Decided it was time to do some diy to my dresser as well night stand tables. I used two colors turquoise and silver morning. The turquoise is a matte finish and the silver is a metallic finish. I used a roller as well as rectangle small kitchen sponges and one wet for quick clean on edges. I also used a small artist paint brush. All supplies even the paints I picked up at my local Dollarama.
I also removed the handles and knobs and painted them separately with two coats each. I need to finish painting the night stand tables and the one side of my dresser and will make a second post of that. But I wanted to show what I did already.
The facing of the drawers and trim took about two coats. As did the side and top of the dresser. Also to note it says the paint drys within about 15 minutes depending on surface and what not. I should also mention my dresser and night stand tables have a clear varnish on them. And all I did was clean with a damp paper towel and that was it.
I really love how it’s turned out so far. I was planning on getting some pretty crystal knobs and handles but I may just leave it as is. Since it looks so much better. And honestly it really didn’t take that long to do all of it. I’ll be super thrilled when it’s all done but for now I’m really impressed with my self for having the patience to do all the fine detailing. And making it as perfect as possible and believe it or not but I didn’t even use painters tape. I was just extremely careful and mindful about cleaning up spots.
I’ve been wanting a new area rug for a while now. The one I had was super old had it for years though I loved the design it’s never been cleaned overly and it just didn’t suit me any longer nor did the colors really fit with the other colors I have going on but the deep red. Also Diva has laid on it and because of her tinkling issue it was time to get rid of the old and bring in the new. If you get what I’m saying lmao.
Assorted Bound Area Rug 5 Feet x 7 Feet Area Rug
This residential area rug is versatile and ideal for medium to high traffic areas. Available in an assortment of colours and designs making it simple to find the one for your space. Machine made with durable synthetic fibres, this rug is treated for stain protection for easy maintenance.
Treated for stain protection
Durable bound finishing
Made of synthetic fibres for easy maintenance
I was thinking of getting a light cream Color because I’m tired of dark coloured rugs but then saw this like light turquoise Color I’m not to sure what to call it but it’s super pretty. It ties all my other light turquoise coloured pieces in very nicely. Also the price was perfect. Since selling my black suede boots to a friend on the weekend I used some of that money to buy my new area rug. So it’s money well spent I think. Diva approves of the new rug too as seen here.
So I’m trying to come up with ideas for my next piece of living room furniture. My current love-seat is losing its firmness and it’s not meant for sleeping on if I have a friend crash. So I’m thinking of something that can double as a guest spot for when I have a friend who needs to crash. My thoughts keep coming back to a chaise lounge. My mother thought maybe a day bed set up as a sofa but there to big for my space so here is my idea.
There are many stores that sell these so first pick a style that is not curved. Next place it up next to the wall you want to use it but instead of it sticking out put the one side up next to the wall and then go out and get a ton of different fun throw pillows put up where you would rest your back on or whatever and the wall it’s up next too and bam you have a sofa that can also be used as a guest sleeper. It’s small enough if you don’t have a ton of space and most people would not know the difference.
Both of those models are from Ikea and you can go here for the leather one it retails for $750.00 and the other one you can get here and it costs $350.00. I think as a single gal or guy for that matter this would be a great option. The few sleeper sofas I’ve seen are either ugly to firm or so uncomfortable. But I like my idea of using this pushed up to a wall and then filled with fun throw pillows. That way you can use it as a sofa. Remove the throw pillows if you have a guest crash and it’s a sleeper. And then if you want use it as the chaise lounge. So really it has three ways to use it then just the one. And I know many of them are super comfy. So you get your money’s worth and you get style all at the same time.
So a few years ago I took a jewelry class on how to make earrings. Though I made a few pairs I have not really played with any of my tools or supply’s and till today. Though I did not make earrings I made curtain tie backs. When I was at Fabricland I noticed they had beads and what not. Then it reminded me I have some beads and crystals and wire. So today I decided I would make some easy tie backs. I threaded some old pearls and crystals and bam instant curtain tie backs.
So I have this Ottoman and the fabric on it is not me by any means. I borrored my dads staple gun and today I went to Fabricland and bought some fabric. Its vinyl so like fake leather. Its sorta pearl sparkly in the sun its very me LOL. I ended up buying more than I needed it turned out but thats fine because I can always use the fabric for something else im sure. It took a while to remove most of the old staples tho some I could not remove. And the base part was screwed on so that was easy to unscrew.
The Ottoman before.
Here I am using a staple remover.
Now of course for the finished look. Miss Diva hated the staple gun and ran out of the room and went to my room and whimpered she was not impressed by any means. But once it was done she came to check it out.
