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Bring the Outside Inside with Numbered Farmhouse Pots

Decorating with plants is one of the most popular home décor trends. Not only do they beautify a space, some indoor plants help to remove the toxins in the air.  Who knew some little green additions to your home décor could have an impact on your health and help you to concentrate better. With the ever growing popularity of bringing the outdoors inside, I decided to easily transform  some plain terra cotta pots into aged pottery with a farmhouse flair.

3 - 4.25" terra cotta pots found at your local hardware store
Flat white paint
Paint brush
Vinyl Numbers
3- Houseplants (From left to right- Neanthebella Palm, Aloe Vera, Fern)

STEP 1 : Lightly dry brush the flat white paint onto the terra cotta pot. You do not want to cover the entire pot with paint. Randomly brush back and forth going around the entire pot.

STEP 2: Let completely dry.

STEP 3: Lightly sandpaper the spots that have a little too much paint and blend it all together to give the pot an aged look.

STEP 4: Press on the vinyl number stickers and smooth them out. You can find them at your local craft store, order them online or cut them out yourself with a craft cutting machine.

STEP 5: Add your plants of choice, give them a little water, place them in your home and enjoy!


New House + Fixer Upper Glam Kitchen Plans

We are in full packing mode over here and it is bittersweet! If I'm being honest, it is going to be really hard to drive away from this house that I designed and has brand new everything and move into an older home which needs updating. Yes, it will be super fun to start fresh with design but so much work! We're talking redoing floors, backsplash, paint, bathrooms, removing wallpaper, changing out lighting, cleaning up the yard and the list go on! So, while I pack up my already nice and beautiful new house, I'll be dreaming of transforming my next bigger house into my home! We decided to put our home up for sale and purchase a bigger home with a bigger yard and pool which is almost a necessity in the Central Valley. Our new home will have room for the kids to grow into teenagers and bring their friends over to swim. Oh and did I mention , I'll have a craft room!!! Praise Jesus! I've waited years for one. 

So, Let's talk about the kitchen plans! The fixer upper kitchen. The bones of the kitchen are great.

#1-It already has white cabinets which are a huge plus so I'll just have to touch those up.

#2- I'll be adding 2 pendant lights over the island and will need to hire an electrician to prewire where I want them to go. I'm planning on using THESE!  Because gold + crystals = gorgeous.

#3- Door pulls will be brass and you can find them from DLawless Hardware

#4- Rustic Antique English cup pulls from DLawless Hardware

#5- Can we just get a moment of silence for this girly farmhouse sink? I won't settle for anything else! I'm in LOVE! You can find it HERE.

#6- I want my faucet to be a pretty accessory like earrings for the kitchen! Find my gold dream faucet HERE

#7&8- The dream plans are to rip out the existing backsplash and replace it with that gorgeous gold marble subway tile and add an accent rectangle above the stove of the gold marble herringbone framed out. Check out the Herringbone HERE and the subway HERE.

#9- Currently the kitchen has reddish brown builder grade tile. I want to rip those babies out and replace them with THIS pretty NuCore flooring!

There is SO much work ahead but I am super excited to get started when we close escrow in a few weeks!

So, what is one of your dream kitchen items? I'd love to hear!