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How to Accessorize a Cozy Bedroom

 

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There’s nothing like retreating to a cozy bedroom after a long day of work. Your bedroom should be the most comfortable room in your house. It should be peaceful, calm and relaxing.

The color scheme of your bedroom decor can also be used to bring warmth to a bedroom. I personally gravitate towards whites, grays and light shades of blue, and natural colors for our master bedroom. Go for warm bedding, comfy pillows, and soft blankets for maximum coziness.

Lighting is also very important in a cozy bedroom. A cozy bedroom needs soft lighting or a dimmable light switches. Lamps and lighting fixtures should have subtle designs that brings warmth to room also.

Click on the images below for cozy bedroom ideas

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Ibeza 15 1/2

Crystal Mocha Ceiling Light 

 

Gramercy White and Champagne 2-Door Accent Chest

White and Champagne Accent Chest

Elaine Smith Lustrous Lines 20

 Lustrous Lines Indoor Pillow

 

Audrey Cosmo Snow Upholstered Queen Headboard

Audrey Queen Headboard

 

Glamorous Natural Comforter Set

Glamorous Natural Comforter Set

 

Roxie Bronze Metal Table Lamps Set of 2

Bronze Metal Table Lamp Set

GE Lighting 15W Soft White Bulb (2 pack)

 

Seagrass Round 3-Piece 2-Tone White Woven Basket Set

Seagrass Round Basket Set

 

SeparDry - Premium Cotton Rope Basket for Laundry, Blanket, Towel, Nursery, Baby & Kids Toy Bin - Decorative Navy Blue & White Coiled Round Hamper with Handles - 16x13.5

Cotton Rope Laundry Basket

Southwest Mixed Succulent Faux Plants in Pots Set of 3

Succulent Faux Plants

 

 

Wall Pops Trellis Wallpaper

 

Elaziz CR610 Light Gray Area Rug

Elaziz Gray Area Rug

 

 

Damari Linen White Fabric Rectangular Bench

Damari Fabric Bench

 

 

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10-Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath

Christmas is behind us and Valentine’s day is right around the corner.

Today, I’ll be sharing how I made a super easy string light wreath. It’s so easy, you can seriously get it done in less than ten minutes.

I used only 4 items for this project – one embroidery hoop, white acrylic paint, a small paint brush and pink/purple string lights on white wire. (4 set of  48″ string ).

Are you ready to make this super easy Valentine’s Day string light wreath?

Step 1. Paint the embroidery hoop with a small paint brush

Step 2: Wrap the string light around the hoop

Step 3: You’re all done!!!

Easiest project ever, right?

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I placed this simple wreath on my entryway wall shelf.

 

Where can you hang your simple Valentine’s Day wreath?

– Hang it on the outside (exterior) of your front door

– Hang ir on the inside (interior) of your front door

– Place it on your entryway table/shelf or mudroom

– Hang on the wall in a common hallway

– Add it to your guest bathroom decor

– Add it to a gallery wall in your family room

– Hang it in a master bedroom for a romantic feel and look


Want to make this simple Valentine’s Day Wreath even better?

  • Make a bigger and dramatic wreath by using a bigger embriodery hoop
  • Make a fuller wreath with more string lights
  • Use it as a table centerpiece around a set of vases or a set of candles.
  • Place on on a mantel (See ideas here)
  • Hang with a wooden frame or wall mirror or farmhouse window (see ideas here)

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Notes:

It’s ok to buy a pack of embriodery hoops because there are so many projects you can use them for. If you don’t want a pack, buy a hoop (comes in 2’s) from your local craft store. They are really cheap! Walmart carries it too. Order it online if you don’t want a pack or have a craft store or Walmart store around you.

Your string light wreath could be used as double duty around the Christmas season. Who said Christmas lights only had to be red, gold or clear? I purchased the pink and purple string lights at my local AC Moore (a craft store) but is not currently available online. Check out Amazon, they have a good variety.

