I Transformed My Office Into A Beauty Room For $100, $150, & $250 | Sweet Digs | Refinery29

Hi, I’m Thatiana, welcome to my home. This is a shoes-off household, so be sure
to take off your shoes. But also, be sure to subscribe below. Come on. I’m a beauty writer born and raised in New
York. I live in Harrison, New Jersey. I moved here because I was looking to escape
the high rent of New York City. So, me and my boyfriend decided to move to
New Jersey where there was more affordable apartments and we found a beautiful three bedroom that we knew that we could not pass on. The office right now is just set up for my
boyfriend. It’s very bland. It’s just a desk and a calendar, and I feel
like it really could use some light, color, and feel just as homey as the rest of the
apartment. So today we’re transforming our office into
a coexisting, creative space that has a beauty station, and we’re doing it under a budget
of $500 with three price points of $100, $150 and $250. So let’s get to it. To start off I’m focusing on organization
with the price point of $100. First, I’ll be going through all my products and seeing what I
can donate or recycle, and then from there I will be building drawers and putting the
products that I am keeping into those drawers with dividers. It’s a lot of pieces so we’ll see how this
goes. I’m really excited to transform this space
because it’s going to inspire me, in which I will be able to inspire others with my job. I used to freak out in high school and I really
wanted to find the right products. And in doing that, I would go to the drugstore,
I would look at the back of the packaging, look up the ingredients. And for me, that really sparked my interest
in skincare. I started doing pageants at the age of 15. I was Miss New York Teen USA and I became
obsessed with makeup. I just feel like… there’s so much more pieces. It’s alarming how many pieces there are. Under a $100 I was able to organize all my
products and now I have so much space. A lot cleaner. Let’s go to the next step. We’re focusing on inspiration with the budget
of $150. I am measuring out the contact paper to be
the length of the wall. Don’t make fun of my cutting skills. So this contact paper was a little long, so
I had to step out and cut them, and now we have them all set and ready for each of the
six strips. I love this wall. So I have a photo from the first day I was
crowned Miss New York. And I feel like it really adds to what this
station means to me. Getting started in beauty. And then I have one of my favorite photos
of me and my boyfriend, which was taken at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, along with my
new real plant. I remember having a vanity when I was younger. It was like this Barbie vanity thing. One of my favorite pieces that I snagged was
this hand-woven multicolored rug that was only $40. For just $150, I was able to transform this space into something that I could have never imagined. This is really nice. You got some color on your side. At least I get something. For the last step we’re at a budget of $250. And I’m hanging up a mirror and getting those
fancy lights around them, a ring light, and finally getting a chair. When I tell you guys I did not have a chair
and I used to do my makeup standing up. So this is huge. What I love about these is that you just stick them on. This is the ring light, and this is going
to help me not only just do my makeup with brighter lights, but also produce content
for social media. I love this! I could see myself working here, doing my
makeup, doing just anything. I don’t see myself even leaving this area. That last phase was $250, which I found to
be really impressive. Thinking that you have a ring light, and you
have lights, and a mirror. Altogether, that makes for a total of $500. And to me, with how much this room has transformed
and how different it looks, it just feels like a whole new room. The lighting is beautiful. The color on the wall just takes you
to the Caribbean. I just can’t wait to do my makeup, I can’t wait to work here, I can’t wait to create content. It’s exciting. Hi everyone, I am trying out a new product that I am loving, and I wanted to tell you guys about. It’s full circle being able to have my vanity
as an adult, that’s not a toy. It’s my area. This is exactly what I wanted creativity-wise. And it’s just small changes like this really
do make a difference. This is a dream come true. Thank you so much for following along on this
journey. To subscribe to Refinery29, click here. And to watch other videos, click here.

