Hello, Carisa from Camp Pretty here with another DIY! This tutorial is
really simple and you need very few materials! I love the look of gold and
wood grain together (it’s also very Sugar & Cloth!), so these cute little DIY retro faux wood candle holders are my new favorite thing.
Its a great inexpensive way to instantly make your decor look much much
higher end, and you can finally break down and buy the not-so-cute-candle that smells good now that you can spice it up a bit…
photos by Jared Smith
I’ve been wanting to fix up the guest room for forever. I actually used to use it as my craft room once upon a time before moving to the first Sugar & Cloth studio (I cringe at what this room used to look like!), and it’s basically just been the place where random things go to live until they find a real home. I also felt really bad when my Dad was here for almost an entire month trying to help us renovate the new studio space and was sleeping in this room with just a blow up mattress (yikes!). So clearly this DIY mid century day bed and guest room tour was long past due!
I really love the way it has turned out, and finding a few key pieces (thanks to my AllModern addiction!) helped make the space much more interesting. This room also leads to the back patio so a daybed DIY was perfect for making it feel like a universal space as opposed to walking straight through a bedroom, and it’s still small enough to not overwhelm the room (it’s barely a 10ft wide space!)…
photos by Jared Smith
As promised after making you go through house hunting choices with me, I wanted to share a cool (and super easy!) DIY concept for making a space your own that’s renter friendly, like this DIY retro wall panel installation. Not joking, I want to panel an accent wall in every room right now. How cool would it be to have one with some accents of metallic gold too?! Ah!
Before I get too off track with even more wild and crazy ideas, I’m going to show just how easy it is to make a retro accent wall of your own that won’t make your landlord (or your Rent.com apartment find) hate you when you leave, and for those of you that own, this is perfect if you’re afraid of too much (wall accent) commitment!…
When it comes to moving, I think most of us can (secretly, at least) agree on two things: One, that you’re dreading going through your junk closet anytime soon, and two, you’re going to look at your actual income allowable price range options… and also a price range I like to call the “If I struck oil, choice…”. Naturally I tend to gravitate to my IISOC (short for If I struck oil, choice, obviously) first, and then I look at my regular price range. No, I don’t like to torture myself, I just like to play decorate-the-fake-room-I-can’t-afford a lot, which is exactly what we’re going to do today.
Why, you ask? Well that’s easy, because our lease is coming up soon and I’m hoping and praying I can renew and keep all of my junk neatly tucked away (like my current living room above), but I’m going to make you suffer through house hunting options with me just in case. Don’t worry, there’s something in it for you, too, because I’ve chosen some of my current mid century furniture favorites to fake decorate with (plus I have a DIY just for this coming up later this week!)…