Mermaid Inspired Little Girl Bathroom

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After we moved about a year ago, I moved over all of the decorations that we had used in our little girl bathroom from before and put them in the new bathroom. The problem was that it just didn’t look nearly as cute as it did before. The new bathroom is a little larger and just didn’t look great after I decorated it. It was one room that really bothered me. It is silly that a little girl’s bathroom could bother me that much, but I have been dying to give it a makeover. So when the opportunity came to be a part of a competition for Expressions Vinyl, I took it as a chance to makeover the bathroom that has been driving me nuts! We turned this bathroom into the room where under the sea dreams can come true… a mermaid inspired little girl bathroom!

Mermaid Inspired Little Girl Bathroom on www.girllovesglam.com

It is safe to say that we are both completely obsessed with how it all came together. Before I go into all of the details, I am going to give a shameless plug to go vote for me and enter the giveaway from Expressions Vinyl! Vote for #6! After you go vote, come back and scroll down to get details about the bathroom and tutorials! VOTE HERE! [Read more…]

Making a Rental House a Home

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I get a lot of comments and emails from readers who are discouraged about taking on a room design project because they are renting. I love it when someone emails me with that dilemma because that also means that they saw that I have been able to overcome the renter dilemma and create rooms that really do feel like our own.

When we first started renting at our townhouse, I was also discouraged. I was discouraged about the fact that I couldn’t paint the walls, refinish the cabinets, replace the flooring, etc. I will admit that I was stuck in that phase longer than I care to admit. One day it finally clicked. Just because I was renting that place didn’t mean I needed to treat it that way. I could make that house my home. That attitude has continued as we moved again to another rental home. I didn’t waste any time when we moved here because I wanted to create a home right away.

There are definitely some tips that I have for creating an awesome space without investing too much money or leaving too big of a footprint behind when you are renting.

When decorating, use picture hanging strips for every item that you possibly can when you are hanging things up. I love that they don’t leave behind any trace of it being there when it is time to take it all down. If you are hanging something up that would require an anchor, use a specialty hook nail that only leaves behind a nail hole but hooks in through the wall to be able to hold the weight that an anchor would. You don’t want to put too many large holes in a rental house wall, so these tips are vital.

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Adding Color to a Space (without going overboard)

Color scares a lot of people. I am not afraid to admit that I was totally afraid of color for a long time. I grew up loving color and I think that my brightly colored bedrooms may have scared me for life as an adult because too much color would scare me like crazy! Thankfully neutral rooms are in style because I rocked that (and however else my mom would help me decorate) for a long time. Over the years, I came into my own style and realized that color isn’t as scary as I had originally thought. You don’t have to commit to painting an entire wall a bright color in order to introduce a good amount of color into a room.

How to Easily Add Color to a Room on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Office Reveal: Kate Spade Bow Inspired

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Another move brings on another office space to design. I really missed leaving my old office. It was by far my favorite room in our townhouse, but I was excited to design another space in a new house. I wanted it to still feel like my old office in some ways, but a new space at the same time. I have always been in love with the Kate Spade bow print and wanted to use that as my inspiration for my office.

Office Reveal Kate Spade Bow Print Inspired on www.girllovesglam.com

What was once an ugly space full of random boxes, is now a space where I feel like I can be productive and creative.  [Read more…]

16 Refreshing Spring Projects I’m Obsessed With

Happy spring! Can you believe that it is finally here? I love the bright colors that seem to be making their way into clothing, home decor, nails, and just about everything else. I wanted to share some of my favorite spring projects that I have seen around online and hope you are inspired to take on a new spring project!

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Easy Stripe and Floral Wreath

If you follow me on Snapchat, you have seen that I am knee deep in decorating my office (finally)! Don’t worry, you will be seeing the whole thing soon. It is turning into my favorite space in my house, which means that I will probably be willing to get more work done! I wanted to make the perfect little wreath for my office and since I can’t seem to get enough of stripes and floral print together, I knew just what I wanted to do for my wreath.

Stripe and Floral Wreath Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Bright and Happy Little Girl Bedroom Reveal

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Ever since we moved, I have wanted to tackle the project of decorating my daughter’s room and it just kept not happening. It is so unlike me to be living somewhere for 6 months now and not have almost every room decorated by now. Thankfully, I had a very persistent 4 year old who reminded me (often) that I needed to decorate her room! It is finally finished and it is now my favorite room in the whole house! We are renting the house that we are in, but I think it is important to make every house we live in feel like home.

Little girl bright and colorful room on www.girllovesglam.com

The transformation wasn’t enormous, but it has made a huge difference for us because it is a place that we want to be to play, read, and just hang out together as a family before bedtime. This is what it was like before. [Read more…]

Race Bib and Medal Display

Last June, I ran my first 5k. It may not seem like much to many runners out there, but it was a huge deal to me. I grew up battling asthma and always had a mental block when it came to running because I was afraid I would have an asthma attack. I overcame a lot to be able to run that first race and was able to run a few more 5k races and even a 10k! I have saved all of my race bibs and medals, but they have just been taking up space on a shelf in my closet. I wanted a way to display them without them taking up too much space, so I came up with this beautiful race bib and medal display!

Race Bib and Medal Display on www.girllovesglam.com

I love that I have a place to put my race bibs and medals now! It didn’t take long to put together at all which is a major bonus!

Here is what you need to make one. [Read more…]

Personalized Christmas

I think I am the most excited for Christmas this year. More so than I think I have ever been. Part of it may be the fact that we are kind of missing out on Thanksgiving, due to the fact that we will be on airplanes all day that day. I decided to get my house all decorated for Christmas before we go to Disneyland, so it will be all ready for us when we get home. I love coming home to a clean house and coming home to a clean AND decorated house will be magical!

Christmas Decor Idea with Custom Stockings on www.girllovesglam.com

Three years ago, I decided to decorate with mint, red, gold, and “gilver” and it is a color combination that I have really loved ever since. I love that I found a color combination that I haven’t gotten tired of because I have been able to switch out a few pieces of decor and add other things to make it feel more modern and on trend for the current year, without having to completely change all of my Christmas decor. This year, I wanted to add some more personal touches into our decor and I knew that Shutterfly would be just the way to do that. [Read more…]

Kitchen Pantry Subway Art and Giveaway

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I have lived in my house for just over 2 months now. Usually, I am the type of person to move in and get everything decorated right away. I totally have been dragging my feet this time around! Part of it may be the fact that we have heard horror stories about the property management company we are renting through and I get freaked out to hang anything up in my house. Just last week, I hung up the first thing in my house and it turned on some sort of switch within me and I have been slowly working my way through the house as I decorate. One of the first rooms I worked on was my kitchen. We spend a lot of time in there and I wanted it to feel like a happy place to be!

I absolutely loved the idea of putting some sort of design on my pantry door, but wasn’t sure what to put on it. I started looking through the Silhouette store and fell in love with this kitchen subway art graphic that they had. I purchased it right away! This was a fun little project and I love the pop of color that it helps add to my kitchen as well.

Kitchen Pantry Subway Art on www.girllovesglam.com

I love how it turned out and love that it took VERY little time to create too! All you need is… [Read more…]