[아두이노 결제시스템 만들기] RFID 연동하기

Hi everyone, this is the Idea lab Goblin. It is the first class to build the arduino RFID payment system. and we are going to make an interface between this small arduino board with this RFID card reader First of all, let’s check how this RFID reader is used in this station. When a user place the RFID card with credit charged, the station detects the card and waits for 5 seconds and it powers up the device for the user. Les’t see what’s inside of this station. You can see all different circuit boards It might look complicated but we only take a look two modules The RFID reader and small Arduino Pro mini board

Farmer’s Market MOSAIC Soap – Cold Process Soap Making | Royalty Soaps

– Hello everyone. Welcome back to Royalty Soaps and the first video in the
Farmer’s Market Collection. As you can see, I’m wearing my overalls, so you guys know we’re
about to get farmin’ I love the entire concept
of growing something and then selling it in a local place with a lot of other sellers
all sort of commonly connected with this mutual love of growing stuff. Like, that’s just beautiful. I think farmer’s markets are so, ugh, they make me feel so good inside, and they only come
around in the springtime so I thought this would
be the perfect time to do this collection for March. Spring is just starting to come through. It’s just starting to
get a little bit warmer. Part of the proceeds from
one of the soaps this month is actually going to go to a
special charity for honeybees. We also have a birthstone
soap for March’s birthstone, which is aquamarine and
that’s a really cool soap. And we have a few specialty
soaps that we’re only gonna be making a very,
very small amount of. They’re super detailed, and oh
my gosh, I love them so much. And right now I’m gonna show
you guys my Pinterest board kind of highlighting all of the things that made me feel springy and inspired me for this collection. So you’ll see there’s lavender, and there’s farm-fresh peaches
in the back of a peach truck and there’s sprouts and all sorts of healthy fruits and vegetables. It’s a whole vibe. It’s a whole mood. Also, for this collection I
designed a signature soap. A soap that just embodies the whole thing. That’s today’s video. I wanted to start off with a bang, start off with the original,
the farmer’s market soap. It’s a cube soap, or a mosaic soap, and it has lots of
interesting colors in it. I’m so excited, so without further adieu, let’s make our soap today. We are working with
significantly less oil today because a good bit of our
soap has already been made. We have to use the ugly container because I have to be able to mix in all of those soap cubes evenly, and I didn’t want the
container to be so deep that I’m like scooping it out. So I’m gonna start by pouring my lye water solution into my oils. And then before I mix it, I’m
gonna add some spinach powder and some new leaf green
mica from Mad Micas and a little bit of apricot seed powder for light exfoliation. And then I am going to blend this without blending it, honestly. I’m just trying to mix
in a good majority of it before the soap comes to trace. (sprightly instrumental music) Now I’m going to be adding
in an essential oil blend of lemon, litsea cubeba and peppermint. It smells very uplifting, very fresh. And I’m gonna begin by blending in the essential oils without
turning the stick blender on. This essential oil blend makes the soap pretty darn runny, which is
great for our purposes today. And with all of our essential
oil blend incorporated, it’s time to start adding
our little soap cubes. Here are all of my soap cubes and this is a very lovely,
fresh color palette that is inspired by this photo. As you can see, there’s
a pop of purple in there, some red from the tomatoes,
there’s leafy greens. That particular photo is sort of the whole basis for
this month’s collection. I wanted it to just feel springy. I wanted it to feel delicious and fresh, and, you know, crunchy carrots
and sweeter vegetables. Like, just the whole kit and kaboodle. Pea soup. (laughing) I think it might be time
for a little shooka shooka. I thought I might add things slowly, but I just took the Nestea plunge. (laughing) That sound is so gross. – [Kenny] Ew. – [Katie] Well, that’s
pretty well incorporated. I might have to mix it
up a little bit more in our slab mold after this
quick commercial break. Now this is gonna be a little bit ploppy, and that, my friends, is
why we wear eye protection and long sleeves and gloves. – [Kenny] There are so many cubes. – I know! I’m gonna scrapey
scrapey my big containey. Now, just to make sure
everybody’s incorporated and there’s not gonna be, like, one place where there’s a ton of cubes and then another place where
they’ve all sunk to the bottom, I am gonna actually mix up the mold. It’s runny enough that
I can do this with ease. And I don’t want to tap
these down completely. I actually like seeing bits
and pieces of the colors, but if there’s a big one poking up like this guy right here, boop, boop, he’s going back down in. However, I am not gonna
