Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kitchen Lovin'

Kitchens are tough cookies to decorate. Especially in an apartment or rental home. You can't control the counter tops, cabinets, sometimes even the appliances. So what can you control? The cute little stuff!

So here's 8 adorable accent pieces to brighten up your kitchen and just as an added bonus, they're all under $50. Thank me later.. :)

1. These oven mitts would be adorbs hanging above your stove. Cute and functional... weird, right?

2. Let's be real, bar carts, no matter how cute they are, are a fad. An expensive fad too.

 I love love love them but this Gold Mirrored Tabletop Tray is the perfect middle ground. It can go in your kitchen, your dining room, on top of a wine rack... anywhere really, to display your pretty glasses, liquor bottles (Am I the only one who picks vodka based on how cute the bottle is?) and cute paper straws without a serious investment.

3. Copper and gold are everything. Copper and gold Moscow Mule mugs? Everything and a half.

4. This mismatched blue flatware would be too perfect for a night of entertaining. Can you imagine your table set with these little nuggets? Oh and pair them with the dip-dyed napkins from this post. Perfection.

5. Invest in proper serving utensils early to avoid being caught hosting a party with a regular fork in your salad bowl. Messy, messy. And seahorses are cute, it's a win-win.

6. Booze for breakfast anyone? I kid... most of the time. Definitely homemade almond milk lattes for breakfast in this cheeky teacup.

7. These punched metal coasters might be the cutest coffee table/kitchen accents ever. They make even the most boring of tumblers look adorable and they double as decoration because you'll want to show them off all the time.

8. How cute would these crochet placemats look on your counter, set with your favorite dishes and glasses? The cutest.

Happy decorating!

xx, M

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Vintage Vanity Restoration

So in addition to my online shopping I call a blog, I restore antique pieces of furniture. My obsession with chalk paint is a serious one. 

Anywho, I painted this gorg vanity a couple weeks before the big move to Napa. I've had it in my bedroom since I was a teenager and it sustained some heavy wear and tear through the my-hair-needs-to-be-as-straight-as-humanly-possible and pile-all-the-makeup-on-my-face-at-once days but it was still a beautiful piece of furniture and I just couldn't bear the thought of leaving it four hours away.

Graphite chalk paint and metallic gold spray paint fixed this little beauty right up. The fabric on the stool is from Hobby Lobby and the hardware is from Anthropologie.

xx, M

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sales: Because Tuesdays are Mondays' ugly cousin

1. Water Color Wildflower Pillow $35: This little baby will add some sunshine to your home as we head into the cloudy fall months. Water color anything is basically life right now and this pillow would just kill me on a desk chair or nestled in a reading nook.

2. Dip-Dye Napkin Set $19: I'm currently drooling over these pretty little napkins. They would be perfect with my cobalt blue dishes for a splash of something just a little different. 

3. Anthropologie Candle $19.95: Candles will always make my world go 'round. I spend more than I care to admit on candles, like all the time. 

4. Geometric Galaxy Duvet $79.99: This makes me want to lay in bed aaaall day long. Sweet dreams are made of duvets like these.

5. Pearlescent Canister $12.95: The possibilities are endless. I love pieces like this that can fit in any room and hold any purpose. That's money well spent... right?

6. Jingle Pillow 2 for $60: They're called "Jingle Pillows" and that just gets me all excited. They come in three colors, go crazy ;)

7. Mercury Glass Candle Holder $9.99: It's a candle holder but I think it belongs on my desk, holding my favorite pens. 

8. Desk Lamp $69.99: I love the idea of a clamp-on lamp because that leaves more room on my desk for activities. I never have enough room on my desk because everything has to be perfectly laid out so this pretty little number really blows my skirt up.

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xx, Meg