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5 DIY Decor Ideas, Favorite Boots + More

Wanna hear something crazy?! It’s going to be November in less than a week. NOVEMBER. Seriously. I’m not kidding. Can you even wrap your mind around that? I certainly can’t. I mean, doesn’t it feel like May was last week? And now here we are headed into the last two months of 2018 and gearing up for another holiday season. Eeesh. Life just goes too darn fast. I’ve even started thinking about Christmas decor, which doesn’t even seem possible. Obviously we still have a ways to go, but it’s comin’ man! Anyway, I’m not here to talk about Christmas decor today. Nope. Instead I have a fun Friday Favorites for you guys. It’s just a few random things I’ve been loving lately. AND for the first time ever, there’s even a little video too!

New Vintage Chair

Ok, I think it’s fair to say that I have an obsession with vintage chairs. I honestly LOVE them and I have a really hard time passing them by at antique stores. I’m not sure what it is, but I’m always drawn to the simple beauty of old wooden chairs–especially if they are unique. Well I picked up another one recently and I think it’s one of the cutest wooden chairs ever, so I had to share it with you guys!

Farmhouse style wooden chair. A simple vintage chair and old books. #vintagedecor A simple wooden chair and old books. #vintagedecor

The thing I love the most about this chair is the flower detail on the top panel. Isn’t it so gorgeous?! I’ve never seen chair like this, so I had to scoop it up. AND it was only seven bucks. SCORE.

The Best Boots EVER

I raved about these boots on IG stories this week, but I wanted to mention them here too because they’re just so good. I picked these up from Target last week and I looooooove them. I took them with me to Waco and they’re probably the most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned. I have wide feed, so finding comfortable boots is super tricky, but these are amazing. And less than $40!

The best affordable boots for fall and winter! The best boots for fall and winter!

Goodies from Waco

While I was in Waco lat weekend I didn’t have a lot of extra time to shop, but I did drop by The Findery and grab a few things. I picked up a really pretty wooden tray, two old book page bundles, and vintage flash cards.

Farmhouse style vignette

You guys know I have a growing obsession with vintage flash cards–I use them in a lot of my posts. And I also love vintage Bingo cards too. My favorite way to style them is simply on top of old books. They just add a bit of extra character and charm to any vignette.

5 Easy DIY Decor Ideas from Hobby Lobby

Soooooo I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and did something kinda fun–I filmed five easy DIY decor ideas. I wanted to come up with simple projects that literally anyone could do in less than 30 minutes and I shared it over on Instagram in my stories. But since I know a lot of you aren’t on IG, I wanted to share it here too! It’s a little rough, I’m definitely not a video pro by any means, but I hope it gives you an idea or two for your home! (And if it doesn’t play you can view it here.)

Well that’s it for me today my friends! Thanks so much for dropping by the blog, it means so much to me. I’ll see you back here Monday morning with a fun update on our kids’ bedroom makeover!

More Friday shenanigans you might want to check out:

Friday Favorites: A Vintage Inspired Letter Board & More

She Shed Dreams, Leather Jackets & More

An Antique Suitcase, Farmhouse Cubbies & Lots More

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The Comments

  • Christy H
    October 26, 2018

    Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas. I think instead of giving you funny looks, iI would have stalked you in Hobby Lobby just to get some inspiration! 😁

  • Debi Lewallen Padgett
    October 26, 2018

    I love this! Hope you can do more!

  • Serena Shott
    October 26, 2018

    I signed up awhile ago and didn’t see the 8×10 printable in my email. Any way you could resend please! Love your hobby lobby ideas!

    • Sarah
      > Serena Shott
      October 26, 2018

      Sure, I can send it right now. Is this email with your comment where you want it to go?

  • Soraya Carrasco
    October 26, 2018

    Good job on the video Sarah! You should do more of those. Great ideas!

    • Sarah
      > Soraya Carrasco
      October 28, 2018

      thank you Soraya, I’m going to try to do more videos!

  • Moriah
    October 26, 2018

    Thank you! I need this type of help as it’s hard for me to envision the possibilities. I shared this with my daughter as well 😀. Idk why people stare but if they would have listened in, they would have discovered some great ideas. Cute boots and top 😊

    • Sarah
      > Moriah
      October 28, 2018

      Oh fun, thanks for sharing with your daughter Moriah!!

  • Pam Collins
    October 26, 2018

    Loved the videos. Great ideas.

