Hanging Shelves – An Easy and Quick DIY Project

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Almost thirty years ago, when my husband and I were renovating and decorating our first condo, we pretty much drained our budget with the first two purchases: kitchen cabinets and living room furniture. In fact, not only we drained our entire budget, but we had to pay for the purchases in instalments for one long year. Our budget was drained and our condo looked pretty much empty without any decorative items. However, I wasn’t prepared to live in an empty looking space so I started a series of DIY projects to make our condo a functional, well decorated and happy living space.

The first DIY in our first condo was creating a much needed shelf in our bathroom to put our toiletries, towels, toilet paper etc. I DIY-ed a hanging shelf then from a leftover long board from the kitchen install using a long piece of rope that we already had. THe created shelf was a completely free item which turned so stylish and chic, and for us was a life saver as it gathered all necessary bath stuff.

These days also, I did a few hanging shelves which I needed for a project, and I want to share them with you the process so you may get inspired to make them too. It is an easy and supper fast project that can be finished in less than an hour.

For this project you need a piece of board 45 cm long 15 cm wide (any size will work), cord, a ring, measuring tape to mark the openings for holes, drill for the holes, scissors to cut the cord.
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First you mark the holes and drill through the marks.
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To hang your shelf, cut two pieces of cord to your desired length, remembering to leave room for the knotted ends. I cut 2 pieces of 1 metre cord.

Fold the two pieces in half, and place the folded end underneath the metal ring.
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Pull the folded end over the metal ring, then pull the rest of the cord up and through the loop.


Separate two of the strands. Pull each strand through one of the drill holes. Repeat on the other side.


Adjust the length of the cord to make your shelves hang as high or low as you want. Then, tie knots at the end of each piece of cord. Trim off the excess cord if needed, and hang your shelf.
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The result is a simple design that makes a big impact in your space, and the most important thing is that you did it yourself!
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If you make one please share it with me. I would love to see how your’s turned out.

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Raftet Varese – Nje projekt “Beje Vet” i shpejte dhe i lehte

Gati tridhjet vite me pare, kur une dhe bashkeshorti im ishim duke e renovuar banesen tone te pare, e kishim hargjuar pothuajse tere fondin e parave te nevojshme per renovim dhe mobilim pas blerjes se elementeve te kuzhines dhe kolltuqeve te dhomes se dites. Jo vetem qe i hargjuam te gjitha parat, por pjesen me te madhe te blerjeve u dasht qe t’a paguajm me keste per nje vit. Pasi qe pothuajse e kishim shterur bugjetin tone per ate vit, mundesit per te blere gjera dekorative per zbukurimin e baneses ishin te vogla. Megjithate, une nuk isha e pergatitur te jetoj ne nje vend te padekoruar bukur i cili edhepse i mobiluar dukej si i zbrazet dhe pa jete; keshtu qe fillova me nje vazhde te projekteve te tipit Beje Vet (DIY) ne menyre qe t’i beja hapsirat e baneses sone me funkcionale dhe te dekoruara bukur.

Projekti i pare i tipit Beje Vet ne banesen tone ishte punimi i nje rafti vares ne banjon tone i cili ishte me se i nevojshem per vendosjen e toileteris, peshkirave, letres toalet etj. Une e punova atehere nje rafte te tille vares duke e perdorur nje derrase e cila kishte tepruar nga instalimi i kuzhines, si dhe nga nje cope litari te cilin veqme e kishim. Rafti te cilin e krijova ishte nje gjesend qe nuk kushtoi asnje cent ( dinar ne ate kohe) dhe i cili rezultoi te jet shume i bukur dhe funkcional pasi qe ne te i grumbulluam te gjitha gjesented e nevojshme te toaletit.

