Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores to get beautiful decor. I recently fell in love with their Flora Taper Candlestick, but at $38 for each one and I wanted 5, I figured I could make this for less than the $190 it would have cost to buy them. So I made my own! I thought I’d show how to make a Flora candlestick dupe in case you love this look as well.
My sister Kate is a teacher and loves reading. She lives in a newer house. In her living room, she has a large (and super tall) wall that’s been begging for a library to add a bunch of character to the space. I’ve been wanting to do an IKEA Billy Bookcase Hack Library. Now I can share how anyone can build one too!
My sister lives in a newer house. This is in a small living room with vaulted ceilings. They already had a bookcase there, but wanted to go much bigger!
I love the movie You’ve Got Mail! I watch it during the holidays, and in the fall, and it’s good pretty much whenever. So I absolutely noticed the amazing trim in Kathleen Kelly’s apartment. But this time when I saw it, I was redoing my bedroom and I could implement it into my house! If you love her house too or are just into traditional Victorian trim, this post is for you.
If you don’t remember the trim, it’s shown in this clip-
I’m not going to include any still images to avoid any copywriter infringements. But if you need a good excuse to watch this movie, here’s your sign.
I recently re-did my bedroom from top to bottom. The floors are one of my favorite elements in the space! I thought I’d share 6 tips for how to choose the right floor color for your home if you’re looking at new floors too. I’ve lived with my floors for a few months now and LOVE them! I’m also an interior designer so I hope these guidelines will be helpful to you.
Thank you to DuraDecor for sponsoring this post!
Since April I’ve been working on redoing my bedroom! And it’s done!!! I really wanted a relaxing place to sleep that’s also romantic and cozy. And I’m going to tell you- at night when the sconces are glowing and I get to sleep in my fancy pants room, it feels like we achieved all our goals with this space! So let me show you the reveal of the main bedroom.
It’s so pretty! I think you’re going to love it!
I am absolutely embracing the post-Covid “dress up whenever you can” attitude. Cute earrings? Adorable shoes? Summer dress? Yes please! Give it to me! But what I don’t have much of are clutches. So I decided to make a DIY placemat clutch purse. You heard that right- I’m taking a round placemat & making a purse! It’s so easy too! Here’s how you can make one.
When we bought our 1905 house, it had transom. It was actually covered in wood and we restored it! Since then, I’ve wanted to add more transom window, but stained glass for extra pizazz! If you’ve ever wanted a stained glass transom I’ll show where to buy the glass and how to install it.
Last year was the first year I felt successful as a gardener. My husband built me a few raised garden beds and our little vegetable garden really flourished! This year I figured that I’d add in some flowers for a cut flower garden so I can have lots of blooms to decorate with. Here are some gardening tips for beginners so you can be successful too!
My first year gardening, I started my own seeds and put them in the garden in the backyard. The plants were small and weak. The soil wasn’t very healthy. Plus we had to remember to water it everyday (which didn’t always happen). Our dogs trampled lots of the plants. The result was fatal and I don’t think anything yielded from that crop.
After building my raised garden last year to much success, I feel confident with making our garden even bigger! I learned from my mistakes and thought I’d share what worked.
Thank you to Burpee Plants for sponsoring this post!
I bought a GIANT candle stick from a vintage market. It’s solid wood and I’ll use it for my bedroom that we’re currently making over- probably as a plant stand. I think it’s cute painted, but I definitely bought it planning on stripping it. So I thought I’d share some paint stripping tips especially since this is a tricky piece with detailed wood.
Here’s what the plant/candle stand looked like at the vintage market.
You can see that there were some drips of polyurethane. The bones on this piece are so good! Ready to see how paint stripping works on it?!