My Whimsical Outdoor Christmas Tree


Ever since I planted my evergreen trees in my backyard few years back, I always envisioned some of them being decorated for the Holidays. It never happened though; until this year. The weather was nice and warm last days of November, so I decided that I would take advantage of this weather and decorate one of my backyard trees.

Before starting to decorate I had to come up with a theme, and this part was a bit challenging. I wanted a theme that would be interesting, unusual and fun at the same time, and I had no idea what would that be.

How I came up with the idea is a funny story itself. I was shopping for good deals this past Black Friday, and I happened to find beautiful knitted hats on sale. The store offered a big discount on hats and they were all mixed up in a huge tall bin. The challenge was now to find the red coloured ones only. It took me almost an hour until I found a dozen of them, and then I just stopped because my back was hurting from digging in that deep box full of hats.

So my friends, this is how I came up with the decorating theme for my outdoor Christmas tree. I thought that knitted hats for outside decor make sense. They reflect warmth and relaxation, just what we need during a Holiday season.

To add the festive touch to these hats, using a glue gun, I added a white deer ornament to each of them and some white fur at the top.


To add more to the festive look I made some weather proof cartoon boxes by wrapping them with the plastic foil first and then wrapped them with another layer of decorative fabric, so they would resist the rain and snow.


I decorated the tree mostly with white ornaments, white and gold ribbon and added a lot of white snowflakes, and lastly I hung the red knitted hats.

The addition of hats on the tree made it look so whimsical and so fun.

My backyard this year is looking prepared for the Holidays!


And most important thing: my furry best friend IMMO is loving it!

How about you? Did you start with your Holiday decoration yet? Busy and don’t have time to tackle it? Staff at BESA GM Interiors can help you with your Holiday Decor needs! Make your appointment today by contacting us through our e mail besagmblog@gmail.com! We would be happy to help you get the best Holiday Decor ever.

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Besa

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Decorating Around a TV – DIY Project


Earlier, when TVs were enormous and bulky, decorating around them represented a real challenge. Luckily, these days although the sizes of TV sets may be large, they come in very flat and thin shape making it much easier to decorate around them.

There are plenty of ways to style a media stand, however one of my favourite looks is a symmetrical art display around the TV and this is what I did a few days ago for a small living room project in a rental apartment.

The console holding the TV was a classic piece of furniture, and I wanted to create a decorating concept that would somehow relate to this piece of furniture.

However, I also wanted to maintain and apply the eclectic decorating style that I am inclined of. Having this in mind, I decided that I would create a modern wall art pieces, but I would hang them in an old fashioned way so they would,in a way, somehow relate to the classic style of the console.

To create this look I used inexpensive black frames,lined them with off white card stock paper:

inserted a 5 cm wide black self adhesive paper at the centre;

glued a dried spring of eucalyptus on top;

and assembled the frame;

At the back I stapled two pieces of ribbon at each end and tied a bow at the top, and after hanging the first one on the wall I thought they looked so fun and eclectic.

It was a super easy decorating project, but the impact it had on this rather small living room was huge. The room now looks grand and large and everybody just loves it.




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Dinning Spot Transformation

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Apartment sizes have lately shrunk drastically, especially those located in big cities. Spare square footage has become a real luxury, so most people are left with an option of “living small”. Furnishing a tiny apartment is quite challenging, especially if you already own furniture which may or may not fit nicely in your new tiny space.

However, no matter of how challenging the furnishing of a small space may be, if you apply a good design, you ma create a feeling of “living big” even in a tiniest apartment space.

Lately, I was involved in an open plan living room project (in a tiny apartment), where I had to fit an existing dinning room table and chairs in a tiny kitchen space; and I also challenged myself to make this space look much bigger, elegant and stylish.

To achieve the bigger space effect I used stripes.

I had a small amount of black leftover paint from a previous project which was just enough to add a few horizontal stripes to the wall where I was planning to fit the dinning table.

Within few hours of light work this spot changed dramatically to this:


For the wall decor I created this three-dimensional wall art.

A simple project where I used existing frames and on top of the glass I glued a set of cutlery. For special effect and to add some colour, I used a red frame, backing of which was removed so the stripe on the wall would be visible.

I used a checked black and white table runner. Black stripes of the runner run opposite of the wall stripes so they create another depth. Adding some table decor made the dining spot look richer and more inviting.

With a few design tricks, within few hours this space looks bigger, prettier and more inviting, so the moral of this post is: You can “live big” in a small space if you apply a good design.




