Tag: decorate

cheap & easy bedroom wall art

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My bedroom walls were looking a little plain & sad so I decided to make some simple pieces to bring in some fun & color to our bedroom this past weekend. My first instinct would be to paint the walls but because we are renting I have to think of other ways to brighten up the boring tannish walls. I am on a pretty non-existent decorating budget so here are some simple, inexpensive ideas to jazz up your walls.

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1. Fabric Fringe Garland – I posted this fringe garland diy (by Prudent Baby) on my recent Fringe Frenzy post. It is a super simple no-sew diy. I chose 4 cotton solid fabrics from Hobby Lobby & got 1 yard of each (I think they were only a couple of dollars per yard). I cut my fabric 18 x 22 inches to get exactly 4 tassels from each yard.

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2. Framed Photo Booth Photos – I cheated & used the IncrediBooth iphone app to take these photobooth strips (real photobooth photos would be even better!). I printed them out on my home printer & cut them out. I attached them with double stick tape to a white mat board & used an 8 x 10 frame I had on hand to display them. I love that it will be easy to change them out with new photo strips as time goes on.

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3. & 4. Hanging Camera & Print – It’s no surprise that I use my large camera collection to add fun & dimension to a few rooms in my house. (ex. my vintage camera display & my other camera display) I love the size of the mini Diana & it’s one of my favorite cameras to shoot film with. I used my toy camera strap diy to make this yellow braided strap & I thought the colors fit perfectly with my new bedroom decor. The Polaroid Print by Handz was a birthday gift from my sweet brother & sister-in-law & I used a .99 cent Pants Hanger from Ikea to hang it. (much cheaper than a frame & just as pretty)

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5. Written Word Wall Canvas – I bought this blank canvas from the craft store (for 50% off) awhile back with a few different projects in mind. I originally saw this idea on pinterest & thought it would be perfect for this grouping. I used a black paint pen that I had in my craft supplies. I chose some of the lyrics from the song “More Than Words” by Extreme, we danced to this song at our wedding & now it serves as a permanent reminder over our bed that actions mean so much more than words. Showing we love each other is just as important as saying it.

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6. Painted Letters – Ridiculously simple – I just got the cardboard letters from the craft store & painted them with blue acrylic paint. I cut out a small hole in the back to attach them to the wall with a push pin.

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7. Metal Photo Clips – I had these small metal clips on hand, found in an office supply store or the office section of Target. I hung them on a small nail. I love changing out photos & little notes so I thought these would be perfect! The photos were taken with the Hipstamatic app & printed out on our home printer.

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Voila!! Simple & inexpensive wall decor! It’s made such a difference to our bedroom & we are loving it! hugs & cheek pecks, Meghan

Chevron Stripe Fridge DIY

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You may remember my striped wall from our old house. Ohhhhh, how I loved those stripes! Well now that we are renting & unable to paint the walls, I wanted to incorporate some stripes into our new house & I did so by adding a little pizzaz to our boring black refrigerator! The kitchen is the first room you see when you walk in our apartment, so this adds a fun focal point when you first walk in the door! I love how it turned out! It’s so simple, very inexpensive & easily removed, here is how I did it:

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Supplies::

White Contact paper – I got mine at Target in the drawer liner section for a few bucks
Measuring tape & T square ruler
Scissors or X-acto knife

 

Instructions::

1. I measured the width of our fridge & included extra for the sides of the doors so I could wrap the stripes around.
2. I cut five pieces of contact paper to the desired width.
3. I decided I wanted 3 big peaks on the front so I drew a grid pattern with my t-square by dividing the contact paper into 6 squares across & 3 down. I connected the points of intersection to create the zig zag pattern.
4. I lined all 5 sheets of contact paper together & taped them down to the table so I could cut out all 5 at the same time. (I only ended up using 5 stripes for the fridge, this will make 10, I wanted extras just in case.)
5. I carefully cut out the chevron stripes with my straight edge & x-acto knife.

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6. Once they were all cut out, I placed a marker on the mid-point of the front of our fridge & very gently applied each stripe.

& that’s it!! Super easy, cheap & fun!!

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I love how much big character it adds to my little kitchen & it’s perfect for renters because the contact paper easily peels off & leaves no residue!! I would love to see photos if you try this too! Let me know if you have any questions. xoxo. meghan