tap this down on the ground because I know since it’s so fluid there’s not any air bubbles in it, and I don’t want all of these nice floating soaps to sink to the bottom. And that’s basically it for our signature farmer’s market soap. It’s a really easy make, but all of the time that it
takes to compile the colors, chop the embeds, that’s
where a good majority of our time for this soap is going. So short video but a little
bit more time intensive, actually, than some of our
other designs just because there’s so many embeds that
have to be made for it. All right, I’m gonna spritz the top with rubbing alcohol, and she’s done. We’re gonna let the
farmer’s market soap sit and then we’ll come back and take a look at the fresh and delicious inside, after this quick commercial
break, of course. (sprightly instrumental music) You guys, I’m so, so
excited to cut this soap. Look at that on the side; it’s beautiful. It reminds me of heirloom carrots. So I’ve lined it up
with my multi bar cutter and I actually get to stand
the soap right side up for this one because
there’s no decorations on the top that could cause any problems. Moment of truth. This is what it looks like on the inside. I love it. It’s perfect. Now something to note
is that I had to put in different amounts of the chopped soap, so I don’t have as many
purple and red in there as I do of the yellow and the greens because I wanted those to just be little pops of color here and there. I feel like if I had a
lot of purple and green, it might be visually confusing. Also, I just have to brag
on nurture soap a little bit because this is their
new trial by fire red. That’s what we used for these red embeds, and they do not bleed, like, at all. This is heavily pigmented. We really wanted to make
sure it was a true red, and even so, no bleeding. The question of the day is have you ever been to a farmer’s market? I know that in a lot
of European countries, that’s, like, a very common thing. Like, that’s where people go
get their weekly produce from, but here in America, and especially in Texas,
that’s a lot less common. In fact, I’ve only been to two or three, but they are more common in the country and if you have one close to you, it’s worth you checking
out because not only do you get to eat local, fresh produce, you also get to support small businesses. To vote on the question of the day, all you have to do is click the eye in the upper right hand
corner of the screen. I hope you guys enjoyed today’s video. I love this soap and it smells so good. It’s been curing in here for a while, but it’s just so invigorating. It’s so fresh. And if you like essential oils, this is definitely gonna
be the bar for you. If you enjoyed today’s video, be sure to give it a big thumbs up. Subscribe to the channel and
leave a comment down below. We’ve been sharing a lot
over on our Instagram if you’re interested in
following us over there. Y’all, I have been posting a lot. I am so proud of myself. That was, like, one of
my New Year’s resolutions to get more pictures and behind-the-scenes available for you guys’ viewing pleasure, so that’s over there if you
wanna follow us over there, and if not, that’s cool too. Be sure you do something
fun for yourself today, whether that is researching
your own flower garden. I am not gonna say anything more about it, because I talk about this
later on in the series, but sister may or may not be starting a new hobby this month. Or maybe making yourself a healthy meal full of fruits and vegetables. That’s a little harder to do because it’s still a little chilly outside, but hey, that’s what
Whole Foods is for, right? All those fresh fruits and veggies. Either way, do something
that makes you happy and I will see you guys on Saturday. And until then, bye for now. (sprightly instrumental music)

Adults React To And Try 5-Minute Crafts (Do They Work?)

– Nobody’s using these things.
– This is crazy innovative. ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ ♪ (upbeat music) ♪
– “How to erase permanent marker from anything.”
– Oh, yes. 5-Minute Crafts.
I’ve seen these before. – I’ve seen this before. Wait.
With 5-Minute Crafts. Isn’t that a YouTube channel?
– Color over with dry erase marker. Oh, okay. That’s it.
That was… okay, anticlimactic. – Oh, this is kind of
like life hacks. – Ah, paper clip.
That’s dope. – Oh, really?
No, that must be a really cheap can.
– Does that work? It looks dangerous.
– This is such weird content to put out, but also I find myself
watching this [bleep] on Instagram all the time. – We all don’t have five minutes
to make these crafts, though. We just– like that, really?
The spoons? Just put them down. – Oh, scuff marks.
I feel like my mom used to do this one
with the toothpaste. – Oh, that would not work.
– That is useful, ’cause I will actually
put bleach on my Jordans. I don’t think I should do that.
– Hey, every day, baby. Brush them teeth.
– This feels like something that my mom would love,
and I wouldn’t mind just having on
in the background. – I can’t imagine
that this channel has actual fans, and it’s something
that we’re all just watching ’cause it’s being fed to us.
