I can’t believe I’m admitting this but, less than a year ago when we were buying our house, I had decided that I needed a completely neutral home. It had to be filled only with an abundance of grays, ivories, and silvers to achieve that rustic glam look and the only pop of color I would allow were apples sitting in a basket on the kitchen counter.
This is (one of) the gorgeous yet color-lacking photos that inspired that rustic-neutral-glam vision:
Spoiler alert: I thrive on finding and sharing a good bargain. It’s been instilled in my DNA since I was a young kid when I would scour the aisles of Dollar General looking for ways to make the most of the $5 I had earned from my allowance. To me, Amazon is today’s bigger, broader, and better version of Dollar General, where I often (ahem, every day) find myself falling into rabbit holes while searching for items I’m determined to find at the best price. Always lookin’ for ways to maximize that dollar.
If you’ve been …
I have a love/hate relationship with wallpaper. I truly believe it has a place in virtually any room and I love the look of a rich, elegant design once it’s on the wall. It’s one of those “instant room enhancements.” But when it comes to removing it, I’d rather be dragged in a bikini through desert full of nails, and I don’t mean that lightly. I destroyed one of our bathrooms a few months ago while attempting to take down old wallpaper (that wasn’t put on properly in the first place) and long story short – we need a …
A gallery wall is a great way to create a statement in any room while showcasing your personality and interests. And if you’re like me and have no patience – it’s also a fabulous way to create multiple unnecessary holes in your walls.
I recently (blindly) created and hung a mini-gallery wall in my office. I have no patience for meticulously planning/measuring and would rather just “wing it” and hope for the best. I suppose it didn’t come out *that* bad?
Good lord what a week. I quickly became overwhelmed with a ton of projects and stressed the shit out of myself trying to get two blog posts up this week. After a few days of persistent anxiety, I had to tell myself to chill the eff out, because as far as I know, only my mom checks my blog on the daily and nooobodddy is slamming the refresh button waiting for a new post.
This week I wanted to and planned on writing a post about creating an affordable gallery wall. I spent three days staring blankly …
If by some random and totally out-of-the-blue chance someone were to ask me “hey girl, what’s the one room in your house that just consumes your mind? The room that will never be complete no matter how beautiful it looks?”
My response, without any hesitation, would be my office.
It’s the place that I can proudly call my own and in 9 months we’ve owned this house, I’ve redesigned it over four times. Paint and all (those transformations are coming in a completely different blog post, BTW).
In honor of my office …