Beach Chic Guest Room

A quick design for a simple beach-inspired room for a friend’s guest room that will be renting out on AirBnB.

We are working with an existing all white, modern bed and dresser, and sticking to a MAJOR budget, my specialty!

I love the pops of color in the flamingo lamp and the Gray Malin poster!

Dressing Table Dreams

I recently read something that said you shouldn’t keep your makeup in the bathroom. In general, I try to keep it under the cabinet, but that got me thinking. Would I use makeup that wasn’t right there when I was getting ready? Would it just sit in my drawers unused until I had to throw it out? I’m already pretty lazy about using all of the stuff I have, but that could be because I have everything in makeup bags under the counter and have to pull it all out when I’m getting ready or else deal with a mess on the counter.

Then I realized a perfect solution: a vanity area/ dressing table where I could sit to get ready, lay out all my stuff, and feel like a 1940s screen goddess when getting ready (okay, maybe the last part is a stretch, but you get the picture!)

So I started collecting inspiration photos on Pinterest, and here’s what I have been dreaming about ever since:

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I love the idea of using pieces that aren’t “vanities,” per say. The photo on the left is Ikea’s Malm desk. I love the way Forever Amber kept it clean and simple with the plain lighted mirror and clear chair.

The table in the photo on the top right is called a “vanity desk,” and I love that you fold it up for the mirror so the mirror isn’t always on display. That means you can also use the vanity as a desk (points for double usage!) I also love the Eames-inspired chair. Here’s the whole room from Cara Loren.

The stool in the bottom right is just my style. I pulled the photo from Blog Lovin’. I love the idea that you can mix old an new and still achieve a clean, modern look.

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As you can see from the photo above, I’m loving the idea of a “girly” and “glam” vanity space. The pink tufted chair is so inviting (photo pinned via Decor Pad.) I’d be happy with acrylic or glass storage boxes for makeup and certain pieces of jewelry (inspo via Savor Home.)

I love, love, love Dazzle-n-Sparkle’s idea of using a vintage silver treat tray for storage. It plays right into my latest antique silver hoarding collecting obsession.Slide1

I like these ideas for a dressing table because they aren’t quite as girly.

The photo on the left (A Merry Mishap) mixes shapes and color for a clean, modern effect. I love it. I love that the table is so small, it looks like they used a console. I’m not bothered by the difference in stool height and table height because I have a super long torso, but this option probably wouldn’t work for a shorter person.

I love the way the blue balances the style of the vanity on the top right. While it wouldn’t work in my home, I had to post because I love the “rehabbed” feel.

The photo on the bottom right is the stuff dreams are made of. It’s a vanity from Pinch Design. I love that it’s modern and feels a bit French. It’s way out of this rehabber’s price range, but I had to include it. Hey, a girl can dream!

I hope you guys enjoyed my inspo collages and are feeling inspired to set up a vanity area of your own!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

I love decorating around the house using natural elements… especially in the Fall. It is a surefire way to change the whole vibe of your space with minimal effort. There is so much more you can do to get ready for fall than adding an old tired wreath of fake orange and red leaves.

I have been saving so many photos of pretty flowers lately, I just wanted to share a few that I find inspiring.

I love the idea of a wreath made out of cotton bolls. I found this photo on Pinterest.
I love the idea of a wreath made out of cotton bolls. I found this photo on Pinterest.
This is just so pretty and not too overdone. I love the idea of fresh flowers above the bed. Unfortunately, I did not save who posted this photo, so if you know, let me know so I can give them credit!
This is just so pretty and not too overdone. I love the idea of fresh flowers above the bed. Unfortunately, I did not save who posted this photo, so if you know, let me know so I can give them credit!
I am obsessed with this wreath from "Finding Home." You can find Laura's tutorial here.
I am obsessed with this wreath from “Finding Home.” You can find Laura’s tutorial here.
I love this wreath that I found from @mooncanyon on Instagram.
I love this wreath that I found from @mooncanyon on Instagram.
This photo of dahlias in a prep bucket from @hedgerow on Instagram is magical.
This photo of dahlias in a prep bucket from @hedgerow on Instagram is magical. Their arrangements are also magical.

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my inspirations for Fall decor! Don’t forget to check me out on Instagram @Chair_candy to see all the awesome chairs I find!

Pinterest Project I: Penny Stain

So we all know that not everything we read on the Internet is true. But what about Pinterest?

Well, I learned the hard way that not everything on Pinterest works. I’ve had great experiences with recipes and stain removers. I saw a post about an easy roll-up curtain, so I went and got all the materials, bought fabric, and spent about an hour putting it together. When I installed the curtain, I quickly realized that it was too heavy to roll up (basically making it useless.) Sad as I was, my faith in Pinterest Projects remained unshaken.

Next project: Homemade Stain.

This sounded great- an organic stain that had a pretty blue tint. I wanted to use it on the table stuffed in the car on my “Prius Problems” post.

I went to the dollar store and bought glass jars and vinegar, picked out a bunch of pennies, and combined them all. After a couple of days, the vinegar was looking a little murky, but definitely NOT blue. I tried shaking it, left the pennies to marinate an extra week, then decided that this just wasn’t going to work out.

I found another recipe to make stain using pennies, and will probably try it, but am not depending on it working! Anyone have experience with stains?

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Epic fail: The only color you’re seeing is from my tile.