cups and succ(ulent)s

IMG_0024The last time I published a post about our kitchen, we had installed new cabinets and had partially rearranged it. After all of that, I still had not yet achieved the light and airy look that I was hoping for. You know the one. I can usually be found in the IKEA catalogue. White walls. Open shelving. Exposed plates. Greenery. Minimalist. So, I rearranged things once again.

IMG_0043I dragged the massive wire storage unit that we purchased from Home Depot into the kitchen, switching out the antique wooden armoire. After I washed the rack down, I set about arranging all of our plates, cups, and succulents on it. 

IMG_0034IMG_0038I couldn’t have asked for a better fit. It blended in so beautifully. I love how it displays our plates and bowls from Crate & Barrel, our glassware from Anthropologie, our organizers from IKEA, and my collection of over thirty succulents that I have been carefully growing over the last few years.

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Emory

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tree branch diy(s).

IMG_1.jpganyone by now can probably tell that the decor in little green leans more towards the natural and whimsical. bringing nature into your home is not only light on your wallet, but is big on your imagination. hello, creativity!

IMG_2.jpg IMG_3.jpglet’s start with a look at our hat rack. first inspired by  apartment therapy, i knew that as soon as i saw the idea to use tree branches in the place of hooks, hangers, and traditional coat racks, i was “hooked.” we spray painted ours white so that it would contrast nicely against our black wall.

IMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpg IMG_6.jpgthese tree coasters were another great idea of ours. this time, i was inspired by emma’s diy of tree side tables, of all things. when i saw the first picture of a coffee cup resting on a tree stump, i immediately thought of coasters. it was a natural transition in my mind. so we made them, and i have loved them ever since.

IMG_7.jpg IMG_9.jpglast, but not least, is our last coat rack. this one can be found in little green’s little back porch. i still think that these racks look more like modern art than something useful. form follows function? more like function and form are completely on par. :-)))

i hope that everyone has had a nice long weekend. let’s all take time some out today to spend it reflecting, and perhaps, crafting.

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hello crates!

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as i have mentioned before, little green is very short on space. thus, our obsession for crates knows no bounds. (remember our post here and here?) we love them!

our latest haul of crates came from two different places, the dollar store and our local thrift store. in total we spend only $4.50 on them. i would say that they were a pretty good deal. ;-)))

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the first crate hangs above my sewing station. it is the perfect size for holding my little bobbins.

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the second crate can be found beside our front door. this is where we put all of our current bills. hello responsible home ownership!

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we removed the handle on the third crate, so that it may comfortably display one of our cameras in our beloved camera station. this particular area is becoming one of my favorites!

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what tricks do you have to save on space around your home?

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installing a basement window.

while this post is not technically a do-it-yourself, i am still classifying it under diy.

why diy? because even though the physical labour wasn’t, the idea was completely my own! ;-)

dc97f043-4302-4c7c-b676-a642586baaf1_zps299702c2when we bought our home last summer,  the basement was unfinished and without windows. 

352cbed5-7f03-46fd-b13c-aebc420a0be7_zps777477c5our goal this summer was to hire a contractor to build a bedroom in our basement, thus beginning our quest to finish it off. (i just hate the idea of wasted space in a small home to begin with.)

first task, install a bedroom window. check!

second task, frame, drywall, lay flooring, add electrical, and paint a bedroom. stay tuned … 

here are the after photos, friends!

fac128ed-1f8c-43ad-b4c9-dcccadbf0ad0_zps0a2de34f DSCN7199DSCN7186DSCN7196DSCN7190 p.s. do you have any recent renovation stories that you would like to share?

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