Sky Lark House: Monthly Unboxing April

The purpose of the “Sky Lark House: Monthly Unboxing” post is to highlight some of the more popular posts shared during the previous month. We are unboxing all the DIYs, vintage items, antiques, furniture makeovers and crafts shared during the previous month. I am unpacking all of the information shared within the last 30 or so days.

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I am also collaborating with three other bloggers and we are sharing our handpicked favorite finds with you.

Monthly Unboxing April

Sky Lark House Monthly Unboxing

I will also be sharing some posts from other bloggers with you so you can see what some of my fellow bloggers have been up to!

Sky Lark House Anna Photo

So let’s get started!

How to Upholster a Bench

How to upholster a bench 2

After some requests from you, I put together a post on how to upholster a bench. This is a great beginner upholstery project!

How to Make Botanical Easter Eggs with Transfers

Botanical Easter Eggs 1

Last fall I worked on a project that involved using some transfers that are typically used on furniture. Transfers are a bit like a thin sticker and they are applied to a surface by rubbing the back of a plastic surface. The image you rub is then transferred onto the object you desire.

I had some transfer pieces still in my stash but they were too small to use on furniture. So, I decided to use them to decorate Easter eggs. You can read all about it in the post on Botanical Easter Eggs.

Collecting Vintage French Cafe Au Lait Bowls

Vintage French Cafe Au Lait Bowls

For a number of years, I have been collecting vintage French cafe au lait bowls. In recent years, the price of these bowls has gone up. So, in the post I share with you how to identify authentic vintage bowls and some tips for estimating their age.

Bunny Centerpiece for Your Spring Table

Bunny Centerpiece

Of course with Easter just around the corner, I had to have a post with that involved a bunny. So, I shared with you how to transform a resin statue of a bunny using some milk paint. I loved this bunny for its generous size and for the basket he carries on his back, which is perfect for filling with fresh flowers. The post bunny centerpiece for your spring table has all the details.

In related news

There is this post on 21 flowers to use for decorating during Easter. After 6 months of winter, I am HERE for ALL the flowers!

Speaking of Easter, you have got to check out this post on DIY monogramed Easter Eggs. These are stunning and easy to make.

Then there is this adorable DIY Easter Bunny Garland. The best part is that the main supplies for this garland come from the Dollar store.

Finally there are these Easter table decor ideas. With all of this inspiration, I am thinking we need more time to celebrate Easter.

Hand-Picked Faves

Hand Picked 4 You

I got together with some of my favorite bloggers and we are sharing some of our 4 favorite finds for the coming month.

These finds are items that I have ordered, currently use and enjoy. I am linking the actual product I purchased, not a similar item.

  • This Mueller Multi-Function immersion blender is FABULOUS. It comes with a number of attachments including a whisk for making whip cream and a chopper that functions as a mini food processor. It’s also exceptional quality.
  • With the arrival of spring, I am looking forward to wearing dresses again. I bought two of these Pretty Garden Wrap Dresses, which are perfect for Easter. If you are over the age of 40, you will also appreciate these dresses. An added bonus, they come in an array of colors and patterns.
  • Creating the botanical eggs inspired me to use more furniture transfers. So, I purchased this set which includes some great foliage and birds.
  • Finally, I always love flowers. This book on French Blooms is so inspiring and fits nicely into my collection of decorating and gardening books.

Cindy from Reinvented Delaware

Cindy from Reinvented Delaware has a fabulous blog where she shows you how to refurbish furniture and repurpose thrifted items.

Cindy of Reinvented Delaware
  • If you need a no-fuss gorgeous flower solution to spruce up your home for spring and summer, then you will love these real feel hydrangeas. They come in several colors – I have blue and they are so pretty and life-like! And they won’t wilt 🙂
  • Comfy print t-shirts are my go-to for spring and summer. I found these on Amazon and now I just need to decide which prints to order! Check out the options and let me know your faves. I’m leaning toward the adorable daisy!
  • Do you have an Apple Watch? My kids bought one for me several years ago for Mother’s Day; seriously, it’s the best watch! I can answer a text from my iPhone, and ask Siri questions and it keeps track of my daily steps and exercise! Consider one for yourself or as a gift. Mother’s Day is right around the corner!
  • Our bedroom is undergoing a bit of a refresh and that calls for a new bedspread. I found this one at Walmart and I am loving it. The price is reasonable and the neutral color will go with anything.

