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Today, I’m currently coveting a new side table. I’m itching for new couches and with new couches comes new accessories like side tables!

This one from I.O. Metro fits perfectly. I love the aluminum and the shape and the price isn’t that bad either. ($199) My cheap side does wish it was under $100 but I love the height and base so I may have to get this for our house!

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I have a serious obsession to trays. Decorative or functional, it doesn’t really matter – they all work for me. I really, really love the beautiful, expensive ones that are more like art than a useable object but those usually aren’t in my price range. Picking one up from TJ Maxx or Target is way more my style!

This is one from Target and is my new fave! I love the orange (of course) and the wood on the outside is perfect for fall. It also looks really great on our entryway buffet.

This tray is more functional but still pretty! It is from a restaurant supply store and has come in handy for our spray painted bar cart. I like being able to cluster items like this together and still have it look good, simply because they’re on a tray.

This is a melamine one, again from Target, and was used for serving food at a party but is now a nice added color to our bar cabinet in the kitchen. I really like how it looks under the cork mirror and next to the navy chevron lamp.

This pretty is going to look so good on our ottoman when it gets a makeover! I can’t wait to see the blue against the grey stripes of that fabric.

This tray is from Ross and was quite a find for $6.99! It sits on the table behind our sofa. I love the natural texture to it but this area has never looked quite ‘right’ to me. I think the table may need a makeover but at least Memaw’s stool is looking good!

This tray has been in many spots in our house but is currently in our bedroom. I like that it doesn’t have a front or back so you can really see the beautiful books. Don’t mind the nightstand – there is a plan for it and I can’t wait to get it done!

Last, but not least, the tray I have had the longest. This used to be black and was the first decorative item I purchased after Conner and I got married. I love it so much more now that it is white with chevron fabric and holding some of my jewelry!

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I have several friends who are building new homes and renovating their current ones. It makes me so jealous of all the decisions they get to make with how their house is laid out and the materials they get to use!

I saw this picture on Pinterest this weekend and I became super jealous of whoever gets to live here! What a gorgeous butler’s pantry and a total dream come true. The white cabinetry and silver leafed walls make this room a perfect beauty. I wouldn’t complain about this space!

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This weekend I spruced up our lampshade that sits on the bar in the breakfast nook. This was a quick and easy project that started after I repainted our kitchen walls (yes, the same walls I painted less than two years ago…more on that later).

I LOVE how it turned out. Chevron, of course, in navy this time and it pops off of the green curtains so perfectly! The grey walls make a world of difference to me as well. Here is how I did this project that took about 30 minutes…

When we moved the furniture back in and started hanging things on the wall again, I realized the lampshade was blending into the cork mirror way too much for my taste and it needed a quick little update.

These are the supplies you’ll need: lampshade, fabric (I cut off part of a large piece of fabric I already had, I think it was about 1/2 yard), scissors and hot glue gun. I used the Premier Prints ZigZag Twill Blue off of Fabric.com. It was only $7.48/yard but less than that for this project since I only needed half of that amount – score!

For me, the first step was to remove the old fabric that I had used. While I do love this fabric, it was a little too blah for a small corner that needed some pep and pizzazz. The navy chevron is much better!

To start, cut the fabric into four section for each of the four sides of the shade. If you try to just roll the shade on the fabric, it won’t be straight so it is better to use four sections and glue each individually.

You’ll end up with four sections just like this. Two for the large sides and two for the small sides.

I worked with the two large side pieces first. I placed the shade on the big piece and cut off any massive excess so there wouldn’t be an extra-large seam glued on the inside of the shade.

To make a nice edge without any sewing, I folded a small seam and glued it using a thin bead of hot glue. I folded it again so that the inside of the first fold was tucked under again and all you could see was the first, nice seam. This was then folded over the lip of the shade and glued on the inside with again, a thin bead of hot glue.

Once one side was glued, I moved to the other side and followed the same instructions: fold, glue, fold, glue, fold and glue. The only problem with this side of the lamp are the metal spokes where the lightbulb goes.

All you have to do is cut a little ‘v’ in the fabric to fold on either side of the metal piece and it will fit perfectly without flapping up and over the side of the shade.

The corners are a little trickier but by folding and tucking them into the corner, you should be able to get the look you want. For me, there is no right or wrong, it just has to look right to you. None of my corners are the same (oh, the horror!) but I think it looks just fine!

For the side pieces, I wanted a clean look so I glued the edges down and made a nice seam on all sides. This big piece attached to the side of the shade with hot glue. The bonus of this technique is that it covers up the edges from the large side pieces that had already been attached.

And when you’re finished, you’ll have a beautiful and ‘new’ lampshade! I love how this looks and finally stands out from the cork mirror behind it.

The angled chevron works for me against these traditional, big patterned drapes. I love the contrast between the two of them!

Here is a final look at the before and after of our kitchen lampshade. Let me know if you try something similar – I would love to see a picture!

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Have you ever heard a designer (on TV or in real life) talk about a “little moment” in a home? Each little moment in our house is simply a small vignette and opportunity to showcase some of our style on a smaller scale.

This might be one of my favorites. My friend, Jackie, gave us the monogrammed chevron platter as a housewarming gift and it is perfect for us! The tray was a great clearance find at Pottery Barn (I love their clearance specials, especially when they include anything orange) and the apothecary jar holds our latest collection of used wine corks. I continue to collect these – they are great jar fillers and you never know if another mirror needs a cork frame!

Love this horse head from Target. This time, he got an update with a pedestal of books. Design books and coffee table books are such great ways to add some color and personality in a room. You can tell a lot by someone’s books they have displayed!

Our blue bar cart is still one of my favorite pieces in our house. The little moment going on here with another apothecary jar of wine corks, cocktail shaker and glass decanters definitely lets people know we are here to have fun and we want you to have fun with us!

This vignette always trips people up. I’ll let you in on the secret – the herbs are fake! Seriously. I got a trio of herbs from Target a couple of years ago and they are holding up great!

What little moments are happening in your house? Right now is the perfect time to add in some sand and shells to celebrate summer as well as pull in bright colors and have some fun!

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Our front entryway is a fun one for me to change-up. I use the same basics – the table I DIY’d, mirror, lamp and lanterns – but like to switch up the other accessories. I still have some tweaks and adjustments I want to make to this area but the walls are freshly painted and so are the crown molding and baseboards so its a start!

Pretty much the same as last time just a little different, right? I filled the lanterns on the floor with the string moss/grass you can get at Hobby Lobby and put candles in the middle of them. Now that I look at this, the candles are crooked. Whoops!

The orchid is from Whole Foods, one of my new favorite OKC places. Our Whole Foods is pretty new and is a really great source for inexpensive flowers. The moss-wrapped letter hanging on the mirror is still the same from last year. I’m so happy it still looks good!

I love this tray I got from Target. It was pretty cheap and isn’t fancy at all but I thought the colors were perfectly bright for the summer! I’ve had the decorating books for a while and they are capped off with a John Derian plate and delicious smelling candle. Now that the wall is down, this one candle smells up our entire living area. So much easier than having one candle in each room!

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Its been a while since I did one of these, but I’m back with a new Currently Coveting feature! This one is gorgeous and from one of my favorites, Wisteria.

This sunburst mirror is made out of camel bone and is so unique! I love it and love the shapes of the individual sun rays or bursts or whatever you want to call them. Love it all…just don’t like the price tag. At $749 this one is pretty pricey! Woof. Future DIY project?

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