Minted Artwork Giveaway

preppy dining room navy-7

It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on seven months since the flood. Truly, life hasn’t been that bad. But our first year of homeownership certainly hasn’t been what we thought it’d be like. We’d envisioned a lot of decorating projects, a fireplace renovation, and maybe painting the trim on the outside of the house. THIS, though? No. ;)

While living in a state of flux hasn’t been my favorite, I’m starting to realize that in many ways, this situation kind of rocks. Of course, it’s easy to say that now, as we’re finally coming to the end of the madness. But there’s no way that Mitch and I would have undertaken renovating the master bedroom and bathroom (which we didn’t love) so quickly, as it’s expensive, and we’d just put down a scary-to-us amount of money to actually buy the place. We’d talked about it, sure, but had said “maybe in five years.” And let’s be serious: in five years time, life will likely be a little busier than it is now… and things like renovations probably won’t be our focus.

Silver lining!

Again, though, I’m clearly feeling this way because we’ve been making a lot of progress lately. ;) Last weekend was super productive, and we hit the ball out of the park this past Saturday and Sunday. Mitch’s amazing parents came up, and helped us paint; attach a paper towel dispenser under a kitchen cabinet (more challenging than it sounds, haha); install an Elfa closet shelving system; hang bike racks; eat a ton of deep-dish pizza; finalize cabinetry, baseboard, tile, moulding and grout decisions; and hang our Minted.com art. Eeee!

Aren’t parents the best?

But let’s back up to the whole Minted part for a sec. You might remember that back in the fall, I teamed up with Minted to create my dream gallery wall in our living room, and couldn’t stop raving about how amazing the whole experience was. The quality was off the charts, the customer service was outstanding, and the speed of delivery was, well, shocking. This time around was no different. We shopped from the comfort of our home, and everything arrived ridiculously quickly. SO EASY! (And you’d better believe that we’re going with Minted for the master bedroom/bathroom project, too!)

Also, Mitch and I owe you guys a HUGE thank you. We’ve had to make a ton of decisions over the last seven months, and when I wrote this post, we were feeling overwhelmed and indecisive. Your comments and e-mails, though, were beyond helpful, and we took each one of your opinions to heart. We’re so, so happy with the final product… and think the room looks a lot more welcoming!

(We ended up going with this framed palm print because it reminds us of adventures together and brings some green into the room. And we got this framed striped vase print, too, because Mitch emailed it to me and said, “LOOK! YOU WOULD LOVE THIS! NAVY STRIPES!” — and I thought that was adorable. It makes me smile every time I look at it! We hung it next to a map of Culebra, where we took our honeymoon, and an old Chagall print, which holds happy memories from our early years together.)

minted giveaway Kelly in the city

SO, to really thank you, I’m teaming up with Minted today to give away a $150 gift card! And entering is super simple. The contest will run from 2/22 to 2/28, and Minted will randomly draw and email the winner her prize promo code on or around Monday, 2/29.

Be sure to check out my current faves from the company at the bottom of this post, and good luck!

preppy dining room navy-6preppy dining room navy-30preppy dining room navy-16preppy dining room navy-20preppy dining room navy-9preppy dining room navy-13preppy dining room navy-4

Room Details:

Minted Striped Vase Framed Print and Palm Leaf Framed Print c/o / Pier 1 Rug, Garden Stool, Hydrangeas, Topiaries, Dining Chairs and Accent Chairs c/o / DIY Farmhouse Table (Mitch is in the process of writing a how-to post!) / MegMade Buffet / Kate Spade Coffee Table Book and Wedding Frame / CB2 Narwhal / “Dogs of Central Park” /“Elements of Style” c/o Porch / Laura Dro Designs Ginger Jar Painting c/o / Chevron Jar Painting / Birch Lane Couch (which is moving to the other side of the living room once we mount the television above the fireplace) / Pottery Barn Striped Pillow / Tommy Bahama Print Pillow

Minted Favorites:

  • Thank you for offering this giveaway! My boyfriend is going back to school, so we’ve realized that we might as well settle into our apartment for the time being instead of looking at houses. One of the ways I’ve been making our space feel more like a home is by adding artwork and small details, so I have been LOVING the updates on how you’re decorating your home since we have similar taste. Excited for more updates :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • 100-percent agree that adding artwork can really spruce up a place without investing the big bucks! Fingers are crossed for you, Girl, and thank you so much for your kind words!! More updates coming this week. ;) xoxo!

    • 100-percent agree that adding artwork can really spruce up a place without investing the big bucks! Fingers are crossed for you, Girl, and thank you so much for your kind words!! More updates coming this week. ;) xoxo!

  • Thank you for offering this giveaway! My boyfriend is going back to school, so we’ve realized that we might as well settle into our apartment for the time being instead of looking at houses. One of the ways I’ve been making our space feel more like a home is by adding artwork and small details, so I have been LOVING the updates on how you’re decorating your home since we have similar taste. Excited for more updates :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • I love that rug you have under your table! It is amazing how much adding a rug can make a room really pop.
    -Maggie http://www.thatgirlmags.com

    • Thanks, Maggie! I’m SUCH a fan of it, as its pattern really hides lint. ;)

    • Thanks, Maggie! I’m SUCH a fan of it, as its pattern really hides lint. ;)

  • Chris

    Someone is going to be WAY happy!

  • MUST win! NEED art!

  • Amy Beth Campbell

    Love that big palm leaf print! And all the blue & white, of course ;)

    xo,
    abc | http://www.amybethcampbell.com

  • Mary Kate

    Im so glad that you’re finally beginning to get your home to a good place again!

    Mary Kate
    http://www.mynewchicagolife.com

  • Entered of course! I don’t know why your posts aren’t showing up on my bloglovin!

  • Entered of course! I don’t know why your posts aren’t showing up on my bloglovin!

  • Madison Snow

    Loving your home decor! The touches of navy are fabulous!

  • Laura

    Hi Kelly! I came across this post after scrolling through your post today and have a question about the striped vase print – are the flowers more pink or red in person? I am looking to add some red touches to our bathroom and think this would be perfect unless the flowers are too pink :) Thanks for your help – I always look to your posts and inspiration, both as a newer homeowner and now as a mom-to-be!

    • Hi Laura! I would say they’re more on the reddish side than on the pink side. Mitch actually LOVES the print and there’s no way he’d love pink flowers. ;) And thank you so much for your kind words! You are the sweetest, Girl! xoxo!