Keto dite, duke e involvu metoden Beje Vet, i punova disa rafte te tilla varese per nje projekt ne te cilin jam duke punuar dhe do t’a ndaj me ju, lexuesit e ketije bllogu, procesin e punes se krijimit te ketyre rafteve duke shpresuar qe kjo te ju inpsiroj qe edhe ju VET ta beni nje te tille. Ishte nje projekt shume i lehte dhe i shpejte i cili u kompletua per me pak se nje ore.

Materiali i nevojshem per kete projekt eshte nje cope derase me gjatesi 45 cm dhe gjeresi 15 cm (ose cfardo gjatesie ose gjeresie qe ju konvenon), nje unaze cfardo madhesije, litar ose cfardo shiriti tjeter sipas deshires, metri per caktimin e vrimave, drilli per hapjen e vrimave, gersheret per keputjen e litarit.

Se pari i beni me shenje poziten ku do te hapen vrimat (ne kater skajet anesore te derrases) dhe me drill elektrik i hapni vrimat. Madhesija e vrimes duhet te korespondoj me trashesine e litarit.

Per t’a krijuar pjesen varese te raftit, i preni dy fije te litarit ne gjatesi te cilen e deshironi, duke pase parasyshe qe te shtoni edhe pake gjatesi per nyjet qe do te lidhen perfundi derrases. Per kete projekt une i keputa dy fije te 1 meter gjatesi.

Te dy fijet i beni bashk dhe i paloni ne mes duke e krijuar keshtu nje vegez siper se ciles e vendosni unazen.

E terhiqni pakez vegezen e krijuar nga unaza dhe neper te i kaloni fijet e litarit.

I terhiqni fijet fort ne drejtim te unazes ne menyre qe ta beni nje nyje
I ndani nga dy fije ne secilen ane. E kaloni secilen fije pertej seciles vrime ne te dy anet.

Bejeni nivelizimin e fijeve te litarit ne menyre qe raftet t’i varni ne lartesine e deshiruar, dhe pastaje secilen fije te kaluar neper vrime e lidhni ne nyje. I preni pjeset e teperta te fijeve nese ka nevoje, dhe e beni varjen e raftit.

Rezultati eshte: nje dizajn i thjeshte qe bene impakt te madh ne hapsiren tuaj, dhe me e rendesishmja Ju e keni bere VET.

Nese e Beni Vet nje te tille ju lutem me thuani se si doli i juaji.

Ne Miremengjesi Kosove – RTK live, ku per shiquesit e ketije programi bera prezentiminnse si mund t’a punojme vet nje raft vares!


Ju faleminderit qe e vizituat kete blog!

Besa

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How to Style a Coffee Table


Every functional living room has or needs a coffee table. It is a necessary furnishing item in a room where we place our drinks, remotes, magazines or our books while reading etc. Since in most households the coffee table might be also a focal point of the room, it is a good idea to dress it up nicely so, beside its functionality, the well decorated table will bring some style and personality into a room.

What to consider when styling a coffee table?

There are no strict rules as how to decorate a coffee table, as this always depends from the life style, creativity of a person, and other personal preferences for the coffee table use; however, for all those who aspire to have a well curated coffee table look it is good to know where to start to achieve that look.

Decorating a coffee table is really simple, and you don’t need to go shopping for decorative items for coffee table decor. In most of the cases you can find those around the house.

Few things that are a good idea on a coffee table and which you may already have:

Books

Books, specially those that inspire you or are a good conversation starters are always a god idea for a table decor. Stack them together so to create height and create visual interest. Way to stack the books together for a great look is to go with the largest one at the bottom and continue with the smaller at the top; this way we create height and add visual interest. While stacking them it is always good to look how those will look from the sides.

Tray
Tray is another classic item when it comes to table decorating.
A tray serves both a practical and stylish purpose by showcasing your favorite small finds while also making them easily removable should you need to clear the surface for entertaining. A tray is also useful for giving structure and symmetry to a freeform table.

