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Happy Monday!

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I’m back with another installment of Product & Inspiration and this time we’re talking decor for your kitchen.

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There are two things I really love in life….design and shopping.  Those two things go hand in hand in my book and there’s no better way to share two of my passions with you then in a new blog series called Product and Inspiration.  

Similar to “get the look” post that you might see on other blogs, my goal for each Product and Inspiration post is to share a product I love along with inspirational design photos using that item (or something very similar) AND a design tip or two.    I hope you enjoy “shopping” with me and more importantly I hope you’re inspired to decorate your life in style.

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Hello there my friends!  

Over the weekend I took at look at my top blog post and discovered that the post where I share things I love or inspire me are really popular.  So here’s the latest installment of My Favorite Things!

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I ventured out to Ikea last Friday after having stayed away for several months.

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A trip to Ikea is not typically something you just do on the spur of the moment.  There are a couple of things you’ll need to do before heading to Ikea…

 1) You have to think about the day and time to go (in order to maintain your sanity)

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2) if you’re married, you have to get the hubs on board at least a week in advance so that he can store up some patience for what is sure to be a few hours of browsing, oohing and awing and creative brainstorming. Oh, and you just might have to promise to take him out to lunch and you pay for it…just saying!

With both to-do’s check off my list the hubs and I headed to Ikea.

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Happy Friday!  Just a few things to inspire your creativity!

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I love the styling of the shoe closet!  Such a great way to display the pieces you have and create wearable combos at the same time.

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Love this idea for Up-Styling a piece of Ikea furniture!

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Since my handbags are in constant rotation, I just might have to try making one of these for myself.

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 If you’re looking an inexpensive, easy and chic placemat, look not further than the scrapbook aisle at your local craft store for 12 ” x 12″ glittered scrapbook paper.

Here are a few links I know you’ll enjoy!

How to Shop Smart for Antiques

Why Couples Fight at Ikea (oh so true)

Are you doing what it takes to be enormously successful and truly happy?

Even if you’re not a food blogger you’ll find this information on making money with your blog interesting.

Shelly

See you back here Monday with a look at Christmas trends 2014! ( 5 months and counting)

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This has to be one of my all time favorite DIY trends–Faux Marble Contact Paper!  What a simple and easy way to turn a basic piece of furniture, picture frame or just about anything into something chic and stylish!

Prepare to be inspired…

 I heart Organizing

 I Heart Organizing

Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty

 NordicDays

Nordic Days

A Thoughtful Place

A Thoughtful Place

 Our Humble Abode

 Our Humble Abode

Burlap and Lace

 Burlap and Lace

Yes, I know–so lovely!  Want to create your own faux marble DIY, this seems to be the best source for quality white marble contact paper.  Also available on Amazon.

Happy Decorating!

Shelly

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So, how was your weekend?  I hope it was filled with all things good.

Today we are talking lamps.  Unique lamps to be specific.  Have you ever made your own DIY lamp or thought about having a lamp made using a favorite decorative piece?  If you are looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind lamp this just might be an idea for you.

You could turn a ceramic ginger jar into a lamp like this…

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The beauty of many of the Ikea tables is that they can be transformed and UpStyled with paint.

The beauty of paint is that it is the cheapest design tool you can use to transform your home.

The combination of paint and Ikea furniture can yield stunning results.

The Malm Dressing Table painted grey

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The Docksta Table with a painted gold base

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The Vittsjo Table painted gold

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The Melltorp Table painted yellow

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The Docksta Table painted in black chalkboard paint

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This round side table is discontinued but the Lindved Table is similar

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The Liatorp Table with painted base

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Now I’m in the mood to head to Ikea and then paint something.  How about you?

Shelly

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