decor

running on empty

Perfume bottle empty? No need to throw away the bottle. Just clean it out really well {soap and water does the trick} and re-use as a bud vase. I recently finished a bottle of perfume I purchased on a vacation in San Francisco and did not want to part ways with the bottle. I knew it would work perfect for smaller flowers! It now serves as a little reminder {souvenir} of the great trip I had!

{empty perfume bottle}

{fresh flowers}

{the perfect bud vase}


chalk it up

Who doesn’t love chalk? Takes me back to when I was a kid! I recently had a little fun with chalkboard paint. I collected glass items from around the house and purchased a few as well, and added a personalized touch with chalkboard paint! Such an easy project! I highly encourage you to give it a try as well!

{supplies}

Things you will need:

-chalkboard paint

 -paint brush

 -painters tape

-glass items {photo frames, canisters, wine carafe, plates etc.}

 -chalk

{paint, with painters tape}

{painted frames}

{painted cheese plate}

{watching paint dry... takes a few days}

{perfect for party frames, name plates, food labels and candy jars}

{personalized cheese plate}

Chalk Tips:

 -Allow paint to fully dry before using chalk. According to directions this may take up to 4 days.

 -Chalk works best on glass, not plastic.

 -Need more items to paint? Ikea, WalMart and Target have a great selection of inexpensive glass items.

friday finds {stamped}

I came across these precious stamps {from eat | pray | create} and they are just the perfect thing to keep on hand. You can use them on notes, party favors, invitations, fabric… come to think of it pretty much anything! And the price of the stamps is hard to beat, for such a personalized touch! Best part you can always change up the look with different color ink.

{thanks, $6.75}

{hello, $10}

{customized, $15}

{hello, $6}

{plain cards and envelopes, perfect to stamp on}

more chevron DIY…

So you all know by now I have a slight obsession with chevron print. I recently saw this great DIY picnic blanket {on twig and thistle}. With fall around the corner;  football season, outdoor concerts and cooler temperatures this is going to get put to great use. Not too mention cost only a few dollars to make.

What you’ll need: 

Fabric Drop Cloth, Home Depot: $6.98 

Paint Color of your choice

Painters Tape

Large paint brush or roller brush

colorful napkins

 I am always looking for colorful ways to enhance the everyday items I use. I came across these precious napkins on kirtsy {by way of smashed peas and carrots} and cannot wait to duplicate. These are the perfect way to dress up a table for a dinner party or to bring as a hostess gift.  And after its all over just throw them in the wash and use them again!

{full instructions here}

office space

These days it seems like I spend way more time at work then I do at home. Below are my favorite desk accessories that get me through the work week.

{yes I still use markers, to color-code everything. a little color makes everything better}

{Pottery Barn desk caddy, keeps all my cords hidden}

{vintage Vogue calendar gifted from my aunt}

{who doesn't love sharpies}

{must have coasters, nothing worse then water on your desk}

{my absolute favorite website for office space inspiration, seejanework.com}


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