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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

School Desk Makeover


A few weeks...maybe even months ago...I jumped on a desk & chair that was being sold by a local interior designer on instagram.  I knew it would fit perfectly as my nightstand and little work area in our bedroom.  Here's a quick before picture:

And plenty of afters.... I chose a bright royal blue for the upper portion and a slightly matte gold for the legs.  I repainted the chair white and gave it a new cushion cover.


The top is my favorite part and it was one of those, "I-really-hope-this-works" experiments & it turned out even better than I imagined.  The faux-wood metal top makes me heart sing! I still want to replace the lamp, but I'm still waiting for the perfect one to pop out at me.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Everyday" Shelf Decor

If you saw my post about cleaning with kids in the home, you may have noticed my giant new shelf. I'm in love and obviously change it for every holiday, but I thought I'd share a few pictures of what it's decorated as "non-holiday".  Am I the only one who changes the "regular" after every holiday too? I just can't help it, I love decorating and re-decorating!
Also remember this blanket from the outdoor party?
It's my version of Tell Love Chocolate's Tassel Blanket! I could not get it out of my head when I saw it, so I obviously needed my own! I'm obsessed with it's hot pink goodness.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Vinyl Polkadot Kitchen


Here's a fun & super easy way to bring a little happiness into your home- in a totally non-permanent way! This is great for renters like me, or those who like to change their decor often.  I grabbed a sheet of vinyl (I got mine from Pick Your Plum), traced a circle, cut them out & applied to the wall! 


It was so simple, yet adds a lot of cheeriness to my kitchen wall above my sink!  The EAT letters are spray painted with a metallic nickel finish.






Monday, March 3, 2014

Little Boy Bedroom Sources

 A few weeks ago I showed you around my little boy's bedroom  & today I wanted to share some of my sources (especially for the amazing printables). Let me know if you have any other questions!

 shelf from IKEA (glued clothes pins on & sprayed painted) // tin containters from Michaels  (attached with nails)  //  glass container from Target  (holds neckties)  //  striped boxes from Michaels  //  fabric drawers from Target

stuffed dog from IKEA //  polka-dot sheet from Target  //  circus tent from IKEA

be amazing //via eighteen 25     baseball //via 30 days blog     you are my sunshine //via eighteen25

 sunbeam  via//a pocketful of lds prints   initial print  //via on to baby   
baseball strikeout  //via 30 days blog   be brave //via clementine

 paper globe from joachimesque.com (added bakers twine to hang & colored pins to mark where family is)   // paper chains inspired by studio pebbles

Thursday, February 21, 2013

keeping your home a place you want to be.

Every once in a while I find myself anxious & stressed & can't quite figure out why....more often than not it's because my house is a mess & I never want to pick a pillow of the ground again.
Here is a list I came up with to help make your home (or office, or bedroom) a place you actually WANT to be.


-de-clutter & de-furniturize- 
Yes, I know de-furniturize is not a word...but it'll make sense.  I love to pin beautifully decorated homes in hopes of one day having a huge house to fill.  But whenever I see a room with too much furniture, throw pillows, accessories...I start twitching.  The less "things" (including furniture) in a room, the more spacious & organized it will feel.


-return to normal before leaving-
I read in an article somewhere that a way to reduce stress in your home is to return each room back to normal before you leave somewhere.  Genius.  
I hate leaving to run (planned) errands or going on vacation & then coming home to a messy house.  Doing a quick pick-up of each room (or at least the living room) before leaving helps keep me relaxed and still focused while gone rather than stressing about finishing my task, coming home from vacation as well as cleaning a still messy home.


-a spot for everything- 
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Clutter & messes are often due to the fact that a. something doesn't have a place to go or b. no one know where things actually go.  Here's an example- my husband sometimes unloads the dishwasher for me- and he asks me about 10 different times where something goes (can I get an amen?), but each thing has an exact spot. Each toy, pillow, and bedroom trashcan should have a "return to 0" spot.


-make beds-

I believe a room can be completely clean and still look messy because the bed is not made, and visa-versa.  It makes a room look finished and polished (even if there's a few pieces of clothes on the floor) and only take a few seconds.

-one load of laundry a day-
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Obviously this may not always be possible, or you have a specific day for laundry, but this is something I try to do because I HATE trying to do 4 loads of laundry in one day. It's do-able and helps keep down the to-do list & "mess-anxiety".