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Besa

Attic Space Makeover

Attics are usually unfinished spaces known for being either neglected or cluttered. Almost everyone who owns such a space tends to keep sending there all those unused items that one is reluctant to throw them away. However some, who are in a possession of an attic, are not faced with the clutter or neglect issue, but rather are lacking either a working or living space. Finishing this space up costs money and this is why usually people keep postponing tackling such projects.

Nevertheless, in case you are in a need of an extra space, the lack of financial means doesn’t have to be the major issue of not tackling an attic project.

By being creative and with the use of some DIY skills you can turn your bare attic into a very stylish space.

This is an example of an attic space that I managed to turn into a very stylish space, in less than 24 hours spending only a few euros.

To achieve this look I used a roll of white table cover paper to hide the bare front wall. The side attic openings were treated with white second hand curtains. The floor was covered in black sheet of plastic that is used in agriculture.

The used furniture pieces were repurposed and remodelled to fit the overall design.

As the attic lacks natural light more artificial light was aded to make the space a bit brighter.

So don’t let your mudroom, basement or garage fall victim to clutter and neglect. Update your specialty rooms with these money-saving ideas or call a professional to help you complete your projects.

We are here to help. Write us at besagmblog@gmail.com to check how we may contribute in completing your projects.
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Boho Chic Picnic


It seems that this year we are going to have an extended summer. With temperatures hitting as high as 30 centigrade almost every day, it would not be a bad idea to plan a picnic. Who doesn’t love kicking back to eat delicious food in the sunshine with good company?

This is what we did on several occasions last year together with my mom, sister and my nephew. Since we really enjoy picnicking, I’d like to contribute some tips and tricks to help you host a perfect picnic .

Location
You can have a picnic pretty much anywhere, but your choice of setting is one of the most important considerations when planning your picnic.

Do you want to hike to a picturesque spot, connecting with nature ? If so, get your walking boots on and pack light, taking only the essentials in a rucksack; food, drink and a blanket to sit on!

Do you want to dine in a place with wooden picnic benches to avoid sitting on the ground? If so, you can take more with you as, most probably, there’ll be parking close by.

As far as location is concerned, you could even have a picnic in your own garden or backyard if you don’t have much time to spare. Prepare your picnic as you would if you were visiting a park! This is what we did in one of the occasions. We picnicked in one of the corners of my backyard, and we had so much fun!

Comfort is key
A picnic is the ultimate chill out so it’s important that comfort is one of your main considerations.
A picnic isn’t a picnic without a blanket, and it is advisable if it is waterproof. You can buy a cheap shower curtain at a dollar store and place it underneath the blanket to instantly waterproof it. Scatter the blanket with cushions from your sofa for an instant boho chic vibe.

For our picnic I used my oversized decorative sofa cushions and instead of a blanket I used my patio carpet which is for an outdoor use. The use of these cushions gave this picnic that boho chic vibe.

Food, Glorious Food
Food is a must for every picnic, so bring cold dishes that do not require reheating, sweets and do not forget fruits.

No picnic is complete without drinks. Opt for refreshing homemade drinks like lemonade or nonalcoholic cocktails containing mint and other refreshing herbs.

Styling
To enhance the enjoyment of your picnic experience, you may want to do a bit of styling of the picnic venue.

Inject lots of color into your picnic with plenty of hot pink, navy and other colors of your choice.

Keep the bugs away with giant citronella candles and set out your summer snacks on mix and match china plates.

Fill a vase with your favourite flowers and serve up a batch of your favourite drink in a cool carafe. Put a string of solar lights, just in case you will stay longer until it gets dark.

The fall is already here and there are only e few warm, sunny days left to enjoy this year; so, grab your picnic basket, a blanket, pack up your favourite snacks and fruit, some decorative accessories, find a nice, shady spot for your picnic and enjoy it. It is so much fun, as these photos can tell!


Thank you for reading,

Besa

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My Pergola Design


I am happy that my pergola project, which started 3 years ago, finally came to an end this summer.

My summer house has two fair size patios and each of them provides shade in different times of day. One is good to use in the mornings, up to the midday, while the other one (shown in the photos) is shady and cool in the afternoons.

However, both patios did not have any visual appeal and seemed so uninviting, boring and without any personality. Owning this place for about 14 years, it was about the time that I had to do some changes and infuse a bit of personality to the outdoor space so it would look more inviting and homy.

Four years ago I started with a simple pergola design sketch, and headed to different local carpenter businesses. All of the businesses that I contacted seemed to be willing to take up the job, but their quotes were nothing less than an overcharge. Not getting a god deal made me postpone this project for another year, and that is what I did.

