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Macrame Laundry Room Curtain

So I finally learned to make my own macrame! Yesterday I shared my plans for our mini laundry room makeover. Out of the four options I was thinking about, I decided to combine a few of them! It was so much fun and incredibly relaxing! It’s not perfect by any means, but learning new skills is what I’m all about.  I decided to do a couple fun designs – your basic square knot and double hitch diagonal! I used white cord and dipped the ends with blue dye to give it just a little pop of color! I like how it doesn’t completely conceal the washer and dryer, but adds that fun texture to the tiny space in the hall! Joel made custom made hooks to attach to the ceiling and hang the rod from! It worked out perfectly!  It’s so easy to move out of the way when doing laundry, I made a simple tie to hang one side of the curtain when I need to get to the dryer or washer. When we move, this will still be a neat piece to hang on the wall somewhere in our new home. Maybe even over a bed, it would make a great statement piece! I hope to play around with macrame a bit more! I would love to create a larger piece and add strands of color to really pop! I’m also really excited to experiment with weaving as well! I would love to take this class, still debating on it! How cool would that be?! I’ve always LOVED Maryanne Moodie‘s work!!!  Well, there’s our mini laundry room makeover!... read more

Mini Laundry Room Makeover

Welcome to our “laundry room”! Yes, this once  tiny utility closet turned laundry corner is as good as it gets! It’s such a small space, we can’t even put the door back on! For the longest time, we’ve debated about what to do with this space to make it feel a little separated from our already tiny hallway. Finally, my husband suggested finding a nice piece of macrame to hang as a curtain. As you may have noticed, we’ve been fans of macrame and fiber art for some time, so naturally I was elated!  After looking at thrift stores for some time, we could never find the right one or the right size. I decided to quickly learn how to make my own macrame, so I could fit it in just right! It was so much fun and once you get the hang of it, it really doesn’t take that much time at all. For now, the plan is to make a simple design that hangs as a doorway. Can’t wait to show you what we come up with! Here’s what I’m thinking: Option One / Option Two / Option Three / Option Four I’m thinking either super simple, a little more elaborate, dipped or a strand of color! Which one would you prefer?! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

Scrap Leather Mountain Range

I’m not done with leather yet! I am loving this material lately and I can’t get enough of it in our home! The texture is so organic and timeless. It’s always been a popular textile and always will be!  I’ve had a bag full of scrap leather for months now and it just seems wrong. I wanted to do a project that could use up most of the bag so it wasn’t just wasting away in the closet. Because for me, out of sight out of mind is never a good thing when it comes to craft supplies!  What you need: Scrap leather Scissors Hot glue gun Skewers What to do: 1. Begin by selecting the best pieces of leather in the scrap 2. Start cutting your mountains one scrap at a time 3. Layer your mountains to get a feel for how you would like to lay everything out 4. Once you have cut all your mountains from the scrap leather and laid them out the way you like, begin to hot glue them together. 5. Flip over your mountain range and give the mountains some support by making upside down “V’s” with the skewers, then hot glue into place 6. Simply hang on the wall in two or three places using nails! Enjoy!  I love the look of this piece on the wall. It really is simple, yet different than most pieces I have made before! I think it’s a nice change. The earthy colors give it a nice and mellow feel to the space, which is kind of what I’m looking for. Nothing too bright and... read more

Violet’s Flora and Fauna Party With Minted

Last week we celebrated Violet’s 3rd birthday! It was a special one for us, since it’s her last party here in California before we move. Not to mention, my mom flew in from Canada to celebrate with us! A few of our closest friends came over and we let the kids run around and play. I think our Flora and Fauna theme was a success. I always choose Minted decor for my parties! They have the best selection of modern party decor. There are always so many to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to pick! This year I went with the Guapa Party Decor. I loved the floral design and colors. They were subtle, with pops of bright pink here and there! I always love how they really put that finishing touch on the entire party. From the banners, the table top confetti, table signs, flag stickers, to the cute notecards! It really makes all our parties come together so beautifully! The other decor was pretty simple. I cut fresh cut greens from our back yard and placed them in flea market bottles on the main table. I had a few of Violet’s favorite animals on the tables, mostly owls and foxes. We had rose petals adorn the tables as well, even made tattoo rose water! It was all very fancy! We picked Oleander and Bougainvillea on the tables to fill in the empty spaces, even made little labels for them with the cute watercolor notecards!  Obviously, we ate….too much. Besides having a simple BBQ, my husband made some delicious and amazing sugar cookies. I made a layered raspberry... read more

Fresh Cut Greens As Decor

As we are preparing to celebrate Violet’s third (and last birthday in California…tear), I decided to share a simple and affordable way to jazz up your home and parties! I feel blessed that we have so many different arrays of plant life in our yard alone, so I decided to pick a few and display them in an assortment of flea market bottles!  Dare I say I almost prefer the simplicity of fresh cut greens over flowers? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good bouquet of peonies, but there is something to be said about these little guys that you don’t hear all that much: they are awesome!  I originally stumbled on this fabulous idea on Apartment Therapy (no big surprise) and couldn’t get it out of my head. I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a try for V’s Flora and Fauna party and I am so glad I did! They add so much life to the whole thing!  Best part is, I can transfer them right into my home when I’m all done with the party. I’ve already picked out a few spots and love how they give the space that pop of green! A perfect way to add that fabulous color might I add!  What do you think of incorporating simple greens in your home or your next party? I’ll be sharing more of Violet’s birthday next week, so stay tuned!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram... read more