Candles
Candles are another classic decorative item in coffee table decor. They create a warm ambiance, especially some good scented ones, so it is a good idea to incorporate them in our table decor. They come on various forms and styles making it possible to add a proportion, texture, height and style to a coffee table. When using scented candles I recommend not to use two or more different scented candles at a time as sometimes different scents mixed together may create a bad smell, thus ruining the enjoyment.

Flowers and Plants
It is non disputable fact that nobody can go wrong by using fresh cut flowers in table decor; and in my opinion, flowers should be a must in any coffee table decor. Flowers and plants add natural texture and color, and even the dullest coffee table may look pretty and styled by using a bunch of fresh cut flowers or a nice planted one.


Accessorise and Keep It Personal

To create a stylish and meaningful coffee table decor, beside adding accessories that are also functional, consider adding an item which is personal to you as a homeowner. Personal items, such as small items for your memorable travels or vacations, an inherited item of a sentimental value etc. are a good conversation starters and make your coffee table decor look unique and personalised.

So if you if you take into consideration the above tips such us using decorative items which vary on height ( created by a stack of books, flower vases , candles), using texture ( flowers and items with different forms and finishes) and by adding something personal, you are, without doubt, on a good track to create a great coffee table decor.

Update: My appearance at RTK Live – Morning Show chatting about this topic

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Besa

Si t’a dekorojme tavolinen e kafes

Secila dhome funkcionale e dites e ka nje tavoline te kafes ose, nese nuk e ka, i nevojtet nje e tille. Eshte nje vend i domosdoshem ku mund ti vendosim gotat e pijeve gjat konsumimit te tyre, pastaje librat ose revistat e ndryshme si dhe teledirigjuesin e tv’s etj., dhe kjo ka te beje me ate pjesen funkcionale e tavolines se kafes. Pasi tek shumica kjo tavoline munde te jet edhe pjesa fokale ne dhome, atehere do te ishte ide e mire qe ate t’a dekorojme bukur, ne menyre qe perpos funkcionalitetit, dekori i saje do te sjelle stil dhe personalitet ne ate hapsire.

Cfare te konisderojme me rastin e dekorimit te tavolines se kafes?

Nuk egzistojne regulla specifike se si te behet dekori i nje tavoline te kafes, sepse kjo gjithehere varet nga stili i jeteses se personit, kreativitetit, preferencave personale etj.; megjithate, per te gjith ata te cilet deshirojne ta ken nje pamje te kuruar te tavolines se tyre te kafes, atehere eshte mire te dijne se nga t’ja fillojne per t’a arijtur nje dekor te bukur qe ata ose ato e aspirojne.

Edhepse per disa dekori i tavolines eshte art ne vete, per te gith ata te cilet deshirojne qe ta ken nje dekor jo edhe aq extravagant, dekorimi i nje tavolineje te kafes eshte shume i lehte; dhe, shumica prej nesh nuk kan nevoje qe domosdoshmerisht te blejne gjesende dekori per kete qellim. Ne shumicen e rasteve ato gjesende dekorative do ti gjejne ne shtepi.

Disa gjesende te cilat do te ishte ide e mire qe ti perdorim ne dekorin e tavolines se kafes e te cilat mund ti keni ne shtepi:

Librat
Librat, e posaqerisht ata qe na inspirojne ose jane inicues te mire te bisedes, jane gjithehere ide e mire qe te jene pjese perberse e dekorit ne tavolinen e kafes. Dhe libra kemi qe te gjithe, edhe pse ndoshta jo ato nder me luksozet te botuar enkas per t’i vendos siper tavolines se kafes. Lbrat e perzgjedhur I radhisim njerin siper tjetrit ne menyre horizontale duke filluar nga me i madhi i vendosur ne pjesen e poshtme, dhe duke vazhduar me te vegjlit siper; ne kete menyre ne krijojme lartesi dhe interesim visual. Gjate radhitjes se tyre eshte mire te shiqojme se si po perputhen ngjyrat e kopertinave dhe si duket radhitja nga anet tjera.

