An Easy 4 Step DIY For Your Dorm

I live in an apartment-style dorm. ย I decorated a little in the beginning of the school year, but last night (at 2 a.m. of course) I realized I had a lot of things with my monogram on it, but, nothing with any sayings on it! I came across a quote on Twitter that I absolutely fell in love with- so it had to be painted and put on my walls! ๐Ÿ™‚

First Step:
I used this owl-shaped piece of wood that I bought at Michael’s craft store over the summer that I hadn’t done anything with. Then, I painted it with two coats of white paint.
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Second Step:ย 
I decided to use the quote: “She needed a hero so that’s what she became” because a little girl power is ALWAYS needed! ย I used my favorite gold paint that I also bought at Michaels’s craft store. Make sure that when you’re using a gold paint, to buy the metallic gold paint! It will shimmer, and look GORG (just like all of you!).
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Make sure to go over the words at least twice, so the paint isn’t transparent!

Third Step:ย 
At first, I was thinking I liked the board with just the words, and no bedazzles, but I wouldn’t be Danie without any extras on my crafts! So, I decided to look in my crafting bin for something cute I had to put on it, and I found two pretty fake flowers!

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I just magically had two flowers left- so, it was meant to be for this craft! I just hot glued them on, and they stayed perfectly.

Fourth Step:ย 
Now it’s time to hang up your masterpiece! I used a command hook and hung it up in my living room!

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I hung it up underneath of one of the many monograms that are in my apartment!

These small things make your dorm room have personality! I would love to see some of your DIYs that are in your dorms!ย 

xodanie2

Thrifty Thursday: My Apartment!

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After countless hours of moving in these past two days… I am DONE moving in! Now, its time for the DECORATING! I cannot wait for the next couple weeks to thrift all of my decorations. So, let’s start this! I found theseย awesomeย plates! They remind me of a Mexican Fiesta! Ha! The colors are just so bright and fun. I bought SO many of them. The picture of the pink, yellow and blue plates are smaller ones that could be used for salad! I bought 6 of the small ones. The picture of the pink and blue ones are dinner plates. I am so sad that they did not have any of the yellow ones in the bigger plates but, I’m so happy that they did have the pink and blue! I bought 7 of them. Guess how much I bought 13 plates for? Also, they are glass! They are not plastic, I know they kind of look plastic-y in my pictures. I bought them for $8.76 cents! Also, because I am a student, I got 10% off at my Goodwill near school! I asked the Goodwill about their different sales that they have and everyday I go there, I can get the 10% off discount. I am thrilled!ย 

Next, the purple toaster! I have to admit that I did not buy this in a thrift store… I bought it at Walmart. (Close enough, right? haha) But, I bought it at such a good price! I bought this toaster which is originally around $25 for $11! I think the purple is going to look so pretty with all of the decorations that I am putting up! P.S. keep your eyes on the lookout for my post about my decorations that I am putting up within these next few days. I am so excited! The other thing that I wanted to share with you guys is how I am actually using some of my past Thrifty Thursday products that I bought! You can see my famous yellow-green glass container! I bought these about a month ago, especially for my apartment. For a few of the containers, my dad actually came up with the idea of storing my K-Cups in them for my Keurig! Which of course I thought was ADORABLE. I am also using 2 of them for my makeup brushes!

Before I end my post, I just wanted to thank everyone with the support that I am receiving from all of you! Thank you to everyone who has told me they are avid readers and to everyone who has given my amazing compliments about my posts! I am so happy to hear that you are loving my posts, just as much as I LOVE posting them!ย 

XO,

Danie ๐Ÿ™‚