Creating a Reading Nook

I  have been wanting to create a cozy space in our apartment that was perfect for those rainy days and cuddling up with a good book and I finally got around to it! I found some vintage postcards at a local book store and used old mismatched frames. I also got inspired to put some new fabric over an old pillow to create a new fresh look. This is how I did it: Organize Your Stuff. I got this fabric for cheap at this great amazon online store: Premier Fabrics. I also found a mod inspired old side table for three bucks at a garage sale :). Winning!

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DIY: Easy Paper Decorations

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I recently helped decorate for a friend’s baby shower using these fun, inexpensive, and easy paper decorations.  To make these all you will need is:

  • 2 pieces of large scrap-booking paper per paper wheel (each wheel should cost around $0.50 if you can get the scrap-booking paper on sale)
  • Hot glue gun
  • String

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Steps

  • Start by folding each paper accordion style.
  • Place a string around the center of each folded paper.
  • Then use the hot glue gun to glue top sides of each folded paper together.
  • You should end up gluing down the center and on each side to form the wheel.
  • You can then cut out circles to hide any blemishes or open spaces in the wheel.
  • You can use these as table decorations or as I like to by hanging them from the ceiling .

It’s that easy! These can easily be used for all kinds of fun parties or as decorations in kids rooms.

DIY: Inexpensive Chevron and Striped Wall Decor

I have posted that I am working on decorating our new office space but am trying to do it in the cheapest possible way. Today I finished some fun wall decor for the wall space above our new desk.

Materials:

  • 4 pieces of scrap booking paper (on sale currently at Hobby Lobby for $0.22)
  • 4 decorative wood pieces (I got mine at Hobby Lobby for about $3 a piece for a total of $12)
  • Modge Podge
  • White paint

Steps:

First I cut out the scrap booking paper to fit on the top side of the wood

I then painted all four of the wood peices white

After the pain had dried I used modge podge to seal the paper onto the wood. If you haven’t used modge podge before you simply place on the back side of the material, in this case the paper, then place the material on the surface. The last step for using modge podge is to put the modge podge over the top of the paper and let it sit until it dries.

Here is what my final product looked like!

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Our office is still a work in progress, but it is definitely coming along!

The Office Space

So I am just so excited about this new blog I am going to post again today! Woohoo! Okay, so recently we moved into a larger apartment, a two bedroom apartment! Double woohoo! It’s been great so far, as the extra space has been AMAZING! However, our apartment complex is pretty old and outdated as in it was built in the 1950’s and has only seen minor renovations since. So with our extra bedroom we are in the works to create an office/ guest sleeping area. However, the room needs lots of love with the out of date linoleum and out of place/ random updates throughout the room. I am really excited about decorating this area and making it look SO much better. With that being said I have collected a few decorating ideas for office spaces and I’ll share the progress with ours as we go as well!

I love love LOVE the creative use of tape- what a smart inexpensive idea!

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This is so clean and pretty- love!

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I love the organization space and the fun decor. It’s not too girly or to manly a perfect in-between that would make both my husband and I happy!

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Last but certainly not least- having an eye catching rug and bright colors throughout the room are great tools to take attention away from ugly floors.

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-Stephanie