear what you think.  And please continue to pray for those who are still without their homes.  It means the world to them 🙂


REBUILDING AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY: 

FLOODED HOUSE MAKEOVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am loving my custom x-shaped double barn doors for the office/piano room.  I know they were a lot of work for the guys to install since they they were so heavy….but they do dress up the entrance to this room don’t ya think??   My husband has been able to work from this room now, and can close the doors easily for a little quiet time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening up the walls from the kitchen to the living room has made a huge difference in the flow of these 3 areas.  I always felt like we had a living room section, a breakfast table section, and then the kitchen.  Even though they were only separated with the double arches and bar top, they still felt closed off.  Now we have a ton of natural light and can access both sides of the island.

 

 

 

 

 

Yep….my Boomer always likes to pose for the pictures!!  He is such a glory hound – no pun intended!! l can’t wait to set up the bookshelves with some family photos and personalize this shiplap wall.  It is still one of my favorite things that we decided to add to the remodel.

 

 

 

I am soooo happy I decided to paint the bed, nightstands, and dresser (not pictured -yet).  You can actually see the bed now, and it looks so dreamy!!  Here is the tutorial for the nightstands here, and I’ll get the bed and dresser tutorials up soon.  I painted them with a different technique (dry brushed ) than the nightstands (glazed/antiqued), so the tutorials are not the same.  Just a FYI 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will post more pictures soon, and provide some closeups pictures also.  This is just a little sneak peek at all of the changes we made.

 


HOME. SWEET. HOME

 

 

SO….. Whatcha think??  I am loving how it is all coming together, and can’t wait to get everything unpacked.  I know I am feeling more like myself already because I am already thinking of decorating for fall – LOL!!

Love & Hugs 🙂

If you want to see my fall decorations from last year – right before we flooded – click Blue and White Fall Dining Room, Blue and Orange Fall Living Room, Halloween-Fall Foyer, and Halloween Fa-BOO-lous Breakfast Party.

 

 

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Find Your Style – Farmhouse Chic

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the fourth style:  Farmhouse Chic.  This style incorporates an eclectic mix of all of the other styles, and gives off a playful and happy vibe.   Visually, it is very dynamic keeping the eyes moving from one item to the other through: pops of color, different patterns, and different textures.  The vertical stripes, x-shaped tables, buffalo check pillows, and geometric lamps add tons of energy throughout the space while the textured tin farmhouse sign ties all of the colors together.   The farmhouse chic style is one of my very favorite styles!  ***Need more farmhouse inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Rustic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

 

4.  FARMHOUSE CHIC MOOD BOARD

Farmhouse Chic- Shop the Look:
39.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
40.  Teal Chair – houzz
41.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
42.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
43.  Teal Pillow – houzz
44.  Mason Jar Pillow– Houzz
45.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
47.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
48.  Turquoise Lamp Pair – houzz or Teal Lamp Pair – houzz
49.  Turquoise Pouf – houzz

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

Need more farmhouse inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Rustic.

 

 

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Rustic

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the third style:  Farmhouse Rustic.  This style incorporates more earthy tones and rugged furnishings to create a sense of warmth and comfort.  It welcomes you in with a “no fuss- style” that creates a cozy environment.  The natural jute rug and floor pouf add texture and visual interest, and the colors remain neutral.  The metal black floor lamp, coffee table (on casters), and end table give a nod to the industrial vibe …. while the tin farmhouse sign and “blessed” pillow keep things from looking too maculine.  ***Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…..I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

 

3.  FARMHOUSE RUSTIC MOOD BOARD

 

Farmhouse Rustic- Shop the Look:
26.  Black Border Rug – houzz
27.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
28.  Teal Chair – houzz
29.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
30.  Teal Pillow – houzz
31.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
32.  Blessed Pillow– houzz
33.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
34.  Black Floor Lamp – houzz
35.  Metal and Wood Coffee Table on casters –  houzz
37.  Natural Pouf – houzz

 

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Chic.

 

 

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Coastal

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the second style:  Farmhouse Coastal.  This style incorporates more casual furnishings to keep the look airy and light, and to provide a more relaxed and comfortable vibe.  The colors remain neutral and mirror items found at the beach: sand, water and sky.  The jute rug and floor pouf add texture and visual interest, and the silver lamp bases add shimmer to mimic the reflection of the water.  The coffee and end tables are the perfect blend of these 2 styles:  the x-shape leans more farmhouse while painting them white leans more nautical.  The beach access pillow ties in the black and white from the farmhouse sign, and buffalo check pillows.  ***Need more inspiration:  try Farmhouse TraditionalFarmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…..I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

 

2.  FARMHOUSE COASTAL MOOD BOARD

 

Farmhouse Coastal- Shop the Look:
13.  Jute rug-houzz
14.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
15.  Teal Chair – houzz
17.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
18.  Teal Pillow – houzz
19.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
21.  Beach Pillow – houzz
22.  Silver Lamp Pair – houzz
24.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
25.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration:  try Farmhouse TraditionalFarmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic.

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Traditional

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the first style:  Farmhouse Traditional.  This style incorporates more elegant and refined pieces, with a nod to the “softer” side in terms of color.  The dark colors do not “pop” out as much as they give a rich grounding base to the design.  The beautiful traditional rug pulls in all of the colors in the room so they blend in, creating balance and sophistication.  The lamps and floor poufs create texture and visual interest even they are neutral in color.   The mason jar pillow adds a hint of whimsy to keep the room from feeling too stuffy.  ***Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know….I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

1.  FARMHOUSE TRADITIONAL MOOD BOARD

Farmhouse Traditional- Shop the Look:
1.  Ivory Gray/Bllue Rug – houzz
2.   Sofa 88″W Sand – amazon (other colors available)
3.  Teal Chair – houzz
5.  Buffalo check Pillow cover – houzz
6.  Teal Pillow – houzz
7.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
8.  Mason Jar Pillow– houzz
9.  Neutral Lamp – houzz
10.  Metal Round End Table – houzz
12.  Natural Pouf – houzz

 

Have a Great Week!!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic.

 

 

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