Tabaka
Tabaka eshte nje element poashtu klasik dekorativ per sa i perket dekorit te tavolines se kafes. Ajo e ka edhe ate elementin funkcional e edhe dekorues ne tavolinen e kafes, pasi qe ne te mund te vendosim gjesende te ndryshme dekoruese e qe krijojne simetri dhe strukture ne tavoline; si dhe ne anen tjeter e bene te mundur qe ti largojme shpejte te gjitha dekoret ne tavoline duke e menjanuar tabaken ne rastet kur na nevojitet tavolina per shfrytezim (p. sh. lojra me miq dhe familje si shahu, letrat etj.)

Qirinjet
Qirinjet jane nje tjeter element dekorues shume te perdorur siper tavolines se kafes. Perdorimi i tyre krijon nje ambient te ngrohte, e sidomos perdorimi i qirinjeve aromatik, andaje eshte mire qe t’i inkorporojme qirinjet ne dekorin e tavolines. Ata i gjejme ne forma dhe madhesi te ndryshme duke e bere keshtu te mundshme qe me perdorimin e tyre te shtojme proporcion, stil, lartesi dhe teksture ne dekorin e tavolines. Nese perdorim qirinje aromatik, atehere rekomandoj qe te kemi kujdes dhe mos ti ndezim ne te njejten kohe qirinjet me aroma te ndryshme, pasi qe aromat e tyre mund te mos lidhen mire me njera tjetren dhe si pasoje te kemi nje ere te pakendshme qe pastaje e prishe ate ndjenjen e kenaqesis se perdorimit te tyre.

Lulet e fresketa dhe ato ne saksi
Eshte fakt i pamohueshem se askush nuk mund te gaboj me inkorporimin e luleve ne dekorin e tavolines se kafes dhe, sipas mendimit tim, perorimimi i luleve te fresketa do duhej te ishte imperativ ne dekorin e tavolines. Lulet e fresketa dhe ato ne saksi shtojne teksture dhe ngjyre, ashtu qe edhe tavolina me e thjeshte dhe mbase edhe me e vjetruara do te duket e bukur, e fresket dhe me stil nese ne te eshte e vendosure nje buqete lulesh ose ndonje lule ne saksi.

Akcesorizimi dhe personalizimi

Per nje dekor me shume stil rekomandoj te behet akcesorizimi me gjesende dekoruese te cilat perpos qe munde t’a ken nje funkcion ne tavoline, ato kan edhe nje sentiment per ju. Keto munde te jen gjesende interesante te sjella nga ndonje udhetim, ndonje gjesend i trasheguar nga familja, ose gjera te tilla personale te cilat munde the jen gjithashtu edhe inicues te bisedes, dhe per me teper e bejne qe dekori i tavolines s’uaj te kafes te duket me unik dhe i personalizuar.

Andaj, nese i merni parasysh keshillat e siperme s’i; perdorimi i gjesendeve dekoruese te lartesive te ndryshme (qe munde te arrihet me perdorimin e librave te radhitur njeri siper tjetrit, vazo te ndryshme, qirinjeve me lartesi te ndryshme); perdorimi i teksturave (lulet e fresketa dhe ato ne saksi, si dhe gjesendet me forma dhe finishe te ndryshme), si dhe duke e inkorporuar ndonje gjesend personal ne ate dekor, padyshim se ju jeni ne rruge te mire per te krijuar nje dekor mbreselenes te tavolines s’uaj te kafes.

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Besa

Reading Corner – How to Set It Up


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The summer weather started fading and leaves will soon change color, so it’s time to gear up for cold and cozy fall and winter weather. For many people, this means picking up a pumpkin spice latte, starting a fire, and, if you’re lucky, curling up under a blanket with a good book.

