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Our Home

HI!  This section of my blog is set up for posts and pictures of our house.  I will be adding some home tours as soon as I get settled in.  We are still unpacking and getting organized post Hurricane Harvey, but hopefully in the next week or two I will be adding to this section.  Here are some preview pictures of our home.

***UPDATED MARCH 20, 2019***  New post links, house paint colors, and more pictures added to the “Our Home” Section.

Looking to shop items from our home click Home Shop.  Need some help or can’t find something specific, shoot me a comment on the contact page.  Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


OUR HOUSE PAINT COLORS:

  1.  Dining – Naval, Silver Strand
  2.  Master  Bed- Naval, Silver Strand
  3.  Master Bath – Silver Strand
  4.  Entry – Tinsmith
  5.  Living/Kitchen – Silver Strand
  6.  Office/Laundry – Aqua Sphere
  7.  Powder Bath – Lakeshore
  8.  Hall – Tempe Star, Silver Strand
  9.  Outside Bath – Silver Strand
  10.  White Trim/Cabinets – Snowbound
  11.  Navy Cabinets – Naval

***POSTS FROM OUR HOME – UPDATED***

New pictures of posts from our home are now available – yay!! Click on the picture to link to the blog post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PICTURES FROM OUR HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by the tarnished jewel blog!!  If you have any questions or comments, shoot me an email in the contact page.  I’d love to hear from you 🙂

jael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Projects & Tips

HI!!   Projects & Tips is set up as my main category for all of my posts. On the right side of my website you will find my most current posts or if you want to search for something specific, you can also type it into the search bar. 

I have my posts divided into decorating tips, holiday decorating,  home projects, painted furniture/items, and parties/events/cooking.  I also have a category for our home where I will post some home tours of well – “our home”(LOL), and Gabbi’s Corner (posts that I will do with my mom).

Here are some of my most popular blog posts:  Check them out by clicking on the  picture!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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OUR HOME/ HOME TOURS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ORGANIZATION & DIY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REMODELING PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DECORATING INSPIRATION, TIPS, & TRENDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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HOLIDAY DECORATING & EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some of my most recent posts on the home page to the RIGHT.  I am adding more posts now that we have settled back into our house.

If you are looking for something specific and can’t seem to find it, or have any other questions or comments…..shoot me an email on my contact tab.  I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  Love & Hugs 🙂

jael

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29 Fabulous Wallpaper Ideas to Try for Your Powder Bathroom (Part 1)

Have you noticed a growing trend towards wallpaper again?  Yep- IT. IS. OFFICIAL.  From geometric to floral patterns, bold to subtle colors, and accent walls to full rooms, wallpaper is on the move upwards in the decor chain.  And I have to say, I ain’t hating it!!  It brings in a custom look, and a real sense of personality to your home.  So, who is ready??  29 Fabulous Wallpaper Ideas to Try for Your Powder Bathroom (Part 1).

***UPDATE*** 44 Adorable Wallpaper Ideas (Part 2) is now ready!  If you’re looking to shop your favorite wallpaper choices, check out this post.


FIRST THINGS FIRST: 

What are YOU looking for as you scroll through the pictures?   You will be drawn to:

  1.  Bold colors or subtle colors.
  2.  Large patterns/prints or small patterns/prints.
  3.  One accent wall, half wall with wainscoting, or the entire room with wallpaper.
  4.  Sophisticated style or playful style.

You may like both choices in each, but one of them will always catch your eye more than the other ones.  For example, you might choose:  subtle, small print, entire room, and sophisticated style.  Now you have an idea of which wallpaper style is YOUR style.  Scroll back through the pictures again…..ONE picture will stick out as your favorite!  You have found your style– take the plunge!!

Still afraid to commit – don’t worry!  The powder bath is the perfect room to try wallpaper because it isn’t connected to any other room in your house.  Go crazy if you want.  Try one accent wall or adhesive wallpaper – (the removal is easy if you decide you don’t like it).  So, now that you are out of excuses (I am also talking to myself too 😉 ) …….  Here are my picks for 29 Fabulous Wallpaper Ideas To Try For Your Powder Bathroom (Part 1).


