3.14.2015

Tidbits of Decor

Happy Saturday my friends! Yes I'm posting on a weekend for once! It's a quiet, rainy day here in Kentucky, and I figured I'd share some small decor updates I've done around the apartment. It's nice to change things up especially now that Spring is so close!! If you already follow me on Instagram you don't have to read this post since I'm basically recapping the last few weeks. For those of you who don't I hope you enjoy!

I have a little vignette above the bed in the master bedroom, and for the longest time there were two pieces. The Libra in me was not happy with the imbalance of it, and I couldn't find a piece to even it out. After some switching around I finally have a balanced vignette! 


I've added some new pieces to spruce up the living room aka the bookshelf  LoL. It never fails that when I shop for decor it ends up being on the bookshelf. I snagged this ceramic white apple, a new candle (which as of today is all burned out), and a lovely blue frame with an inspirational quote. Can never go wrong with additions like these!



Last weekend I made over an office supply caddy with some spray paint and a gold paint pen. Obviously I didn't spray the inside (which is a purple/magenta color), but I really like the overall look of it!
It now lives in top of my craft supply table, and I'm loving the pops of color!



Speaking of pops of color...see that orange Coach box?



It now corrals all of my scrapbook papers, and extra paint chips. It may not be the best organization method, but it's a quick fix. I've been holding on to this box for over a year. It's too pretty to throw away, and wanted to reuse it somehow. Problem solved!

Hope you enjoyed the post, and thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic weekend, and see you all soon!

2.02.2015

Room Revamp: Inspired by Art



Sometimes when my creative juices get flowing I like to play around on decor websites or Polyvore, and put together room or outfit ideas. Today's post is just that. I'm taking a small step away from focusing on my own space to play around with a made-up room. It's like playing dress up as a kid...it's fun to change things up, and being able to rejuvenate yourself!

The inspiration behind this room began with this beautiful blue-ish marble acrylic painting by Keith Pawlak found on Invaluable.com. It's an auction/estate sale website where you can bid on items like jewelry, home decor, art, and so much more. They have tons, and I mean tons of paintings to choose from, and new items are added daily. I'm more drawn to abstract/watercolor art, and this piece is just too gorgeous to turn away from.


With any room I try to pull colors from the artwork to build upon the color palette. I envisioned a lighter sofa color, and found this beauty. Keeps the room fresh, and airy which is needed since the art work is obviously the main focal point. (Target)


For some added pop of color, but staying within the blue color palette these lovely decorative pillows add some texture. I mean you can't help but to just curl up on them. (West Elm)


I'm a sucker for white marble, and immediately had to incorporate it within this room. This coffee table is too perfect to pass up, and definitely ties in with the painting. (West Elm)


For another texture element this rug almost matches perfectly against the marbles art. It really gives off the illusion that the art piece is continued throughout the space. (Joss & Main. Sorry for the bad screenshot!)


To break up the straight lines in the room these curved glass side tables really bring some  fun and funk to the room. They're kinda modern, but retro in one. (Target)

I really hope you like my "dress up" room!  Now that's it's college basketball season of course I had to use one of my favorite colors (Univ. of KY Blue) ;). All kidding aside this piece of art is amazing, and it combines some of my favorite colors with marble. Seriously how much better can it get? I may just have to bid on this!

Have a fabulous weekend, and stay prudent my friends!

*Affliate links used. Invaluable.com asked me to participate in a Room Inspired by Art project, and all opinions are my own. 

1.24.2015

DIY Spring Wreath

Hello friends! I don't know about you, but I am sooo ready for Spring to arrive. Don't get me wrong I love the snow and some cold, but all of these bright, fun colors I see in stores has me ready for warmth, and vibrancy. So what did I do on a snowy Friday night?? I put together a wreath meant for Spring!

The only supplies I used for this project were hydrangea bundles, a grapevine wreath, hot glue, and pliers/wire cutters. Lucky for me I had some Michael's gift cards from Christmas, and a coupon so this project didn't break the bank either. WOOT!! 

Quick tip: use floral bundles versus the single stemmed flowers. It makes the arranging and cutting part easier since the wire is thin. With the bundles you have more blooms to use for this project (or more for later if you don't use them all)! Plus the bundles I think were cheaper than the single stems. Regardless just trying to help you all out!

First step is to decide what order or arrangement you want the flowers to be in. I'm really into blues and mint greens, and wanted to incorporate these colors in my wreath. I used 1 green stem, and 2 blue stems alternating them.


Next step is once you have your arrangement picked out cut a stem about 6-7 inches long. This way you can easily thread it through the wreath, and remove if necessary to tweak its' placement. Here's a visual: 


Once you have all of your stems in place cut off the excess stems with your wire cutters, and hot glue the stems into place.



And that's it!! Now if you're super fancy you can add some ribbon, burlap, bows or whatever your heart desires. I didn't pick up any other embellishments, but I'm debating on adding some ribbon. For now I'm liking the minimal look to it. 


I think once the snow melts I'll hang it outside. Then again a friend suggested I do it now to ward off the rest of winter. She may just be right about this one. Bring On Spring!! 

Until next time stay prudent my friends!!