Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fake It 'Til You Make It: Dresser Update


If you love nice furniture, hate painting, and have money to spend, then stop reading because this tutorial is not for you! Keep reading if you love nice furniture, are broke (or just thrifty) and don't mind putting in a little elbow grease! I've been working hard to bring some style into my house on a dime. I find loads of inspiration online but can't stand the prices! For today's tutorial, I repainted an old white children's dresser to look like a sophisticated piece that belongs in our house. The original dresser I used for inspiration is featured on my guest bedroom design board

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Design Board: Dining Area


This design board is for a dining room or kitchen nook. I'm building my design around the black round dining table and wooden x-back chairs. I got them for a steal at $50 for the set. The main color of this room is white with a purple-gray accent wall. The patterned wood wall also adds a nice design feature while still complimenting a small budget.

Design Board: Guest Bedroom


Jon and I have started our house hunt and I've been scouring Pinterest for interior design ideas. I'm slowly accumulating new furniture and design pieces off of Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. I've found amazing deals on items on my wish list, it just requires a little patience and flexibility.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Post Grad: Round 2!

I graduated! I went to Mexico! And I moved! 
It's been a whirlwind but check out some of the decorating and DIYs I've done around the house...
2015 undergrad graduation to 2017 masters graduation

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Meramec State Park Canoe Trip

I'm catching up on my blog posts and I'm super excited to share the experience I had on the Meramec River with my mom and dogs. Meramec Caverns are approximately an hour outside of St. Louis, MO, and was the location where we reserved our canoe. There were also options to kayak or raft, but with two dogs, we opted for the more reliable of the three choices! We were dropped off at Meramec State Park and finished the trip back at the Meramec Caverns.