A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Before & After: Inspiring Room Renovations

Beautiful Before & After Living Rooms by Habitat Hanalei Interiors

These Before & Afters by Habitat Hanalei Interiors are so inspiring! They are beautiful, classy and every bit stylish in their final design.

While you might not be in the market for a tear-down-the-walls renovation, creative ideas like these can inspire quick fixes too: remap the layout of a room to bring just the right amount of change, add a faux fireplace to a blank wall for a bit of architectural detail, repaint ceiling beams white to really make your space appear BIG, or incorporate new rugs, slipcovers or window coverings to spruce things up.

Follow the jump for four more inspiring Before & After shots, including PINK occasional chairs that I heart and a bright green guest room to satisfy that itch to be daring. Continue reading

Quick DIY Gift Tags for *Pretty Packaging*

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If you didn’t have a chance to take advantage of the PDB 25% off Christmas gift tag discount from several fantastic artists earlier this month, here’s another quick idea for DIY gift tags that are both practical and pretty!

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For this project, I used Christmas scrapbooking paper, a 1″ craft punch and a 1/8″ smaller punch for the inside hole.

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So quick and easy to make! And an excellent way to differentiate between gifts on Christmas morning. Since I tend to wait and wrap all gifts in one afternoon, these tiny tags make it easy to remember which package, bottle of wine or plate of cookies is for which friend/family member while I’m racing out the door to a holiday party.

Instead of writing the recipient’s name in sharpie on the outside of the wrapped box, give this DIY project a try for pretty packaging!

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Nine DIY Christmas Party Themes to Try!

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On the search for some really wonderful holiday party inspiration? Head on over to Hostess with the Mostess to find nine beautiful themes that are ready to be replicated!

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Whether you’re aiming for something traditional & classy or very modern & chic, Jenn has assembled several wonderful tablescapes to get you on your way. From ‘Santa Baby’ to ‘Green and Serene’ you’ll find a theme that’s perfect for your holiday shindig.

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She includes detailed suggestions for party and table decor, what to serve and pour, as well as neat favors that match the theme. It’s so easy to throw a beautiful party — and the extra effort makes a special impact on your guests.

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Follow the jump for five more ideas and a few tips on keeping your event decor on theme and low budget. Continue reading

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