Time needed: About 10 minutes (including drying time for the paint). I only used one coat of paint. If you don’t use paint often, get a small 2 oz. bottle of paint like this. It’s also sold at Walmart.

Cost: I had the white acrylic paint and the paint brush on hand. I bought the lights on sale for 50% off (original price was $3.99). 4 packs cost me about $8 and the embriodery hoop was less than $2. Overall, I spent about $10 for this project.

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DIY Door Mirror Update for $13!

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Hello everyone!!! It has been a while and today I’m going to share a DIY door mirror makeover. I’m sure you know about those simple budget-friendly mirrors that you can get from Walmart or Target.

I actually bought my mirror from Lowes, but it’s not available online, so here is a photo from Target.

So, how did I bring new life to this cheap and simple mirror? Read on……….


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The materials I used for this DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER are as follows.

DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 1: Spray paint mirror frame

I wanted the mirror, which had a white frame, to match stained trim. So I used several coats of the spray paint (FYI – I only painted the frame of the mirror. I covered the surface of the mirror with some old store circular/newspaper and some masking tape to hold things down)

DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 2: Cut the wood trim

I really did not want a wide frame around the mirror because it was to be placed in my entry way. I was so happy I found this really cool trim at Lowes. I cut the trim with a miter box to match the dimensions of the mirror.

DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 3: Stain the wood trim

I stained the wood trim using one coat of this shade of Mixwax stain. I used a old brush and several old/torn socks to apply the stain and wipe any excess as I went along. Make sure you have disposable gloves on for this step. I have used wood stain several times without gloves, and it can get sticky and gooey on your hands and hard to wash off.

DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 4: Glue the stained wood trim to the mirror frame

In this step, I applied glue all around the frame. Then carefully placed the stained wood trim pieces on the frame sides. I placed items on the trim as weights to help the <a href=”http:// ” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>E600 glue adhere better. I let it dry for over 24 hours and my mirror was ready for hanging.

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DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER STEP 5: Hang mirror

The thing that sucks most about these simple mirrors is that they are REALLY simple. They come as plain as can be, without wall hooks, door hanger or anything that will help you hang it on a door! So to resolve this issue, I simple used 8 strips of 3M wall hanging strips. These things are a life saver! Could be a bit pricey, but it’s well worth with.

Other details:

Q: How long did it take to complete this project?

A: You can complete this DOOR MIRROR MAKEOVER in about a few days (for spray paint, stain and glue to dry)

Q: How much did it cost you to complete this project?

A: I had most of the materials on hand, expect for the wood trim, which was $2.99 per 6′ cut, and I used 2 for a total of $6.36 (tax incl.)

Q: What is the level of difficulty for this project?

A: Easy – medium. It could be tasking for someone who is not used to using a miter box or have never used wood stain before. Always do your research to find out how to use or do things on Youtube. Yes, YouTube is a really good resource, especially when you’re not sure of what your doing.




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Quick Flower Vase Makeover | DIY

It always feels good to be able to use spray paint to update just about anything with a nonporous surface. The result is always beautiful and awe-mazing..;)

Yesterday I decided to add some pizzazz to my white ceramic vase I’ve loved and owned for over 3 years. I added a touch of gold paint to the top to brighten it up a bit.

Check out the before and after photos:

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I am absolutely in love all over again with this vase.

I also spray painted an upcycled glass jar in gold stripes for the pink peony. Love love love the result.

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Xoxo,

Abi

Gold and white flower vase

Gold and white pineapple book ends

 

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Farmhouse “Faith” Wall Decor | DIY

I started by filling the holes in the middle MDF board and glued all three pieces together with E6000 glue.

Painting and parts for Framhouse Faith project
Then I painted the MDF boards white with multi-surface craft paint. Wonder what the screws are for? stay tuned!

All parts painted with two coats of paint. The acrylic white paint was purchased from Walmart and can be found at any craft store. The copper paint is named “new penny” and was purchased from Target. I bought 5 inch MDF letters from Walmart also about a year ago, and just never got to use them until now.

