Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3 Hot Wall Decorating Ideas For Renters

Above picture uses Moroccan Grey Peel & Stick Fabric Wallpaper Repositionable from Amazon

Many rentals do not allow you to paint walls but that does not mean you can't put your own personal stamp on your home.  There are many ideas out there.  My three favorites are listed below.  They give the quickest splash of color and charm, are inexpensive, and can be temporary on a wall.  

You can also watch this short TV segment explaining these ideas from WFMZ 69 News at Sunrise morning show that aired July 16, 2014.

Peel and Stick Wallpaper.

My new obsession!  I am NOT talking about peel and stick decals; its like wallpaper that comes in a roll!  It is so versetile;  And easy to use!  


Chevron Aqua/White Removable Wallpaper

Wave Grey Peel and Stick Fabric Wallpaper

Use peel and stick wallpaper in a bookcase!

You can use it as wallpaper like I did recently.

CLICK HERE to see my project (it is a work in progress right now).  You can also use it to turn a bookcase into a focal point.  Just search under 'peel and stick wallpaper' for tons of online sources including Home Decorator, Target, and Murals Your Way.

Tip - Lining one wall or the back of a bland bookcase looks impressive, and then can easily come off!

Big Bold Wall Organizer.

Organization and beauty in one is so HOT!  That's a 'win win' in small rental units.  This adorable white and gray quatrefoil welcome shelf from Hobby Lobby brings multi practicality by storing mail, gloves, purses, and has hooks for keys and coats!  It is 36" long and 16" high.

Tip - Even small entry ways can use wall hooks, but keep it looking hot, not boring, with a fun hook system! 

Flamboyant Curtains.

This is the oldest trick in the book for adding temporary color. I love this ollie eclipse curtain from Wayfair because it has vibrant color in a paisley pattern.  It really 'pops' against white walls, bringing in an array of fun colors.  

Tip - The key is to have the right ratio of window to curtain.  Single windows need 2 panels, and larger windows need more!  I sew 2 panels together to make it look like a larger panel on either side of a double window.  You can also have your dry cleaner do this for you inexpensively!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Renovating My New House

I have not blogged in a while because I have moved!  I found my dream house, and of course that means is an old home that needs a lot of TLC.  The move happened a few weeks ago and we are blogging about the entire process!  Please check out our journey of posts with a ton of photos-  Gosselin Project. We are having such an adventure!


A few photos from the blog:

Friday, May 9, 2014

New Dining Room Chair Ideas

Give your dining room set a face lift with new dining chairs!  Keep the table and change out, re-finish, re-upholster your seating.  Get new color, new chicness, get funky and creative! Its amazing how different a dining table can feel with new chairs around it! 

Here are some fun ideas:

Give your dining chairs a makeover.  A new finish and/or reupholstered seat completely changes the table set.  I love this spray painted look!

I love this DIY project!  See all the steps to do it yourself DIY SET-DINING SET MAKEOVER.

Reupholster side seats in one fabric and head chairs in another fabric for a layered look in your dining area!

Modernize your dining area by using leather contemporary chairs like these Zip chairs that feel simple and elegant.

Here are the chairs!

Mix a stained table with painted chairs to add a touch of color to the set.

Use flea market chairs or second hand chairs as side chairs and 2 head chairs that totally look cozy and fun.  

Tip-– make sure your head chair arms fit under the table apron.

This is a beautiful take on a traditional wingback chair from Grandin Road.  It is sure to go with any side chairs you find!

Woven chairs give a casual feel, and creates a wonderful coastal vibe, like the Hamptons or Nantucket!

This is an affordable woven chair option from Pier 1

Eames Eifel chair gives a dining set a retro look.  It comes in many colors and can lend itself to different styled rooms.

Here are the chairs!

Mix up finishes using an X back chair in a light stain around your deep brown finished table.  Goes really well in a traditional setting!

Here are the chairs!

More chairs I love!