3 Simple Crafts To Make This Weekend

3 Simple Crafts To Make This Weekend

 

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It’s almost the weekend and it means we almost have a lot of free time on our hands to enjoy the sunny weather and the spring feel of things. Today we are going to take a look at some of the fun and simple crafts you can try this weekend to give you something to do and to brighten up the home around you.

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Making A New Home (And A New You)

Making A New Home (And A New You)

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Renovating your home comes with numerous challenges. Whether you are renovating just one space, like your living room or you’re taking on the whole house, a renovation is the perfect opportunity to create a new home alongside a new you. And while this may sound grandiose or ambitious, it’s the perfect opportunity to begin all over again. So how can we connect the two, to make a new home and a new you?

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Preparing for a Big Renovation

Preparing for a Big Renovation

Sometimes, more than a little DIY or a touch up is needed. You might have bought a house that’s in need of a lot of work, or decided that it’s time to make some bold changes to your home. You might even find yourself forced into renovation due to unexpected damage or other problems with the structure of your home.

This kind of big renovation project can be exciting. You can see it as a chance to start again. To make significant changes and design the home of your dreams. But, it’s also stressful, time-consuming, expensive and often more than a little scary.

It’s worse if you go into it without any kind of preparation. You can quickly throw up some wallpaper or repaint a wall without much thought. A significant renovation is something else. If you want it to go well, without facing too much disruption, you first need to plan. Here are some tips to help you.

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How To Make Big And Small Home Improvements

How To Make Big And Small Home Improvements

 

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Spring is one of the most popular times of year for making changes to the home. We have all heard of spring cleaning and that time of year is upon us once again. So with that in mind, we are going to take a look at some ideas that you might want to explore ranging from the smaller projects to complete renovation. There is no job too big when it comes to improving your home and so let’s take a look at what you can do.

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Weatherproofing Your Home

Weatherproofing Your Home

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It does not matter whether it is summer or winter, the temperature outside your home can cause havoc with what is going on inside of it. We often don’t tend to think about weatherproofing our properties until it is too late. This is typically because we deem it too expensive and a not a necessity. This is until a big storm comes and causes damage! With that being said, read on to discover more about the different steps you can take to weatherproof your property.

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Vintage Market Days of Asheville Metro

Vintage Market Days of Asheville Metro

We are so excited to share that we will be the Social Media Ambassadors at the VMD of Asheville Metro. We wanted to share some details of the event and hope to see you there!

Details on the Who, what, where!

WNC AG CENTER
761 BOYLSTON HWY
FLETCHER, NC 28732

Friday, March 15, 2019 $10

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 16, 2019 $10

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 17, 2019 $5

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate.

Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.

FREE PARKING AT THE EVENT

This is an amazing shopping event of the year! VMD of Asheville Metro will have vendors showcasing vintage, antiques, art, handmade items, seasonal plants, consumable goodies, furniture, children’s items, home décor, boutique clothing and jewelry.
Think HGTV  show Fixer Upper where older homes with “good bones” are transformed into bright and airy homes and accented with refinished or retro furnishings. Think Makers’ Market meets Estate Sales meets Etsy meets your local boutique.  You will find something for your family, home and closet at this event, something for everyone.
“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.”
Special moments at VMD events- a customer found a painting of a pink rose at one of our events after purchasing it for her daughter’s bedroom she discovered it was painted by her husband’s great grandmother. A piece lost by the family, but re-discovered at this VMD event.  Another customer said she had just purchased her first home and found a dining room set and bench for her entryway from one vendor, she was so happy she brought her mother back on Sunday and they selected more décor! They even have bridal parties attend looking for wedding decor, professional photographers come to find photo props and many more stories.
Each event has a theme and they carry the theme throughout with our vendor tags, entrance décor, stage area and our photo opportunity walls. Our photo walls seem to be a customer favorite.  Our theme for March is “Simply Vintage” and you will find our décor a mix of farmhouse, Victorian and traditional. Start your Spring shopping at VMD Asheville Metro!!
Shopping tips– Wear comfy shoes, bring a wagon or totes to carry your items and take time to meet the makers at each booth. They all have a story behind their business, where they found a piece or their inspiration for their handmade items.
This is a curated event, a vintage experience, our event takes approximately 4 days to set-up, vendors take 5-48 hours to create their booths before the public arrives.
Check out VMD Asheville Metro Facebook event page
Be sure to follow them on Instagram also for current updates and giveaways!
Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
We cannot wait to see you guys there! Please be on the lookout for us and mention following us on Instagram.
XOXO,
Wendy

How To Paint Wooden Furniture

How To Paint Wooden Furniture

 

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Painting wooden furniture can be a fun project. The item of furniture could be something you’ve crafted yourself or it could be an old piece of furniture that you want to transform/restore – whatever the case, the painting process is likely to be the same. Here are a few tips that will help you to create a good quality paint finish.

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4 Strategies To Make Your Living Room More Fun & Stylish

4 Strategies To Make Your Living Room More Fun & Stylish

The living room is the space that we spend the time in across the whole of the home, and that means it needs to be as pleasant, practical, and above all else, as fun as possible. However creating such a space can seem a little challenging, especially when you are trying to keep things stylish too. Luckily, you can find out how to inject a little whimsy, and fun into this room in your home, while keeping things chic by reading the post below.

 

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Retro Chic Touches That Can Make A Big Impression On Any Farmhouse

Retro Chic Touches That Can Make A Big Impression On Any Farmhouse

One of the great things about the modern farmhouse look is its eclecticism. It has a traditional, yet timeless feel that won’t alienate those whose tastes veer more towards the contemporary. It’s a style that’s permissive of clean lines and natural fabrics, but it also embraces asymmetry, scuffs and scratches. While it would be misleading to say that anything goes in the farmhouse aesthetic, it’s certainly a style that affords one a lot of wriggle room and personal interpretation. The timeless look and feel of the farmhouse style is advantageous to those who want to imbue a degree of retro chic to their home’s aesthetic.

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4 Ways You Can Give Your House A Makeover

4 Ways You Can Give Your House A Makeover

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Do you feel like you need a new house or a makeover for every room? The likelihood is, your home isn’t looking as shabby as you think it is and all you need to do are a few little jobs to give it a new lease of life and to get you excited about it again. Try these tips, and you’ll feel a difference straight away meaning you can hold off from those grand extension plans or that house move for a little longer and fall in love with your house all over again.

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