Well today I tackled my linen closet. I needed to spice that space up. My linen closet needed a serious make over! I am happy with how it turned out. Check out this video of my new closet :
Well the my laundry room makeover is complete! I was so frustrated with that room because it had no function and no decor. When I first moved into my house a year ago I painted the room and hung my chandalier. I added some baskets, but they still were not enough to make the room function for me. I had no storage for cleaning supplies and no place to fold clothes.
So earlier this week I was so frustrated with the room I grabbed hubby and jumped in on a makeover project. I am so happy with how it turned out. Now the room is pleasing to the eye, and more importantly it is FUNCTIONAL! YAY!
Here are some pictures and a video tour of the room.
The wall color I used in the room is called "Peacock". I love the vibrant color with the teals and whites. My husband purchased and installed the cabinets for me from Lowes. He also built this counter around our washer and dryer. Love it!
I purchased these tin cans from Target for $1 each! I put some chalkboard labels that I got from the Martha Stewart line at staples on each and with chalk I labeled each tin. Now I have a place to throw all that loose change, buttons etc. that I find in the wash. I also have tins for those little things that I am always needing on hand.
On the counter I just have some Lemon hand lotion and a bit of decor.
My pantry in my kitchen is loving me right about now! I have moved all the cleaning supplies out of the pantry and into the laundry room. It is so awesome to have more space to organize! This cabinet houses all of my cleaning supplies. I love my cleaning caddy!
This cabinet houses all of my items for my kitchen such as dishwashing tablets, scrubbers, dish towels and hand soap and dish washing detergent.
This cabinet houses all of my laundry items such as detergent, fabric softner, bleach, washer cleaner etc.
Loving the counter space. It is so awesome to now have a place to fold all my clothes!
VIDEO TOUR OF MY LAUNDRY ROOM MAKEOVER
Now that the room is complete it is time to get all that laundry done that piled up while making over the laundry room this week! Hope you all enjoyed.
Hope this blog post finds you all doing great! I know I have been a bit slow with posting lately, but my schedule has been a little bit crazy. But no worries, I am slowly but surely getting a system in place to keep me on top of everything (I hope).
So I recently did a video tutorial on chandalier cord covers on my you tube channel (my you tube channel link is: http://www.youtube.com/AtHomeWithNikki ). Be sure to go to my youtube channel and subscribe :). I wanted to do a quick post on my blog to also show you how you can easily do this no sew project. Hope you enjoy.
Here is my video tutorial on how to make your own chandalier cord cover.
I love using all of my home accessories in different ways to give several different looks. Not only does it save money due to you are not having to go out and buy anything. It keeps your house looking fresh and different (which is motivating to me). I made a video showing how you can take some of your home accessories and make them multi-functional (see below). Hope you enjoy.
My Video on how to make your home accessories multi-functional.
I had a great follow-up question to my post on using ceiling medallions to accent your chandeliers. I was asked what are some suggestions for low hanging chandeliers.
Great question! Below are some of my suggestions on how you can accent your low hanging chandeliers. You can still use the ceiling medallions with low hanging chandeliers, but by adding one of the extra touches below it would add a more cohesive look.
You can purchase fabric covered chandelier covers in a variety of designs online. I have also just added to my "To Do" blog topics "How To Make Chandelier cord cover tutorial". So look for that soon.
Hope you find these suggestions helpful.
Hope everyone is having a fantastic week! I am busy working away on all of my various projects this week. One project is decorating my dining room. It is another labor of love :).
Yesterday I had my new chandelier for the dining room installed. This was not a simple installation of just replacing a light fixture due to there was never a ceiling light fixture in this room. Many builders do not install ceiling fixtures in the formal living rooms of the home, due to the thought process of the builder is that you would only use lamps in your formal living room. Well my living room is my dining room and a chandelier is a must have.
So I found a amazing electrician with a company called New Power Electrical. Very professional and I was really pleased with their work. So if you are in need of a electrician in the Charleston, SC area I highly recommend them. Their website is: www.summervilleelectrician.com.
So with getting the new chandelier installed, this was the perfect opportunity for me to share a inexpensive way to enhance your room with ceiling medallions. Ceiling medallions add such a great touch to your ceiling light fixture. They usually run between 19.00 and up (depending on the size and style you desire). You can also easily paint them to fit your desired design taste. As you see on the photo of my chandalier below I kept my medallion white to coordinate with the ceiling. You can purchase these items online or at your local Lowe's or Home Depot.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
So I decided to move my office into a corner in my new craft room. Running up and down the stairs between my craft room and the office just made no sense. It is so nice to have everything in one place!
So of course then that would mean I needed a new desk to match the decor in my craft room :). Well I found the perfect desk and chair set that I loved at Pottery Barn. For the desk and chair it would cost $1228.00, which was way above my craft room makeover budget. So you all know me! I jumped on craigslist and found a great desk and chair.
The desk was of great quality but not pretty to look at. It was very dated and a old brown wood tone with old hardware on it. The lady was asking $50.00 for it and I was able to negotiate her down to $40.00. The chair was also a yucky brown color and the seat could do with a serious makeover :). But the bones of the chair were great so it worked for me. I got the chair for $8.00.
Now that I had my desk and chair for a total of $48.00 (I also spent 25.00 at Lowe's on new handles for the desk, so actual total is: $73.00). It was time to put my pottery barn touch on it :). I went to the garage and grabbed my white paint and sand paper and got to work! Check out my journey in obtaining my pottery barn inspired desk look......
I am so happy with my desk and chair makeover! It fits perfectly in a corner in my craft room and for minimal cost I have the perfect pottery barn inspired look. The desk & chair are of exceptional quality which will last me a lifetime.
One tip that I would like to share when looking for pieces to makeover. The most important thing is to make sure that the pieces are of great quality and sturdy. Try to look past the cosmetic part when looking at a piece initially, because you can change that. Craigslist is a excellent source for finding quality pieces. Most times people are just trying to get rid of the piece and you can easily talk them down in price.
Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
So hubby finished up one of his final projects in my new craft room today. I needed a place to store all of my ink pads. He built a customized insert to go into one of my book cases to house the ink pads. It turned out great! I have plenty of room to grow also.
I really love this hurricane candle accessory sold by William-Sonoma! It has a very clean classic look. The cost for one of these hurricanes on their website is $59.00 each. So of course my wheels started spinning on how I could come up with a similar look for a fraction of the price, and I did!
For Christmas my mother gave me these absolutely beautiful set of silver candelabras pictured below. It actually came as a set of four, but I only transformed three of them with this project and will use the forth one in a different part of the house. I really love them.
Now all of you know I love my candles and will burn them all day long. Although I do love a beautiful candelabra, I am not a fan of burning/using the long taper style candles. Now don't be surprised if you see taper candles and taper style candelabras in my home, because you will. But very rarely you will find that I will burn them in my home.
So the makeover began.......
So simple! You simply place the glue around the top of your candelabra's. Then place the glass vase on top and let dry. Add your candles and you have a beautiful upscale home accessory!
Last week I ordered this wall decal for my craft room. Was a very easy install and I think it adds a great touch to the room. I was very happy with how it turned out. I purchased my decal from "It's Written On The Wall". There contact information is below. They make all kinds of wall decals and will also custom make them for you if you like.