This DIY, seen on Design Sponge, is a clever way to design a bench. Hair pin legs are always a great go to for benches and tables. And the brushstroke upholstery is awesome! See the entire DIY here.

I hope that you are all having a great week thus far! I have to be honest in telling you that I am feeling a little overwhelmed in this moment of my life. If Simply Grove feels super sporadic, my apologies. I don’t ever intend to dismiss this blog but there are seasons where my creativity and time management needs a little attention and support. I am passionate about interior design and I will always be passionate about interior design. I’m really seeking out what my next steps in this crazy, blogging/entrepreneurial life are going to be. I never want to reinvent the wheel and just do things because other people are doing the same things and finding success. I want to do things that match up with my passions. Thank you for reading this blog and thank you for supporting Simply Grove. There are a millions of awesome blogs out there that are football fields more advanced than me. So the fact that you still visit Simply Grove means the world to me.

I would LOVE to hear from you! If there are any posts that you need more of, haven’t seen enough of, or are tired of, let me know! Either comment below or email me at simplygrove22@gmail.com. I really do value ALL of of your feedback. And I only want to blog what is important not just to me but to the readers.

Much love to you all! xxoo

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Ok, this may be my favorite DIY that Elise has tackled thus far! It’s stylish, easy to achieve and goes with a variety of aesthetics. Be inspired and take notes!

What you need:

Clamp light
Gold spray paint
Electrical plug replacements
Wire cutters
Wooden beads

Disassemble the clamp light.

Spray paint the light cage gold.

Cut the electrical cord towards the end close to the plug.

Thread the wooden beads down the electrical cord. Follow the instructions that come with the replacement plugs to put your electrical cord back together and PRESTO!

Cheers, Elise (Check Elise’s kids clothing line here.)

DIY designer, styling and photography: Elise Vaughn.

 

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Here is part 2 of the Cinco De Mayo inspired DIY that we posted yesterday, created by SG’s DIY contributor Elise Vaughn. This muted green is a fun, neutral option for your space. Visit the original post for the HOW TO’S here.

 

 

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You are going to LOVE this DIY, coming straight from our DIY contributor Elise Vaughn. It’s Cinco De Mayo inspired and a perfect addition to your walls.

This fun project was inspired by the Mexican Star weave.  Most of us have done this weave with four Popsicle sticks at a camp during our childhood.  With this version I added a couple more sticks and made it a bit larger. You can make yours as large or as small as you want- the length of your sticks will determine the diameter of your woven star.

Materials:

Branches or wooden dowel
Yarn
Scissors

Lay the sticks over each other so that they all cross in the middle and are spread evenly apart.

Attach your sticks together laying the yarn over the middle of the sticks with a long tail.  Begin wrapping the sticks with the yarn in figure eights around each of the sticks and securing them in the back by tiring a knot with the tail of the yarn.  -the sticks will still move around and will become more secure as your weave circle grows larger.

Next select your first color and tie the end around one of the sticks. Then start wrapping the yarn around each dowel- the pattern changes when you start from under or over the stick.   You may want to practice a few times around until you decide on the pattern that you want to establish. When you are ready to introduce a new color simply tie the ends of the strings together and continue wrapping.  Try mixing different types of yarns with different textures and thicknesses to add variety and texture into the weave.

Once you have obtained the desired size of your weave you can either leave the extra length of sticks or simply saw them off. And presto:)

Check back tomorrow for more weave art inspiration!

Cheers, Elise (Check Elise’s kids clothing line here.)

DIY designer: Elise Vaughn, Styling: Kirsten Grove, Photography: Kirsten Grove and Elise Vaughn.

 

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