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Pinspiration // Holiday DIY’s

Since we're just a couple days away from the Christmas holiday, I've rounded up some of my favorite holiday DIY's from my Pinterest page! The best part is they're super easy to do!! I love getting crafty, but not if that project takes a year & a half! Like the holiday's aren't crazy enough.. Give me something short & sweet, which is why I loved these ideas so much! Wishing you all the most Merry Christmas from the whole A.R.I. team! PLACE CARDS Fir…

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Design Ideas // Barrel Mirrors

Loved this idea!! Recycle old barrels into chic rustic vanity mirrors. Grace Mitchell from A Storied Style has a fabulous wine barrel mirror DIY that definitely deserves some checking out! Or if you prefer to skip the budget friendly way, check out a similar option HERE!  Such a fun way to add depth & texture to a space!  

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Create It // Ceiling Medallion Walls

I love stumbling upon innovative ways that some are able to take an item or element usually used for one purpose and create something completely unique! Ceiling medallions have been used forever as a decorative mount for many light fixtures and so when I saw how they were used below I had to share! The ways you can mix and match different sizes, shapes, designs and colors means the options are endless! For a more subtle and textured effect, paint…

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Create It // Emerald Geometric Placemat

As promised on the show this morning, we have some pictures of how we created our geometric emerald placemat! We purchased our cream colored placemat from Target for a whopping $3. With a little blue masking tape placed in the pattern of your choice, just add your emerald green paint. Allow for dry time & then remove tape completely. Voila, you got yourself a fabulous pop of emerald at the table! WHAT YOU NEED PLACEMAT // EMERALD PAINT // BLUE…

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Create It // Dorm Decor DIY featured on Fox 35!

Did you check me out yesterday on Fox 35 Good Day Orlando?!  If you missed it check back soon for a video post but in the meantime, Here is one of the DIY's from the segment. We just picked up some cork board squares from our local Target, used some thin masking tape to create four different designs & spray painted away! Use them as cork boards or even as an art piece as is! Super fun & easy art…

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Create It // Faux Snakeskin Frame by Fabulous K!

Ok, so we are totally OBSESSED with this DIY by the crazy creative Fabulous K! This is the first time visiting her blog but we're now totally in love especially after scrolling through her latest posts & seeing she too recently attended a NKOB/Boys II Men concert!!! A few weeks ago my girlfriend & I channeled our inner teen & scored VIP passes to their Orlando concert. We had a freaking blast & anyone who shares my gay love for…

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Create It // Rainbow Book Montage

Since Monday can be the most dismal day for a lot of us we decided to bring the color. I found this photo via Pinterest, because I'm a pinning slore & found it so fun & inspirational. I was totally drawn & digging this mounted collage concept by Boden, of brightly painted book covers as a great way to add a fun & colorful focal point to a room! All you would need is some old books from your local…

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CREATE IT // LES TOUCHES PILLOW

After seeing some DIY’s on Apartment Therapy & The Little Green Notebook using this gorgeous Les Touches Snow Leopard print, we were inspired to create something ourselves! After finding a fabulous Les Touches pillow at Arianna Belle’s online shop (unfortunately sold out), we came across the GRANAT pillow while at IKEA for only $4 & figured we’d take a stab at recreating it on our own! With a copy of the print, we used the large sharpie to recreate the print on our Ikea Pillow & then went over the spots with our fine print Sharpie to give it a more realistic feel. Using the thin sharpie really made a HUGE difference!! Check out the Before & Afters below! Not trying to toot our own horn, but it came out pretty freaking good.. An easy way to spice up a room on the cheap!

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