Category Archives: Décor

Whimsical Entryway

anthro antler hook

One project at a time

Our apartment entrance has a small landing below a long staircase. Many months ago the landing had a picture frame and repotted palm tree stalks that couldn’t survive in the light-deprived area.

I slowly updated the area with tile-framed seashells, faux vintage mirrors, a bike tire wreath, and a printed ottoman.

Since California apartments lack coat closets, the final addition was an antlered coat hook for me to hang my coat on after long days at work. I’ve always loved antlers, so this was another little thing to brighten up the days.

Read on for more pictures & links to individual projects.


PROJECT:
  Whimsical Entryway

Palm tree & repotting mess of roots

INSPIRATION

Read more about the inspiration at each of the individual project tutorials.

INGREDIENTS

  1. Bike Tire Wreath (Free)
  2. Faux Vintage Mirrors ($9)
  3. Tile-Framed Seashells (60 cents)
  4. Ottoman ($40, Ross)
  5. Creature Kingdom Hook, Deer ($22, Anthropologie)

Total Cost = $72

I’m sure I could have found an ottoman for less. But by the time I got around to buying that piece, I was tired and pressed for time. I couldn’t gather the energy to go junk hunting, much less attempt to re-upholster anything for the first time.

When do you draw the DIY line & head to the store to purchase décor?

Enjoy!

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Linking to:
DIY Show Off

Also linking to some parties in the right side bar.
Visit them for great inspiration! 

Manicured Clock

Easy Clock Makeover

When I moved to LA almost nine years ago, I bought a silver clock by Michael Graves for Target. I’ve been pondering how to give the clock a facelift for awhile.

I just couldn’t decide on a color. Painting seemed too permanent.

So I used nail polish to give the numbers a summer pop of color. And with a little nail polish remover, I can easily change the look when next winter comes.

Read on for a tutorial.


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Manicured Clock

Ingredients

  1. Clock
  2. Scotch Tape
  3. Nail Polish (Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in “Snappy Sorbet”)
  4. Top Coat (Sephora by OPI “Only Gold For Me” & Beauty Secrets)
Total Cost = Free!

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Protocol

Have you ever used nail polish as paint?

Enjoy!

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Linking to:
Tip Junkie handmade projects

Also linking to some parties in the right side bar.
Visit them for great inspiration!