Monthly Archives: August 2012

Make It Your Space!

Buying a new space or remodeling the old to new can be a difficult task. Many are overwhelmed by the fact that you can create so many different things in just one space, so where to start? Well for beginners, you need to decide what you would like to get out of the space. Some would prefer to get the most use out of an area while others would just like an artistic mural.

No matter which you are, this is the place for you. Say you have a basement that you would like to remodel but don’t know what to do with it. If you have children who have been bugging you for a space of their own then I recommend constructing this in your space. You can take a simple unused room and create a space for your children to play with their friends while still being able to keep an eye on them. A great idea is to make bunk beds with their own little space like the picture below. The kids will love that they get their own bed rather than having to sleep on the ground and it may even make them want to go to bed earlier than usual so you can have your night quit and worry free because you know your kids are safe and having an amazing time.

If you are expecting but don’t want to go with the traditional blue and pink colors, try going with a very neutral palette such as browns and grays. These colors create a warm and comforting feeling. If you are daring enough, you could also incorporate a bright color such as turquoise or orange to stimulate the room and put a new modern twist on the traditional.

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Fun DIY Weekend Projects

Lately I have been obsessed with DIY crafts because there seems to be one for everything from home health remedies to building your own everything.  There seems to be more and more sites popping up all over the place and each seems to be unique in their own way. Pintrest for example is a site that seems to be like a cork board with a bunch of pictures on it and you are able to click on a picture and most always be connected to where it came from so you can see step by step directions on the DIY. The projects on this site are more of little cute tasks such as how to make your own lip gloss out of crystal light. To create your own lip gloss, all you need is Un-petroleum jelly and mix in Crystal light or whatever you choose and mix them together until you desired color. Wait about an hour for the granules to dissolve and pucker up.

Another cool idea especially for a hot summer night with nothing to do is to make a flying paper lantern. I must warn you to choose a safe area to let them go so you won’t start a fire because it does use an open flame.  The original paper lantern was launched about 2000 years ago in China and was constructed from a bamboo hoop with thin sheets of paper. To make this amazing paper lantern using these step-by-step instructions.

A great idea to decorate any space is to get a few glass jars and paint the inside of them making a amazing item that looks like you bought it at a designer store. You can find glass jars around your house or even at a thrift store for very cheap. The

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