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Weekly Wishlist: Enamored with Hammered Metal

I have always been attracted to shiny, metallic things (though sadly, never owned a Bedazzler). I love the current hammered metal trend. It’s a great way to add some interest and spice to any room. These three picks, from One Kings Lane, are labeled as accent tables, but you could group a few together for a coffee table, or even use them as a plant stand. How cool would that look!?

Dixon Hammered Accent Table via One Kings Lane

Charles Accent Table via One Kings Lane

Amboy Hammered Accent Table via One Kings Lane

What’s on your Wishlist this week?

Weekly Wishlist: Owl Obsession

I have a thing for birds when it comes to home decor. The Portlandia skit could have been written about me.

Lately, my bird fetish can be defined more specifically to an owl obsession.

It’s okay for an adult to make a stuffed animal for herself, right???

The little guy came home with me. He’s the first “blingy” addition to our master bedroom update. Yay!

Pier 1 completely understands (and fuels!) my owl obsession! I came across these tips after I found that mug. And they even have a Pinterest Board dedicated to owls!

Glad I’m not alone in my feathered fetish! 🙂  Do you get on character kicks when you’re decorating your home?


Weekly Wishlist: Blingy Bedroom

Given the recent fashion trend toward “flashy neutrals” (which I’m completely in love with, by the way), I figured why not apply this same attitude to home decor? I’ve been dreaming of a flashy neutral master bedroom makeover for a while. Metallics, especially in bedding collections, seem so chic and calming, and I can’t imagine anything more perfect than falling into a cool, crisp, shimmering bed after a long day at work.

We were roaming through Macy’s Home department over the weekend when I spotted this collection. I love these tone-on-tone interlocking rings:

And then I nearly made a scene over this shimmery white collection by Martha Stewart. The floral-y inspired print on the duvet is embroidered with a silvery metallic thread. I highly suggest clicking on the link so you can zoom in on this one. The pillow shams in the very back feature a delicate lacy-like detail that is absolutely beautiful. I think my dreams would truly be sweeter if I laid my head down on these pillows every night!!

We’re not really in the market for a whole new bedding collection, but maybe we could swing a metallic armchair like this one. (I’ve seen this pop up recently on Joss and Main!)

If all else fails, how about some new hardware for a dresser or nightstand?

Best Dresser-est

After my recent crafting adventure, I had the itch to do more plate- and bowl-painting. So I thought I’d paint up a few pieces to keep my perfumes organized.

I picked up a variety of white  porcelain appetizer-sized plates and small dip bowls at Pier 1 (the bowls were $1-$2 each! can’t beat that!). I chose to use silver paint leftover from my last project.

Loving polka dots right now!

And the look of a gilded the edge on a small scalloped bowl…

Here are a few “glamour shots” of the finished products:

They add a nice touch of “bling” to my dresser. We’re kind of at an impasse about how to decorate our bedroom, so in the meantime, I’ll just accessorize with a few little things!