– Some of them can be useful. Some feel more–
just a little silly. Like, I didn’t understand
that last one. – (FBE) So, we have more
to show you in a second, but that came from the DIY
YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts. – Okay, I’ve heard of them before.
Aren’t they in the top 10 most subscribed YouTube channels?
– DIY? Okay. That’s cool. I love DIY. – (FBE) Before we dive in
to talking about the channel and show you some more videos,
we wanted to see if you could take on one of the crafts yourself,
so we’ve selected one craft from the video we just showed you
for you to recreate, starting with this first hack
that will have you erase permanent marker from a whiteboard.
– I’m not good at arts and crafts. There’s a reason
I didn’t go to preschool. – I’ve done this before
at school and I know it works, so like this one’s
not gonna be hard. – I don’t think this is
gonna work. I’m gonna be honest. ♪ (upbeat music) ♪ – I drew me.
– You cannot erase. – Well, nothing’s happening!
Oh my goodness. – So, we’re just gonna… – Dump it all over it.
Dump it. Dump. Dump it all over. – All right, moment of truth.
This is in the infomercial when they’re like,
“There’s no other options! (gasps) But wait!
There are!” – Does this work?
Magic! – OH! Okay!
I straight up would have never tried this and would have
just assumed that it’s fake, ’cause I just think
the format of this kind of content where it’s overhead camera
and doing things down here, I assume at this point
it’s a parody. ♪ (quirky music) ♪ – Mm’kay.
You’re twisting a thing. – The music, though. – Looks like they’re making
a really crappy dartboard. – Why would I need to do this? – Almost impossible to
draw a perfect circle free-handed, so that’s interesting. – Peanut butter sandwich.
Hell, he messed that up. – No! I just want a sandwich!
I don’t wanna be a chef! I just want to make
something easy. – Okay. This is a lot of work
for a peanut butter sandwich. – Okay, that would
not take five minutes. That would take an hour. – That’s so cool!
It’s like peanut butter tape. – Okay, I’ve heard of
this one before. – No. No, no, no, no, no.
I’m not doing that. – I feel like I’ve tried this once.
Panty liners aren’t the most reliable thing,
’cause they just slip off. – Okay. Oh, I have so many straws. What’s he gonna do with them? – Woo, that’s art.
That’s nice. – Aw, that’s so pretty.
Yeah. Wow. – You know, the thing
about these crafts is that, yes, they work, but they’re
so annoying to make. – Stir it up,
then feed it to your enemies. Oh, it’s bubbles!
Even better! – Oh, like makeshift bubbles.
Literally, these are 99 cents. You could go get them for cheap,
like so cheap. – I’m so curious about this channel.
Are they only successful, because they end up
on everyone’s recommended feed? Because I never really
seek them out. They just appear. – (FBE) We want you to try
and make some centerpieces by making the straw bouquet
that you just saw. – Okay. All right.
let’s do it. I could do it. ♪ (lighthearted music) ♪
– Oh, stop. Wait. Okay, hold on. – I need a timer,
’cause this is not– five minutes have past already.
– I hope it works. Oh. This is not working. – [Bleep]. That’s hard.
This is hard, harder than it looks. – (chuckles)
That’s it! That’s the farthest it goes!
This is really– this is false advertising,
this channel! – Come on. Stay.
Okay. All right. How do you make it stay?
Damn. – It’s fun.
These are fun to do. This is a good idea.
I would do this. – Ah!
– This just looks like a bunch of straws.
All right, it’s not as good as the picture.
I mean, these people have some serious finger strength
that I don’t have. – Something like that.
Yeah. That’s fun. – I’d rather have
some fake flowers or even balloons,
but not a bunch of obvious plastic bendy straws. – (gasps) Is it too noisy?
What are you gonna do? – Just eat your chips, bro!
Don’t– stop! You make more noise
making the craft than actually just eating normally.
– Genius. Although, your chips
taste like wet wipes now. – Oh, [bleep]. That is this [bleep] right there. ♪ (music tempo increases) ♪ – Well, the music is so amped up.
Making crafts! – This is like the hipster version
of those old episodes of how are they made. – Nobody’s using these things.
There’s no way. – Really? That is not going to stay. – Bro, just buy one
with a latch already on it! – What is this,
from the year 2000? Who passes notes anymore?
