One of the things that can be disheartening about working on your house is that it often feels like you’re just throwing money at problems, even when DIY-ing it. Since I moved in last summer, my boyfriend and I have bought light fixtures, rugs, porch furniture, living room furniture, dining room chairs…the list goes on. And while I try my best to find a good deal (or a garbage-truck-bound dining room table to refinish), all of those expenses add up fast. So, in an effort to get the biggest bang for our buck, I gave our guest room a free room makeover using paint that we already had.Keep Reading
As a person of a certain age (cough, cough, late 20s), I often want nice things but my taste outpaces my bank account. Can anyone relate? This headboard from West Elm has been on my radar for a while now and is so deliciously beautiful. I WANTED it, tried to bargain with myself why I should get it, and thought of things I could give up in exchange. But in the end, my boyfriend talked me off yet another figurative cliff and I challenged myself to make the best knock off version I could. Enter: my DIY Leather Tufted Headboard.
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This is one of those projects that had such a HUGE impact that I wish I had done it right when I moved in. I lived with these gross, one-inch white tile countertops for over a year before I got around to attempting a DIY feather finish concrete counter. I truly don’t know why anyone would choose to have mosaic tile countertops; the grout is impossible to keep clean and whoever installed mine didn’t do a good job with the transition from the flat surface of the counters to the front edge. Since I was already working with industrial exposed rafters, going with an industrial look concrete counter felt like a good option here, and I love any reason to DIY something. Read more for the full rundown of how to apply feather finish concrete over tile counters.
I have been crushing on these adorable pom pom earrings from Ban.do for a while now. Remember how I can’t stop putting pom poms on everything? Well apparently that extends to my ears. However, being the incessant do-it-yourselfer that I am, I decided I could make these myself. See below for the full how-to on making your own DIY pom pom earrings.
We are fully embracing summer here and this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions has some great summer project progress and summery accessories.💃🏼☀️
Other than paint (remember the neon colors I started with?!) a fresh new shower curtain made the biggest impact in my bathroom renovation! After not having any luck finding extra-long shower curtains I liked, I found all of the amazing designs Society6 has to offer and turned a Society6 tapestry into a DIY extra-long shower curtain.Keep Reading
In the spirit of oversharing on the internet, here’s a full post dedicated to all the things I put on my face. If this is too much for you, you will definitely NOT want to read the upcoming post about my favorite underpants. Recently, all of my products ran out at the same time, so instead of rebuying them like a normal person, I bought all new products. Thankfully I was able to get all this stuff either in a Target store or online with free shipping! I have been using this loosely-researched Korean beauty routine for the last few weeks, even going so far as decanting it into little containers to take to Mexico and to the gym in the morning, so I feel comfortable reviewing everything.Keep Reading
We’re mere hours away from kicking off Memorial Day weekend aka THE SUMMER. We couldn’t be more excited to have a three-day weekend and an extra 24 hours to obsess over even more things. See what made our list this week!