I have been on the search for vintage frame butterflies for a room makeover I am working on. Since I have been coming up empty handed, impatient me did the next best thing, created a faux DIY version! I was wandering around the craft store, and saw these faux butterflies in the garden section, and thought maybe I could use some of my thrifted frames to create shadow boxes for them. They turned out so fun! And no butterflies were hurt in the making of this DIY 🙂
First room reveal of 2021! The paint color is HELIOTROPE!! Who guessed it?!? For those just tuning in, a week ago I sampled 3 colors from our partner PPG’s Timeless Paint 2021 trend books. After picking this beautiful, muted purple, Mr. Yolo and I transformed a blank room in our bungalow rental into a cozy getaway for guests in a week! I kept the color hidden on IG stories (you can catch up with the process in the PURPLE ROOM highlight) and today is the big reveal! It’s purple! I know I have said it before, but purple is SO out of my comfort zone. But now I have an Eggplant bathroom and a Heliotrope bedroom. So maybe I am a purple person, ha! I am going to get into the color selection process, working with a small room (this one is 8×14) and my budget-friendly bedroom shopping list. But first, some before and afters!
At the end of the year, we like to go through our Airbnb homes and purge anything in the kitchen that has seen a lot of wear and tear. After a few years of doing this, we have some tips for durable and affordable items to get if you are hosting guests at a short-term rental. We are seeing guests use the kitchen WAY more during the pandemic, so we wanted to make sure it is fully stocked! All our tips and shopping links after the break!