Is there anything better than reading a good book while you are tilted in your favorite comfortable chair, away from reality and everyday stressful life in the fantastic adventures of literary stories and worlds? I think there isn’t, so why not setting up a reading nook for that matter!

Creating a reading nook in your home will prove to be one of the most rewarding interior decisions. It will always serve as a cozy getaway within your home, an invitation to wind down and relax after a stressful day and a motivation to get started on that big pile of books that’s been sitting on your coffee table!

Tipps for Creating a Reading Corner

Location
There are a few great options for creating a reading corner. Some people like to choose a  space under the stairs to convert, and others like to choose a window seat that gets tons of natural light. Even a closet can be converted into a reading corner. Make sure that your planned area will blend well with the aesthetic of your home.

Pick the Right Spot for a Reading Corner
Reading corners take up a very little footage space. The right spot can be an unused corner in your bedroom, living room or even extra space in a hallway. Before you pick a spot for your reading nook, consider how you feel in the space: Can you make it cozy and comfortable? Will it be quiet? And if you’re cramped and in a space with a lot of interruptions, it will be difficult to get comfortable and focus.

Seating
The key word for your reading corner is comfort. Create comfortable seating area that allows you to relax and to get lost in the pages of a book. Try to keep the style of the chair similar to the surrounding furnishings, but be open to shape and color and consider reupholstering a favorite chair. A chaise lounge will allow you to stretch out, while a cozy chair with foot rest or recliner may work with the room better.

Lighting
While a reading nook with a lot of natural light works best, a good reading lamp or wall sconce can create the cozy feel your space needs. So try a light with a few settings so you can adjust the lighting depending on the time of day and your needs.

Table Space
A small refinished table placed against a reading chair is a must for a reading corner. It will allow you to keep a cup of hot cocoa or tea nearby, or why not a glass of wine also. You can also use the table for a small plant or a vase of flowers. And every object placed in your reading nook should create a relaxing environment.

Reading is a great way to relax, but a reading nook, book nook or reading corner is also a way to add a little comfort and charm to your home.

Here are some beautiful ideas of reading nooks designs hopefully to motivate you to create your own!

Update: My appearance live on RTK Morning Show talking about reading corners in Interior Design

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Besa GM
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Reading corners for litle ones

Kendi i Leximit – Si t’a krijojme ne te tille

Veres po i afrohet fundi, e se shpejti gjethet fillojne te ndryshojne ngjyren. Vrantesirat, shiu dhe te ftohtit do te zevendesojne diellin dhe freskine e mbremjeve verore, andaje eshte kohe te fillojme te mendojme te pergaditemi qe sa me kendshem t’a kalojme kohen e ftofte qe sjell vjeshta dhe dimri!

Per shume kend kenaqesia dimerore munde te jet ndezja e zjarit ne oxhak, ose thjesht strukja nen batanije te bute e te ngroht, ne nje vend komod me nje cokollades te nxehte, caj ose kafe ne njeren dore dhe nje liber te mire ne doren tjeter.

A ka kenaqesi me te mire se te jesh duke e lexuar nje liber te mire perderisa je e ulur ne nje ulese komode qofte ai kolltuk, divan ose shtrat ditor qe te ben te largohesh nga realiteti dhe stresi ditor dhe te futesh ne boten, storjet ose aventurat fantastike qe t’i ofron libri? Une mendoj qe s’ka gje me te mire se kjo, andaj pse mos ta krijojme nje kend leximi!

Krijimi i nje kendi te leximit ne shtepi ose banese do te jet nje preje vendimeve me te mira ne kuader te aredimit e enterierit. Ky kend gjithmone do te sherbej si nje ikje e kendshme nga perditshmerija, perbrenda shtepise s’uaj, nje ftese qe te shkosh aty dhe te ralaksohesh pas nje dite te lodhshme dhe me stres, si dhe nji motivim per te filluar leximin e librave te grumbulluara per lexim dhe studijim.

