Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by my page I’m Teresa Taylor AKA Through a Vintage Door. I’m an Irish gal Living in Australia and life is just so good over here we are just so spoiled.
I’LL BE POSTING MY CRAFTS AND DIY PROJECTS THAT I WILL BE PUTTING INTO MY NEW NEST AND ALSO OUR ROOM BY ROOM RENOVATIONS. WE ARE AIMING TO HAVE ALL THE RENOS DONE IN ONE YEAR 🙂
Ive started this blog so that all our family and friends back home can follow us on our little journey in creating our new home, but saying that all are welcome to follow us and see what we are doing (Oh trust me, we are always doing something)
Im a DIY fanatic and a crazy christmas loving gal , which you will find out! I’m the type of gal that will put my hand to absolutely anything and my moto is, if it works it works! and if it doesn’t work ,don’t worry i’ll make it work!
Being in Australia for 6 years!, yes 6 whole years! I just cannot believe it, since we original only came for a 6 week holiday, wowser! Me and my one and only have decided its time to stop renting and time to buy our first home in Aussie land.
We just bought this little fixer upper and I’m so super excited to start renovations and styling my new nest in just the way I want it to look.
Hi all! Welcome back !!! Its so hard to believe that Christmas has been here and gone and all the Christmas decor is down and packed away I’d just like to say that I hope your Christmas went well and you have a great new year for 2023!
So now that all the Christmas decorations are down and safely packed away for another year I need to restyle the top of my bookcase/ shelving unit..
I will post both their links at the end of my post so you can jump over and give them a like and a thumbs up!
I’m going to jump right into this home tour and just post photos so you can sit back and just scroll! I’ll be giving you a day and night tour
I hope you liked my home and how I’ve decorated it for Christmas. It might be right up your alley or not your cup of tea .. I did things different this year but somehow I still couldn’t help but sneak those reds in somewhere!!
So let’s jump right in and I’ll show you how I styled my porch this Christmas! I’ve kept it light coloured and and no reds.. just simple to keep in style with the house itself! Although next year I could change my mind 😉
I’ll add their links at the end of my post so you can hop on over and see their porches!
I hope you get some inspiration and thanks for stopping by. Don’t
forget to jump over to Terrie’s and Tammy’s blogs to check out their porches I have put their links below!!
I e made this wreath from scratch but it’s been a few years ago now so I’ll try and break it down easy for you to follow if you want to make it yourself from scratch
So before I got a chance to take any more photos my hubby hung the wreath.
Because Friday is porch reveal day , I don’t want to give to much away today as on Friday we are all showing you our porch reveals!! Yay!! I will be showing you the whole outside of the house decorated for Christmas!
I do hope you like this tutorial. Don’t forget to hop over to Terries and Tammy’s blogs to see what they have done!
Thanks for dropping by and Stay safe and stay blessed all!
Today on Decorate with us for Christmas we are doing a coffee table and side tables.
I only have a coffee table and a little fold up table that’s not much of a side table to be honest! It’s really a sad case but let’s see what I can do with it anyhow ummm!!
I’ll be joining
Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip.com/. Tammy from patinaandpaint.com/ and Corine from https://www.facebook.com/JunkToGems. Make sure to click on their links below so it will take you to their blogs to see how they are styling their tables!
Mine is going to be the traditional reds and golds . Most of the other rooms are whites blues just simple but in this room I’m going all out with the reds and want it to be a classy tradition Christmas!
Here is how I started off
That completes the coffee table so we can move on and decorate my side table , I mean fold up table .. It’s purely for decorative purposes 😊
So all thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you got a little inspiration from my table decor..
Until next to time , stay safe and stay blessed!!!
We are already on our guest bedrooms in our decorate with us for Christmas series . It’s already day 12 and I’m feeling the crunch now to get all the inside of my house ready for Christmas and then I need to start on the outside before December 1st
But before I think about the outside let me just say “woh the horses” and pull back on the rains and concentrate on todays reveal!
I’d like to begin with a big shout out to our host Terrie for once again planning and putting this series together.
At the end of this post you can. Jump over to Terrie >>> decorateandmorewithtip.com. Tammy>>> Patinaandpaint.com.
Don’t forget you can watch our videos on Facebook also!
So all thanks for dropping by and checking out my finished for Christmas guest bedroom . I hope you all liked it and I hope it’s inspired you to do your bedroom too .
Dong forget to check out my friends below to see how they decorated their guests bedrooms.
Hi all , welcome to another day in our Christmas Serious decorate with us where today we are doing our laundry .. My laundry is still under construction but I thought I’d show you anyways! I don’t have much going on in it right now!
I’m teaming up with our host Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip.com. Tammy patinaandpaint.com. and Corine from Junk to gems. I’ll put all their links at the bottom of my post..
Here is a before pic below!!
I started with a wreath and then it escalated from there , just simple nothing special!!
