Moving into my first "big girl" apartment has been a big milestone in my life. It was a hard decision to leave my old humble home (room tour photos here) but it feels incredible to have a place that's all my own. I have space to grow and an office to help focus on my blog and YouTube channel, which is truly incredible. Plus, I got to stay in Williamsburg, in fact I moved literally 500ft / 150 meters from my old place. (Chair, West Elm)
It's been so fun to work on new projects to breathe life into the apartment which has
ugly quirky grey tile throughout every room. My first stop for finding awesome decor inspiration and DIY ideas was of course Pinterest, and with my shiny new Samsung Galaxy Tablet it's even easier to work on projects all over the apartment. Learn more about Intel tablets here. Check out my Pinterest inspiration board for my apartment here.
I decided to start with the first project you see on my Pinterest board: painting the mats inside my IKEA Ribba frames to add color to the walls. Here's the original blog post from "Little House Blog." I bought 4 paint samples from Home Depot for about $3 each. It was a really easy project especially after painting lots of Ikea furniture (more to come on that) so painting the paper mats was a piece of cake. I put down a blue tar (also from Home Depot) that's perfect for all my painting projects.
I love having the Samsung tablet for easy access to my Pinterest board and DIY blog posts. Also, the sweatshirt I'm wearing in this photo is currently on sale at Old Navy for $6!
Now for the rest of the house!
Yellow "R": Etsy, Salvaged Wood Entryway Table: Urban Wood Goods Etsy, "Please Don't Leave Me" Catchall Dish: Urban Outfitters, Rings: Bauble Bar, Ray Ban Classic Wayfarers, Red Ikat Bowl, Anthropologie (Similar), Polaroid Style Photo: Oragrami (highly recommended!)
Cutlery Cady used as Hanging Planter: IKEA, Plants from Home Depot, Pinapple Cutting Board, Gift from my mom from Hawaii (fun board shaped like the US) Spoon Rest and Trivet from Bed, Bed and Beyond.
Billy Bookshelf (painted yellow): IKEA, Terrarium: Urban Outfitters (similar), Black Boots: Dolce Vita, Maroon Boots: Dolce Vita.
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