Sarah Hearts

Sarah Hearts Studio

January 27, 2015

Love this clean and bright home studio! Click through to see the entire room.

I’m so excited to share my new home studio with you! The room is still very much a work in progress but it’s come so far from where it was. If you need a refresher, take a look at what it looked like before. I moved my computer into our guest room and made that my new office and transformed the room that was my office into my new studio space.

To make the space feel larger and much brighter, I removed the old built in desk and replaced it with a moveable, folding table and painted the entire room a bright white—Sherwin-Williams Harmony Interior Paint in Pure White to be exact. The result is an airy, bright space that is truly a blank canvas! I primed the walls using Harmony Wall primer and then had to apply two coats of the Harmony Interior Paint on top of that. Though it didn’t cover as well as the Emerald, my favorite Sherwin-Williams paint, I chose to use this paint because it barely has an scent and doesn’t have any VOCs. It also absorbs oder over time which is an awesome bonus!

This mint green pendant light is the perfect blend of retro and modern.

I, or rather Kevin, swapped the old tiny white ceiling fan that was installed by the previous homeowners with this mint green retro inspired pendant light. It’s the Webster pendant light from Crate & Barrel which unfortunately is sold out. I love the subtle pop of color it brings to the room.

The amazing tassel garland is a custom color kit from The Flair Exchange. I choose coral, yellow, mint and metallic gold (of course) and strung it across the window. The perfect cheery accent for the space.

This hobby table can be rolled away when not in use and has tons of workspace, perfect for a tiny craft room.

I removed the desk I had built when we first moved into the house nearly four and half years ago and replaced it with this hobby table. I love this table so much I bought a second one for my office! It’s really well made and can seat up to four people. It’s perfect for cutting fabric on and it’s large enough for working on multiple projects at once.

Oh and isn’t the dot wastebasket adorable? I also loved this so much I bought a second one for my office. I’m using the small plastic storage bins to stash away tape and glue. I’m using the large storage bins to store printer paper and Silhouette vinyl. The gold foil wall calendar is from My Mind’s Eye.

Love this bright white home studio space!

We hung up a plastic pegboard that had been sitting in my studio closet since we moved it. My dad made it for me in college and I’m excited to be using it again. I’m hanging scissors, rulers, and Silhouette cutting mats on it. All things that get used often. I plan on adding a pegboard shelf or basket to it to maximize it’s functionality!

This hobby table is just what I need in my tiny home. It can be tucked away when not in use and expands to seat four.

I’m using some Ikea folding chairs that I used in my first apartment in Orlando though I plan on swapping them out for these Eames style chairs soon.

Love these cute art prints in Sarah's home studio.

Daisy thinks the new office is pretty great too. The horse print is from Alena Hennessy, a lovely artist I had the opportunity to intern for while in college. I’ll share details on the adventure print I made next week as well as how I transformed the Ikea shelving unit into a sideboard table!

This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep this blog going!

Links to Love

January 23, 2015

Add some sparkle to your Valentine's Day with these fun heart and diamond DIY projects.

Get a head start on your Valentine’s Day crafting this weekend and try one of these awesome projects from this week! I plan on catching up on sleep and emails this weekend (in that order) as I recover from an awesome couple of days in Salt Lake City at Alt Summit. What will you create this weekend?

1. You may want to leave this DIY washi tape geometric heart up well after Valentine’s Day.

2. These clay gems would make the perfect topper for a gift.

3. These gold leaf heart drink stirs would be perfect for a gal-entines dinner.

4. This x o heart wall art is a fresh, modern take on X’s and O’s.

I’m also loving:

This winter lemonade recipe.

This happy mini garden.

These scissors.

Favorite Heart Finds

January 22, 2015

Put a heart on it! Get in the Valentine's Day spirit with these cute heart accessories!

I love a good item with a heart on it, as you may already assume, and these heart items are definitely on my heart wish list. If you’re looking for a fun, valentine’s day gift for your girlfriends or if you just love heart things as much as I do, here are some great heart shirts and accessories.

1. BaubleBar rose gold heart necklace | 2. Ban.do neon heart tote bag | 3. Gold heart shaped sunglasses | 4. bkr heart water bottle | 5. Kate Spade gold heart stud earrings | 6.  Modcloth polka dot heart sweater | 7. Ban.do heart umbrella | 8. Old Navy glitter fleece baby dress (I wish this was available in my size!) | 9. Paperchase patchwork hearts iPhone 6 case (available in 6 plus too)

Printable Love Coupons and Stickers

January 21, 2015

Loving these modern printable Valentine's Day love coupons! Perfect for a simple, homemade gift.

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that can easily empty your wallet. Prefix menus and over-priced chocolates can add up to one expensive holiday. If you’re looking for a more affordable and more heartfelt way to celebrate your signifigant other I’ve got you covered. I created a new set of printable love coupons that make giving a homemade gift look a little bit less handmade.

One of my most popular posts ever is my printable love coupons so I decided to give them a bit of an update this time around with a couple of my go to patterns—dots and stripes! And lucky for you, I’ve also created them in two color ways because I simply couldn’t decide which one I liked best.

Download the pink and red love coupons
Download the pink and red Valentine’s Day stickers

Download the bright love coupons
Download the bright Valentine’s Day stickers

These printable Valentine's Day stickers would be so cute on cards or candy bags.

I’ve also created matching stickers that you can stick on envelopes, candy boxes, and whatever you like! I used Avery Print-to-the-Edge Square Labels which made printing these stickers a breeze. Just download, print, and stick them everywhere!

Print out these cute modern love coupons for your valentine!

I printed the love coupons on Avery Matte White Postcards. They are pre-scored which means after you print them you just fold them along the perforated lines and they come apart with clean edges. No cutting required! They are also double-sided which means both sides are a nice, smooth bright white.  Since the love coupon design is also double-sided, remember to print one page 1 of 1 first, then reload the same sheet in the printer and print page 2 of 2.

Loving these fun, bright Valentine's Day stickers. So cute to stick on Valentine's Day cards.

These free printable stickers are perfect for sealing Valentine's Day notes!

This post is sponsored by Avery. All thoughts, opinions, and designs are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that help me create fun printables like these!