I’m sharing Febreze in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™
You guys know that the last few months have been a blur. We had sell our last home quickly and moved into this house in a pretty hectic rush. It was right at the start of the holiday season, and we had one day to unpack before Thanksgiving. As soon as we moved in, we were hosting friends and family. So there hasn’t been a lot of down time for unpacking and setting in. Now that the New Year is over, and we are officially more towards Spring than Winter, (yay!) I am so ready to bring some Spring freshness into this house! Especially with the 60+ degree weather we’ve had this entire last week!
I had two rules when buying this house. One of which was making sure our kitchen stayed clutter free and clean. We are very lucky to have a huge pantry and ample cabinet space, so thankfully this has been pretty easy to do. All our appliances are kept in the pantry and under the island. And we actually still have empty spaces because our previous kitchens have been so small! As much as I love the minimal look, I wanted a way to add some more personality into the kitchen without being overwhelming. You know I love a good DIY project, so I tasked myself to create something for this space.
A DIY Spring Kitchen Refresh.
First things first, we did a huge deep clean of the kitchen. We wiped down every surface, cleaned out every appliance, and opened the windows to let in some fresh air. All the excess was removed. Extras that we don’t ever use or anything broken was donated or put in the trash. After the space was clean and clear, I grabbed my favorite Febreze ONE, and gave the space a good spritz down.
Instantly, the space just felt brighter! The Bamboo Febreze ONE is an old favorite, and I love how refreshing it is. It has just enough scent to invigorate the kitchen, without being overbearing or heavy. And I love that Febreze ONE destroys odors as it comes in contact with them! So not only is my air smelling great, but its cleaner too. No more covering up stinky kitchen smells with more fragrance – just fresh, inviting air!
Decorating your kitchen for Spring.
I wanted to keep with the minimal look, but kick things up a notch. So I went to my local craft store to grab a few goodies. DIY projects are such an easy and cheap way to transform a space, especially with florals. The bright colors are perfect for bringing in Spring, without having to worry about watering or allergies.
We have a few collectable vases and pots that I love having displayed in the upper cabinets. To add a little fun, I grabbed a few faux grasses and yellow Crocus. Adding a few sprigs to each vase helps to bring some color up, as well as some dimension. While I was at the shop, I also found this adorable and super Spring-y “Groceries and dry goods” sign that I knew would be perfect for above the pantry. I love that its a great minty green color that we already have sprinkled in the living room and dining room. This helps tie the super open floor plan we have together!
Hand towels are such an inexpensive way to update a kitchen! These Rosie Floral Print Kitchen Towels jumped out at me and I knew they’d be perfect for my Spring kitchen update. The colors are so fun and vibrant, and I really like that they add a feminine detail.
Growing up, we had a huge Mangolia tree in my front yard. If I close my eyes, I can remember it so vividly. And one of the first signs that Spring had sprung was seeing that Magnolia tree bloom. Between the childhood sentimentality and the rustic farmhouse vibe, I just really love this beautiful White Magnolia Wall Wreath. Yes, I hung it above our range. And yes, I will have to take it down when we cook. But thanks to a super easy to use wall hook, I can take it down and put it up as many times as I want with no issues.
DIY Spring Rustic Farmhouse Floral Centerpiece
The pièce de résistance: this gorgeous DIY Spring Rustic Floral Farmhouse Centerpiece that I created for the island! I am OBSESSED with how bright and colorful this piece is. And it took me less than 10 minutes and around $28 for everything!
What you’ll need for your Spring Rustic Farmhouse Centerpiece:
.1 Some type of container for your blooms. I found this awesome large wooden tabletop rectangular tray for $11.99 and loved how rustic it was.
.2 Floral foam. I grabbed a rectangular FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ Block Flower Arranger for $3.49, because it was the perfect height and I could cut it in half to fit the entire span of my wooden tray.
.3 Blooms! The amount you’ll need will definitely vary depending on the size of your container. I found a super full looking Spring Rose Bouquet that looked perfect. It has a great variety of fullness and colors and heights! For two bunches, I paid $11.98.
.4 Wire cutters. I already have these on hand from previous projects, but they’ll run you about $10.
How to make the Spring Rustic Farmhouse Floral Centerpiece:
.1 Cut the floral foam to fit your container. I cut mine in half, and then just had to trim one of the edges down a little.
.2 Using your wire cutters, cut the flower heads off the stems. I like to cut these at varying lengths. It makes for a less uniform and more natural and interesting look.
.3 Start placing! I like to take my biggest blooms first, and space those out as I like. Making sure to get a nice, even coverage. Then, I add in the medium blooms, and finally the smallest blooms. By doing it this way, I feel like I run less of a risk of having gaps and holes.
.4 Admire your work! That’s it!
Total time: 10 minutes
Total price: $27.46
How easy was that?!
So now my kitchen is freshly clean, smells fresh thanks to Febreze ONE, and looks Spring fresh too!
If you want to bring in a little Spring refresher to your home, make sure to check out Febreze ONE. With a quick pump of the handle, rooms are instantly transformed and uplifted. No more lurking, stinky smells, coming from goodness knows where. And no aerosols, dyes or heavy perfumes either! Just a wonderful, light bamboo scent. Perfect for getting your home ready for Spring!