Painting Your Home

Thinking about painting the exterior of your house? Heres a guide on what colours work together, from the roof to the walls to the shutters and doors!

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The table is from a vintage magazine on decorating. With some useful advice! After all anyone can see the outside of your home!

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Thanksgiving DIY Decorations

Here are some nuggets of inspiration for getting your home ready for Thanksgiving!

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Use leaves and tipex or white paint to create some festive bunting. Fill a vase with acorns and top with a bright flower for the perfect fall centrepieces. Keep with the bright leaf theme by creating these name cards for your table.

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Make a ‘thankful tree’ get your family members and friends to fill your tree with things that they are thankful for. When its full it will look great and be a good memento of the year.

Ones for the kids!

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Get the kids involved with these cool head pieces heres how to make them http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/kids-thanksgiving-table/pictures/index.html . Make these cute little cups into bright little birds. Who wouldn’t love these!

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And one for all the family. Print off these shapes and create your own thanksgiving photo booth!

Make your own or alternatively buy them. (https://www.etsy.com/listing/85967390/thanksgiving-photo-booth-props-printable)

Happy creating!

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Some DIY Storage Ideas

Here are some creative ideas for adding more storage space into your home.

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Use book spines to create a small hidden storage area, great for hiding the less attractive things in your home. Keep your jewellery in order and not all tangled up by slitting some cards and hanging your necklaces on them. Keep your holiday images in order by keeping them in coloured and labelled boxes!

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Jars are great ways to store all types of things. Put labels on them and keep kitchen ingredients in them, attach them to wood and use them to store utensils or use them as flower pots. Use a bracket and books to make a floating bookshelf!

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Always loosing your keys? Attach some hooks to a frame and know where they are at all times. Use painted plant pots to add colour and free up drawer space in your kitchen.

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The Student Room

At the start of every university year a big part of the build up is how to decorate your room.

There are some essentials to add to any university room to give it a fun and homely feel. So here are some little ideas for decorating and some little DIYs to keep to your student budget!

Photographs –  A student essential. Family photos, pet portraits and a growing collection of the best images from an array of those wild student nights out. Here are some fun ways to hang your images.

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Hang your images on string with bulldog clips or pegs. Arrange your photos in shapes like the heart above.

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Stick your images on the wall and use tape as fun frames. Use bulldog clips of all sizes as photo holders.

Organisation – When you’re at university a small amount of organisation for the odd bit of work you’ll do is needed. Here are some simple ideas for interesting ways to organise your desk and yourself!

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Post it notes and pieces of paper attached with bulldog clips are easy ways to keep tract of what is happening each day of the week.

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Bulldog clips are the best. Use them on the edge of your desk to keep cables where you need them. Finally, clipboards, again an easy way to keep track of what needs to be done, have one for each day or each project.

Furniture Essentials – Here are the items of furniture that are often needed as an added extra.

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You can never have enough mirrors in your uni room! Drawers, guaranteed you’ll need that extra bit of storage.

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Lights! Extra light is always good. A desk or bedside lamp and fairy lights add so many more options to the feel of your room. Great for movie nights!

Extras! – Other little bits you may want to take with you.

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Cushions and blankets make a room seem cosy and comfy. Blankets are a definite essential for those chilly winter nights.

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Candles and flowers, even if they’re fake! They smell and look nice and can add a splash of colour to your room.

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Left over paint?

Some fun up-cycling ideas to use your left over paint on.

1) Paint some jars!

Make yourself some fun bright jars and glass bottles to make vases, stationary pots and candle holders! You can also paint the outside of tins!

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2) Give your old furniture new life! 

Give your tables, chairs, drawers and shelves a new look. Also sandpaper off some bits of the newly painted furniture (when it’s dry) to give it a shabby chic, antique look!

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3) Simple, paint your own wall art!

Simple easy to make art that can spruce up any wall.

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4) Add some simple colour to your stairs!

Paint the rise of your stairs to give a burst of colour to the room.

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5) Photo frames!

Add a little colour to your photo frames, bring out colours in the image or just make the frame a piece of art itself.

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