DIY Sunburst Mirror

I  jumped on the sunburst mirror bandwagon but couldn’t believe how much these were costing from the stores. Being way out of my price range like the one below, I decided to get on Pinterest and look up how to DIY one myself.


I’ve been on a quest to furnish and decorate our condo in the most inexpensive way possible since it’s not our permanent home.

You’ve seen these mirrors, right? They’re EVERYWHERE right now. On all the blogs. All over Pinterest. What I love about these mirrors is that they may be on trend right now, but they also have a classic look that you could have on your walls for many, many years.


Cost breakdown:

mirror: $6.00 for a pack of two off of Amazon (but you could find one even cheaper at Dollar Tree )
3 packs of bamboo skewers: $3
gold spray paint: $7
hot glue + glue gun: already had
Total project $16!

I know it’s not perfect, but neither were the shape of the bamboo sticks that make up the mirror. Each stick sort of bends in its own direction, so it was a chore to get them to lay in a semi-straight pattern.
I kind of love the fact that it’s not perfect- it gives the mirror lots of dimension and personality 🙂

What do you think? Do you love the sunburst mirror trend?

More decor Ideas you may have missed:

| Home Office Decor | Pops of Pink | Bar CartsVintage Ladder Decor |


Chalk Paint Project Part 2

By now most of you have seen and heard all the rage with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. Not to be confused with chalkboard paint. It’s a completely different product although it has a chalky, matte finish to it. I have done several projects besides these two and I have always been happy with the end result!

One tip I found along the way is that the chalk paint is very thick so I added a little water before starting the second coat.

Another technique I want to try sometime is using two colors. After applying the first coat, lightly brush a second color on top, or distress it to let some of the bottom color show through, creating a layered look.

My favorite Annie Sloan color so far that I have used is the Old White it is a lot more vintage. I am already excited about doing more projects!

{ Before }

{After }


What do you think? I’m very, very happy with both dressers. Eventually I will change out the hardware but until we move out of our condo I decided to put the old hardware back on. I intended for the grey to be a little darker so there would be more contrast with the grey wall, but I do really love the paris grey color and the old white.




| Framed Letter Wall Decor Wall Jewelry Organizer |

Tissue Covered Luminaries | Earring Bracelets | Homemade Laundry Soap |

Patio Herb Garden

Summertime is all about grilling, hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying time outdoors. One of my favorite things trending right now is DIY herb gardens for small balconies and patios.

Whether it’s growing vegetables for cooking or showing off colorful flowers in flower boxes, apartment dwellers are really getting into the gardening spirit! This week I planted my own little herb garden on the balcony of our condo. I’ll have all the fresh herbs I need to cook with on hand just walking out to my balcony and grabbing a few sprigs of basil, tomatoes, jalepeno, cilantro and mint to add to my dishes.


Check out more of my DIY projects HERE!

A Dresser Makeover: Annie Sloan

Happy Tuesday! Ever since the warm weather hit I have been super productive with projects around the condo. I decided last week to redo all of the bedroom furniture in our spare bedroom from a light wood to Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint.

I didn’t do any distressing to this piece or any cool color combos that a lot of people do. I just used the color Old White (with the clear wax) and it’s so pretty I think. It’s a nice crisp white. I also didn’t change out the dresser pulls yet. There’s 21  of them to replace, so once this room starts coming together more I may change them up, but for now i just put the old ones back on giving it a vintage feel.


Supply List for Chalk Paint Projects:

1 quart chalk paint $34.95
1 Sanding Block $3.97
rags $2.09
Wax $4.99-24.95

Reasons I love the chalk paint:

It dries SUPER fast
Cleans up with water
Cleans out of our brushes WAY easier
Comes in gorgeous, original colors
Distresses beautifully
Adheres to any surface, no prep work like sanding

Check out more posts from around the condo that you may have missed:

| Two chairs and a Table | Friday Favorites: Home Decor | Rustic Frame Collage |



Christmas Cheer

Every year my most favorite day of the year is decorating and setting up for Christmas! As you’ve probably seen on Instagram, we jumped on it a little early this year (as soon as Thanksgiving was over the Christmas decorations went up). It’s such a fun day that I always look forward to! We blast our favorite songs, dance around in our pjs, make seasonal treats and pull out all of our Christmas decorations.

