Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

5 Must Have Decor Items for End Table Styling

Hello there! If you're coming over from Rachael's gorgeous blog, welcome! I'm thrilled you're here and I hope you feel inspired to decorate some tables in your home as part of this awesome table styling blog hop. So much great inspiration from a talented, chic and friendly group of bloggers.

I have spent well over a year searching for the perfect end table, and I finally found it AND bought it. This is monumental for a girl like me who spends way too much time browsing and being indecisive. The end table is a knock-off of a West Elm table that cost about three times its price.

Learn about 5 must have decor items to make any end table perfectly styled and functional via monicawantsit.com

My 2016 goal is to have a more sophisticated, grown up home filled with beautiful, quality decor that really speaks to who we are. Our style is definitely accessible glamour. I love decor with a feminine, glam flair that is still functional, livable and cozy.

Now that I have my new end table, which cost under $150, I needed to style it. I played around with a few accessories and came up with a no-fail way to decorate end tables. Seriously, if you have these five decor staples on your end table, it will look curated and styled to perfection.

Monday, February 8, 2016

DIY Black Backed Bookcase Using Contact Paper

Good morning, friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I went to the optometrist to finally get a new prescription for contact lenses. I was miserable and protecting my last pair of contacts like a pair of rare diamonds or something. I can see much more clearly now, and my headaches have subsided.

I spent an hour on Friday knocking this project out after I wrote about it last week, but I did restrain myself from adding the freehand gold dots. Perhaps it'd appear too busy with that plus all my decor, so for now it's simply black.

Make your bookcase look high-end for $10 using contact paper. The before and after has me convinced I need to do this project. (via monicawantsit.com)

The secret weapon in this makeover is not paint.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

20 Spring Decor Picks for Your Home


Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I figured there are a few of you out there who would rather read blogs and shop online than watch the Super Bowl, so I've put together my top 20 picks for spring 2016 home decor. Most are under $30, so it's an affordable list for sure. Well, with the exception of #12, but it was too pretty to not include.

I actually own a few of the items on the list and a few are on order (I'm excited about #7 in particular) #5 is a fave of mine and is displayed prominently on my newly revamped bookcase. Remember how I said I wanted a black backed bookcase? Well, I wasted no time. Here's a sneak peek below.

20 spring decor picks that are unique, affordable and chic for your home via monicawantsit.com

The full tutorial and bookcase reveal is coming up within the next day or so. I usually post sneak peeks on Instagram, so make sure you follow me over there.

So, for now, enjoy these 20 beautiful, affordable and unique items that deserve a place in your home this spring (and summer)! Let me know which item is your favorite.

And now, I'm off to watch the Super Bowl game commercials. :)


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

5 Must Have Decor Items for End Table Styling

Hello there! If you're coming over from Rachael's gorgeous blog, welcome! I'm thrilled you're here and I hope you feel inspired to decorate some tables in your home as part of this awesome table styling blog hop. So much great inspiration from a talented, chic and friendly group of bloggers.

I have spent well over a year searching for the perfect end table, and I finally found it AND bought it. This is monumental for a girl like me who spends way too much time browsing and being indecisive. The end table is a knock-off of a West Elm table that cost about three times its price.

Learn about 5 must have decor items to make any end table perfectly styled and functional via monicawantsit.com

My 2016 goal is to have a more sophisticated, grown up home filled with beautiful, quality decor that really speaks to who we are. Our style is definitely accessible glamour. I love decor with a feminine, glam flair that is still functional, livable and cozy.

Now that I have my new end table, which cost under $150, I needed to style it. I played around with a few accessories and came up with a no-fail way to decorate end tables. Seriously, if you have these five decor staples on your end table, it will look curated and styled to perfection.

Monday, February 8, 2016

DIY Black Backed Bookcase Using Contact Paper

Good morning, friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I went to the optometrist to finally get a new prescription for contact lenses. I was miserable and protecting my last pair of contacts like a pair of rare diamonds or something. I can see much more clearly now, and my headaches have subsided.

I spent an hour on Friday knocking this project out after I wrote about it last week, but I did restrain myself from adding the freehand gold dots. Perhaps it'd appear too busy with that plus all my decor, so for now it's simply black.

Make your bookcase look high-end for $10 using contact paper. The before and after has me convinced I need to do this project. (via monicawantsit.com)

The secret weapon in this makeover is not paint.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

20 Spring Decor Picks for Your Home


Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I figured there are a few of you out there who would rather read blogs and shop online than watch the Super Bowl, so I've put together my top 20 picks for spring 2016 home decor. Most are under $30, so it's an affordable list for sure. Well, with the exception of #12, but it was too pretty to not include.

I actually own a few of the items on the list and a few are on order (I'm excited about #7 in particular) #5 is a fave of mine and is displayed prominently on my newly revamped bookcase. Remember how I said I wanted a black backed bookcase? Well, I wasted no time. Here's a sneak peek below.

20 spring decor picks that are unique, affordable and chic for your home via monicawantsit.com

The full tutorial and bookcase reveal is coming up within the next day or so. I usually post sneak peeks on Instagram, so make sure you follow me over there.

So, for now, enjoy these 20 beautiful, affordable and unique items that deserve a place in your home this spring (and summer)! Let me know which item is your favorite.

And now, I'm off to watch the Super Bowl game commercials. :)