Um, can someone please tell me where May went? And we're all ready ten days into June?! I thought that moving into our house would mean lots and lots of blog posts about all our projects. I promise: There are projects coming. We're just still getting settled in and doing some of the not-so-fun, not-so-blogworthy undertakings right now.
In the meantime, I'm starting a new little monthly feature where I can share lovely interior things that catch my eye – the little decor details that I'm currently doting on. To kick things off, how cute is that DIY elephant doorstop above?! It's simple, cheap, and adorable. You can find the instructions over at Max Makes Home.
Next up, I'm obsessing over this use for Harney and Sons tea tins. I seriously stand in the tea aisle and ogle these tins every time I'm in Target – and I have a couple. I've just been trying to figure out how to put them on display once I'm done with them. Storage is okay, but herb plants are so much prettier and more practical! I'm currently trying my non-green-thumbed hand at growing a little basil and cilantro on my windowsill... and this might be the perfect excuse to transfer them into new tins and grow some more herbs! Learn more about this Earth Day project at Mireio.
I had one of these metal shelving units in college. Back then, it was a necessary ugly. But ever since I got rid of it, I've missed it. Because I've seen the light. I've seen how people style them and how utilitarian can also look shiny and chic. I think the secret lies in colorful cookbooks, a bit of copper to contrast the chrome, a bit of white, and a touch of something rustic. I might have a spot in my kitchen for a couple of these... and goodness knows we need the storage space. Check out the above setup on The Home Depot blog.
It's so convenient to have our washer and dryer tucked away in its own little room off of the main upstairs bathroom. But boy, I sure do hate throwing lint away in the bathroom waste basket. I mean... I could get a waste basket for the little laundry room, but this is just such a cute, clever idea that I may have to steal it. I'd like an antique looking one... maybe spray painted copper or bronze? ;) Visit Polished Habitat for more on this lovely lint catcher.
Nobody whips up an old fashioned like my boyfriend. Our dining room is home to our bar cart, some beer signs, some vintage memorabilia from a bar my bf's grandparents once owned, and our keezer. (A keezer – allow me to enlighten you – is basically a big freezer outfitted as a big kegerator. We have G's homebrew on tap in our dining room... and it's awesome.) So anyway... our dining room might end up taking a "bier hall" or pub kind of theme in the end. And I like the idea of classin' it up with a framed print like this. I'll just need one for gin and brandy, too. Buy one for just $12 from Katie Kime.
I love this. 1) It hangs in the window – maybe with a tension rod, so it won't require drilling hardware into my beautiful, original, century-old wood trim. 2) The pattern and colors are so pretty. 3) It'd be ideal for my kitchen or upstairs bathroom. I found it via Nell Hills, but I'm trying to track down a legit source or do-it-yourself instructions. ;)
Bricks painted to look like books! Isn't this precious? I'd need one for Gone with the Wind, The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and a whole slue of Nancy Drew Mysteries. I sense a project coming on... (Unfortunately, I couldn't track down the original source. Holler if you know!)
To know me is to know that I'm a sucker for these vintage, colorful floral patterns – especially on vintage enamelware! (via Prenons le Temp)
I'm pretty much in love with my gray velvet desk chair, but these floral task chairs inside the Free People headquarters are so fun and fabulous. (More pictures of the headquarters and a heavy dose of office inspiration on Cheetah is the New Black!)
I have an affinity for old doors. (I did just turn one into my desk.) I love this idea for an old door that has lost its glass. (via Lushome)
Which of these decor details is your fave?
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