Simple Changes

I am a firm believer that simple and quick changes around the house can add a fresh, new feeling with out having to completely overhaul a room. This weekend I made some simple changes in our house that made a big impact.

The first change was to update the previously blah background on my Mac. I found this cute desktop background on Kate Spade's tumblr page. The splash of color instantly freshened up my office, given my Mac is almost always open! 

The next change was the addition of these basil and sage plants. I have always wanted to have my own "herb garden" and this is the first step. This was a DIY project using two planters that I already had and chalkboard contact paper.  I am not going to lie, chalkboard contact paper is amazing! I just cut out squares and placed them on the white planters. It was so easy! You can find similar planters at Crate and Barrel.

And the final change was inspired by a recent Pottery Barn catalog. They added starfish to lanterns with candles. I have these two lanterns in my family room and I added a large starfish to each one.

Before:

And after! 

It's such a simple and easy change, but it ties in the vintage island look that the rest of the room has.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great Monday! xo 

3 comments:

  1. You're right! And these changes look great; I love those planters!
    Have a great week!

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  2. I need a new background for my screen, and that one is so pretty I love the colors! I love your little herb containers too. You're just a crafty one Meggan! That lantern's perfect for summer too!

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  3. Perfect changes. It's the small things that make the biggest difference. I hope you had a great 4th f July.

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