Basket pendant light $30//iron orb pendant light $234//minimal mini pendant $139//Rectangular farmhouse pendant light $250//wooden chandelier $1060 (okay I threw in a pricier one)//rustic chandelier $300//reclaimed barn beam light $290//mason jar pendants, set of 3 $147//distressed pendant $119//shabby chic chandelier $748//bandwagon pendant $1120 (or three haha)
If you couldn’t already tell I have been doing a lot more product posts lately. I thought it would be a good idea to share my favorite home decor sites and farmhouse pieces with you guys! Today I wanted to make a list of my favorite farmhouse lighting fixtures that are also pretty affordable. I think lighting is a high factor when it come to interior design. A super cool industrial or farmhouse piece can transform any room! Although I unfortunately can’t add my own fixtures to my place I have some awesome rustic pendant lights and an antique basket light similar to the one in the collage above stored away for our first home. Click the links above to check out some of my favorite affordable farmhouse lighting fixtures.
Hello loves, we all have that favorite space in our home where we like to cuddle up after a long day of work and relax. For me that would definitely be my living room. I will admit I have made some changes since this picture was last taken and will be posting about my updated living room decor soon but I wanted to give you guys a before and after. For now I am showing you my favorite little corner of the room, my couch. I was searching for the perfect couch to fit my rustic style for a while that was also affordable and when I finally found this one from Ikea I fell in love. The slipcover gives it the perfect farmhouse feel and the best part is that it was only $500!! For real! And although it was super inexpensive it’s pretty comfortable. I accented the cream colors with my DIY pallet coffee table, some antique crates and a gallery wall. Overall I really love how everything turned out and I cannot wait to show you guys my new additions!!! Click here to check out this amazingly affordable couch for yourself and be sure to keep an eye out for my updated living room post. Enjoy.
Hello loves, so it’s pretty obvious that I have an obsession with antique decor. I just love to shop the local consignment stores, searching for amazing pieces to add to my place. I recently stumbled upon this metal three tier tray and new I had to have it. It’s the perfect addition to my breakfast bar! The only issue was, how do I decorate it? It took me a little while but I am finally happy with how it looks. Now, that doesn’t mean I won’t forever be changing the look of this piece up but for now I like it! As soon as I found this tray I instantly new I wanted to display my cow creamer as well as some apothecary bottles on it. I added a faux plant jar for a pop of color and come acorns for the winter season. Click the pictures below to create your own tier tray. The apothecary bottles are a bit pricey but you can click here to see where I purchased mine, enjoy. [Read more…]
fresh milk sign//galvanized kitchen caddy//linen pillow//pig bookends//candle//chicken wire caddy//bread bin//ladder//basket//milk and dairy sign//wreath//mesh jewelry holder//wall hook
Hello loves, I hope you guys are enjoying my latest home decor blog posts. If you have been reading my blog for a while than you know that although I loveeeee shopping I’m definitely a girl on a budget. I like to describe it as having champagne taste on a beer budget haha. For that reason it is taking me forever to complete my apartment decor which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I love having projects to keep myself busy and I have a feeling this is one that will be never ending. Although home decor can be pricey I wanted to show you some of my favorite farmhouse decor pieces that are insanely cute and all under $50! You can’t go wrong. I honestly refuse to pay more than $50 for anything so I will be keeping these types of posts coming. Just click the links above to check out the pieces for yourself. Enjoy!
Hello loves, if you couldn’t already tell I’ve been loving to decorate and re-decorate my new place. I feel like I’m forever changing and adding new decor until I’m officially satisfied with the each space. It definitely takes a while when your on a budget but I’m so happy with how everything turned out. I’ve been dying to give you guys a preview of my DIY rustic wall gallery. This is definitely one of my favorite corners of the apartment!! Although I would like to make some changes, I wanted to show you what I had so far. Click the links below to see where I got the pieces in my gallery wall. Have fun creating your own unique collage.
Left to right: distressed wood frame//wood frame//gold frame//cream frame//antique mirror is from a local consignment store//gray wooden frame//wooden arrow is a DIY//gold mirror
Wood crate//Mahogany candle//tassel throw//knit throw//gold lantern//acorn sculpture//round tray//acorn coasters//emerald candle stand//emerald throw//jar//pine forest candle//gold frame
Hello lovelies, I cannot express to you guys how much I have been loving winter home decor!! There’s something about the cozy look of chunky knit pillows and warm neutrals that can make any room look like a winter wonderland. This season I have been obsessing over mixed knit throws, pops of emerald and acorns! I have also been buying the majority of my winter home decor on HM.com so I wanted to show you some of my favorite pieces from this seasons collection. Their home decor is not only amazing quality but also super affordable, how can you go wrong? Click the links above to purchase the pieces for yourself and have fun creating the perfect rustic retreat!
Hello again lovelies! If you hadn’t already noticed I have been making some changes to my blog. Not necessarily to the look of it but more about the content. Up until now The Chic Geek consisted of mostly fashion related posts but since I have an apartment of my own the decor posts have become more frequent. Don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely love fashion and beauty and will be sporadically posting my outfits or products I love but I’ve decided to be focus on my true passion, antique farmhouse decor. Me and my boyfriend spend our weekends searching for amazing finds at local consignment shops and since I finally have a place to display my pieces I cannot wait to show you guys! I was super excited to show you guys the one corner in my apartment that needed some serious TLC. For the last two months it was completely empty and I couldn’t figure out what to put there until I stumbled across this amazing distressed hutch at my favorite local consignment shop. After that I was on a mission to complete it! I definitely still need to add some finishing touches but I couldn’t wait to show you my progress. Most of the pieces are from local shops but a few pieces are from my newest obsession, The Magnolia Market. If you love farmhouse decor as much as I do than you have to check out the show Fixer Upper on HGtv. This adorable southern couple work together to repair complete fixer uppers while putting their farmhouse touches on the finished project. They also have an amazing shop where they sell affordable farmhouse home decor items and I have fallen in love. Just click the links below to check out the items for yourself and make sure to keep an eye out for more decor posts.
Hello loves, I may not do many makeup tutorials but as a girl and a blogger I do love all things beauty. I wanted to show you guys my DIY vanity because it’s simple, rustic and best of all FREE! If you have been following my blog recently than you know that we moved in December and my boyfriend was sweet enough to build the majority of our furniture, with my help of course. See, when we found out that we had gotten the apartment we had less than two weeks to prepare and furniture was not definitely not in the budget. Lucky for me I had a crap load of wood sitting around and a handy boyfriend. Before then I had been using a piece of plywood as a shelf that I attached to the wall and the same vanity stool that I had since high school so I was definitely ready for an upgrade. I didn’t want something too much bigger than my original shelf but I still wanted it to look like an actual vanity that you could buy in a store. First, he used a table saw to cut the top out of a piece of plywood. He then cut the legs for both the vanity and stool out of a pallet. He sanded all of the pieces and nailed them together. I then got the idea to use some left over dowels to make the cross underneath. Once it was all put together I prestained, stained and finished both pieces. I hung up a gold mirror that I already had from Tjmax and bought the chair cushion from World Market and wallah, the perfect rustic vanity!! Click the read more link to see how you can decorate your own vanity. [Read more…]
Hello loves, thanks for stopping by! I’m Kaley, a 26 year old quirky girl who loves all things beauty, fashion, decor and daily life. Ive been reading blogs and watching youtube videos for years now and thought it was time I share my own tips and tricks with you guys. So, if you share my obsession with neutral fashion and rustic decor than you in the right place! Also, make sure to check out my social media for more fashion, beauty and decor posts.