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Want List: Mint + Gold

It’s no secret that mint is probably my favorite color on earth (no exaggeration there).  However one color that has been sneaking its way onto my radar lately that you may not have guessed is gold.  For the past few years, I haven’t been too keen on gold, probably because the hues available were harsh, brassy, and grandma-esque.  In other words, it looked dated.  As of late, rose gold has made it’s presence known in the design world, and I am falling in love with it.  It’s a soft, gentle color that has a vintage vibe, and when you pair it with mint, man, I’m a goner.
Last week, I saw the mousepad below on Pinterest (it’s an awesome DIY, go check it out), and I’ve been seeing a few other items that are must haves, so today I thought I’d create a little inspiration board of all of my mint + gold must haves.  Enjoy!

our laundry closet makeover

Epic news on the homefront…our little laundry closet makeover is finally complete. And we did it all for just under $100. It’s been nearly done for a few months, but it took me awhile to get my act together and make the little labels for the baskets.  Prepare yourself for an obscene number of photographs of a glorified closet.

If you recall, I started the process by removing the ugly wire shelf, and painting the whole closet green to freshen it up a bit.  However, once everything was green, the white box where the water lines run became a huge, glowing eyesore since it was a white box in a sea of green.  To conquer this, I decided to run beadboard wallpaper up half the wall to disguise this little guy, which I think turned out pretty well, don’t you?
We then lived with the closet empty and shelfless for a solid 8 months or so, until I found that sweet shelf contraption.  It’s originally from Pottery Barn, but I got it for a $50 steal from Mr. Craig and his list.  The center shelf was just a little too long to fit in the closet, so we hauled it down to Noel’s parents house where Papa Dubs trimmed it down for us. 
I knew I wanted space to hang clothes (so we could stop hanging our clothes in the shower while they dried), so we bought an expandable rod from Home Depot for a few bucks, and installed in once the shelves were hung.  
Even though this was all fine and dandy and could have been complete since we now had ample storage space, I didn’t stop there.  I found those baskets on clearance for $5 each at Target (which fit like a GLOVE).  I wanted to put baskets on the shelves because it made the space feel more organized by hiding all of our laundry accessories.  

And as if that wasn’t enough, I scored those two awesome beverage dispensers for a steal of a deal at Home Goods to hold our detergent and softener (sidenote, they look pretty, but don’t work very well…we’ve since gone back to using the bottles).

Then I went to town with my little ecraft cutter and started labeling EVERYTHING…
…which led to the end result of this happy little laundry closet.  Isn’t she pretty?
  
And here’s the price breakdown:
Martha Stewart Paintable Beadboard Wallpaper – $25 (Home Depot)
Moulding – $4 (Home Depot)
Expandable Hanging Rod – $10 (Home Depot)
Paint – $6 (two little samples from Home Depot)
Shelving Unit – $50 (Craigslist)

Total: $95

If you were to include the cost of the beverage dispensers and the baskets, it brings the total to $135.  Overall, not bad for a huuge improvement.  Plus, it makes laundry much more enjoyable. :)

MIRROR COLLAGES

If you live in a small space, furniture arranging can be tricky.  Sometimes, even though the spaces are small, you’re left with large, expansive walls, and when you hang photos on them, they seem to drown. Enter: mirrors.  Putting mirrors on the walls helps to fill the space, and make it feel larger by reflecting light.  Unfortunately, we all know the harsh truth: large mirrors = lots of money.

So, instead of splurging on a huge mirror to fill your space, hit up your local antique shop, buy several smaller mirrors, and create a collage.  I’m obsessed with this idea because the collage will cost WAY less than large mirrors, and it has a fun, eclectic, collected feel.  But don’t take my word for it…see for yourself:

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