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
photos by Jared Smith
If you follow along on Instagram, you might recognize this DIY hanging flower installation from a video sneak peek that I shared on Sunday, and trust me, I’m just as giddy over it as you were! It’s a project I’ve been wanting to make for a while now, and the new studio was the perfect white backdrop for it.
I also love the photos Jared took of the finished piece (how awesome is this one below?!), and the fact that he helped me hang every last stem in the middle of a sunny, Friday afternoon while I was battling a severe case of hangry-ness. Somewhere in the middle of the frantic flowering it was true love even if we were way too checked out once everything was done to enjoy it at the time…
photos by Jared Smith
You guys, we have been DIY’ing like mad people over here lately, and there’s still plenty more to come. To spread the love, I’m helping welcome Chelsea’s newest addition to the club by sharing this DIY XOXO throw blanket over on her blog while she’s spending a little extra time bonding with Mr. Henry, so be sure to check it out!
And don’t forget to enter to win my bike! Because first comes love, then picnic bicycle dates, and then little Henry’s. Don’t worry, I’m still in the bicycle phase for now.
Okay, I’m going to attempt to make a very, very long story short here with this DIY. I had been imagining this awesome, mod sliding door for the new studio, and at first I was picturing it to be white with multi-colored brush strokes like my DIY watercolor cake. Then Jared convinced me that would be too intense and that I should go a different route, so then I was thinking about making it white with gold midcentury starbursts patterned all over, but then those got lost in the mail and finally arrived two weeks late and were NOT cute. I repeat, not cute (I can’t stand mismatched golds close together!). Alas, I went with an old favorite, colorblocking, to bring you this DIY colorblock barn door.
I tell you all of this just to reassure myself that I’ve not completely lost my mind in the middle of all of this renovating business, and I’m not-so-secretly hoping you’re going to tell me that you have all made a million and one changes to your home improvement strategies (and a million trips to Lowe’s) before you got to “the one”. Sheesh! A thousand hours on Pinterest couldn’t even have prepped me for that amount of on the spot decision making, my friends!