SIMPLICITY IN DECOR

Life lately has been work work work guys! exhausting and stressful. But no better way to wind down and relax, then to keep the decorations going in our apartment!  I mentioned in a previous post how empty our walls still seem to be since we first moved in. Well, slowly but surely, there has been some progress. One more wall down.. this time, in our Bedroom. A couple of weeks ago I made a trip to Ikea to pick up some wall ledge shelfs. I had come across a wall ledge shelf picture in a magazine and on Pinterest and thought they would make a great addition in our bedroom. My favorite part of them, is how simple they are. I’m a big believer of simplicity.. I think simplicity comes a long way in decor (and life ;P). So, it was time to make it my own! I picked up some picture frames, printed some pictures of ourselves and some shots we had taken ourselves with our Canon and Nikon cameras! (part of making it our own!) I also picked up some decor pieces a couple of weeks after that at one of my new favorite stores down here in South Florida, Hobby Lobby. So on one of our days off, it was time to relax and decorate. It is SIMPLE, a contrast to our dark furniture, the pictures are our memories, and its our own. I love it and hope you all do too. It’s a work in progress, and it’s not complete. But, I thought I would share where our simple wall is thus far and any suggestions are welcome. I want to bring some greenery in with some flowers or a nice plant, what do you all think??

First, we gathered our handy tape, in order for the shelves to be straight (In the Unexpected DIY post, I explained how we used these) then the shelves and up they went!

Framing

After going through a bunch of our shots, I finally narrowed down which pictures I wanted to display. Then, after some shuffling around, I was finally happy with the arrangements of the picture frames. And the Decor that I picked up went on top of our dresser and that was that!

Picture Frames

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Decor

Decor

The Final Product, thus far
The Final Product, thus far

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