Apartment Update: Winter/Christmas Decor

So you guys have seen my den converted walk in closet, my bathroom annnd now you get to see bits and pieces of my apartment! I haven’t perfected my bedroom yet aka I haven’t bought my mirrored dresser  sooo it might be a while before I make one. I was actually really excited to make this video because you get to see some of my DIY’s in action, when I was younger I used to make a bunch of stuff and stash it….like a chipmunk, now I’m pleased that I can actually make things that are sturdy enough to be viewed year round!

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Have you guys started decorating for the holiday’s?

Décor Spritz: I like to decorate smart meaning I choose pieces that can last for a few months, I don’t like to buy anything that is too particular to the holiday ie. I don’t own anything that says happy Halloween, instead it might say happy fall, no ghost or goblins for me but a few wicker pumpkins and a wooden scarecrow. I’m not a big fan of decorating with red and green because as soon as Christmas is over I’m over it. When I do I tend to keep it small so it can be easily removed from the scene without feeling too empty. I like silver and blue for the Christmas tree, if I could help it my garland would be white but for the sake of saving some simoleons I didn’t purchase new garland this year. I like classic colors brown, cream, taupe, black & white and then adding a splash of color here and there. I don’t do much for Spring and Summer but change out my fake flowers from time to time, and of course the towels in the bathroom and bed spread annnnd curtains….. sometimes.

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Hope you enjoy! I would love to hear some feedback from you guys! Any questions about decorating on a budget feel free to send me an e-mail glitzyspritzer@live.com

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DIY Collage Wall {Part 1}

So I’ve seen this gorgeous little collection for a while now on Pinterest and I’ve just been gathering the items that I would need to make my own collage wall. To be honest this isn’t going to be the full tutorial because I haven’t finished collecting all the items I need to make this look exactly how I want but for now it serves as a great starting point!

Materials:
Picture Frames
Paint
Paint Brush
Spray Paint
Any other items you feel like hanging on your wall

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I got my frames from Walmart! At only $1.50-3.00 a piece you can’t go wrong.

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I removed the glass and backing.

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Keep them because they are perfect for diy decor and gifts! I stored mine for a later project which I’m sure I will blog about for all to see. :)

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Next I attempted to mix what I like to call the perfect Tiffany Blue. I used green and yellow then added white until he color was juuuust right. I haven’t done a bedroom room tour yet but my room is a mixture of taupe, purple, silver and cream. I thought the teal would add a splash of color. I know it sounds odd but I went for more of an elegant look. It’s really comforting because my faux fireplace and bookshelves are all ivory so the colors work well together.

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I used about two coats of this color and let them dry. I didn’t paint the back because if you guys couldn’t tell by now I’m rather lazy I prefer the effortless way when it comes to fashion and decor. Where there is a shortcut I will find it.

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It’s not done yet but next I arranged the picture frames on my wall vertical and horizontal. Once I get more the look will be more complete. That’s it for now! Happy DIY-ing!

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How to Build a Walk In Closet (for less than $200)

It’s been a while since I made a video, I’ve been talking about doing this room tour ever since I did my Paris themed bathroom room tour! I filmed it a while ago, but finally got around to editing it last night. Luckily this one didn’t require much, sorry I say “um” a lot I normally edit those out, but not today! :)

If you live in an apartment, or have a small closet this video will give you ideas on how to maximize closet space, tips on organizing and an inexpensive way to hang all your clothes! Let me know if you guys like video’s like these and I will think about making a bedroom room tour, living room, porch, foyer etc! My apartment is forever changing and I love decor!

Like I say in the video I live in a one bedroom apartment with a den, my room does have a mini walk in closet but I hate having all my stuff packed into one spot so hence why I turned my den into a walk in!

DIY EARRING HOLDER TUTORIAL: (picture frame converted earring holder)

Room Organizing
Units: (SIMILAR STRUCTURE)
IKEA units
ESPRESSO BOOKSHELF (tall)
ESPRESSO BOOKSHELF (short -similar)
WALL HOOKS

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DIY- Picture This

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Today’s DIY is another Pintrest re-creation. This one is rather simple actually. This is great for gifts and a way to keep all your earrings organized.

I went to Vegas for a week a few months ago and this was perfect for traveling, all my earrings stayed in place and I was able to bring all of them with me without having to pick and choose or worry about them getting lost in transit.

Materials:

Picture Frame- $1 each at Family Dollar
Hot Glue/Hot Glue Gun- I’ve had mine forever and a day $15-20 maybe
Plastic Netting- $1 for a pack of 3 at Family Dollar
Spray Paint- $7-$10 depending!
Ribbon- $1
Earrings!

