brilliant organizational idea

so as i decide to stay at home for another 2 years to save for a house – it’s an attempt, we’ll see how long it lasts – i need to “move back in” to my parents house. i’ve been moving out for the past 5 years, but now with this decision comes a need to get organized. get rid of the old college stuff. make my space work for me like i need it to. i stumbled across this idea for shoe organization on well worn:

this is a super easy, fast, cheap DIY that you could pull together quickly during the weekend – or even on a weeknight!

1. chair rail or moulding measured to the available length in your closet or on a wall

2. spray paint of choice

3. hammer and nails

4. pretty knobs

spray paint the chair rail and let dry thoroughly; attach knobs for flats; hang in your closet or on a wall; put your shoes up; toast a glass of champagne to your handiness.

lust vs. must, urn table lamps

restoration hardware never fails to impress me – i walk in the store and i long to take everything home with me. i especially love their lighting – and, no pun intended here, but the lightness of some of their table lamps.

particularly, i love the palladian crystal urn lamp. but with a heftier price tag ($455 without the shade or lightbulb) it’s just not in my price range. enter (i know, again!) amazon. there’s a solution to everything on amazon. and for this we have lamps plus possini crystal urn table lamp (with a more reasonable price tag of $179…it’s on sale right now, so chop chop).

restoration hardware vs. an amazon find ($500 vs. $180!)

lust vs. must, vintage style suitcases

i’ve been seeing a lot of high end inspiration so as i’ve begun to scheme plan the design for my next home (aka apartment). i always find myself highly inspired by the finer things in life that come with extraordinarily overbearing price tags. enter amazon. (and no, this is not a sponsored post)…

amazon is a wonderful thing. you can seriously find just about anything – i’m not even kidding. if you’re looking for something, and can’t find it, let me know, i’ll find it for you.

so there are these trunks at restoration hardware. and i love the overall idea of them (and fall in love with photos that show use of vintage suitcases). they are a little pricey and not exactly the look i’m going for. so enter amazon. where i find something that is in line with my intentions for my living room and doesn’t break the bank. we’re talking 3 of these that fit my style for the cost of one of restoration’s.

what’s your best lust vs. must?

restoration hardware: lust
amazon suitcases: must

ps – for a look more similar to the restoration ones (i’m going for very light, and metallic) check out these trunks