more about: decorating

Make DIY Stationery Using Washi Tape

How cute are those notecards? I came across this DIY for Glitter Neon Notecards on For the Love Of… via a round-up on Poppytalk, and while I tend to stay away from anything that involves loose glitter, I think I’ll have to give this simple DIY a try with all the washi tape that I seem to be accumulating. I love […]

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Incredible Paper Constructions by Artist Vincent Tomczyk

We know you’re all fans of the paper constructions by Matthew Sporzynski used to do in the magazine every month (which you can still browse online here). So in that same vein, I’m guessing you’ll appreciate these amazing creations—all made completely out of paper—by artist Vincent Tomczyk. Take a look. Paper Eames Chair LCW Shirt & Tie See more of […]

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How to Arrange Artwork

Tired of bare walls? The right collection of art can transform an otherwise simple corner of your house into a focal point that shows off a little bit of your personality. So, how do you create the right arrangement?

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Do You Decorate for Smaller Holidays?

This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day, and it got me thinking about holiday decorations. Yesterday we shared a selection of St. Patrick’s Day decorations and party supplies, and I’m curious to know how many of you decorate for holidays through out the year. And if I’ve left out a holiday you decorate for, tell me what it is in the […]

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Floating House via Dwell.com

How could  I resist sharing this post from our friends at Dwell.com. This one of a kind floating house is owned by Doug and Becca Worple and located on Lake Huron. It’s actually connected to an island by it’s very own footbridge, and, of course, guests can only arrive by boat to the lower level of the home. Check out the full slideshow here—you will not be disappointed! […]

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New Use for Empty Wine Bottles

I love the look of this simple glass planter made from an empty wine bottle. The best part is that it’s incredibly simple to make. All you need to do is remove the label and cut the bottle in half. For instructions on how to do that, visit HomeMade Modern (they even have a video showing you how to do […]

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Ice Cream Cone Garland from Oh Happy Day

If you’re a long-time Simply Stated reader, you might remember how much I love ice cream. In fact, I celebrated Ice Cream Month a couple of summers ago with a daily ice cream blog. So, as I’m starting to think about planning a spring ice cream social, I couldn’t resist sharing this ice cream garland idea from Oh Happy Day. […]

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5-Minute DIY: Hanging Lamp Upgrade

There are a lot of beautiful and very expensive pendant lights out there. Which is why I love this easy DIY project from Design and Form. With just a toilet paper tube, a hanging lantern kit, and some decorative metallic paper you can replicate those pricey pendants without putting a dent in your wallet. Head over to Design and Form […]

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5-Minute DIY: A Chalk Holder for Your Chalkboard Wall

Have you jumped on the decorating bandwagon of painting a wall in your home with chalkboard paint? If you have, you’re going to absolutely love this tip from the blog Simple Details. One of the main challenges when you have a chalkboard wall (instead of a chalkboard with a rail) is where to put the chalk! I love this smart […]

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How to Fix Peeling Wallpaper

Even if your wallpaper was installed by a professional, at some point you’re likely to have corners or seams that come unstuck. The easiest way to reaffix those flyaway corners is to use wallpaper paste and a piece of typing paper. Because it can be difficult to get the right amount of paste on the wallpaper itself, start by spreading […]

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