3.12.2015

Shower Curtain DIY

My very first DIY project for the new house was a new shower curtain! Our house has arched doorways throughout and the area above the tub is no exception. Because of this, I wanted to do a shower curtain that was a little more dramatic than just the usual single panel. As an added bonus for our old drafty bathroom, having two panels and a liner keeps the warm air in the shower!
 
 
I had read good things about other people using the IKEA ritva curtains as their shower curtain and the price was certainly right ($25!) so I decided to take the plunge. I really wanted to use a pretty trim to fancy it up with a greek key trim but the trims I was loving online were upwards of $30/yard! I did a little more research and found this trim at hobby lobby for about $3.50/yard instead!


I used stitch-witchery and wait for it.. my flat iron to attach it! It took me quite a while to hang the curtains to the perfect height so instead of taking them down to attach the trim, I just did it while they were still hanging. The height of laziness, I know. But I am pleased with how they turned out and I don't think I would have gotten a better outcome using an iron anyway.

3.10.2015

Drapes

We bought a house! We've been pretty busy over here unpacking, decorating, painting and then re-painting, meeting our new neighbors and just enjoying! The process was a whirlwind, but we LOVE our new place and it feels great to finally be settled.
 
One of the first projects I am going to tackle is the master bedroom drapes! Currently there are Hunter Douglas fabric blinds in there that we will be keeping, but we really need something to blackout the morning light. So, after much research I want to do a cornice board with a pretty contrasting trim on both the drapes and the board.
 
 
I love the soft colors and scalloped shape of this one. The paint in the room is a bluish gray color.

 
 CWF prefers the shape of this cornice (not as girly I am guessing?!) and the colors of the other (but there's my favorite wallpaper again!!)
 
I can't wait to show you the final results!
 

1.27.2015

House Dreams

I've mentioned that we are in the process of buying a house and more specifically, we are looking for a 1930's tudor.
 
I can't wait to restore it! I've been dreaming of hardwood floors, arched doorways, leaded glass windows, built-ins, vintage tile, clawfoot tubs and glass doorknobs! Swoon. I'm hoping CWF and I can do a lot of the work ourselves. Of course we need to find the house first, but here is what has been inspiring me lately:
 
 

Étagère // Lighting // Chair // Roman shades (these could be an easy DIY!) // Bird Wallpaper


What is on your 'dream house' wishlist???!

1.26.2015

Baseball Cap

I've been wearing a baseball cap lately at the golf course- I makes me feel so sporty chic! I finally found one I love and it doesn't feel too forced; I can't say I'm a huge sports fan so it never felt right to wear a team logo. Anyway this one has the perfect 'worn-in' look and because it has our club's logo I feel comfortable wearing it around.

 
similar hat // shoes //  pants
 
 
 
 Do you have an 'old favorite' baseball cap?


1.20.2015

DIY Magnolia Wreath

Over the weekend I DIY'ed a Magnolia leaf wreath from the trimmings of the tree outside our condo. I had spotted a similar wreath at Crate & Barrel a few weeks ago and thought I could do it myself with items I already had! Here is the final result:
 

It's nice to bring a little greenery into the house now that all the Christmas decorations are put away. Here is a tutorial for this super-easy project!

XOXO

1.15.2015

Monogrammed Sweater

One of my favorite Cyber Monday purchases was this merino monogrammed sweater. I can't stop wearing it! It was perfect for a quick weekend trip because it has a waist tie that can also be removed- giving it two looks in one!

 
Monogram sweater (now on sale!) 


 
bracelet // jeans // top // necklace // flats // vintage coach purse
 
 
Hope you are having a great week!!

1.11.2015

Hyundai Tournament of Champions

I don't think I ever mentioned here that we were in Maui last New Years and attended the Hyundai Tournament of Champions (today is the final round of this year's golf tournament!). I was hoping to go this year again (since we received tickets) but with all the house-buying commotion we didn't think it was the best timing. Hopefully next year!


I had so much fun! It was great because not that many people attend so you are able to get up close to the golfers. I loved wearing my Lilly shorts too! They made it extra easy for my Grandpa to spot me on TV ;)


And obviously the views are spectacular! If you get the chance to go to the tournament or just play golf at the Plantation course, I def recommend, as it's one of our favorite things to do on the island.

XOXO

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