Home Tour: Breakfast Nook

I’m back! We had such an amazing holiday and I want to thank you ALL for being patient with me while I took a short hiatus from blogging! But now I’m ready to get back into the swing of things – I have all sorts of fun ideas to share and exciting news!  My house is STILL filled with Christmas stuff, so I will be busy busy busy trying to unpack from our trip and put all the Christmas decor away. I am looking forward to having my house back again though, so it will feel good cleaning and organizing! I decided to kick start the new year with more of our house tour and share our little breakfast nook with you! The room has come a long way from when we first moved in and it gets a lot more use now that it is finally put together! My little man may have made another appearance in our home tour, he’s just too cute to leave out!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Giant Geo Ornaments

I thought it would be so fun for the kids to have a few giant ornaments hanging from our ceiling for the holidays! I made some fun geo shaped ones and we are all kind of liking them! I’m thinking they might just have to stay up year round!  What you will need: Paper Straws (I found some fabulous black and white polka dotted ones and gold striped ones String Scissors Wooden skewer I’m not going to lie, this process can be really complicated and I am terrible at explaining it. And honestly it took me a few tries to get it right, so I will direct you here for a better idea as to what I did! Keep in mind, I used regular sized straws in order to have the ornaments nice and big!  This is such a cheap project! Who knew that string and straws could produce such a fun piece for the home! They go perfectly with the colors I am going for this year. Not to mention, they aren’t too Christmas-y, so I can keep them up as long as I would like!  Today is the start to our Thanksgiving holiday! I hope you all have a fabulous time with your family and friends!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Home Tour: Dining Room

This is the second part of my Home Tour series: our dining room! It’s a hard space to decorate since our living room and dining room have to share one big open space. We’ve really tried to make this room feel more formal by adding white and grey geometric patterned wallpaper. We’ve also added a graphic rug to frame the table and help define the space a bit more (although, my rug is way too small for the space and we could really use a new one – suggestions welcome)! My favorite part of this room is the Sputnik Chandelier by far! It’s really changed the way this space looks and feels. Although there are a lot of things I would like to add and change, I’m ultimately satisfied with how it is for now. Update: be sure to check out the Dining Wall Makeover and Buffet Revamp!    XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

DIY Pipe Pendant Light

Our kitchen is probably my least favorite room in the house. It’s very small, narrow and in need of a lot of improvements! We have old appliances (which I won’t complain about because they work!), old tile and very old cupboards that like to unlatch on their own. It can be a bit creepy when you’re home alone! We decided to give the room a little improvement on a budget, since we can’t just start replacing everything we are currently unhappy with. I already gave the cupboards a small makeover and added a statement piece to hopefully distract you from what’s really going on, but something was still missing! The next cheapest fix was the lighting…of course….so that’s what we focused on! We removed the old 90s track light and replaced it with this more modern and industrial pipe pendant light! The pipe, cord and bulbs are three great textures that work really well together! We even added a DIY Hexagonal canopy to give it even more of an edgier look. You can really play around with the lengths of the lights, the bulb design and placement of each pendant. We decided to hang them at different lengths and keep each bulb unique as well! I also love the little details, we chose to have our sockets a combination of black, brass and white to change things up a bit. If you’ve seen our other lighting projects, then you’ve probably guessed we ordered all our supplies through Grand Brass Lamp Parts! So there you have it, a simple upgrade to make the kitchen feel a bit more updated without going...

Fall Dried Flowers

One of the things I like to do around the house for fall and the holidays is adding a simple arrangement of dried flowers! Don’t get me wrong, I love fresh flowers, but it’s nice to add some extra texture that will last a long time! I bought some baby’s breath (the most simple and inexpensive) and let them dry completely. To make this simple flower really pop, be creative in how and what you display them in! Look around your home for something out of the ordinary!  I decided to display mine in some vintage ink bottles. I think the opacity and slight tint to them really works well! It doesn’t compete with the delicate flowers or take away from them in any way. The bottles are quite small, so I grouped some together and only placed my dried flowers in a couple of the bottles. Gathering them in groups helps make a big impact without being too obvious! What do you think of this small solution to add a nice fall touch to your home? I think these would also carry nicely through the winter season. Perhaps spraying glitter to the tops to add a more wintry look! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Head Sculpture Makeover

