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If you can’t tell already, I love finding inexpensive ways to update my decor. With the money I save, I am able to blend the cheap chic pieces with more expensive items that I really want. I’ve collected some great finds over the past few years and wanted to share my favorites.
Rustic Wood Basket:
My mom used it to store tools in her garage and was going to throw it away. I love it to stack up my throw blankets in next to the fireplace.
In addition to fashion and home decor, my biggest passion in life is football. It’s the just the best, and explains why I accomplish nothing on the weekends from August to February.
One of my favorite players, JJ Watt recently posted a picture of his defensive player of the year (should have been MVP) award with an awesome rustic wooden flag hanging in the background.
This arrived today. #Motivation. So many guys helped earn this. Thank you Crick, Pickett, @jerrell_powe57 Browner, @pagan_97 @brooksreed58 Simon, @brian56cushing @merci380 @themikeymo @akeemdent Tug, Tarp, @merci380 Ankrah, @reemboi25 @ajbouye D-Mo, @drehal29 @therealjjoe24 @jungleboi_swaggg Eddie P, @joshaubrey37 @im_klewis21 D-Man.
Since it was a non-football season Saturday, I decided making one that looked like it would be my weekend project.
I’ve been on a great journey to remodel my basement into a more livable space. When I bought my house, it was just sort of giant and empty with lots of spiders. I’ve been chipping away at it as I find good deals on pieces and materials– it’s hard for me to justify spending a lot on rooms I don’t use every day! With a basement it’s so easy to just leave the project when you’re sick of working on it and not have to sit and look at what you’re not done with.
I decided to create a gym/’mancave’ in the entry room to the basement. Mancave is the working title–any ideas on what to call rooms where single girls watch lots of football? I’ve been collecting vintage Minnesota football items as inspiration for the room. I’m hoping it makes the room a little more chic/ a little less beer commercial.
I’ve done everything from stripping paint of cabinets, to building walls, and installing 500 square feet of tile floors in the basement, but one of the easiest little projects I did was a gold dipped table to use as a stand for a tv.
I wanted some sort of stand to place the tv for my gym on but I didn’t want it to take up too much space. (I obviously need lots of open space in the gym I don’t actually use…). I checked out target looking for a deal on side tables with no luck, so my next option was to raid my parents house for something to ‘borrow’. I found this little raw wood table under a tablecloth and negotiated my way into taking it home.
I decided to paint it a clean white to keep things simple, but noticed my collection of gold spray paint as I was grabbing the paint can. I thought it would be fun to add a little pop of gold on the bottom of the table legs.
Here’s how to make it: