I am switching up some decor for the summer. Sometimes I find it tough to decide what decor to use in the summer. Usually after the holidays I try to declutter the place after I take down all the Christmas madness. It feels great to do that in January. But by the time April and May come around, I kind of miss all the holiday cuteness. I wanted to infuse something easy and fun into my bookshelf in our living room for summer and decided some camp printables would be perfect. (Now don’t go getting the wrong idea and think I love camping. No worries, friends. I am still the same person you have always known. I just happen to think that camping things are cute. And our summers now include 1-2 camping trips with the kiddos, you know, for creating memories;))
I am a big fan of industrial accents. In fact, the plan is to build a pipe and wood desk and bookshelf unit for my son’s room sometime this year. I recently updated his room, which you can see here. But I still wanted to switch up the lighting a bit. Now, I love all those industrial lights out there but the problem is that they don’t always give off a whole lot of light. So I decided to do my own DIY industrial light and it only cost me a $1!
I love miniature models of things. So it is not surprising that I am kind of obsessed with little fairy/gnome gardens. I could NOT WAIT until my kids were old enough to help me make a gnome garden. I was having a great time buying little bridges, chickens and grills. I created a whole Pinterest board pinning adorable ideas. But I found myself putting it off. Why? We will go off on a little tangent here, but bear with me.
I was struggling as to what to put in one of the corners of my daughter’s room. Her room is very small and space is at a premium. However, I wanted her to have a space where she could play and enjoy. So when I came across the blog Zevy Joy (this post) and saw the DIY canopy that she created, I knew that would be perfect! She made her daughter’s just a little different so I did include the steps that I took to make my canopy here. Besides, can there really be enough tutorials on how to make a DIY canopy out there?
I have a messy secret. It can be found behind the doors of the entry closet. It is a hodge podge of crap that we have accumulated over the past 10 years. I don’t think I ever took everything out of here to purge and clean. Ever. And it shows. It was time for an entry closet redo…