I had been stalking these vintage tiered cake stands on Etsy for a while but they were pretty expensive to get a really nice one, so I hadn’t pulled the trigger quite yet. Meanwhile, we were making our way through New Zealand for our honeymoon and stopped in a random little town to go to take a break and stretch our legs.
We stumbled upon this cute little shop full of new and vintage kitch, and lo and behold, the lady was selling tiered cake stands that she made herself AND do-it-yourself kits! They came with all the hardware, a drill bit and a photocopy of her handwritten instructions, all for under 20 bucks. Needless to say, I bought a kit immediately! Continue reading “DIY Tiered Cake Stand”
I’ve never had a guest bedroom before and it’s been put to good use since we moved in. We’ve already had four people/parties stay with us and I hope to have more in the future. My approach with furnishing and decorating it was really quite simple.
I felt it would be too cluttered if I injected too many personal effects into the design or pieces of furniture or knick-knacks. So I instead placed the emphasis on colour in the room and that became the theme around which everything centered. Painting walls a bold colour is a great way to add personality to a space without having too many things on the wall or pieces of furniture. I went with a bright baby blue, which was the starting point to my whole “blue and coral” theme. I made sure to include lots of elements of white too, which I think is the best way to add brightness to any space and balance bolder colour choices, which stops everything from looking too chaotic. Continue reading “Blue & Coral Guest Bedroom”
I love hanging art around the house and a lot of it, especially my own paintings, aren’t framed. I think there’s something really classy about framed art, although it definitely depends on the type and style of artwork, not to mention the decor style of the room.
I wanted to hang up my latest teacup painting and as luck would have it, I had a picture frame I wasn’t using that fit the size of the canvas perfectly. So I decided to save a couple hundred bucks and frame the sucker myself. Here’s how I did it!
In my opinion, buying a dining table without a set of matching chairs is an ideal opportunity to elevate your home decor game. I’ve already mentioned this in my post about my eclectic dinnerware collection, but my life philosophy is that there are just so many beautiful things, how can I not collect them all?
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2017 was a bit rough for me, but I’m thankful for a lot, not least of which is this blog. I had been toying with the idea of starting one at the beginning of the year. Then, due to my freelancing workload going down, I found myself with a ton of extra time on my hands that I tried filling with painting, playing with makeup, going for bike rides etc. And eventually figuring out how to get a small corner of fulfillment in my life by going back to some of my favourite hobbies (I have many) that I had put by the wayside in the past couple of years, namely writing and photography. Continue reading “Happy New Year!”
I made a “real” garland for the first time last Christmas and was super happy with how it turned out. I was really looking forward to making another one this Christmas, but to be honest, I’m not 100% happy with how it turned out. It’s way bushier than I intended it to be, but I also don’t care enough to redo it, haha. I’m learning how to be less of a perfectionist. There’s a time and a place to be relentless, and a time and a place to accept things and move on.
I still think it looks good, and anyway, the process was still super satisfying, as DIYs tend to be. Here’s how I made my Christmas fireplace garland from real evergreen branches!
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