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Friday Finds 2.6

February! It’s that time of year again, folks. Amid all the flowers, fancy dinner dates, candy hearts and cards, it’s easy to get lost in the formalities of Valentine’s Day–and forget that the best way to spend it is loving on all those special people in your life. To help you celebrate, I found some awesome DIY ideas to make this year’s day of love the sweetest one yet.

 

As a hopeless romantic, I actually love reading through all of the cheesy Hallmark cards. Even so, I can never seem to find the perfect one. This year, stop worrying about finding a card that encapsulates all you want to say to your special someone–make your own instead. Look at these cute DIY card ideas from Delightfully, Kristi for some inspiration!

 

 

If you don’t have an artistic bone in your body (let’s face it, most of us don’t), look no further. These adorable Valentine’s Day card downloads from Camille Styles will do the trick!

 

 

If you want to spruce up your space this Valentine’s Day, take a look at this gorgeous star burst wall art from Lia Griffith. Super easy, super chic, and pretty enough to keep up all year if you want, this bright addition is sure to surprise your sweetie!

 

 

I know we’re six days into February, but it’s not too late to make this adorable ombré heart calendar from Me And My DIY. If you’ve got an extra hour or two this weekend, give it a try!

 

 

And finally, finding the perfect gift for your special someone is only half the battle–add a whole new “WOW” factor with these DIY gift wrap tutorials I found on The House That Lars Built. Love, love, love it!

 

 

Enjoy the week! If you try any of these cuties, I’d love to hear how they turn out!

Erin


Flea Market Chic-Bedroom Ideas

Making our master bedroom feel like a restful retreat is something we all desire. We also want it to be functional, comfortable, affordable & stylish all at the same time because a lot of life moments happen here. In my last article for Style Spotters I shared my Budget Friendly Master Bedroom Reveal, which is also being featured in the Feb issue of BHG and it got me thinking about the style I am consistently drawn to & take much inspiration from when beginning a room-Flea Market Chic. I like to mix old with new and reinvent ways of using vintage, found or salvaged items. There is such freedom in finding your own interpretation within this style and that is one of the many things I love about it. Shopping flea markets, yard, tag and estate sales are great ways to stretch your budget, give you an opportunity to incorporate unique, one of a kind elements that no one else has and use them in unexpected ways. Here are some of my favorite bedroom ideas, inspired by Flea Market Chic Style…

Flea Market Chic Bedroom IdeasUsing free & found items is a great way to create a focal point. This is my master bedroom & the mirror is my favorite décor detail in the room. These pieces of driftwood were found with my boys at the beach after a storm. Most of them were pickets from the dune fences they put up to protect the coastline from erosion. I love the idea of incorporating something found{ & free} and reinventing it into a rustic & glamorous focal point.

City Farmhouse DIY Headboard & Herringbone WallMixing a few statement pieces into the design is sometimes all you need to make the space feel complete. The simple aesthetic of this room is perfectly complimented by the lighting choice and framed vintage canvas over the bed. BHG Cottage Retreat {add unexpected art & vintage DIY lighting}Layering lighting & patterns gives an eclectic feel to this traditional space. A great way to incorporate patterns and give that Flea Market Chic look is by finding & using vintage fabrics, throws, saris and embroidery throughout the room.

BHG Cottage Style Bedroom-vintage lightingPops of color in your side tables not only makes a huge statement but gives it an enormous amount of personal style. Gen Sohr gives this space a restful, fun & cohesive look by layering color, tones and subtle patterns. You can see more of her BHG feature HERE.

BHG Jen Sohr Master Bedroom-make a staement with colorful side tables}A ladder can be multipurpose. I love this idea of taking something worn & used and reinventing its purpose. This vintage ladder makes the room feel complete. And the best part, when you need to change a light bulb or the fire alarm batteries it comes in real handy, especially in the middle of the night:).

BHG love the use of eth ladder for the side tableCreating a small office space next to your bed, genius. This vintage desk is purposeful and is a huge space saver. The layering of rustic and traditional elements makes this room feel balanced and super stylish.

BHG why not use a desk as a side table-multipurposefulThis salvaged mantle has been completely reinvented as a rustic chic headboard and the gold letters finish this one of a kind focal point. By mixing pattern, textures and lots of worn details this bedroom design has hit a home run.

BHG-Using a mantle for a headboardHow many times have you overlooked that wicker headboard while thrifting? Well, I bet you wont any longer, talk about giving something a new life, wow, I absolutely love how the dark navy draws your eye in and makes the room feel unified. You can see more of Mandi Gubler’s space HERE.

BHG-Vintage Revivals what a statement piece the headboard makes.Using salvaged pieces in unexpected ways is a great way to give your space an authenticity all its own. The soft touches in this bedroom are complimented by the rustic nature of the weathered doors above the bed. The white color palette makes vintage details stand out & feel cohesive.

Dreamy Whites {use salvaged door as a headboard} Layering new with old has been perfectly mastered in this stunning master bedroom retreat. Vintage details are mingled in through the room and feel balanced through the color palette. The chandelier works in perfect harmony with the tufted headboard and is highlighted by the graphite wall color.

