Tuesdays at Ten June

It's Tuesday! Time to check out all of the fun projects you guys have cooking out there. And you're in for a treat because the theme of this week is apparently room makeovers... you guys have been busy!

I'm officially obsessed with Lindsey's half-bathroom makeover. Seriously. I love every single detail. The vanity. The wall treatment. The circular mirror. The sconces. The faucet. The dark gray paint. Love, love, love. Check out her blog, I'm Always Nesting, for more information and sources.

Danielle from The Cheerful Home also nailed a room redo with her master bedroom makeover. She did an amazing job layering all of those pretty neutrals and I'm a huge fan of the two bedside mirrors. I absolutely love the look of hanging something on either side of the bed instead of directly over it. So pretty.

And Abby from Just A Girl and Her Blog made over her office. I totes adore all of that mint green and stylish organization. I definitely need a pegboard like that.

My favorite pick from this past week is another makeover, but this time, it's outside. My friend Courtney Lake reinvented his outdoor space for Home Depot's Patio Style Challenge. This is magazine-worthy, no?? I could definitely spend some quiet time out there!

Yeah, you folks are making me want to redo a room! Makeover time, anyone? 

Check out more awesome Tuesday at Ten June features right here. And to see yours next week, shoot me your projects via email (tenjuneblog@gmail.com) or on Instagram (#tuesdaysattenjune).

How to Clean Outdoor Patio Cushions

Y'all, this is a riveting post. For sure, one of my most fascinating ev-er.

But seriously, I hope it's one of the most helpful. It's spring time, which means time to break out the patio furniture from its winter hibernation and put in some elbow grease to get the furniture in tip top shape. Sometimes we do a great job at storing our nice weather gear all winter, but a lot of the times, David and I are guilty for leaving cushions out too long. AKA we've got ourselves some diiiirty cushions. Every year, I have a hard time figuring out how to clean those diiiirty cushions. What cleaner should I use? Will it actually work? Is it safe for my cushions? Safe for those of us using the cushions?

This year, I went to Pinterest and got some answers. I tested out a couple of things and finally found a system for cleaning outdoor patio cushions that works for me. Wanna hear?

Step one. Mix warm water with about 2 tablespoons of dishwasher detergent. We use the Seventh Generation liquid detergent and it just so happened I was at the bottom of the bottle. I simply added warm water to the detergent bottle and shook it well.

Step two. I laid out my cushions on the driveway and hosed them down with the detergent + water mixture. I let them sit for about thirty minutes.

Step three. Rinse the cushions down with water from a high-powered spray nozzle. The high-powered pressure is key. Gotta work hard to get that grime out.

Step four. Spot treat the bad stains by sprinkling baking soda and scrubbing. I actually just sprinkled baking soda over the entire top of each cushion and scrubbed them down, just for good measure. A brush would work best, but I for the life of me couldn't find one around my house, so a rag worked fine, as well. Put some a$$ into it, though, and scrub that cushion well!

Step five. Rinse down the entire cushion with the high-powered water again. Let dry in the sun!

Just in case you were wondering, you get extra cool points if you're cleaning in Crocs. Just sayin'.

The Friday Jot List

Yeah, I'm a day late and a dollar short again. My Friday got filled up with enjoying the pretty weather with two adorable kiddos. Life's pretty good when you've got a weekend of beautiful spring weather ahead of you, isn't it?! Check out what's on my mind this fabulous weekend.

1. Birth announcements. We just got Little Lady June's birth announcements in the mail and I am in love! I can't wait to share these adorable Minted announcements with you next week. Here's a sneak peek!

2. One piece bathing suits. Since I'm only two months post-baby and arriving pretttty quickly on swim suit season, I've been shopping some reasonable one piece alternatives lately. I'm typically a sporty bikini wearer but I think this summer may need to be a one piece season if you know what I mean. Tankinis seem easier to wear, but I hate when the top looks baggy over the bottom. Here are a few of my favorite one piece options that I've found out there. Any other suggestions?!
floral bandeau from JCrew

By the way, JCrew has 30% off select styles online with the code GOSHOP. Get ittt.

