My apartment is small and without many big, blank walls. I do, however, have one big blank wall in my dining area. I’ve always been attracted to gallery walls but wanted to make this one really fun and personal. I … Continue reading
Morgan and I have been doing Taco Thursday since a couple weeks after we first started dating. We’ve made a wide variety of different tacos, burritos, salads and more. But one thing we had only made once and I had … Continue reading
I try to keep most of my home decor to a reasonable budget by focusing on second hand stores with DIY upgrades. Sometimes, however, it’s fun to go window shopping. Last weekend, we dropped into the King Street Pottery Barn, and man did they have some great stuff! Pottery Barn is a great place for basic, timeless pieces. It’s always fun to stop in!
Check out these dining room chairs. The one on the right is sleek and would look great at a big, dark dining room table. We put it next to the slip covered version because Sean wanted to point out how frumpy it looks next to his naked brother. He hates slipcovers, while I see their merits. How do you feel about slip covered dining room chairs? Love their look or just their functionality?
Check out these adorable sunflower bowls! How fun for fall and yummy with ice cream! Find them online here, 4 for $58, if you’re a baller like that.
These big double glass votives were cool. The corks would be neat for wine lovers, but you could also stuff them with fake flowers or sand! This would be super easy to DIY.
Sean really liked these sea shell candles. I don’t think I could bear to burn them, though. They are available here in two different sizes.
Sean had to drag me away from this sectional sofa. It was down filled and so plush. It was also the micro fiber he loves. I would literally live on this couch if it were in my house. And look! It’s on sale for $2,599! *Sigh*
I’m crazy about card catalogs. This one was a dreamy color. The bottom sections were actually cabinet doors which was not my favorite.
This pillow was cool too, but I totally think I could no-sew a pillow cover just like it! Might have to be my next pillow project!
Have you been window shopping lately? Where do you go when you want to look for inspiration a little above your budget?
When I first proposed the idea of eating more salads for dinner to Sean, I could tell he wasn’t really into it. And understandably- salads have this reputation of being rabbit food that just won’t fill you up. Even worse, … Continue reading
Next was time to cover the chair cushions! My dad cut plywood to fit the seats. I took an old foam mattress pad and cut it to fit the plywood.
Have you transformed any furniture lately? Had any adventures with spray paint?
Don’t you just love crockpot meals? Well here’s another recipe to add to your list that might be the easiest one you have in your binder. My mom’s aunt came up with this recipe years ago and it’s so simple … Continue reading
This week for Taco Thursday, we’d like to share a special skill we use a lot in our mexican-themed cooking- onion cutting. Onion is a crucial ingredient in almost all of our Taco Thursday dishes and since we’ve implemented this … Continue reading
My bedroom is pink and blue preppy themed. The comforter is Ralph Lauren and from Macy’s. I decided to make a lampshade inspired by my bedding. So, one Saturday I went thrifting and this is what I came back with:
From: James Island Goodwill
Cost: $2 each
Blue Ceramic Lamp
High School Musical 3-D Double Lampshade (be jealous)
From: James Island Goodwill
Can you see where I’m going with this?
So, I laid out the shirts and cut the fabric to fit over the shades. Note- I layered the shirt fabric on top of a thicker solid white fabric to try and keep the colored shade from showing through. It still shows when lit up, but what can you do.
I did feel slightly bad cutting up the pink shirt because its from JCrew and cost someone an arm and a leg (or 135), but I figure it’s already had one good life and I’m glad to give it a second one! Plus, I had tons of fabric left over, I’m thinking pillows!
Have you done any transformations lately?
I’m in the middle of moving and have been lucky enough to have several guys (Sean and his friends) to help me out. I’ve learned over the years that the best way to say thanks to men is with my … Continue reading