Archives for April 2014

Painted Wood Plank Wall Reveal

finished wood plank wall

A few weeks back we started a wood plank wall DIY in our dinette area. I am here to reveal the finished product!


wood plank wall
It was a fairly simple process with the tongue and groove boards. Once the entire wall was completed with planks we needed trim on the corner. I wanted a chunky look, so we bought base boards to attach at the corner.

base board trim for plank wall
Now the fun begins-painting the area. I used Coastal Fog by Benjamin Moore in Regal Pearl. The color choice is part of Benjamin Moore’s Classic Color Collection. I have learned over the years to use colors on walls that are timeless. This neutral canvas is a springboard for whatever color combination suits you. It gives you more flexibility in changing out accessories and patterns. Colorful accessories can give just as much wow factor as bold and bright walls. And let’s face it, with limited time on our hands…changing out a few pillows is much easier than cleaning out a room to paint the walls.

Side note on color:

I just recently painted our dining room in Nantucket Fog by Benjamin Moore. I was drawn to the blue gray tone on the paint chip. As I painted the sample on the walls, I was still on board. But, now that all 4 walls are painted in it-I have to say it is just too much blue in this room. So, hindsight is always 20/20, but I think I would go for this color in accents; maybe some wall art {which I may do now that I have a whole 1/2 gallon left}.

Lighting plays a huge part in how the chosen paint color will look in a room at various times of the day as well. Make sure you sample the color on each wall. But, even after you do all this {as I did} it still may not be the right fit. You win some, you lose some.

plank wall staged
Here are a few other wood plank wall DIY projects that I just adore.

DIY plank wall by lovely etc

This wall from Carrie @ Lovely, Etc. is fabulous in my opinion. I love the dry brush technique and the colors she chose.

diy plank wall by shanty 2 chic
And then there is this incredible wood plank wall DIY from Shanty 2 Chic. How great is this? Instant inviting entryway. And the shelf is just icing on the cake!

Well, thanks for joining me on yet another DIY project from Dandelion Patina. I hope you found inspiration here. Happy creating! Dream. Wish. Inspire.

Bird Nest Woven With Charm

Hey friends! A bird nest woven with charm is such an inspiration to me. Today, I am sharing a faux woven bird’s nest and some funky chalk painted eggs. These are fun DIY projects to infuse your home with vintage charm. Let’s bring the outdoors in!

bird nest craft collage

Supplies needed-bird nest woven with charm:


supplies for bird nest

Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

Instructions for creating a bird nest woven with charm:

    • First, I formed the shell of the nest with the decorative excelsior-leaving a hollow in the middle for my terra cotta saucer.
    • Then, I placed the saucer into the middle securing the shell of the nest in place.
    • I added the floral moss over the top of the saucer.

Instructions for chalk painted eggs:

  • Grab your walnuts. I used 3.
  •  I painted the walnuts in ASCP Duck Egg Blue
  • Let dry.
  • Wax


bird nest view

That is it! This is a very simple inexpensive way to bring the charm of a woven bird nest into your home décor vignette for spring.

Creating a bird nest woven with charm vignette:


vintage urn

I gathered a concrete urn and placed a skeleton key at the top with some Bakers twine.

feathers and key

I love the pattern and texture these feathers bring.

skeleton key

The color of the twine plays off the color in the walnut eggs.

birch branches

Birch branches placed inside an old bed spring.

walnut eggs

A view of the details of the nest. Not your typical blue eggs. But, I love the funky texture and unexpected use of the walnuts.

walnut eggs in nest

bird nest woven with charm

Do you have any craft projects where you have incorporated walnuts in a unique way?

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bird nest woven with charm. DIY Annie Sloan chalk painted eggs

Another craft project you may enjoy:

wreath with pink gray cream cupcake liners


Shell signature 3 revised





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