Monday, June 30, 2014

DIY Compact Bar Cart

I love the idea of a drink cart however in a smaller apartment sometimes they can be challenging.  Back in January I picked up this little cart at Cost Plus Wold Market and thought it was perfect (I did wait patiently for a sale)! However the longer it sat in the corner all naked, the more I felt I needed to dress it up.  

My naked little bar cart

I stopped by Ace Hardware and purchased four paint samples that were next to each other on a gray swatch to achieve the ombre' look that I had in mind.

I have been seeing so many cute pop, fizz, clink party decorations that I couldn't help myself.

I had 4 shelves so I added a cheers to the end. 

Would I paint it with anything besides metalic gold for the letters?  I need to double over the letters to make sure everything looks well covered but I'm pretty pleased with my monday night craft project.  I can finally feel like my drink cart has a little more party to it.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Reading Nook Inspiration

Reading Nook Inspiration
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I've currently been craving a little cozy spot to curl up and read and I have the perfect empty corner for it.  I've been putting together a look board on Polyvore. Now its time to start plotting how to make this happen on a small budget.  I picked up a velvet wing backed chair for $15 on craigslist. 

I've been reading lots of reviews on this product. And have ordered some cans of Navy.  Stay tuned to see how my DIY reading chair turns out!