Copper & Wood Leaning Projector Shelf – Lessons Learned

 

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I think the biggest challenge with decorating a leased apartment is not being able to nail things into the wall D: That means no floatings shelves, wall-mounted TVs, ceiling mounted projectors, etc. I wanted to build something for my projector because it had been sitting under the coffee table and then sitting on a makeshift shelf just a bit higher than the couch. With the first position, I couldn’t move the coffee table without knocking the projector over, and with the other position, no one could sit in the middle of the couch without seeing a silhouette of their head. Continue reading “Copper & Wood Leaning Projector Shelf – Lessons Learned”

Garden-Inspired Entryway

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Photo by Hannah Ng

I like trees and flowers and I LOVE visiting botanical gardens. I wanted to bring those things inside with me. My entryway doesn’t get a whole lot of sunlight because it’s up a flight of stairs and away from windows, so it’s not the best place for the plants I have currently. And fake plants tend to look overwhelmingly fake to me. So here’s my take on a garden-themed entryway without real or fake plants. Continue reading “Garden-Inspired Entryway”

Copper Pipe & Wood Console Table

 

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Up until I made this console table for my entryway, I had been dumping my mail, keys, and purse on my not so large dining table. Console tables can be pricey – anywhere between $300 to $1500 when I was looking at places like west elm or Crate&Barrel. So I decided to design my own. This table was really fun to make, and all the materials cost me less than $63! All you need is a trip to Home Depot and some basic geometry. Continue reading “Copper Pipe & Wood Console Table”

Pug-Accented Mid-Century Modern Living Room

 

IMG_20170327_124816I’m a recent grad who has just started my first “real” job. It’s exciting! But it also means I’m on a tight budget until I finish paying off loans. I’ve been gradually moving things out of my parents’ house and unpacking and decorating my new home, and I’ve just finished putting together my living room!

Inspiration: Hardwood floors were a must for me when I was apartment hunting (carpets are a pain to clean and I have bad dust allergies). I love the parquet flooring (square wood tiles) in this place and I wanted to stay true to that. I also wanted my living room to be fresh and relaxing so that I can unwind and uncharge when I get back from working a 9-5 job. With these two things in mind, I went forward with a mid-century modern style with navy blue and turquoise as my main colors. Continue reading “Pug-Accented Mid-Century Modern Living Room”