I love body scrub. I love it so much that I feel like a different person after using it. What I don’t love is how expensive the natural ones are. Sure I could pick one up at a drugstore for under $10, but those are typically filled with chemicals, artificial fragrances and other junk I shouldn’t be slathering all over my skin. But then I realized it’s stupid simple to make your own body scrubs — and you probably have most of the ingredients already!
I’m a little embarrassed to say that I hadn’t really spray painted until very recently. (You may remember that I coated a bunch of stuff in my desk space with a small can of gold spray paint.) But once I lost that V-card, I heard someone caution that once you spray paint, you will find the intense desire to spray-paint things you had no intention of changing.
And that’s where I find myself now. I just finished giving a thrift store frame a gilded update and now I have a whole can at my disposal. (If you can’t already tell, I’m kind of obsessed with gold.) I wanted to share a round-up of ideas I’ve been kicking around — ideas that are a beautiful, easy and a little out-of-the-ordinary. Like using-plastic-animal-figurines out of the ordinary.
Back in April, I shared a glimpse of our apartment, and with it, a look at my meager home office. I had wanted to paint the desk all white, but Eaman thought it was too severe, so we comprised by making a couple of the drawers colorful. Well, the more I looked at it, the more I didn’t like it. And surprise, surprise, I care more about interior design than Eaman, so I repainted those drawers white and had my white-on-white dreams come true.
But I needed more than just a color change. Here are 6 other ways I updated my office space — all done on the cheap: