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30 by 30 – No. 14 Finally Decorate My Patio

Posted by: Maggie

I’m doing 29 up big! I plan to accomplish a number of things, better define the kind of person that I am and want to be, and have a fun year doing it! Follow along as I check things off my 30 by 30 list!

I’m really excited about this one! I’ve been talking about decorating the patio of our various apartments for the last 6 years, ask Josh! Every time the weather heats up I talk about wanting to sit on the patio with my coffee or a cocktail and read a book. I just never could decided on the decor that I wanted and could afford. But I’ve finally done it, and on the cheap!

I’m super proud of my little space. Although, once I have money for it, I’d like to hang curtains and get a larger rug, but for now I think it’s just lovely!

1. Kid’s Plastic Adirondack Chair by Adams Mfg. from Lowes $7; 2. Throw Pillow from Target $5 on sale; 3. Fish patio lights, gift from my mom (I think she got them at Cost Plus); 4. Sage Plant from Trader Joe’s $2.50 in green metal pot from Target’s $1 section; 5. Basil Plants from Trader Joe’s $5.99 in metal ice bucket my mom loaned/gave me;  6. Rosemary Plant from Trader Joe’s $2.50 in yellow metal pot from Target’s $1 section; 7. Crate from Michael’s, I bought it a couple years ago I don’t remember how much it was; 8. Red Area Rug from Ikea, $5; 9. Marius Stool from Ikea, $6; 10. Throw Pillows from Target, $5 each; 11. Green Plastic Adirondack Chairs from Target, $17.

Grand Total $80! Awesome!

What do you think? Do you have an outdoor projects you’re working on this summer?

Cranky Living: Renew, Refresh, Redecorate

Posted by: Maggie

There is something about the arrival of warm weather in the spring, and even warmer weather in the summer, that makes me want to redecorate the house. Before Eleanor was born, I would usually want to repaint, now I’m too tired to deal with repainting an apartment we might not live in another year. The last few years I’ve just been doing little things, like getting a new vase, rearranging the living room furniture, getting a new potted succulent for the front door.

This year, thanks to my 30 by 30 list (specifically #s 8 & 14) I’ve decided to take on some bigger projects.  I’m in the middle of redecorating the patio, Eleanor’s room, and our bedroom.

I’ve been using Pinterest to collect my decor ideas. Here is some of my inspiration:


Eleanor’s Room

Master Bedroom

The bedroom still needs a lot of work. I’m going for a yellow, gray & white theme. So far I only have a new duvet cover and sheets. I hope to have everything finished by the end of August at the latest.

Eleanor’s room needs a few more pieces. It’s a bright butterfly theme, by her request.  It’s almost done. We’ve got a new quilt and sheets, a new lamp, some butterfly decals for two of the walls. I just need some more art for the walls and I’m thinking about making a mobile. We’ll see. I hope to have it done in the next few weeks.

I should have the patio done this weekend! I’ve got new chairs with pillows, a rug, a little table, some lights, It just needs one or two finishing touches. I’ll have photos for you next week!

If you have any suggestions or see anything that you think will fit with my room inspirations comment below! And you can always following my design inspirations over at Pinterest!