Renter Friendly Patio Makeover

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Guys! I am so beyond excited to share my patio makeover with you today! I really didn’t think it was possible to make my concrete apartment space into something beautiful, but now it’s possibly my favorite space that I’ve ever decorated. And y’all, everything I did is completely renter friendly, so you can recreate the look for yourself without worrying about upsetting your landlord. If you want to send me wine as a thank you, just email me for my address, k?

Now, on to the makeover!

Renter friendly patio makeover. Click through for full before and after!Okay, so let’s talk about the before. There were a few issues with my previous space. First, the astroturf and table just didn’t weather well through the winter. Not only that, but they made the space feel super small since it was only a table for two in the corner. So much of my patio was left unused and I rarely found myself using the space because of it.  Continue reading…

10 Stunning Sinks

10 Stunning Sinks[Midwest Remodel via The Everygirl]

What is it about a fancy sink that makes hand washing seem so damn glamorous?! Whatever it is, I’m 100% into it. Seriously, if you have a fancy sink in your home, I’m about to be your BFF. Unfortunately renting has left me without that daily spa like feeling, but luckily a girl can still dream. And one day, fingers crossed, I’ll be able to look back on this post for inspiration when it comes time for me to buy a home.

Here are ten stunning stinks that have totally won me over. Feel free to drool with me fellow renters!

10 Stunning SinksEvent Space at Studio 125

10 Stunning SinksHome Makeover by Amber Interiors

10 Stunning SinksLokal Hotel via Gravity Home

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10 Lovely Living Rooms

10 Lovely Living Rooms[Source]

Is there anything more satisfying than coming home from a long day and kicking your feet up on the couch? Add some pizza and Netflix and you’ve got the best night ever in my opinion. Since so much time is spent entertaining and relaxing in the living room, why not make it a space you truly love?

If you’re looking to giving your home a spring refresh, even with just some new plants and art, here are ten lovely spaces that totally inspire!

10 Lovely Living Rooms2. Living Room Reveal by Paper & Stitch

10 Lovely Living Rooms3. Living Room Makeover by Oh Happy Day

10 Lovely Living Rooms4. Soulful Living Room via Domino

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Easy DIY Bookshelf Organization

DIY Bookshelf Organization There’s always something about January that makes me want to organize. Perhaps it’s all the optimistic resolutions motivation floating around, or the fact that it tends to be a slower/snowier month. Either way, I’m not mad about it!

I decided to tackle my bookshelf first because things were getting a bit out of hand. You know it’s bad when you have to clean to take a before photo. Do you ever just have that space in your home where things sort of just pile up without you realizing it? That was my bookshelf. There was no system so I was just leaving items where I could find room; however, with a few simple changes, it’s now finally a functional and organized space! Here’s what I did:

DIY Bookshelf Organization

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