Tuesday, July 7, 2020

One Small Space, Two Functions: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through on my blog! Thanks so much for your continued support!


Hey, guys!  I am so excited to share this project with you. It was something that I should've done a long time ago, but it took being at home for 3 months to make it a priority.  I think the outcome shows what a huge impact just a few changes can make in a small space.  With the help of a few new things from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart,  my home office sitting area now doubles as a small home gym area.  I absolutely love the way it turned out.  

There were just a few things I needed to transform this space.  A large mirror, a durable area rug and a storage space that would hide all my workout gear!  The Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart had everything I needed and their reasonable prices worked well with my budget. 




I went with a beautiful, but durable, outdoor rug for this space.  The great thing about this rug is I can take it outside and hose it down if need be.  The colors and pattern go perfectly with the other furniture and decor I already had in this space.  

Link:  Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Are Rug

I also purchased this gorgeous, tufted storage ottoman for style and functionality.  It is a great place to store all my workout gear and can be easily moved out of the way when it is time to work out.  The tufting and nail-head trim add interest to the space and the size was perfect!  I absolutely love the way it looks in this room!

Link:  Tufted Storage Ottoman- 4 colors






Loving the new look of my sitting area!  

Link:  Knit Throw Pillow
Link:   Similar Arm Chair

Cozy, textured pillows keep the room looking warm and inviting!  I have a feeling I might spend more time relaxing in this space than working out! 



The last big item I added is leaning mirror. The metal, rivet details tie in well with the nail-head trim on my ottoman and chairs and I love the barnwood color finish.  

Link:  Rivet Leaning Mirror






Another bonus to adding the mirror is that it makes the space look a lot bigger!

I kept the decor simple since it will be moved frequently.  The galvanized tray makes it simple to move when I need to access my weights!  The cute wood and ceramic pieces are actually oil diffusers and keep the room smelling wonderful!  I added a candle holder I already had to complete the look.  Simple accessories can make a huge difference!





Link:  Wicking Flower Diffusuer
Link:  Floral Diffuser - Large
Link:  Floral Diffuser - Small
Link:  Galvanized Metal Tray
Link:  Similar Style Candle Holder








Since I think every room needs a natural touch, I brought in a pretty planter and fern.  I love the terrazzo design  on the planter and the colors are perfect in here! 

Link:  Terrazzo Planter

Now the room is complete and functions as both a little workout area and an office sitting area, I feel like I will use it so much more!  Jut proof you do not have to have a huge space to make a big impact...sometimes you just have to get creative! 

Now I have no excuse to skip a workout...




Having such a pretty space to be in will hopefully keep me motivated to get my workouts in!





I am so glad I got the project completed and this room functions as so much more than my office now.  Everything I added goes so well with the desk area in this space, too!










Don't be discouraged if you live in a smaller home or have a small area in your room that is unused...you will be surprised at what you can achieve by adding a few new items that fit your needs! Always work with the space you have and make the most if it!  I highly recommend checking out the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart for your next project! 


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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Weekend Porch Refresh: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

Today I am excited to partner with Better Homes & Gardens once again!  As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through on my blog! Thanks so much for your continued support!

Weekends are for impromptu porch makeovers, or at least this weekend was!  This makeover was one of those things that wasn't really on my to do list, but when I came across this macramé hanging chair from the Better Homes & Gardens line from Walmart, I decided it would be perfect for my porch!  After some drilling, some spray painting and some planting, my front porch is an inviting spot that welcomes you when you come over and is the perfect spot for me to enjoy my morning coffee!  I am so excited with the way it turned out!

Here is the before look...I love the bistro set but truth be told, those chairs just weren't comfortable.  




One day while browsing the Better Homes and Gardens outdoor furniture line for fun, I fell in love with their egg chair!  I wanted this chair so bad, but it was just too large for my space. This is what prompted me to want to do something new on my porch, I just didn't know what.  I wanted something kind of unique and unexpected, so when I came across the macramé hanging chair, I decided it would be perfect!



Since I have a pretty small space to work with, this chair is the perfect size.  Since it hangs, it gives the space a light and airy feel.  The macramé weave, pretty tassels and round shape add a whimsical touch.  I absolutely love it! Hoping my HOA feels the same and doesn't ask me to take it down!



