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. Basically, I am “unpacking” information shared within the last 30 or so days.
I am also collaborating with three other amazing bloggers and we share our handpicked favorite finds with you.
I will also be sharing some posts, information and events from around the world that you may be interested in.
So let’s get started!
We started off the month of August by updating an older post on collecting yellowware. This pottery has been making a steady come back. I have seen it in home decor magazines as well as on some home improvement shows.
Lavender Salt Scrub With Coconut Oil
If you work with your hands then you know how useful a salt scrub can be. This lavender salt scrub with coconut oil removes tough stains while moisturizing your skin. It can also be used to exfoliate your elbows, feet and legs. In this post, I show you how to make this heavenly scented beauty product.
Easy DIY Autumn Wreath
As I was taking inventory of my fall decor, I stumble upon an old wreath. I decided to spruce it up a bit so I could use it for the coming season. This DIY Autumn Wheat Wreath literally took less than 30 minutes to assemble.
5 Easy and Affordable Ways to Decorate for Fall
This past week, I looked at my schedule and realized that I had about 30 minutes of free time that I could use to decorate for fall. Are you in the same boat? As I was dashing about the house putting out my fall decor, I thought – I should write a post about this. So, here are my insider tips on 5 easy and affordable ways to decorate for fall.
In related news
This Danish cabin with it’s beach vibe is so charming.
Camille Styles has 50 bucket list ideas for fall.
Have you grown the Cafe Au Lait variety of dahlias? Let me tell you, they don’t disappoint. These flowers are stunning. I have them in my garden and they are in their full glory this time of year.
Have you seen the show Capturing Home with Amy Neusinger and Kate Martingale? I have watched every episode – some of them at least twice.
I love the idea of hosting a Southern Style Potluck Dinner Party.
Oh my stars! I love this dried floral arrangement for a WALL.
This courtyard garden is dreamy. Take a look at all the succulents she has in pots!
I got together with some of my favorite bloggers and we are sharing our 4 favorite finds for the coming month.
Anna from Sky Lark House
These finds are items that I have ordered, currently use and enjoy. I am linking the actual product I purchased, not a similar item.
- With fall just around the corner, I have started looking for subtle ways to change up my decor. I love this fall grass standing bundle. Putting out dried grasses is such an easy way to decorate for fall.
- This applewood and amber scented candle is a perfect way to usher in the season.
- These Spode brown transferware bowls are on sale right now and are perfect for autumn.
- Finally this wooden bowl is fabulous. It compliments all the fall decor and is perfect for the coffee table or kitchen table.
Cindy from Reinvented Delaware
Cindy from Reinvented Delaware has a fabulous blog where she shows you how to refurbish furniture and repurpose thrifted items.
- Do you like to clean old silver pieces you find while out thrifting or antique shopping? Sometimes I like to keep the patina on silver but sometimes I like to polish it. Earth Brite is the best cleaner I have ever used and it is safe on your skin. It also cleans copper, stainless steel, and brass like no-bodies business!
- I’ve been working on a fall wreath project that involves paint – of course 🤣 ! Dixie Belle offers some of the best chalk paint out there for projects like my fall wreath. It’s easy to use and the colors are amazing! Stick around for that upcoming project btw!
- Cleaning chalk paint or any paint for that matter, couldn’t be easier than with Scrubby Soap. It is a citrus-based soap that is infused into a scrub-daddy material. Clean-up of any painting project is a breeze and it’s safe for your hands too! In fact, there is even a goat’s milk version and an olive oil & aloe bath and body version! I’ve been using both each night and my skin feels so smooth!
- We painted our front porch concrete floor a couple of years ago, and it is holding up so well! It would have been a daunting task, but my Wagner Paint Sprayer made the job so easy! I also stenciled the floor – it’s gorgeous!
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.
- COILED ROPE BASKET – I love this basket, unfortunately so does Dempsey. It holds pup toys and for some reason Dempsey thinks he should carry it around, dump it and then pull it apart. Anyway, it’s the perfect size for throws or magazines.
- HAND TOWEL – I hope I am not the only one that is so hard on things like hand towels. I have the best intentions honestly I do, but then the dogs drool on the kitchen floor and you wipe it up and realize the floor is dirty. See a theme here? I guess my readers who don’t have dogs are probably going to stay that way.
- WOODEN STOOL – I’m so excited that since Josh has bought his house that I can start shopping for stuff for his new place. Well I can start suggesting. I love this for inside the door in his sunroom. Really cute right?
- OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING – This cookbook is on sale for only $10.40. If you love outdoor entertaining like I do, this is amazing. I think fall is actually my favorite time to eat outdoors.
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.
- It’s an end-of-summer tradition to attend our amazing Minnesota State Fair the week before labor day. I’ve gone almost every year of my life. This week Mr. Fix-it and I filled up on cheese curds, mini doughnuts, and way more food than I could list; it was wonderful! At one of the booths, I picked up a dozen handmade rusty metal Fall leaves. Once they get a simple coat of THIS to seal, I’ll be adding them to my autumn decor. You can find similar ones HERE. (Take advantage of the Labor Day sales while you’re there, too;)
- At a local cute shop, I spied this beautiful handmade macrame lampshade. I love the boho vibe and how the crafter used a white and jute combo. I haven’t decided where I’m using it yet, but these awesome lightbulbs don’t need electricity, which means I can hang a bulb in the pretty lampshade and hang it anywhere (the shadows will be awesome, too). Find handmade macrame shades HERE (or find a pattern and make one yourself).
- Fall fragrances are the best. They just make your home cozy and inviting. Two ways I like to incorporate the autumn fragrances into my home is by burning candles and switching up my everyday soaps. THIS hand poured candle, we used to sell at my store instantly transforms my brain to Fall. And THESE soaps next to my sinks make my nose happy (I do also love the other Fall fragrances, too).
- I’ve got 2 new Marvin windows in my office! Which means I really need to buckle down and make it organized and cute;) I finished reviving a vintage wood kitchen table to be my desk, and I’m so excited to be able to use my comfy, tufted chair next to it (I’ve been sitting on a stool with no back support:( ) If you’re feeling the urge to update some of your spaces, too, be sure to check out THIS Labor Day sale on everything home decor. I’ve ordered several upholstered desk chairs there for my family. (My chair is similar to THIS one, but they have many varieties).
In Closing . . .
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are taking advantage of the long days and cooler breezes. Wishing you all a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
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