3. My Fashion Snapshot. Believe it or not, someone out there finds me somewhat stylish! In fact, my dear friend Courtney asked me to participate in her "What's Your Fashion Snapshot?" series earlier this week. You can check out the post right here on her adorable blog, A Thoughtful Place.

4. Easter 2014. I hadn't shared any Easter pics yet here on the blog (you may have seen some if you follow me on Instagram- @tenjuneblog), so here are a few of my favs from the day! Our little family of four had the best day celebrating with both mine and David's families. It is such a blessing to watch our families love on our kids. Seriously, such a great feeling.

My brother-in-law took some awesome pictures of our little fam. So special! And yes, that's the best shot I got of the kiddos together... a certain someone doesn't hold her head up yet and a certain someone else was really excited about chasing down Easter eggs...psh, these kids don't know their momma's a blogger which is just as bad as paparazzi!

Alright friends, I hope you have a great weekend!

DIY Ribbon + Tulle Baby Girl Wreath

I'm excited to share one of my favorite DIY projects from Little Lady June's nursery- the ribbon and tulle wreath I created for her closet door. While slightly time intensive, this is a simple project that would be perfect in a nursery or kid's room or even as decorations for your next party or holiday.

Here's what you need for this craft:

-metal wreath form
-tulle (and lots of it- I probably used eight of these spools)
-colorful ribbon
-white felt or spray paint

To start, I covered my metal wreath form with white felt so that the black metal wouldn't show through the white tulle. You could also spray paint the wreath form or buy a white one (duh).

After covering the wreath form, I started tying strips of white tulle over and over and over... and over. Each strip was about 4-5 inches long, but you could make yours longer or shorter depending on how flouncy or tight you want your wreath to be.

Keeeeep tying. At some point I had David jump in (don't tell him I told you that!) because there were hundreds of these things to tie. I didn't double knot each strip, but simply tied once around the wreath. I made sure the next strip was placed right next to the previous strip. They were almost on top of each other they were so close so that my wreath was nice and full.

Phew. We've got ourselves a fluffy tulle wreath.

Now it's time to add some pretty ribbon. Since my wreath was for June bug's room, I used alternating strips of plain, polka dot and striped light pink and dark pink ribbon. You could do green and red for Christmas, pastels for spring, green for St. Paddy's Day... you get the point.

I took the unplanned approach and sort of randomly tied the ribbons where I thought they looked nice amongst the tulle.

Your finished product.

And here's the pretty wreath in her nursery!

Such an easy and fun little project, right?

Check out some of the other DIY projects and posts from Little Lady June's nursery!

Tuesdays at Ten June

It's that time of the week again- time to round up your fab projects and DIY's.

Let's start off with Jenn from Home Style Report's amazeballs kitchen makeover. Let's play "what's your favorite part?" I love the grout + tile combination and that bada$$ brass sconce. And those butcher block counter tops? Yum.

Michaela's gorrrrgeous spring flower arrangement pretty much makes me want to skip around a field of butterflies and scream out "welcome, spriiiiing!" I love it so much. Too much? Nah.

Leather? Succulents? Copper? Mhmm, I think I like it. Check out Anna from In Honor of Design's DIY copper hanging planters.

And, finally, I am officially ready to go ahead and design Little Lady June's "big girl" room just so it can include a flamingo pink bed like this little girl's room designed by John and Sherry at Young House Love. Or maybe David would let me paint our headboard this color? Either way, it needs to happen. So, so friggin cute.

There's some talented folks out there, right? If you've whipped up something fabulous lately, be sure to send it my way via email (tenjuneblog@gmail.com) or Instagram (#tuesdaysattenjune).

DIY Gray Painted Bathroom Vanity + Master Bathroom Renovation Source List

Remember that one time we lived in a beautiful little 1950's ranch and we renovated and created our dream bathroom? Yeah, me too. Even though it feels like many moons ago! In case you're new to the party, you should read the summary of our entire bathroom renovation saga. Believe me, it was a good one. Lots of pictures of yellow 1950's tile, a bath tub in our front yard and me in Crocs. Seriously a good time. You should also check out all of the pretty after pictures from my bathroom renovation reveal post.

