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The Perfect Changing Table

Changing Table

One of the decisions I made was to not buy a changing table for the nursery. Instead, I found a chest-of-drawers I adored and retrofit it into a changing table. Believe me, if I can do it (the queen of DIY disasters!) anyone can.


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I’m drawn to champagne-style chest-of-drawers. They remind me of the inside of a steamer trunk and anything related to travel is attractive to me. I found just what I was looking for at Land of Nod. Three ample drawers give me the room for everything I need when changing Jackson. And it was so easy to attach the changing table top. We attached it to the back of the chest so when Jackson is no longer in need of a changing table, we can remove the top and have it simply as a chest-of-drawers.


Changing Table

You don’t have to give up good style when you put together a nursery.

Sources:

Campaign Dresser | White Changing Tray

Changing PadGrey Dot Changing Pad Cover

Small Rattan BasketsSwaddling Blankets

White Monogram Towel | White Rattan Hamper 


Photos by Delbarr Moradi for Sacramento Street

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Bring the Picnic Indoors

Bring the Picnic Indoors | Sacramento Street


Everyone is dreaming of spring, blossoming trees, warm sunshine and temperatures above freezing. With Arctic temperatures hitting most of the country, no one wants to go outside. It’s time to get creative with what you can do indoors. I’ve been day dreaming about gathering friends for an outdoor picnic for months but that’s not really possible for awhile so I decided to bring my picnic indoors. Why should I wait until the weather gets warmer?


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My first order of business was to create a cozy spot where everyone would want to sit, eat, drink and enjoy themselves for hours on end. The key ingredient – comfy pillows and blankets to cover the floor. When creating an indoor picnic you want to be sure everyone will want to kick off their shoes, curl up and enjoy each other’s company. Be sure to have yummy treats and wine of course. I referenced our guide to creating the perfect cheese board that our team put together this past fall.


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Picnic Essentials | Sacramento Street

1.) Natural Sheep Skin Rug | 2.) Grey Two-Tone Geometric Throw


3.) Faux Cowhide Throw Pillow | 4.) Ivory Unscented Pillar Candle


5.) Mini Spreaders Set of 4


Thanks to World Market I was able to create the perfect environment for this day dream to actually come to life. I paired their beautiful throws, pillows and much more together to create the ultimate indoor setting that no one wanted to leave. See more from our selection on the World Market Blog.


Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street


This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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On The Hunt: Candleholders

On the Hunt: Candleholders | World Market

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In my eyes, you can never have too many candleholders. I use them for just about event dinner party and around our house. They cast a beautiful light that makes dinner parties feel magical and a cozy evening indoors special. There is probably a candle being burned at all hours in our house.


On The Hunt : Candles

1.) Recycled Glass Pillar Candle Holder


2.) Grey Opaque Glass Honeycomb Lantern


3.) Clear Glass Teardrop Lantern Candleholder


As we see a glimmer of hope that spring might be around the corner I’ve pulled together a handful of my must haves for this season that can be used both inside and outside – weather permitting of course! Buy a handful as an excuse to throw a big dinner party with friends. Afterwards you can style them around the house for a new look on your mantle or coffee table.


Check out my favorites over on World Markets blog that will have you inspired to throw a dinner party this weekend!


This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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On The Hunt: Throw Blankets

On The Hunt: Throw Blankets | Sacramento Street

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I know that I’m not alone when I tell all of you that I have an obsession with throw blankets. It’s a problem. I seem to find one where ever I go – whether it’s from traveling, or my go-to shop – I’ll find an excuse for needing it. I tell myself “this would be the perfect addition to that stack on my bookshelf” or “the corner chair needs a new throw to give it an update” or “this would be the perfect picnic blanket.” While I do this with other things as well, throw blankets are a weakness for me  can you blame me?

On The Hunt: Throw Blankets | Sacramento Street1.) Gray Two- Tone Geometric Throw

2.) Blue Surf and White Chevron Throw

3.) Brown Faux Fur Throw


Since I’ve been on the hunt for a couple throws for a few friends and clients who have been asking, I came across an handful from World Market that I truly love. This grey number is now my car blanket. Whether you are looking for a throw for your living room, bedroom or family room – pop over to check out the rest of my picks over on the World Market blog.

 

This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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Frame It: A Guide to Creating an Artwall

Framebridge | Sacramento StreetDo you ever find yourself with a stack of artwork or family photos that need to be framed? I’m completely 100% guilty. When it comes to framing artwork, I’m constantly looking for quality frames that both myself and my clients will love that a) look beautiful, b) are easy to work with, and c) don’t break the bank. I know what you’re thinking, where am I ever going to find an option that encompasses all three of those things? Friends look no further, Framebridge is here to help!


When I first came across Framebridge I was intrigued by their process – it’s an easy to navigate site, which also has an app that will lead you through a step-by-step process to design your own frames for each piece you want done. Another plus, they have an option for a designer consultation if you aren’t quite sure what will look best with a particular piece. I’d say that’s a huge bonus!


Since I’ve been hoarding photos that I’ve been wanting to frame for an art wall in our house and for Christmas presents for family, I decided to give it a whirl. Let’s just say it was easy as pie. I quickly uploaded the five pieces I wanted done and in about 30 or so minutes I was done. When I was finished I couldn’t believe I had waited that long to do it all . . . I was even tempted to get even more pictures framed. Beware, it’s addicting – especially when you are putting together an art wall in your home.


With that being said, I wanted to share step-by-step details into how I go about putting together art walls. I’m constantly getting asked by readers and friends how to even begin putting together an art wall. I’ve come up with five steps that will help you create one in your very own home.

1.  Paper First:
Don’t pound a single nail before you do a little planning. Decide which pieces you definitely want on the wall. It’s nice to have a few extra options in case you need to fill in the blanks. Then make a paper template the size of the frames.

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2. Mix & Match:
Cut out the shapes and experiment with various placements. This small step will save your walls from misplaced holes from the nails. It’s important to measure out how large the wall is so you know that they will fit in. Once you decide on the arrangement take a picture of it.


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3. Tape It Up:
Transfer the paper onto the wall in the arrangement you’ve decided on. Figure out spacing and height.

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4. Time to Commit:
Measure where the wire hangs on the frame and mark the paper with a pen. Take the nail and hammer it through the paper – it’s the only way you’ll get it exactly right. Once you’ve done this with each piece it’s time to rip all that paper down. 


5. It’s Time to Hang:
It’s time to see your vision come alive. Hang your artwork up on the nails. Refer back to the picture you took in case they got out of order.


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Now it’s time to sort through your photos and artwork and get everything you want framed. Framebridge has a plethora of options and styles that work with any aesthetic you have in your home. Pop on over to start your framing!


This post is a partnership with Framebridge. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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