“Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.”
―Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr
Hello! Each Wednesday I share some of the photos that stopped me in my scroll while I was perusing Instagram the previous week. This week’s picks are actually the first seven pics that started this whole “Instagram Photos That Stopped Me In My Scroll” series, but I figured not everyone saw that very first post, and they are all such great examples of how you could add a ton of character to your home!
I literally gasped when I saw this DIY chandelier on Olive and Ford’s feed:
It’s an off-the-shelf crystal chandelier from Home Depot, and an orb made out of some rusty, old barrel straps. Isn’t it gorgeous?
This photo in Kate’s feed stopped me in my tracks too:
That fixture is made out of jute twine, hula hoops and a $40 chandelier from Ikea. HULA HOOPS! How cool is that!? 😀
My brain nearly burst when this next pic popped up in my feed:
It was posted by Kristine from The Painted Hive. Here’s another pic of the piece she Instagrammed:
…and because I know you’ll want to know how she did it, here’s a link to her how-to post!
I stared at this next Insta-photo of Kristine’s for a good long while too:
SO sweet, and would you believe that’s a DESK LAMP on the wall! #genius
And when I read the caption under this next photo in Jess Wasserman’s feed and found out these carrara-look counters were LAMINATE? Boom! #MindBlown
And when I found out the STUNNING “wood” floors throughout her whole house are ALSO laminate, and available at Lowes?
We did the same countertop and flooring in Kevin’s parents Bungalow Barn that’s attached to our house. The flooring is from Lowe’s. It’s called Antique Hickory and it’s made by Swiftlock. The countertop is White Carrara by Wilsonart.
And Farmhouse For Four’s wallpapered fridge pic?
One hashtag still springs straight to mind: