Smartest Way To Hang Wall Art

One of our biggest fears for our house or apartment seems to be destroying the walls with hanging up pictures. It must be one of yours too, otherwise you wouldn’t be here! 🙂

I like to change our wall art quiet frequently, and it really doesn’t look nice to hammer nails in the walls for each and every time I change my mind (which is a LOT).

So I had the idea to try out push pins to use instead of nails – it works great!

I can use it for everything light, like canvases etc! I wouldn’t recommend it for heavy wooden boards – but everything else works!!

Even if you do change your mind, all you have in your wall is a little hole, which you can easily cover up with a bar of soap. Take it and rub it over the surface. Then just wipe it off and you can see nothing of it!

xoxo

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DIY Wood Slice Center Piece

IMG_3762This DIY is super easy and I get commented on it from almost every visitor I have! It took me literally 10-20 minutes for 4 of these. I use them for everything, as center pieces on our dining table, pot holders, to store our drinks on it etc. It cost me almost nothing and has so many uses! Here’s how I did it:

What you need:

  • 7 Wood Slices about 4 1/2 – 5 inch in diameter
  • Shelf Liners In Beige
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Stapler
  • Scissors

First off, you take your shelf liner and spread it out. I bought a 2-pack from dollarama for $1.25.

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Then, you put one wood slice in the center and the other 6 all around it. Play around with it a bit until you’re satisfied with the look.

Now you can hot glue each wood slice on the shelf liner and cut the extra shelf liner off. Turn the Wood Slice Center Piece around and staple the shelf liner onto the wood. It’s very important to do this, because the hot glue will wear off after time and your wood slices will eventually fall off.

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DIY Rustic Curtain Rod

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Hello everyone!

Today I will show you how to make this easy and very affordable rustic curtain rod. My sister in law gave me this idea to just take a long wooden stick instead of an ol’ boring rod. Besides, they are just so expensive and way too overpriced in my opinion. This adds such a rustic feel to your modern house and makes everything so much more comfortable.

Here are some more pictures of other windows in my house (yes, we used wood curtain rods for all of our windows except one).

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This DIY will barely cost you anything. It is nothing compared to buying a curtain rod in the store for $80 each! So let’s get started!

What you need:

  • a wood stick
  • jute rope
  • a set of wall brackets
  • lacquer spray

On a beautiful winter morning me and my honey went out for a walk in his parents’ woods. We have the advantage of his parents having a little forest in their backyard, so we can get any kinds of wood from there for free!IMG_0868.JPGWe chose a tree and cut off 3 even pieces. Once we were home, honey measured the length that we needed on the windows and cut them accordingly. Then, he applied a few lacquer layers with a spray can that you can buy here. We let that dry for about 12-24 hours. This also got rid of the smell.

Now it was my turn!

I used our jute twine that I had bought at Dollarama to attach the wooden sticks to the wall brackets.

Just kidding, it wasn’t really my turn. Honey first had to attach the wall brackets to the wall and then it actually was my turn.

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I had bought these in our dollar store as well. It came with a curtain rod and only cost me $3 compared to walmart which sells only the wall brackets for $7.99. If you can’t find any in your dollar store, you can also buy some from amazon here.

 

When installing your curtain wall brackets, keep in mind how high you want your rods to hang. See the picture below to give you an idea of what a difference the height makes.

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Now, all I had left to do was attach the jute twine to an appropriate length that I liked.

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I went around the wooden stick as well as the wall bracket twice to make sure that it hangs properly.

And that’s all there is to it!

We basically spent just over $10 (3 sets of wall brackets that were $3 each) and have some pretty curtain rods!

Let me know what you think!

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Rustic Extension Cord Hide

IMG_09Hello everybody!

Today I will show you an easy fix for that ugly extension cord that is hanging in your living room. The difference is huge(to me, my husband didn’t even notice a difference), and it only requires a few basic materials.

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Materials:

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Step 1:

  • Measure the amount that will be visible. I took the extension cord and checked when it would reach the couch. It would be a good idea to take a marker and mark where it reaches the ‘unseen’ area. That way you don’t waste your time with doing more than you need to!

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Step 2:

Take your heated hot glue gun and start dabbing a bit of glue on the extension cord. Then quickly roll around the cable tightly and close together.I started from the bottom and worked my way up the top. This you keep doing until you reach the outlet part.

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When I reached the outlet part, it got a bit trickier and I first winded around as much as I could as so:

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Then I cut little pieces of twine and filled them in separately using the hot glue gun. I covered everything but the part that the cable has to go in. Easy as a pie!

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Comment below and let me know what you think or what you did to hide your extension cord!

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