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Bookcases Ideas

11 Oct

While renovating our house, I decided to create a "library" area.  Big bookcase, comfy chair and ottoman, big reading lamp.  Get the picture????

Well, it’s a year later, and the "library" space is still open.  The books is still packed away.  Maybe it is time to create a warm comfy place to read.  But I still can’t decide what kind of bookcase to use.

My requirements is:  a big wall bookcase, must be strong enough to hold hundreds of books, must look good – this is the one of the first things you will see when entering the house.

Let’s see what ideas is available on the web.  (just click on the pic to visit the applicable website)

There is so many different bookcases.  Very modern ones but those won’t carry all my books.  But these are my favorites.  Now to choose…  decisions decisions decisions.

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quick way to hang up frames

4 Sep

I love frames.  I really do.  Where ever I see a photo frame, I buy it.  The only problem I have with it,  is that most of them are for a desk and not for hanging on a wall.  Then I found a wonderful product:  No More Nails from Pattex.

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Let me show you how to hang up frames quick-quick.  I wanted to redo our entrance hall.  Since we renovated our house, there is still a lot of decorating to be done.  And the entrance hall is one of them.

The before:   boring boring boring boring

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But firstly let me show you how to use the No More Nails.

Try to take off the "standing" piece on the back side:

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Then stick the tape on:

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Take off the blue paper and "paste" it on the wall.  Press for a moment or two

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And it really takes only a few minutes to create a wall full of family photos. 

Place a table underneath the photos.  And a lamp and a few decoration on the table.  and your entrance wall looks inviting.

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How do you hang your frames on the wall?

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Dining Room Lighting Ideas

7 Aug

I am looking for ideas for our dining room.  Well, not actually the dining room.  Our dining room is part of the kitchen.  But I need low hanging lights hanging over the table.  And it must be something unique and WOW.  And if I can make it or re-create it, it will be perfect.  Let’s see what is on the web.  (Just click on the photo so access the applicable site)



Wow, there is a lot of ideas on the net and not enough space on the blog for all of it.   I am so inspired now.  One of these days I will show you my dining room lights.

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Blackboard paint ideas

3 Jul

I love blackboard paint.  I really do.  It doesn’t cost a lot.  and it is versatile.  there is so much to do with blackboard paint.  they are great for decor and for organization  purposes. 

so here is a few ideas.  just click on the photo to visit the site.

Paint a wall: 


Paint cupboard doors:


On furniture:

Paint a household item


For the table:


And for children to draw on:

And for something else:

I hope you are so inspired and ready to paint something with BLACKBOARD PAINT.  I’ve got a few things in mind to paint.


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Display Children Art

27 Jun

If you are a mom (or dad) and you’ve got children, then you have the same problem as me.  How to display the millions of drawings/paintings in way that your children is happy and that it actually looks good in your house.  So, I’ve search the internet (I just loving this internet) for ideas and I thought I will share all the great ideas I’ve found.

Just click on the picture to access the applicable webpage. 

Frame it:


Hang it:


Scan it and print it:

Clip it:

Make a collage of all the artwork:

Put the Artwork on a canvas:

Make a Coffee table book:

Scan it and display it on your Digital Frame:

Laminate it and use it as a placemat:

How do you display your child’s artwork?

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