When you’ve been quarantine for months, you really have to get creative to find fun things to do around your home. Might I recommend that you channel your inner Martha Stewart? The queen of perfecting the art of living well has been working on as many home organization and decor projects as you’d imagine in the past six months.
On Thursday, Stewart released a new CBD line featuring fruity oils and gummies that she says make for the perfect relaxing post-dinner treat. But one of her other favorite methods of self care is DIYing anything and everything. While she’s taken on a countless number of home projects since quarantine began, one of her favorites is the plate wall she created in one of the dining rooms. It’s something simple anyone can replicate, no matter how much DIY experience they have.
“We’ve hung all these gorgeous plates on the walls,” she tells Well+Good. “Instead of keeping beautiful pottery like this in a cupboard for maybe one formal dinner a year—if you dare eat off of them, as each plate used to be very expensive!—why not hang them on the wall like artwork?” This frees up space in your cupboard for items you might use every day, she says, keeping your all the more organized.
If you don’t have a set of beautiful plates to hang on the wall, it’s really easy to find some worthy of display in your home. While thrifting for plates is always a fun and affordable option, you can also find pretty vintage or ceramic pieces online. Take Etsy, for instance, where there’s an endless amount of one-of-a-kind options that’ll ship straight to your door. Once you find enough, simply order some wall hangers and hooks ($15 for 12) that protect your plates and make securing them to the wall a breeze.
This isn’t the only thing Stewart has been up to since quarantine started, though. Aside from her DIY projects, she also said she’s been exercising more. She’s upgraded her home gym to make up for a lack of in-person personal training during the pandemic. Her newest additions include a vibrating Power Plate (“It increases your circulation, relaxes you, and helps with aches and pains,” she says); a Tonal (“truly fantastic”); and even The BD Method’s “butt-blaster” machine. “I also horseback ride. Horseback riding is, for me, one of the most relaxing things on earth,” she says. “You’re out in nature by yourself. I can horseback ride for a few miles on my own property, and I enjoy it tremendously.”
Between her nighttime CBD routine, DIY projects, and fitness routine, my new goal for the remainder of quarantine is to be a little bit more like Martha. Now, where does one buy a horse?
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