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Friday Pinspiration | Our DIY Den

Happy Fri-yay! Over here at the Bonadio house, we are wrapping up our summer DIY home 'refreshes'. We have now completed our kitchen, my office, and the den/book room. This space was intended to be a bit more masculine since my office is pretty feminine. 

Chris refinished the floors in the den while he was refinishing the office floors. Each room got new trim and was looking fresh! After we finished the office, Chris started custom building wall shelving. We (and by we, I mean Chris) bought brackets, spray painted them dark, then stained and sealed the wood shelves. 

The last little project for this room was the hairpin leg stool. It might be my favorite piece in the whole room. It turned out SO SO good. The view you see of this room when you walk up the stairs is the best. The art was a vintage find for $5 and the lights and stool just compliment it perfectly! My father in law gave us the wood slab so all we had to get were the legs. We found them here on Etsy. All in all the stool cost us maybe $50 to make.

The last part was accessories! My favorite! Take a look at our DIY Den!



Rug | Urban Outfitters

Couch, Magazine Holders | IKEA

Glass Geo Cubes, Rock Book Ends, Candles - TJ Maxx

Hanging Lights, Lamp, Pillows, Clock, Steer Book Ends, Blanket | Target

Friday Pinspiration | Our DIY Office Refresh

Happy Friday! Today's Friday Pinspiration is all about my our office update! All based of furniture that we loved and accessories from ideas I pinned on Pinterest. Wait -hold the phone, even before the design was picked, the whole reason we even decided to embark on this DIY journey is because I was in desperate need of a new computer. My architect husband could not bear the though of a shiny new iMac on an old, beat up IKEA desk. Thus, the office update began.

First things first, Chris had to sand the hardwood in this room and our other spare bedroom. That was a long process in itself. Sanding, staining, and sealing - oh my! After he wrapped up Part One of Many, he installed new baseboards and quarter rounds. I never realized how much of a difference that could make in a room. As you can see in the before picture (from the listing) - this room needed A LOT of help! We tore the ugly carpet out the weekend we moved in. Then it pretty much stayed in that condition for 3 years. Ha! Lastly, Chris custom-built the shelving behind my desk. He saw this IKEA hack idea on a DIY blog and made it a reality! Seriously, he is becoming so handy these days.

We decided to purchased furniture that we loved and accessories from ideas I pinned on Pinterest. To say that I am obsessed with this room would be an understatement. I want to sleep in here. I love working in here. I wanted the room to inspire me and give me good vibes. I think it does just that. Take a look!

DESIGN: My Pinterest pins


THE AFTER: Voila! :)

Rug, Side Chair, Pillow, Floor Lamp, Love Sign: Target

Desk and Desk Chair: West Elm

Pouf, Macrame Plant Hanger & Planter: CB2

Frames & Accessories: IKEA, Home Goods

iMac: Apple

Friday Pinspiration | Session Tips

This weeks Friday Pinspiration is all about making your session unique. So here we go! From the top left...

  • Pets are family too! Think about including them in your next session. Even a senior portrait session if your pet is your BFF! Just remember to bring a handler to help when they aren't needed for a photo.
  • Jackets, Cardigans, Vests - oh my! - I love layering outfits. For senior sessions, this is a great way to change-up your look quickly. For toddlers, layers are a great way to show some personality with your tot!
  • Bring your hobbies for senior portraits - maybe you are an amazing ballerina. Bring your point shoes and show off a bit.
  • Coordinate, don't match-   Mix textures, patterns and add accessories but stay with in the same color palette.
  • Kimono - Maternity sessions are all about the bump. Show it off with a tight shirt or dress and then add a casual, loose sweater or kimono for an extra pop.