Friday, July 3, 2015

New Home, New DIYs!

The last few weeks have felt like a whirlwind since graduation. I sold most of my furniture and drove 11 hours to my new home outside of St. Louis in Edwardsville IL. I am working as a marketing graduate assistant while getting my MBA.

The new home is coming along slowly but surely and I wanted to post our first few DIYs:

Kitchen Coffee Bar
 The metal rod and metal hanging basket are from IKEA. I used matching S-hooks to hang my mugs and turn a vitrually useless space into an easy-access coffee and tea bar.

Kitchen Table Decor
 We bought an easy (and cheap!) table from Wal-Mart, so I wanted to add a little color to make it appear a little nicer. The plants, candles, and square candle holder are from IKEA. The plates are plastic and came from Wegman's and the blue placemats are from Home Goods.

Wooden "Floating" Shelf
The wood is a simple board from Home Depot painted black with acrylic paint. We used small 90 degree metal hangers (also from Home Depot) that came in a 4 pack for under $4. I probably should have used white to disgue them a little better, but hey, I still like the look of it. We placed it above the couch as a focal design point. The glow balls are solar powered and only turn on in the evening.

Be sure to check back soon for more inexpensive and simple home DIYs that I'm working on :)

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