Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ikea Hack: Rug Turned Pillow




While I was reading the awesome blog Little Green Notebook I spotted an Ikea Hack that I truly planned on attempting myself.  It's how to create adorable lumbar-style striped pillows using cheap Ikea rugs (about $4 each!) Considering that I had one of these rugs just sitting in our linen closet, I decided...why not!? 




I even had an old goose-down pillow I wasn't using so I decided to cut open the goose and steal some of it's feathers.



I simply folded the rug length-wise and cut it in half (I wanted two small lumbar pillows instead of one), turned it inside out and stitched two sides (leaving one end open).  I then turned the pillow on the right side, stuffed it with some goose, and stitched up the remaining side.



 

 

I love a "FREE" project, considering everything that I used I already had just sitting in a closet ready to be put on display. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Let There Be Light

 
 
 
I've been wanting to update our porch light for a while now, but I was looking for something that was the right style for our house and in the right price point.  All it took was a little browsing over at Home Depot before I found something that caught my eye.   
 

 
 
 
I decided to go with Hampton Bay's Outdoor Wall Lantern and for just a little over $20....it was mine!  I love when I spend less than I originally expected because we can put that extra money toward the other projects that we want to tackle.
 

Any time that you decide to tackle an electrical project you want to make sure to cut off any breakers that are powering the area that you are working in. 

My husband doesn't want me to upstage him mess with anything electrical in the house so I had to wait on him to remove the light fixture and replace the existing bracket with the new one that came with our fixture.  Easy peasy!

  
 

 

The install only took about 10 minutes and I was in love with the style of the fixture, but I wanted a galvanized look so I made another trip to Home Depot.  
 

I chose Rust-Oleum Hammered in silver and was hoping that it would turn out the way I pictured it in my head.  Everything is better in your head...now in reality it tends to be a little different.

I decided not to sand down the fixture since it already had a rough surface and stuck with my other spray painting techniques:

  • Skip the cheap stuff and splurge on the $5-7 quality stuff.
  • Always keep the can moving.
  • Keep the nozzle about 8-10″ away from whatever you’re spray painting.
  • Always apply thin mists of spray paint, applying heavy coats makes everything wet and drippy.

 
Once I re-installed the fixture (yep! I messed with something electrical in our house...my husband was at work) I decided that I really didn't like our chrome house numbers and decided to paint those black.  It's actually to give me a head start on my next project...
 
 
We plan on putting house numbers in a different spot for them to stand out more.  What do you think?
 
Anyway back to the task at hand.  Here is the final product!  A "beachy" fixture with a semi-galvanized look, new house numbers (one step on my next project complete), and I even changed our mailbox from brown to a charcoal by simply removing the cover panel.
 
 


 
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Must-Have Item: Tinted RX Sunnies


I have to admit Firmoo has me hooked!  They're always bringing their "A" game when it comes to those must have lens and now their bringing you Tinted RX Sunnies...by the way I'm loving the name!
 
Summer Must-have Item- Tinted Rx Sunnies

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I have to admit, as a bespectacled person, I sometimes feel awkward when I head out on a sunny day especially in summer. Stand under strong sunlight, my eye can not open. So for this summer, I think a pair of tinted prescription sunglasses is a visual aid which features lenses that are colored or darkened or polarizing lenses to protect my eyes from sun's glare. More excitingly, there are variety colors of tinting for my choice. If you have not tried this before, you can try to get your First pair for free of tinted prescription sunglasses at Firmoo.com.

If you are a fashionista and already own a few pairs of eye glasses, think about a nice pair of prescription Sunglasses that you can use for driving.  Even if you already own a pair of prescription sunglasses, it won't hurt to have more than one...right?!  You never know when you night need to change up your look, just like your home....it's ever changing!

New arrivalsPrice includes 1.50 single vision lenses
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(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)

New Customers, check more products for your first free pair at Firmoo.com right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served!

Furthermore, Firmoo currently partner with 4Sponsor, a safe, easy & efficient platform where we released cooperation opportunities there. For this reason, you can try to look for your suitable opportunity there. Begin your first try now!

About Firmoo
Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Time with Firmoo - Free for New Customers

 

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It's summertime, you can see lots of people wearing sunglasses on the street. They need sunglasses to see without their eyes watering up, or the brightness causing headaches, or the sun's glare blinding them. Picking up a pair of prescription sunglasses at Firmoo.com is a best way to get a sweet summer look. Although supposed new versions of frames and lenses come out in sunglasses every year, the tinted prescription sunglasses is the latest trend among people pursuing fashion. Moreover, you can find new arrivals in July and excitingly get your First pair for free here as well.  Just like we incorporate the latest trends of chevron and Pantone into our home d├ęcor, stop by Firmoo and checkout the latest trends in eyewear.


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These eyewear carry up-to-date styles inspired by top fashion designers that don't come with the high price tag. They also carry fashion colors for summer, pinks, greens, yellows and oranges, to name a few. In the summer, your sunglasses are an accessory item that everyone notices. Moreover, the timeless look is the cat-eye eyewear taking dominating other styles in this season.


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Still have no idea about how to style your pairs? Check out a few ladies modeling their favorite Firmoo eyewear.

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(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)

New Customers, check more products for your first free pair at Firmoo right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served! Furthermore, Firmoo win-win business cooperation project is on the move. Worldwide fashionistas & influentials are welcomed to join in.  I'd love for all of my blind-eyed DIYers to check out the fashionable eyewear Firmoo has to offer!  All you have to do is...Fill in your application form here.
 
About Firmoo
Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.