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Favorite Concrete DIYs

Do you call it concrete or cement? I didn’t know what to title this post until I looked up the difference between the two. Did you know that cement is actually an ingredient of concrete? You learn something new everyday.

I’ve only worked with concrete once before when I made this concrete photo background. I wanted something textured with more of an industrial feel. I love how it turned out, and it was fun and surprisingly easy to make. I want to make more projects using concrete and these projects I rounded up serve as the perfect inspiration.

above: How to Add Color to Concrete by Paper & Stitch

DIY Concrete Desk by The Merrythought

Crushed: 13 Ways to Decorate with Velvet

I was surprised when velvet started making a comeback. I always think about George Costanza wanting to drape himself in velvet “if it were socially acceptable”. *Where my Seinfeld fans at?!* However, I’ve recently started to come around to the velvet trend, particularly when it comes to home decor.

There are so many ways to decorate with velvet in your home. If you’re brave, you could go with a velvet couch to make a bold statement. More subtle ways to decorate with the velvet including accent pillows, curtains, and dining chairs (my personal favorite).

I put together a roundup of velvet home decor pieces that would make George Costanza proud.ย 


Happy Friday!

The weather is starting to get cool here in Chicago after such a beautiful summer. It makes me sad, but fall is my favorite season and I’m looking forward to sweaters, changing leaves, and everything pumpkin! But the most exciting part about fall? T.V., of course! All my shows are coming back. I’ll be catching up on season premieres and working on some fun projects so stay tuned!

If you want some DIY inspiration for your weekend, I’ve rounded up these amazing projects for you to try!

Make Your Home Bloom with Floral Wallpaper


Wallpaper has made a big comeback in the home dรฉcor world. No longer is it thought of as outdated and tacky. Choosing the right floral pattern is a great way to make a bold statement. You can go big, in multiple ways, with large-scale flowers or by covering an entire room. If the thought of wallpapering an entire room in floral scares you, opt for a smaller room like the powder room, or even just an accent wall.

I found so many options and styles that I canโ€™t decide on my favorite. Here are 16 incredibly romantic floral wallpapers thatย will make a bold statement in any home.

7 DIYS to Try this Weekend


It’s gonna be a rainy weekend in Chicago which gives me the perfect excuse to stay indoors and escape this summer heat. If it’s not rainy where you are but you don’t plan on going anywhere here are some fun projects you won’t want to miss…

1. loop handle box from Homey Oh My
2. mini beaded rings from Fall for DIY
3. tomato cage plant stand from The Merrythought
4. modern terrariums from Delineate Your Dwelling
5. circle shelves
6. how to paint a beach scene from Craftberry Bush
7. leather scalloped pillows from Club Crafted

Hope you have a happy weekend!