I’m excited to share a new room makeover I have been working on! This was a fun one, because you all know how much I love color, but I wanted to try something different this time around. My friend Brittany just moved into this amazing house and is doing DIY renovations room-by-room, so I offered to help her out and design the guest room. I’ve been wanting to paint dark green accent wall in a room for a while now, and this room was perfect because of the large windows on the opposite of the wall that keeps the small room from getting too dark. And since the house is a little outside of town on a couple acres of land, I thought a modern woodsy vibe would be a great way to tie in the greenery inside and outside. I am in love with the black and white buffalo art, so I got an oversized print for above the headboard, and carried the black and white accents throughout the rest of the room.
The wall had some insane texturing, so Brittany and her boyfriend spent hours and hours sanding it down, and then painted the walls, ceiling and trim all white which made the room look so much bigger. We also changed out the light fixture to a clear one to draw less attention to the lower ceilings. To give the space more height, I added a tall fiddle fig in the corner, which was a major score from a new green house I checked out a couple days before finishing the room. It fit perfectly! #meantobe
I also have to give a little love to Brittany because she’s also a entrepreneur, and has a company, BritKali, that sells super chic cases and bands for your FitBits and Apple watches, check her out!
Brit’s dog Lenny wanted in on the action, and fit the color palette perfectly! More pics after the break! (more…)
Can you believe its almost 2017 already?! Where did the year go! I am super excited to be hosting a New Years party, and want to wow my guests with some fun decor. Today I’m going to show you how to transform a space in your home into a bar area with a resolution wall. I have white walls in my apartment and wanted to do something a little more dramatic, but temporary for the occasion. I got some chalkboard cabinet liner and cut it into long strips to create a graphic black and white wall. Not only is the wall a great focal point, but it also doubles as a functional party activity! Your guests can write their resolutions and goals for the year right on the wall. Next, I took a wooden bar cart from Walmart.com and decked it out in all the ingredients to make Moscow mules, including some fun copper cups. I added a few more chalk board paint accessories, like the bowl and the vase, so guests could write on multiple surfaces. Finish it off with a fresh fruit and flowers, and you’ve got the perfect bar area! The new year is all about transformations, and I love who bold this area looks now. I can’t wait to see your take on this DIY project. For more tips and pics head to Walmart.com! (more…)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! This year was a big one because I decided to purchase my first Christmas tree. As much as I would love to have a real tree, we all know my track record with plants so I am trying out an artificial one this year. I was looking for a Christmas tree skirt that matched my aesthetic and could not find what I wanted. So, when in doubt, DIY it! Today I am going to show you how I made my own tree skirt using some great cotton flannel materials. While I was shopping recently I picked up the loveliest black and white buffalo plaid fabric. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to make with it, but knew I had to have it! I started by taking the buffalo plaid and cutting out a circle (see directions) with a slit from one end to the middle. I love that you can choose a fabric that matches your design style, or a fun holiday print for a truly original look! I wanted to add elements of the traditional Christmas colors, so I ironed on red bias tape using Heat’n Bond adhesive to the hem of the skirt to cover the unfinished edges. Then I cut geometric tree shapes out of a green flannel fabric and ironed them on, using Heat’n Bond, around the skirt. Cotton flannel was the perfect material because it didn’t unravel when I cut it, and it is soft yet durable so I will have it for years to come. I put the skirt under my tree with a few adorably wrapped gifts and voilà, I am ready for the holidays! Check out the video below to learn more about making your own tree skirt, or get the supplies and step-by-step after the break: