Little DIY

posted in: DIY, Guest Room | 4

When I’m busy, for some reason I always get these “wonderful” ideas to create more things to do x) Like when I have something that I don’t really like doing, I start to create other things that I rather do.. which is not a good thing at all, since it just postpones all the must do things.. hehe. So, when testing that new white Ikea coverlet for our guest bed, I got an idea to paint this old Ikea light fixture to white! And I’m so glad I did! I had some white spray paint left over so I used that. I covered all those glass pearls with painters tape and it worked out great. First I tried to take the pearls out, but quickly realized that it’s too difficult for me and my nails 😀 and I would never know how to get them back how they were. Even though I took a picture just in case. It’s all dry now and hanging in the guest room as it has been all along since we moved. I think it looks better now and this way it bought more time for itself in this house 😉

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XOXO

Getting Ready

posted in: Decor, Guest Room, Summer | 9

Finally getting our guest room ready 🙂 Even though it is very airy and crisp looking it still has that coziness in it? Do you agree? 🙂 I still have many things to do before our guest arrives but I’m glad I was able to do a quick post. Now that this room is done I should get a huge sign (or electric fence 😀 ) for this door and our guest bathroom too, so that NO ONE (well a man and a dog) wanders in and makes a mess 😉 haha

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So, I got a new white bedspread from Ikea, see it HERE

Duvet cover is from Pentik. We got two sets of these as a gift at our last trip to Finland. Too bad these don’t come in queen or king size sets (correct me if I’m wrong and please let me know where to get them, if there is any Pentik duvet covers that are available in a wider size) I “can’t “ use these in our bed since we use a king size duvet and I like it more than two separate duvets. Well, whenever we have guests coming over, they have the luxury to sleep in these, and my other Marimekko duvet sets x)

This is all for now but stay tuned!

….. to be continued 😉

 

Guest Room

posted in: Decor, Guest Room, Upstairs | 10

So, I wanted switch things around in our guest room. When we moved in, I wanted to try how the bed would fit under the window, since there’s not much to look at and I rarely keep the blinds completely open.  But we had so many other things going on at the time and, for the guest room, it was the last thing to do on our list to start thinking and trying things out. Now I decided to try what we didn’t try. I did like to see the wallpaper wall more, and I really liked how my computer desk looked against it. Note, looked – I changed everything back to how it was yesterday x) It is liveable this way too, since I tried it out for two weeks or so. But nothing made sense anymore. I couldn’t use computer table easily anymore if I needed to. (Quickly rolling it over the bed). We are finally getting and installing a TV to the opposite wall, and it would be hard and annoying to look at it from this angle. And even though I like to keep privacy in the room and keep the curtains somewhat closed, the bed blocked so much natural light that it made this room feel like a cave 😀 In overall the bed felt like a big elephant in the room! But I really liked how it looked when coming up the stairs if the door was open.

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Tv wall

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The room is back to the way it was and everything makes sense again 😀 Well, I did try it! But the original plan was way better 😉

Have a Great Weekend!

 

 

 

 

Iittala Essence

posted in: Guest Room, Shopping, Tableware | 0

Hello there! How has your weekend been so far? I hope you’ve been having a good time and got your batteries charged for the new week! 🙂 I feel like I’ve got so many things done these past couple of days. Both mornings we had to wake up early, and be out the door by 9am. Which is painfully early to leave the house on the weekend!!! But don’t get me wrong, this weekend has been a good one. 😉 We have been running around all over the city these past two days, and I had a chance to go and visit a couple of my favourite stores in downtown! In my last post I wrote about getting Iittala Sarjaton glasses. Well, it turned out that I left the store with these Essence white wine glasses! x) These were on sale -10%.. Not a huge sale but I’ve never seen these on sale around here.. Not to mention that it’s the only store I know that sells these here.. I’ve been planning to get a set as long as I remember. I have no idea why it took this long x)

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I also went to see the bar cart. Guess what.. They don’t have those anymore … Sometimes I’m too patient, and when I’m ready to go and make a move.. they are gone. Oh, well.. gotta keep looking! They said that they should be getting new ones in the fall.. So let’s hope I like those ones, unless I find something before that!

For last but not least – here’s a little peek to my guest room / computer station where I rearranged some things last week.. or is it two weeks already? x) … I’m planning to post about it later this week among other things

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XOXO

 

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