Regina from Saved From Salvage

Regina is also a fellow refurbisher of furniture. Her blog Saved From Salvage is full of inspiration and great craft ideas.

Regina Saved from Salvage

  • CHUCK TAYLOR CONVERSE – Who hasn’t had a pair of these? It’s been awhile for me. I’v had red high tops, coral low tops and I’m ready to try some platform white. I had a time where I couldn’t wear such a flat shoe but I’m excited to try these. I just should never buy white but oh well.
  • JUTE RUG – I have two of these on my first floor and I’m about to get another for my sunroom. I just love how neutral they are and go with everything.
  • MAXI DRESS – I’ve got a few weddings this spring and so I’m on the hunt for dresses. I came across this one. Not for the weddings but I thought it looked cool and comfy for work.
  • CAPRI BLUE CANDLE – I usually stock up on these at Anthropologie but I’ve used them all up. So it’s time. I don’t tire of this fresh scent especially in the spring.

Lora from Lora Bloomquist

If you love vintage and antique items, Lora Bloomquist has some inspiration for you. Her blog Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder is full of ideas for repurposing and reusing these items.

Lora Bloomquist
  • Easter is a week away! Mr. Fix-it and are are singing in our church choir this year, and I’ve so enjoyed practicing all the classic Easter music the last few weeks and pondering over their deep lyrics. But I also just got THIS BOOK in the mail and am looking forward to reading it this week as I prepare my heart for the most important holiday!
  • Once Spring really happens around here, I like to do a deep clean of our entryway; put the hats, gloves, boots and winter jackets away. Our rug was looking a little sad, so I decided we needed a fresh look. THIS scalloped version caught my eye, and I love jute rugs for their organic texture. The little bigger size than a throw rug seems to make our small entry look more like a pretty space than a pass through. I got the black edge version because of my black wood floor, but the green edge or cream edge were pretty, too.
  • April showers bring May flowers…hopefully?! I love to bring out my collection of vintage umbrellas to usher in the rainy month. Their pretty fabrics and fun lucite handles add decor, hanging in our entryway (and I always get compliments when I use them). I also like to decorate with them open, propping them high up on a cupboard or behind a vignette. You can find pretty vintage umbrellas HERE.
  • I like to incorporate woven textures into my decor in the Spring and woven lamps and pendants are hot right now! I recently bought 2 rattan lamps for our new den which I’m starting to decorate and I’m loving them! Buying lamps in pairs enables me to swap them into different rooms for seasonal switch ups. Adding woven textured lamps to your decor is a great way to update your home’s look! HERE is a similarly shaped one to mine. HERE is a roundup of some of my favorites (follow me there for exclusive content).

In Closing . . .

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you live in an area where flowers are blooming, please do me a favor and set a vase of them on your table. In turn, I will make you a snow man/ snow woman with all the fresh snow we are getting.

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    1. Oh my gosh – I can totally relate!! Winters in the north are rough!! Hang in there Rachel – May will be here before we know it.

  1. Hi Anna! I can’t believe April is already here! The year is flying by! I love the furniture transfers you bought! They are gorgeous and I can’t wait to see how you use them! Thanks for sharing my Easter table! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy Easter!!

  2. I always love digging into these lists to see what you guys are shopping for and the tools you find most helpful, Anna. I’ve never used most of them so it always feels like a treasure hunt. Loved all the spring inspired posts you shared this season. They have me so excited to add fun pops around the house. Thank you so much for sharing my monogrammed eggs too. I really appreciate it! Big hugs, CoCo

    1. Hi CoCo! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. Your monogrammed eggs were amazing! Piper is one lucky dog- how many dogs have their own monogrammed Easter eggs?

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