I’m finally ready to share a little bit of our new home! There are now a few pictures on the walls (thanks to my sister) and everything has a place (for now). We had the whole house painted while we were in Boston. The walls went from a neutral yellow to a white with a tinge of grey. Even though I love white for walls so I can decorate with a blank slate, I also love color so I thought I’d have some fun with the inside of the front door. We went with a blue and I’m so happy with it!
couch [west elm], rug [ikea], chairs [target], white table [crate and barrel], coffee table [custom], front door rug [target]
Paint Colors: Behr Thundercloud and Behr (52) white
And in case anyone’s interested, here’s the before:
Much better right?! Next up, new blinds!
After living in our home for over a year we are finally starting to tackle some of the areas that have long been overlooked. One of these areas is our entryway! I’ve seen a few hairpin table legs DIY projects around the Internet and thought a tall hairpin table would be the perfect addition to our entry. I ordered the legs on Etsy here and picked up a plank of cedar at Home Depot. The fiancé sanded the wood and screwed in the legs and we had a new table! I love how it turned out! I added a few personal touches including some framed engagement photos, an antler I picked up at a local salvage store and a ceramic owl from my sister. Here’s the before and after.
We’re making an effort to add a little more greenery to our home, so today we picked up a fiddle leaf fig tree! aka Ficus lyrata (the fancy name). They’re not the easiest plants to find but after going to a few places we found a little one at Home Depot for $10. Finding a plain white pot turned out to be even more of a challenge but after a little searching we found this small one at Walmart. I can’t wait to watch the little plant grow! Here’s some tips for how to care for a fiddle leaf fig tree. Anyone else have any easy to care for houseplant recommendations?
I absolutely love our coffee table, it was built by my old roommate’s brother out of pallets, but I never really knew what to put on it (besides the magazines and coffee cups that inevitable end up there). After trying out a lot of different combinations of things, I feel like I’ve finally figured out how to style it so I’m happy every time I look at it. I have a big coffee table book (Women by Lillian Bassman) with a mason jar of fresh flowers on top and a little decorative gold sphere that was a present from my best friend. I also have a gold wire basket that houses all the remotes (and can be stored on the shelf underneath the coffee table when guests are over) and a candle that changes quite often. How do you decorate your coffee table? :)
These snow globes were so incredibly easy and look amazing! I somehow ended up hosting Christmas at my house this year (should be interesting) and was trying to come up with something cute for the table centerpiece. These snow globes are going to be perfect! Also bonus: these are waterless so you can use them year after year without worrying about storing/leaking :) Alright so here’s how you do it (seen first here):
You will need:
– Glass jars in various sizes (you could also use recycled jars)
– Tree figurines in various sizes (make sure they will fit in your jars, if one is too tall cut a bit off the top with wire cutters)
– Buffalo snowflakes (I used the glittery kind)
– Glue dots (I’ve never used these before but they’re awesome!)
…and that’s it! I got everything at Michael’s but you can probably find it at any craft store.
Step 1: Put a glue dot on the bottom of each tree and stick it to the lids of the jars.
Step 2: Pour a small amount of snow into the jar (just enough to cover the lid when it’s turned over)
Step 3: Screw on the lid and turn upside down!
Tada! Beautiful snow globes :)
I’ve been trying to fill my life with things that make me happy. I’ve realized one simple thing that really does the trick: fresh flowers. I simply buy some each time I go to the grocery store and put them on the dining room table in a mason jar. It immediately brightens up the room and really makes me smile every time I look at them. I’ve started getting another bunch each time and putting some in the living room as well. So simple but it really changes the room. My next goal is to buy some of the beautiful flowers at the farmers market I go to each weekend. For now it’s a little too intimidating! Here are some pictures from around my house:
This blog will be a place for things that inspire me, my goals and anything else that makes me happy. One of those things happens to be this quote. It’s my mantra when it comes to decorating, a seemingly never ending process, that can end in having way too much stuff. More to come on that!