Cute Flower Pots

Hello!  It is finally Friday!  Is everyone ready for the weekend?  Because I know that I am.

So if you remember a couple weeks ago I posted a round up about gardens because I am obsessed with gardens right now.  I unfortunately don’t have a large garden, but I am working on my succulents and my new cacti on the front porch so I’m making some progress.  But because I don’t have an actual garden, I have to use lots of pots.  And of course some of my pots are pretty boring.  So I have been searching the internet for cute ideas for how to decorate flower pots and I decided to share my favorites with you!

If you want to read the gardening round up, click here.  I also have another round up regarding succulents, so if you want to read that one click here.  Enjoy!

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Gold Dipped Pots from Pottery Barn

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Plant Puns on Painted Potted Planters from My Bright Ideas

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Painted Pots Herb Garden from Behr

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Water Marbled Terracotta Pots from Be Makeful

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DIY Mini Potter from Wonderwood

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Painted Geometric Pot from The Crafted Life

Mosaic Pots

DIY Mosaic Pots from Cut Out and Keep

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Happy Face Flower Pot from Classic Play

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Decoupaged Pots from Place of My Taste

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Topsy Turvy Disney Planter from temekatellez

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Living Room Corner and Down the Hallway

My time off this summer is going by way too fast! I feel like I still have too much to get done! Remember the scrapbooking I was going to work on. Not happening! But I did manage to work on a couple of places in my house.

Back in February, I participated in a Finish-It-Up Challenge. One of the projects I worked on was to paint the trim in my hallway. I painted all the trim, plus 6 doors! Whew! That was a big job! I had hoped to get the walls done soon after, but it just didn’t happen. I finally found some light grey paint on the clearance spot at Walmart. I figured I would make it work. It still took a couple more months before I got the painting done, but it is finished!

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I also got a new rug! I had been thinking about a sisal rug, but then decided I wanted more color since it is pretty dark in the hallway. My mom and I went shopping and found this one. I knew right away this was the one I wanted! Thanks Mom!

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There was a part of the wall that was peeling off. Well, it was scraped and sanded and then sprayed with texture. Then I was finally able to paint over it. It is not anywhere near perfect, but it sure is better!!

I really like how this space looks!

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While I was busy painting the hallway, I was chatting with Haley and asked what she thought of taking the dresser we just took out of her room and using it as a tv stand. She said, definately, yes! So in the middle of painting, I took a break and we moved furniture!

Here is the piece we took out! Haley started moving stuff before I could even stop painting and get the camara out! Yeah, this was from back in the day of very big tv’s!

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After getting everything disconnected and moved out of the way, we took the old piece out. Boy, was it heavy! We could barely get it out the door! We managed to just get it out of the way and I said, good enough! Leave it there! It was much easier to move the dresser in!

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We got this piece from our neighbors (thanks P & G) quite a few years ago. It has lived in both of the girls’ bedrooms and been painted several times too. We had just moved it out of Haley’s room about a month ago, but I really like it in here! We put movies and Wii games in the drawers. I added a bit of my beach decor too!

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My last piece is this wonderful metal doggy I bought from Hobby Lobby! I have to have my little dog touches in each room!

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I hope you enjoyed this little update and tour! Next week we will venture a little bit further down the hallway to my bedroom. I think it’s finally done (for now!)!

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A Transformed Living Space

Hello everyone. I hope everyone is having a great week so far.  Just remember, tomorrow is Friday, also known as Friyay!

But, onto the blog.

Since I live with three other girls and our apartment came furnished, I never really did anything with the living room.  But after a year of living there, I realized how boring it was.

Before

Before

Another Before

Another Before

There was just a big empty space in the middle of the living room.  Now, it was nice when we were setting up the Christmas Tree because then we could put all of our decorations in the middle of the floor to see what we had.  But, other than that, it was just a big empty space in the middle of the floor.

Old Living Room

Our entry way was crowded by the large Papasan chair and the shoe rack next to the stairs.  If we had a lot of things that we were bringing in the door, we would have to be careful to not bang into one of these things.

Entertainment Center

Entertainment Center

This is the extent of the entertainment center in our living room.  We have all our DVDs and some minions to keep the TV company.  My roommates asked if the TV could stay where it was when I moved the living room around.  I happily obliged.

Board Games

This was the extent of our decorations in the living room besides the minions.  And it still isn’t very decoratvie or creative.  We couldn’t always see what games we had because they were facing the wrong way.  There is even one hidden in the back on the floor.

So, after moving all the furniture by myself, getting some decorations and some input from my roommates, I was finally able to transform the living room.

TADA!

TADA!

It looks much better!  It looks a lot more homey and somewhere that I would like to relax in.  None of the furniture is in the same place, so it took quite a bit of lifting.  Now, it isn’t complete, but this is what I have so far.  The couch and the loveseat switched places, the Papasan chair moved across the room, and the table in the corner became the centerpiece.  It looks great!

Centerpiece

I finally added some decor to the living room!  I bought two of the blue chevron boxes from Hobby Lobby for $2 a piece and have them on the two tables in the living room, the bird and the candle came from Kirklands for a good price, and we already had the pots with who knows what in them and the basket.  I’m trying to find mini disco balls to put in the basket.  Any ideas where to look?

I love you in the morning

My mom printed out this page from another blog, put it on the clipboard, and gave it to me for my birthday.  I thought it looked nice on the table.

Side table

The side table isn’t that exciting except that that we have two lamps, one of which is sitting on phone books because I couldn’t find anything else, and a decopauged candlestick.  WWWWHHHHOOOOHHHHOOOO…

Board Games

But, I did find a better way to organize the games.  Since Mall Madness was the biggest, I put it on the bottom and went from biggest box to smallest.  Taboo didn’t fit, so I placed it on the side as a book end.  It worked out perfectly.

New Living Room

Now that the living room has been moved around, the entry way is much emptier and easier to walk through.  Trust me, it is much easier to walk though this section with groceries than it was to walk through when the Papasan chair was there.  The shoe rack is better placed by the door and the minions don’t feel as crowded with the shoes next to them.

Style en Vogue

Style en Vogue

Now this picture is going to go up over the couch once I get a frame.  But I thought that you might enjoy looking at it.  The living room looks so much better and much more welcoming now that the furniture has been moved around.  I hope that you enjoyed my new and improved living room.  Hopefully, my roommates like it as much as you do! 🙂

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