Being in the Army and always having to move around does become tedious to drag your furniture from one place to another, especially if your like me who has a shopping addiction and would buy anything I like. That’s why the husband and I have waited on furnishing our dining room cause we weren’t sure if we were going to move again, but now that empty room looks way too dull, so its about time we put something in it.
I’ve been on Pinterest for ages and pinned a lot of pictures for inspiration on how to do up the dining room.
I’m loving this gorgeous chandelier. I realized that they don’t have to be expensive as a lot of household stores do some real nice ones for a lot less.
Adding a pop of color such as flowers in a bright shade really bring the room to life.
I definitely want a full length mirror leaning against the wall rather than going through the hassle of hanging it up. A large mirror in a small room does give the illusion of depth to it and makes the space feel lighter and brighter.
I think from the pictures you can tell I’m leaning towards a black table with white/beige upholstered chairs. I like to keep furniture neutral that way it’s always easy to add any color through accents such as flowers, table linens, and dinnerware.
I had a whole bunch of little candles lying round the house and so I thought why not put them in mason jars to make them look like cute votive candles. But then I thought to myself “that’s not enough.” They definitely needed something more on them to look pretty, which was when I decided to add some lace and ribbon around them, just to give them something more to look at.
This is really simple to do at home and cheap as well. Half the stuff were things I had in my house. I only made a run to Hobby Lobby for some lace trims. All you need are:
- Mason jars
- Lace fabric or trims
- Measure out the lace around the jar and cut it, just leaving a little fabric to go over.
- Measure out the ribbon around the jar as well, making sure it’s long enough to tie a bow
- Wrap the lace around the jar and secure it with the ribbon making a knot and then a bow. (Don’t worry if the lace is loose, you can always tighten it once the ribbon is tied. Or you can always secure it with a pin)
- Add a candle into the jar and light it. As simple as that 🙂
It’s true! The day after Christmas, everything in stores are marked down drastically as most of them want to get rid of all their holiday stuff to make space for their new products. This is when people should take advantage of it and shop for next Christmas. I know it sucks keeping it in storage for a year, but just think how much extra money you will have next year to spend on presents and going out rather than decorations for your tree.
I went over to the PX today to see what kind of things they had and how the prices were and everything was 75% off. Can you imagine? My total bill for all the Christmas balls and lights I got was only $15. I kid you not! It needs to be next Christmas already just so I can decorate my tree 😀