Tag Archives: home decor

Fresh.

14 Feb

I honestly don’t think that anything makes a dish more delicious than fresh cilantro.  It’s a flavor that you just cannot get with dried cilantro.  And, honestly, that goes for pretty much all of them.  Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, baby.

I’ve determined that I want to grow a few herbs that I can use in the kitchen but living on the third floor of a complex isn’t really conducive to, you know, a garden.  So, I’m trying to find the best way to make it happen.

I know that herbs need lots of sunlight, and, unfortunately, we don’t get much inside our house.  I am not sure of the best way to make this happen on our balcony.

 

{Green Upgrader}

I love this idea of the shoe organizer turned herb garden.  Not sure if I’m crafty enough to pull this off….I would have soil everywhere.

{Apartment Therapy}

 

{Pinterest}

I’m thinking the one pot herb garden might make the most sense for our balcony.  I’m loving the chalkboard markers.  I’ve seen the cutest garden markers around pinterest…that might be another post for another day!

{Southern Restoration}

This is adorable!  A poultry feeder turned planter!  And, for a few extra dollars, they will throw in the seeds for you.  Love this idea.

Do you guys have any tips or tricks for me? Any ideas on the best way to have fresh herbs in an apartment?

 

Fabric, finally.

13 Feb

So, I did it.

I finally decided on a fabric, purchased it, and recovered my chairs.

I stressed and struggled over choosing a fabric, and I ultimately ended up choosing something a bit different  from what I expected.  I originally wanted something with much less white.  In fact, the majority of fabrics I looked at did not have a neutral background.  I was also struggling to find something that included all of the colors I wanted (which was, um, all of them).  Because I wanted to include so many colors, many of the fabrics I was looking at were very…intense.  And I knew that wasn’t the look I was going for.  Once I stumbled across this fabric, I felt it was the perfect color combination, and the neutral background didn’t make it seem out of control.  Also, it has a great nubby, burlapy feel to it, and I just love that!

I’m not going to lie.  I didn’t use a tutorial or anything to recover these babies.  If I would have, it probably would have saved me a little stress.  I stapled the fabric too far over the back on my first chair pad.  I didn’t think that would matter…and then I realized I had covered the holes for the chair screws to go into.  Whoops!

My mama gave me a staple gun, and I pretty much just went at it.  I was able to get a few extra yards of this fabric at remnant price, so I had plenty and could afford to be picky about which pattern I wanted to be on each chair.

Honestly, it was an incredibly easy project, and I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

I really had not taken into account how dark my chairs are.  If I had gone with a fabric with a darker background, the chair would have been lost in the dark color.  I really love the contrast between the dark wood and the light, neutral background.


If you’re thinking about recovering any chairs…DO IT!  It’s such a simple task that can really change the look of a room.

Happy Monday!

Wood Pallet–Pinterest Inspiration

30 Jan

As I pin my evenings away on Pinterest, one item that keeps popping up to inspire me is the wooden pallet.  People are so incredibly creative with what they can do with an old wooden pallet.  And, I’m loving it. Here are a few pieces that are just stunning to me.

 

[Practical Enrichment]

[House and Home]

[Modern Chic Home]

[PBJstories]

[Lindsey Jo]

I think that a pallet–with a sweet quote–would be just perfection over a couch in a cozy living room.  I also think I just added another item to my to-do list. Oops!

Do you have any wooden pieces in your home?