Style Scouting: Vol. 178

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Style Scouting. My Sunday post where I share the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:

Now that it is February, Spring doesn’t seem that far away. I don’t mind the winter months as I always use them as a time to get indoor projects done around the house so that once Spring does arrive, I can spend more time outside.

After dusting off my sewing machine a couple of weeks ago, I have been looking around my house to see what else I can make to freshen the spaces. I posted about making fabric napkins and will share another thing I sewed for my kitchen this week.

I am also thinking about wallpapering a room. I have the paper in my Amazon cart, but have yet to hit order as the little voice in my head keeps telling me to just paint it. Decisions… decisions…

As for the hutch I was planning to make for my living room to display my collection of white dinner and serveware, that has gone on the backburner of projects. Snags in the design may not work as I planned. :-( I will keep you posted.

Now onto the links I found this week.

Decorating

I like the lived in cozy feeling of this large home. Don’t miss checking out the walls in the dining room.

When the winter blues start getting you down… seeing these rooms should help energize you.

Would you want 3 of these in your kitchen? I would!!! Click on the first of the photos in the line up of 3 small photos. Doing this will open up larger photos of the home.

While on vacation in Rosemary Beach, Florida in the fall, I rode my bike past this home everyday. I enjoyed this post allowing me to see how it was decorated.

DIY

I think I shared this Valentines’s Day gift wrap idea for baked goods last February. They are so cute I had to share again.

A clever idea to do with drawers.

Making and hanging this Valentine decoration in your home is sure to bring a smile to your face everytime you pass it.

Food

I loved soup made with this kind of pasta when I was a kid… and still do.

Do you like French fries? Have you ever made them like this?

These colorful heart cookies sure look good and fun to make.

Out & About

I may have to subscribe to Hulu so I can see this movie adapted from this book.

Make use of your local public library – they have books, DVDs, video games, puzzles, etc – all of these things are free to borrow. They often have free programs you can attend as well. Some libraries also circulate unconventional things – like check engine code readers, bubble kits, binoculars, telescopes, and a ton of other things!

Fun & Interesting

Things to do when you are overthinking and can’t fall asleep.

Something to Think About

This is good for all to know in 2024 and going forward.

I didn’t make a new year resolutions or choose a word of the year, but I am trying to do more of this… it’s called quietude.

“Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  • This colorful tray for a table or ottoman is quite the deal and will add a spring vibe. Comes in a few colors and shapes.

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13 Comments

  1. Always love your posts.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Karen :-)

  2. Ohhhh! That Rosemary Beach House!! I could move right in there. Also loved the link to the drawers turned into cubbies. That blogger found a steal on those drawers! Inspirational.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Deanna – Those drawers were such a great find. The fun of thrifting, you never know what you will come across. I love seeing the creativity in repurposing themn.

    2. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Deanna – Those drawers were such a great find. The fun of thrifting, you never know what you will come across. I love seeing the creativity in repurposing them.

  3. I am old enough to remember the horrible job of trying to remove wallpaper. When we were looking for a new home, a couple of years ago, I remember passing on houses because they had wallpaper. Last fall I did the unthinkable and wallpapered our small foyer that is really small and hard to decorate. I love it and would tell you to wallpaper!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Michelle – I agree with you that removing wallpaper can be frustrating, but it really does add style and personality to a room. I am 99% sure I am going to go for it.

  4. sheri silver says:

    Thank you as always Diane; appreciate you! :)

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Sheri – Your ideas for food and more are always so creative. I love seeing originality and it shows in all your posts.

  5. I’d think long and hard about wallpaper …. I once put in my dinning room and loved it until a few years later. …. I wanted to remove it ….. That stuff is easier to put up than to remove. …… For me, never again …. I’ll paint.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Linda – I agree about wallpaper, it can be hard to remove. The pattern I am thinking of using is peel and stick. I am hoping that if I pretreat the walls with a wallpaper primer, when I do want to remove it, it comes off easily. :-)

  6. After years of peeling paper off of the walls of homes I purchased…never applied properly to make it easy(ish) to peel. I swore I would never put up wallpaper. But, I did last year. Used it in my hall bath above vertical shiplap.
    I LOVE it! Makes me happy every time I see it! Plus, I figured if I do get tired of it. It only covers the top 1/4 of the room. Minus the shower. So, it won’t be that time consuming to remove.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Amy – I have found that when removing wallpaper, if the wall was primed with a wallpaper primer before the paper was applied, it does come off my easier. I love that you said the wallpaper you but up makes you happy every time you see it. That is a decorating WIN in my book. :-)