How to Make Realistic DIY Berry Branches

August 31, 2015

Learn how to transform faux flowers, leaves, and berries into realistic looking branches 
to use for decorating your home.


Learn how to transform faux flowers, leaves, and berries into realistic looking branches  to use for decorating your home.  Tutorial at www.andersonandgrant.com



Last fall, I did a post on creating realistic looking stems for your faux pumpkins.  In my opinion, the stems are what can instantly give it away that you're looking at something fake.  Some people aren't bothered by this, but I am the type that likes the real thing whenever possible.  And if I can't have that, then what I'm using better be as close as possible!


Well, today I'm sharing my way of transforming some faux berry branches into something that will also look a little more real.  And this technique can be applied to fake flowers and leaves in the fall in the same way.

Updating a Vintage Chair with White Paint

Champlain White Fusion Paint Vintage Chair {www.andersonandgrant.com}


I am seriously so excited to share this project with you today!  Over the past few months I've really tried to hone in on what my style actually is and follow my own heart and mind when designing.  In the blogging world I live in, it is some days a struggle to not be lead into doing what everyone else is doing.  This chair, as simple as it is, really is a representation of my style.

Reloved Magazine

August 24, 2015


Hi guys!  I feel like it has been forever since my last post.  The past few weeks have been the type where you work and work, and then whatever your plan was doesn't turn out right.  When that happens, I've found that it is best to step back, take a deep breath, and slow down long enough to think things through.  And honestly, I'm fine with my original plans not working out on multiple fronts.  There must be a reason, right?  

I'll be taking the rest of the week to continue sketching out some new ideas and getting caught up.  The busy season of fall is just around the corner and I'd like to enter it fully prepared.  Is anyone else feeling the pull of autumn?  I'm suddenly in the mood to buy some pumpkins and start cleaning up the flower garden!

Joanna Gaines Inspired DIY Dutch Tulip Crate

August 18, 2015

Portions of this post originally appeared on Craftberry Bush as my monthly contributor post.

Tutorial for creating a tray using a broken wood crate and hardware cloth.


There are times when I believe fate plays perfectly into my DIY world.

When cleaning out my grandma's basement last month, my mom found an old wood crate that was missing its bottom and had a broken board.  Garbage, right?  For most people, yes.  But because she knows me so well, she asked if I wanted it. Perfectly aged wood?  Yeah!  I can use it for something!

Distressed Farmhouse Shelf in the Kitchen

August 4, 2015



Today's post has been months in the making.  I'm sure you know what it's like to do the type of project that just seems to drag on for no real reason. It just hangs over your head being bold enough to remind you that it is still there, yet not pushing you hard enough to actually get over whatever is blocking you from completion.  

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