This year Jake and I started a new Holiday tradition of buying each other an ornament  for Christmas each year! It’s going to be so exciting to look at the ornaments years from now and share that memory together!

Holiday Burlap Wreath from Michael’s


An ornament and pine cone assortment





DIY Presents 

wine glass


* Mugs & Wine Glasses {$1 at Dollar Tree}
* Oil Based Sharpie Paint Pens
* Scrapbook Stickers/ Stencils


1. To do a monogram design you will need a stencils or letter stickers. Pick the monogram/design you want and stick it on your mug. I did a “K” and a “S” for some of my friend’s first initials. You will want to make sure it’s in the right place/angle etc.

2. Next you will want to make dots ALL around the scrapbook sticker. Follow the directions on the markers to get the paint going. Do some practice dots on some cardboard before hand. Once ready, start filling in the area around the sticker with dots. Really fill in the area. Add a second color if you like. If you mess up, wipe away with some rubbing alcohol on a q-tip.

3. Once you have the design you want and it’s dry – carefully peel off the sticker or stencil to reveal your design.

4. Then of course, fill and enjoy with your favorite beverage or give away as a gift.

Teeny Tiny Pumpkin DIY

The mini pumpkin: they’re so cute and teeny tiny I can’t get enough! I always go for the big, round orange pumpkins but just realized how little, cute and not to mention cheap the smaller pumpkins are! So throw a few in your shopping bag and take a stab at these easy DIY ideas to spruce up your home this fall.

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Glitter Wine Bottles

sparkly bottle

Here is what you are going to need:

A glossy, acrylic sealer.
A wine bottle
And… break out that GLITTER!!!

Directions: Start by laying down your wine bottle and spraying with adhesive. Once you have sprayed a section with the adhesive spray, generally sprinkle with glitter. Make sure to do this step in sections not all at once.

Continue to turn your bottle and repeat the steps above. Spray adhesive. Sprinkle with glitter. Spray adhesive. Sprinkle with glitter. Once you’ve gone all the way around your bottle, look for any spots that you may have missed and that need touched up. Once you’re happy with the amount of glitter covering the bottle spray the entire project with the adhesive one last time. This will help keep the glitter from getting everywhere.

sparkley wine bottle

Rustic Frame Collage


Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend and are ready for another great week! You may remember that last week I shared our table and chair transformation— from dark wood to old white using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! Part of that transformation led to a new rustic frame collage behind the table.

I am not going to lie this took a lot of trial and error before landing the perfect combination and I am not even sure if I am 100% happy with the frame layout. I often end up making changes down the road. It’s a long (and sometimes painful– mostly for my boyfriend) process.

Decorating with empty picture frames can be a great way to add a little personality to your decor without spending much money at all. When I was staging this table in my last blog post showing how to use the Annie Sloan chalk paint I realized how cute it would be to add some empty picture frames above it. I have never used empty frames while decorating but remembered a bunch I had stored away in the basement that I had chalk painted months ago.

The best part about decorating this way is that empty wood frames can be picked up for a great price at thrift stores and yard sales. Many people do not see the value in something that no longer has the glass with it. So what do you say, give it a shot? Are you a fan of empty picture frames?

colored frames

DIY: Fabric Covered Jewelry holder


  1. Corkboard { I lucked out and got this from work but I am sure you could find one at Goodwill}
  2. Spray Adhesive
  3. Fabric
  4. Staples

I originally used a small cork board with tacks for my jewelry but it became so cluttered and cramped that I never wore any of my necklaces since I couldn’t tell what was what. They began to get tangly and I need a larger piece of cork board to have them more spaced out.


All of the materials together cost about $15 and the project took about an hour. The fabric was the most expensive part of the project but I love the gray and white pattern that I chose.


Here’s how to create your own DIY jewelry organizer: Start by ironing your fabric to get all of the wrinkles out.
Spray the corkboard with spray adhesive and lay the fabric over it.
Flip the board over while pulling the fabric tight, begin stapling the back side of the board.
Voila! You have your very own customized jewelry display!

jewerly holder