Closet Tour

One of my favorite projects around our new home is getting my so-called closet ready.  What I really did is take the smallest bedroom and turned it into a dressing room. It’s still in progess… I need to add a chandelier and an ottoman.  It took a little begging & negotiating with my husband, but in the end he helped. The former owners had it as a children’s playroom so what’s the difference?  Now it’s my playroom. 🙂

{the shoe wall.  used shelves from Home Depot. Total cost: $50}

{Room Color: Benjamin Moore Whisper Violet| Vanity desk & stool: Bed Bath & Beyond| Mirrored Lingerie Chest: Bob’s Discount Furniture| Shelves: Home Depot|Floral storage boxes T.J. Maxx| waste basket &  tissue dispenser: Bed Bath & Beyond| Oversized Mirror: Home Goods}

Outdoor Ambiance

Since we moved into a house from a condo, we truly appreciate having our own outdoor space now.  We are able to have people over & light a fire, play some music, and just relax outside.  Late summer/early fall is the perfect time to throw an outdoor get together because it is a little cooler, less humid, and there are less bugs out.

To decorate an outdoor area, a little effort goes a long way.  I took plain old white Christmas lights and white lanterns that I found at a dollar store to make my deck look just a little more inviting. I also added IKEA lanterns to hang from the gazebo which were less than $5 each!