The plywood trend just keeps on poppin’ and for good reason – it looks cool, it’s affordable, and it’s totally DIYable. Like any trend though, its not for everyone. So I’m curious to know where you stand on this one – yay or nay?
If you’re on the fence, maybe this roundup will sway you one way or the other. Here are 8 ways the plywood trend is still going strong…
1. (above) Plywood accents in the kitchen. Via Tribe Studio.
One of my favorite, FAVORITE pastimes is searching for new props. I don’t know what it is about this act that does it for me, but it really, really does.
Even when I was in Paris and Amsterdam, walking around the city, I was most excited and inspired by the shops that I went into – the little cafes that sold cool books I had never heard of, the endless amounts of amazing housewares stores, etc, etc.
So, I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I’ve purchased lately and give you a little insight into my personal prop shop. Together, these pieces may seem a little random, but individually they’re the perfect addition to my ever-growing collection. Here are 7 things I bought this week…
1. The paint brush was $5 from a little antique store outside of Atlanta. The man behind the counter confessed that when they bought it, they thought it was African, but as it turns out, it totally wasn’t. I just liked the shape of it, so at that price, provenance wasn’t high on my list of needs.
2. A set of two coil nesting baskets (the little one was $1.50 and the big one was $2). I like this coil basket even more, but it’s a bit more pricey.
3. The dollar sign stencil was $3 – bought it from the same place as the paint brush.
4. The cutting board! I confess…I didn’t actually buy this item recently. I bought it in Amsterdam a couple months back, but I really, really like it. And I thought you might too. It’s made by one of my fave brands, HAY.
5. A black enamel vintage pitcher. There’s a little rust near the mouth, but it was $6, so I’m pretty sure I can deal with it.
6. The Dansk creamer was $8. No idea what I’ll use it for, but a suspect something with coffee. Found the same exact one on Etsy for a bit more money, if you like what you see. It even has a lid.
7. And finally…an alligator piñata, which you can find on Amazon. I like this one too, because it’s weird looking.
I haven’t been much of a pinata kind of girl over the years, BUT you’d be amazed by what I can be convinced of once I slap some googly eyes on something. And that’s exactly what I did, so now I’m pretty fond of this guy. His name is Larry.
Which item is your favorite? What kinds of pieces do you love shopping for most? I’d love to hear!
Let’s talk pizza! My absolute favorite kind of pizza is BBQ chicken with pineapple. And since I’ve been working on trying to throw more savory recipes into the equation around here, I thought I’d give my fave pizza a whirl and tackle a semi-homemade version at home.
It was actually a lot easier to put together than I thought it would be (the pre-made pizza dough really helps) and is so, so good…especially the homemade bbq sauce. You can find the recipe (video tutorial) over on the Darby app.
Visit the Darby app for this recipe and others like it.
P.S. Have you ever seen the remixed version of Gimmee Pizza on Youtube? It’s seriously one of the most random/ funny things I’ve seen. Spoiler alert…someone took the time to slow down a very old Olsen Twins song from when they were little (which was already pretty weird) and EVERY time I eat pizza, I think of that song now.
P.S. A little birdie told me that Curbly is hosting a styling / photography workshop with Gab Cabrera, who is honestly one of the best stylists I know, in October! If you’re in Minnesota, you should totally look into this one. It’s going to be good.
Today is the first official day of fall! And I am bound and determine to embrace this season with all that I have. Whether it’s DIY projects, home inspiration, fashion, etc – I’m going for it! The chips are all in on this one. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really, really going to miss summer and all, but it seems about time for some weather that doesn’t feel like I’m literally cooking from the inside out.
That said, I put together a big ol’ list of fall interiors inspiration to get us all (not just me, hopefully) inspired by the new season and in a celebratory state of mind for cooler temperatures and a new seasonal color palette. Let’s do this!
The other week, I shared one of my favorite studio projects to date, for the custom DIY built-ins upstairs and today I’m sharing the other half of that custom build, which is where I keep all 272 (I’m guessing – I didn’t actually count) of my props organized and in one spot.
This part of the build was a little different than the rest because I wanted this side to be more utilitarian – a place where I could see everything at a glance, that doesn’t have the added pressure of feeling like it needs to be styled. Because styling your props while they’re sitting on a shelf unused is some next level crazy. Not saying I actually avoided it…I have to admit I did (semi) style everything in the photos a little bit. But it’s a sickness folks. I couldn’t help myself.
Here’s what this side of the space looked like before, as a reminder…
I love a good half up half down hairdo. And this one is one of my faves right now…it’s a simple half up pony braid that looks effortless but still chic. For all of those times when you want your hair down but also need it out of your face, so it’s not annoying you every five seconds, there’s this two minute hair tutorial.