Luckily, I get to relive this room pretty often since you guys out in the blog world simply lurve that bathroom as much as David and I did. On average, I get an email every day asking specific questions about processes and sources for this room makeover. I did a terrible job including all of that information for y'all in the original posts and so I thought that, since some of you out there are still asking, I would share a big phat source list right here in a new post. I will try to include links to the same or similar products where possible- just click on the words below for more information.

Just an FYI, David and I used a lottt of Home Depot products in this bathroom. We had nor have no affiliation with the big orange store for this project, it just so happens that their prices and convenience worked best for us during this entire renovation process. Holla.

window pane door, similar (I don't remember the exact size we needed, although we did have to sand down the bottom to fit our angled/warped hardwood floors... remember when I had a mental breakdown about the chip from that sanding?!)

door knob, vintage left by previous homeowner

mirrors, similar

vanity top, custom made from Home Depot (for those of you who have asked about this, it is a marble top with white undermount sinks. I don't remember the exact marble color but it is slightly off-white with very little veins. I think the counter top + sinks ran us about $400)

vanity lights, similar

silver tray, cup and toothbrush holder, HomeGoods

pocket door frame, similar  

pocket door kit, similar

flower art, old calendar pages

trim color, custom color to match existing trim in house

toilet, similar

magazine + toilet paper holder, HomeGoods


12 inch square marble floor tiles 

 white subway tile

hexagon marble floor/shelf inset tile

*all tile grouted with bright white grout and sealed with clear sealant

shower faucets

shower curtain rod, HomeGoods

initial hooks, Hobby Lobby

hand towel, Target (no longer available)

Alright, friends. I think that's everything. Let me know if you have any other questions! Just a reminder, the original bathroom renovation summary post is here and the original bathroom renovation reveal post is here just in case you're looking for more details or photos about the process.

Psst! Thanks to all of you who have taken the Ten June reader poll. If you haven't shared your two cents yet, go ahead and show me some love right here.

Psst again! Tomorrow's Tuesday... that means it's time to send me your Tuesday at Ten June projects!

Wud Up?! Ten June Reader Poll, April 2014

Hey friends! As the fourth anniversary of Ten June approaches this July (whaaaat? have blogs even been around for four years?!) I've been doing a lot of thinking about this old girl. How are things here on Ten June? How has this blog evolved with all of the transitions in my life? What kind of changes have occurred? What do you guys think of those changes? What's love got to do, got to do with it?

Obviously I can't answer all of those questions by myself, so I need your help. I created a quick survey that asks a few key questions I'd like answered about Ten June. I'd really appreciate your time and insight about the blog. There's also a comment box at the end of the survey for you to add your additional two cents about anything and everything. Like, "hey Michelle, I'd love to see the Hot Momma fashion series again!" or "more HDawg and LLJ, they are too cute!" or even "please stop saying fake gangster words, it really gets old. Just throwing it out there, but you're not a gangster." Whatever comes to mind. Just play nice, please : )

So, without further ado, here's the survey. Thanks for helping me out, friends!

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Four Fabulous DIY Baby + Kids Toy Tutorials

Hey friends! For those of you out there with kiddos or even if you've just got family or friends with kids, I've got a fun post for you today.

As part of my contributing blogger position over at BabyCenter, I hosted a do-it-yourself series during the month of March. The theme of the series was DIY toys and so I shared four fun, simple tutorials to make cute baby and kid toys. I'm proud- they all ended up so cute. You've got to check them out!

First up, I created a DIY sensory fabric toy. Perfect for a baby or toddler, the combination of soft, rough and other textured fabrics is so fun for the kiddos.

I shared this tutorial here as well as here on my blog, but I also created a DIY shape matching game. HDawg loves to throw the discs on the floor and then search through for his two favorite shapes, the heart and star. "Stahhhhhhhh.... where ahhhhh youuuuuuu?" : )

This is a cute one- a DIY stuffed animal made out of an old sock. Upcycling at it's best, folks!

And, finally, my absolute favorite- a DIY dinosaur dress up tail! Seriously, HDawg is obsessed. It's insanely adorable watching him run up and down the hallway giggling with this thing on. So. Precious. Worth every minute of the DIY and every terrible stitch I made along the way!

I mean... adorable.

Make sure you check out each of those fun tutorials over on the BabyCenter website! Happy crafting!

