Thursday, November 27, 2014

2 wreaths - 5 different decorations

If we want to change the decoration in our home, that does not mean that we have to buy new decorations every single time. A good suggestion that I can give you is to always buy "basic elements" that we can always use and simple add a few accessories to decorate them. 

I have in total 4 wreath, but all of them are made of a different material or have a different size. This are my main decoration objects. I think I reuse them like 3 or 4 times a year (Easter, Autumn, Christmas, etc)

Today I show you how I have decorated one wreath in 3 different ways.
WREATH N°1-Easter

WREATH N°1-Christmas 2013

WREATH N°1-Christmas 2012

Now I show you wreath N°2 and the two different Christmas decorations.

WREATH N°2-Christmas 2013

WREATH N°2-Christmas 2014




Monday, November 17, 2014

4 easy Christmas (IKEA) table decoration Ideas

Christmas is the time of the year when I want to decorate absolutely everything! Today I show you 3 easy ideas of how to decorate: a bank, a center table and the dinning table. I really enjoy to show in my blog how to create easy and simple but super cute and inexpensive decorations. 

A few Christmas elements add up to one dashing display.

You can notice that the elements that I have used are in most of the cases things that can be found in the nature, such as: pine cones, pine branches, hazelnuts, etc.

center table

dining table-Option N°1

bank (now a little corner table)

dining table-Option N°2


Candles are a MUST in Christmas, so in all my decorations I try to use candles.

Do not be afraid of mixing different elements for decoration as I said, just experiment and mix things. This decorations make a lovely holiday accent. 

I hope this ideas that I show can be used by to you as inspiration. 

Christmas wreath

Finally my favorite time of the year is coming and so my DIY Christmas decorations. Are you as excited as me to celebrate such an amazing time with family and friends?

Well, here I show you my first Christmas decoration of the year: a wreath. You all know there can´t be a Christmas without one! 

In the next picture you can see the materials we are going to need for this easy project.

After knowing the elements that we are going to need, we start the decoration by sticking the pine branches in the wreath and then the pine cones.

Now we hang the little Christmas balls and the decorative stars. As you can see... in less than 15 minutes our beautiful wreath is ready to be hanged.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Welcome Stand with plant basket

This little project is very simple. It does not involve a lot of time and it does not contain a lot of elements. 

For a couple of weeks I found this plant basket. For my good luck it was on discount. I have been wanting something like this since long time ago. I think such things look nice at the front door, because it transmit a warm feeling to the visitors. 




Looked quite simple, but in my head I already had the image of how this plant basket was going to look at the end. 

The next day I went to buy a couple of plants. The main colors were pink and green. As I had all the elements needed for my little project, it did not take so long until I finished it.



                                               
This is how the plant basket looked after planting the flowers, cute but not complete. 

                               

And this was the final result.

As the plants continue growing it will look much much better.


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I hope you like what I publish on my blog. You can take all this as ideas to start creating your own self made gifts. The love put on making them is priceless! 







Saturday, August 2, 2014

Balcony renovation

I showed already some months ago how I made some furniture for my balcony by using pallets. Since then I have been saving some money to improve the look of my tiny balcony! Here I show you some pictures.



BEFORE
          This is how my balcony used to look before. Actually since I do not have a storage room at my place and in winter there is no way I could sit and enjoy to lay and read something in the balcony... it was my storage space. 

Now is summer and I MUST take advantage of this little space. As you can see in the picture bellow... I don´t really have a nice view from the balcony, and all I see if I am there are the other buildings.                                      

So first I went to buy some plants... which will play an important role in my renovation project.



Next step was to buy some wood elements that I will use to create a wall in the balcony, in order to get a little bit more privacy in the space.



Then I bought wooden tiles in IKEA, you can get them for a very accessible price.    

Since the balcony does not have a rectangular shape, then it was a little complicated to fill all the space with the tiles. 


I took advantage of this and I thought about another material I could use to solve this problem and that will give also a nice touch to the space: small white stones.



I love the combination between wood and stones... without forgetting the nice touch that this flowers give. 

AFTER photo? well :) you will have to wait one day to see it! I am hosting a little party tonight to show my friends my new balcony. I will use that opportunity to take that after photo I know you will be waiting ;)





Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bathroom transformation - Part II

I posted some months ago, a transformation of a bathroom, now I am showing the second part of it. 

I put two bamboo shelves on the wall, and added more decorations with textures that complement the style that I have picked for the bathroom. 
BEFORE
AFTER






At Ikea Hackers homepage, people asked me if it is not difficult to clean the floor since I have put this tiles in the bathroom. One person asked me if I have not had problems to open the door since this tiles are about 1.5 cms high. So here I show a picture where you can see that I have used the tiles just in a small area.

The cleaning process is not difficult at all. I simply remove the tiles, clean normally and put them back again.


Entrance hall



Hello again :) . Today I will show you how I have transformed the entrance hall of an apartment. 

The entrance hall walls were completely white at the beginning. This small space serves always as the welcoming mat to every home. Therefore it is important that a person design this area to create a sense of expectancy in the guests. They should feel very welcomed and happy to come and visit often. 

The ideal would be, that the people who are living in a house, use this space to stamp their personality. I define myself as a fan of the " shabby chic" style", so I try to give this area a shabby chic style.

For the wall I picked a light pink. Given that the entrance hall is small I did not want to make it look even smaller and that is why I picked a light color. 

I went out for a walk and I found this nice tree on the floor. So I cut it to make it fit into the room. I think its amazing how the tree looks, since one would never expect to see a tree inside a house, right?

I found this sweet wood sign and thought it would be perfect for this space. I think spaces can´t be fully decorated all at once. With the time you go finding more and more nice things that help improve that area.

















AFTER



I bought a chinese white lamp and hanged it from the tree. At a moment I thought I have done decorating the small entrance, but then I thought it would be nice to put on some light. For this purpose I used a light string of 25 lights.

                            

Friday, August 9, 2013

Carnival hats - DIY


Finally I have found what I have been looking for so long! I have always wanted to have in my bedroom a nice bamboo lamp. Unfortunately most of the ones I have seen are very expensive... way out of my budget. Just like this o
At this time of the year is kind of difficult to find some nice carnival hats. So after spending almost half day looking for them, I decided to do the on my own.

Once you discover how to do the first one, the next ones won´t require a lot of work. I made a template myself, and after some tries... I got my hat.

Luckily I found this nice paper. Check out the results 


On this picture you can see the materials I used and the hats after I made them.