Life in Grace BedroomI hope these rooms have inspired you to see the endless possibilities in Flea Market Chic.

Have a beautiful week,

Jen-City Farmhouse


Friday Finds 1.16

Hello again! I hope the week has treated you all well–I know I’m ready for a nice, long relaxing weekend. Whether you’re going to spend it inside curled up on the couch or out and about, enjoy it! This week I came across a few amazing home photos that I wanted to share. Get ready for some major home envy.

 

Take a look at this living room makeover from Jones Design Company. I love the neutral color palette with the small splashes of color!

 

 

 

I love being outside, and this lovely fireplace I found on Cocoon Home brings together the best of both worlds. This house brings the outdoors in with these amazing paneled windows.

 

 

I am absolutely in love with this red leather couch. This living room from The Inspired Room is everything I’ve ever wanted in my home–dog included.

 

 

If you’re more interested in dark and mysterious, check out this boys’ room decor from The Hunted Interior. The window brings in enough natural light to brighten up the room, but the dark paint keeps it closed and cozy.

 

 

And I saved my favorite for last. I adore this nursery room on Live The Fancy Life. I think I might need to go find myself one of those whales.

 

 

Take care, friends! See you next week.

Erin


Friday Finds 1.9

Hello Style Spotters! Vacation is over, but I’m excited to be back sharing the best of the Internet with you all again! I hope the holiday craziness was all worth it–family, friends, fun–all that good stuff. I’m still wrapped up in the glitter and glam of the new year, so today’s post is my last homage to all things sparkly and girly for 2014.

 

I love, love, love this wallpaper tutorial I found on Dream Green DIY. Not only is the gold pattern everything I’ve ever wanted on my walls, wallpapering so much easier than you’d think.

 

 

If you got some wine glasses over the holidays that you want to spice up a little bit, try this speckled glass DIY I stumbled across on I Spy DIY. Pick some of your favorite colors for a set that screams stylish.

 

 

Vintage lace looks to be all the rage this year (I never understood who decides what’s “in” at any particular time–sounds stressful). Get a head start on the trend with this lace doily table runner from The Sweet Escape for decorations that are guaranteed to impress.

 

 

I always seem to accumulate a ton of candles this time of year. Make some awesome marbled votive cups with this tutorial from Lovely Indeed to add even more brightness to your home this winter.

 

 

And lastly, if you’re looking to find that finishing touch to a new outfit, take a peek at this cute DIY bow belt I spotted on Momtastic DIY. Make one or five or ten–just in case. Options are always nice.

 

 

And there you have it. Until next week!

Erin


Friday Finds 12.19

Hello Style Spotters! I hope the holiday season is in full swing for you all, and that you’ve got time planned to spend with family and friends! If you’re like me, you haven’t even started thinking about gifts or decorating or all those holiday shenanigans yet–and that’s ok. I’ve pulled together a few last-minute options for you to take a look at.

 

I love this simple copper card tree holder tutorial from The Nest. It’s perfect for showing off all the cute cards you receive this holiday season while adding extra Christmas cheer to your home at the same time.

 

 

Want a new way to wrap all those presents? Take a look at these cute DIY wrapping paper ideas from Hello Natural. What a fun way to add a little homemade flair to an already awesome gift.

 

 

I have a horrible track record with mittens. It seems like the day after I get them, they get lost. For the mitten-losers out there, try this adorable sew-your-own tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. Find an old sweater and start sewing! Hopefully you won’t lose your handiwork (Terrible pun intended. Bear with me).

 

 

Last minute holiday party? Look no further. Try this awesome Colorful DIY Christmas Party guide from Paper & Stitch. Go wild with bright colors or tame with more traditional red’s and green’s. Either way, you’ll have a room your guests will be sure to remember!

 

 

And looking for that last-minute hostess gift? Try these etched wooden spoons from Design Mom to help them cook with style. Cheap, easy and fun, whoever you give them to will love them!

 

 

And there you have it! Enjoy the holidays, friends! See you next year!

Erin


From My Home To Yours: Acrylic

Over the past couple years, I’ve embraced a new style in my home by incorporating more contemporary elements. Even though meshing the new with the old is challenging at times, overall it’s been it’s been a fun process. Plus, I’m loving the results.

One easy way I’ve found to add a more modern feel is with acrylic furnishings. Because of its new-found popularity, there is a huge array of items in this style. From chairs and tables to accessories like lamps and tape dispensers, you can incorporate acrylics into any room.

I’ve used a console table in my entryway. Because most acrylic furnishings are clear, they don’t take up much visual space, but can still be super functional.

I also recently added a ghost chair to my guest room. Its traditional lines work well in my 1916 home, and the acrylic adds a contemporary air. The perfect combination!

To inspire you to add a bit of this style to your home, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite pieces. I especially love how some of the items are paired with gold and brass!

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Check the collection out and then use the comments to let us know your opinion of acrylic. Have you incorporated this material in your home? What do you think of this new trend?

Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm

 

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