Tuesdays at Ten June

Buckle your seat belts, kids. I've got some smoking hot projects for you this week.

Check out this ridic cool DIY leather bench from Jenn at Home Style Report. Those legs! I'm pretty sure the addition of this bench would make any room instantly cool.

I'm kind of obsessed with this kids art gallery wall from Deme with House for Five. HDawg is bringing home more and more adorable art from school these days and this fun gallery wall is inspiring me with ways to display his masterpieces!

Sarah from Life on Virginia Street once again killed it with this bathroom makeover. Check out that royal blue vanity and amazing light fixture. Lovve it. Sarah was the genius behind that fabulous DIY wooden chandelier and bedroom makeover I featured previously.

I've decided that, in addition to your project submissions, I'm going to do a weekly nomination of my own each Tuesday. This week, I'm giving mad props to this crazy awesome DIY upholstered settee by The Pursuit of Handyness. Ayisha created this for less than $140 and I'm a little bit more than jealous. I need one! Seriously, I love this project.

Thanks to all of you who submitted projects this week. I only choose to feature a few, but each and every project honestly knocks my socks off. Keep 'em coming!

Little Lady June's Girly Nursery Source List

Hello, friends! I finally got my butt in gear and pulled together a source list for you for Little Lady June's nursery. As I mentioned in the nursery makeover room reveal post, I was (and am still!) a little weary about how this room came together. For months, we had the room planned for a baby boy. When we learned we were having a baby girl, I tried to plan a room that didn't deviate too much from the original plan but felt girly. All while staying under budget and working with the pieces we had already purchased. Oh, and in six weeks time. 

Anyways, at times I felt like the nursery was coming together somewhat randomly because I was trying to keep up with all of those different factors, but I think that sort of eclectic, girly feel has worked out perfectly! Here is the lowdown on most of the items in the room.

The white crib is from Land of Nod. We originally purchased this crib for HDawg's nursery and you can read about our crib shopping adventures here. The pink chevron sheet is from Target and the beautiful floral pillow is from The Lacey Placey shop. The stuffed animals are either gifts or my old hand-me-downs (like my ballerina bear!). Oh and of course we won't keep the pillow or stuffed animals in the crib once she sleeps in the bed (she's currently in a bassinet in our bedroom). They're just to look pretty for now. I DIYed the pink toile wallpaper panels above the crib- tutorial to come soon!

This rocking nook area went through a couple versions, like this Eames chair plan. Eventually, we settled on this chair from Babies R Us. The hot pink velvet lumbar pillow, hot pink and gold tufted foot stool, the Jenny Lind-esque white side table and the pink/mint green/gold frames are all from Target (read more about each of them here). I added the gold vinyl polka dots, which I found for cheap on EBay, to the table base. The milk glass lamp is my Nan's vintage piece that I made over here. The quilt is from Kelly Hillis's Etsy shop. I made the gold glittered scallop banner. [The banner DIY is pretty simple, but let me know if you're interested in a tutorial.]

On the other side of the room is the closet door and entry into the room.  The LOVE art is a DIY that I shared a tutorial for here. The other two pieces of art were special pieces from family and a dear friend. I made the tulle wreath on her closet door- a DIY post to come soon on that! A lot of you asked about the ballet point shoes- they were mine when I was a little girl : ) I was a dancer until I was about thirteen or fourteen when swimming sort of took over my life.

On the other wall rests Little Lady's changing table area. The dresser is from Wayfair, although I added the glass knobs from Home Depot. The wicker toy basket and changing pad cover are from Target. The flatweave rug is from Lulu & Georgia. The pink ombre pom pom garland is a DIY and you can find the tutorial right here. I also made the felt animal heads... there's a funny story about those, but I'll share that and a full tutorial on those guys here on the blog soon.

Alright, I think that's everything in the room sourced. Hopefully that answers all of your questions- let me know if not! I truly appreciate all of the love you guys have for this room. It's seriously such a delight to design a room for your own little one and it makes the process even sweeter when I've got a rocking team of followers to cheer me on!

Psst! Have you submitted your recent home, holiday, food or other do-it-yourself project for tomorrow's Tuesdays at Ten June?!
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