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Here, I arranged the letters on the MDF board plaque before using the E6000 glue to them down.

So I mentioned above that the wood used for this project is scrap MDF boards. They are actually from an old twin bed. I used the screws to cover up the holes on the side and it turned out to be my FAVORITE part of this wall plaque. It adds character to it. 🙂

All complete and beautifully adorning my wall.

I think it took about a week to complete this project. I worked on it whenever I had some free time (busy mom struggle). However, it could easily take a few hours  to complete if not for the wait time to allow the glue and paint to dry.

What do you guys think? Would you make this decor plaque?

Abs

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How I updated and re-purposed my nursery glider ottoman| DIY

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Hello, my faithful readers! I’m back with another DIY project, but first I have to tell you a little bit of history.

I am a momma of three boys and as a new mom (many years ago), I had to have the Storkcraft Bowback Glider and Ottoman in our nursery.

We used the glider chair to rock all our boys to sleep at night until they were about 6 months old. It held up really well and served it’s purpose.

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We eventually got rid of the glider chair three years ago, but we held on to the ottoman.  We use it as a hallway bench to sit on when dressing the kiddos up.

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We’ve owned it for 8 years (my oldest son turned 8 yesterday :), and it was starting to fall apart and the upholster fabric is stained.

So yep, I decided to re-upholster it and bring it new life!

I used about a yard of some lightweight home decor fabric that I had left over from another project.

Here are some fun fabrics for you to try.

These fabrics and many more are on sale for $6.99 (reg. $9.99) per yard at Joann.com. 

Click on the fabric or the description link below each fabric.

Home Essentials Lightweight Decor Fabric 45″ Levron Melon

Home Essentials Lightweight Decor Fabric 45″ Clezar Panorama Indigo

Home Essentials Lightweight Decor fabric 45″ Bivel Jewel

For this project, I used

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First, I removed the seating pad from the gliding ottoman bottom.
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Next, I removed the original staples using a flat screwdriver.

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I included a piece of heavy duty batting under the foam to provide more cushion.
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Halfway done through stapling. FYI – I trimmed the excess fabric as I stapled around the wood, making sure I left access for the screw holes needed to attach the cushion back to the gliding ottoman stand.
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Here is the new and improved ottoman! Note: be mindful of your fabric’s print/pattern. Make sure your print is centered to give your piece a more professional look.
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I also use the ottoman in the laundry room.

I truly enjoyed working on this project and I hope you enjoyed reading about it.

Don’t forget to share and leave me a comment.

– Abs

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How to make a Bulletin Board | DIY

Hello everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the few days of summer we have left. I have not posted in a while and there’s a really good reason for that. I promise to share it in the new lifestyle link of my blog. Yep! I have decided to add lifestyle because a few things to share that I believe will empower all mommas out there. Stay tuned :).

Back to the point of today’s post….making this super easy kitchen or home office bulletin boards.

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You only need five items to make it! And it took about five minutes to make each of these boards.

You will need:

Materials for DIY Bulletin Board

  • A Canvas (size of your choice)
  • Non-adhesive shelf/drawer liner
  • Thumbtacks
  • A pair of scissors
  • A hammer

Step 1: Lay shelf liner down (wrong side up) and place canvas over it, leaving about 2 inches of liner around the canvas.

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Step 2: Wrap shelf liner around the edges of your canvas and secure with thumbtacks. Hammer the thumbtacks down to hold thumbtacks in place.

Step 3: Hang on the wall. I used 3M hanging strip for a secure hold.

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Ready to make this DIY Kitchen Bulletin Board? 

I bought these canvases in a pack from A.C. Moore. It’s usually on sale or you can use their weekly coupons to get a good deal on these. Find a coupon here.

Shelf/Drawer Liner from Walmart a few years ago. I can’t seem to find this print, but here‘s a similar black and white print.

I bought the thumbtacks from the dollar store and I already had the scissors and hammer on hand.

Hope you enjoy DIYing and please share you finished look!

Abs