finishing touches

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Decorating an apartment on a budget takes time and patience. Here are some finishing touches that I have my eye on. My place is almost done and I cannot wait to share it with you early next year. Quite the wait but it will be worth it. Trust me. You do trust me, don't you?! Can't wait to do a little shopping with Lesley this weekend!

 1. Mirror framed mirror, West Elm $149  2. Spoon rest, Crate and Barrel - $7.95 
3. Illume Boulangerie jar, Anthropologie - $16  4. Zinc letter, Anthropologie - $18  5. Suitcase journal, Anthropologie - $25  6. Charleston clock, Pottery Barn - $39  7. Capri blue jar candle, Anthropologie - $28

I may even take the plunge and do a little painting. Determined to make a statement that may have been inspired by Monday's color pop. Did you see that one? My apartment is very white so it will be interesting to see what happens with that one. I have been talking about painting for a yearAlaina + Alex think I should do it!

Would you paint a black or charcoal gray accent wall?
Are there any accessories that you are wanting to purchase for your home?

17 comments

  1. I love color, so I would totally paint an accent wall-well, I tend to paint everything actually. I love the details you are eye-ing and will keep checking back for the big reveal! xoxo

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  2. Forget pictures, I want to come visit!!!!! :)

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  3. Capri Blue is my most favorite candle of all time! I'm so excited to see your place all finished...eeek!

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  4. I agree on the painting. You wont regret adding a pop of color. Anthropologie candles are my favorite. I love both of these.

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  5. Love the frame mirror from West Elm! You know my vote for painting, go with a stencil!! If your gonna make a statement, it takes the cake :) I'm around for stencil therapy whenever ya need!

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  6. I say do it! I can't wait to see the result. That West Elm mirror is just perfect. I love it!

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  7. IT really does take time, right?! We need so many things for our house it's not even funny, we can't even get rid of some boxes and clutter on the floor because we don't have enough furniture! Moving from a 2 bdrm apt in Chi to a big 4 bdrm house in Lou is awesome but feels kind of empty still, haha! These are great picks and I think a black/charcoal accent wall will be awesome!

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  8. It does take time and then a year or two later, you are ready for something new! I just put those anthro letters in my kitchen. Love them!

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  9. I love that cute spoon rest! Great finds.

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  10. Definitely takes time...I am decorating on a budget right now as well !! Love the idea of charcoal gray!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  11. The Capri blue candle is my most favorite smell in the world!

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  12. that candle is one of my favs!

    and ikea has an alarm clock similar to that for $5 - i have it :)

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  13. Early next year?!?! At least give us some sneak peaks along the way. :)

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  14. It's so hard being on a tight budget and trying to decorate. Everything always looks so cute and way too pricey. I love your picks, they would be great things to add.

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  15. i'm with colleen - at LEAST a sneak peak!!

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