Balcony Inspiration: Update

I’ve made some progress on the balcony furniture/accessories since my last post, so I thought I’d share a quick update. I found this table and four chairs for a reasonable price on craigslist:
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As well as this side table for free on craigslist:IMG_5751 I picked up two of these pillows on sale at World Market:02d946c9d9a6be01296a0d81c3dace3202d946c9d9a6be01296a0d81c3dace32
 As much as I love a good Ikea trip, I really didn’t have the time, so thanks to online ordering, I had this small plant, these larger plants and four curtain panels shipped to my door.
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I found a fantastic Etsy shop that made custom black and white striped cushions for the chairs above and they are set to arrive this week. I wanted some similar to these (below) in a custom size and fabric and I can’t wait to see them in person! Full post on those coming up next month.
I found a great Pier 1 indoor/outdoor rug on OfferUp and I’m picking it up tonight:

The last furniture item I have left on my list is a love seat or bench.. I’m currently trolling craigslist and found this one which looks to be in great condition (the cushion would be recovered) so hopefully I might be able to score this little beauty. 00V0V_1LO9WKHBKlq_600x450
I’m also currently figuring out a rather complicated solution to installing the curtains on my balcony, which has turned out to be quite challenging, but with a little Home Depot help and a (likely) call to a handyman, I think I’ll be able to make it work. More on that later.

Office Decor: Update

My office is a bit different since my last post, so I thought I’d share a few updates on the space.

Brought in this table lamp:IMG_4690 Found this cute little tissue box cover at a thrift store for $3 and couldn’t pass it up. IMG_4848 Picked up a couple fake plants and baskets on my last trip to Ikea: IMG_4849 IMG_4850 My new computer finally arrived! And note the Dunder Mifflin mouse pad I brought in… had it forever and can’t part with it 🙂 IMG_5032 I also added a floor lamp that was floating around the office and these stick on dry erase calendars and a giant to-do list to the blank wall in my office. Keeps things much more organized and it’s easy to glance ahead at the next few months. Apologies for the blurring, but I can’t share every little detail 🙂 IMG_5273The space seems just about finished and I’m thrilled with how it turned out! IMG_5033


Thrift + Vintage Finds Around the Apartment

A couple weeks ago, I posted about my recent thrifting and vintage finds. Almost all of them have found a new home, so I thought I’d share a little update. Here’s a look at the haul (plus a few ikea items):


The candlesticks and white hobnail votive holder fit nicely on the new credenza:  2015-05-25 14.18.43 2015-05-25 14.17.14IMG_5151The wooden pineapple tray works perfectly on my little bar:IMG_5147  IMG_5149 IMG_5150 And speaking of pineapples, the little hand-stitched pineapple welcome sign is on my front door (with the help of a few 3m strips):

IMG_5038 The tall purple vase and the binoculars found homes on the window ledge:IMG_5166  IMG_5168  IMG_5170 And last but not least, I took down the art above my bed (I had a few random pieces there before that didn’t really work well but I left them as a place holder for when I found something better suited for the space) and added this gorgeous art I found at a thrift shop!

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Recent Thrift + Vintage Finds

I’ve managed to find, buy, acquire and inherit a bunch of fun vintage items over the last couple weeks so I thought I’d share them along with a few ideas to incorporate them in the apartment. IMG_4592 Thanks to a recent move by my grandparents, I asked if I could have this adorable hand-stitched pineapple welcome sign along with a vintage table lamp. I’ll add the welcome sign to my front door with a few 3m strips and need to find a new shade for the lamp. I also scored these fun little vintage fake binoculars at an estate sale a couple weeks ago for $2! IMG_4594

I took a little thrifting road trip around the DC area and had decent success with decor and accessories for my apartment. My favorite finds of the trip: this mirror for $5 and art for $15! I plan to put the mirror in my dining area of the apartment and might do a little art-rearranging to make space for this piece in my bedroom area. IMG_4826 The full haul from my thrifting trip! Plus a couple items from Ikea.. I was nearby and couldn’t resist a quick stop in. IMG_4835I am such a vase, tray, bowl hoarder. It’s almost impossible for me to pass them up! Especially when they are only a few dollars each at thrift stores.  IMG_4836 IMG_4846Stay tuned for another post in the next couple weeks with an update on where all of these pieces found a new home!