Hello, TFAS Readers!
My name is Shanika Pichey and I have a personal lifestyle titled, Life is Pichey, where I talk about books, shows and movies, recipes, plants, thrifting, crafting, and whatever else comes to mind. Today I’m sharing a quick home decor project that cost me less than $10 to complete. *You can find her own line of cute homemade apparel over at Sebastian Harper.
My walls were looking pretty bare, and I wanted to find a way to spruce them up without having to spend too much. I’m going to give you all a few tips on what I did to create my own basket wall.
Last night my intern Maddy and I went to the MACK Home event at Trenholm Plaza where they introduced the launch of a new line of Lee Industries home furnishings and fabric. I’ve always seen this store from the outside since I am always in Trenholm Plaza, but I had never been in there before. I was surprised at how big the store is, and I was shocked to see the great selection of locally produced products. I thought they would just carry bigger brands and specialty brands not found or made here in South Carolina. I also thought they only did interior design for clients since they do interior design work locally and nationally. Wrong! The store is much more than that.
I love looking on Pinterest for pictures of personal space in homes. You can blog here, sleep here, refresh and meditate here. This space looks so serene and calm and soothing. I love it. The white colors are so soft and the view is excellent. I am in love. Photo from here.
I was looking on Pinterest for clothing storage ideas, and just some cool storage ideas in general. I also spent the day at Ikea and The Container Store yesterday agonizing over what to pick for storage in my bathroom. This picture from Pinterest almost looks like something I was going to choose for my bathroom storage. A lot of people think you can’t have stylish looking clothing storage in your home. Thanks to the powers of the internet, you can find clothing storage that doesn’t look like it came from a big box store, unless you are looking for something like that. I love the minimalistic look of the whole piece. It looks sparse, but intricate at the same time. This is something I could get into. Picture from here. Check below to figure out how to keep up with the blog after Google Reader ends.
Have y’all seen the Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner at QVC.com? I have looked at this thing for months, and now I think I am finally going to buy it. I could use a better cosmetic organizational system in my bathroom. This spinning organizer can fit up to 100 pieces of your and my cosmetic junk. Plus it has a removable top as well! The Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner is only $29.82, so I won’t be breaking the bank when I buy it. Then again, I might end up buying new cosmetics to fill up all the space I just freed up. [SOURCE]
I am really loving monochromatic interior design right now. I made another post about this last week. It might be the starkness of the look that just gets me. Either way, I am loving this bedroom look right now. It is simple and clean, but it still looks ready to be lived in. [SOURCE]
I saw this glittery lampshade on Pinterest and thought about how this would be a great DIY project. Apparently the people of Pinterest thought so too. Maybe you could use some glitter or some sequins? I think it would be great either way. Maybe you could try different color glitter or some fabric? That would be nice too. This seems like something that would be really fun to do on a Saturday. I’m getting ideas.
The We Love Colors contest winner is Ruhamah Dunmeyer. The Sonsi winner is Kimberlee Van Der Wall. The Eden Body Works contest ends tonight!
I love the idea of having little storage nooks or places in small crannies where you designate for a particular function like a mini-office or reading nook. I think they really make a home special. They make a house become filled with your own style and personality, but most of all they serve a function and purpose. Photos from Tumblr. Don’t forget to enter in the Sonsi/TFAS 4th Blogiversary Contest!
Have a ton of Christmas cards, and you don’t know what to do with them? Well fear not because you can totally use them to garland for next year. This tutorial is eco-friendly and helps you recycle old cards instead of letting them either collect dust in your home or being wasted in a trash dump somewhere. Have fun and happy holidays! Check out the tutorial here!
Talk about all kinds of awesome! How would you like to have a spiral staircase that has a slide attached to the side? I would love to have one of those in my possession. If I moved, I would totally take the staircase with me and try and install it again in my new place somehow and some damn way. What do you think of this spiral staircase/slide contraption? Photo from here.
In 2013, one of my many goals is to get an apartment. I really feel like decorating it will be fun and overwhelming. The good thing is that I have already decided what interior design style I want to decorate it in. Hollywood Regency is the style that I am loving at the moment. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, since I am in love with the Hollywood glamour of the 1930s.
The Bright Sprout Soaped light fixtures from Surrounding are really cool. They look like something I would see in Ikea. I bet Ikea really does have these too. I totally love these colorful lights. I think they would look great in someone’s kitchen or a child’s room. Each light is $99, and comes in different colors.
So I have been cleaning and rearranging and updating my decor for the past two weeks now. One of the things I needed to do was update my craft storage. I ended up buying a storage container with three drawers in it. When I finally get a bigger place, I would love to have a separate room for my crafts. I mean who doesn’t dream of a neat and tidy craft storage room? These pictures from Pinterest should give me proper craft storage inspiration.
I totally got this idea for a DIY Projector Screen off of Tumblr. This diy projector screen is an awesome idea for any home. All you need is a projector, a sheet, and some rope and clothespins.
I suck at stacking bookshelves. Stacking a bookshelf is somewhat difficult when you are trying to make things pretty. I always start out with some kind of cute configuration and then I start adding stuff as I accumulate things. The bookshelf slowly goes from stylish to overstuffed. I would love a bookshelf like this one shown on La Dolce Vita, but I know that I couldn’t possibly organize it like this. I would fill it to the brim in no time.
I have been obsessed with the Lillesand wrought iron bed from Ikea ever since I visited the store last week. Okay so this bed isn’t actually a wrought iron bed, but it has that vintage look. The white bed that I saw in the store was so fresh, light, and airy looking. I can imagine it in a country home with some fresh sheets and some linen fresh scented candles burning. Maybe the window is open, and the smell of freshly cut grass is coming through the window with the breeze. Okay…okay. I am totally daydreaming right now, but you get my drift. The Lillesand bed looks amazing and totally provokes the idea of easy country living. This bed costs $199.99 at Ikea. Photo from 79 Ideas.
This is definitely a trend I wouldn’t mind creating in my future home. Monochromatic molding can seem a little stale to some, but to me it is totally perfect. Adding on color to a room can balance it out with respect to the rest of the house, and it can add a little somethin’ somethin’ to a plain white room. You don’t need to change the furniture or the decorations. All you have to do is pick a color that matches everything in the room and paint the molding Photo from here.
White Furniture-White Rooms- So Chic-So Cool
How do you feel about having your bathtub chill out in your bathroom? While I think this is a really beautiful, well-designed home, I am just not a fan of having the bathtub in my bedroom. My bedroom is my bedroom, and my bathroom is my bathroom. I need a little bit of separation there. Check out the rest of the house at Casa Olivi.