Category Archives: Decor

A Sunny Sunday Easter Dessert Table (and win $200 to Minted!)

April 1, 2014

Easter dessert table | Easter dessert table |

Nothing says holidays like desserts, and this pretty little dessert setup just screams for it’s own spot at Easter brunch, doesn’t it?! I’ve been bursting at the seems trying not to share Kimberly Chau’s beautiful photos of the all of the loveliness, especially the goodies that Buttercup brought to life from my slightly out of control sweet tooth rambling. But alas, here it is, and I love how it turned out!

Now for the dirty details, and win $200 to Minted to style your very own Easter dessert table…

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DIY // Ikea Hack Stikwood Headboard

February 27, 2014

DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard

You know I’m always down for a good Ikea hack, especially when it involves adhesive wood and no dry wall screws. Granted, you may have to saw a few things but if you have a handy spouse, parent, friend, or a remotely friendly neighbor with some tools, you’ll be fine!

Now let me introduce you to the glory that is Stikwood. It’s reclaimed wood that’s already finished and with adhesive backing on it, which is perfect for those of us that aren’t exactly woodworkers (like myself), but still want the reclaimed wood look. My mind is pretty much swimming with things to stick this genius invention on, but for now I’ll just share my DIY Ikea hack headboard to not get too crazed on you right away.


  • One case of Stikwood (mine is 20 sq ft. of the Reclaimed Barrel Oak) *c/o
  • Ikea Malm bedframe
  • Rotary saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Clear, matte polyurethane (you can by it for indoor use if constructing inside)
  • Fine sand paper (optional)
  • Black sharpie (optional for style)

DIY Ikea hack Stikwood headboard

Depending on the width and length of the Stikwood you choose, you’ll measure the individual pieces to be the same width as the Malm headboard (66 1/8 “) for each row and mark with a pen on the back of the piece of wood. In this instance, I left two pieces of Stikwood the original length for every row, and cut one smaller piece (4 1/4 “) and alternated the placement of the small piece so vary every row would be different, then peeled the backing off and pressed them firmly on the face of the headboard.

Because the Stikwood is made from real reclaimed wood, not all of the pieces fit quite the same. The best way to make sure everything lines up correctly is to test each row before peeling the adhesive backing off of the wood and placing it. You can always lightly sand rough parts of the wood to make sure pillows won’t snag the surface if need be.

DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard

The sharpie comes in handy if you’d like to have a more dimensional look by not making every single piece fit flush against each other. You can use the sharpie to color in a little line (as seen in the large tutorial photo) and then leave a small gap in between the two pieces.  

Once the entire headboard is covered , spray the polyurethane over the entire surface and let dry. This will keep the color of the wood from rubbing off onto pillows, and then you’re all set!

DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard

I absolutely love the finished product. I thought I might miss my all white bed frame, but it really makes it much more cozy. Now I just have to resist the urge to put it on everything!

What out of the box place would you use Stikwood for a DIY?

DIY ikea hack stikwod headboard

DIY // Figurine Trinket Dishes

February 21, 2014

DIY figurine trinket dishes  DIY figurine trinket dishes

Today’s the last day for this week’s a touch of gold series for Lulu’s Fresh Spaces, and I’m sharing these little DIY figurine trinket dishes! You can customize them however you’d like, big or small, and it only takes a few simple supplies that you might already have laying around (especially if you have little ones!).

Check out the full tutorial here!

DIY figurine trinket dishes

DIY // Golden Pendant Lights

February 19, 2014

DIY golden pendant lights DIY golden pendant lights

We’re all pretty aware of my obsession with gold, and I couldn’t help but infect spread the golden love in my second tutorial for Lulu’s, with these simple DIY golden pendant lights. Even better, you can make both of these bad boys for under $40! Check out the full tutorial here, and in case you missed my DIY up-cycled containers, I’ve got that covered for you too.

In the meantime, I’m running around like a mad women trying to schedule some exciting collaborations and projects with a few talented ladies around Houston and get everything squared away for work before another three week travel hiatus. Hopefully you all are having a great week so far!