Showing posts with label Decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Decor. Show all posts

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Wreath for Free

This weekend was beautiful. We had a lovely cold rainy day and a crisp cool sunny one. The cool snap gave me some energy and motivation to put up a few Fall items around the casa.

I hate buying wreaths, the are so expensive and I struggle with what I want on my door each season. I usually repurpose something I have or get lucky with a sale. This year was no different. At first I struggled then Super Man found this in the attic.

It was a little beat up and old looking but I was determined to revamp it with items I had. 

I had pined these for inspiration.

This is what I ended up with

I found some burlap with the chevron print on it that I had used for a garden party. I twisted it around the wreath. But I still needed something so I added the initial cake topper from our wedding. 

I was really happy with how it turned out and most of all that it was free 😉

What do you think?

I will post more Fall decor later this week.

I hope you have a great week!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Cubicles Suck... A Makeover

So it's been a hectic and emotional week. I am finally starting to feel myself again after an emotional job change. Change is good but I often fear it.

I arrived to my new job on Monday to see this.

This may look normal to some people but for me this is about as depressing as it gets. I am someone who is very effected by my environment, i love the outdoors and I also need windows and natural light.

So needless to say when you drive an hour to get to work ... You need a place to welcome and inspire you and this wasn't working for me so...

I decided I could cry about it or I could change it.
( I am pretty sure this is a quote from Pinterest )

Here is the After

I still have a little to do but I am feeling much better about my little corner if the world.

I hope you have a great week!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Guest Retreat

Good Morning and Happy Monday!! I hope everyone got off to school this morning! We had a busy weekend and had some company as well. I love having company. I don't live super close to a lot of family so I love when they come to stay and I want to make it extra special for them.

When ever I have guests come over, usually family and usually my mom. I like to make sure they are comfortable. So this is what I do to get it ready. Beside the usual things like clean the sheets and dust the room. I like to add some special touches.

Put in fresh flowers and reading materials. My mom is like me and likes water by her bed so I make sure there are coasters.

Place a robe incase your guest don't want to come out in the rest of the house with their pjs on. And also a hook for hanging clothes.

Clean towels so they don't have to search for them and some snackies incase if late night munchies ( nuts and grapes) or what ever I have.

Sweet welcome note.

Also make sure they have a light by their bed incase they want to do some late night reading or need to see to get up out of bed. I think having a mirror even a small one is good too. Just so you can check yourself before you join the rest of the house hold or without making it to the rest room. 

In the restroom I make sure there are extra wash cloths and toiletries. This is a great time to use all those travel things I get from hotels.

I also like to have a robe in the rest room, hair towel and a place to hang other used towels. 

That is pretty much it ...what do you do to welcome guests?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Finally a New Nightstand

I have been wanting a new nightstand for a really long time, I am actually embarrassed by the one I still had.

It was a keep it real one from almost college days. Well it finally broke and was basically balanceing against the wall for a couple weeks...classy!

I am a big fan of a manly nightstand on his side and a super feminine one on my side. I really love those mirrored ones you see everywhere but my budget wouldn't I went on the hunt. I wanted to keep it under 80 bucks. I also wanted it to be bigger and to have some extra storage.

I found this...

Half off at World Market ...yay!

But I wanted it to have a little more glam and be just a touch more feminine for my side ;) so here we go...

I got a stencil and some paint and went to work. (Stencil from Michaels

Make sure to use a glue stick on your stencil so it doesn't slide while you paint.

I also removed the handle and sprayed it metallic for a little more bling.

I painted the sides for a little something extra. This part was tricky and  I only had metallic spray paint so I sprayed it into a plastic dish that way I could paint it on. (spraying it on would have been way too messy)

Had to go fast it dried quickly.

Ta Da....a little more fancy!

Some detail shots...

And here she is all dressed up and settled in her new home.

Lets see the before again...


Much better!

Still not sure how I want the bottom. I have all this new space and nothing to fill it with. I am a one in, one out kind of person so I will have to find something.

I would also like some kind of cute old clock for her. It was a fun redo and in budget and it looks more green in these pictures but its really more blue gray. I love it and love the extra space own little fancy side of the bed.

One more at night

Happy Monday!
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