No green thumb? No problem! I may or may not struggle a bit with keeping my house plants alive. Some do swimmingly and some crash and burn. So this year I decided to rid myself of some of the stress and go faux! That’s right, I’m jumping on the fake plant bandwagon. But I couldn’t just have any plain ol’ plants, I wanted Painted Faux House Plants! Polka dots, shapes, and stripes (a la this!)! Instead of giving myself a makeover for the new year, I’m giving the plants a makeover! Just find some homely faux plants and jazz them up with paint to give them a new life.
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I will be the first to admit that I’m not the tidiest or organized person out there. It’s something I have to work hard at! However, I love when everything has a place and I know exactly where to go to find it. There is a special satisfaction that comes from tidiness, of that I’m sure. Our new business cards and stationery printed by MOO were just the inspiration I needed to get my life in order, that is, a small corner of my life.
As you might recall, I’m a huge fan of MOO. We worked with them last year to create some new packaging for our business cards and other stationery elements and I can’t recommend them enough. Due to the growth of our company, we were in need of some new business cards for the upcoming year. Lars has some really exciting and fun projects coming up in the next few months and we wanted to incorporate that imagery into our new business cards. So a rainbow assortment was the natural way to go! We are thrilled with how they turned out! They have a new line of cotton business cards made from recycled t-shirts (yes! t-shirts) making them entirely tree-free. And you know what? They’re beautiful. The cards and stationery inspired us to create a rainbow envelope organization system to keep all the odds and ends of my life in check. This is the ultimate command station that would be perfect for a home or work office. The wonderful thing is, all you need is a pegboard and some paper envelopes. I can already feel the stress melting away.
Accordion fans, medallions, whatever you want to call them, they’re adorable and have been popping up all over the place! Typically used as party decor, we decided we needed a reason to keep them up a bit longer than one day. We created this layered fan art piece intending it to act as a more permanent home decor feature. You can easily bring color and texture into your home without spending more than 10 dollars and an evening putting it together! We’re always down with that kind of project. By texturing some cardstock and using spray paint and gold leaf to add dimension, paper fans take on a new life. Hang this installation up in your entryway and greet your guests with an artful display!
We’ve got a Pottery Barn hack for you guys to try! You’ve probably seen this amazing bead chandelier making its way around the social media network. The layers of cascading beads have such a graceful look, but the natural wood keeps it fresh and easy to incorporate into any setting. We love it but with the $800 price tag, it’s a big dent in the monthly budget! Save where you can so you can splurge where you can, right? Of course, we automatically started to think of how we could replicate this beauty. A box of wooden beads, a handful of embroidery hoops, and a season of Friends later (yes, this one’s a bit time-consuming folks), we got just what we wanted! This chandelier could easily pass for an original. If you’ve got pennies to pinch and time to spare, this is the project for you! Total cost of supplies, $170! Score!
One of our top posts of all-time is our Guide to Where to Buy Wallpapers and I’m so glad because it’s a post I spent a long time creating. It’s meant to be helpful for when you’re selecting your own–personally, I cannot wait for that day! It can be rather hard to come across the good stuff. Wallpaper is one of my favorite design elements for a home and something I dream about nearly every day so when I was making preparations for our book, I focused a lot on selecting the right ones for the feeling we were going for. I thought it would be helpful once again to see where we sourced the wallpapers we chose for the book, so consider this both a #sneakpeek and a #helpfulguide.
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