 

29 FABULOUS WALLPAPER IDEAS TO TRY FOR YOUR

POWDER BATHROOM (Part 1)

 

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room as an accent wall as a fresh update
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: private

 

Wan to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: decorpad.com

 

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: decorpad.com

 

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: thetarnishedjewelblog.com (caitlin wilson)

Like buffalo check, try 10 Ways to Add Buffalo Check (without breaking the bank) or follow me on pinterest:  buffalo check love.

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
source: decorpad.com

Looking to shop your favorite wallpaper:  try 44 Adorable Wallpaper Ideas (Part 2).  

Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Want to give a custom look to your powder bath? Add wallpaper to the entire room or as an accent wall for a fresh update.
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Looking to shop your favorite wallpaper:  try 44 Adorable Wallpaper Ideas (Part 2).  

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Looking to shop your favorite wallpaper:  try 44 Adorable Wallpaper Ideas (Part 2)

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The next 2 are actual bathrooms….but they were just too cute that I had to include them.

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source: desiretoinspire.net

 

So……which one if your favorite?  And which ones would you actually do in your own home?  Let me know if you choose one- I’d love to see how it turns out!!

*** UPDATE ***  44 ADORABLE WALLPAPER IDEAS (PART 2) IS NOW READY!!  CLICK HERE TO SHOP WALLPAPER.

Have an Awesome Week!!  Love & Hugs- Jael 🙂

Need more inspiration?  Try:

Distressed Hand Painted White Round Mirror DIY

12 Kitchen Upgrades 

How to Stain Banisters Dark with Java Gel

Opening Up Kitchen Wall To Living Room

Master Bath Remodel

 

 

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15 Easy Solutions- Kitchen Organization 2018

We have all heard the phrase that the kitchen is the hub of the home.   It not only holds cooking utensils and essentials, it is a memo station for important activities, a linen closet for table settings and entertaining, and a utility closet for cleaning supplies and tools all rolled up into one area. 

So it’s no surprise that having an organized kitchen will help you  have an organized lifestyle (or at least get you one step closer).   If you’re looking to start fresh in 2018 to get more organized, start here….yep….in the kitchen! 

Here are 15 EASY solutions for kitchen organization you can try without spending a ton of money, or hiring a carpenter to do.   *** Stay tuned for Kitchen Upgrades & Remodeling Ideas – Post coming soon!!! ***

***UPDATE*** If you are looking to shop kitchen organization, try Best 15 Kitchen Solutions:  Get the Look is now ready!


15 Easy Solutions – Kitchen Organization 2018

source: southernhospitalityblog.com

 

1-  MEMO STATION

Add an area with cork board or dry erase board to the inside of cabinet doors or wall.  Add hooks to hold keys or pet leashes, and containers to hold pens/markers/pencils. 

Create an area to hold mail or other important documents, and a notepad when you need to write a quick note to take with you on the run.  Don’t forget a NEW calendar for 2018!! 

Go with a small station, medium station, or large station depending on your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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2-  SPICE DRAWER

Choose one drawer or cabinet to hold all of your spices.  Place a foam spice liner, wooden spice rack, or plastic spice rack in it to keep them from rolling around. 

These organizers will help cut down on time searching for the spice you need while cooking, and alert you when the spice is running low. 

Plus you will be able to see the front of each label. Sometimes oregano looks like basil, or maybe it’s rosemary….LOL!!!  You get the idea.

If you are looking to shop kitchen organization, try Best 15 Kitchen Solutions:  Get the Look

 

 

 


 

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3-  TUPPERWARE

Put tupperware in storage bins or baskets to keep lids and containers together.  The bins will keep the lids from sliding down and help match container to it’s lid. 

They will also help save room in your cabinet or drawer by stacking them vertically rather than horizontally.  Go with small/medium/large bins, or multiple sizes to work with all drawer and cabinet dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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4-  PAPER/WRAPS

Attach a paper/wrap organizer to the inside of a cabinet door to hold saran wrap, foil, wax paper, etc….  It saves space and is easy to grab quickly when needed. 

