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Spring Closet Clean Out!

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You have no idea how happy I am that it’s finally warm in the Midwest! I spent last weekend putting all my winter clothes into storage and moving my Spring/Summer wardrobe to the front of my closet. After moving studios and apartments a couple times over the last few years, I have taken on a more minimal lifestyle, and am trying to only hold on to the items that I use all the time…because you know how quickly things can pile up! I usually donate most of my stuff, but end up holding on to items I spent a bit more on with the plan to sell, but never seemed to get around to it. The good news, Ebay makes it super easy to list your items for sale, so my designer bags can find a new home!

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Check out how easy it is:
1. List and sell it – First take a few photos of your items and list them to sell, follow the steps here.
2. Ship it – Once your stuff sells pack it up, use eBay labels to get a discount on shipping, then send on off to the new owner.
3. Get paid – Sign up for PayPal for a fast, easy, and safe way to get paid on eBay.

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2017 Home Design Trends

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Pinterest released there 2017 Trend Report for home decor, and I was excited to see I’ve already been adding some of the top trending ideas to my designs! Plus, there are a few I have been dying to try… removable wallpaper (+355%)…yes please! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my faves, and spot them in my room makeovers.
A “No Closet” Closet (+50%) – When I madeover my friends’ nursery in their condo, we had to get creative in the small space and create a place to hang Baby Girl’s clothes with a branch and twine. Nursery makeover here!  
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Off Season Storage (+160%) : I am all about finding storage that doubles as decor. For Liam’s playroom we used two shelves horizontally to display his current favorite toys, and tuck away the other in wooden storage boxes. Camp room makeover here! 
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Shower Plants  (+302%) : It’s impossible to forget to water these plant! I added them to give a little life to a tiled bathroom. Hanging them gives a pop of greenery, while keeping the floor space clear. Bathroom makeover here! 
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Vertical Bar Car (+303) : Ok, to be fair, this one might be cheating because the trend is actually creating a shelving unit on the wall that is used as a “bar cart” for small spaces…but I think this little one on wheels would be perfect for anyone lacking square footage. Bar cart post here! 
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Round Mirrors (+35%) : Use round mirror in bedrooms and bathrooms for functional and fashionable look. Woodsy bedroom makeover here! 
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Accessories as Decor (+144%) : Instead of buying expensive art, use your hats and jewelry as decor. It adds your personal style to a space and double as space saver. Woodsy room makeover here! 

For more trends on Pinterest’s home report, head this way! Which ones are you excited to see more of in 2017?


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I SPY DIY DESIGN | Boy’s Room Makeover + DIY Live Edge Desk

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I’m back with another fun room makeover! This time we transition Lori’s nursery into a woodsy themed room for her son (remember his camp playroom? And Lori’s bedroom oasis?). Buffalo check is my current favorite, so I was jazzed when I saw that Lori had already purchase some plaid items for the room. I took that theme and ran with it! My favorite part of the room is the chalkboard wall and live edge desk. You should have seen how excited Liam was when we told him he could draw on the wall!

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I have become quite the hoarder of live edge pieces of wood, and this one worked perfectly as a little desk. I sanded down the sharp corners and covered with 2 coats of  a fast-drying polyurethane, then drilled shelf brackets into the studs and the bottom of the wood.

ispydiy_boysbedroom4ispydiy_boysbedroom3  I debated painting the whole wall or just doing 3/4, and am super happy we left a little space and added the mountain range decals, it adds a little more fun to the room, no? Lori found this crazy cute tree book holder that created the perfect reading corner next to the oversized bead bag. ispydiy_boysbedroom6
We upgraded Liam from a crib to bunkbeds (the ladder is in hiding until he is ready to safety climb)! I am in love with the blue, it’s the perfect shade!
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I found some line drawings of a lantern and other woodsy things, and the plan was to get a projector, but they ended up being simple enough to freehand (the magic of chalk is that you can mess up as much as you want, and wipe it away!) Hope you like the room as much as Liam did!

SHOP THE ROOM: 
Target Kids Industrial Chairs + Buffalo Plaid Sheets  + Travel Wall Decals
Go Play Outside Print
Urban Outfitters Printed Rug
Art.com Bull Elk in Snow 
Land of Nod Buffalo Check Bean Bag Chair
Babyletto Spuce Tree Bookcase  
Donco Kids Blue Bunk bed


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