DIY: Ikea Hack Inspiration

I have found an AMAZING “Ikea Hack” for our home, and I have been diligently working on it all weekend (don’t worry and DIY post is to come) I think everyone in their twenties has at least one piece of Ikea furniture. It is cheap, easy, and often extremely stylish. Now I REALLY don’t recommended having a whole house full of Ikea furniture, a couple of pieces is wonderful and great, but it won’t last you forever so it is always nice to invest in lifelong classics. However, there is a great little website called www.IKEAHACKERS.net that has sparked a trend of taking basic Ikea furniture, using all of its pieces and parts, and created something wonderful, unique and specific to your space. Here are some great home-spiration images (ALL of these are Ikea pieces reused and repurposed) to inspire you to DIY your own Ikea hack.

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INSTAPOST: What We’ve Been Up To

It has been a wild ride with renovations, holidays, celebrations, and so much more! Here are a few snapshots of what we have been up to lately…

Saw an amazing Charlie Robison show at The Granada theater

Saw an amazing Charlie Robison show at The Granada theater

Ate a Hattie's!

Ate a Hattie’s!

We decorated for Halloween!

We decorated for Halloween!

I officially stained the banister, yes me! With no help from David at all. I am officially becoming a DIY girl

I officially stained the banister, yes me! With no help from David at all. I am officially becoming a DIY girl

The AFTER!

The AFTER!

I did A LOT of Halloween Baking

I did A LOT of Halloween Baking

Our BEAUTIFUL backsplash done by my man!

Our BEAUTIFUL backsplash done by my man!

Our Engagement Party!

Our Engagement Party!

REINCARNATION: Floor Poufs

The floor pouf. A fancy way to say pillow? or so much more? I am going to say, for me, the jury is still out on this idea. This floor pillows have been around forever, and I find them perfect for a family with kids, but I think there might be a sophisticated way to bring them in to any space! Here are some of my favorite home-spirations for floor poufs, and some of my favorite pick for any space.

 

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They make sure a great foot rest!

They make a great foot rest!

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I love this and this makes me laugh all at the same time. David and I are huge Will & Grace fans and this always reminds me of the "dinner party" Grace threw where everyone had to sit on the floor. This is much more chic!

I love this and this makes me laugh all at the same time. David and I are huge Will & Grace fans and this always reminds me of the “dinner party” Grace threw where everyone had to sit on the floor. This is much more chic!


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I don't think I could convince David to snuggle up on the floor with me. But I love this idea!

I don’t think I could convince David to snuggle up on the floor with me. But I love this idea!

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Here are some of my favorite poufs for your space…

Star Printed Cotton Dhurrie Pouf from West Elm for $249

Star Printed Cotton Dhurrie Pouf from West Elm for $249. I love how large this is!

Threshold Pouf from Target for only $59.99

Threshold Pouf from Target for only $59.99. Perfect for smaller spaces!

Leather Metallic Gold Pouf from Overstock.com for around $220

Leather Metallic Gold Pouf from Overstock.com for around $220. If you’re really looking to make a statement!

Knitted Jafra Orange Pour from World Market for $79.99. I love this fall color!

Knitted Jafra Orange Pour from World Market for $79.99. I love this fall color!

 

If you are crafty and looking to make your own pouf, these DIY examples are super simple:

STYLE ME PRETTY: DIY Pouf

MAKES ME SMILE: DIY Floor Pouf

RETROPOLITAN: From $3 Floor Mat to Floor Pouf

 

ENTERTAINING: Outdoor Fall Dinner Party Inspiration

With thanksgiving right around the corner, I have been obsessing over tablescapes and the idea of a fall dinner party! Being in Texas and loving the mild weather here I love the idea of an outdoor fall dinner party, here are some of my favorite entertaining inspirations.

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Love this idea!

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Outdoor wine and cheese night. OBSESSED.

Outdoor wine and cheese night. OBSESSED.

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: A Place for Mr. and Mrs.

Of course like every bride I have a Pinterest board full of wedding ideas, and one of my favorites is the Mr and Mrs sign on the back of the bride and groom’s chairs. I hear from so many recently married women that when things get down to the final months there are a lot of wedding day dreams you have to let go of because you quite simply just don’t have time! This is one that will be at the top of my priority list so we can snag one of these adorable photos. Here are some of my favorite Mr and Mrs sign inspirations!

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HA! No, this would not go over well.

HA! No, this would not go over well.

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Now if you are about to walk down the aisle, have no fear, BHLDN of course will come to the rescue! Here is a great sign for any wedding, and it is just a click away!