So all , I don’t have much going on at the moment and to be honest, I didn’t think I was going to decorate the laundry but how and ever something is better than nothing when it comes to Christmas decorating!!
Don’t forget to jump on over to my friends below where you will be inspired without a doubt
Welcome back to $10 on the 10th. I’ve teamed up with our host Tammy from patinaandpaint.com and also some other inspired bloggers. Today we share our diy projects for $10 or under. I’ve added all their links are at the bottom of my post .. Be sure to check them out…
Everything we do today is budget friendly. It will help to have some stuff in your stash. I usually keep everything from bits of ribbons paints glues etc sometimes things come in handy.
Today I’m going to do something simple.. I have a container of beads, like forever now .. I really need to put them to some kind of use so I’m going to make some Christmas decorations with them.
List of items you will need.
Needle ( sewing)
Glue gun or glue
Faux pine cones and greenery ribbons or what ever you have on hand
If you don’t have the faux pine cones or greenery don’t worry you can just use ribbon , I added pine cones and greenery just so you get the idea of how you can use other stuff to glam it up .. I’ll be making lots more and I’ll just be using ribbon .
Here are some of the items that I’ll be using
First I gathered a few different sizes of beads
See below for all the different one’s I made … I made 5
So all , everything you see here I already had in my stash! Sometimes you just need use what you already have and the kiddos can have fun join in too!!
Don’t forget to hop on over to my other friends blogs below and see how they will inspire you with their under $10 Christmas diy. Don’t forget to give them a thumbs up!
Hard to believe it’s Christmas decorating season again…
I’ve teamed up again with the girls , Terrie Tammy and Corine to take part in the Christmas decorating series. I’m jumping in at day 3 because I had a huge house party , lots of quests and I still have a lot of fall decor around the house.
Once again a huge thanks goes to Terrie from decorate with tip and more for hosting this series and putting it all together!!
I’ve never decorated any part of my house for Christmas this early before. But I wanted to take this time to show you how I’m decorating so you can grab some idea’s and will give you time to get out and get some stuff before Christmas is upon you..
So my hutch is going to be more on the vintage style!
So I started off by getting my Garland out .. I couldn’t find the one that I actually wanted to use as I’ve sooo much stuff , it’s unbelievable! But I must say that everything I own I love it all!!
The next thing I usually do is spread out the lights. I fold them in half to get the middle point then I Centre them in the middle of the garland . ( Little tip) get a ribbon or string and find the middle of your garland place and tie your string so it’s unnoticeable and then each year you won’t have to measure or bend it in half to get the centre point! Easy peasy!!!
I evenly spread the lights across the garland by weaving them in and out
These are some of the items I’m using to trim the garland!
Below I have all the trimmings placed
Next step is hang the wreaths on the doors. Below is the wreaths I’m using
I grab a command hook but I hang it upside down and place it on the back of the door. You can measure the door to get an accurate centre part, or just do what I did and eyeballed it..
I then hung the wreaths
Here is the finished product, I hope you like my vintage take on a garland I’m pretty happy with it.
So thank you all for stopping by and I hope this post has given you some sort of inspiration.
Noooo! Come on really, already. It’s hard to believe that I’m almost one year in my new house. Last year we moved in just two weeks before Christmas so I only got one tree up! This year I’m planning on putting up six .. Yes you heard that right, six!!!
let me get started by thanking our host Terrie from decorate and more with tip! Who once again is hosting our series in Christmas decorating room by room..
I will be a little late to the party this year as I can’t start decorating until the second week in November..
First off , we will kick off this series by letting you in on our colour schemes! Meanwhile Terrie works on and comes up with our week. by week plan , and us other girls just hang around and wait , drinking wine or champagne. We really don’t have to work anything out our host Terrie does all the planning !! Terrie is awesome and is a wonderful host and coordinator. I feel blessed to be jointing in with her and the other girls to share in this years Christmas series.
How exciting is this y’all.. I know that I’m excited!
Here’s a few of my favourite colours that I have planned for Christmas 2022!
So all the baubles below where purchased three years ago for a project I have wanting to do for some years!! All where still in their wrappings!
Can you quess what it is I want to do? Ummm!
A HANGING WREATH! Yay and yassss!!!
Please note!! Only one bauble got broken in the making of this post!! Soooo sad
I will be also putting up a traditional tree and decorations.
So my dear friends I’ll leave all here and as we enter into the Christmas season .. I’ll be taking you all along with me as I do my Christmas decorating!
As always don’t forget to hop on over to my friends below and you can follow them for some great inspiration as they will be sharing their colour schemes too!
Have a great day all and stay tuned each week as we share our homes and ideas with you all!
Friends you may have gathered by now on this series of the master bedroom refresh that the excitement of buying this bedding has got the better of me and the day Is finally here!!
Let me just remind you of the bedding before I change it!
