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Friday, December 19, 2014

Be Merry Outdoor Sign

Be Merry Outdoor Christmas Sign | One Mile Home Style

During my Christmas Home Tour you got a glimpse of my new "Be Merry" sign that greets our guests at the front door. 

I was able to complete this project for under $10! How is that for a big impact project for a little price?!

 Here is the supply list:
Cedar 1x12
Stain 
Acrylic Paint

The only thing I purchased was the cedar 1x12 (find them in the fencing section of your local home construction/hardware store), I already had the stain and paint on hand.

How to Make a Be Merry Outdoor Christmas Sign

I gave the entire piece a coat of stain in my favorite finish, Minwax Special Walnut, and let it sit for a couple of days to fully dry. My trick for laying out my wording is to draw it all out with chalk first and then paint right over it. That way, if my spacing is off, or I don't like the layout, all I have to do is wipe it off and start over.

How to Make a Be Merry Outdoor Christmas Sign

Once I was happy with the look, it was time to paint! I did two of coats of red to get a little more coverage in the lettering, and then I outlined the letters in bright white to give a them a little more definition.

How to Make a Be Merry Outdoor Christmas Sign

I love this fun statement piece! For just a little time and money, you can make big statement at your front door too!

Be Merry Outdoor Christmas Sign

Be Merry Outdoor Holiday Decor | One Mile Home Style


Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Home Tour 2014

One Mile Home Style Christmas Home Tour

Finally! All the Christmas decorations are up and I can share them with you! I feel like I am the last blogger out there who still hasn't done a Christmas post yet. Mostly, it's due to the fact that I am constantly adding a little something more, or breaking out the paint for a whole new project. Add that to the fact that it has been overcast here for like the last week, no sunny days = super hard to take good pictures indoors. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Eye Candy 12.8.14

I love seeing all the different themes and colors that people use to decorate for the holidays, but there is just something so perfect about combination of red and green. This entry is beautiful and simple, it's not overdone, which makes it so welcoming.


Friday, December 5, 2014

DIY Plaid Blanket Scarf {Easy Handmade Gift}

I am a warm weather girl, but I do love when the weather starts to get cooler and I can break out my boots, my flannel shirts and SCARVES! I love scarves!

I especially love all the super warm and cozy looking plaid blanket scarves that are everywhere right now. And I think they would make such a perfect gift for the holidays. But, I am cheap, and I am not loving the price tags on these scarves (sorry, I am not paying $30+ for a scarf). So, I headed to the fabric store to see if I could make a more budget friendly version.

DIY Plaid Blanket Infinity Scarf | One Mile Home Style

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Month In Review - November


I don't know about you, but I feel like the month of November just flew by. I can't believe that it is December, and Christmas is right around the corner.

November was another busy month around here, let's take a look back...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday Eye Candy 12.1.14

Happy December! Where has the year gone?

Let's start off this holiday season with some inspiration for your holiday decorating. I started getting my decorations up this week, but I still need to add a few more finishing touches. Did you start you decorating yet?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


I am so thankful for all of you that take time out of your day to stop by here and read this little blog. I truly hope that every one of you have a wonderful day with those you are thankful for.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!