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Home Decor 💡🔨

I have been on Pinterest looking at so many home decor ideas and pinning them to my boards to only sit there. I know a lot of us do this, I wish I could have someone come over bring the stuff I need and decorate for me lol. Not to mention pay for it as well. (Just kidding) unless u are giving me a huge gift and have money to share lol. 

It is slowly coming together a few months ago I convinced hubby to go with me to get a leather sofa but we decided on the durablend leather material instead because of the dogs nails. A fact I didn’t know is that real leather scratches, not to mention the price of real leather is extremely expensive and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the sofa. 

I ended up finding a sofa at gardiners furniture store. I am so glad I went to see 50 shades of gray that day with friends and one of their friends said go next door and look they have great furniture all price ranges and that is where I found my sofa. Plus it was on sale and no taxes eithe who could beat that but now I am kicking myself because I didn’t get the chair and would like to have the chair but do not want to drive far to the warehouse and delivery is $80. 

Anyways I have been buying a few small items when I see them to add to the decor in the living room which I decided will be hints of teals and oranges. My favorite color is purple but I must say I love teal a lot too. 

I had seen a lot of people using books as decor on their coffee tables and wanted to see if I could find some in teals and oranges and I finally did and they look so cute I just love them. 

Here is a pic  

Here is a pic of the pillow I added to my sofa and also the blanket I made for the sofa in the colors I needed. 

   

 

I am sure I will be writing a update on my living room decor soon again with my new additions. I almost forgot I ordered this from etsy to hang on my wall as well. 

  I had the etsy shop owner add a little more teal to the middle flower to give me a little more teal.  

Painting Home Decor 🎨🎨🎨🎨

I have had a hard time finding items that will look good in my living room. I decided to get a new durablend/ leather sofa and it is great if u own a dog. I have a beagle who sheds a lot. 

I decided to take coupons I had at ac moore and purchase the canvas squares so that I could paint my own home decor and also picked up the paint colors I wanted while we were there. 

I pointed the squares in teal and started from that point I like one for sure but the other two could use some work I think so I may go to Joann fabrics to get some fabric and cover up the ones I didn’t like. 

Here is some pictures of my work 

   

       

My Diamond Candle 💍💎💍💎

I used my last diamond candle that I had in my stockpile of candles yesterday. Which meant after burning the candle for a few hours I would have a new ring to add to my collection. 

The only thing I don’t like about diamond candles is that you never know what size your ring will be and sometimes you get a beautiful ring that will not fit on any of your fingers. I know other ring candle companies let you choose your size or you can pick the option of surprise me, which can be any size. 

The candles cost around $25 if you don’t have a coupon code. 

Here are some photos of my diamond candle and the process of retrieving my ring. Diamond candle has a gold circle so u know where the ring is located. The ring is wrapped in foil and also is in a small Baggie. This helps because you do not want wax all over your new ring. 

I loved the ring I got last night because it is purple my favorite color. 







Diy spray paint or dye furniture 💜💙🔨

I need to see if rit makes a color to dye a section of my sofa that has faded due to the sun. I love keeping my curtains open but with that comes a price to pay my sofa lost the red color and is white. So looking on Pinterest I found some cheap ways to extend the life of my sofa.
Here is a pick of the side facing my patio doors.

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So here are a few pics that I got from Pinterest and the rit website of others that have used the dye since my sofa isn’t a slip cover I have to dab it and since we won’t be sitting on that side I painted it shouldn’t have to be rinsed off but we will see how it goes. I stopped at joann fabrics and picked up two colors I thought would match going to wait to get my husbands thoughts on which will match the best.

You can’t tell by the pics which one will match the best but cherry red is a little darker color so need more peoples input but if no one will be able to see it really I guess it won’t matter much since it is still by the window.
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Below is the pics I found of other peoples projects.

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Our Humble Abode

See what all u can do despite the space restrictions.

newly mrs. thompson

Well, it’s not a house but it certainly is our home and I think it’s safe to say that Matt and I have thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 months in our 650 sq ft. apartment. Yup, it really is tiny! But…after living apart for 5 months we’re just happy to be living under the same roof and to again have a place to call “ours”. Despite the small size, we love everything about it–okay, so I wish the kitchen and bathroom cupboards were white or dark brown but other than that it’s great. We even have a wood fire-place! Perhaps the best part of our apartment though is the location. We’re 1.5 miles away from downtown Naperville–truly one of the most adorable towns I’ve ever been to, let alone lived in. Come on in, take a peek and see for yourselves. Welcome to the Thompson home!

LIVING ROOM

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The door seen…

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CLEARANCE Sale going on now!!

CLEARANCE Sale going on now in my etsy shop so stop past and take a look at all the items marked clearance it is a variety and more being added today.

Vintage, antique, and Upcycled treasures are marked down and on the clearance rack ready to be shipped out to you ASAP.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78

Stop by and take a look

Have you noticed

I am not sure if it is just me that has noticed this pattern or if anyone else has also seen a pattern at goodwill and local thrift stores. I swear there is a team on employees that must monitor blogs and Pinterest to see what the hottest trends and styles are because I have noticed several items going up in price. Has anyone else seen prices going up on certain items?

Storage Bin to Toy Box Makeover

Storage Bin to Toy Bin

Creative Dominican

I was tired of looking at the ugly plastic bin I’ve been using as a toy box, but I didn’t want to spend money on an actual toy box. I decided to just give the bin a little makeover. It just took some wrapping paper, Mod Podge, burlap and decorative fence post caps to go from this:

Storage bin to toy box makeover.

To this:

Storage bin to toy box makeover

Like it? I think it looks great. The bin is in my family room so I picked materials that would go well with my current decor, but the possibilities are endless.

Materials:

1. Bin
2. Fabric or wrapping paper. I used about a yard of burlap and wrapping paper I picked up at the dollar store
3. To keep the cost down I used decorative fence post caps as the legs instead of actual furniture legs. They cost about $3 each
4. Rope
5. Mod Podge
6. Hot glue
7. Lock…

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A Perfect Pair: Fabric Decoupage Book Ends

Mod Podge your Bookends

On The Upcycle~

I found these ordinary bookends in the housewares aisle at a thrift shop near home.  It was the only item I felt compelled to buy on this day, and they were priced right at $1.99.  Lately, I have made it a goal to begin to organize my crafting space, and these little book ends would help alleviate some of “the bookcase overload” this room is experiencing. Of course they were in need of a little restyling flare. Right now the craft room is more of a storage room, so these book ends are a very small step in the right direction, but  I am determined.  Stay tuned!

Fabric Decoupage Book Ends

 

Materials:

Fabric of choice cut and traced to size

Pair of bookends

Mod Podge

Scissors, Black Marker

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Foam Craft Brush, Paint Brush

Black Acrylic paint

I had fabric that I did not use from another project that I thought…

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