Previous summer I was lucky to find a good carpenter that gave me a good deal, but I had to wait all summer for him to get his job done. By the end of the summer season last year, the pergola structures were erected in both patios, but unfortunately I did not get to enjoy them as the summer season was ove and I had to get back home.

Finally, this year the whole pergola project was completed fully and I got to enjoy the outdoors in my summer house at max.

In order to add some extra shade to the patio I covered the open roof of pergola with 80 cm wide white fabric.

Each stripe of fabric was cut and hemmed with a special polyester thread which is resistant to UV rays. Each end of the fabric stripe was hemmed with navy fabric cut in bias. This small detail added a very stylish and sophisticated look to the whole structure.

The pergola now acts as a canopy over our dining table, providing both shade and intimacy.

Our patio is much more inviting now and it seems like we have more livable space as compared to before.

No doubt that pergola has created a shady retreat to our patio and, moreover it serves as a major landscaping element to our backyard.

I couldn’t be more happier with the result. I am loving it!

Do you or anyone else you know has a living or working space that is in a need of a makeover? If so write at besagmblog@gmail.com , send the pics of your place and we will take it from there! We would love to help you creating an inviting space, with a lot of visual appeal and personality for less!

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Besa

DIY Gold Wall Clock- How I Did It


I get many questions in relation to how I DIY-ed the gold oversized clock used as an accessory for my niece’s bedroom makeover project.

It was an easy DIY done supper fast and,since I found some pictures during the proccess, I am happy to share this project with all my readers.

I used a simple round clock diameter 60 cm, bought in a local supermarket. It was un ugly wall clock, but I already had a picture in my mind on how it will look after I put my hands on it.

Using a screwdriver I took it all apart for making it ready for spray painting.

I started by spray painting the clock frame .

Further, I replaced the clock face, that had roman numbers, with a stock paper spray painted in gold.

Instead of numbers I placed self adhesive black dots, which in fact are the floor protectors used for furniture legs.

Lastly I put back the clock arrows and screwed together other parts of the clock.

It was a super easy DIY project, but with a great impact in the whole design of the room.

Ore Muri – Si T’a Beni Vet

Si pergjigje e shume pyetjeve nga lexuesit lidhur me ate se si e bera oren e murit te perdorur si aksesor ne disajnin e dhomes per mbesen time, dhe pasi i gjeta disa foto nga ky proces, ndihem e gezuar qe me lexuesit e bllogut tim t’i ndaje detajet e ketije projekti.

Ishe nje projekt i lehte i stilit Beje Vet (BV).

E perdora nje ore muri me diameter 60 cm, te blere ne nje nga supermarketet lokale. Nje ore qe dukej mjaft joatraktive, por per te cilen une e kisha vizonin se si do te dukej pas intervenimit tim.

Me nje kaqavide e qmontova oren ne teresi per ta pergatitur per ngjyrosje.

Fillova me ngjyrosjen e pjeseve te jashtme te ores me spray ngjyre ari.

Fytyren e ores me numrat romak e zevendesova me nje cope letre hamer te ngjyrosur me spray ngjyre ari dhe ne vend te numrave vendosa rathe te zi gome, qe ne te vertete jane mbrojtes te dyshemes qe vendosen ne kembet e karrigave apo mobiljeve te ndryshme.

Se fundi i vendosa akrepat e ores dhe lidha me kaqavide pjeset tjera te ores, dhe kjo ishte e tera.

Ishte nje projekt shume i lehte i stilit BV dhe qe beri nje impakt te vecante ne dizajnin e dhomes.

Nese inspiroheni te beni dic te tille, deshiroi qe te me shkruani dhe te dergoni foto se si doli projekti juaj.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe!

Besa

Bar Stool Covers For Instant Temporary Transformation


Even though my kitchen leather barstools were in a perfect shape, I wanted to give them a new trendy look.

Being covered in leather, they are so easy to maintain; you just wipe them clean once in a while and they stay spotless.

While I love the easy maintenance side of leather I wasn’t loving their boring look so I had to do something which would make my stools supper cool without jeopardising the aspect of easy maintenance.

I came up with a solution; making separate slipcovers for my leather kitchen stools. I made separate slipcovers for the backs and the seats of the stools. I will be using slipcovers for the backs most of the times and, depending on the mood, i will be using those for the seats also.

The cool black and white brushstroke design fabric design was a perfect solution for achieving a supper cool look. The possibility to use slipcovers separately was also a good idea, and the fabric I chose very well combined with existing leather.