Not too long ago, I came across a surprising decorative piece at Target (in the discount section of course)! To my surprise, there was a head sculpture! It’s one of those pieces that can be either super creepy or really awesome! I was hoping it would be a nice addition in our home!  I bought it and brought it home. I had it sitting nicely on a stack of books in our living room, hoping my husband would think it had the potential that I saw! Not so much. He thought it was very creepy and not our style. In fairness, I totally agreed! The original finish was a bit too french renaissance for us. It didn’t go with the rest of our decor at all. So, I drove back to Target and returned it.  A week later, I was doing some more errands and saw one STILL in the discount section (and yes, I go to Target A LOT with my little ones). I felt that it was a really unique piece and wanted to grab it again. But I didn’t.  I even saw another lady taking pictures of it, which made it even more tempting to grab. But I didn’t. It was only the following week when I came back and saw it STILL sitting there that I thought it just was meant to be. Yes, I bought it for the SECOND time!!!!  I decided it had to be repainted. The eyes were way too creepy and it needed to look a little more modern in our home. I asked my Instagram friends if I should spray paint...

Home Tour: Living Room

Recently, I’ve received some emails from readers requesting a home tour. I’ve thought about this for a while now, debating if it was something I wanted to include on my blog. I think my blog has taken a new direction this past year. I am wanting to focus more on interior styling and decorating, it’s been a long time passion of mine! I just finished an amazing online class through Skillshare on Interior Styling: Style Your Space like a Pro by Justina Blakeney! I learned so many amazing things and it only just ignited my passion even more! So, long story short I decided I would slowly reveal my Home Tour with all my amazing readers! I hope you enjoy this new chapter on my blog! Update: be sure to check out our DIY Danish Inspired Modular Shelving!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram  ...

Gold Brick Bookends

While we are on the topic of gold, I decided to share this simple little project I did this week! It happens to be a lovely shape of sorts and decided to put it to good use and give it a new purpose!  For the longest time, we’ve had these old bricks in the back yard. I don’t know if we were planning on using them, selling them or even tossing them. All I know is that they’ve been in the same spot for so long! Because of their fun shape and size, I thought it would be fun to give a couple of them a new home and transform them into bookends! Why not?  I cleaned them up quite a bit – they had collected all sorts of dust and cobwebs. I spray painted them with gold (again) and just like that, they were new-ish! They are super heavy, so they make great bookends! Finally something that’s actually sturdy!  I love how the gold really made all the details of the brick pop out! The texture is great, so it’s not just this shiny bright surface. I had to put a couple pads under each bookend so that our table wouldn’t get scratched every time we moved them. Other than that, they are working out great!  Of course, the best part is they were free! Seriously, isn’t it amazing what spray paint can do?! What do you think? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Simple Gold Leaf Garland

During the holidays, I try not to burn myself out by buying too many seasonal things! Oh, it’s tempting! No matter where I shop, they have the best decor. If I’m not too careful, I could spend a whole lot of money fast! The thing is, sometimes I need to step back and ask myself if it’s really necessary that I buy all that STUFF if I don’t absolutely need it. It’s something I’m working on this year. I’m trying to buy less things if I’m feeling like I have no strong connection to the piece. So, it’s hard to find Halloween and fall decor that fits that standard. It helps to have a husband who notices EVERYTHING and asks constantly, “Do we really need this?”.  Don’t get me wrong, I still shop for things ALL the time. I’m just trying to cut back (baby steps) and hopefully I will be really good at being selective with what I may or may not take home with me.  Of course, I love to make my home feel pretty during the holidays. As I played outside with my little ones the other day, I noticed that fall finally arrived here in California. Our yard was just covered in leaves! Instead of raking, I picked up a few and decided to make some easy, cheap and fun decor!  I simply got out some gold spray paint from the garage, laid out my leaves and covered them in this fabulous layer of gold! I took some twine and made knots at the top of each stem. I love how the detail of each...

Our New Clamp Light

I know, I have a lighting problem!!! I can’t say no to a fun light fixture, lamp or chandelier. Especially when it’s only $2! We came across this beauty at a thrift store and when it works, it’s just meant to be!  I love the fact that you can literally clamp this to whatever you want. I can walk around our house, clamping all day! I love the small details of the fixture too – the porcelain socket is so lovely! The hardware is very industrial and a bit rugged. Of course, adding a vintage inspired light bulb brings it to life!  As of right now, our little light is clamped to a  rather large amber glass bottle we also thrifted some time ago. It sort of has that lamp look, but in a really weird way. I’m ok with that – I love things that are quirky! Kind of goes with my personality…  This is just the beginning to our lighting addiction! I am hoping to share with you our new dining room chandelier and kitchen light makeover sometime in the next couple of weeks!  What do you think of this clamp light? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...
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