With several Holiday events on the books for this Fall, I, Erin, am working on getting my bar cart stocked, styled, and ready for the upcoming action. Not only does a bar cart add a fun, retro element to any gathering, but it can also serve as a fantastic design focal point in our homes.
I like to add visual interest to my cart by playing with contrasting textures, so I whipped up a DIY bar cart runner to drape over the top and help soften the otherwise smooth and crisp cart and barware elements. Now, can you guess what home improvement store item I used to make this pattern?!
photos by Jared Smith
If any of you remember my old home tour and living room reveal, then you know it’s been a while since it’s had some updating! It was looooong overdue for something a little more sophisticated and gender neutral, but I think I’ve accomplished just that with my living room makeover and some key pieces from Arhaus! It’s funny how just changing the sofa, rug, and accent chairs makes a huge difference even with the same general layout, wall color, and style, isn’t it?
I also feel pretty adult considering this is the first time I’ve owned what I like to call “long lasting” furniture that’s worth investing in, as opposed to things I’ve picked up really quickly just to fill the space. Don’t get me wrong, I still have lots of not-so-great budget furniture, and I still love my DIY accent pieces (there are still plenty in this room, can you spot them?!), but I’m now a firm believer that investing in the big stuff is worth every penny. The fact that my previous couch was (literally) propped up on stacked books because the legs weren’t sturdy is a great example of this, ha!
Now for the before and after details!…
photos by Jared Smith at Montrose Shop
I’m really, really excited to share today’s post with you! I love DIY’s as much as the next gal, but it’s even more fun getting to style an entire space that incorporates my projects (can you spot the DIY elements here?!), and seeing all of the little pieces come together one by one. I have to say, I’m in love with the way this living room makeover we styled for Loloi Rugs turned out!
They asked us to style a space we love featuring their new Anastasia collection as part of a designer competition where you can vote for your favorite room makeover, and the winner will receive a monetary donation to the charity of their choice. For those of you that have been reading the blog for a while, you may know that this is also the perfect chance for me to be able to donate and raise awareness for the Fibro Foundation after losing my sweet cousin Max last year to fibrolameller cancer at the age of 17, so I was excited to get started!
Before we get to the rest of the voting business, I want to share all of the details of the new space with you first!…
I could honestly dream up polymer clay DIY ideas every week for the rest of my life. I, Teri, love this stuff and can’t get enough of just how versatile it is as a material. Even better is that this tutorial doesn’t involve rolling or moulding, so it literally couldn’t be simpler unless a very kind person did it for you instead (ha!). These DIY mini mountain photo holders are a super cute way to display your own snaps, creations, or the sweet momentos you pick up on your merry way. Not to mention they’re perfect for the upcoming holidays!
Have a few dotted along a shelf or one by your bed to create an interesting way of showing off your paper goods, especially those that aren’t quite big enough for your walls but love regardless…
photos by Jared Smith
Well we’re finally back to our regularly scheduled programming after last week’s blog birthday madness, and I’m really excited about this DIY! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect retro clock for my living room (which we’re doing a room makeover we’re sharing soon!), but I wanted to make it a bit bigger than the rest, so this one is jumbo sized my friends! Needless to say, this not-so-little DIY mid century wall clock is the perfect statement decor piece!
Surprisingly it’s actually pretty simple to make, and will cost you a lot less than most home decor stores to create…
photos by Jared Smith
In the age age iPhones cameras and digital photography, we’ve come to really love the idea of spending money on getting quality prints of images to have tangible memories to put around the house. We now have four different large framed prints from Framebridge of our travels, and Jared likes to meticulously pick out all of the framing and matte options that go with each image.
We now have this camper print in the dining room from our trip to Marfa, the double gold framed photos in the guest bedroom makeover from our Miami trip, and we just got another photo from our Palm Springs trip framed for the living room (which we’ll be doing a makeover for soon!). Needless to say we’re a little addicted, and thought it was only right to bring you a giveaway for $250 to create your own custom print for today’s #sugarandclothfavethings!