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100 Fall Project Ideas

100 fall project ideas

I cannot believe it's September... Summer is coming to an end... Fall is peeking it's nose around the corner... Unless, of course, you live in the South where it's still over 100° ;) .  But as we are a people who work by calendar, rather than climate, I guess it's time to starting thinking about fall projects.  In honor of that, I've teamed up with 25 other talented gals to bring you 100 fall project ideas! Yep, that's right.  100 fall projects.  Here are four of mine that I think you'll … [Read more...]

Inspiration: Back Porch Ideas

Beautiful collection of back porch inspiration via maisondepax.com

I am so pleased to say that my sweet husband is treating me to a weekend away for my upcoming birthday!  So today's post is going to be simple and relaxing in honor of the three day weekend.  We are planning to redo our back porch soon (more details coming later), so I've been gathering ideas via Pinterest.  (You can follow me here if you don't already.)  Whether you merely need a little inspiration for your Labor Day barbecue or are planning a full remodel like us, I hope these gorgeous patio … [Read more...]

10 Places to Put Indoor Plants

click for 10 ideas of places to put indoor plants! via maisondepax.com

I love fresh flowers, but I don't love the upkeep or cost.  And with temperatures soaring into the 100's, I recently decided to move the majority of my potted plants from my porch into my home.  Though it took us a little while to find places for all of them that I loved, it made me regret not doing it sooner.  Having a little green life in the home is such a bonus, and the plants sure are happier. Now there is no rocket science to these ideas.  In fact, most of them are rather simple and … [Read more...]

5 Apple Desserts to Welcome Fall (M&MJ #70)

5 delicious apple desserts, perfect for fall! via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 70 (holy cow!) of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  Remember, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked … [Read more...]

DIY Faux Planked Desk

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com #diy #plank

I know I say this a lot, but I am really excited by how this project turned out.  You can see more photographs of my beautiful new desk space here, but today, as promised, is all about  how to create your own faux planked desk. This process could work on any solid wood or plywood top desk.  It might work on laminate or other artificial surfaces, but I make no promises.  The saw could very likely split those surfaces...  Just a warning. :)  I used the following steps to take a plywood … [Read more...]

Eclectic Office Makeover

eclectic office makeover at maisondepax.com #rustic #industrial #classic #chic

I started strong last year with a tour of my entryway and living room... then I got sidetracked by the master bath, attic, and nursery.  But a new year school is a new start, and I'm determined to stay on track.  Plus (as you may have seen on instragram), I found a fabulous new desk chair for a great deal.  It was just what I needed to "finish" my industrial, classic, chic - in a word - eclectic office. My vintage file cabinet (one of my favorite makeovers ever - find the tutorial here) … [Read more...]

Pesto Chicken Kabobs

delicious and easy! pesto chicken kabobs via maisondepax.com

These pesto chicken kabobs combine fresh, savory ingredients to create the perfect blend of grilled deliciousness.  And you know my recipes, it's quick and easy, too! Homemade basil pesto dresses up a simple chicken, squash, and zucchini kabob... And be sure to make some extra chicken so you can throw it onto salads, sandwiches, or pasta. Again, we're all about efficiency here. ;)  You don't even have to clean a pan (yet another reason I LOVE to grill!) And these make … [Read more...]

5 BIG IMPACT Home Projects (M&MJ #69)

5 DIY projects for the home that make a BIG impact! via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 69 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  Remember, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects … [Read more...]

White Planked Desk Makeover

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Does anyone else feel like the vortex of end-of-summer (i.e. I am my children's only entertainment) and getting-ready-for-school (i.e. a million and one errands to run, forms to fill out, and open houses to attend) is sucking the days, hours, and minutes away?  A fact that is in NO way relevant to the amazing makeover I have to share with you today... but one that is very relevant to the length of this post tonight.  Due to said time-sucking vortex in which I am now living, you will be getting … [Read more...]

Twine Wrapped Bottles

rustic, nautical, versatile wine bottles wrapped in jute twine at maisondepax.com... use them as centerpiece, bookends, vases, or accents!

With school starting around the corner, I figure most of us with kids are a little short on time... But this project is so quick and easy, it won't even make a dent in your schedule.  You might even convince your kids to do it with you - a little quality family time before they're off to school.  All you need are some old bottles, jute twine, hot glue, and a little creativity. ;) I chose to go light and simple with my home this summer (you can tour it here if you missed it), and since … [Read more...]