Decorating Snapshots

pink_garlandLately I’ve been doing a little decorating around our apartment. Since we’re renting, I can’t do anything permanent like paint the walls and I don’t want to invest in too many large pieces that we’ll have to move later. However, I was sick of feeling like we were still in college or just living here temporarily so I decided to make some small changes and spruce things up a little bit. We have a lot of pictures around the apartment but there was a big empty space above our cabinets. I added a pink felt garland that I picked up from Target. It filled the space nicely and added a much-needed pop of color.

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DIY Jewelry Trays

diy_ring_tray6I own a lot of jewelry and some of my favorite pieces are delicate rings. I love wearing a stack of tiny bands every day (on average I wear between 4 and 9, depending on what clothes I’m wearing and what I’m doing that day) but I hate putting them away each night. Usually they end up thrown into piles on my dresser, which isn’t very conducive to keeping it tidy or being able to find the rings I want to wear the next morning. When I saw this easy tutorial for DIY jewelry trays, I knew it would help solve my problem.

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Glitter for Days

Last year for Christmas, one of my friends made me a cute glitter wooden spoon as part of my gift. My  mom and Molly both thought it was cute so I thought I would make them some glitter spoons as well. It turned into a fun after Christmas craft project for me. I bought a couple of the three pack wooden spoons from Bed, Bath, and Beyond and pulled out some glitter and mod podge from the craft closet at my parents house.

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DIY Coffee Table

table8I recently decided that after being in our apartment for about a year, it was time to spruce things up. We had a bunch of pictures hanging on the walls but other than that it still felt like we were in the process of moving in or were back living in a college dorm. The first thing I decided to tackle was our TV setup. We are not big TV watchers, but we do watch a lot of movies (a typical date consists of grabbing a Redbox and eating dinner on the couch). A friend had given us a TV a few months ago and since then it had been sitting on the floor, right where we left it when we brought it in. It seemed like an easy area to fix: get table, put TV on it.

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