First of all, a couple of tips!
As you probably know, I am working on creating a patio room these days. Well the chandelier that I spray painted holds candles. Now of course I want to use dripless candles, but as I was searching, I discovered they are quite a bit pricier. However, I stumbled across this wonderful tip that showed me how to make dripless candles.
All you need is your candles, some salt, water and a pan. Pour several inches of water in the pan and add 2 TBSP of salt. Soak the candles for a couple of hours and you are done. Now you have dripless candles!!
Now the next tip was one that I knew, but was reminded again in the new Country Home magazine. If you have an old dresser around that really isn't good for much anymore, keep the drawers. You can paint them, put casters on the bottom and then use them for storage for under a bed. You can also take it one step further by using velcro to fasten fabric over the top, that way whatever is inside will not get dusty. The picture below shows how this is used under a daybed on a porch, but it would be fabulous in any room!
Yesterday I went to the local farmer's market. Since this spring has been so cold, there was not much produce available, but I did pick up this beautiful bunch of peonies. They look so pretty on my table.