Monthly Archives

November 2016

DIY Pinecone Ornaments

- Projects + Inspiration
DIY pinecone ornaments via Life on Shady Lane blog

This year for Christmas, I only decorated the top 2/3 of our tree…and I only wanted to use shatter-proof ornaments. Henry’s little hands move far too fast for me to be able to keep him away from the tree at all times, and I just wanted to keep him safe. So, I opted to leave all “special” ornaments in storage for this year, and just went with gold and white shatterproof ball ornaments. But when I was finished decorating the tree,…

Read More

Cyber Monday Home Deals

- Projects + Inspiration
Cyber Monday - Neutral Home Decor via Life on Shady Lane blog

I didn’t go shopping on Black Friday…I used to go every year, but this year I prioritized sleep over hitting the stores at 4 in the morning. #momlife ;) SO, today I’ve been checking out all of the Cyber Monday deals. It’s much more convenient to shop from the comfort of your own couch, right?! I wanted to share my finds with you all – there are some great ones out there! Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite…

Read More

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Living Room

- Home
Cozy farmhouse Christmas living room via Life on Shady Lane blog

About a month ago, I mentioned that we were getting ready to do a little makeover on our living room [here]. The room looked hilarious in that post – we had two couches crammed into the small space because we were getting ready to sell our sectional but had already found the new couch. That overlap time didn’t last long but I had to document the ridiculousness of it all. Plus, I wanted to show you guys the “before” so…

Read More

Traditional Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen

- Home
Christmas Kitchen via Life on Shady Lane

I started decorating our home for Christmas about two weeks before Thanksgiving. Some might say that’s too early, but my thinking is that it’s so much work, and if you wait until December 1st, you don’t really get to enjoy your hard work (and pretty decorations) for very long! I wanted to incorporate a little bit of Christmas into our kitchen, and when I realized that I hadn’t ever shared our whole kitchen on the blog, I knew this would be a great…

Read More

Affordable Farmhouse Christmas Decor

- Projects + Inspiration
Affordable Farmhouse Christmas Decor

If you know me, you know that I like to switch things up when it comes to decor…a lot. Since I was a kid, I have been obsessed with rearranging. I’d rearrange my bedroom without even asking my mom or dad, excited to surprise them with the outcome when I was finished. Luckily for me, they didn’t ever stop me from doing it, and I think my creativity blossomed because of it. Now, my husband doesn’t even mind when I…

Read More

Antiqued Painted Sign

- Projects + Inspiration
Quick tip: how to make a new painted sign look antique

You may have noticed our Bakery sign hanging above the china cabinet in our kitchen – you can see it in the photo below from my Antique Ladder and Pendant Lights post [here]. To make the sign, I just painted a piece of wood white and used stencils to paint the letters. As soon as it was finished, though, I knew it wasn’t quite right. It looked a little too perfect. I wanted to make the sign look a little…

Read More

How to Shiplap a Wall for Cheap

- Projects + Inspiration
How to Shiplap a Wall for Cheap

I mentioned a few weeks ago that we were going to makeover our living room [you can see that post here.] I love our kitchen and dining/hearth room, and just couldn’t bring myself to love our living room for some reason, so I knew we needed a change. We moved the rug we had in the room and sold our couch, and have since found a new couch and comfy accent chair. The room still needed something to make it…

Read More