– God, this girl has a lot of problems in class. (chuckles) – Who’s gonna take
the time to do this in the middle of class? – Oh my gosh.
She’s making her own dry erase or something. – Reusable note?
– Erasable post-its. (sarcastic) Amazing. I’m always
running out of post-its. Some of these are
a little unnecessary. – Dang. Nobody ever thinks of that.
That’s office stuff, right? You usually separate the post-its
and the tape. Put it together.
– Acting like it’s a huge problem that we need to cut a hole
in a bag of chips. I want my chips now.
I don’t want it to be a craft project. – (FBE) So, for this last round,
we want you to try and recreate the no-noise chip bag.
– The no– (chuckles) All right. Great.
I’m hoping I don’t cut myself. – Yeah, man.
Shh. (bag crinkling) – It doesn’t rip off!
– Oh, yeah. This is so easy, 5-Minute Crafts.
Goddammit! – This is gonna take me
a little longer than five minutes. There’s no way this was done
in five minutes. Ew! – So, what do you do now
with your full case of wipeys that you’ve now ruined? – Who’s gonna have this
in class, dammit? No one’s gonna have this in class.
They’ll get in trouble. This is sharp.
– And then you go like… This is crazy innovative.
– All right. Time for a chip. Mm! It’s hard work getting that chip. – It’s still noisy
if you can hear that, people. It’s still freaking noisy. – Nice. Delicious. (chuckles)
– No one’s gonna take the time to do half the crap
that you just showed me, but that’s okay.
It’s still cool. I mean, learned how to draw
and erase a board with a permanent marker.
That’s fine. – (FBE) So, before you watched
these videos, if someone told you they were from a channel
called 5-Minute Crafts, what would you have expected?
– I would have expected exactly that. Most of them took about five minutes.
– Little kid stuff, like things little kids do,
like make goo. – I would have thought, you know,
an actual craft, like making a snowflake.
These are more like hacks in my opinion.
– I’d think that it was a sort useful Pinterest-y type channel.
This channel can’t be real. It has to just be ridiculous things
that definitely take more than five minutes,
and you’d never, ever use. And you just watch them,
because it’s a funny YouTube video. – (FBE) So, at the time
of filming this episode, 5-Minute Crafts is the third
most-subscribed-to YouTube channel with over 55 million subscribers.
– I’ll tell you why. It’s because it’s people like me
that think they could do these crafts. We’ll subscribe and watch
and then try and we’ll end up with an incredible failure. – (FBE) So, they reportedly produce
over 1,500 videos a month with a staff of 550 people
operating 40 Facebook pages in 10 different languages. – They’re a [bleep] corporation.
What?! They’re the Disney
of the crafts world. – (FBE) So, after watching
some of these videos today and trying out some of their crafts,
does it make sense to you why it would be this massive?
– No. (chuckles) None of it makes sense to me,
because it’s not a personality and it’s not a creator.
– It’s taking a simple concept and just kind of going tenfold.
So, it does make sense. – If they’re making
1,500 videos a month, then they’ve got to have
some really good stuff in there, too. – It involves common things
with common people. It’s not something–
everybody can have access to it. Everybody can be affected by it,
because it’s simple stuff. – (FBE) Recently, other creators
have uploaded videos of them attempting the five-minute crafts
and how poorly some of the crafts come together.
Some feel that the crafts, although sometimes
potentially helpful, the channel is mainly focused
on having titles that appeal to YouTube search engine
and algorithm. – Right! Right, right.
I mean, it’s it’s very clickbait-y. – (FBE) So, this includes
having thumbnails that are designed in specific ways
to entice viewers, some think specifically
appealing to kids who just click on them.
– Geniuses, because honestly, I think that’s the biggest market
right now on YouTube is the kids that are given iPads.
– (FBE) The channel has also experimented with different
time lengths for their videos, appealing to what
the algorithm favors. So, some critics have pointed out
that even though there are millions watching,
the comments and the likes are not as high
as they should be for a channel that is so popular,
adding to the speculation that a lot of their viewers,
though likely valid, are more from algorithmic placement
and not so much engagement. – Right. Well, I think the reason
why there’s not as much engagement is ’cause the videos
are so short. – (FBE) However, they do have
tens of millions of subscribers. So, what do you think
about all this? – I think, at the end of the day,
as a YouTube channel, you’re gonna do what you gotta do
to survive. They’re just making little crafts.
