|A snapshot from my Monday night walk with Patrick and Iroh. There isn't a thing that I don't love so far about living in Des Moines.|
A bit of motivation for finishing a few decorating and DIY projects was the fact we had some friends coming over on Saturday for a Labor Day weekend grill-out. Plus, the more time I have away from work usually means at some point I'm going to start tinkering with some sort of DIY project. Amazingly, I've found that Des Moines literally the best junk/vintage/antique/found object stores I have ever seen. I'm pretty thrilled with the way our new house is becoming a home. Take a virtual tour of some of my favorite parts.
|A DIY chalkboard art project. My inspiration came from My Vintage Window's perfect "imperfect" tutorial "How I Letter In Chalk". I used a chalkboard marker for sharper detail. Chalkboard marker: Michael's, Frame: World Market.|
|The "bigger picture" of where I displayed the chalkboard art. Also, Patrick and I thought it was fitting to set up a cabinet to showcase the rest of our wedding wine. Liquor cabinet: Target.|
|What happens when Hobby Lobby has 50% off all their lanterns? You make terrariums! We picked up some small succulents at the Des Moines Farmers market and added some dried moss and rocks around the bottom to hide the plastic pots.|
|One of my newest obsessions- fairy gardens. This cute container was found at Earl May. We added some polished rocks Patrick found in the desert when we lived in Tucson. Can you spot the little gnome hiding in there?|
Well, there you have it! A few of the projects we've completed with the house so far. I can't wait to add more as we complete them! Relax and enjoy the last few hours of your Labor Day weekend!
|Hopefully your weekend was as relaxing as Iroh's!|