Decorating with Pastel Walls

When we first moved into our house in Virginia, the walls in my room were painted a pastel pink. I loved them until I grew older and felt like they were too babyish. When I got to choose the new color for my room, I stuck with pink, but in a darker more vibrant shade. Though I finally ended up painting my walls white a couple years ago, the thought of a soft pastel color was very appealing. You can paint entire rooms, an accent wall, or a simple shape in a powdery hue. Add some gold or brass accents for a modern touch!

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DIY Glass Terrariums

Glass Terrarium

These glass terrariums are probably my most ambitious DIY project to date. I had never worked with glass before but figured, hey, how hard could it be? Turns out…it’s extremely hard. So hard that I actually contemplated not posting this tutorial so that I wouldn’t inflict the pain and frustration of working with glass on anyone. But I worked hard on it, and I figured there are plenty of you out there who are much more talented at the glass game than I am. I would recommend watching some tutorials on glass cutting and even reading about it before attempting this project. I would even practice cutting glass pieces before cutting out your shapes.

My terrariums didn’t turn out quite as good as the ones you’d find at a home goods store, but I’m pretty proud of them. They make great air plant displays, or mini planters for succulents (just check to make sure they’re properly sealed).

You can find the tutorial for the Glass Terrariums below and the template is at the end of the post. And if you have any tips for cutting glass, please, please, please let me know!

Glass Terrarium

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DIYs to Try // Wooden Beads


Who else remembers playing with wooden beads during their elementary school days? I do, and I’m so glad they are back in trend. Not only are wooden beads a relatively inexpensive material to purchase, but as proven by these handpicked projects, they are incredibly versatile. You can leave them unfinished for a natural and minimalistic look, or paint them to add color to your space!


DIY Hanging Shelves

I always find myself hoarding small trinkets that I have no idea where to store. I hung some shelves last year that are already overflowing with plants, frames, and small ceramic sculptures. I wanted to hang some smaller shelves that would also serve as an art piece. I love the look of unfinished wood and the simplicity and strength of rope cord. The result is a simple design that makes a big impact in your space!

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