My latest post is on the DC Ladies site today! Five great coffee tables- something for every style- and all on a budget! Check out the full post here for sources and why each coffee table might be the perfect fit for you.
I received this beautiful West Elm terrarium as a birthday present and wanted to put my own spin on it. I’m not one to keep plants alive under any circumstances, so I opted for the “fake” terrarium. I purchased artificial succulents, white rocks and soil, and went to work!
Some of the succulents were too large or long to fit inside the terrarium, so I just cut them to the size I needed.
And the final result! I did a bit of rearranging to figure out what worked best and I love how it all turned out! Now I can have a year- round gorgeous terrarium with zero maintenance. And the succulents actually look quite real in person, so I was really pleased with the end result. I would encourage any of you to make your own DIY terrariums (especially if you lack a green thumb). A fun, easy, affordable project with great results.
Another new Oh Joy for Target collection is officially out! As usual, I absolutely love it and I’m sure a few of these items will be finding a home at my apartment in no time. Shop the collection here!
Closet post is finally here and it’s been finished for months, I just haven’t had a chance to get all of my before and after photos in one place. I love that my new apartment has all of these wonderful built-ins but it was a bit of a challenge getting everything arranged in this new system. There were a couple of trial and errors but I eventually found a little spot for every last item.
I removed one of the clothing bars from this area and managed to fit this three tier shelf perfectly in this nook:
Additional room for storage and I didn’t need the extra hanging space in this area, so it all worked out:
This was the last remaining area that was unfinished in my apartment so it’s a huge relief to have it finally done and checked off the list! Stay tuned for another post about Closet #2 soon.
Check out the closets at my old studio apartment here.
Happy Friday! I love this before/after transformation on Apartment Therapy today. Excellent proof that if you have the vision, resources and skill, you can transform a drab piece (that might otherwise be ignored) into something amazing. Check out the full post here.
My latest post for the DC Ladies is live today! I’ve chosen five great nightstands and alternative pieces of furniture that can double as a nightstand- all under $200. You can really think outside the box when you’re shopping for one- think accent tables, a small desk or dresser, or even a kitchen cart. Check out the full post, sources and where to shop the look here.
Finally had time to organize the Ikea Raskog cart in my entryway. When I moved into my new place, I had it there temporarily because I couldn’t figure out where else to put it, and as the unpacking slowly winded down, I realized that it actually works in the space.
The initial chaos of the first stages of unpacking:
Slight improvement, but still needed a bit of sorting and organization:
Final result! Now I have a place for outgoing mail, bills, stamps, etc. and added my little vintage gold bowl to hold change and my laundry card. Eventually, I might want to invest in a small console table, but for now, this works and fits perfectly in the little spot in my entryway. More photos below: