Love this space.

That’s all I got – I just love this space.  Two of my favorite colors right now – teal and antique green.  Plus, who isn’t into gold right now.  I’m traditionally a silver girl, but I’m totally loving this look.  Still waiting on that great house so I can decorate away. 

T-Shirt Quilts

I have a box at my parents’ house with all my t-shirts from high school, and have started to do the same in my apartment in Minneapolis.  Sometimes you can’t wear a t-shirt anymore, but just can’t throw it away or give it to Good Will.  This is a great solution: a t-shirt quilt.   They only use the front (or back) part of the shirt, so if you have any unsightly stains or rips, you can easily cover them up!  Plus, how great would this be to pass on to future generations?  Just please, whatever you do, refrain from re-living your high school days, no matter how cool you think you were. 

Inexpensive Vases

I saw a similar DIY project in Martha Stewart a few months back and planned on creating these inexpensive vases, but never got around to it.  Now, after finding a similar post on apartmenttherapy.com, I think it is about time to complete this project!  Check out the simple directions below to add paint to the interior of any glass bottle and create unique, one-of-a-kind vases.  Martha also suggests getting colored glass and using white paint to accentuate the tinted glass.  How easy is this?

  • After finding some bottles with great shape and detail, remove the labels, clean the inside and let them dry out completely.
  • Next, pour a good size dollop of paint into the bottom of the bottle. The color options here are endless. This set is monochromatic, but a few bold contrasting pieces would be quite nice as well.
  • With the paint in the bottle, you will have to slowly rotate the bottle to get the paint to coat the entire interior of the bottle. Depending on the opacity of the paint, this might require two coats. (Acrylic paint will work for this as it will adhere to the glass, but note that you shouldn’t fill the bottle with water later.)
  • Let it dry thoroughly and you are all set.

Color

I love color.  Anyone who sets foot in my apartment or sees my wardrobe knows this.  I stumbled across a site called Sensational Color that dissects everything you could ever want to know about color.  It is amazing.  I was exploring the site and found a section on what colors mean.  I love green and have a lot of it in my home.

  How the color green affects us physically

  • Soothes
  • Relaxes mentally, as well as physically
  • Helps alleviate depression, nervousness, and anxiety
  • Offers a sense of renewal, self-control, and harmony

Sounds good to me!  I think I’ll keep it in my color palate.  Check out what your favorite color means at http://sensationalcolor.com/color-meaning-symbolism-and-psychology/.