DIY Projects

How I Thrifted My Small Bedroom Into the Pinterest Room of My Dreams!

By now you may have gotten the idea that sourcing clothing and accessories at Goodwill isn’t as intimidating as you may have thought it to be. With that in mind, have you ever thought about utilizing the thrift store to source items to add for home decor?

One of my favorite retail stores to shop for home decor are typically Target, Ikea, HomeGoods and T.J. Max. And while those store are known to reasonably affordable, they also have the potential to do some damage to your wallet as things add up. Especially,  if you are making over a large space in your home or completing a large project.

Earlier this month, I recently moved into my new apartment and needed to rethink how I would organize my items in a more efficient size space. Minimal closet storage, less square footage and sharing with 2 other roommates, presented a challenge of how I would create a space that was well kept, without looking cluttered. Not to mention, keeping within a budget, since moving can be expensive all by itself!

So with that in mind, I hopped on Pinterest to pin some ideas that spoke to me and were also items that I could find while thrifting.

My color scheme was for the most part, neutral. Including creams. whites, exposed natural medium wood, gold accents and greenery.

Here are a couple screenshots of the Pinterest pins I drew creativity from:

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With my ideas in mind I traveled up to my favorite Goodwill’s within my area and cross my fingers in hopes to find what I was looking for.

Gold Metal Desk Lamp: Although this lamp might be used typically in a desk setting, it also works just as well right by my bedside. It really reminds me of something pulled from Target’s Opalhouse Collection! Best part is, it was only $8! It’s in great condition and came with a bulb in working condition already. I simply switched it out with a brighter white LED bulb from personal preference.

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Next is my Marble and Gold Table: I thrifted this over a  year ago but I still absolutely love how it matches the rest of my decor and color scheme no matter how many times I change it. This one cost me just under $15 and after a quick couple coats of acrylic paint, it looks good as new!

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Wooden Bowls: Such a simple find you will most likely see at any thrift store. Best part, these bowls can serve so many purposes for your home. I found this set of 3 for $1 and are currently using one as a soap dish in the bathroom and the other to hold my jewelry & accessories.

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Wicker Storage Basket: As I mentioned, after moving, I had to seriously consider downsizing my current wardrobe into nearly half the size while finding a better way to organize my clothing. If you’re anything like me, you also keep shoes, jackets and extra blankets in your closet spaces. This large wicker bin was the perfect size to put on the top shelves in my closet and out of the way of everything else.

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I thought this geometric bin was cute, and it matched my desk lamp that I purchased at the thrift store I stopped at just before. It may not be sensible for smaller items but, I like to keep my toiletries nice and organized under my bathroom sink- Marie Kondo would be proud of me 🙂

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Floating Shelves: These were actually purchased on clearance from HomeGoods. The box said these were easy to hang but, I couldn’t disagree more lol. A few more holes and assistance from my awesome roommate, they are finally hanging nicely in my bathroom. Primary used to as decor to prop up a couple smalls plants and my favorite jewelry pieces.

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Sine I was going for a neutral vibe, I was so happy to find this reversible comforter for less than $20! One side is tan and the other is a creamy beige. I love the floral detail on it and how it reminds me of cotton fields and and imitates nature. It definitely adds some texture to the room as well.

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Speaking of texture, the final touch are my plants. Now, I will admit I am a little saddened about the current situation of some of my plant babies since they were sort of abused during my move. (I left them in my hot car for longer than initially intended) They are in recovery but, I have hope they will flourish and come back to life with a little TLC! But, adding greenery in any setting puts me in-tune with nature and presents a calming effect after a long day. Faux plats are also a wonderful option and are at an abundance at most thrift stores! With that said, I’m ashamed to show you an actual picture of them for this post 😦

There you have it! What home decor projects do you want to try but not willing to overspend? Leave me your thoughts, I’d love to hear and offer suggestions on how you could do it on a budget!

 

Good Luck,

Danielle

 

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Fashion

What You Need to Slay the Summer to Fall Transition: Wardrobe Pieces that are Every Woman’s Must Have this Year!

Soooooooooooo this year so far has been like…

J A N U A R YYY

F E B R U R Y

M A R C H

APRIL

MAYYJUNEJULY

AUGGUSTTTTTTTTTTTT 

 

…and now we are at the end September! Phew! I don’t know how we got here so quickly, but what I do know is that I am ready for FALL! While fall is hands down my favorite time of the year mainly due to the combination of the trees changing colors, how the sun peeks through the sunny cool skies, the togetherness of friends and family on a hike or to an adventure to the pumpkin patch. And as the perfect bonus, there is always beautiful fashion that comes from this season!

As you may have noticed, Starbucks has already reinstated their pumpkin spice lattes (eww) and I’ve noticed a few stores break out the Halloween décor and candy (FYI Halloween is also my favorite holiday!)

And while this fall is a bit more special to me [I’ll be turning 30] I always find  myself stuck in a weird paradox with my wardrobe, and I’m sure the rest of you can identify with this. You step out in the morning and there is a cool crispy start at about 60 degrees and by the time you leave at the end of the day it’s back up to 85 degrees and you JUST.CANT.

What are you to do? Well the best solution is to dress with transition pieces that can balance to what mother nature is doing outside during these awkward months until there’s a consistent weather forecast. In preparation for this, I’ve taken a look into my current wardrobe in combination with inspiration taken from Pinterest to bring you some ideas on how to make your wardrobe cozy through this transition season!

Each item has a link for you to shop! Let me know what are some of your favorites!

  1. Eyelet Detail Cropped Jumpers
  2. Lightweight Scarfs to wrap around your neck while its chilly and to later be used to hold back your hair in the afternoon
  3. Laser cut oxfords/loafer shoes. A 2-for- one combo. These will allow your feet to breathe, but also give you the coverage you need from soaking your toes in any unexpected wetness
  4. Faux Leather Satchel, backpack or hobo purse. Perfect outfit accessory and the best place to store you chunky sweater that you no longer need on your way during your evening commute
  5. Vegan Leather Embroidered Moto Jackets
  6. Silk Button Up Shirt. Provides the perfect coverage in the workplace and will help wick sweat in the warm afternoon through this breathable fabric. Bonus: This sustainable fabric will last you multiple seasons!

 

I update my Pinterest boards  everyday with some of my favorite things, so be sure to follow along! Also don’t forget to shop my Poshmark Closet for awesome steals on some georges pieces to add to your closet this season!

 

Good Luck,

xo,

Danielle

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