Sightline Chair Sings for $68

Sightline Chair Sings for $68

REINCARNATION: Gold Flatware

Through the process of registering for our wedding I have come to realize how many incredible options that are out there for flatware! I mean as I was looking at them all I could plan a dinner party in my head for each table setting. We chose a classic silverware place setting, The Monogrammed Hampstead from William Sonoma, we wanted something timeless. Though we chose something more traditional, a girl can always dream about crazy tablescapes! I have been seeing more and more pictures of gold flatware! This stuff is genius! Perfect for a funky dinner party out in your backyard, a bridal shower, every day life with funky and eclectic dishes, and it even goes with classic black and white! Here are some of my favorite home-spirations images for gold flatware and a few great options for your own table!

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Here are some great options for everyone!

Vera Wang Wedgewood Polished Gold (set of 5 pieces) for $80 from Macys

Vera Wang Wedgewood Polished Gold (set of 5 pieces) for $80 from Macys

Doma Flatware (set of 6 pieces) from Anthropologie for $98

Doma Flatware (set of 6 pieces) from Anthropologie for $98

For a more budget friendly option there is the Threshold 5 Piece Arkita place setting from Target for $19.99

For a more budget friendly option there is the Threshold 5 Piece Arkita place setting from Target for $19.99

Almoco Flatware set from Design Within Reach for $53 (it is also available in a beautiful copper, silver, or black)

Almoco Flatware set from Design Within Reach for $53 (it is also available in a beautiful copper, silver, or black)

HOME-SPIRATION: Unique Vent Hoods

One of the last and final steps of our downstairs renovation is to finish up the tile backsplash in our kitchen and put up our new vent hood. We decided to get rid of our clunky microwave/vent hood combination and replace it with an update and GORGEOUS vent hood (Thank you David for this amazing idea!) Here are some of my favorite home-spirations for unique vent hoods. They really can create a whole new look for a kitchen.

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I love this all white kitchen and wooden vent hood!

I love this all white kitchen and wooden vent hood!

An amazing way to create more storage!

An amazing way to create more storage!

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Amazing statement in an outdoor kitchen!

Amazing statement in an outdoor kitchen!

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A great way to create another personalized space in your home!

A great way to create another personalized space in your home!

A mixture of modern and funk y with the white gold and wood!

A mixture of modern and funk y with the white gold and wood!

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HOLIDAY: Election Day Party Theme

Happy Election Day to all! I think everyone can agree that it is great to be an American and vote, and it is also great to throw a party. I have an amazing love for the ability to vote, one of my favorite moves is Ironed Jawed Angles (A MUST SEE for any woman! and now currently available on Netflix) This themed party is an amazing way to combine my love of celebrating and my love of voting! Here are some of my favorite election day themed party ideas…

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What a fun idea for a presidential election year!

What a fun idea for a presidential election year!

Now this would have to be a Bi-Partisan Party theme.

Now this would have to be a Bi-Partisan Party theme.

Streamers make the easiest party decorations.

Streamers make the easiest party decorations.

A great gender reveal theme!

A great gender reveal theme!

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Great little drink stirrers for a bipartisan election day party.

Great little drink stirrers for a bipartisan election day party.

A great birthday party theme for an aspiring politician.

A great birthday party theme for an aspiring politician.

Adorable political wedding invitations!

Adorable political wedding invitations!

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HOLIDAY: Easy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! Have no fear, even if you aren’t huge on celebrating Halloween I have some SUPER EASY ways for you to get in the holiday spirit really quick! These are all quick fixes to a lack of Halloween spirit, or a busy schedule. Easy costumes, easy decorations, and easy halloween treats…Did I mention easy?!

Quite possibly my favorite halloween treat! How easy and adorable!

Quite possibly my favorite halloween treat! How easy and adorable!

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Turning a typical meal in to a Halloween themed meal real quick!

Turning a typical meal in to a Halloween themed meal real quick!

 

 

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These are always available at the dollar section in Target. Line the driveway and put a tea light in them to light the path for trick or treaters.

These are always available at the dollar section in Target. Line the driveway and put a tea light in them to light the path for trick or treaters.

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Too busy to make a treat? This is a great way to make a party necessity Halloween inspired.

Too busy to make a treat? This is a great way to make a party necessity Halloween inspired.

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All household items, and a great way to decorate with an impromptu Halloween party

All household items, and a great way to decorate with an impromptu Halloween party

My favorite EASY halloween costume for couples and for individuals. I mean who doesn't have a few basic black items in their closet?

My favorite EASY halloween costume for couples and for individuals. I mean who doesn’t have a few basic black items in their closet?

HOME-SPIRATION: Brick Floors

Of course after our recent renovation, I wouldn’t take anything but our gorgeous hardwood floors (mildly obsessed… yes) But I came across a picture of this gorgeous entry way with brick floors and I thought it was just too amazing not to share. I didn’t realize how many spaces could really support and look amazing with brick floors. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for brick flooring.

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