Unique Decorative Wall Hooks

I’m probably giving you all decorating whiplash at this point after talking about painting our entry, fixing up our bar cart, hanging new drapes in our office, and fixing up our kitchen eat-in area all within the past few weeks. Of course it’d make the most sense to completely finish one or two of these before starting anything else but what fun would it be for me to not throw some more decorating chaos into the mix? So I’m adding in a project that’s long, long overdue – finishing up my tween daughter’s bedroom that I remodeled almost a year ago. Remember it?

Tween bedroom in bold shades of green, blue, and yellow

There’s a large wall in her room that’s totally bare and needing some pizzazz to match the rest of this colorful space. My daughter and I have been collecting purses for months with a plan to create a decorative wall of purses to store all of her many “little things”. Notepads, animal figurines, lip balms…the list goes on and on of all of the little things that she loves to collect but we haven’t found a great home for.

And after finding two more purses on clearance at Target last week, we finally have enough to create our wall!

Colorful purses for kids room wall art

The only thing we have left to figure out is the type of wall hooks to hang the purses from. Because plain ole generic wall hooks aren’t going to cut it – I wanted to find something fun and unique that my daughter loves. After a ton of searching I came up with some great ones for her to choose from. I thought you guys might like seeing them too in case you’re on the look-out for cool hooks for projects of your own.

Any favorites? I’m rooting for numbers six and eight but the decision is totally up to my little one. I’ll let you know what she decides and hopefully we’ll have a fun new purse wall to share with you all in the next few weeks!


Kitchen Eat-in Area – Changes Are A Coming…

Pottery Barn

Do you guys sometimes wonder if I’m missing some pretty standard rooms in my home? Where does this girl sleep? I’ve never seen even a peek of her bedroom. And where does her family eat? There’s no kitchen table in sight. Do they have a family room to hang out and watch tv in or do they just sit in the living room at night and stare at each other? I figured I’d share one of those not-yet-done, rarely-seen-on-the-blog spaces today since it’s moved its way up near the top of my to-do list: our kitchen eat-in area. I’d love to be able […]

February’s Best of the Nest

Vintage modern rustic dining room

Bye-bye, see you later, good riddance February! I can’t wait to welcome March on Sunday – even though she can start out a little crabby, by the end of March she’s usually giving us a few lovely teases of spring. And along with simply wanting to be outside without ten layers of clothing on, there’s a growing list of outdoor spray painting projects that this girl needs to knock out. #diybloggerproblems Let’s close out the month with some beautiful inspiration by sharing some favorite February projects, starting with our amazing Guest of the Nest this month – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof. Jenna’s blog is […]

A Fireplace Plan (Finally), A New Fashion Line, & Target Finds

Walker Zanger Sterling Row tile

I’ve been talking about remodeling our living room fireplace for who knows how long. Every time I think I have a good plan, it falls apart for one reason or another. Most recently I was loving the idea of totally replacing my mantelpiece with a salvaged farmhouse one that I found locally but later realized that it was too tall. As is pretty much every other cool mantelpiece out there since I’m working with ceilings that are only 7 1/2 foot tall and an average height mantelpiece leaves only a small, crammed amount of wall space above it. But I think I actually have […]

My Home’s Paint Colors

Our Home's Paint Colors (Driven by Decor)

I’ve been juggling a bunch of projects the past few weeks including FINALLY being on the home stretch of painting our foyer. If all it involved was slapping on a coat of paint, I would have been done weeks ago but our walls and trim were a mess. It’s been days of endless prep work – nail filling, sanding, caulking, and sealing the residual wallpaper paste. Yuck. And I totally changed my mind about the color – I’m anxious to see what you guys think! In the meantime, I’d love to share the paint colors from the rest of our home with you. Good paint […]

Decorating Inspiration: Flowering Branches

House Beautiful

I’ve definitely had too much of winter at this point (you too?) so it’s no surprise that I’m finding myself drawn to these gorgeous spaces with colorful flowering branches. Can you imagine how much less life these rooms would have without them? And I love that even the most inexperienced of decorators can throw a few flowering branches into a vase (which can be as simple as a glass wine jug) and turn a ho-hum space into something stunning.  If you’re not sure where to look for flowering branches, I’ve had luck at florists and smaller, high-end grocery stores. Also, they have some beautiful ones at Terrain that are […]