House Tour: Upstairs Landing

This was one of the hardest spaces in my house for me to figure out what to do with, but I think it turned out amazing.  I was so indecisive about what I should do in there that I actually got some design advice from Tart House when I first moved in.  She suggested some things and I modified the plan just a tiny bit.  Now I love this space.

This room also showcases some of my favorite DIY projects: reupholstering my wingback chair, my “Oregon” artmy gallery wall (including several DIY art pieces), and my melted crayon art.

Desk & Chair: IKEA

Wingback chair fabric: Premier Fabrics

Floor lamp: IKEA

Lanterns: Pier 1

Art framed by desk: Etsy HERE HERE HERE and HERE (gallery wall)

Monogram “M”: Anthropologie

Oregon art: Check out the tutorial HERE

Ceramic owl: West Elm

Ceramic pug: Z Gallerie


House Tour: Dressing Room

My house was built in 1920.  By a man.  The closets in each room are tiny.  I’m not really a clotheshorse, but closet space is at a premium in my house, so I decided to turn the extra bedroom into a closet/dressing room.  It helped that the previous tenants had already put the bars and shelves up, so I had something to work with.

I’ve painted the walls, painted the trim, painted the shoe racks, caulked everything, made curtains, made an earring holder, fixed the built-in closet in the room, reupholstered the ottoman, installed a chandelier, and assembled some of my favorite things to sit on the dresser.  Walking into that room makes me smile– and at 7AM, I need little things to make me smile.

Source List:

  • Dresser & Mirror: IKEA
  • Curtain Fabric: IKEA
  • Mirrored Boxes: West Elm
  • Necklace Tree: Anthropologie
  • Shoe racks: Home Depot (painted black)
  • Baskets: IKEA
  • Glass beads (holding brushes): similar to THIS
  • Perfume tray: IKEA (for candles)
  • Small ring bowl: Fish Eddy (from my visit to NY)
  • Plant & Pot: IKEA
  • Chandelier: IKEA

House Tour: Living Room

I’m starting a house tour of the changes some of the rooms in my house have had.

Here is what the living room looked like before I bought it (with the previous owners stuff).

(Sorry the picture is so terrible.  Apparently this is the ONLY picture of the living room that I took before!)

And here is what it looks like today:

And then I realized I didn’t take pictures of the entryway table, so please excuse the picture taken at night.

Source List:

Couches: Ashley Furniture (I think they’re Ashley.  I bought them from a roommate who was moving across the country)

Rug: Ikea, rug name is Persby (I LOVE this rug.  It’s a high-pile rug that is SUPER cozy.  I’ve never been able to find it online, or I’d include the link) $200

Coffee Table(s): Ikea

Curtains: DIY (HERE)

Bowl on coffee table: Ikea

Balls on coffee table: from Michaels

Entryway table: bought at an antique shop & painted.  Similar to THIS one on Amazon.

Mail basket: Ikea

White vase: Ikea

Bird: antique shop

Yellow bowl: antique shop

Mirror: Goodwill (with a coat of grey paint)