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Designer Hacks

If you caught the segment onFox 13’s The Place today, then you already saw some of these high-end looks for less. I wanted to take a minute to show a few of my favorite designer hacks in detail.

  1. Pleated Curtains. These can be very pricey, especially for longer lengths. They create a custom and classy feel. I was able to create this look with Ikea Ritva Curtains and pleater hooks. See my video tutorial here.
  2. Spray paint. Everyone loves to stay on trend with the latest color styles. It can get expensive trying to keep your decor up to date. Instead of buying new, spray paint your existing decor to match the trend. I took all of my silver decor and sprayed it a fun brassy gold. Gold is all the talk right now in decorating. I got my gold accents with a few cans of spray paint. You can watch my video tutorial here to see the products I like to use for spray painting.
  3. Thrift store books. I visited my local Desert Industries and scoured the book section for all the white, cream, and neutral hardcover books (search for any color that fits your style). Be sure to look under the paper book covers to check the actual hardcover color. You can make a great custom monochromatic look on your open shelving or bookshelves. Stack the books together in sections until you like the groupings. Some can stack upright and others can lay flat with decor placed on top. Thrift store books usually range from $.50 to $2. A very easy and affordable way to fill bookcases and create a luxurious look without the price tag.
  4. Wooden Bead Garland. These wooden garlands have been a big hit as of late. They have warped into a mini version for napkin ring holders and key chains too. They can be customized by adding stain to the beads or tassels to each end. I tend to like the simple, clean look of the raw unfinished wood beads. I took hemp cord (or jute) and bought three packages of wooden beads from the craft store. I was able to create my own DIY version for a fraction of what these garlands sell for online. The beads can be draped across coffee tables, pictures, centerpieces, and just about anywhere you want. It adds a fun trendy texture to any decor. Find my detailed tutorial here.

All of these design hacks are easy, inexpensive, and add that high-end look for less. Hopefully, you can add some custom looks to your home with these ideas.

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The Best Brass Spray Paint

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Brushed brass is all the rage right now. However, finding the right color brass is really hard. I am all about spray painting. I like to use things I have and bring them back to life with spray paint. When I decided to use brass as an accent color, I was on the hunt for the perfect brass spray paint. I tried dozens of colors before I found THE ONE. It is almost a perfect match to the brass knobs in my kitchen.

I found this perfect brass spray paint at Michael’s Stores. Be careful to get the right one. The can of a similar color looks exactly the same except the color name. Design Master Antique Gold is the right color. Don’t worry, it is not gold. It really is more brass than anything else. I just love this color and I have spray painted so many styling accessories. If you want to know the best method for spray painting, check out my video tutorial.

I am so glad I have spray paint that matches my hardware. I love adding pops of brass around the house. I am currently working on the half bathroom and living room bookshelves. It will have some brass touches too. Here are some sneaks of the decor going in there (spray painted with my new fav color, of course).

I am putting together a collage for the front room with these botanical prints. I used this brass spray paint on these frames too. There will be a post coming about that soon. 

 

 

 

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Cake Stand

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Hi there, I’m Kate. Welcome to White Lane Decor. Thanks for stopping by. I love all things pretty and the color white. I’m always looking for new ways to turn our house into a home. Have a look around and find out more.

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Target dollar spot. Enough said. 🙂 Ok, I walked into Target and saw these cute scalloped cake stands and snatched two up asap. $5, say what? Now if I could just find that black and white striped pitcher/vase from the dollar spot everybody else seems to have, I would be set. So I love the shape of the cake stand but red just wasn’t going to work for me. 1. I wanted to use this for more than just Valentines. 2. My valentines decor is mostly pink and gold this year, no red. I know, but I just wasn’t feeling red this year. So I decided to bust out my trusty spray paint and get busy. I know that painting them will make them not usable for food. That didn’t matter because they would be mostly decorative. If I want to use them for food then I will use doilies or some type of liner first on the stand.

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You know the drill by now. Kill primer first. I’m serious this is unlike any other primer I have used. It coats the object so well that it almost looks like it’s already painted. Truth be told, I have left a few items only primed around my house. It’s a flat white finish and I really liked it for a few things. Next, grab some Krylon spray paint. Here is a video of the way I like to spray paint. Go check it out. It will change your life.

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Now these cake stands can be used all year long. I’m thinking they will look awesome in the top glass cabinets on display in the new house. My kids had such a blast making these valentines cupcakes. Naturally, I had to display them on my cute cake stand. Again, there are cupcake liners so they are not directly on the painted stand. Walmart also had this cute glitter heart confetti for $0.98. This year Valentines Day is simple because we are in transition while waiting for our house to be built. Can’t wait to see these stands in action this summer in our new house.

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Kate

Hi there, I’m Kate. Welcome to White Lane Decor. Thanks for stopping by. I love all things pretty and the color white. I’m always looking for new ways to turn our house into a home. Have a look around and find out more.

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Some of my blog posts, ads, and banners contain "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate compensation. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and truly feel you will enjoy too! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” White Lane Decor is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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