Around the House – Week Twenty One


Welcome To Around The House At My 100 Year Old Home. This Is A Weekly Update I Share On Weekends About What Is Going On Inside My 100 Year Old Home. I have a lot of craft projects to share this week!

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Welcome Inside My 100 Year Old Home

Another week has passed and some of you are actually spending a little more time outside of your homes. Los Angeles County announced we are staying at home until August 1st. So you will find me home for at least another two months. It’s been pretty great being home with the kids, so I am totally fine with it.  And the end result?  Lots of craft projects.

On the Blog This Past Week

How to Plan a Rehearsal Dinner

Although this event was held almost a year ago, I shared on my blog this week how I planned our oldest son’s rehearsal dinner. If you had asked me last week if I had blogged about this I would have answered, “of course”!

But one of the things I discovered when I was redoing my blog was some posts that were “drafts” which means they were never published. 


Rehearsal Dinner Table at a Winery

On my blog post, I shared tips on how to plan for a Rehearsal Dinner. Now I know that there aren’t any rehearsal dinners happening, but I thought this might be a good post to save for later. 

The dinner was held in the barrel room at Merryvale Vineyards and the setting was spectacular. I had faint memories of this room because my oldest brother had his rehearsal dinner here over thirty years ago. It was even better than I had remembered!

I actually made all of the centerpieces for this dinner. The flowers are all made out of crepe paper and my blog post highlights the 100+ flowers that I made for the table. Be sure to check out my blog post all of my tips.

DIY Craft Projects – Painted Coasters

DIY Painted Coasters

I really enjoyed creating and I posted three craft projects this week. (Crafting is great during quarantine!) I made these coasters using leftover dropcloth. I painted them with acrylic paint and then stitched some free motion embroidery  You can see the complete DIY here.

What’s New in The Dining Room

My theme for the month of May is collecting. 

When I listed all the things I collect last week, I forgot to list craft supplies. I truly believe I have enough craft supplies to create a craft every week until Christmas (without having to buy a thing). It’s scary but wonderful at the same time. Haha.

(I am even considering starting some holiday craft projects now that I won’t share until the holidays. Is that crazy?)

Coasted Inspired Table Decor DIY

The second craft project I shared was a dining room table I did last spring. I made the burlap table-cover, the paper flowers, and the colored placemats.

How to Make Paper Flowers

There is a complete DIY on how I made the paper poppies. I am pretty sure these were the first paper flowers I ever made. And the good news is that they are still alive and looking great. Haha.

The floral placemats DIY can be found here.

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DIY Craft Projects – Felt Peony Basket

Peonies on Basket

I joined a spring blog hop many months ago that was all about peonies. Of course, I assumed I would be sharing some gorgeous peony flowers on my blog. That didn’t happen (because I still have not gone out to a store or anywhere for that matter) and I came up with a DIY instead.  

I used a basket I bought a few months ago that I had intended to surround with some pom poms. And I have a lot of felt leftover from Christmas and Valentine’s Day. 

So the basket is now surrounded with felt peony flowers.

I used my Cricut machine to make this craft project. My Cricut Maker machine cut out all of the petals, which was a lifesaver.  And I love how the basket came out! You can find the complete felt peony basket DIY here.

Peony Flower Basket DIY

How to Use Paint to Create a Tablescape for Spring and Summer

My last post this week was a Tablescape project I did with Testors paint

Spring Table Butterfly Theme

I used paint for four different projects to create this tablescape. I painted (and free stitch embroidered) the placements. I painted the chargers and the mason jars. I also painted watercolor paper and cut out the butterflies.

I think you will laugh when you see how loosely I painted the placemats for the butterflies. I promise these take very little artistic talent!

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I used Testors Craft Acrylic paints and also Rust-Oleum Imagine Spray paint.

For the complete DIY, head to my blog post.

Let’s See What My Friends Are Up To

Sarah at Dreaming of Homemaking shared an amazing Easy Outdoor Fireplace.

My friend KariAnne from Thistlewood shared Seven Simple Outdoor Decorating Ideas.

Sheila at Maison de Cinq shared How to Find French Farmhouse Antiques for Less.

Liz Marie Blog shared the Pottery Barn and Airstream Collection!

Petals for Three Felt Peonies

Looking Out the Front Door

Next week on the blog I will be sharing my DIY project that You all selected (although there was a hijacking involved and I can’t wait to share what happened!). Plus I will be sharing our porch makeover at our Waco Airbnb, a fun wreath project, and more.

I am really enjoying writing these blog posts and sharing what’s happening inside My 100 Year Old Home. Thank you so much for spending your time here!

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