It’s not like they’re hurting anybody. – It’s really nothing to comment about.
It’s a five-minute simple task that people are into it.
They’re more doing instead of talking, ’cause it’s not drama
or something crazy sensational. It’s just little craft stuff
that people do. – Now that YouTube
is so saturated with content, a lot of creators’ goals
is just to make money now. At first, it was a good idea,
and they do have some great hacks, but now they’re running
out of ideas. And so, they kinda have to
just entice people and try to be outrageous.
– That’s the interesting part of YouTube is what’s more important?
Views or engagement? Because views inherently
are where you get money but engagement is
the audience watching the video. It’s kind of a different market
than you have like with Smosh or PewDiePie or classic
YouTubers like that. – If I have it on autoplay
on my computer or my iPad or whatever, it just plays it
whether I want it or not. And since it’s just a short
amount of time, I’m already 30 seconds in
before I’m like, “What the heck is this crap?”
and I click out of it. But the view is there.
Half the time, we know this is stupid,
but we still watch it. – (FBE) So, finally do you
think that you’ll add to the massive subscriber count,
or will you pass? – I’m gonna pass.
There has to be a reason for me to keep coming back.
– Non-subscriber. – No. It’s not my thing.
– I don’t think I’m gonna subscribe to them,
but I’m sure their videos will get like retweeted
onto my timeline, and I’ll be like, “Nice!”
– I think they’re fine without me. They don’t need me or my opinions.
– I’ll still watch the videos, I’m sure, but they’ll be okay
without my little Subscribe button. – I’m gonna pass just ’cause
I feel like I can do my own five-minute craft
with a random object in my house. – Pass, because a lot of those hacks
seemed like a lot more work. – I’m gonna subscribe.
I am. I like it, because it’s kind of
a breath of fresh air. You might find
something useful, you know? And I thought it was really cool. – Thanks for watching
this episode of Adults React. Shoutout to Carter Brania.
– What YouTube channel should we react to next?
Let us know down in the comments. – If you like our crafts,
then hit that Like button. – Bye, guys!
– Hey, everyone. Lauren, producer here at FBE.
Thank you so much for watching this episode.
Did you know we have awesome T-shirts and hoodies?
Go to shopfbe.com and get the latest design and
help support the channel. Bye, everyone!


hey guys welcome back to my channel today I’m going to be taking you guys along with me as I create a new office for my husband Kyle if you’ve been with me for a while you might remember that this was actually my office for really long time and I’ve kind of outgrown it now that we have finished our basement we have some extra rooms upstairs so I recently just did an office makeover for myself upstairs and I will link that up here if you guys have not seen that but this office makeover is going to be a lot more masculine so it’s going to be different than anything I’ve ever shared before and I could not wait to share how it turned out in the process of how I made it that way so as you can see the office desk and couch was already put in here but to start out I wanted to take all the decor that I had been collecting over the last month or so out of the room and that way I could clean the space of it easier and start with a clean slate show me your love like it is like it is and open my heart like your face steal the gold you can get show me meaning breathless breathless a lot of patience I’m gonna feel but I guess I’m waiting around for something feel I’m going crazy like what’s the deal cuz I want you to show me what you feel you’ll watch me so once everything aside from the furniture was taken out of the room and I just kind of quickly tidied everything up Kyle and I started putting together his bookshelf and we were kind of in a time crunch on this day because he still had to go to work so we’re trying to work pretty quickly but thank goodness this bookshelf was super super easy to put together and it really probably only took about 20 minutes or so so that was super nice because if you guys saw my recent vlog over on my blog channel I will link it up above for you guys if you have not but I was putting it together a new TV stand in our basement and it was giving me quite a hard time so finding a piece of furniture that was super quick and easy to put together definitely made me smile this breathless so here I was just kind of taking a few minutes to rearrange the furniture and try out some different ideas a lot of times with decorating is just a lot of trial and error and seeing what feels right and what looks right and I feel like more often than not I end up going back to my original plan which is what happened here but you just have to try things out just to know for sure igano the goddess because practice makes perfect you know they threw guca purpose we so whatever role we have today the passion we roll with the punches so once all the furniture pieces were set up where we wanted them I just brought all of the decor and then I had and I started placing it