DIY Laundry Pedestal

DIY Laundry Pedestal - Holly on Hummingbird

I just finished my DIY laundry pedestal project, and I am so excited to tell you about it!

I got my front-loading washer and dryer last fall when we had to sell our old set with the house. I really wanted to get the laundry pedestals at the time, but they were so expensive! We decided to wait, and I’m glad I did.

The thing that stinks about front-loaders is that you have to break your back bending over to get things in and out of them–and most of the time I have to get on my knees to get to everything in the very back. It’s really a pain in the back! (Pun intended.)

When we had that issue this summer that affected the laundry room and bathroom, I started perusing Pinterest to get some good ideas on how I could maximize the space in the laundry room.  It doubles up as the mud room, as it’s the only access point between the garage and the house, so it’s important that it stays neat and tidy.

DIY Laundry Pedestal Plans

In that process, I came across the idea of building a DIY laundry pedestal. It made so much sense for the room, and seemed totally achievable. So, I sweet talked my step-dad into building it for me and sent him the plans I found on this blog.

It took him an afternoon to build, and then I spent about 30 minutes painting it. I mean, I’d like to say it was a piece of cake, but that’s really just based on him not calling and cussing me out halfway through it.

Laundry Room Pedestal- DIY

I had initially painted the laundry room cabinets white, but when I saw the paint on the pedestal, I had to paint something else with it! I love the dark, rich color I picked (Benjamin Moore, River Blue) and after a quick consultation with my little sister, I decided to paint the cabinets too. I’m so happy I did–it really transformed the entire room!

The Final Product: DIY Laundry Pedestal

I started the laundry room project back in July, so I’m so happy that it’s finally complete! It turned out great, and I love walking into it every time I enter from the garage. Now, I just need to get some laundry started…

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Laundry Room pedestal - Holly on Hummingbird

Flash Sale Friday!

Flash Sale Friday
So don’t tell Mike (or my boss) but every Friday morning I come in to work with a Starbucks and browse the day’s flash sales while I wake up and get going for the day. It occurred to me this morning that I should share my favorite finds with y’all! And with that thought, Flash Sale Friday was born (cue the confetti!)

Keep in mind that flash sales only last a couple of days, and the good stuff sells out fast. So, if you see something you like, be sure to click on over and get it while you can.

This week’s sales are extra exciting because it’s Labor Day weekend (WOO!).  And, here are my favorite flash sales for today:

{FLASH SALE} Skyline Furniture Event: Joss & Main

They’ve got some super stylish beds, sofas and chairs at really great prices. In particular, I’m in love with the Hannah Upholstered bed in black.

Check out the Flash Sale

Furniture Flash SaleHannah Upholstered Bed - Flash Sale

{FLASH SALE} Table Top Under $50: Ideel

This sale is so much fun! From fancy crystal glasses to dish sets and drink ware, I love everything about this one.  I love the quirkiness of these stemless wine glasses and I can’t get over how cute this “wine preserver” is!

Shop the table top here

Ideel table top flash sale
Ideel flash sale - wine ware

{FLASH SALE} Labor Day Lighting Blowout: OKL

Huge deals on some really great lighting! Fixtures, table lamps and floor lamps are all marked down and depending on what you’re looking for, you can snag something spectacular!  Loving these table lamps… only $199 for the pair.

Shop here

Labor Day flash sale - OKLAva table lamp- flash sale-OKL

 

{FLASH SALE} Labor Day Sale: MyHabit

A little of this, a little of that. At 90% off and free shipping for Amazon Prime members, you’re definitely going to find a deal here!

I’m currently coveting these amazing walnut chairs for only $60. 

See the deals here

My Habit Flash SAleStandard Walnut chair- labor day flash sale

{FLASH SALE} More Labor Day Deals: 55 Downing Street

Furniture, home decor, rugs, lighting and tons more are all included in this sale. I love these embroidered pillows for only 19 bucks!

See what’s on sale here

flash sale - labor day - 55 downing

55Downing-flash sale pillows

Happy shopping, everyone!

My Favorite Summer Trends

summer decor trends

If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably know by now that I have a bit of an addiction.  As a visually-inspired person, Pinterest is my favorite social network and down time go-to. I draw a ton of ideas and inspiration from pins, and it’s one way that I stay current on decor and fashion trends. I also have a few magazine-style lifestyle blogs that I like to follow for inspiration, like My Domaine and Glitter Guide.

Mike and I have an ongoing joke about how I don’t read–I only like to look at pictures.  We laugh about it, but the truth is that I do really like pictures! :) So, I wanted to share some pictures with y’all and tell you about the summer trends that I’ve been swooning over.

1. Pineapple

Pineapple has been popping up everywhere, and I can’t get enough of it!  From accent pieces to fabrics, accessorizing with pineapples has been a huge thing this summer.

Decorating with Pineapple

Decorating walls with pineapple art

2. Greek Blue

I’ve always been a fan of bright cobalt blue–especially paired with white.  Perhaps it’s because it reminds me of our 2008 trip to Greece, but this color just makes me happy!

Greek Blue painted dresser

Cobalt blue kitchen

greek blue bedroom decor

3. Word Art

I think this trend may have started with Taylor Swift’s clever little graphic tees, but I’m totally on board. I have a nerdy affinity for typography (see, I do read!) so I love the idea of dressing up my walls with short, pretty messages! Bonus points for music lyrics or movie quotes.

word art wall decor

word graphics for walls

4. Flamingoes

Okay, seriously–aren’t pink flamingoes every little girl’s favorite “animal” at some point? Even at 31, they still put a smile on my face. I would love to decorate our back patio with a flamingo theme… It would never fly with Mister Weaver, but it would be so much fun–black, white, flamingoes!

flamingo wall art

flamingo wallpaper

flamingo bathroom

5. White + Black

Speaking of black and white, I love that this classic color combo is so hot right now.  Ten years ago we were all into the browns, and then we transitioned to grays… and now white and black are the neutral palette of the future.

white and black graphic living roomblack and white bathroom

black and white modern kitchen

 

So, which of these trends are your favorite?  Check back next week to see how I’ve incorporated at least two of them into our master bathroom makeover!