You can also do the same thing with ziploc bags.  The boxes stay upright when grouped together, and can be seen through the mesh screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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5-  TRASH PULL OUT

Keep trash out of sight (and smell) by storing it under the counter.  Use one can pull out or two cans pull out, depending on your needs, and keep extra trash bags in the same area. 

Plus you can roll out the drawer and wipe food items from the counter directly into the cans.  Gotta love that!!

 

 

 

 

 


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6- BAKING SHEETS

Gain more space in cabinets by arranging baking sheets vertically versus horizontally.  Use a wire organizer so the pans have something sturdy to lean against, and room for stacking multiple pans in small sections. 

This also would work for muffin pans and broiler pans.

 

If you are looking to shop kitchen organization, try Best 15 Kitchen Solutions:  Get the Look

 

 

 


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7-  DISHES

With the growing trend of open shelving being used  more and more in the kitchen, there is a greater need for under counter storage.  Use large drawers for dishes and and glasses with wooden partitions. 

These partitions will help dishes from sliding around, and the wood helps the dishes from breaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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8-  SPONGES

Instead of having wasted space at the sink, use  hinged doors with plastic containers to store cleaning sponges and brushes.  These containers hold water that may leak from sponges and help to keep wooden cabinets dry. 

They also also allow porous sponges to dry (lying vertically) instead of lying flat (lying horizontally) on top or inside the sink bowl.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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9-  UTILITY CLOSET

Attach doors to side of unused cabinet walls for laundry and cleaning supplies.  Make a long section for taller items like brooms and mops, and a shorter section for cleaning products. 

Add storage hooks to hang items on the wall in the longer section to free up space, and add shelves to the shorter section to hold multiple products and refills.

 

If you are looking to shop kitchen organization, try Best 15 Kitchen Solutions:  Get the Look

 

 

 

 


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10- WATER BOTTLES

Use a wine rack- type of organizer to store water bottles, thermoses, etc… that can’t be stacked one on top of each other. 

Laying them horizontally helps them from rolling around or falling over like dominoes, and you can see the exact bottle you want to use.  You can also stack more bottles because you are utilizing the entire cabinet height.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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11- CUTTING BOARDS

Attach a wire rack to the inside of a cabinet door to keep cutting boards all in one place.  The rack keeps them from sliding (if stored upright), and allows you to see the one you want to use (because it is facing you). 

If you store them shortest to tallest (like the picture) you won’t have to dig around looking for the one you want to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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12- COOKING UTENSILS

Use a ceramic crock (new or old) to hold cooking utensils and store on top of your counter.  The crock holds the utensils upright to so they are easier to see and grab. 

You won’t have to dig through a drawer to find the one need, and you can put your favorite utensils in it .  Plus, it’s super cute!!  Try stainless or ceramic.

 

If you are looking to shop kitchen organization, try Best 15 Kitchen Solutions:  Get the Look

 

 

 


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13- POT, PANS, & LIDS

Attach top and bottom wire wracks to inside of cabinets or drawers to store pots, pans, and lids.  Use narrow dividers to hold lids, and wide dividers to hold pots and pans. 

These racks help utilize the height of cabinets and drawers to gain the most out of these spaces. Use a pot & pan organizer and a lid organizer also.

 

 

 

 

 


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14- UNDER SINK 

This area seems to get the most congested since it is a “catch all” for a variety of cleaners and supplies.  Add racks with shelves to sides of cabinet doors for frequently used items, and a lazy susan (that is sturdy) for less frequently used items. 

Use a plastic bucket to fill with products you can take with you for cleaning areas of your home.  All of your products will be ready to go (for a quick grab), and any drips from cleaners or sponges will drop into the bucket.

 

 

 


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15- FLATWARE

Store utensils in organizer that fits the entire drawer.   You won’t waste unused space in the drawer, and you can add more utensils or serveware.   

Try out this DIY project or use this flatware organizer – it expands to fit any size drawer.  Since utensils are used every day, keeping them organized causes less wine drinking when cooking -LOL!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Let me know which one (or two) you try- I’d love to hear your feedback!!  If you are looking to shop kitchen organization, try Best 15 Kitchen Solutions:  Get the Look.

Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!  Love & 2018 HUGS!!! 🙂

 

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