Home Tour: Violet’s Doll House

It’s true, I’ve included Miss Violet’s doll house in our home tour. I just couldn’t resist its cuteness! Our little girl turns three this Friday and so Joel decided he would make her a pretty amazing mid century inspired doll house. He converted our old record holder into the new digs for “dolly”. The before pics show the basic structure of the formal record holder. It has the typical mid century legs, a flat top and two removable sliding doors. Joel reconstructed the roof to create a shed roof, which is a common style on mid century homes. He then painted the roof black and the exterior walls white, leaving the legs and front doors natural brown. He cut high windows on the side walls and even “wallpapered” one of the interior walls with retro-styled scrap book paper. What a guy! The inside is pretty basic: white walls and wood floor. Dolly’s furniture is your lovely Huset essentials including the Lack table in Kelly Green (DIY gold dipped legs), Klippan sofa in PINK, the Expedit shelving, yellow chair (DIY “seat cover”…aka….washi tape) and the classic black and white Stockholm rug. Dolly also has her very own decor items, including a custom made sheep skin, cow hide rug, black and white pillows (made of washi tape and toilet paper), a black and white striped throw,  wood stump, “home sweet home” art, “ceramic” vase and plant holder and gold painted and glittered mini wall gallery! This house is styling! The sliding doors are easy to put back on, so it’s good for keeping little brothers from making a mess of things!  I’m... read more

Get The Look: Dining Room Edition

Last week I shared the Living Room Edition, so today I’m moving onto the dining room! This space was a lot of fun to put together. We worked hard to make it feel modern and more like a formal living room, but adding little elements to make it quirky and a bit fun!  Sputnik Chandelier | Buffalo Print | Gold Geometric Lamp | Eames Chair | Hexagonal Table I wanted the room to primarily be black and white, with pops of gold. The lighting in this room is what really makes the space come to life! Isn’t that sputnik chandelier beautiful?! Our dining room table was a DIY, which you can easily make. I love the lightness it adds to the room. It’s not too heavy or clunky, so they fit nicely in the space. You can also find a hexagonal table online as well! Let’s talk about that incredible Buffalo print from The Animal Print Shop! It’s so simple, which makes it the perfect piece of art for this space! I am so glad we added this little guy  (the other buffalo print was actually thrifted). The print really pops against all the white surroundings. Such as our Eames chairs (ours are replicas BTW) , which are a great fit. Because they are white they seem to blend into the space nicely. They are the most comfortable chair and great for kids…in my opinion anyway!  Those are my five favorites for this space! What do you think of this new series? Do you like to see the pieces I have in my home? It’s kind of my home... read more

Flea Market Decor | Bird and Flower Lithographs

Last summer we went to a fun flea market in a cute little California coastal town! We found a few things, including these gorgeous Arthur Singer bird and flower lithographs! I don’t know what took us so long to put them up, but I am so glad we finally did! If you didn’t know, which I hadn’t at the time of discovering these prints, Arthur Singer is known as one of America’s best bird painters. I’m sure we’ve seen his work all around us, but never took notice until now. There is something to be said about his work. I find the images very nostalgic and peaceful.  We got a great deal for these prints! We only paid $20 for the four prints and customized wood frames. I thought about putting them in Violet’s room, but they didn’t really go with her decor. Our room is already filled with a very eclectic mix, mainly a collection of our favorite finds. It just seemed fitting in this space! The colors of each print are so unique, just as each image is. The wood frames are warm and compliment our mid century dresser. With the ceramic pineapple, it feels very retro in that little corner of the room!  I love discovering one of a kind pieces from flea markets – these prints are definitely a great addition to our home! Have you been to any fabulous flea markets lately? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram... read more

Minimalist Pendant Light

The other day I shared our bathroom tour with you! I loved the mini makeover we gave that little space in our home. The white walls make the room feel crisp and clean, just the way I like bathrooms to be!    One of the features I love the most about this space is our simple minimalist pendant light fixture! It gives the room a nice modern feel and is a simple way to give the room a fresh and unique look! Like most of the rooms in our home, we’ve replaced the old fixtures with custom ones to put our own little twist on things!  I love the look of that plywood mixed with metal. I will never get sick of this fabulous combination! We decided to try a faceted halogen bulb for the bathroom, which is something we’ve never used in the past. I love the look of this, it kind of makes the space feel a but more dramatic and dressy!  It’s amazing how a little light fixture can change the look of an entire room. I really feel it gives the whole space a unique feel, a little different than most bathrooms I’ve seen!  What do you think of this fun light fixture we added to this space?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram... read more
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