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    May 28, 2015
    Killing It

    A cool, minimalist take on the classic motivational poster. $26 at Urban Outfitters.


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    May 22, 2015
    DIY: Upcycle Your Vintage Plates

    Like me, you’ve probably seen smartly updated vintage plates like these available on Etsy. Finally there’s DIY for making your own. Honestly WTF figured out the right materials and wrote up a very thorough set of instructions here, so keep your eyes peeled at the flea market this weekend.


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    May 14, 2015
    Bracketology

    Here’s a super simple, super inexpensive way to add subtle color to a room: painted shelf brackets.

    Ikea’s untreated birch  EKBY VALTER brackets ($4 each) would be perfect for something like this. Just add a little paint.


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    May 13, 2015
    Steal of the Week: Teardrop Shelf

    This super-stylish bentwood shelf from Urban Outfitters is on sale for just $39.  There’s also a much larger version on sale for $198.

     


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    April 30, 2015
    Valpo Daybed Mattress

    As someone who uses a daybed in place of a sofa to make room for guests in a tiny apartment, I’m always interested mattress options that are a little more sofa-like. I was super happy to run across this twin Valpo daybed mattress at Anthropologie. It’s got a really custom vintage look and the price is on-par with much less interesting options I’ve seen at Pottery Barn.


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    April 27, 2015
    Etsy Find: Cat’s Meow

    How cute is this felted cat head shaped cat cave from Agnes Felt? Answer: way cute. My cat has a cat cave and he totally ignores it, so I guess I won’t be picking one up. But you can for just $109.


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    April 20, 2015
    Etsy Find: Friendly Door Decals

    These adorable door decals from Made of Sundays are so so so so so so adorable. They’d be perfect for a kid’s room. Or, you know, my room. $38 each.

     


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    April 17, 2015
    30% Off Sale at UO

    Urban Outfitters, the mainstream hipster purveyor we all love to hate is having an extra 30% off their sale items. This matters if a) you are in the market for a bargain crop top, or b) want to pick up some cool decor on the cheap. Here are a few of my picks. Above, Flea Market Rx Brass Sconce, $149 + 30% off.

    Diamond Print Stool, $119 + 30% off.

    House of Talents Handwoven Baskets, $75 each + 30% off.

    Roo Kee Roo Matches Art Print, $15 + 30% off.


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    April 16, 2015
    Somebody Make Me One of These

    Yesterday I ordered way more toilet paper online than I have room to store in my apartment, because savings. Today I run across this Cloud Toilet Paper holder by Bertrand Jayr and Lyon Bétonon. I would love to have one of these to free up some cabinet space. Alas, they don’t sell these on Amazon. Via Awesome Products.


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    April 9, 2015
    The Accordion Basket is Back

    I saw these accordion baskets last year at Anthropologie. Of course, by the time I decided that I, too, might want to store picturesque rolls of twine on the wall, they were complete sold out. But they’re back! $36-$58 at you-know-where.


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