and just kind of trying it out at different places and just kind of seeing where everything looked right a role that I typically like to follow when I can is to set things up in sets of three I feel like most of the time this ends up looking very pleasing to the eye and I also like to use things next to each other in varying heights and so that’s kind of what I was doing on this bookshelf but a lot of it is just kind of trial and error and seeing how things look but I do have a question for you guys this plan at the very top of the bookshelf is actually a live plant and I believe it’s called a snake plant and I love it I think it is so cool looking but I am NOT the best at always keeping plants alive in our house and so if you guys have any tips especially for this specific type of plant I would love your feedback because I’m really hoping it survives and also I would say probably 95% of the things that I got actually came from Amazon I had a really hard time finding more masculine items in stores and so Amazon really saved me on this project and I will be linking all the items that I can find on line down below for you guys in case if you need to make over a space like this or you like some of the items that I used how really didn’t want order need too much on his desk and so he has a lamp here I also have this little cat either and just putting like some notepads in and pens and then these little file folders I thought were the coolest thing he does so much to help me with YouTube and like a lot of the backend work and he always does like all of our taxes and all of our paperwork and everything and so he really kind of needed a filing cabinet but he didn’t need something so large and so I ended up finding these little filing bins at Target and then just putting some file folders in there and it works out so incredibly well and they just fit right into that bookshelf so I will see if I can link these down below but I thought this was a really unique solution that I had not seen before I wanted to go the measuring route today so no toothpaste looks like the same idea as toothpaste idea it’s a hundred percent the same idea is toothpaste because then it’s gonna come off on the wall and then you know exactly where just like toothpaste us so it’s the exact same thing but this is the difference between me and Kyle because he has literally like a six foot long level and my level is like so tiny not so difference between us so she helped perfect perfectly precise it’s perfect everything so these pictures right here were kind of the inspiration for the entire office I really wanted the Declaration of Independence on the wall and also the Constitution and the ones that he had found were really expensive or they kind of looked really outdated and they didn’t match the style that I was going for in here so I actually ordered some frames for my friend at heart of this home designs I will link her shop down below and then for the actual papers inside I just ordered these off Amazon there were thirteen dollars for a pack of three it actually came with one more document that I didn’t end up using and I just attached them to the frames and I love how they turned out they turned out so so good and this is one thing that I would suggest if you were doing a room is find one piece that really kind of sparks your ideas and one piece that you really really love and then use that piece to find more items that match it and more items that go with your theme and that is typically how I will start by decorating a room is by finding one piece that I absolutely love and then building up around that when you come everything discerns around i gets done I follow you and do the Sun shouldn’t raise like a shotgun you gotta be with someone you got something never be without I’m gonna shadow up the good on me now you know I cannot see we shouldn’t be like so does everything for the small office makeover I have been so excited to share this with you guys I hope that you guys enjoyed watching and got some fun ideas this was definitely a different makeover than I’ve ever done because it was very masculine and aimed for a guy so I was definitely keeping that in mind while creating this space but I really really loved how it turned out in Kyle of course loves it too if you guys have missed some of my other makeup her videos I have made several now so I will leave my room makeover playlist right here so that you can go ahead and check that out if you have not already and don’t forget to subscribe down below if you are not already part of the family and I will see you in the next one bye guys

Desktop Office Orchids |Lucy Newton and Sheryl Hawkins |Central Texas Gardener

– [Narrator] At the downtown Austin Law Offices
of Chamberlain McHaney, hobbyist orchid grower Lucy Newton brings gardening beauty indoors. – I love to bring the orchids to the office. It brings so much enjoyment to people when
they see them. They’re just so beautiful. I don’t get to see them as much at home, so
that is why I bring them to the office. – Originally from Miami, Lucy became the impromptu
office orchid nurse thanks to her grandfather. – My grandfather loved orchids. And, he had exotic orchids, and in Miami,