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1. Remove the glass from your picture frame

2. Cut the netting so that it fits on the back of your picture frame and use hot glue to secure it in place. (Make sure the corners are really secure as these seem to be the trouble areas, I’ve had to re-glue mine twice now)

3. Hot glue the netting to the back of picture frame

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4. Spray paint frame and netting. Let dry for 30 minutes.

5. Glue ribbons onto netting in a pattern of your choice.

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As you can see below I wanted a bronze and gold one for my gold jewelry (I didn’t like how they looked on the silver one) so I bought extra materials and voila! Depending on how many earrings you have, you might want to decide how many you want to make to avoid over crowding for aid in easy access.

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The final product! I keep these hung in my den that I turned into a walk in closet so it’s perfect for hanging on the wall!

Have fun! If you need any help or assistance I’m only an e-mail address or comment away!

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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A quick and easy way to brighten up any empty wall space that you have! Follow my quick how to guide on creating a flawless tissue paper flower decoration that will be perfect for your own photo shoot with friends or that perfect selfie ;) a dinner party conversation piece or just another great touch to your home. Make sure to add your own variations!

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DIY Floor Seats/ Couch Makeover!

When I moved out of my apartment I knew it was time for a major upgrade so I planned on selling my old couch and buying a new one. However things don’t always turn out like planned SO in the chaos of living in two places at once and moving back and forth between apartments that were 30 minutes away I didn’t advertise my couch very well, I did have a few and by a few I mean two interested buyers, one lady seemed really excited about it, I was going to sell it to her for $50 dollars, I just wanted to get rid of it and it was still a really nice couch, there was only one major rip on one of the seats and I just flipped it over. Long story short, that ended up falling through and on the last day of me being at my old apartment cleaning and such I ended up having to throw it away because I didn’t have time to go and rent a U-Haul or anything like that to re-locate it. I really should have donated it but the people couldn’t come during the time that I needed them to so everything was very last minute.

While watching my lovely couch sit by the dumpster I decided I could at least take the couch cushions and make something out of them. Since I was couch less, I essentially only had a chair I thought it would be nice for floor seating in the mean-time. I’m a big fan of drinking wine Indian style. However I was really looking forward to an upgrade nonetheless so I bought some fabric from Jo-Ann’s fabric and decided to make some really large cushion covers.

Materials:

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Couch cushions

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Fabric- $30 (found some really cute pieces on sale!)
I got 3 yards for the solid taupe color on the very top and 2 yards for everything else you see here.

Needle
Thread
Sewing Machine

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This is the flap design for the front and back. (This solid taupe color fabric will cover the cushion itself, the closed flap design is for easy removal for washing, or changing patterns.)

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Design #1 on Cushion #1

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Design #2 on Cushion #2

This fabric is just gorgeous, I want to make a scarf out of any remaining material I have.

 

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They are not finished yet, I think I want to go back and get some more fabric to add little rosette buds for cushion #1 and I want to create a cinched boarder for cushion #2. Feel free to send me your creations if you decide to follow a similar idea!

I don’t have any but this is a fun idea for a kids play room, classroom, movie room or basement. It’s a cheaper and faster alternative to re-upholstering all your couch cushions, also you can always give your cushion seats and keep them on your couches much better than a couch cover!

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DIY Body Pillow Cover

I’m not huge into sewing but with a little help from my mother we come up with some pretty quick solutions. I’ve had this bright pink body pillow since college and after getting rid of most of my college décor and upgrading for a less colorful theme I decided I should keep what I could re-use. I have this wild obsession with taupe, cream and brown.

When I do my bedroom tour you’ll see. In order to match my bedroom set I chose a light taupe fabric, about 3 yards will do. Then I folded the fabric over itself, cut the excess fabric from the sides, and sewed the sides down (there are three) to give it a nice finish. Then flip your fabric inside out and voila! If you have it all planned out it will take you 20 minutes at most.

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You can get a Body Pillow cover for anywhere from $10-15. Bed Bath and Beyond has a wide variety of colors for about $10.00, in my case I had bought this fabric on sale and it was just sitting around. The upside to making your own is that you can choose any fabric, texture, print etc. that your little heart desires.

If you haven’t already make sure to check out my bathroom room tour which is just about the same color scheme as my bedroom. I like to throw little splashes of color into the mix such as wisteria purple or coral/mint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ_OpiJrT_I&list=WLHqMGBLocgCzjysnctbC9DssLJdDLRL07&feature=mh_lolz

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