Posts tagged 'inspiration'
Industrial style is all the rage. I mean it is everywhere. But when you find yourself picking up your 15th end table made of raw wood, rusted metal, and antique bronze hardware: STOP. Put DOWN the table. (And while you're at it, check out The New Rustic. Wink, wink.)
If there was ever a post to fall under my geek out section, this definitely makes it into the top three (so does this one). On Saturday, John and Sherry of Young House Love came to the Dallas West Elm for a signing of their brand new book Young House Love, 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your House Some Love. I would highly recommend it, their book already has pushed me to complete a few loose DIY ends at my own house, and has given me some great ideas for new projects for the future.
Not every project needs to be a huge undertaking. For me, I like to complete small projects when I can, it helps me feel productive, like I'm actually getting things done around the house. I try to keep in mind something I once read in a book called "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. She makes a point to tackle tasks that take three minutes or less in her day-to-day life. I sort of apply that to DIY projects. If it will take less than an hour, why avoid it?
Ahh I'm so excited I can't even wait to share this season's pinterest project with you all. I've had some majorly positive feedback from my past two pinterest projects so I'm very excited to continue this seasonal tradition. This past fall I did a project involving empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls, you can see it by clicking this link, and last summer I did a mason jar project which you can also catch up on by clicking here. This all began from one of my favorite bloggers (Sherry from Younghouselove) and some of her buds saying lets actually start attempting to recreate the inspiration that we've been pinning. Thus bringing us to:
Last week I fessed up that I have jumped on the succulent bandwagon (read about it here). Well I went a little nuts at Market Street and made an impulse buy in front of their store in the form of two young succulent plants. And when I say impulse buy most of the time that's a kind way of saying that I spent too much, $5.99 a plant! Yikes. But they were cute and I literally could not control myself.