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July 2015

DIY

How to: Gallery Wall

July 22, 2015

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The thing that has been stressing me out the most in my apartment has been one box. One box full of prints and frames that I had no idea how or where to hang. Well. One day I finally did it. I hung it all (Okay, almost all of it is hung. I still have my bedroom to deal with). BUT IT’S DONE! DONE!

I thought I’d talk about what I hung because otherwise you can just SEE (below) what’s up there. Starting from left to right- the first thing up there is a photograph I took of my parents in New Orleans. I am obsessed with this picture and had it framed for them as well as myself. The second thing is the ballerina print. I bought this (and the blue print with the blonde woman) at a local print market one of my friends was selling things at. It’s really lovely and I enjoy it. Underneath it is a california print I picked up in San Fransisco in January. It’s adorable and a great memento from a crazy trip!

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In the center is a clock I picked up from ikea (for like 3 bucks- thanks!). I made the stag painting underneath by printing out a silhouette and making a stencil. Very simple and so chic. My old license plate is underneath it just because I didn’t want to get rid of it! In the next column is a lovely print I also got from the market and it says talk less, say more. LOVE it. I have the classic ‘not all who wonder are lost’ which is a staple in my life. To finish it off is a little picture frame that I need to update but I like that the ends are personal photos and in between are little things that remind me of myself. 🙂

Video below to show you how I did it! (also follow me on twitter & things to keep up with me!)

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DIY

DIY Mod Table

July 20, 2015

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I moved into my apartment nearly eight months ago now, and I am just now putting the finishing touches on it. Pictures are being hung, and things are finally getting painted. I hope to do a before and after feature at some point, but for now I want to show off my nicely redone 60s mod side table in my living room!

As you can see from the before photo above, it was a bulky dark table. It was handed down to me from my mom (and actually has a twin in my parent’s house). I debated just spray painting the legs a metallic color, but it was still too looming in my apartment. I have been wanting a hairpin-legged coffee table for a while now, and decided maybe the side table would be the perfect way to get that look in my skinny living room!

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The first thing this baby needed was a change of color. I went to Home Depot and came back with a pretty lilac color. My friends (and mom) were doubtful, but I had high hopes! And I think it came out great!

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The trickiest part to this easy DIY was the legs. No hardware stores in my area carry table legs (that we found, at least). So we went to the internet to solve our issues! Turns out there are a lot of hairpin leg online stores. Thankfully.

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We took off the old legs and drilled in the new ones and VOILA! Easiest table DIY ever. Not even very time consuming. The moral of the story is to never let a dark table get you down. It can be cinderella if it wants to be- AND it will even house your cute little pouf from Target.

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Books

Not Your Average Book Haul

July 15, 2015

I was home last weekend and stumbled upon a bookshelf with all my old high school and middle school books that I never read for school! So, now that I am older and wiser and actually interested in reading classics- I decided to take some home with me. Book haul style. Including two of my favorites- A Separate Peace by John Knowles and A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines.

Have you read any of the books pictured below? Let me know- I’m excited to dive into them!

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