 
The great thing about the chair is it comes with the hardware to hang it and the seat cushion!  The only thing I had to buy was the chain.  I found it for less than $3 at my local home improvement store.

The two darling, outdoor pillows finished off the look and were reasonable priced at under $15/each!


Link:  Tassel Swing Chair





I had a feeling I would be spending lots of mornings out here enjoying my coffee so I decided a small side table was a must.  This adorable, textured garden stool was the perfect solution.  The subtle design and texture adds some interest and compliments the chair!



If you live in Texas, you know the mosquitos are out in full force so I also picked up the cutest citronella candle.  Of course, I had to get one that went with the vibe I was going for.  Hopefully this will deter the mosquitos and I can enjoy the space in the evenings as well!


Once I had the porch all styled, it was time to accessorize!  Just a few potted plants and some lanterns were just enough to make the space look welcoming!





See those black, fluted planters?  Well they used to be brown.  The easiest little DIY transformation took place using a can of black spray paint I had in my garage, some chalk rock from my back patio and little dirt!  Seriously, the easiest DIY ever and I love how it turned out.  I just sprayed the pots black, waited an hour for it to dry, then took some damp potting soil and rubbed it all over the pots to give them an old, distressed look!  I finished it off by using the rock to "sand" the edges and on a few spots around the pot.  After a quick rinse, I added plants and called it done!

Before:  I actually like this color, but wanted more contrast for my space.



After:



Find the pots here...

(I could not find the link for the large one, but you can find them in store!)

Along with the planters, a few pretty lanterns completed the look.  At night time they add the prettiest glow.  Of course I will probably not leave these out all of the time, but will definitely use them when we are enjoying an evening out front or when I am welcoming guest into my home!  When I am not using them out here, I can use them indoors or on my back patio!  I love buying things that can be used in a variety of ways.







The white, lattice lanterns came with batter operated candles inside.  I love that they flicker and create the prettiest glow!  To bring in a little more soft light, I added fairy lights to the black lantern. Aren't they fun?

Shop these items here...

Link:  Lattice Lantern - Small
Link:  Lattice Lantern - Large






I am seriously smitten with this porch at night...




Not so bad for a quick weekend refresh and easy DIY!  I couldn't be more pleased with the new look!

Before:






If a weekend patio or porch refresh is in your future, I highly recommend checking out the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart!  I absolutely love their line of high quality products for such great prices!  They have a wide variety of products that fit all styles. 

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Simple Spring Updates: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

Today I am excited to partner with Better Homes & Gardens once again!  As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through on my blog! Thanks so much for your continued support!


Being at home these past few months had me craving a little bit of change. One of my favorite things to do in spring is to update my rooms with a fresh new look.  I wanted to add a little color to liven up my neutral spaces but didn't want to go crazy.  I  decided to add a few touches here and there for a new look and found everything I needed from the Better Homes & Gardens line, sold exclusively at Walmart.  I love their line because they have such great, quality products and their prices are so reasonable.  The best part is you can shop from home because they have such a great selection online! 

I've always loved blush pink. It reminds me of spring and summer and is easy to mix in with neutrals.  I also love the contrast of pink and grays so it was the perfect color to use in my home.  





First up, I selected a few things to switch to my living room.  Just by adding in new throw pillows and a cozy throw blanket, I achieved a fresh new look.  I say it all the time, but throw pillows are such an affordable way to get a new look without spending a ton of money!







I love the texture these pillows add to the room and the tassels add a fun touch.  The color is the perfect shade of  blush and exactly what I had been searching for.  They are so affordable and such great quality!  The trellis design pairs well with the striped pillows I already owned. 

Link:  Trellis Tassel Pillow (2 colors)
*The color says coral, but it is a true blush color in person*

To keep the room balanced, I added a blush pink, Aztec print throw blanket over in my reading nook area.  Super soft, cozy and stylish...the perfect affordable find to bring in more color to this room!




Link:  Blush Sherpa Throw Blanket (lots of patterns)


Speaking of cozy and stylish, I also added a faux fur pillow to this chair on the other side of the room.  I love the hint of color it adds without being the exact same shade as the other pillows.  This pillow comes in lots of fun colors and is very affordable!  The Better Homes & Gardens line has so many great pillow options!





Link:  Faux Fur Pillow (6 colors, 2 sizes)


A few pops of color made a huge difference!




