While I’m currently pinning my life away while feeling a bit under the weather, my love affair with all things gold is getting a little jealous about having to share my time with all things hex-cellent (see what I did there?). How can you blame me though when there are so many pretty ways to jump on the hexagon decor trend these days, and I haven’t even gotten to my own hex DIY’s yet!?
You don’t exactly have to be undertaking a renovation (thank goodness, the studio did me in for a while!) or breaking the bank to add a little hexagon to your life. For instance, the brass mirrors above from a home tour by Fantastic Frank on Planete-Deco are actually from Ikea for only $15! What?! I’ll take twenty…
photos by Jared Smith
I’m totally one of those people that has to have a list on hand at all times. For some reason it helps me relax because if not I feel like I’m constantly on edge that I’ll forget a major to-do, especially since we’re at this weird stage of being too busy for just two people, but too small for hiring more help. It’s a strange phenomenon I don’t think I’ll ever get used to, and I SUPER hope it passes soon! Anyways, all of this to say handwritten lists help me rest easier, and a reusable table top version was a must.
As it turns out, cute dry erase boards aren’t really the easiest thing to come by, so I made my own DIY desktop dry erase board out of a few token items we already had laying around the studio (cheap is my current middle name!)…
photos by Jared Smith
I know I’ve shared a few peeks here and there, but the new Sugar & Cloth studio kitchenette is finally complete!… for the most part. Technically I still have two more shelves to fill with colorful dinnerware and an extra cacti or two before it’s really done, but hey, considering it looked like this to begin with, it’s finished it my book! Plus I have to keep some things a mystery otherwise you’ll fall asleep with coffee in hand by the time we make it to the studio tour.
We teamed up with the lovely folks at Lowe’s for the bulk of the studio renovating, and though 20 tubes of caulk, paint rollers, brooms, mops, scrub brushes, knee pads, nails, screws, grout, paint, and a thousand other little sweet nothing may not seem like much, it’s actually a part of everything you see here! I really don’t think we could’ve pulled if those millions of trips to Lowe’s with a list full of questions and materials hadn’t happened.
Don’t worry though, I’m going to give you the full run down on how we kept everything within budget, all of our sources, AND the secret to our $36 countertop! Seriously, I would not even joke about that!
Am I the only one that when they move somewhere new they scour the ends of the earth looking for something inexpensive and new to make them feel like they’re not just bringing the same old furniture to a new space? I do this every. single. time. I rarely have the money to just up and replace major pieces of furniture, but accessories I can do.
These are some of the things you’ll being seeing in the new studio, and of course I have to keep my token color with 10 gold must-have decor items under $40! How ridiculously awesome is this gold caddy?! I just mine in the mail yesterday and I may have hugged it when I took it out of the box… don’t judge me.
gold metal tray, $14 // pineapple candle, $6.95 // gold party cups, $2.95 // gold soap dispenser, $9.95 // gold cakestand, $14.95 // set of two brass bowls, $35 // HAY scissors, $49 // metallic planter, $12 // four piece gold bar set, $17 // handy gold caddy, $39.95