How To: Decorate a Cubicle

Do you work in an office with cubicles? Do you work at one of the cubicles? If you do, you know that the plain, drab cubicle look can really suck the decorator’s soul out of you a little every day. I’m tired of having my soul sucked out so I’ve put my mind to finding fun, clean, and pretty ways to decorate my cubicle.

Empirella actually did a FABULOUS cubicle makeover that I think I want to try myself, though my cubicle is set up a little bit differently and I have three monitors taking up majority of the tabletop space. Here’s a picture of their before and after:

 

Keeping that in mind, here are some of the different things I want to add to mine:

Fancy mouse pad with gold polka dots

Who says office decor has to be bland? Spice things up like this cute mouse pad with gold dots!

This calendar could be created using a picture frame and a universal calendar as the “art.”
Then, you could use a dry erase marker to write days, months, and notes.

‘Love’ this simple, clean print. Get it?

LOVE what you do, it makes all the difference!

And this one, which would also tie in the gold polka dots on the mouse pad.
Plus, it’s in French!

No regrets

I also want this chair from IKEA so when people come by they have somewhere fun and funky to sit. And it’s only $39!

VILMAR Chair IKEA The chair's melamine surface makes it durable and easy to keep clean.

Have you seen any other examples of fantastic cubicle makeovers? I would love to get some other ideas. Like I mentioned, I have three monitors that cover majority of my desk so I know I’m going to have something of a hard time working around them (one is a HUGE Mac monitor). But, I will prevail!

Want to help me out? Send me links to other pieces of art and decor that would look nice in a cubicle!

Let the no-more-soul-sucking commence,
-Katie

5 Beautiful Gallery Wall Ideas (Plus, Tips!)

I’ve been slowly changing our master bedroom to a brighter, bolder color palate by infusing pops of bold oranges, lime greens, peacock blues, and deep plum colors with our very neutral grey walls and mostly grey comforter. I’m also adding gold, white, and silver accents all over. However, where I’ve been struggling is the gallery wall and shelving I’ve set for another gallery mix.

Here’s what I have so far:

Gallery Wall Ideas and Tips

Gallery Wall Ideas and Tips

You can see my dilemma. I’ve already planned to paint some of the frames gold and obviously take off the Home Goods sticker and replace with actual art, but can’t seem to decide what art to put in the frames and how to mix it while still maintaining some semblance of balance and cohesion.

So I turned to the Internet to hopefully get some ideas. And, boy, did I! Here are my top 5 gallery wall ideas:

1. High Fashion Gallery Wall Idea via CasaSugarHigh Fashion Gallery Wall Idea

2.  Pops of Color Gallery Wall via Sweet Lovely Ho.me

Bright Color Gallery Wall Idea

3.  Masculine Gallery Wall via Japanese TrashMasculine Gallery Wall Idea

4. Interesting Gallery Wall via Anne Robin CalligraphyGallery Wall Idea

5. Themed Gallery Wall via FashionismoAfrican Themed Gallery Wall Idea

After seeing all these beautiful examples of well-done gallery walls, I’m feeling ready to tackle the project and find some great pieces.

This wonderfully helpful post from Because It’s Awesome also details “5 Rules of the Gallery Wall.”

I hope you feel inspired to try your hand at designing your own gallery wall. If you do, or if you have in the past, I’d love to see pictures! Just post a link to them in the comments.

Until inspiration strikes again,
-Katie

SALE! 10% off

Happy Friday! We’re so happy that the weekend is almost here that we’ve decided to offer all our amazing followers a discount:

10% Off at Vintage Chic Redux

That’s right! We’re offering a 10% discount on all orders $20 and over. Just use VCR10OFF at checkout. Discount is applied to purchases $20 and over before tax and shipping.

 

Happy shopping,
-Katie

New Products: Burlap Tote Bags and Chalkboard Serving Trays

Hello, all!

I come to you with exciting news…we’ve added FOUR new items to our Etsy shop! We have two grey, orange, and tan striped burlap tote bags; a Tiffany blue burlap tote bag; and these amazing chalkboard serving trays that would be perfect for a dinner party or as a gift for all the moms out there. I mean, Mother’s Day is coming up soon.

