New Room Tour!!

Hi everyone! As requested, I am doing a room tour for my new bedroom!

I made a quick video tour ( not the best at recording)! I hope you enjoy the tour! DIYs will be up soon for my dresser/décor!

 

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Here is the video!

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this quick tour! I will have another quick one of my Instagram story!

 

 

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Décor DIY fix/haul

So this week I went shopping for my new room (tour coming soon) ! Anyway as I was taking the table I got out of my car, I accidentally took a BIG CHUNK OUT OF IT UGH… So here’s a quick little DIY tutorial to fixing little things like this. Oh, and a haul of everything I got!

 

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I got 2 yummy candles and a set of the super fabulous boxes to put a bunch of my junk in. Always need more storage and these are absolutely perfect!! ( Especially if youre going to college). I also got a faux marble side table( the thing that I’m about to fix)

 

 

This is what it looked like before…

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AHHH tragic

 

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So slap some paint on that nasty lookin chunk so that it matches the color of the table.

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Then put a coat of modpodge on it.

 

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Then just dump some glitter on it and BAM you’re done.. fixed the tragedy, now it kinda looks like a geode. Its so sparkly now that it just reflects any fugliness.

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Thanks for reading!!

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Dorm Decorating Advice

This time last year, I was freaking out about getting ready to go to college. I had no idea what I should pack or how much, I was soooo worried about not having enough space or just having an ugly room. Hopefully this will help you out a bit as you try to decorate your room! ( I will link everything at the bottom so its easier to see!)

Bedding

Your bedding is the absolute most important thing for your room, its what you base all of the other decorations off of.  So, get some inspiration from pinterest on the basic styles you want! My style is more glam/chic when decorating so check out my boards if you’re having trouble. I got my bedding from target and all of my pillows and blankets from Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Since I had my bed raised so high, I didn’t want to have to see the junk under my bed.  I just got a simple piece of fur for $5 from Joanne fabrics and stapled it to the base of my bed, no more ugly junk!

Wall Decor

There is a high chance that the walls of your dorm are going to be super ugly. Cover them up as much as possible. I used polka dot wall stickers( from hobby lobby) to try to cover everything up! I also used a flat sheet to cover up the pukey colored pin boards on the wall behind my bed.  AND I got a little crafty and made some wooden picture frames? from Michaels. I spray painted the cool wooden sheet and then modge podged on some of my favorite pictures and BAM! cute wall décor that wont fall off and break!

Storage

If you are a fabulous gal like myself, you have a lot of stuff…. you will need somewhere to put it! I got 2 of the biggest storage drawers that I could find, I then spray painted them to match my colors, so it wouldn’t look out of place or cheap.  ( if you get the big ones, you will have to raise your bed super high, I would recommend getting the normal size ones) I also took a pop up closet because I am really weird with my clothes just hanging up for anyone to see, touch or get something on. It was probably the best decision I made, especially after hearing the horror stories that some of my friend had. . . plus it was super cute and organized.  I also got a cute little storage cart, like the ones ALL over pinterest, I used it for my makeup and beauty stuff… IT WAS PERFECT!

Desk

Your work station is a super important thing to keep organized. Having cute and purposeful decorations is a necessity. I got some storage boxes from tjmaxx and they had ALL of my odd and ends of stuff. I didn’t want to just have a random first aid kit or hot glue gun sitting out so, these were so useful.. and cute! I also made sure that I got some matchy matchy calender and stationary stuff!

Rug

You will most def need a regular area rug and a walk in mat. The walk in mat will help you keep dirt and gunk out of your pretty new room. Both rugs should be bought to tie together your bedding and other décor, I just got a plain colored one! AND keep in mind that your rug will get super gross through out the semester. SO, buy a cheap rug that you’ll be okay with throwing away.

What not to do

  • DO NOT take a bunch of fancy picture frames/bulky wall decor! It takes up so much needed space on your desk. Even if you hang them up with special tape on the wall, they will fall after a while, or you will hit your head on it.  It probably sounds like a good idea to take a bunch of this stuff but, sometimes its better to not have things fall on your face in the middle of the night…
  • DO NOT over clutter, take things that are easy to take down for when you move out! Every decoration you bring should have a purpose. If there is something you absolutely need to take, just take it! But remember, the less clutter the better. No matter how clean an organized you think you are, you will have lazy turd days where you don’t want to fix up all the junk you took!
  • DO NOT obsess over the decorations, you will probably not even spend a lot of time in your room. Just to sleep, get ready and sometimes study! There is a whole campus for your to better spend your time.

 

 

Links

Click this to see the products

(Not exactly the things I got, most of my stuff came from TJ Maxx)

 

 

I hope this little of advice will help you choose what to take to school! I will hopefully be doing another post for what to pack!  Let me know what you think in the comments!

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DIY Nautical Picture Frame

Ever see things in store that are super expensive but you know you could make it yourself? That’s  what I thought when I saw this picture frame cost $80 at Nordstrom……I decided to make this one myself..

 

So this was super easy to make and only cost $4!!!!!
All you need is
  • Nautical Rope (Michaels Craft Store $3/10yds)
  • Picture Frame (Dollar Tree $1)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
Lets Begin!!

 

  1. Gather your materials
  2. Start gluing rope from inner corner.. its easier to cover the ends of the rope if you go in to out
  3. keep looping around
  4. keep looped… until you reach the edge
  5. As you get towards the corners, try to flatten the rope into the shape of the edge as you glue
  6. Once the frame is covered… You are done!
 
YES it is that easy!!!
As always, Comment any questions!
Don’t forget to follow my Instagram @luxlifelil
 
Happy Crafting!!
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STICKERS!!

DIY ANTHING with STICKERS!!!! Boring laptop? bland water bottle? bare car?











YOU NEED STICKERS!!!




 
 
 
 
 
Just look how cute

 

 
 
 
My laptop is also covered!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Most “preppy” brands will send you free stickers.. all you have to do is email the company or fill out a request on their website!





Here are a few websites:



JadelynnBrook



Hattan Home



Southern Marsh



or buy some on Redbubble



Vineyard Vines also gives free stickers online with a purchase or just stop in-store and ask
or just email your favorite brand’s customer service and nicely ask if they are willing to send you free stickers for your car, agenda,laptop, ect.




 
 
 
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DIY mirror wall

ORIGINAL DATE: 5/31/17

 

 

Hi there! So I thought it was finally time to share one of my favorite DIY projects with you, my mirrored wall!! This can be done in any house and even in a dorm room! This will not leave any damage on your wall if you eventually decide to take it down!

 

         
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Here is how to do it….

1. Find a boring wall in your house/ a small room that you want to appear larger

2. Measure the height of your wall and the area you plan to cover… I do not recommend trying to cut glass yourself so try to make the measurements exact

3.Go to your nearest dollar tree and buy the largest mirrors they have to fit your area and height( don’t worry if they are ugly, the border comes right off) the mirrors should be around 11″x14″ …. I used 15 so that was $15+tax

4. You will also need mirror tape, you can get it at Walmart or any hardware store. Make sure it is high quality tape as you don’t want your mirrors to fall off the wall!!!! I spent $5

5. Carefully cut the tape into little squares and apply to each corner of the mirrors, DO NOT PEEL THE FRONT SIDE

6. Before taping mirror to wall, make a little mark on your wall exactly where you want it. Once you stick the mirror to the wall, you can not easily take it off.

7. Complete your mirror wall by precisely measuring and taping the mirrors to the wall. Be sure to apply pressure at each corner to ensure it is stuck

8. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to comment!!!
TOTAL COST: $20

Happy Crafting!

 

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