I always like to iron my sheets but sometimes I take the lazy option s
So my friends I hope you like the new look and hope you get some inspiration here!!
So don’t forget that tomorrow is reveal day.. where you get to see the whole room and I have a bit of a surprise in the room for you and to be really honest it took me a few days to decide on wether or not to do it, but you will need to come back tomorrow to see it!!
Please pop on over and see the other three girls who I’ve teamed up with in this bedroom refresh series.. I’ve provided all their links below below!
Hi friends, we are back again with a one room at a time makeover / refresh
This time we will be working on our bedrooms for the next week.
Each day we will post our before pictures. We will also focus on a focal wall decorate our furniture style our bed etc and on Friday July 29th we will post our reveals.. Videos will be posted on our Facebook pages.
Big thanks to Terrie for hosting and always coming up with a great plan.
So I’ll Be joining up with Terrie from decorateandmorewithtip.com. Tammy from patinaandoaint.com. and Corine from Junk to Gems and you can find Corine on Facebook. I’ll be posting their links at the end of my blog so please skip on over and see what they are up to.
This is my mood board for the room.
My bedroom isn’t fully ready for a full makeover and I have a few plans for this room so for now I’ll be doing a refresh ..
Ok friends Come back on Monday , I will be sharing the focal wall and what I’m doing with mine!!
Don’t forget to hop over to the girls below and see how they transform their bedrooms.. I’ve added their links.
Hi there, friends! It’s that time of month when I join some blogging friends of mine to share some of our ideas where we create different projects each month for under $10. Yes! that’s what I said under $10
The theme this month is Christmas in July!
Can I just say that I’m a little excited . I just love love love anything christmas so this challenge was not getting by me!!
I have a huge Christmas wreath that I always wanted to add some vintage Bells on to it but to be honest I just can’t afford or justify paying the money that they want .. So here I am making them myself!
So basically , the deal is that we can’t spend more than $10 dollars on the project and mine basically cost me nothing! because I already had the paints , glue gun etc all I needed was to save up some bean cans.
Why Bean cans!
The reason why I’m using bean cans is because I want to be able to use them outdoors at Christmas, but my main reason is they are free , tough , durable and not easily broken when stored away. I was going to use soda drink cans but opted for the tin cans instead.
If you don’t usually buy product Items in tin cans you can get your friends to start saving them for you now so that you will have them for Christmas. I used two different sizes in this project. Also , a while ago a good friend of mine gave me some champagne corks tops that he saved up because he knew that I do crafts , so sweet of him.. Funny at the time I had no idea what I’d use them for but they came in handy for this project!
Friends! let me walk you through what I did!
I gathered up my cans, 2 different sizes and peeled off the paper and washed them in soapy water.
I want to mention that the baking soda and bi carb soda is the same product so please do not use baking powder as this product is different
NOTE! Also guys . bi Carb Soda takes 4-5 hrs to dry ( don’t panic it dries rock hard, don’t keep poking at it like I did lol! ) Plaster of Paris dries in an hour and can be sanded right away
You can always do another coat so the can texture is completely gone, I didn’t have the time right now but on my other cans I will do two coats ..
Two different methods!
The list of items you will need!
Empty bean can
Glue gun or E6000 ( or any type of glue you have on hand)
Plaster of Paris or Bi Carb soda
Gold paint or your colour choice.
Cover for your work station as it’s messy
Spatula for mixing
Drill if using corks instead of beads
Let me know what you think and if you do happen to use this tutorial please drop me a line and a photo of your Christmas Bells!!
Well my friends here is my take on Old Vintage Christmas Bells.
At the end of my post I will leave the links to all the other girls who I’ve teamed up with and are participating in this challenge so be sure to hop on over to their blog pages to see what they have done and I’m sure you are bound to get lots of inspiration !!
Below is what I’m going to Dupe!
My dupe is a faux indoor magnolia tree! I have been wanting to do a faux plant for ages and when I picked up the magnolia stem at TK Maxx for $20 each . I knew that I was going to love this challenge so much!
What I needed for my project!
Magnolia Stems x 2
Pot (Black is what I used)
White Paint (any type except gloss)
Knife ( to cut styrofoam)
Let’s get started!
I had everything I needed already except for the magnolia stems so basically the whole dupe costed only $40 out of pocket!
I grabbed my old plant pot from the garden and gave it a good wash and hose down so it was clean enough to apply the paint..
Then I used some white paint .. Any paint will do once it’s a latex or water based paint .. You don’t want gloss as you will need to be able to smear and wipe it so it has an aged look. To be honest I didn’t have to wipe off much I just kept wetting the paint brush to make the paint more watery.
After the paint dried I cut the styrofoam into pieces so it would fit into the plant pot.
Next step was putting the two stems into the plant pot and then filling around it with more broken pieces of styrofoam.. I pressed firmly wedging the styrofoam in tightly..