Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Trend Obsession: Whitewashed Fireplaces


My latest obsession has been browsing Pinterest and ogling those dreamy whitewashed fireplaces that look like they have existed forever. There’s something pretty fantastic about how they can transform a space into an effortlessly chic and casual space that you can definitely picture yourself enjoying no matter the season. In the fall and winter months you can keep a fire roaring, and they’ll feel cozy and warm, while in the spring and summer months they’ll make a gorgeous focal point and keep your space feeling fresh and bright. 

A pretty versatile trend, the whitewashed brick can give your existing fireplace an update that works with a more modern décor style OR on the opposite end of the design spectrum, can also work perfectly with traditional décor. 

To achieve this lovely look, check out these tutorials to help whitewash your existing stone fireplace. Or call my dad and he’ll build you one (but don’t tell him your plans of painting it…)

Young House Love – How to Whitewash Brick 
This Old HouseWhitewashing Red Brick 









Saturday, 3 September 2016

7 Swimsuits Under $20

Okay, so this is a little out of character for me, BUT a deal is a deal, and I'm feeling the need to share.

A few weeks ago I was served an ad on Pinterest that actually caught my eye. It was this adorable bathing suit, and it was only $19.99 (USD). It came at a suspiciously perfect time, since I had just been out shopping for a new bathing suit, with pretty much every store being either sold out or left with barely anything great to choose from. Despite being weary of buying from Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram shops, and after reading a bunch of mixed reviews on Cupshe, I was on the verge of desperation and willing to gamble my $20. Six weeks later, I was pleasantly surprised to receive my new suit. Quality was great and it didn't dissolve in the water.

I am now contemplating picking up a few more (which should arrive in time for next summer) and really feeling these flow-y tops and one-pieces.







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