You’ve seen the transformation from totally blah to blissfully organized (IMO), so here’s a break down of some of my favorite details.
I had a hard time finding shelves that I liked, and even the shelves I didn’t entirely hate were not deep enough to hold most baskets. Falynn suggested I DIY this part of the project and her faith in me inspired me to head to Home Depot. I didn’t want this project to look DIY so when I stumbled across these beveled-edge stair treads (yes, these are meant for stairs!) I was sold. Some shelf brackets, clear-satin polyurethane, and wall anchors — I was in business.
I knew the look I was going for — white, natural, + clean. I’m also majorly crushing on greenery and bohemian accents these days. I think I achieved all that while still managing to keep it warm and functional. Rattan and seagrass baskets hide all of our mismatched towels, wall-mounted storage holds recycling, and I was even able to incorporate a custom print from our African safari!
I had these cast-iron hooks kicking around from our first apartment and had yet to find them a new place of honor. My girlfriend Alex encouraged me to give them a coat of gold spray paint (it takes a village people) and she wasn’t wrong!
This is one of my all-time favorite photos from our safari. It makes me so happy to walk by it every day. Ordering a 20×30 print off Shutterfly was going to run me upwards of $100. I began googling around and found Vistaprint. A promo code and $16 later I had my beautiful poster sized print.
My last project for this room is to replace the god-awful-one-bulb-builders-grade that is the ceiling light. That will happen in August when my dad is visiting (thanks dad!). For now, you can help me narrow down my options!
Let me know what you think!