Office + Desk | Everyday I’m Hustlin’

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Being sick,and bed-ridden, for most of last week gave me time to think about reorganizing my apartment, especially my work space and closet.

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Joy Cho’s fabulous new studio tour over at Design Sponge

I realized I have wayyyyy too much stuff, and need to do something about it. I bought several storage boxes from Ikea, including this one which has my family name :-) to keep my crafting and paper supplies organized. While reassessing the space I decided I don’t need a very large desk since I do most of my crafting on the dining table, and foldout tables. The Micke desk from Ikea is the perfect size for my mbpro and small office supplies. Continue Reading

3 easy DIY ways to update home decor

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In theory I would love to update the decor of my apartment every quarter but that rarely happens.This is not because I lack inspiration or ideas, in fact, I usually have a long list of things I want to do to freshen things up, I might even go as far as buying a couple of new items, making a few new pillow covers, and storing things that look tired and dont match my current tastes.

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images via La Dolce Vita, Cavalier design

So, what really stops me you might ask? The answer is a really simple one – I fail to make time for it. Mundane chores like laundry, organizing, and everyday activities take over and before I realize it, Spring has turned into Summer and then Fall! You know how it goes, right?

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image via Rue Magazine

The only time of the year when I do make time to update my decor is Fall. I think that is largely due to the approaching holiday season or my birthday or because I spend more time indoors. Whatever the reason is, time is still an important factor so I prefer doing updates that save time and money.

1. Color and graphic punches: Freshen up solid drapes by attaching ribbon two inches from the edge of each curtain panel. Vertical stripes in a fun color carry the eye upward and add definition to tired curtains. – HGTV Magazine, via HGTV.com

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Switch up existing bedding for a set that packs a stylish graphic punch, like these by paola navone for Anthropologie .

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2.  Avatar. Change hardware and add a new coat of paint to dressers and side tables to give them a brand new avatar.

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Painting the drawers a different color from the frame injects a shot of drama, and the flat corner braces add visual interest and glamor.

See the full DIY on laquer and linen.

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DIY for this black and gold dresser on roost home. 

3. Why use plain boring plastic hangers when you can hang your clothes on sexy sparkly ones?

Spray paint your ugly plastic hanger with the gold spray paint and then glue sequin ribbon around it. Closet and mood enhancers!!

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DIY on Oh Lovely Day via Glitter Guide

Do you have easy time saving tips that help with your seasonal makeovers? Do tell!

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