Best Shows to Watch If You’re Missing the Olympics
Nothing gold can stay — except maybe a gold medal. Even though it’s only been a few days since the closing ceremony, we are hardcore missing our daily dose of Olympic coverage. We’ve tried reading Olympic moments wrap-ups, re-watching the clips and even recreating a few Olympic moves in our living rooms. (We don’t recommend trying that last one for yourself.) If, like us, you’re missing the Olympics, we’ve got four winning shows that will have to fill the void until 2020, when we can start all over again.
Some times the most powerful moments of the Olympics are the one-on-one interviews with athletes. If you love learning what it took to get an athlete to the world stage, follow the drama of a small-town Texas football team and its coach in the hit show Friday Night Lights. You can stream the series from Amazon and Netflix. (Photo via NBC)
IF YOU LIKE ATHLETICISM, WATCH SURVIVOR
Part of the reason you watch the Olympics is just to gape open-mouthed at the athleticism, muttering over and over “OMG, that would break my body.” Get more of that marvel by bingeing through old episodes of Survivor. They’re available on Hulu and Amazon. (Photo via CBS)
IF YOU LIKE THE PAGEANTRY, WATCH TWENTY TWELVE
This BBC satire emerged before the 2012 Olympics in London. It’s a classic look at what really happens behind the scenes of the major world event, starting three years in advance. It’s shot mockumentary style, and it’s an absolutely hysterical look at a side of the Olympics we don’t often think about. You can watch it from Amazon. (Photo via BBC)
IF YOU LIKE WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS, WATCH MAKE IT OR BREAK IT
Confession time: The only Olympic sport we clear our schedules to watch is the women’s gymnastics competition. This former Freeform show follows four female gymnasts as they do everything possible to become the best in the world. And you can bet there’s TONS of drama. You can stream it from Amazon and Hulu. (Photo via Freeform)
What do you miss most about the Olympics? Let us know @BritandCo!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)