Next up was the dining area...I used a collection of decorative vases from the Better Homes & Gardens line to bring in a sprinkle of color to my dining room.  I love these because they can be used just about anywhere in my home...together or separate....with or without flowers or faux stems...the possibilities are endless!  






Link:  Large Cream Textured Vase
Link:  Gray Textured Vase

Link:  Similar Shag Area Rug


Probably the easiest decorating I have ever done was arranging the collection of vases on my dining table...but look at how great they look!  The colors and textures add so much to this space.  They totally brightened up this area and work so well with the items I added to the living room.  When the time comes to entertain again, I can add fresh flowers to create a beautiful, but super easy, centerpiece! 







Can you spy something else that is new?  This purchase was a little bit of an impulse buy...being stuck at home for the past few months makes you do these things!  










If you guessed new barstools then you are right!  I came across these while I was online shopping and really loved how well they went with my Better Homes & Gardens dining chairs!  Once I saw the price, I was sold!

Link:  Metal Counter Stool (more colors and sizes)


These stools are such great quality and so affordable!  They are pretty heavy as well so if you have little ones at home, I would recommend these...they are so sturdy!  I love the way they tie in the dining room to the kitchen now!







And since I was on a blush pink theme...I also ordered these adorable bowls.  My plan was to use them on my open shelves, but I loved having them displayed on my island so that is where they are for now.  Small touches go a long way....









And of course I had to add pink, iced sugar cookies...for décor purposed only (or maybe not)! 




So that is a little spring décor update from here!  I was pleasantly surprised at what a huge impact adding just a few touches here and there made! I am really loving the fun pops of color and am excited to have a new look for spring and summer!  If your home is in need of a little refresh, make sure to check out the Better Homes & Gardens line available at Walmart!  They have so many great items at such a affordable prices!






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Friday, April 17, 2020

Functional and Stylish Entryway Makeover on a Budget: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

Today I am excited to partner with Better Homes & Gardens once again!  As a BHG Stylemaker, I am honored to work with this amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through on my blog! Thanks so much for your continued support!

I don't know about you, but I always love a good before and after, especially when the after look was completed on a tight budget of under $300! Take a look at this fun entryway makeover I recently completed. 





The before...a clean slate to work with.  We needed to dress it up while keeping it functional.





Since this area is the first space you see when you walk in the front door, I wanted to keep it simple and clean but I also wanted it to feel warm and welcoming.  I cam across this awesome hall tree from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart and knew it was the perfect piece for this space!  I love the mixed materials of weathered wood and metal. 





Added storage is always nice but with this piece there is no sacrificing style for functionality, it gives you both!

Link:  BHG Hall Tree





In order to cozy up the entry and define the space in this open area, I added this beautiful geometric, shag rug from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart.  I love the texture it adds to the area and the light color brightens up the space.  It was so inexpensive and the quality is great!





Link:  BHG Diamond Rug

To add some interest, I used a f
ew throw pillows, a few lanterns and a potted plant.  Simple touches made a huge impact and gave it a finished look!  All items were very affordable!






I absolutely love the faux leather throw pillow.  It adds in a new texture and pairs well with the industrial look.  The soft, Sherpa throw pillow keeps things cozy and warm!  I always have the best luck finding inexpensive, but stylish, throw pillows from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart!


Link:  Faux Leather Pillow (4 colors)
Link:  Abstract Shag Pillow


To add a little ambiance to the space, I used two large candle lanterns from the Better Homes & Gardens line.  Although we wanted the space to give a sleek, modern feel, the candles make it feel warm and welcoming when you walk in.  To add another soft glow, I added an industrial rope light I already owned.  All pieces are very simple in design and the metal ties in well with the hall tree! 





Link:  BHG Metal Lantern- Medium
Link:  BHG Metal Lantern- Large
Link:  Similar Cage Pendant

For functionality, I used a wood crate, from the Better Homes & Gardens line, paired with a vintage locker basket.  These are great for storage and keep things looking tidy!










With a budget of under $300, this entryway is complete!  If you have an area that needs a fresh, new look, I highly recommend shopping the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart.  They have so many affordable, high quality options that fit any style!  I love that you can shop online and have everything delivered to your door!

Check out their line of home products here: Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart


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