Who doesn’t love a little glitter in their lives? Add in the glow of a candle, and you’re all set.
This glitter candle was probably the easiest Have & Make yet. Spray the inside of a small vase or candle holder with spray adhesive, sprinkle and shake around with glitter until the surface area of the vase is completely covered. I would recommend using the larger flakes of glitter as opposed to the very fine powdery variety – you get more impact of the shimmering flakes through the glass than you would with the latter.
Style the candle simply (a little glitter goes a long way) with books, and a natural element like flowers or a plant. Look at you glow!
I felt glitter was a fitting topic for today because I’m headed off again to a bachelorette party for my future sister-in-law in Las Vegas, where everything glitters (but everything that glitters isn’t gold, if you know what I mean).
Have a SHIMMERY and SHINY Thursday. (I know I will!)
‘Details with’ invites one of my favorite DIY and styling bloggers, Rebecca from A Daily Something, to show us three unique details from her home that make her smile!
ONE A wrought iron garden table, vintage tool chest and a Pyrex decanter. All three are tag sale purchases from last weekend and they have been happily placed in a corner in my home. I’ve been looking for a way to store my craft supplies, and this tool box is just perfect. TWO A handpainted vase. From a thrift store! Recently, I’ve been inspired by Justina Blakeney to add more color into my life! This vase does just the trick. THREE A pile of vintage matchboxes and spools. After I got home with a new vintage tin, I discovered these matchboxes inside. They’re now displayed on my desk in my bedroom. I love all the unique designs!
I’m so happy to have had Rebecca’s favorite details of her home on House of Earnest today!
In other news, I’m on Lark + Linen today sharing on Jacquelyn’s Bits and Pieces column – head over to hear a random fact, my can’t-live-without item, and what I’m currently coveting!
Also- Get ready for an awesome Have & Make tomorrow… It’s gonna be good (and glittery!)
Drawer pulls are one of those things that always delight me, and these beauties from Anthropologie have me seriously scheming for a few DIY projects I need to do around the house. Cabinet hardware is just so easy switch out and can make a world of a different on a piece that needs new life.
They’re simply stunning, aren’t they? Which is your favorite?
Have a PERFECT Monday!
p.s. we have some wonderful things planned for this week! Our second ‘Details with’ column features one of my FAVE diy-ers and I have a sparkling Have & Make that is so easy you’ll be amazed!
ONE sardinia knob from anthropologie, $12 ea; TWO Sea Finds V original abstract watercolor $65 from Louisest Art; THREE Helping Hands ceramic catch-all dish $12 at Urban Outfitters: FOUR Perfectly beachy and cozy all wrapped into one – Paisley Collection Bedding from $35 to $475 from ABC home; FIVE Design House Stockholm Manana floor lamp, $229 from House and Hold.
It’s been absolutely amazing here this week. The weather is warm, rainy, and overcast which may bum some of you out, but I love how the green of the trees seems to just glow in these conditions. I got married on a beautiful spring day like this and each time we have one, it just makes me feel all of the love and happiness that I felt during that time in my life. We also headed to a wedding this weekend out of town, which is probably compounding those feelings!
I hope you all have an amazing weekend lined up, whether it’s traveling for an event like we are, or staying home and relaxing. Happy Friday!
Not only do I have a very strong desire to live in a home that feels collected, global inspired, and warm; but I also have a very strong desire to live abroad at some point. In due time, in due time!
Regardless of that, this home in the sunny south of Spain has so many beautiful features. The hardwood flooring throughout was installed by the owner who is a carpenter and the white plaster walls and ceilings only highlight the level of amazing woodwork that is present. Breezy windows with gauzy coverings add to the feeling of restfulness.
I just such a big fan of the various colors and textures that make this home feel cozy, chic, and rustic all at once.
How do you feel? Perfectly ecclectic, or too much for your taste?
Victoria from Vmac+Cheese shares with us her three favorite little home details:
ONE A fluted and footed milk glass bowl, right now hanging out next to some cheery orange ranunculus. I got this little bowl from High Street Market several years ago. Kelly always finds the best stuff, seriously. TWO Pretty napkins that Elizabeth sent me from her store, Stone Textile. I love how neutral they are, but will pair so well with bright place settings! THREE A salad plate I use to add some extra depth and interest to a Capri Blue candle from Anthro. Lately I’ve been keeping this candle and plate on our entry table. It makes the house smell so good and makes me smile every time I walk in the door.
A special thanks to Victoria for being our inagural guest on ‘Details With’!
I came across this beautiful sunroom design by Emily Henderson and loved the way two bold chairs and fun punchy pattern in emerald green made the entire room come alive. White walls, white flowy curtains, and bright open windows certainly keep the emerald from overtaking. It is fresh, pretty, and makes a statement.
How do you feel about the splash of emerald? Is it something you’ll willing to try this spring?
I just got in late yesterday from a wild weekend in Las Vegas, but I’m here for a quick before and after transformation for your Monday.
Last week, I stopped by my mother-in-law’s house to recover these Pottery Barn ‘Tanner’ stools for her with a really funky and fun pattered faux leather. Her house has a lot of really fun touches, and these stools are no exception. The rest of this room is relatively free of pattern, so the stools make a big statement for being so small.
Also, I get a lot of questions about the upholstery gun I use, and to all of you who have an air compressor, buying an upholstery gun for the compressor is a quick solution and makes projects like this really fast (I did two stools in an hour), but is moderately pricey at around$100. For people who either don’t have a compressor, or for beginners who don’t want the financial investment, I highly recommend this Power Shot Pro for about $20.
Have a GREAT Monday!
P.S. For those of you who were following along on instagram this weekend, I had a fabulous time in Vegas, but could have used a tad more sleep before getting my week started. I suppose I’ll have to catch up this weekend!
ONE My dining room centerpiece right now with a turquoise antique tobacco tin, my favorite Jonathan Adler candle, and some purple flowering branches. TWO stacked boxes on my bedroom shelves THREE my kitchen sink where we stack our cutting boards and a little shot of color.
Exciting news! Today I’m announcing a new regular column! ‘Details With’ is going to showcase three detail photos from the homes of some of my favorite names in blogging and design. It’s short, sweet, and gives you a glimpse inside the homes of others (which we all secretly love). Whether it’s a little trinket, vignette, or decorative touch on a bigger piece, sometimes it’s the little things that make us happy in our homes.
Twice a month, we’ll feature the home of someone new, so keep coming back to see the small things in life that make us smile. I have someone special lined up for the first feature and you’re gonna love it!
Have a HAPPY Wednesday!
P.S. At 3pm today, stop by Second St Eastfor Michelle’s seasonal column ‘Hump Day Happy Hour’ to see my first choice for summer sipping!
Hi, I'm Erin!
House of Earnest is the place for Home Decor, Hand Made Projects and Party Style made easy. My style is simple, natural, rustic and slightly modern. Take a look around, leave a comment and have fun! That's the whole point, right?