    • Sarah
      > Pam Collins
      October 28, 2018

      thanks Pam!

  • Cynthia Carlos
    October 26, 2018

    More please!!

    • Sarah
      > Cynthia Carlos
      October 28, 2018

      Will do!

  • Heather
    October 26, 2018

    I watched your Hobby Lobby DIY on IG yesterday and LOVED it! You’re so good at that – keep ‘em coming! ❤️

    • Sarah
      > Heather
      October 28, 2018

      Thank you so much Heather!

  • Shirley
    October 26, 2018

    I have to say I have seen many of the wooden chairs with the design carved into the tops like that. I’m a bit older than you though…lol.
    Wish I could wear boots like that again but just can’t do heels anymore.😞
    AND…I really loved the video! Some great ideas that will definitely help many people!
    Happy Fall!

    • Sarah
      > Shirley
      October 28, 2018

      Oh wow, that’s interesting Shirley! This is the first chair I’ve seen with those flowers. They pulled me in!

  • Sheila
    October 26, 2018

    This was a good one. I loved the video too! It was fun with a touch of hilarious, in regards to the end where you were talking about the ladies thinking you were crazy. 😂 Thanks for the ideas! They were super cute and got my brain working again for new decor for my freshly shiplapped walls! ♥️♥️♥️

    • Sarah
      > Sheila
      October 28, 2018

      Ah yay, so glad you liked it Sheila!!

  • Kim Shields
    October 26, 2018

    Loved all your DIY ideas. Please keep them coming, so very helpful to get the creative juices flowing. I especially like the tray idea what a great hostess gift for the holidays. Thank you and thanks to your mom!

    • Sarah
      > Kim Shields
      October 28, 2018

      Thanks Kim!! So glad you liked my ideas!

  • Cheryl Medders
    October 26, 2018

    I LOVE the Hobby Lobby ideas! Thank you for sharing.

    • Sarah
      > Cheryl Medders
      October 28, 2018

      Thanks Cheryl!!

  • Dot
    October 26, 2018

    I echo what many of your readers already said. Loved the Hobby Lobby video! Would love to see more like this!
    Have a great weekend!
    Dot

    • Sarah
      > Dot
      October 28, 2018

      thank you so much Dot!! xo

  • Carol Holtorf
    October 26, 2018

    Old chairs appeal to me also. My biggest thing that I have a hard time resisting are bowls, all different sizes. I love the tray you got at the Finery. I would have bought it if they had it when I was there back in April… thank you for the clever DIV tips.

    • Sarah
      > Carol Holtorf
      October 28, 2018

      OH I love bowls too Carol! Especially dough bowls.

  • Nancy
    October 26, 2018

    Your video was a treat for all your readers today! I really liked the tray and the chair. My go to thing is bottles…..seltzer, vinegar, medicine, milk…..etc. They look so pretty with flowers, rolled up paper or just as a grouping. Love your ideas so keep up the good work.

    • Sarah
      > Nancy
      October 28, 2018

      thank you so much Nancy!

  • Janella
    October 26, 2018

    Wow…I loved your video! And yes, easy peasy DIY! Yea!!👏🏼👏🏼
    So I have been following you a long time on IG and remember when you were branching out to this blogging adventure. I have been researching it to start my own in conjunction with my IG, Pinterest, FB accounts. Your tutorial has made it so easy for me to decide who I need to select for my host, domain etc. Thank you Sarah for being so kind and extending your knowledge for us newbie bloggers!! I was wondering if you would share which plan you went with first…the recommend one or the high level one?
    Thanks a bunch!
    Janella
    @chloeandgreystyling

    • Sarah
      > Janella
      October 28, 2018

      Oh wow, thanks so much for following along for so long!! That is awesome. And for the hosting plan, I’m pretty sure I started with the most basic package they offered!

  • Pauline Hinsch
    October 26, 2018

    Loved watching your quick video on DIY ideas. I just got a 9 a lot cubby and have not put it up yet because I didn’t know what to put inside. I think I’m going to need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby very soon!

    • Sarah
      > Pauline Hinsch
      October 28, 2018

      Oh that sounds awesome Pauline! I love cubbies.

  • Marilyn S.
    October 26, 2018

    Bravo -you are a natural …… I’m telling you if HGTV doesn’t scoop you up soon they are missing out. LOVED LOVED LOVED the video so easy and concise.

