wanting / home items

April 7, 2014

wanting / home items

i ALWAYS want new stuff for the house, i don’t think there will ever be a point in my life where i wouldn’t be totally willing to purge everything and have a shopping spree at west elm. but right now with the wedding looming, it seems wrong to buy anything new for the apartment. but i want to so badly. here’s everything that i think about pretty regularly.

01. as comfortable as our office chairs are, i really hate that they’re black for the most part. it was my bad. the office would look so much cleaner with white shell chairs (or these if i’m feeling nice to our butts). and when i say cleaner, i mean cleaner because there is crap everywhere.

02. i reeeally want a new rug for the bedroom. right now we have a cowhide that doesn’t reach our feet, i’d love for the room to feel a little warmer with a big chunky simple rug.

03. i’ve been saying we need lamps/sconces for a while now. still haven’t done it.  and every time these onefortythree sconces come back in stock, i debate it until they sell back out. maybe i need to just DIY, right?

04. we have a docksta table, which i am ok with, but it barely fits four peoples plates. i’d love a big dining table for sprawling out my craft projects – because honestly that’s all i use the dining table for.

05. i’ve always wanted a butterfly chair, and i’ve never gotten a butterfly chair. not sure why. just one of those things.

06. you’ve seen our shelving unit, but you don’t know that it’s a pretty big eye sore at this point. i mean, i still like it, but i do kinda miss the bare walls. we want to move after the wedding, so it’s not worth taking down probably, although i mean, we’ll have to take it down at some point anyway, right? would be so nice to just see a simple cabinet with the tv at this point.

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payday wishlist

April 4, 2014

friday came fast for me this week, yesterday after our couples therapy (yep, we’re trying to be smart about getting married and going to couples therapy weekly) we were rear ended super hard while stopped at a light. so we’re taking it easy today to make sure our necks aren’t hurting too bad. it’s supposed to get warm this weekend, so we’re going to head down to the lake and take the pedal boats out! i’ve finally convinced the boy it will be fun. hope you have a great weekend!

payday wishlist

01. i’ve seen cheesy specialty keys i’ve wanted in hardware store, but i’ve never seen ones this rad.
02. i am SO getting this little rug for the bathroom.
03. a lovely little ceramic cup i want ten of.
04. ever seen france, i’ve been wanting a pair of these. almost every woman i saw was wearing them.
05. i saw this jungalow hanging planter yesterday at west elm (the local section) and it’s amazing.
06. this claire vivier tote would be the perfect work bag.

i link you

April 3, 2014

i link you

such chic diy faux labradorite earrings (via fall for diy)

how stoked would you be to receive an adorable little bouquet like this (via paper & stitch)

shibori dyed easter eggs – maybe the best ever. (via tuts+)

my friend called the other day to say watch louis ck’s monologue on snl immediately. so i did. now i’m sharing it with you. (via digg)

would you be terrified if a turkey was chasing you? this woman is. so much. (via youtube / image via)

salted. chocolate. diablo. cookie. ice cream. sandwiches. ridic. (via the artful desperado)

diy dip dyed candlesticks

April 1, 2014

diy dip dyed candlesticks | almost makes perfect

i’ve got wedding on the brain so i’ve been brainstorming easy little projects that could work for it. i definitely want to incorporate a bunch of wood and watercolor elements — so here we are. it takes about 15 mins hands on to make these, and you’ll be happy you did — they add so much to the table. passover and easter are coming up soon, you’re welcome!

diy dip dyed candlesticks dip dyed candle sticks how to

materials

whittling kit (available at any craft store)
drill & drill paddle bit in whatever size you’d like. we tried a few but i liked the snug fit of the 3/4″
dye (i used a combo of teal & royal blue)
bucket

dip dyed candle sticks how to

01. measure the center of your wood blocks and drill about an inch and a half down. we clamped ours to the door. sand the edges.

02. fill a non-food pan or bucket with warm water and your dye, and stir. i heavily saturated mine because i didn’t want to wait for very long. you can also add way less dye and have them marinade longer. i also decided i wanted the tallest block to have a higher dye, so i poured the remainder of dye into an empty tea can and dyed the tall one for about 7 more minutes. if you plan to do this too, think ahead unlike me and don’t dye it twice. i wasn’t planning on the dark ombre line.

03. take them out when you’re happy with them, let dry for a day.

dip dyed candle sticks how to diy dip dyed candlesticks

and that’s it. these would also be super fun in an array of colors, which if i do them for the wedding — i will most likely try some peaches and greys too.

diy dip dyed candlesticks