Can we talk about Joanna’s garden for a minute? Never mind the beautiful flowers and chickens and wiener dogs running around, those planter boxes are basically bursting at the seams with lush kale, chard, herbs and more. It’s a major urban farming success story (and makes me extremely jealous of her yard!) and it deserved to be dressed up a little bit with some pretty garden markers to help differentiate the fennel from the dill — I’m looking at you, Oprah.
Yesterday’s small space entertaining tablescape was seriously one of my favorite shoots of all time… and part of the reason why is because of the gorgeous centerpiece by The Stemmery. I’m of the mindset that flowers make everything better, so I grabbed a vintage pitcher and let Sarah go to work building the perfect springtime bouquet.
Hi guys, just chiming in to introduce our new DIY editor, Hannah of Homemade Banana! She’s a DIY and crafting pro with super cute style and a some really fun, fresh ideas to share. I’m excited to switch things up a bit and showcase Hannah’s great projects and voice! — Joanna
Here in Seattle, we’re well-versed in the art of rainy day style. Galoshes are an absolute must-have and a good raincoat is indispensable… but for those cool, grey days when April showers seem endless and May flowers seem so far away, desperate measures must be taken. It’s no secret that Joanna is a big fan of all things tassel related, so it seemed only logical to fight the rainy day doldrums with a beautifully bohemian umbrella decked out in colorful handmade tassels — and a few pom poms for good measure.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been avidly following along with Joanna’s bedroom makeover in #mytinybungalow. Last summer she finished the dining room, complete with gauzy white curtains. But the projects are never done! To help give the dining room ooone more finishing touch, we wanted to update the simple window treatments with a boho-chic vibe. So with a few skeins of embroidery floss from the craft store and some cotton clothesline rope, we created a simple curtain tie back with a satin tassel.
The last few weeks of winter are the worst! It’s when you really start to notice all the tiny things in your home that make it so cold. Small details, like an old window or drafty door begin to take their toll. So when Joanna mentioned that her tiny bungalow had a drafty door, I knew just what project share next: a draft stopper! We used a fabric dying method from our most popular post, how to ice dye, for a boho-chic look that matches Joanna’s living room.
Keep reading to learn how to make your own!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this year, instead of obsessing over cupid’s arrow, I’m making a special treat for my girlfriends to enjoy. Both Joanna and I have been focusing on taking better care of ourselves, essentially taking time to indulge in all-important self-care. So why not treat your best friend to the gift of self-care for Valentine’s Day? We whipped up a batch of bath salts filled with dried flowers and packaged them in easy dip dyed canvas bags for the perfect heart-felt gift.
Confession: my desk is almost always in a state of complete chaos. From brightly colored washi tape rolling around and little every-day items like earphones and face mist (a true desk essential), I really needed something to corral my odds and ends. When I saw this dark green leather, I knew just what to do! A leather catchall is timeless and this version is super easy. All you need is one piece of leather and a few things from the toolbox.