Home Sweet Home

KonMari

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Have y’all ever heard of the KonMari method? I joined a facebook group a while ago, and decided I’m going to start organizing using the KonMari to purge all of the random “stuff” I have.

Instead of focusing on different rooms, you work through different categories to get organized. The biggest one for me is going to be my emails. I have over 36,000 unread emails.

The point is to go through each category and to purge the things that don’t spark a feeling of joy.

Marie Kondo has a new show debuting on Netflix today, and I’m excited to watch it.

 

What things are you looking to accomplish this year?

❤ Bekah

Home Sweet Home, Ohio House, Uncategorized

Upstairs Bathroom Before and After

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We changed up the upstairs bathroom with a can of paint and a new shower curtain. The color was just too dark for the bathroom in my opinion. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it was this dark grayish purple color.

I feel like it’s so much more relaxing now! ❤️

❤ Bekah

Home Sweet Home, Ohio House

Bathroom Before and After

One of the biggest things my mom used to tell me while looking at houses was look past the paint and the hardware; those are the easiest and cheapest things to fix.

This was the bathroom on the main floor when my parents originally looked at the house.

I know this is definitely some people’s style, but I couldn’t see past the gaudy gold everywhere.

Y’all! It’s amazing what paint and a new fixture or two can do.

This is way more my parents’ style. They’re style is more contemporary or mid-century modern.

And you know as they say, grey is the new beige! 💁

❤ Bekah

Home Sweet Home, Ohio House, Uncategorized

Ohio Official

Two moving trucks later, and we are officially in the new house in Ohio. There are a lot of things to be done and a lot of painting to do, but I am happy to finally have my own space again. All these projects just mean more to share with you. ❤

Here's a glimpse into the house pre-move:

I'll be posting some other things while we are busy sorting through boxes and finding new homes for all the stuff.

-Bekah

Home Sweet Home, Ohio House, Uncategorized

Moving Day

Today is moving day into the new house in Ohio. Man, oh, man, is it going to feel good not living in a hotel anymore! The house has more of a country feel on the inside, and I can’t wait to help my mom transform it into a more modern contemporary style. This is going to be fun! Until then, I’ll leave you with a little peek of the house.

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What’s your favorite way to relax after moving?

Bekah

DIY, Home Sweet Home, Michigan House, Uncategorized

DIY // Hide Clutter on a Budget

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My aunt has quite a bit of stuff upstairs that I didn’t want to move, so I just wanted a place to tuck it away until she had a chance to go through it. Here’s a cheap, inexpensive fix for hiding the clutter away. All you need is a tension rod, a curtain panel, and a space narrow enough to hang the panel. The tension rod and curtain panel cost a grand total of $6.

Twist the tension rod til its wide enough for the space. Put the curtain panel on the rod, and hang the panel. Voila!

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DIY, Home Sweet Home, Michigan House, Uncategorized

DIY Tutorial // Hand Sewn Reading Nook Cushion

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This project was so easy, even if you aren’t very skilled at sewing! The longest part of this was sewing by hand. If you have a sewing machine, this will be even quicker.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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-fabric
-poly foam
-needle
-thread
-scissors

I got all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby! I scored some great fabric from their clearance section for $5, and the poly foam was on sale, too! I used my 40% off coupon on the sewing kit, but sometimes you can find those on sale for 50% off if you don’t already have one.

cushion steps

1. Measure and cut your fabric so you have an extra half inch on each side. For the size of this poly foam, you’ll need two pieces of fabric measuring 26″ x 26″.

2. Make sure that both pieces of fabric are facing inwards towards each other, so that you are looking at the back side of the pattern.

3. Sew 3 of the 4 sides together half of an inch in from the edge.

4. Turn the fabric right side out and place the foam in the fabric.

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5. Stitch the last side up. Honestly, I wasn’t worried about how the last side looks because that’s the one going against the edge of the wall. Nobody will ever see that one.

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6. Find the perfect spot for your cushion and enjoy!

Enjoy!!

-Bekah