Archive for the ‘home decor’ Category

05/01/14

A California dream home // love the living room especially

This week, I’m loving cozy modern interiors that have a lived in vibe. And as I’m going through all the photos, I’m realizing the common denominator tends to be natural materials, like leathers woods, and rattans.

Here are the interiors I’m most inspired by this week…

(above) Love the mixes of wood in this California home.

Love the hanging seating in this cozy, modern space

This amazing hanging chair.

Leather couch in a cheerful living room

A cozy, eclectic home by the beach.

Great planters in this California Home

Great accessories and furniture.

A comfy leather for the living room

A stylish space with loads of character.

Another view of this awesome hanging chair

And one more view of that great chair.

Great wood floors in this entryway

I love the raw look of these floors (the entire entryway is beautiful).

What are you currently obsessing over, when it comes to interiors? Anything in particular?

04/30/14

DIY Keepsake Containers

I don’t know how it’s creeping up so fast, but Mother’s Day is in less than two weeks. 11 days from today to be exact. So, I’ll be rolling out a couple more DIY project ideas for Mom over the next week and a half, starting with this one for an embellished keepsake container, which moms ALWAYS have. Honestly, I made a couple of these for myself too though because I like ‘em so much.

I picked up a few of these shallow containers at a local craft store for $2.50 each and with a $2 bottle of enamel model car paint I made these simple containers a little more special. For under $5 each!

Candy Dish DIY

DIY Mother's Day Idea // Candy Dishes

I’m picturing them being used to store jewelry, makeup, and other odds and ends….And maybe even a secret candy stash? That’s how I would roll with them, anyway.

Which is why I partnered with DOVE® Dark Chocolate for this DIY. Have you tried their chocolate? It is seriously delicious (and I’m not even a huge dark chocolate person). Jeff and I ate a whole bag in a couple of days. Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel and Silky Smooth Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl are my two favorites.

DIY Keepsake Mother's Day Container

Here’s how to make your own keepsake containers for Mother’s Day…

Materials: Ceramic Containers, Enamel Model Car Paint, Paint Brush, Painter’s Tape

How-To: You can either freehand a design or pattern directly onto the ceramic containers OR tape off a shape and paint inside the lines. Either way, this project couldn’t be any easier. And it’s so affordable too.

Fill the container with candies and/or jewelry and give this to mom with a card and a bouquet of flowers (or balloons).

how to: keepsake container

Hand Painted DIY Keepsake Containers

Hand Painted DIY for Mother's Day

After Mother’s Day is over, I could totally see myself reusing this idea for last minute birthday, graduation, and housewarming gifts.

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

This post is in partnership with DOVE® Dark Chocolate. Compensation was provided by DOVE® Dark Chocolate via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dove or Momtrends. 

04/07/14

DIY // Faux Metal Planter

I just got back from my trip to Ventura and LA last night and have a lot to catch up on today. But I wanted to pop in this morning to share these metallic planters that I made for Curbly recently.

All in all, each one of these took me about 5 minutes to make, and I already had all of the supplies, so it cost me nothing. Don’t you love it when that happens?

5 Minute Copper Planter DIY

5 Minute Faux Metal Planter DIY

Want to make your own? Check out the full tutorial here on Curbly.

P.S. I had a great time at Craftcation and will be sharing some photos from my trip soon. What did you do this weekend?