Vintage Farm House style decorating and repurposing on a dime, thrifty and delicious recipes , lots of crafting ,gardening and much more thrifty do's. Follow along without having to purchase expensive items to decorate your homes......why? Cause we are going to make it ourselves! So join me for some crafty fun.
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A Southwest Florida Porch That Welcomes Everyone!
Hi there, welcome to Sweet Tea N' Salty Air! Busy as a bee once again. I don't know about you but I am just done with carpeting, the vacuuming, shampooing ,pets etc. It just does not fit well with us. If I were still up North I would welcome warm carpet on those cold snowy days. But here in Florida our porch has to be weather proof, swimsuit proof, airy for the 95 degree humid weather , comfortable, a nice place to sit for a meal, but not too fancy, cozy enough to sit by the fire on our cold winter nights of about35-40. It has a TV, music any many friends. I pulled up the old indoor outdoor carpeting and gave the cement a dark stain. Who ever put the carpet down used a lot of glue but they swirled it on so instead of sanding it off I left it so we had some texture and that would be great because when painted concrete is wet it makes it super slippery.
WELCOME TO THE PORCH!
The bottom wall panels were white so I did a faux wood paint.
I snuck in some vintage items of décor.
This is really a tall shelf but when it is opened up and the wicker flat shelf pieces drop it becomes an interesting piece to decorate with.
The table has a leaf that can seat 8 when needed. I picked up a huge piece of this beautiful material and made pieces to top all the furniture.
I placed a bamboo carpet in front of the couch, a great find from Ross. The couch is always covered. Who cares if a wet suit sits there or a fisherman has a seat, its all washable.
I have a date with this everyday and the laundry room is right off the porch.
This old oak dresser has always been part of the furnishings on this porch, it actually holds a lot of useful items.
The cocoa color cement stain goes well with all the furnishings. The screens have been done over a Christmas gift from my daughter and brother-in-law. We live very close to the everglades and woods so we really never know what wild life will be here to visit. We did have a couple raccoons who joined my son as he was fast asleep on the sofa, he awoken to them near him.....needless to say he ran indoors quick and has not slept out there since.
Bye Bye Carpet!
White curtains hang to the floor. So with a little sprucing up you can get a great space that the whole family to enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by
Welcome everyone! It's finally Christmas here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air, a time for rejoice, and happiness to share with family and friends! Traditions are also kept such as here every Christmas morning I make homemade cinnamon buns a sweet doe recipe from my late gram. Well what are you waiting for come on in!
Welcome...hope I find everyone enjoying everything Fall has to offer...as I see it I think that it may be everyones very favorite season. Here in Florida we have no changing leaves or Acorns but we do have some magnificent pinecones and a recent discovery of The Florida paper tree. My daughter and her friends went to the woods to gather some wood for the outdoor fire pit and as I was passing the wagon of cut logs I noticed they resembled birch tree a bit so I went and checked it out better. One of the logs was peeling apart oh I thought this is very cool so I grabbed a few logs and brought them on in the house I peeled one apart.
I thought I would try a couple of things first I covered a old floor board entirely. I used wood glue.
So I crafted this lodge sign just using some stencils and paint and attached these two?, sorry they look like a type of pine cone they were interesting so I gathered some.
Then I thought I would peel off some big enough pieces to wrap around just a typica…
Hello there......looking for a wonderful inexpensive Holiday Craft?? I have just the thing to gather the whole family around the table, serve a little hot cocoa and some cookies and it's a party! This is all you will need to get this party started......
Some basic white paper, scissors, glitter and some glue. The glue you will want to paint the finished snowflakes with but we did add a little water to it. I am so a magazine saver, this is an old one "Martha Stewart Kids", If you follow the numbered steps and besure to get a good fold the results areendless.
It is true no two snowflakes are a like! Once you get a "shovel" full its time to bring them to the glitter box, just a shallow box to sprinkle glitter, before that just a couple brushes of glue which we did in a different box then the glitter.
This is just one cut but once you follow steps 1-5 you can make your own cuts !
Little miss smarty pants which is my oldest daughter decided to show off with he…