This can fall under the Chrismas Decor, or Christmas gift…
I saw it this morning on the one and only Apartment Therapy!
Read the how-to here! And I know what you’re thinking because you are probably already in love with the idea of Glass domes or cloches – where does one buy a cute, but not super expensive one?
You can get one from the beloved Target for $24
Or… you could get them for $12 from Home Decorators Collection – this is a steal!! And shipping is free… Christmas Boom.
As you saw from a previous post – I am posting easy (mostly DIY) holiday gifts! For project #2…. Candle Holders… who doesn’t love that sexy candle glow? This is especially sexy, because it’s super, super easy to make! First thing you need to get are these candles from Ikea (White Candles: $8)
First set inspired from Design for Mankind
White Paint: $3
Total: $9 (Not including the price of Ikea candles)
Copper Wire Candlestick Holder from amerrymishapblog
Cement Tea Light Candle Holder inspired from SignnePling
Ready Cement Mix: $10.00
Home design is all in the details – and adding a pop of color or texture to your cords is…
h a p p e n i n g
Best place you can get the cord hook up? The Color Cord Company. Especially if you’re in a DIY kind of mood – this one is $25
Or if you’re in a sexy mood – here is a gold Black&white piece for $40!
That is right, I have stumbled upon the best DIY blog…ever! Check it out – It’s called HomeMade Modern
He makes it look so easy! Hopefully I can test out in the next couple of weeks! See the video here.
In cleaning out the guest bedroom (the room we throw things into and close the door) I found a chalk board poster that my BF used for work. I thought it would be nice to have something inspirational written on it for the new office/sexy lounge space/ vinyl listening area.
So I searched on Pinterest for different chalk board typography and went with the easiest one with the inspiring words of “Press On”
It came out alright – maybe I’ll write something more inspirational next time, like this gram I saw which said,
“Beyonce has the same amount of hours in the day as you do” Now that is real inspiration…
I love finding a good Ikea Hack… Here is a list of the best of the best!
The Ikea Medicine Cabinet, From ‘Almost Makes Perfect’
‘Pimp Your Billy‘ From Scrap Hackers
‘Our Karlstad Ikea Sofa‘ From Our Mid Century
‘DIY Copper Side Table‘ from Style Me Pretty
‘DIY Ikea Painted Rug‘ from Sarah M. Dorsey Design
‘Concrete Table Top‘ from Weekday Carnival
‘Ikea Hack Rast Turned Campaign Chest‘ from Ikea Hackers
‘DIY Rope Mirror‘ From Apartment Therapy
The Fauxdenza from The Brick House
And this gem of a website called, Mykea – where you can buy vinyl coverings for any Ikea product! And another site – My Overlays, where you can buy overlays – Check them out.
I have Brimfield on the brain. I keep seeing Instagrams of the fabulous artifacts that are there… 2 more days! AH! One of my favorite vendors at Brimfield is this southern man, (who is in the middle near the food area… what a coincidence that my favorite vendor is near food…) he usually sets up across from all the cow hides. Anyways – his tent always feels so cozy because he has the best light fixtures… all made from found objects, old chicken feeders, colanders, metal buckets – you name it and if it was on a farm, this southern gentleman has turned it into a light.
(This picture was taken from a previous trip to Brimfield)
Which according to Pinterest and Etsy is quite a trend right now. Rustic lighting, such as this little guy, which was very reasonably priced from Ironcladindustrial.
I would love to have something like this in my kitchen to replace the ever-so-glamorous circa 1970′s wood and glass shingled piece… (EEK rentals!). So when I see these beautiful creations at Brimfield I have to walk away, but always with an artist-tude, of that is so cool but… I could totally make one of these, so I creeped on Pinterest and found this great blog post, which explains how to make a rustic DIY light.
Anythingology with a knock off of a Restoration Hardware. Pretty great huh? Click the Anthingology link to see how she got from A —–> B!
Yesterday, I attempted an old school DIY creation – a berry pie.
Why you ask? Well obviously it’s so I can use these really adorable white ceramic berry crates that I got earlier this summer and I am trying to impress my BF.
But let’s get back to the real reason – these adorable ceramic berry crates! Just look at them! They are so cute that I bought several of them and I would like to give two away. That’s right – MSD very first give away, we’ll give it a whirl.
All you have to do, is follow Munrosheadesigns on Instagram and like one of the berry/pie images – boom, easy as pie… (hardy har har) Then I’ll get your email and contact info to send two of these bad boys along.
And as for the DIY aspect of this post – Here is how I made this lovely dessert. After consulting a few Pinterest recipes I went with this one:
1. Buy pre-made pie crust (ain’t nobody got time fo that)
2. Buy assortment of berries (even if they are not on sale)
3. Put berries in adorable ceramic holders (I have extra berries, that I did not put in the pie and they are looking delish in the fridge in all their ceramic glory)
4. Cut up the berries (I used four ceramic containers full), add 1/4 cup sugar, squeeze 2 teaspoons of lemon
5. Dump berry concoction into pie crust – try to gently peel second pie crust for the top layer, fail miserably and decide to go with a ‘flakey’ top look
6. Put in the oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 mins, or until your BF comes home and yell at him, “OMG I MADE A PIE”
*** Couple disclaimers – I will not be shipping out ceramic berry crates that I actually used – don’t worry. And I can only ship to USA, sorry I am a girl on a budget as my Dad would say!
I created a coffee table with my Dad a couple weeks ago (read about that here). But once the table legs were attached, I was thinking, hmmmm these legs look kinda tall.. and guess what? They were.
Exhibit A: The image below – the top of the table was taller than the seat cushion on my couch, making putting feet on the table uncomfortable, and I live in a home where we like to be comfortable. But look how pretty it is…and I added in my new vintage mid century ottoman.
And once my boyfriend got home – those tall legs did not fly. So I had to put it somewhere else in our apartment… and then I spotted the perfect place. In the dining room.
So cute right? Even though I feel like the dining room is a little DIY over kill – My Dad and I have created every table in there, which is three. But I love styling a good table top – so I got to work!