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My Mid-Century Modern Dresser has Arrived!

Yesterday, the good guys from Mad Modern delivered my long, low, MCM dresser. Clean lines, sleek silhouette, nice wood tones, and chic hardware – this dresser is a looker. I can't get over how handsome he is and couldn't wait to put him in his rightful place in my bedroom last night. (Yes, the dresser is a he. I think he needs a name, too. Any mid-century modern suggestions?)

I accessorized the dresser top a little bit last night, mostly with the things I already had on my other dressers. They actually look much better on this dresser. Everything is easy to see and pops against the wood tones – whereas with the tall French provincial dressers, they were not at an easy eye level.

In my last post, I shared my plans for revamping the dresser area – complete with baskets on the overhead shelf, an upgraded laundry basket, a pretty area rug, an antique mirror, and vintage art. The dresser has already really transformed my room. I can't wait to see how it comes along through the rest of my revamp!

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DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)