Home Decor

Spring-Inspired Home Decor Ideas

Being an interior decor enthusiast is very exciting! At random times of the day, I find myself browsing page after page of beautiful interior decoration ideas. It has become a never-ending habit and I love every bit of time I spend just browsing through the ideas of others. Right now, I’m itching to visit my local thrift store to pick up some items to makeover. I’m hoping to find a small bench or cushioned chair for our master bedroom. I’ll share all the details of my search and DIY makeover soon (when I find one 🙂

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Spring Garden Throw Pillow

 

Spring Mantel | Spring Decor Ideas | simplykierste.com
Image from Simply Kierste

 

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Floral Illustrated Framed Art

 

10 DIY Spring Decor Ideas To Help Freshen Up Your Room
Image from Society19

 

Island Floral Giclee Glow Plug-In Swag Pendant

Island Floral Pendant Lamp

 

James R. Moder Florale Collection Silver 41

Florale Collection Chanedlier

 

Spring Cottage Porch Decoration.
Image from cottageintheoaks.com

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White Peonies in Glass Vase

 

Cute Upcycled Rain Boot Planters.
Image from twelveaoksmanor.com

Today’s post is inspired by Decorating with Bright Colors on bhg.com. I was drawn in by all the bright and beautiful colors in this post that I just had to share.

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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:

Before

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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What is your Design Style?

Do you want decorating ideas tailored to your style?

I found a really cool quiz from Better Homes and Gardens that will help you determine your decorating personality and get ideas that fit your style!

My Design Style is Country French, what’s yours?

As a person with a Country French design style……You are drawn to a rustic but refined style that feels comfortable and livable for today’s families. Your version of Country French style may be rustic (think glazed pottery and chunky woven baskets) or more refined (think gilded details). Either way, patterned fabrics such as toile, stripes, and fleur-de-lis motifs will help you set the tone. Incorporate details such as stucco walls, wrought-iron accents, and furniture with carved details for an old-world look.

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Click on the images below to explore the French Country design style.

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Uttermost Thoro Natural Wood and Clear Glass Bowl

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Corillian Rustic and Clear Lantern Pillar Candle Holder

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How to add some geometry to your Home Decor

Fall is here and it’s time for a little redecorating! A change in seasons is a great time to make changes in our lives and in our homes. To get started, why don’t you draw inspiration from a popular trend sweeping both weddings and interior design?

Geometric decor is a contemporary design style filled with lots of fun shapes and bold lines. It can easily blend into a minimally-styled dwelling or stand out in a boho chic abode. For example, you can throw in large area rug with a sharp geometric patterns as a subtle statement piece in an all-white room or a vibrant addition to a lively color scheme. If you don’t have the room to add in a lot of new furniture, you can simply replace some of your old furniture with some new and modern ones. You can easily replace your pillowcase covers and place your plants in new geometric-styled planters.

However, don’t be fooled! Geometric style doesn’t just stop at patterns. You can also find funky pieces in fun and interesting shapes to freshen up any room in your house. Industrial lamp shades, hexagon shelves and diamond-shaped mirrors are a few pieces of furniture you can swap in to refresh off-season furnishings.

Proflowers has a beautiful visual guide to help guide you through the geometric decor trend for your home. They have ideas ranging from your wall design to your furniture textures. Take a look at all of their ideas to see what ideas you can incorporate into the rooms in your home.

Click on the images below to explore geometric home decor ideas

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Happy decorating,

Abi

Home Decor

Quick Home Decor Browse at Target

I visited my local Target store yesterday to grab a few items. But you know, like any home decor enthusiast, a store run is never complete without walking through the home decor section of the store.

I spent about 10 minutes browsing through the home decor section and snapped a few photos of items that called out my name as I walked through.

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Did any of these items call out your name?

Until next time, xo

Abi

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How to transform your old IKEA Tabletop | DIY

Anyone who shops IKEA knows that they have great deals on furniture and home items!

We’ve had the same Melltorp Ikea table for more than 10 years and it’s still going strong. We started out using it as an office table, then a dining table and now as the kitchen/breakfast table.

I have thought about replacing the tabletop with wood for a while or just purchasing a new tabletop from IKEA but, where is the time and money for that?

So I have decided to transform it by covering it with contact paper, aka, adhesive shelf liner.

One thing to note is that even though this product is marketed as PAPER, it’s actually made of vinyl, which means it’s very durable and can be cleaned like any non-porous surface.

Here is a photo of the table before it was covered………

Then the work began:

Every roll of contact paper comes with a backing. When the backing is removed, it exposes the adhesive side of the paper.
I started applying the contact paper with about an inch and half over the edge. This allowance will be folded over the side of the table as shown in the photo below.
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I cut a slit in the corner as shown above and tucked the flap down first to create a clean look around the corners.
The first side of the table is now completed. On to the other side.
Here, I tried to match up the pattern first. I was close to a perfect match here but it got a little tricky when I started applying the paper. However, there’s nothing to be afraid of. The contact paper is very versatile and you can reposition it as many times as needed.

Here is the photo of the table after……

I really loved how the table turned out. I’ve been wanting to work on this project for a while and I’m so happy I finally did it! It has also held up so nicely, with the kids using it three times a day for the past month.

You ask where you can find contact paper? Click on the link to access my shop for different colors and patterns.

Don’t forget to have fun!

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