Here’s what they look like:

Striped Burlap Tote BagStriped Burlap Tote Bag

Striped Burlap Tote BagStriped Burlap Tote Bag

Tiffany Blue Burlap Tote BagTiffany Blue Burlap Tote Bag

Chalkboard Serving TrayRustic Chalkboard Serving Tray

We hope you like them! And remember, Mother’s Day is just around the corner so don’t wait and order now.

We have a couple more projects we’ll be working on and/or finishing up soon so keep checking back to see what we’re up to.

Much love,
-Katie

New Project: Shabby Chic Wine Buffet

I recently came across a beautiful buffet table that had some good bones, but need a little TLC. Well, I scooped that bad boy up and now have some BIG plans for it.

As you can see in the pictures below it had some scratches, the hardware was a little too outdated for me (and not in a good way), and it just needed a nice face lift to make it something pretty.

I have started the refurb project and am so excited with the results already even though I’m not finished. I’ve taken the doors off and plan to add crisscrossing wine racks underneath, plus it’s a new color!

So stay tuned for the final reveal. In the meantime, here’s the before pictures:

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

 

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

 

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

So what do you think? It’s a pretty piece, right? I can’t wait to show you all the finished product. And the best part? Once we’re done…we’re selling it!

I know, I know. How rude of me to give you a little peek and not show you what it’s going to look like. Guess you’ll just have to keep on the lookout for the “After” post.

 

Until the “After”,
-Katie

Painted Rug

What a great DIY tutorial for taking your old rugs and turning them into new ones that you love!

BESA GM

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Do you have a rug that you wish it was a different pattern or color palette? Or do you have an unwanted rug which is taking up your space in your storage or garage, but cannot decide whether you should keep or get rid of it?

Well, there is a solution for these scenarios, and it only takes a good will, some free time and of course some paint to make your unwanted rug still lovable and usable.
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My generic, white IKEA rug was neither unwanted nor unsuitable for my decor. However, it was not dog friendly so living with our lovely German Shepherd for almost a year, I had to store away all rugs and live on bare floors. I only brought back the rugs when we were having guests over to make the place more warm and welcoming; and this is the time when I realized that my…

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New Product: Burlap Boutonniere for Rustic Chic Wedding

It’s official! We’re open for business!

We have finally opened our Etsy shop and even added our first listing: Burlap Boutonniere for Rustic Chic Wedding – Groom and Groomsmen Boutonniere, Lace, button and twine

I made these same boutonnieres for my own wedding and now you can have them at yours! They’re perfect for those awesome rustic or vintage chic weddings that we’re seeing a lot of on the internet and in bridal magazines.

These boutonnieres are customizable as we’ll pick buttons based on your wedding colors. Two to be exact.

Trust me when I say that you will absolutely love these burlap boutonnieres. Here are some pictures:

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

If you love them, BUY THEM! Like I said, you can customize the colors of the two buttons. If you have any questions, feel free to email us here or on Etsy.

And, stay tuned as we’ll soon be featuring new burlap tote bags and chalkboard cheese and wine boards!

 

What do you think of our boutonnieres?

 

Tata for now,
-Katie

Toronto’s Distillery District: Industrial Inspiration

My husband and I just returned from a trip up north. We first visited family in Detroit and then decided to take an impromptu trip to Toronto as I had never been to Canada before and my husband had never been to Toronto.

The 4 1/2 hour drive from Detroit isn’t too bad and it’s worth it once you make it to the city.

We visited the Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower, St. Lawrence Market, but what I will always remember was the stunning Distillery District. We didn’t get to stay to see it at night, but it was beautiful during the day. The mix of old, industrial architecture and decor is something that I absolutely love and can snap pictures of all day.

Here are some of my favorite pictures we took of the Distillery District.

Toronto Distillery District SignA picture of the sign when you first walk up to the area.

Old Truck in Toronto Distillery DistrictOne thing you should know about me: I LOVE old trucks like this. And this one was beautifully decayed.

Old Building in Toronto Distillery DistrictThey mix the old with the new so well!

Toronto Distillery DistrictI fell in love with this old walkway/room.

Industrial Doorway in Toronto Distillery DistrictI mean, c’mon! Gorgeous.

Buildings in Toronto Distillery District Oh, to have seen this area in its heyday.

There was this ADORABLE little bakery in the area that I stopped at to grab a chocolate croissant and the inside was breathtaking. If you ever get the chance, please check out the Brick Street Bakery. It was so good!

Have you ever been to Toronto or the Distillery District? What was your favorite part?

Ciao!
-Katie