So I just wanted to write this before going to bed tonight. Besides a few things I’m moving over in the morning 99.9% of me is moved over except the most important things like my laptop and filing papers and makeup lol and a few odd sods. I’ve washed all of my bedding that was in my bed so that is all fresh and clean. Tomorrow I’m picking up another set of sheets and a few new sleeping pillows. Also BouClair has a piece of art work I would like to pick up for my little hallway.
It’s $26.99 and its a set of two see photo below, they are canvas.
This would look super cute and go with the rest of my girly shoe obsession that I think I have, anything to do with shoes. I have a wine bottle holder heck I even have a shoe chair in the shape of a red pump. Any who I really hope to pick this up tomorrow. My mom and I are going to get a few things and do a grocery run then drop it all off at the new apartment and then come back to their house and pick up Miss Diva. I’m excited to see how she reacts to the new apartment. I know she has been a little stressed out with all of the moving and me leaving for a few hours at a time and moving the othe pet bed and things out and not coming back with it. But boy when she gets there and sees everything and her new dog bed and toy box filled with brand new toys and one oldish toy I think she will be surprised for sure.
The nice thing is and I know I said this in my other post is that she will be able to get used to it for a short period and then will hopefully settle In once we get dropped off tomorrow evening. I know since I’ve been home today (at the rents) after the move she has been following me around. Also I wanted to say I took her and Sophie out for a long walk today which they enjoyed since it was so nice out.
Any who I’m beat so im gonna go to bed now look out for some after photos tomorrow
So we were at it again this morning. Off to Ikea first with the folks to get some steel shelving and some hook thing’s and a white 4 shelving unit. This is the one we bought Click Me
I like it because you can use it standing up or laying down. I also got two turquoise baskets to use so I can use the other cubby for books and things. We also picked up some steel shelving for the kitchen. See photo’s below.
We also got this one which I think is pretty nice.
We also picked up a few bars to go under the shelving as well some hooks. Also picked up these two things. click to view bigger.
After Ikea we headed over to Home Sense quickly and while there I picked up a paper towel holder, A shower cattie and a bathroom slender cabinet its white with a marble top. It has a door with faux frosted glass. But it’s about 3 feet tall it’s really the perfect size for my bathroom. I have a brown one that is taller but I’m going to leave it at my parents so they can use it. We then headed over to Canadian Tire and picked up a few more things such as a Coffee maker which was on sale the one we got is this one Keurig 2.0 K300 Coffee Brewing System with Carafe. Which is pretty freaking sweet I do have to say. We also picked up a new shower head and a few other things.
Also Ikea was nuts and they only had 4 cashes open as well the self-serve and to be honest it was so busy they should have had more cashiers open but whatever. Thankfully we were done in a few hours. The last stop was The Brick furniture store to check out a futon but the one I saw in the flyer was not in store and to be honest Id rather get an apartment size sofa and let guests sleep on that because futons are not very comfy at all.
So I may check out another store or just move with my love seat and call it a day haha. Tomorrow I’m heading back to the apartment to help my dad put up the shelving and rearranged some things and wash the floors and do that for a few hours.
The joys of moving haha I know it will all be great when its done.
First let me start off by saying this thing took forever to arrive. The tracking info sucked and trying to track it was next to impossible. I ordered it on Feb 8th and it finally arrived today being March 26th. I ordered it from Amazon.ca but it came from Japan or something to that. I wish that Amazon.ca was only Canadian sellers but whatever I’m just happy this thing finally came in.
I did plug it in to make sure it worked which it fully does though it sounds strange but it reminds me of an old phone I had as a kid that was in the shape of a car and if I recall it sounds the same. It’s nothing special it sorta sounds funny but then I never bought it for the ringer. I bought it for the look to go with my Marilyn Monroe theme. It’s to be used to let people come in to my apartment building when they buzz up.
I just bought my new vacuum from Walmart. When looking for it from the Canadian website its not showing but I was able to find it on the U.S. site so you’re welcome click Here for yours. Mine is blue but there are a few models out there with I guess different attachments. Mine retails for $179, I got mine on sale for $159 and an extra one year warranty for $20 bucks. But it has a 5 year manufactory warranty.
I like it because its like the Dyson one but it has a cord which I like. And because my apartment is small and I have a few area rugs this will be perfect. I did test it out just because I was that excited about it haha and this thing has power and suction wow.
It also comes with a few attachments for pet hair and other things. It’s easy to use and idiot proof. Like really its simple to put together and easy to use. I also like how it has the two different switches to go from carpets to bare floors.
It’s also very light weight which is nice. It also says it cleans better than a Dyson. I did not vacuum the whole house but what little I did on my area rug it sure sucked up a lot of stuff. I like it because it reminds me of a Dyson but costs way less. But for something so easy to use and can convert to do different things then just do floors I like. So this is my review I rate it a full 5 our of 5 stars and the different websites out there also rate it pretty high so that’s got to be a good sign.