Cfare te kemi parasysh me rastin e krijimit te kendit te leximit!

Lokacioni
Ka opcione te shumta per krijimin e kendit te leximit. Disa e perzgjedhin qe ky kend te jet afer dritares dhe ta krijojne nje ulese aty, disa e krijojne nje kend te tille perfundi shkalleve, te tjeret kete kend e krijojne ne dhome te dites apo te fjetejes, e disa edhe ne koridor ku ka hapsire te mjaftushme; pra mundesite jane te pafund!

Zgjedhja e vendit adekuat te kendit te leximit
Kendi i leximit kerkon shume pak hapsire dhe vend adekuat mund te jet ndonje kende i paperdorur ne dhomen e gjumit, dhomen e dites, ndonje extra hapsire ne koridor etj. Para se te perzgjedhni kthinen per kendin e leximit konsideroni se si do te ndiheni ne ate vend, dhe se a do te mund te beni ate vend te kendshem dhe te rehatshem? A do te jete qetesi ne ate vend? A do te kete qarkullim te shpesht ne ate hapsire, se poqese do te nderpreheni shpesh ne lexim, atehere do te jet e veshtire qe te fokusoheni dhe te ndiheni komod.

Vendi ku ulemi
Gjeja kyqe ne kendin e leximit eshte eshte komoditeti. Eshte me rendesi qe te krijojme nje vend te rehatshem te uljes i cili do te na ndihmoj qe te relaksohemi dhe humbemi ne faqet e librit. Kjo mund te jet nje karrige e rehatshme e leximit, ndonje kolltuk i rehatshme ndonje otoman i zgjatur i vendosur ne ndonje kend te pershtatshem per lexim etj. Me rendesi eshte, gjithashtu qe stili dhe dizajni i kariges se kendit te leximit te pershtated me mobiljet egzistuese. Otomoani i zgjatur do te na mundesoj qe t’i zgjasim kembet dhe te marim pozite komode gjate leximit, por edhe ndonji karige ose kolltuk me nje jastek dyshemeje ku mund ti vendosim shputat gjate leximit do te ket efekt te njejt relaksues.

Ndriqimi
Perderisa nje kend leximi me ndriqim natyral do te ishte ideal, nje llambe leximi ose llambat ne mure do te mundesojne ndriqim adekuat si dhe do te krijojne nje ndjenje te kendshme qe i nevojetet asaj hapsireje. Pra, ne mungese te drites natyrale ne kendin e leximit munde te instalohet nje llamb (mundesisht spot) me potenciometer ku do te kontrollohet sasia e nevojshme e drites gjate leximit.

Tavolina e vogel
Nje tavoline e vogel sherbyese e vendosur pran karriges ose kolltukut te leximit eshte e domosdoshme ne kendin e leximit. Kjo do te na mundesoi qe aty ta vendosim librin gjate pauzave te leximit si dhe ta mbajme aty pijen tone te preferuar, qoft ai nje caj, cokollade e nxehte ose pse jo edhe nje gote vere, gjithashtu. Aty munde te vendoset edhe ndonje vazo me lule te fresketa ose ndonje ndonje lule ne saksi. Cdo objekt i vendosur ne kendin e leximit duhet te krijoj nje ambient relaksues dhe te kendshem.

Leximi eshte nje menyre e persosur per tu relaksuar, por ne te njejten kohe kendi i leximit i dizajnuar mire eshte poashtu nje menyre e mire qe te shtojme komoditet dhe sharm ne ambientet tona.

Ne fotot me larte i gjeni disa ide shume te bukura te disajnit te kendit te leximit, ide te cilat, shpresoj, do te ju motivojne qe te krijoni nje per veten tuaj.

Ne videon me poshte e gjeni paraqitjen time ne RTK Live _ Miremengjesi Kosove ku diskutuam per kete teme.

Ju faleminderit qe e vizituat kete faqe!

Besa GM