*makes ONE successful DIY project from Pinterest. Self-proclaimed designer*
As you all know, I’ve been busy getting settled into my new place. Ordering shit, returning shit, rearranging artwork, organizing my closet and creating artwork in between maintaining a social life on top of a normal work-balance lifestyle. So yeah, you could say I’ve been a little busy. Everything is slowly coming together just as I’d picture it in my head. And yes, sleep is important to me. But so is my blog! More pictures to come within the following weeks. I’ve got a few scheduled posts coming as well.
Ok but how gorgeous is my entry way table? And my roses are blooming beautifully, brightening my kitchen/living area entirely.
This ensemble was very easy to make/put together. I wanted a soft touch to my new apartment and didn’t want to spent an outrageous amount of money as I’ve already splurged a bit on my furniture.
Instead of printing out the Chanel logo as Pinterest users had suggested, I decided to use a perfume sample I already had for a more “authentic” look (the ones you get at the mall and spray on). I cut off the edges and taped it on the outside of a square glass container I found at the Dollar Tree. The marbles were from Michaels. Then I went to the local market to pick up fresh roses. A dozen for $6.99. Obviously I won’t do this every week, so either I need to grow my own flower garden or the guy I’m currently seeing can surprise me with flowers.
Arranging the roses were a bit tricky, I should mention you’ll have to measure how much stem you’ll need to snip off each rose. The middle flower should be the tallest (or longest stem) and the surrounding flowers should be just a smidge shorter. Another tip: before having guests over, leave your rose vase in the fridge 30 mins prior. The cold and moisture will perk your flowers right up.
Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace
And while on the subject of roses and flower beds, always remember – the grass is not greener on the other side. It is green where you water it. Sprout with love and water your roots. Like flowers, we can also choose to bloom.