In my old apartment Eric and I went the entire year without decorating. Seems impossible, I know. I had little decorative objects here and there but nothing really came together as a whole. This time Eva and I are trying to get the apartment together with mirrors, artwork, candles, decorative trays, etc. Thank goodness I live in one of the best neighborhoods for home decor - tons of inspiration and great product! I took a little walk the other week so scout out some pretty things for the home and here’s what I have on my wish list.
Tocca Candles – The Cross Decor & Design
Tea light candle holders – The Cross Decor & Design
Mini vases on top of a driftwood candelabra – The Cross Decor & Design
Totem pole mugs – Fine Finds
Self-lit candles - Bernstein & Gold Interiors
This post was in no way endorsed by any of the mentioned shops. All thoughts and photos are my own.
A few weeks ago I posted about a set of lamps and table that I purchased from a garage sale with Eric and had planned to repaint and basically overhaul it’s look. Well, it’s finally complete and I am so happy with the final result!
While I was sanding down the lamps I was shocked to see the original paint color come through…it was YELLOW AND RED!!! They must have belonged to Ronald McDonald or something. Suddenly the orange and gold wasn’t so bad! I stripped down the color as much as I could and sprayed both lamps with a white semi-gloss spray paint. Then with the mint colored premium wall paint I hand painted each area. Cost for both lamps $5 + Cost for paint $10 + Cost for lamp shade $12 = $27!!
I still need to track down the second lamp shade at a Home Sense location because I couldn’t find another one. I may just scrap it and buy 2 new ones.
The table needed some major sanding and cleaning and after 3 cans of white semi gloss spray paint it’s still looking a little grey, I need to add at least 1 more coat to get the vibrant white. The handle and hinges were also painted gold. Cost for table $10 + Cost for paint $20 = $30!!
Take a look at the previous post (here) to see the before shots and how it has come to life!