Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Inspired by DIY: Jonathan Adler Futura Feathers Vase

Sorry for my absence...I've discovered the Gilmore Girls, and Daniel, Pee Wee and I are OBSESSED. Why on earth didn't I watch that show given that I was the same age as Rory while the show was airing?

I'm totally going to throw a Gilmore Girls revival party when the Netflix episodes come out. I'm on season two, and I hope and pray that Lorelai ends up with Luke. I mean, it HAS TO HAPPEN, right? (Don't tell me!!)

But back to today's Inspired by DIY post...this month's designer is Jonathan Adler (whom I've written about before because his stuff is amazeballs!) I had my heart set on redoing these coasters (and failed), this picture frame (also a fail), and finally nailed it on the third try. I recreated the Futura Feathers Vase for about $5. Yup, $5. It's a $298 vase, and that simply will not ever happen. Ever.

As always, thanks to Jess for creating this challenge! It's so much fun challenging myself to DIY a fancy schmancy item for less. #skills

Recreate the $298 Futura Feathers Vase for about $5-$10 with this super easy DIY tutorial inspired by Jonathan Adler. The black and gold colors look chic!

The supplies are affordable, and if you don't have a craft cutter, you could totally freehand/trace some feathers onto vinyl and cut them out manually. Personally, I dusted off my 6 year old Silhouette SD that is still operational due to its once a year usage.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Navy & White Master Bedroom Refresh

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. My genuine love of their products is all my own. <3 Affiliate links are used in this post.

When you hear the words “modern farmhouse” you likely do not think of my blog, but that being said, I do have a special place in my heart for the all-white bedding and lived in/everyday luxe vibe prominent in modern farmhouse bedrooms.

White paired with navy is my jam lately, and I love a good metallic to shake things up, so I gave our master bedroom a mini-facelift with my take on modern farmhouse décor.

A master bedroom gets a modern farmhouse touch with the addition of some navy, white and damask bedding, curtains and decor. A simple room refresh.

The Better Homes and Gardens line, available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com, has a large, stylish and affordable line-up of bedding options. We were in desperate need of a new comforter—our old one was flat, not very soft/cozy and was pilling after five years of use. I ended up buying us the Better Homes and Gardens Down Fusion Comforter in a king size, and it is divine.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Must Have School Supply Items from Target for the DIY Blogger

A huge thanks to Target for asking me to collaborate with them to showcase the fab school supplies they have right now and for sponsoring a $200 Target gift card giveaway! Affiliate links are used in this post.

I know the month of August can be stressful for parents getting their kids ready for back to school, but let's not forget to bask in the awesomeness that is school supplies. I cannot get enough school/office supplies, and this time of year at Target is like Christmas for me.

I went shopping and ended up with a ton of goodies for my DIY crafts and home office. Also, I'm giving away a $200 Target gift card (details at end of post) for YOU to get some back to school goodies.

As a DIY blogger, I appreciate this time of year because I buy school supplies to amp up my DIY arsenal with paint markers, twistable colored pencils, magnet letters/paper, printer paper, paper cutters, and colored pens galore for my planner.

I saved money on my purchases using Target's Cartwheel app which has back to school deals now through September, plus you can get a free $5 Target gift card when you buy $30 worth of school supplies or $10 when you spend $50.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

The home decor lover in me loves incorporating beautiful and functional school supplies in my home office to be more organized. I've had this empty wall in my office, and I've been wanting a gallery wall for awhile, but I also wanted a marker board and cork boards to organize my projects and ideas.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Inspired by DIY: Jonathan Adler Futura Feathers Vase

Sorry for my absence...I've discovered the Gilmore Girls, and Daniel, Pee Wee and I are OBSESSED. Why on earth didn't I watch that show given that I was the same age as Rory while the show was airing?

I'm totally going to throw a Gilmore Girls revival party when the Netflix episodes come out. I'm on season two, and I hope and pray that Lorelai ends up with Luke. I mean, it HAS TO HAPPEN, right? (Don't tell me!!)

But back to today's Inspired by DIY post...this month's designer is Jonathan Adler (whom I've written about before because his stuff is amazeballs!) I had my heart set on redoing these coasters (and failed), this picture frame (also a fail), and finally nailed it on the third try. I recreated the Futura Feathers Vase for about $5. Yup, $5. It's a $298 vase, and that simply will not ever happen. Ever.

As always, thanks to Jess for creating this challenge! It's so much fun challenging myself to DIY a fancy schmancy item for less. #skills

Recreate the $298 Futura Feathers Vase for about $5-$10 with this super easy DIY tutorial inspired by Jonathan Adler. The black and gold colors look chic!

The supplies are affordable, and if you don't have a craft cutter, you could totally freehand/trace some feathers onto vinyl and cut them out manually. Personally, I dusted off my 6 year old Silhouette SD that is still operational due to its once a year usage.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Navy & White Master Bedroom Refresh

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. My genuine love of their products is all my own. <3 Affiliate links are used in this post.

When you hear the words “modern farmhouse” you likely do not think of my blog, but that being said, I do have a special place in my heart for the all-white bedding and lived in/everyday luxe vibe prominent in modern farmhouse bedrooms.

White paired with navy is my jam lately, and I love a good metallic to shake things up, so I gave our master bedroom a mini-facelift with my take on modern farmhouse décor.

A master bedroom gets a modern farmhouse touch with the addition of some navy, white and damask bedding, curtains and decor. A simple room refresh.

The Better Homes and Gardens line, available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com, has a large, stylish and affordable line-up of bedding options. We were in desperate need of a new comforter—our old one was flat, not very soft/cozy and was pilling after five years of use. I ended up buying us the Better Homes and Gardens Down Fusion Comforter in a king size, and it is divine.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Must Have School Supply Items from Target for the DIY Blogger

A huge thanks to Target for asking me to collaborate with them to showcase the fab school supplies they have right now and for sponsoring a $200 Target gift card giveaway! Affiliate links are used in this post.

I know the month of August can be stressful for parents getting their kids ready for back to school, but let's not forget to bask in the awesomeness that is school supplies. I cannot get enough school/office supplies, and this time of year at Target is like Christmas for me.

I went shopping and ended up with a ton of goodies for my DIY crafts and home office. Also, I'm giving away a $200 Target gift card (details at end of post) for YOU to get some back to school goodies.

As a DIY blogger, I appreciate this time of year because I buy school supplies to amp up my DIY arsenal with paint markers, twistable colored pencils, magnet letters/paper, printer paper, paper cutters, and colored pens galore for my planner.

I saved money on my purchases using Target's Cartwheel app which has back to school deals now through September, plus you can get a free $5 Target gift card when you buy $30 worth of school supplies or $10 when you spend $50.

A glam and gold home office featuring office supplies and decor from Target. The gallery wall is functional and pretty!

The home decor lover in me loves incorporating beautiful and functional school supplies in my home office to be more organized. I've had this empty wall in my office, and I've been wanting a gallery wall for awhile, but I also wanted a marker board and cork boards to organize my projects and ideas.