Happy Monday, friends! If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have already seen this post, where I shared a few small updates I’ve made around my apartment lately. I wanted to talk a little bit about those updates here, as I love having a record of my apartments over the years—and because I know some people who read here don’t follow my Instagram, too.
To back things up a little bit, I recently splurged on patio furniture—I purchased two sets of these patio chairs from Target! I am so excited to get my outdoor space all decorated so I can enjoy as much time as possible outside this spring and summer. I decided to invest in furniture given my balcony is fully covered and protected from the elements, so I knew whatever I purchased will be well positioned to last me a long time. I’ll share some photos as soon as I get everything set up, but wanted to go ahead and let you know what I ended up buying given patio furniture sells out FAST! (I actually found these chairs last season, but by the time I decided to move and knew I had a balcony, they had sold out. I haven’t used them yet, but am really impressed with the quality, so I expect they will go fast again this year, too.)
Given my patio chairs were on the pricier side, I am pulling back from apartment decor projects for a few months to save up for the next “big” thing—I’m also keeping my fingers crossed for a tax refund, hah! (I’d love to get a new mattress and bed frame; I currently have a Full but really want to upgrade to a Queen size.) In the interim, though, I’ve still be doing a few small projects here and there. I’m still working from home, and will be through at least Labor Day, so I spend a lot of time here! That means I have lots of time to day dream about what pieces I want to bring into my space.
As such, I wanted to share three small updates I’ve made around my apartment lately:
01. Adding My Grandma’s Brass Candlesticks
I recently told my Mom that I was in the market for some candlesticks—I really wanted a pair to put on my Vintage Dixie Aloha Faux Bamboo Dresser, which serves as a credenza under my TV in my main living area. My Grandma learned about my hunt for the perfect candlesticks and let me know she actually had a pair in her guest room she wasn’t using anymore. I jumped at the opportunity to have them! I love collecting pieces that have meaning to me, especially if they are part of my family history.
I really wanted light blue candles for them, and looked around several stores—Target, Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond—and couldn’t find any in stock. So I grabbed these light blue candlesticks on Amazon for $15 and am really happy with them; the color is beautiful! The candles were slightly too small for the candlesticks, so I just shoved a cotton ball in the bottom to fill the space so they stand upright and it has been a good fix.
I love how they go with my jar of faux lemons and limes; the jar itself is an old find from Home Goods and rests on a stack of Assouline “In the Spirit Of” books.