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Tips to spice up your apartment #1

Yesterday I spent most of the evening looking for inspiration for the new house we’re moving into soon. We never got around to doing anything here because I got sick and stayed that way for 1 1/2 year now. Luckily I’m feeling better, in general, and I’m very excited to move soon!

One of the things I would like to recommend to you this time is Tagxedo. Basically you write a text or some key words and the program makes it into a shape for you.
There are lots of shapes to choose from but it’s very easy to upload your own picture as well. And with color and font customization it’s really easy to use for any room of the house.

I’ve been playing around with a few for my son’s room but it includes his full name, so instead you’ll just see an example I made for the blog:

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This would be great for any neat, minimalistic room or messy, creative room since you decide how to make it look. Except for my son’s room, I’m considering putting one or two in the hallway and maybe the living room.

What do you think? Yay or nay? 😉

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How to cheaply update your furniture

I love being creative and used to do something fun every day. But since I had a baby and got sick, it obviously hasn’t been my first priority. Now that we’re moving, however, I have so many amazing projects to do that I can’t wait! If you’re interested in getting a few cheap and easy tips keep an eye on the blog in the near future.

My son got this for his baptism:

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It’s a very nice, little table set but it’s also extremely boring. Doesn’t exactly scream “Kid’s room”, does it? Which is why my plan is to paint them black and put wallpaper on the table top and the chairs.

Today I ordered these three:

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The green one with the owls is 70×30 cm and I’m going to use that to cover the table and the chairs. It’s going to be a very neat contrast to the black. I bought three pieces á 20 kr each.

The other ones are going to be used for when we remodel the Ikea Duktig play kitchen, which he’s getting for his birthday. Maybe some shelves in his room, to make it look much more fun. The blue one is also 70×30 cm for 20 kr while the one with the stars is 43×30 cm for 20 kr.

They can all be found at Papir og Tapet, a web shop I only just discovered today but already know I’m going to use quite a lot. They have everything from entire rolls of wallpaper to very small pieces (useful for scrap booking) to wall stickers and odds and ends.

The wallpapers are not just for kids, they have a very nice selection, so if you have an old piece of furniture or just something that’s getting boring to look at, I highly recommend taking a look.

What do you think? What kind of creative projects do you like to do?

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DIY Ikea Hack – look what I made!

We really needed some more storage space and intended to buy something that matches what we already have. But what we already have is expensive and since we’ll be moving (hopefully) very soon, we didn’t want to invest so much money for such a short period of time.

Instead, we bought Ikea’s RAST Drawers for only 149,-. That’s really cheap for any piece of furniture, especially one that’s optimal for do-it-yourself freaks like me 😀

This is what it originally looks like:

RastWe ordered some paint samples from Flügger (3 samples for 29,- is pretty neat) and intentionally I was going to paint only the drawers. BUT, as it always happens once I get going, I asked the boyfriend if it would be okay to pain the rest. It went something like this:

Me: “Honey, can I paint the rest, too?”

Him: “Sure, babe”

Me: “Even if we only have a really weird mix of colors?”

Him: “Yes, babe”

Me: “Even if we might not have enough paint and we end up with an only half-painted furniture?”

Him: “Yes”

And I think he in his mind added, “I couldn’t care less what you do about it” so I went ahead and this is the result:

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It has some “beauty flaws”, e.g. the blue paint on one of the sides I somehow managed to almost wipe off and only found out after it was dry and the paint was gone.

But I really like it, especially considering the fact that it’s just going to stand in our bedroom and keep our crap out of sight so it doesn’t matter all that much what it looks like. Either way, it looks much better than piles on the floor, right? 😉

There’s this great page called Ikea Hackers where – not surprisingly – people “hack” Ikea furniture and turn it into something amazing and super creative. I definitely recommend you take a look! (:

What do you think? Have you done any Ikea hacks? Are there any Ikea hacks you’d like to do?

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