Flamingo Drop Cloth Tassel Picnic Blanket

Summer will be here before we know it and that means picnic season!  Are you tired of grabbing that old bed sheet and heading out to a shady spot at one of the Central Valley's parks? Whether you are attending a concert in the park or having fun in the sun, I've got you covered with  hand painted drop cloths! This picnic blanket is adorable,washable, inexpensive, and can be customized with any print.

1 6x9 8oz. canvas drop cloth found at any hardware store
3 1 inch foam brushes
4 tassels
Yellow, green & pink fabric craft paint
Plastic table cloth
2 stencils
*Silhouette machine + stencil material if you want to create your own stencil.
NOTE: You can use this with any stencil but I really did love making my own to fit my design vision.

Step 1. Grab your stencils or design your own stencil  with  stencil material and machine.
Step 2. Put some paint on cardstock or a paper plate.
Step 3. Firmly press down the sticky stencil on to the left corner of the drop cloth.
 Step 4. Sponge the paint on top of the stencil until it is fully filled in.
Step 5. Do the same for the pineapple.

Once filled in, pull the stencils up and place them on the next spot.
Continue with a pattern until the entire thing is stenciled.
I did row 5,4,5,4,5 alternating stencils.

Place a plastic tablecloth over your dining table and stencil on there. When stenciling it will bleed a little from the back. The tablecloth protects your workspace from that. Plus, It won't hurt your back and you'll have plenty of space to work on.

Once it is completely dry, add your yarn tassels to all 4 corners or all around, your choice, I did so with a button and placed the loop of the tassel around it so that I'm able to take them off to wash the blanket after some fun in the sun.

You can find my detailed tutorial HERE


Girly Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

girly modern farmhouse
There has been A LOT that has been happening behind the scenes over here. Just normal life type of stuff that is keeping me really busy these days. The school year is coming to an end, softball for both of my two daughters is coming to an end and so that means I am starting to make my summer plans! My plans every summer don't just include kids activities, they include cleaning, organizing and decorating too!

The One Room Challenge just ended, and even though I didn't participate this time around, I am dreaming of possibly jumping into the next challenge in Fall!

My style is evolving daily thanks to my crazy ideas. I have a few little projects that I've been thinking of but I won't get to tackle any of them until my kids get out of school in 2 weeks. Hello Summer! So for now, I want to jump back into creating mood boards to share with you guys every week! One because I love putting things together and two because I want to figure out exactly what my style is now. It feels like it changes every year. How about you?

So, let's break down this Girly Modern Farmhouse Dining Room mood board.

The table- I'm thinking of switching up my rectangle table for a round one. My table sits in between my couch and my kitchen island so since the room is a big rectangle I might try to mix up the shapes. I love the natural round wood table look right now!

The chairs- I've always had my eye on these gorgeous gray velvet Paige chairs from World Market. I'm still in love with them! They go perfectly with that round table.

The rug- I'm loving the over dyed rug trend. It is a mix of classic with a twist of modern. I would choose to do a cream and blue one. You can find the exact rug in my mood board HERE

The light- I don't think that I will ever get sick of my DIY ORB CHANDELIER. You can find my tutorial HERE

The horse wall art- My new obsession. Horse wall art. I actually fell in love with one at World Market and now it is on my gotta have it list! It reminds me of Jesus and His white horse. So powerful.

Green sideboard- I choose the green sideboard to represent my green barn door. Tutorial coming this fall if I jump on the One Room Challenge bandwagon. If not it will come a lot sooner! I love the pop of color that the green brings.

Below I've rounded up some similar home décor items. They contain affiliate links which just means that it helps Vintage Romance Style to create new ideas for you!


The Gifts of the Spirit / Why Most Churches Don't Teach & Activate Them

Do you ever feel like you are so different than the people you around you? Even though you don't look like you don't fit in, there is something deep inside of you that tells you that you aren't like anyone else? You feel more  deeply than others, get so called "vibes" from people, and dream crazy dreams that come to pass? Let me tell you, you really aren't alone!