I finaallllyyyy get to show you guys our bedroom before and after reveal! Yay!
I didn’t think it would turn out to be my favorite room in our apartment, but I think it totally is. I was inspired by mid-century atomic and glam styles, and used green, pinks, and lots of gold elements as my palette.
Here’s what it looked like before:
Putting a bed in front of a window like this can look a little awkward, so the first thing I did was hung wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling shimmery coral-pink curtains and sheers from Target to frame the bed and disguise the window, while still letting tons of light in.
I used a fabric in a similar color to do a wall treatment in the vanity nook. I changed the built-in’s hardware to a vintage 1950/60s set that I found on Etsy and also changed the light to a beautiful brass Sputnik from Lucent Lightshop. The vanity chair is from Nate Berkus for Target.
I installed a beautiful metallic gold and white wallpaper from Tempaper (the same brand I used in my bathroom)! It’s so easy to work with and adds a lot of shine and pattern to the room, but isn’t overwhelming.Lamps are a vintage find from Etsy! Shades are from the Project 62 line at Target. Our bed frame is from Joybird. You know I love me some Joybird. We had our tv mounted in front of the bed for our viewing pleasure. To jazz up the boring closet doors I used metallic gold tape and changed the knobs out to starburst ones from Etsy. The oval starburst mirror is also from Joybird.
And there it is! Can’t wait to show you more rooms soon.
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Happy Halloween! I finally got motivated enough to doing a little last minute Halloween decorating with a little bit of spiderwebbing, a few DIY bats, and a ton of pumpkins. We’re staying in tonight and snuggling up at home tonight watching movies, carving pumpkins, and eating treats.
Here’s a few pics of a Melodrama Halloween!
We have an orange front door and I couldn’t let that go to waste! I used black construction paper cutouts and taped them to the door to create a Jack o’ lantern face. I added a few pumpkins and a few tombstones from the dollar store.
Inside I used spiders, pumpkins, paper bat cutouts, and a few gilded skulls to spook up the place. There are always plenty of spirits around the bar…get it? Spirits HAAA.I put pumpkins in the fireplace with string lights, those will be sticking around all season long.
And of course the DIY Pumpkin Planter that I made here.
That’s it for this year! I’m off to carve some pumpkins and bust open the bags of candy. Happy Halloween!
Oh my god. I’m seriously drooling over these items from Target’s new affordable mid-century modern home decor line — Project 62. Here are the 10 things I need in my life.
Ceramic Geometric Wall Container White/Gold – Project 62™
Picking up a few of these wall planters immediately.
Soriano Square Arm Channel Tufted Chair – Project 62™
This channel tufted stunner comes in four colors, but the blush pink is my favorite. Major heart eyes.
Speaking of blush pink, how good are these dining chairs?
Geller Modern Dining Chair – Project 62™
Paired with this dining table!
40″ Antwerp Modern Round Dining Table – Project 62™
I really like this two-toned coffee table.
Emmond Two-Tone Mid Century Modern Coffee Table – Project 62™
Marble Top Round Table – Project 62™
Three Tiered Marble Accent Table – White/Wood – Project 62™
44″ Antwerp Entertainment Stand – Project 62™
Geneva Glass Floor Lamp Triple Globe (Includes CFL Bulb) – Brass – Project 62™
And this carved rug to top it all off.
Wool Carved Area Rug – Project 62™
Ok going to Target now. Byeeeeee!
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Ok, you guys, I finally added some finishing touches to my bathroom. When I last posted about my peel and stick wallpaper I still needed a window treatment and some art.
I ended up dyeing an inexpensive white valance that I found at Target. I used a half and half mixture of Rit’s Petal Pink and Rose Quartz, with a tiny bit of golden yellow to get the right shade of coral-y pink. I love the warm glow it adds to the bathroom. The flamingo shower curtain is from Target, the cute little piña colada girl print is from Ann Shen, ANNND the final detail is pink Renova toilet paper!