To make slipcovers I used pin fit method for each stool, and then I sew them together. They came perfect and really brought a new vibe to my kitchen.

My kitchen is spring ready! How about yours?

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Mbeshtjellset e perkohshme te karrigeve per nje ndryshim instant te pamjes se tyre

Edhepse karriget e shankut te kuzhines ishin ne gjendje perfekte, deshiroja qe atyre tu ipja nje pamje te re e qe eshte ne trend.

Karriget egzistuese te mbeshtjella me lekure jane shume lehte per mirembajtje, pasi qe pastrohen lehte dhe shpejte me nje lecke gjysem te lagur.

Megjithate, edhepse me pelqen menyra e lehte e pastrimit te materialit te lekures, nuk me pelqente pamja e merzitshme e tyre ashtu qe deshiroja te beja dicka me keto karriga, por duke mos e vene ne pyetje aspektin e lehte te mirembajtjes se tyre.

Si zgidhje erdha me iden e qepjes se mbeshtjellseve nga nje material me nje dizajn i cili eshte shume i popullarizuar koheve te fundit. I qepa mbeshtjellset e ndara per ulese dhe per mbeshtetese te karrigeve, dhe te cilat do t’e perdoren ndaras ose se bashku varesisht nga disponimi. Materiali i perdorur kombinohet shume bukur me lekuren egzistuese te karrigeve, andaj edhe perdorimi vetem i mbeshteteseve te qepura nga materiali e bene nje kombinim te bukur dhe praktik.

Mbeshtjellset e qepura dolen per bukuri, dhe sollen nje pamje te re dhe super moderne ne kuzhine.

Kjo kuzhine tani eshte gati per pranvere! A eshte edhe kuzhina e juaj gati per pranvere?

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Besa

DIY Spring Flowering Bulb Arrangement

I love spring! This winter was pretty harsh here in Pristina, Kosova and even though the spring is just around the corner I am impatiently awaiting for the weather to improve, and to start seeing all those pretty bulbs make their way through the soil, and prettify my garden.

However, this does not mean that I had to wait and do nothing until spring comes! Last weekend I picked up a couple of vases filled with hyacinth in a local market and rearranged them in hurricane vases. They came pretty nice and really turned my home on a spring mode. They look pretty and have filled my home with a beautiful scent.

To make this arrangement you will need:

hurricane vase or any other glass vase
white sand
any kind of flowering bulbs – I used hyacinth bulbs

Place a generous amount of sand in a vase. Make a shallow hole in the middle of the sand, and place the bulbs. Add some remaining soil to fill the gaps between bulbs, and you are done.


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Besa

Beje Vet – Aranzhman pranveror i zymbylit

Me pelqen shume stina e pranveres! Ky dimer ishte shume i ftohet dhe i gjate ne Prishtine, Kosove e edhe pse pranvera gati sa nuk ka ardhe, une me padurim jam duke pritur qe koha te permirsohet dhe ti shof te gjitha ato lule te bukura pranverore, qe i mbolla ne vjeshte, te ken mugulluar dhe te jen qele per t’a zubukuru kopshtin tim.

Megjithate, kjo nuk do te thot se une duhej te mbetesha pa bere gje ne pritje te pranveres. Vikendin qe shkoj i bleva dy saksi me zymbyla te posa dale nga bulbat e qe shpejt filluan te qelin. E bera rearanxhmanin e tyre duke i voendosur ne vazo te gjata qelqi. Dolen shume bukur dhe vertet e sollen pranveren brenda shtepise e posaqerisht e mbushen tere shtepine me ere te kendshme pranverore.

Per t’a bere nje aranzhman te tille ju nevojiten:

vazo e gjate qelqi
zalle me ngjyre te qelte
cfardo lloj lule pranverore nga bulbat- une perodora zymbyla

Vendos nje sasi te konsiderueshme te zallit ne vazo. Beje nje vrime te ceket ne zalle dhe vendosi lulet. Shto sasi te vogel te dheut per t’i mbushur zbrazetirat ne mes te bulbave, dhe aranzhmani i luleve eshte gati.

Faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe,

Besa

How To Celebrate a Valentine’s Day At Home

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There are a million ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some people keep it classic with a romantic date night, and some make it all about the kids….This year, would be a great idea to have a casual and festive dinner party with family and friends – this heartfelt holiday doesn’t have to be all about romance. Plan a simple menu, play a fun game featuring your favorite love songs, and celebrate LOVE.

