Craft Street Design

I was recently asked by Craft Street Design to review a product from one of the many inspirational and motivational quotes offered at craftstreetdesign. My first impression of the website was that the designs were extremely clean, crisp and minimal – exactly what I look for when decorating. There are so many excellent quotes to chose from it took me quite some time to finally decide on the one that was perfect for my home.

The print arrived neatly packaged with a personal “name” tag, which I thought was super thoughtful!

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The print is of excellent quality and comes with a substantial backing for framing. I popped the print into one of my Ikea frames and couldn’t be happier with the way it looks.

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It looks absolutely lovely with my other framed prints and photos. I will definitely be visiting craftstreetdesign often to add to my motivational quote collection! Please make sure you take a look at all that craftstreetdesign has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!

I received this inspirational print free in turn for writing this review. Craft Street Design has not provided any other compensation. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

the halls are decked…

Not much going on around here. Just finished up the Christmas decorating…

2013-12-011…and found a great little vintage stool that I painted yellow. I just needed something next to the chair to hold a beverage or magazine and didn’t want a large side/end table…so, a $9 stool and some yellow spray paint and ta-da!

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stair/hallway re-do

In typical Niftythriftygirl fashion, I like to change things up every few years so, while I really liked the look of my wallpapered stair risers, I was a bit sick of looking at the pattern every single day. This is what it looked like…

DSC02815Initially I was going to select a new, less busy pattern for the risers since the wallpaper route is really the simplest option. Once I started looking at papers I came across this one that I fell in love with…

Picture 1and decided to go an entirely different route. I was actually getting a bit sick of the pink hallway walls, as well…

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I removed all of the old wallpaper (easy as pie!), primed half of the stair treads and started painting.

IMG_6038I was worried I wouldn’t like the final look and that it might be too dark since there is only a small window in the upstairs hallway so before I went on I started hanging the paper.

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IMG_6037-001Oh, how I love the look of this paper! I decided that the black & white combo would be a perfect, classic look so I went on and finished the stairs.

IMG_6041-001I am thrilled with the final result!

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pre-spring cleaning & arranging

I typically wait until spring to clean and rearrange my house but when I found this fantastic rug I decided I would bump up the cleaning/rearranging a few months!

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I was a bit hesitant to put this much pattern on my floor but really loved the look so I went for it and boy, am I glad I did!

IMG_1978I also found this chair…so I, of course, had to have it too.

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Added some new artwork to the walls….

IMG_1976And the room is complete (except I still need to hang the curtains).

IMG_1983I get alot of questions about where I get my furniture/decor so I will list a few of the sources for you:

White slipcovered chairs: IKEA

White slipcovered couch: Arhaus

Rug: o.co

Yellow lamp shades: Target

Yellow chair: Target

Accent pillows: TJ Maxx

B&W ceiling fixture: o.co

Pink side table: estate sale

TV stand: thrift store (painted gloss white & removed upper drawers)

White sunburst mirror: Family Dollar (was originally gold, I spray painted it white)

Pink ottoman: Hayneedle

Plant stands: auction

Coffee table: my Dad’s highschool shop project circa 1950!

Artwork:  my original photos & paintings

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