When I posted these pictures on Instagram the pink toilet paper got a lot of questions. I love this toilet paper. Besides the color (they have several options and word is Beyonce uses the red) it’s amazing. It’s 3-ply and super strong so a little goes a long way, and it’s lightly perfumed. I did my research before I bought my first pack because I remembered some issue with colored toilet paper in the 80s, but Renova has been a trusted brand in Europe for years and is safe for water systems and dermatologist/gynecologist tested.
Anyway, enough toilet talk! Stay tuned for more #Melodramaville updates. Xx
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Lots of new stuff happening around here! I’ve been going room by room making renter friendly updates, including my favorite easy wall treatment. Yep, more peel and stick temporary wallpaper!
As soon as I saw our bright white kitchen I knew I wanted to do yellow and lemons. I found the most perfect vintage looking wallpaper from Wallflora and was so happy that it was peel and stick. This stuff is seriously SO easy to install it actually becomes addictive.
Here’s a look at my kitchen when I moved in:
As you can see I also covered the refrigerator in a peel and stick wallpaper for a mid-century inspired look. You can view that here.
I still have a few things I want to do like hang something on the back wall to break up the pattern a bit, and get a new rug and tea towels, but here’s what it’s looking like after the wallpaper installation!
I also dyed white cafe curtains the perfect shade of yellow with a half and half mix of Rit’s lemon and golden yellows.
You can find this lemon peel and stick wallpaper from Wallflora, they have an AMAZING selection of prints. Use the code MELODRAMA at checkout to receive 25% off the lemon print!
That’s it for now! Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to follow on Instagram for the latest.
Just a quick update on Melodramaville today! I painted our front door a peachy pink (Peach Punch by Valspar to be exact) and added some trim molding for a little architectural detail.
Here’s what I started with:
A basic white door. I originally wanted to do something with more diamond shapes, but I found out while measuring for them that A) math is hard, and B) my doorbell and peephole are about an inch and a half off center. I compromised with one diamond in the middle and I actually prefer the simplicity of it now, so it worked out. I didn’t have the proper tools so the molding was a pain to cut, but I made it work. I just used basic trim from the hardware store. It’s something like $3 for an 8ft piece. I used heavy duty double stick mounting tape on the backs of the pieces to adhere it to the door. I rent so tape was the best and easiest solution and it’s holding up great so far.
I love the color it brings to this corner! Oh and it’s the same pink I used on this IKEA Hack bar cabinet which is right across from the door so it all ties together well. Just a few more things to finish up in here until it’s all done!
I’ve been redecorating my living room (and entire apartment tbh) and needed a new home bar set up. I’ve been using a bar cart for a few years, but I needed a better set up to store my liquor and glass collection. A bar cart wasn’t going to cut it anymore, so I went on a search for a cabinet. I’m no stranger to an IKEA hack, so I took a trip to IKEA and spotted the VALJE shelf and liked the size and set up of the shelves. It reminded me of some mid-century pieces I’ve seen in my vintage home decor magazines. It took about two minutes for me to figure out how I would transform it.
Paint. Quick and easy.
I didn’t take step by step photos because the process is really easy. All you have to do is spray paint the leg pieces gold and then put it all together by following the IKEA assembly instructions.
When it gets to the part where you insert the backboard, mark a line where the vertical shelves divide the board and then use paint to make the different colored squares. I got house paint samples in custom colors from Lowe’s and painted the cardboard side of the backboard with a few coats. Then insert the backboard and finish the remaining assembly instructions. If you already have this piece you can just carefully paint in the squares.
That’s it! Done!
I stocked it with liquor and filled the shelves with my favorite bar accessories and vintage glass collection.
I love the way it turned out! I used colors that would tie in with the colors used in the rest of the house. It’s one of the first things you seen when you enter my front door so I had to make sure it was good.
Stay tuned for more home updates and DIYs!