HOME DECOR HAUL! ♥ Home Goods, Thrifting, and Target!

Decorating + styling our home has jumped into, like, my top 5 favorite things ever since we moved! I recently shopped at Home Goods, Goodwill, Target, and one of my favorite local brands, Two Trees Botanicals. 

This will be the first of a few home decor hauls to come because we've found more cool finds since. Click below to watch + enjoy!

If you would like to shop any of these products, or similar ones I sourced online, please check the description box of this video  for links! 

Thank you so much for watching! If you have any favorite home decor shops or blogs that you read I'd love to hear about them. 

OUR EMPTY CONDO TOUR! ♥ VLOG

This is a video I'd been dying to film! Jake and I moved in together (for the first time!) over the weekend. We are so lucky to have found this beautiful space in Scottsdale to call our new home together. I have been itching to get my hands dirty with more home decor too, and it is super exciting to work with this blank canvas. 

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So here ist is, our empty condo tour! Hope you will enjoy seeing our place + the decor videos and art styling to come. 

Click below to watch: 

The excitement is too real. The shelf in the background of my video thumbnail is the first peek into our decor. Cannot wait to keep sharing! Thank you for watching!

DIY_Chalkboard Chandelier

so my new house was in serious need of some decor! i had purchased a pack of canvases to add some art to the space, and got this idea when i found some chalkboard paint in our laundry room. this project was perfect because we can't install or afford a chandelier, and the art is also very easy to change if you get bored--just erase! let's get started

first i looked at some images of chandeliers on the internet and did a few quick sketches to decide what would look best. i had my roommates pick out their favorite one. sketching was also helpful because i wanted the drawing to be sketchy on the canvas

one_the supplies you will need are a canvas, chalkboard paint, a brush, and chalk. i used a foam brush and it worked well, but i think a bristle brush would also be fine.

two_paint the canvas with multiple coats of the chalkboard paint.

three_i painted the surface with three coats and the edges with 2 coats for a clean look

four_sketch on your chandelier. i recommend shading in some areas to provide some contrast and really make the picture stand out.

here's the final product! i'm really excited about the result, good luck with your own projects!

also, if you like the gold skull in these pictures, see my DIY here!

DIY_Skull Decor

As if I don't have enough skulls in my wardrobe already, I decided I need to add some as decoration in my new space. On top of a stack of books or displayed with some accessories, they look super chic in a bedroom or living area. These can typically get expensive such as the one shown here that runs at $50.

My DIY cost me just $1 (shout out to the Dollar Store!) and I'm obsessed.

I recommend using Rustoleum's metallic gold spray paint for the project. I conveniently had some laying around, and having tried almost every metallic gold spray paint that is sold at Home Depot in the past, I would say that this is the best quality.

I picked up the plastic skull at the Dollar Store in the Halloween decoration section, and just gave it a single coat of the paint and let it dry! Probably the cheapest and fastest DIY to ever exist...and the coolest too.