Clever storage ideas using household items and furniture

Summer Alaedeen, designer at Adeas Interior Design is back with another home decor and DIY post for our Summer Series. This time she’s helping us kick off the new year by helping us find purpose in repurposing! Read on to see how a little creativity can help you get organized in the new year.

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I remember the first year I attached ornaments and LED lights to my family’s gifts and everyone thought I was some kind of gift-wrapping genius. I didn’t think anything of it, I had a few extra flat ornaments and thought spelling out ‘Ho Ho Ho’ would be a nice touch (plus I mean, let’s be real – I love any project that involves a glue gun).

Funfetti Pumpkins

Introducing the world’s easiest and most feminine Halloween DIY: funfetti pumpkins. If you are a color enthusiast like myself, you will love having this pumpkin around the house. This took me all of 10 minutes and $5 to create.

Today is a Good Day for a Good Day

I’ve been binge watching Fixer Upper on Netflix and in season one of the series, the amazingly talented Joanna Gaines featured this saying in one of the episodes and it’s stuck with me since. I love using these natural wood slack hangers  to hang my favorite art, pictures, or sayings around the house in place of a frame.

Metallic Magnets

This DIY is a Pinterest staple. I’ve seen it pinned repeatedly for the last several years and since I’m always short on magnets on our fridge and I had this this metallic spray paint left over from two recent projects, I thought I’d give it a shot.  To do this, simply spray the magnets and let them dry overnight or for several hours before you use them.

Metallic Plant Stand & Branch

I have been a metallic painting maniac! I am always on the hunt for plant stands and they are so expensive, even at places like Target so I was over the moon when I found a simple style at Goodwill for $3. I initially was going to paint it white but thought a metallic copper would contrast well with green.

DIY: Travel Board

When my husband and I visited the Biscuit House in Nashville, we spotted a map covered with push pins as a way for customers to identify where they were visiting from. I loved this idea and thought it would be cool to do a similar project at home identifying all of the places we’ve traveled, especially since with my husband being on the road touring so much.

Decorating with Houseplants

Decorating with plants if one my favorite things to do around the house. I’ve replaced many of our knick knacks with plants and succulents over the last year and I couldn’t be happier with this decision. Plants are not only inviting and good for the air in your house, but they are inexpensive and totally making a decor comeback.