**Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links you don’t pay a cent more, but I receive a small commission, that is put towards the running of this blog.
|Home decorating: The cheap way.|
I want to take up crochet, make my own preserves and jam and become a general baking superstar. That’s it, this is the beginning of the end.
So I took a lot of inspiration (and a bunch of shopping tips) from the delightful Danielle over at Style for a Happy Home (you should check out her blog, there are heaps of ideas for organising and decorating) and decided to kick things off with a tiny project – making my very own running medal display. A bit of sanding, a few dabs of paint and half an hour at Home Depot later, and voila… success.
|Think it’s difficult? Trust me, it’s not.|
Next I needed a way to display my collection of photos without spending a fortune on frames that end up just not looking quite right. The solution: A piece of ribbon, some 3M hooks and some pegs. Easiest and most hipster thing I’ve ever done.
|Not the best photo in the world, but you get the idea.|
What I’m about to say will sound ridiculous, considering I’ve surrounded myself with black and gold, but I love colour. Seeing blank, white walls was boring but every wall decal I liked was ridiculously overpriced or just naff. So I created my own feature wall pattern and it turned out better than I’d expected and at a quarter of the price.
|So much measuring!|
The part of this apartment that made me realise I had to rent it was the kitchen. It doesn’t look like much but those yellow tiles made all the difference. Yellow was my mum’s favourite colour for a good reason – it makes everything look happy and bright. And who wouldn’t want a nautically-themed Modcloth kitchen mat?
|You can’t tel me you don’t love it|
|Four chairs for all those dinner parties I’ll be having|
|Yeah, I know. I could live on this thing|
Thanks for joining my little housewarming shindig. I’ve got a lovely artist friend painting me a picture and I know exactly where it’s going… stay tuned for that update.