you can hang them in your yard. His love of orchids went down to my mother
and she loved orchids as well. And, she knew the house that I was living
in had a good window and she said, “Please take these. “These were Pop’s. “Please get them to bloom.” And I said, “Well mom, I’ll try, I’ve got
a good window”. So sure enough, I got two of them that she
had from his service 15 years ago and they’re both blooming right now. I give a lot of advice to people. – How do you get them to bloom in the office? – The best way to get them to bloom if they
haven’t bloomed already, is to put them in a office that has good sunlight. – Oh okay. – Preferably the morning sun. – The morning sun is the best? – Now you can get, you know, they do like
the afternoon sun also. But, I have seen more success with them blooming
in the morning sunlight. – I like to have the orchid on my desk so
that I can look at the beautiful petals as they come out. But, should I put them in the window instead
of having them exactly on my desk? – If they haven’t bloomed yet then definitely
put them by the window so they will bloom. But, if they are in this stage and they have
a few bulbs that haven’t opened yet. This is okay. – Okay, to keep on the desk? – To keep on the desk, yes. They will open up. It just takes more sunlight to actually get
the shoot to come out. – Do you know where Lucy got this plant right
here, this beautiful, beautiful plant? Her husband picked it out from a garbage,
I mean, he saw it just drooping and out of life and whatever. And he knew, just like I know, that his wife
is a reconstructionist of plants. So he brought this plant home to Lucy and
Lucy worked on it. She cut the stalks down and then she watered
it, and she replanted it, and now look at it. I mean, you know, that’s beautiful. – People tend to throw these plants away when
they don’t bloom. And, they don’t wanna wait for another bloom. So they, a lot of times they will ask me,
“Will you take this “’cause I just don’t want it anymore “it’s not blooming.” So this one is losing its flowers. A lot of people don’t want to clip the shoot
off because they think it’s still alive, and it really is. And, if I cut it down to the bottom here,
it will give the plant more energy so that it can bloom again. At home I use pruning shears, but in the office,
the scissors work just fine. And, I cut it all the way down as far as I
can without damaging the leaf and chop it off. I will go put this into the conference room
where it gets more light. I’ve had friends that say, my blooms aren’t
lasting very long. And I said, “When’s the last time you watered
it?” “About two, three weeks ago.” I said, “Well, when they’re blooming “they
need a little bit more water.” So make sure you get it in there once a week. Water them once a week. And, then you should have a bloom that lasts
a little bit longer. – I have an office, true confession about
this orchid plant right here. You can see it doesn’t look too happy. What I did was I re-potted it. And, when I re-potted it, I chose, unfortunately,
this green pot that doesn’t have any drainage, but I thought it had some drainage. So, the water collected and collected, and
collected. How did I know that the plant was dying? ‘Cause that’s what was happening, by the leaves. First the lower leaves turn yellow. And then, at the bottom the leaves are kind
of crinkly and they turned a darker color before they turned yellow. You can see up here, this bulb right here,
it’s turning red. So pretty soon it’s going to die off. Now in comparison, this orchid should look
exactly like this one. They’re the exact same color, but as you can
see, these blooms are just open. They look healthy. These blooms don’t, look at the leaves. These leaves are popping up. These leaves are drooping down and you can
just see the comparison between the two. Dark green, regular green, open, closed. That’s my true confession. How I messed up my boss’s plant. Thanks to advice from Lucy, this plant is
coming back to life. And what she told me to do was, cut off the
brown and rotting roots, then I put in some new bark in there. And then, the last thing I did was, because
this pot doesn’t have any drainage, I cut these holes in it so that it could get some
air and the excess water would leave. – This one, it does not drain. So I put in about a fourth to a half of a
cup and I just don’t over-water it because it does not like to be over watered. The roots will rot. This one has a plastic cup. I take this one to the sink, I just run some
water through it, let it drain. Then I bring it back and I put it back in
the cup. This one does have a drain hole. I just put about a fourth to a half of a cup
and it drains out the sides. – [Narrator] Once a year, Lucy re-pots in
an orchid potting mix that includes well-draining bark. – For the fertilizing, you mix one teaspoon
of the fertilizer into a gallon of water and I usually feed the orchids once a month. People when they come in are just very excited
to see the orchids because they don’t usually see orchids in an office like this. They are so excited to see the beautiful different
colors and the blooms on the orchids.