When we moved early last year, I was excited to have a blank slate to decorate my bedroom. It’s literally been a work in progress ever since then. I’m finally really pleased with where it is now. I started just with the basic color scheme of Robins Egg Blue and White and then things really just went from there. I will link to items where I can, but my biggest tip is to head to Marshall’s and Kirkland’s! I found so many adorable finishing touches there for so inexpensive. Also, my room is only 10 x 10, so I had to fit a lot in a small amount of space and as you’ll see my bookshelf is more for functionality than styling purposes. (Minus my cowboy boots!)
If you haven’t seen the new TV show on the CW, The Carrie Diaries, you really need to. It’s only two episodes in and I’m hooked. I’m head over the heels for the fashion, the music, and even the characters. I’m a huge Sex and the City fan, but this Carrie Bradshaw isn’t quite the same, but if you go into the show knowing that, you won’t be disappointed because the things like the shoes and the style are still very Bradshaw! I was highly inspired by the nail polish splattered purse that Carrie remedied in the first episode, that I knew I had to recreate it myself and for under $20! It’s a great little statement throwback to the 80s. I loved it so much I made one for my best friend, Hannah, as well!
(This shot is property of the CW)
What You’ll Need:
A Small/Medium Crossbody in any color (I chose this black one from Target on clearance!)
Various colors of Nail Polish (Mine are from ELF & Sinful Colors, so I don’t waste my OPI/essie)
Paint Brushes that you won’t mind tossing after this project
Paper Plate or anything to pour the polish on
Newspaper or Cardboard to cover your surface
What To Do:
Lay out your newspaper or cardboard to cover your work surface, so nail polish doesn’t stain.
Pour out medium sized dollops of polish on your plate and place your purse down face up.
Dip your paint brushes in the colors, get a generous amount of polish on the brush, and flick the polish onto the purse. You can also paint directly on it, but I prefer the splattered look.
Allow your purse to dry at least 4-5 hours and maybe make one or two more like I did.
Enjoy your uniquely Carrie purse and be the envy of all. ;)
I’d love to see if you decide to make a Carrie Diaries inspired purse, so tweet me pictures (@Daniellefaz) and if you would like to use any of this DIY, please send me an email or leave me a comment linking to your post. :) Thank you so much and I hope you enjoyed this!
All empty and ready for me to attack with color and fun!
If you follow me elsewhere, you’ll know that I finally finally finaaaaallly got my own office complete with a brand spankin’ new desk. I moved all my crap from my old desk into my new office yesterday morning and it was a huge project. I had accumulated way more than anticipated, so I had to get rid of a lot of it to make room for my new deskcessories (desk accessories). It’s a work in progress for sure, but I wanted to share some of the cute new additions to my desk.
My stark white desk made it very easy to add lots of color. For the whole office I decided on a Peacock color scheme: blues, greens, and purples. I wanted the desk to be very simple with little fun additions here and there.
I loooove the Clear Magazine Files for all of my bright notebooks and folders. They help me see everything while still being sleek. I already had the glass containers for my Sharpies and my Pens/Highlighters from the Dollar store. I also added that little fancy black D from Hobby Lobby.
Those glass bottles were on sale at Hobby Lobby here and here.They come in a variety of colors, so they were easy to accent to the room. I bought some Peacock feathers to place in them to tie in the theme. I picked up the precious silver owl for a mere $5 for extra character. Those little shot glasses are perfect for thumbtacks and paperclips.
I love having a place to put my envelopes and favorite stationary that coordinates with my magazine files. I found the Mini Message Sorter in black on the Staples website, but I found the clear in store.
I’m excited with the progress so far! There’s a lot more to be shown from my office including a few precious DIY projects I worked on, so stay tuned!
This year has been full of changes, but one of the biggest projects I was forced to take on was moving into a new house and a new room after 7 years in the same room. Fortunately for me, I always knew how I wanted my room to look. I had a vision. The vision was white, fluffy, and very cupcake. I wanted everything to be white with pops of Tiffany Blue and mirrored and girly. The challenge was finding the perfect pieces to create the look I wanted and keeping it contained in a 10 x 10 room. That was in April, it’s now September and I’m very pleased with how everything came together. There’s nothing I love more than climbing into my bed at night and just being so happy in my room. I wanted to break down some of the major pieces because they really were all very accessible and inexpensive.
White Pleated Bedding & Pillows – Target, Blue Throw Pillows – Kirkland’s, Headboard – Target, Chandelier – Ikea, D Framed Canvas – Kirkland’s
I have to give a lot of credit to my mom. She did a lot of research too and we were constantly bouncing ideas back and forth. Everything came together and was exactly what I hoped it would be. It’s very romantic and dreamy and me.