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Throwback Thursday: Spring 2019 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

We have reached the last day of our Spring 2019 catalog and annual sale. It’s a little hard to believe we are almost halfway through the year, but we’re very much looking forward to the summer season. Our Summer 2019 catalog will be making its way to you this weekend and next week (request one here), but before we totally say goodbye to spring here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, take a look back with us at ten of our favorite blog posts of the season.

Weekly Spotlight: Spring Fever

Tasteful Tuesday: Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday’s Theme: Spring Crafts for You and the Kids

DIY Hanging Rain Gutter Planters | Make It & Love It | Spring Crafts

Thursday’s Theme: The Garden Shed of Our Dreams (a wishlist)

Weekly Spotlight: Spring 2019 Wall Art

Tasteful Tuesday: Tangy Deviled Eggs

Thursday’s Theme: Cubby Storage Benches

Knotty Pine 3-Cubby Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Thursday’s Theme: Sink Skirt Inspiration (and tutorials)

Tasteful Tuesday: Strawberry Bread

Quick Tip: Sachets in Storage

Moth Repellent Scented Sachets | Quick Tip | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Thursday’s Theme: Sink Skirt Inspiration (and tutorials)

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

The sink skirt: a decorative and affordable way to hide unsightly pipes and under-the-counter storage space. It has apparently made a reappearance in home trends this year, although with many farmhouse and rustic home trends we often find ourselves thinking timeless decor never goes out of style! Anyway, we’ve rounded up a few lovely skirted sinks for inspiration, as well as three tutorials for making your own. Take a look below.

Tutorials

First up is Exquisitely Unremarkable’s sink skirt how-to. This one is unique because instead of removing cabinet doors under the sink, the skirt fabric is mounted to the doors. This technique is perfect if you prefer a swinging open over a sliding or velcro open, but still want that authentic skirted look.

Second is a velcro sink skirt from Life After Laundry. This particular one is made to be gathered, which gives the fabric a little more decorative appeal, but it could be left ungathered if you prefer. This tutorial is also a great reminder that skirted sinks aren’t just for the kitchen – they are perfect in a bathroom, too (around a pedestal or console sink, especially).

And third is the tension rod technique from HomeSpunStyle. This skirted sink requires a little more hardware but the result is worth it, especially if you opt for the pleats!

Inspiration

And here are some skirted sinks that caught our eye. If you’ve ever considered a sink skirt, or have one in your kitchen (or bathroom), let us know below and tell us how it has worked for you.

Photo by Becky Cunningham HomeLook for kitchen design inspiration
Photo by Southern Bath & KitchenDiscover laundry room design ideas
Photo by Nicola’s HomeSearch kitchen design ideas
Photo by Our Town PlansMore bathroom photos
Photo by Kitchenscapes, Inc.Browse laundry room photos
Photo by Samantha Friedman Interior DesignsBrowse powder room photos

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Thursday’s Theme: Harvest DIY Projects From Pinterest

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The title says it all – we’ve compiled a few charming harvest DIY projects from creators all over Pinterest, ranging in skill level and material needs. Tell us about the DIY projects you’ve taken on this fall, and be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more ideas throughout the holiday season.

Harvest Napkin Rings

All this DIY takes is some faux berries, leaves, greenery or all of the above. If you have never added napkin rings to your table, you may be surprised how elegant they make each place setting.

Pumpkin Leaves Printables

These little tags are perfect for marking each place at the table, or spicing up your seasonal displays.

Pumpkin Leaves Free Printable | Ella Claire Blog | DIY

Apple and Pumpkin Candle Holders

A charming idea for turning ordinary tealights into beautiful seasonal mood lights.

Burlap Wreath

This is a great tutorial for a simple burlap wreath that isn’t strictly fall specific, so you could use it all year round.

Pumpkin Terracotta Pots

This is a “We wish we had thought of this!” DIY, and it’s perfect for housing small treats this time of year.

Autumn Serving Tray

Collect some leaves from your own yard for this DIY, and have a charming tray from which to serve your guests this season.

Harvest Yard Signs

This is a more material-intensive DIY, but the result is certainly worth it.

DIY Harvest Yard Sign | Homemade by Carmona Blog | DIY

Fall Harvest Crochet Coaster Set

For those of you who love getting crafty with crochet, this vibrant pattern is free and comes with great instructions.

Free Crochet Pattern – Fall Harvest Coaster Set | A Crocheted Simplicity Blog

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