DIY Gold Stamped Mousepad

A couple weeks ago I ordered this gorgeous liquid gold on Amazon, and I’ve been trying to figure out how to use it. Obviously I want to paint everything in my room gold, but where to start…

DIY Gold Confetti Mousepad

I spend so much time at my computer that a gilded mousepad seemed fun! Of course I love the haphazard confetti look, so that’s what I decided to go for!

DIY Gold Confetti Mousepad

Materials:
Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding
– Pencil with a flat end
Mousepad

DIY Gold Confetti Mousepad

Step One: Shake up the gold really really well to make sure that there are no layers in it. After doing that, open it up and lay the cap somewhere you won’t accidentally knock into it.

Step Two: Very lightly dip the pencil (flat end) into the gold, just enough to cover the whole flat surface. I made sure to let the excess drip off before moving it away from the jar. 

Step Three: Stamp the pencil onto the mousepad. Start in the corner that you want it to be more concentrated, and work out from there.

*tip: if one of your dots looks a little weak (see below), simply stamp over it again!

DIY Gold Confetti Mousepad DIY Gold Confetti Mousepad DIY Gold Confetti Mousepad

Let it dry for at least an hour, and that’s it! A super super easy DIY, but you can make any sort of design you want! 

DIY Gold Confetti Mousepad

Now I’m off to find more things to paint gold… mwahaha!

XOXO,
WHITNEY BLAKE

My Secrets To A Dreamy Night’s Rest

I’ve always been a sucker for a comfy/cozy/snuggly bed. I go for the pillow top mattress with foam added on top and another pillow top cushion on top of that (my boyfriend says I belong in The Princess and The Pea). What can I say? I love to be cozy! I noticed recently that with all the stresses of the day, it’s really important for me to fully relax before bed, which thankfully makes me sleep better! I’m really happy with how my bed is right now, and I just thought I would share my little “secrets” to a dreamy night’s rest!

Secrets for a dreamy nights rest

1. Get down to the basics. And in my case, that would be the bed! I’m a huge fan of my all white space because I feel like it clears my head in the morning! I love waking up to such a fresh and bright space with minimal clutter!

Secrets for a dreamy nights rest

 Bedding: Target | Monogram: Groopdealz & painted | Lamp made by me! | Black and White Pillows: IKEA | Furry Pillow: PotteryBarn (on sale!) | World Map: similar

2. Set the mood. I love using lavender oil on my pillows and sheets because it’s so relaxing. I use one drop on each pillow, and it’s awesome because you can’t really smell it in your room until you lay down in bed. Plus it makes my hair and PJs smell like lavender!

3. Keep your linens fresh! One of my all time favorite pieces of technology is my fabric shaver. This tiny little device basically shaves off all of the little balls (pilling) that can accumulate on sheets or blankets or shirts or pants and leaves them feeling good as new. Definitely worth the $8!

4. Put away the technology. We all know that research has proven it’s bad to use your phone or tv right before bed, and lately I’ve been able to vouch for that big time. I used to play solitaire on my phone every night before falling asleep (yes, I’m very exciting), but for the past few weeks I’ve stopped doing that and have more restful nights to show for it. 

Secrets for a dreamy nights rest

And there you have it! Nothing too extreme, but dang I’ve been sleeping well lately! What are your secrets for getting a restful night’s sleep?

XOXO,
WHITNEY BLAKE