Here are a few tips for making your Valentine’s Day party festive and fun at home:

Use something unexpected… meaning, put a unique twist on Valentine’s Day decor. For example, use or decorate ordinary home items to use them as backdrop or table decor. For this featured decor, I decorated a simple black tray with pink roses made from kitchen paper napkins, lined it with a marble contact paper and it turned quite pretty. It really made a big impact in the whole decorating scheme, so I decided to share the tutorial in my previous post.

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Mix and match your china to achieve that casual and fun look. Use unusual items as centrepiece, like these gravy bowls, and a red cup used as a vase.
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Do not be afraid to use what you find around the house; you will be surprised how things will beautifully come together once you are done with with decorating.
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Show the love – A welcoming table inspires a casual and comfortable vibe for guests. Add a “sweet touch” by placing a golden heart sticker to the glasses, so guests feel the love as soon as they sit down. Also decorate the dining chairs with DIY puffy hearts, tutorial of which I shared here.
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Serve up selection of dishes. Create a menu consisting of various items or suggest guests bring a side dish to turn your dinner or brunch into a potluck! Remember to ask everyone in advance what they’ll bring so you don’t end up with a menu of only sweet or savory items.
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Happy Valentine’s Day good people!

Besa

Si t’a kremtoni diten e Shen Valentinit ne shtepi

Ka qindra menyra se si te kremtohet dita e Shen Valentinit. Disa e preferojne ate menyren klasike me nje darke romantike ne ndonje restoran, disa kremtojne me femijet e tyre etj. Kete vit ndoshta do ishte ide e mire shenimi i kesaje dite me nje darke jo formale e festive me familjen dhe shoqerine – kjo kremte nuk duhet te jet ekskluzivisht romantike. Planifikoni nje meny te thjeshte, shkembeni tregime kur jeni ndier te dashtun nga familja dhe shoqeria si dhe kur dhe keni shpreh dashni, degjoni kenge qe ju perkujtojne ato momente, dhe me nje fjale kremtoni DASHNINe.

Ja edhe disa keshilla praktike qe kremta te cilen e organizoni te duket me festive dhe qe te sjelle kenaqesi tek te gjite te pranishmit:

Krijoni dekore te papritura ….kjo nenkupton, beni dekore te pazakonta per kremten e Shen Valentinit. Per shembull, perdorni ose dekoroni gjesendet e zakonshme shtepiake e cilat do ti perdorni ne dekorin e prapavise se tavolines ose si dekor qendror te tavolines. Per kete dekor une e dekorova nje tabake te rrumbullaket ne skajet e se ciles vendosa lule rose te punuara nga salvetat e kuzhines. Gjithashtu, tabaken e mbeshtolla me leter vetengjitese me dukje te mermerit dhe ne mes vendosa nje zemer ngjyre ari. Kjo me te vertete beri nje impakt te madh ne dekorin e gjithmbarshem, andaje edhe i postova ketu instrukcionet se si mund t’a beni edhe ju nje te tille.

Beni kombinime te ndryshme te pjatave qe i keni qe te krijoni
dukje jo formale te tavolines. Perdorni gjesende jo te zakonshme per dekorin qendror te tavolines; ja si keto ene per salce si dhe nje filgjan i kuq i perdorur si vazo. Mos keni frike te perdorni gjesende qe i gjeni neper dollape ose sirtare perreth shtepise; do te befasoheni se cfare do te gjeni ne shtepi dhe se si gjerat do te lidhen bukur kur te keni perfunduar me dekorimin.

Tregoni dashni – Nje tavoline jo formale e mikepritese ne dekorimin e se ciles inkorporoni simbole te kesaje kremte, ZEMRAT, vertet se do t’i beje te pranishmit te ndihen shlire dhe te lumtur. Vendosni detaje te lezetshme si keto zemra vetengjitese ne gotat e pijes, si dhe keto zemra te kuqe te punuara me material dhe te cilat mund t’i vendosni ne karrika dhe kudo tjeter. Ato mund t’i punoni vet duke u sherbyer me instrukcionet te cilat i kam postuar vitin e kaluar ketu.

Sherbeni ushqime te llojllojshme dhe te lehta – Krioni nje meny qe konsiston ne ushqime te llojllojshme ose e beni nje lloj pjate kryesore vet dhe kerkoni nga te tjeret te bien pjata anesore keshtu qe edhe asnjeri nuk do te lodhet shume me pregaditjen e ushqimit dhe secili do te kenaqet me ndejen. Eshte mire qe paraprakisht te konsultohet secili se cfare do te sjelle ne menyre qe mos te perfundojme vetem me embelsira ose vetem me gjellera.
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Gezuar Shen Velentini!

Besa