I love a good DIY, and i’ve done a few for my new place that I am hoping to post on here sometime soon. I will admit that I came to the realization while making my Ikea Hack nightstand (coming soon), that you don’t always save money. After buying all the supplies, and spending the time doing the work, I realized that I really could have just bought a finished piece at Ikea for the same price. That being said, I really enjoyed the process and the challenge of saying that I can make something, having a vision of how it will turn out and then actually doing it and being proud of the results. It’s thrilling to me, but I know it’s not for everyone. Plus with a DIY, you then have something unique, that you can’t find in a store or anyone else’s home. I don’t know, it really depends how much time you have on your hands and how much importance you put on making things by hand, but personally I know that even if it’s hard work, I am going to keep DIYing because I find it so rewarding and fun!
How do you feel about DIYing? As I mentioned earlier, sometimes it ends up costing more, but is it always about the money or is it about the challenge and fun? I found this article on Huffington post that says to use a flowchart when trying to decide on whether to DIY it or Buy it. Could be a helpful way to decide! Check it out here.
An homage to Jackson Pollack, paint splattering is becoming a major trend in both fashion and home decor. Have you been noticing it everywhere too? It’s so much fun! At first I was a little on the fence about this trend. If not done properly, paint splatter can just look plain messy, but when used just the right way it looks amazing and is a great way to add colour and a “splash” of fun to any space. I even think that paint splattered wallpaper would look amazing in a small powder room or as an accent wall. Check out this powder room, isn’t it gorgeous? Whether bold and graphic or delicate and painterly, paint splatter is making a mark!
I have gathered together a few paint splattered items that I really love, check them out.
1. Coloured paint splatter pillow from Zazzle
2. Blue Splatter 1/2 pint mug by Emma Bridgewater
3. Blue Splatter Dinnerware from West Elm
4. Paint Splattered Chocolate (that is ridiculously expensive but beautiful) from UNELEFANTE
What a great tablescape theme as well, look how beautiful this is. I think this is going to be a new potential DIY project!
As an accent wall it looks great as well! I think I see a trend in the blue paint splatter being my favourite.
And finally, check out how nice these curtains look. Fun and classy all in one!
How do you feel about this trend? Love it or hate it?
This was me 2 years ago in all my glory… I must go back this fall!
Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way wishing for summer to go away any faster, but I am sure that many people can relate to the way I feel around this time of year. As soon as the temperature begins to cool down outside I kick into comfort mode. I start drinking more tea since I have a major obsession/collection from here (which I don’t appreciate as much in the summer months). I start baking more, cooking comfort foods, going for long walks and dressing in layers. I pull out my comfy sweaters and throw blankets to snuggle in, and light candles at night. Summer is definitely my favorite season, but after so many months of heat, it’s so nice to have a cool crisp breeze in the air that makes you want to snuggle up with a good book and a nice hot cup of tea!
Here are some of the things I am looking forward to doing this fall:
Going apple picking (Hence the picture above)!
Baking a Pumpkin Pie – The smell alone is enough to make me happy!
Drinking this (My favorite by far)!
Doing Hot Yoga!