    • Sarah
      > Marilyn S.
      October 28, 2018

      Ah Marilyn, you are the best!! Thank you for always being so encouraging, you are such a light!!

  • Kristen
    October 26, 2018

    What a great post ! I love the decorating ideas ! I need all the help I can get !!! And I went and snagged some of those boots today !! I couldn’t resist !!!

    • Sarah
      > Kristen
      October 28, 2018

      OH yay Kristen!! Hope you love those boots as much as I do!

  • Gayle
    October 26, 2018

    Absolutely love your new tray!! And loved the video great ideas Sarah, thank you! Just need to create a shop like that in Australia now!! We don’t have places like that to go to ☹️ But I’ll just have to use my imagination with your great tips! 😄

    • Sarah
      > Gayle
      October 28, 2018

      Oh darn, no Hobby Lobby in Australia?! Let’s trade places! 🙂

  • Verna
    October 26, 2018

    Oh, I LOVE your ideas! Thank you!

    • Sarah
      > Verna
      October 28, 2018

      thanks Verna!

  • Brenda
    October 26, 2018

    I am writing to you as I didn’t receive the farmhouse print. Thank you

  • Sharon N
    October 26, 2018

    Love the video and all your great DIY ideas! Especially the tray, as I have not found one the size I need, so now I can easily make it!! Yay!! And I love Hobby Lobby too!! Thanks, and hope you can do more of these quick videos!! I love your blog!

  • Sharon N
    October 26, 2018

    Thanks for sharing the DIY Hobby Lobby video. Loved it!! I have been trying to find a tray the right size for a table, and now I am inspired to make my own! Loved the easy-peasy tricks, and I too love the Hobby Lobby!! Thanks for all your inspirations in the blog over the years. Great job on the video! Happy Fall!

    • Sarah
      > Sharon N
      October 28, 2018

      Oh definitely make your own Sharon, they’re so easy to make and much more affordable!

  • Shelia
    October 26, 2018

    Oh wow, I love that chair! Sooooooo cute! Simple and cute but makes a big statement. Love the way you styled it too! Loved the videos. And you’re right about not all of us being on IG. I do good to figure out my way around this iPad lol! Thanks for thinking of us!

    • Sarah
      > Shelia
      October 28, 2018

      haha I totally understand that Sheila! I’ll be sure to share any other DIY/shopping trip videos I do on IG here too!

  • Janna
    October 27, 2018

    THANK YOU FOR THIS VIDEO!!! So many times I see an item I like but can’t figure out what to do with it or how to display it, so I leave it on the shelf. I also appreciate that you did the video at Hobby Lobby – a place that is reasonably priced and a place most of us have access to. Please do another video soon!!

    • Sarah
      > Janna
      October 28, 2018

      So glad you like the video Janna! I’ll definitely be doing more videos like this!

  • Kimberly
    October 27, 2018

    Thanks Sarah – loved the video from Hobby Lobby. You should do this more often for those of us who see these beautiful pieces but don’t know how to use them or put them together to create something we love! Would you consider doing some “budget finds” for those of us who can’t afford many of the items you blog about? Looking forward to your holiday inspirations!

    • Sarah
      > Kimberly
      October 28, 2018

      Thanks Kimberly! And yes, I would love to do more budget finds. I’m all about that!

  • susie
    October 27, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to do the Hobby Lobby diy ideas. It take a fresh look and someone with a talent of putting things together, sometimes I feel I am running around in circles trying to make things happen. I do have a question on the side of your amber spray bottle you have thieves on the outside of the bottle did you order a decal or is that handwritten. Also what would you do with a vintage wooden letter bill misc organizer.

    Also I am looking forward to Monday to hear your news!!!!

    • Sarah
      > susie
      October 28, 2018

      Hi Susie, that label is from Etsy. There are actually tons of little shops that make labels for Thieves cleaning bottles! And they’re really affordable too.

  • Colleen
    October 27, 2018

    This was awesome…thank you, Sarah! As other viewers have commented, I probably would’ve followed you through the store in a non creepy kind of way. 🙂

    Am heading there now to make the ‘laundry’ sign.

    Thanks and keep these coming!

    • Sarah
      > Colleen
      October 28, 2018

      haha I would have loved that Colleen! Hope you love the laundry sign. Send me a pic if you can!

  • Ticia
    October 29, 2018

    Fabulous post!!!! Great ideas!

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