THE UNEXPECTED DIY

 

Rustic meets modernSo  like I had told you all before, we recently moved!  Ever since my boyfriend and I moved in together into our apartment, projects seem to pop out of no where. From where are we going to put this and that.. or what should we get to put here and there!.. But no complains from this lady.. because I have loved every project we’ve done thus far. Not only have I loved doing them but I have enjoyed so much unleashing the designer within, that i had no idea was even there! hehe. HGTV has become an obsession of mine way before we moved in and now that i actually have a place to call my own, the ideas have been flying! This has also made me realize how often we change as we grow older. A couple years back most of my spending was either on myself, clothing, and for others here and there. Now that  i have a place to call “home”.. Home has been on my mind a lot and I really love making OUR place a HOME for my honey and I. All the little and big investments we have been so blessed to be able to make.. with the help of others along the way, all become that much more worth it as we see it all come together.

So on that note, we made an unexpected trip to Hobby Lobby an arts and crafts store, new to us down here in South Florida. Hobby LobbyLet’s just say i was in my decor heaven! I convinced Xavier (the BF) to take a ride with me and long behold we walked out with an awesome purchase on an awesome sale! We’ve been thinking of ways to decorate our walls since they’re still pretty blank since we moved in.. and well here it is..the unexpected DIY project.. I called it DIY only because we did the thinking ourselves.. the “putting together” of several pieces we picked up, to make it into one well arranged and beautiful piece over our couch! Hope you all like it and suggestions are welcome!

This is the “how we did it” pictures, to hang the pieces up and what we used! It works for us.. =)

Materials included:

  • Drill
  • Tape
  • pencil
  • screws
  • nails
  • wall anchors
  • measuring tape
  • screw driver

We used the tape to mark the holes on the back of the pieces. We then used that same tape with the marks to tape onto the wall to have an accurate placement of where the screws and nails would go, once the measurements of where we wanted the pieces would be.

After the tape was on the wall, Xavier made used his handy drill to make the holes in the wall and place the wall anchors in place along with the screws.  And TA DA! the pieces were up! Hope you guys like it!

We really have been trying to incorporate some rustic pieces to tie into our modern like furniture. I feel like we started on the right path! Here is the finished UNEXPECTED DIY project up!

Behind us

For the Love of Coffee…DIY

Since I can remember, my love for coffee has always been there. I guess my Colombian roots have never been lost you could say.  I started drinking coffee (and black!) since I was probably 5 years old… When I would come home from school in Colombia my grandmother always had black coffee and Colombian bread waiting for me! Yum! (oh, the memories!) well… my point? This love I hold..  will always be there! And well I guess now being older than 5, going through nursing school and ending up with a cuban boyfriend.. I guess now, it has become an addiction. Ha! and addiction I’m quite okay with.. and Love!  For the Love of Coffee

My boyfriend and I recently moved to an apartment. Decorating has been tons of fun!.. and a lot of ideas have been flying through this busy head of mine. I think its safe to say, not only am i addicted to coffee but my fellow friend Pinterest!  And it just so happened that while on Pinterest… I came across this coffee station idea! It was love at first sight and “must have” in our new apartment!

So, off i went to start picking up things for my little coffee station! After multiple trips and much looking and little spending ( we’re on a budget here! everything we got was either on sale or pretty inexpensive) I had the things to put this little project together and to make it my own. The coffee station is finally complete and being used daily..I couldn’t be more excited to share my photos with you and the final product! Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and Enjoy!

First Step: Finding a table, a place to hang my coffee cups, and decorations. (the fun part!)

 

Second Step: Painting My table! ( I wanted a rustic, white feel to it) I used some left over paint with primer,since there was no need to sand down my table. Worked like a charm!

Final Step: Put it all together!

The Finished product and my favorite little area in our home!

I love you Coffee. That is all.