I’ve Got A Blank Space, Baby…

Hey Cats!

I hope everyone’s Monday was great! Mine was kind of a Monday, not in the sense that it was bad, but it was super busy with lots of things emerging out of the blue. I didn’t even finish my morning reports until after lunch, which really stressed me out. But by the end of the day, things had definitely calmed down, and after a workout and a night of blogging (for both work and fun…yay!) , I’m ready to go today!

Decorating my apartment was something I had looked forward to long before I knew where I would be living. I had most of my wall space planned out: collage wall above my couch, big mirror in the dining room, Audrey Hepburn print surrounded by my antique hat collection above my bed, and a couple of oddly-shaped prints and collage frames to squeeze into the tiny slivers of wall wherever I could find. That pretty much covered everything, except for a few gaping expanses of wall over my TV, my dresser, and in my hallway.

So what to put in these blank spaces? Well I don’t have anybody’s name to write, that’s for sure. But I have been considering a few options, and  maybe you could help me out! I think that all of these options would look great, but the trouble is deciding on only two or three! Here are my options:

prada-marfa

A Prada Marfa canvas is the perfect chic and sleek addition to my apartment. I am 100% sure I’m getting one of these, but I haven’t decided what room I’m going to put it in! There are a lot of options on Etsy, in many different sizes. I’m wanting one that’s fairly large so it will cover a lot of wall space.

Deco+Radiance+Wall+Mirror

I’m also considering a sunburst mirror for above my dresser. I found this one on Wayfair, but I bet you could also find one at Home Goods (my favorite place ever) or Hobby Lobby!

wall-monogram

Obviously I’m considering a wall monogram, like this big one from Marley Lilly. It comes unfinished, but I would probably paint it gold, gray, or black! I thought about doing a design but I do not have that type of talent, so one color it is. But glitter is also an option, per usual.

Watercolor-canvas

I also love the idea of a watercolor canvas. This one from Pottery Barn is beautiful, but it wouldn’t really match the rest of my decor. I have my eye on one at HomeGoods, it’s navy, gray, pink and gold and would look perfect on any of my blank spaces- plus it’s a lot cheaper!

collage-wall

Finally, I’m considering another collage wall, because it’s perfect for those of us who can’t decide. I also have a couple of small art pieces that need a home, so this is looking like a good option. And obviously I would love to find quite a few more!

So now that you’ve seen my options, which ones are your favorite? Let me know!

That’s all for meow!

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DIY-Glitter Quote Canvas

Hey Cats!

Every Tuesday, my friends and I get together to watch Pretty Little Liars. These past few weeks, we have baked cookies or done some other activity before we watch, since our only other chance to hang out with each other is on the weekends! Yesterday, we decided to craft for our college houses, and we all ended up painting something. My friend Kinsey painted a cross for the cross wall she and her roommates are going to have, and my friend Joy re-painted a canvas with a C.S. Lewis quote to hang in her room. I chose a little different approach, and painted a canvas with a quote from my latest favorite movie- The Great Gatsby. This idea popped into my head a few months ago, but I haven’t had the desire opportunity to paint until yesterday! It totally doesn’t match the colors my roommates and I chose, but they approved anyways!

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Isn’t it fabulous?  Kinsey helped me with the lettering, which brought back memories of painting spirit signs in high school for cheerleading (we were true artists, let me tell you!). I LOVE that “party” is in glitter, I think it turned out really well, and it pops exactly how I wanted it to! I painted over the pencil outline in the gold paint, then spread the glitter on with a paintbrush. Next, I went outside and shook the excess off the canvas. Once the letters were dry, I coated the entire painting in ModPodge, leaving the glitter letters for last. I was terrified that it was going to dry white, but it dried clear and gives the painting a nice, glossy finish! This is one of my favorite quotes from Gatsby, and it basically sums up how I feel about college and life in general-a little fun is good for you! I love making decorations for my college house, and I have a few more up my sleeve, so stay tuned!

What’s your favorite DIY decoration?

That’s all for meow!