cabin chic

5 Minute DIY

Monday, February 27, 2012

Some projects are not extremely involved...or even planned. Sometimes I just feel inspired, and they just come to me. I recently tackled a project just like this. I had nothing but cleaning on my list of to-do's, and then something crossed my mind. As I was dusting these cute little white shelves in our bathroom I thought to myself...these are too perfect! 

I know what you are thinking...too perfect? You see...these shelves are home to some of my husbands antlers (a rustic accessory that I don't mind.) The shelves are crisp and clean with beautiful curves. Sounds like a perfect example of cabin chic, right? 

Well, I knew that I could take these shelves and the bathroom to a new level with...drumroll please...sandpaper! After cleaning the shelves I took a sheet of sandpaper (we always have a couple sheets laying around for some reason) and sanded the edges. Some edges I sanded more than others. The end result...two perfectly rustic (cabin chic) shelves. 

The moral of this story...keep sandpaper handy. You never know when you are going to want to add a little rustic touch to something. 

I am so pleased with the way these turned out. I had every intention of replacing them at some point, but I think they will be around for a while. The sanded edges were just what they needed! 


Beautiful Weekend

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. I did!!! I love my weekends. I get to spend a lot of quality time with my wonderful husband, family, and friends. This weekend was perfectly spontaneous! (Those are the best!) I love weekends without a plan...they are usually the most eventful. Dane and I celebrated a special anniversary, had some quiet time at home, got to have game night with my grandparents (twice), spent some time with friends, managed to do some reading, had lunch with family, and went to see a great movie with my mom and siblings. I am a big fan of going with the flow, and this weekend I got to do a lot of that! It was a very refreshing weekend...perfect for the exciting week to come! Hopefully next weekend is just as wonderful! Like the picture above? Check out Instagram!


love is in the air

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with flowers, chocolate, and Vera Bradley (I have the best husband!) This is my first Valentine's Day as a wife, and I am smitten!

Happy Valentine's Day! 


The image is sized for an iPhone...feel free to use it as your wallpaper!