Halloween Dinner Table

Halloween is here, and most of you have already decorated your homes, front porches or your backyards for this fun and spooky holiday. You may have carved your pumpkins too, and have stocked up your pantries with chocolate and candies for those happy trick-or-treat little friends that will show up on the Halloween night at your front porches.

I did all of the above except I did not carve any pumpkin as I proved to be terrible on doing that. Over the years I made several attempts to carve a funny or spooky pumpkin but I failed on each attempt.

This year I was quite late on putting up my Halloween decor. I kept procrastinating for days, until few days ago when I realised that there are only a few days left keeping us apart from this fun and spooky day.

Finally my Halloween Festive Dinner Table is now all set along with a spooky backdrop, and I am happy to share it with you.

Everything in this decor is DIY-ed except the faux spiders that were purchased few years back, meaning the shown decor had no cost at all.

Let’s start from the backdrop. To add a more dramatic effect to the whole scene, the golden frame mirror at the centre was altered by adding stripes of black contact paper.

The black wreath on the mirror was created using the willow branches from my garden, which was then spray painted in black. For the wreath decoration I made two small ghost figures using ping pong balls covered with small pieces of white cloth.

To add some texture, the tops of the two black tin vases were decorated with stripes of black fur. Creepy branches in these vases were created by tying black ribbon here and there, and by applying creepy white dots on the ribbon knots.

The whole area around the mirror is covered in bats of all sizes which were created by black peal and stick contact paper. The white paper peal was used also to create the special effect resembling a vampire bat.

The console table is decorated with squash pumpkins which I have stocked for winter soups. Between pumpkins I added some dried hydrangeas which come from my aunt Meli’s garden.

The plates on the table were spray painted in black, and they are being used as decoration only and to set the spooky mood! The dinner will be served on the plates underneath, but these DIY plates are adding a special spooky effect to the table.

The black glasses were decorated with a piece of golden wrap paper on top of which I glued f aaux spider.

On top of the white tablecloth I placed black and white striped runners on the both sides of the table, and this really added a stylish contrasting effect to the whole setting.

And lastly I added some pop of colour with two plum colour pillows on the chairs, and ended up with a bit spooky and yet quite elegant table setting which costed me only 0,99 cents to put it up. Considering the cost, I am very happy how it turned out.

If this post inspired you to decorate for halloween, or you used any of the decorating ideas above, please write and share with us. I would love to se how your decor turned out.


Thanks you for checking this blog!
Besa

Dekorimi i tryezes per darken e Hallouiinit

Hallouiini na erdhi, dhe shumica veqme i kan dekoruar shtepite, hapsirat para shtipive si dhe oborret e tyre per ket feste argetuese dhe paksa frikesuese. Ndoshta shumica gjithandej veqme i kan gedhendur kungujt e Hallouiinit si dhe i kan mbushur dollapat me sheqerka dhe cokollada per t’ju dhuruar femijeve qe do te vijne tek dera ne naten e Hallouiinit per lojen “truk apo sheqerke”.

Une i bera te gjitha te lartepermendurat perpos qe nuk e bera gedhendjen e kungullit pasi u deshmova te jem shume e pashkathet per t’a bere nje gje te tille. Pergjate viteve qe te gjitha perpjekjet per ta gedhend nje kungull me fytyre te frikshme deshtuan, andaj tashme kam hequr dore per nje pune te tille.

Kete vit mbeta shume vone per t’a bere dekorin e Hallouiinit. E shtyeja cdo dite kete punen e dekorit, deri sa para pak ditesh e pash se vetem edhe pak dite na ndajne nga kjo feste e cila poashtu me te madhe eshte duke u shenuar edhe ne Kosoven e pasluftes.

Andaje, tryeza ime festive e darkes se Hallouiinit tashme eshte shtruar dhe poashtu prapavija e tavolines eshte dekoruar me dekore frikesuese qe i perkasin kesaje feste, dhe me kenaqesi po e ndaj me ju kete dekor si dhe menyren se si eshte realizuar.

Elementet dekoruese ne keto pamje jane te bera vet (DIY) perpos te disa merimangave plastike te cilat jane blere per kete projekt dekorues,

Le te fillojme me prapavine e dekorit. Per t’a bere pamjen sa me dramatike pasqyra me kornize ari eshte modifikuar ne ate menyre ku siper saje jan vendosur shirita te prere nga letra e zeze vetengjitese.

Kurora e zeze ne pasqyre u krijua duke i perdore deget e shelgut nga kopshti im dhe te cilat dege, pasi u mblodhen ne forme rethore, u sperkaten me ngjyre te zeze spray dhe pastaje kjo u dekorua me dy fantazma te krijuara nga topthat e ping pongut te mveshur me nje copez te pelhures se bardhe.

Per te shtuar teksture, pjeset e siperme te vazove te zeza u dekoruan me shirita te peliqes se zeze, ndersa deget frikesuese ne keto vazo u krijuan duke i lidhur ne dege shirita te zi dhe duke ju vendosur pika te bardha per ti bere te duken si sy te ketyre krijesave te frikeshme.

E gjithe hapsira perreth pasqyres eshte mbuluar me lakuriq fantazma te te gjitha madhesive e te cilat u punuan nga letra e zeze vetengjitese. Se pari, ne anen e kundert u vizatuan lakuriqet dhe pastaj u prene me gersher dhe u ngjiten ne mure. Pjesa e poshtme e bardhe e letres vetengjitese poashtu u shfrytezua duke e vendose nen pjesen e zeze per te krijuar keshtu nje shtresim dhe teksture ne mure dhe per te krijuar keshtu edhe efektin e lakuriqit fantazme.

Tavolina mbeshtetese ne mure eshte dekoruar me kunguj te vegjel vidim te cilat i kam grumbulluar per dimer per supen e kungullit qe e pelqej shume. Perreth kungujve vendosa lule topi (hydrangea) te thara te cilat i mora ne kopshtin e halles sime Meli.

Pjatat me rrjet marimange i krijova duke perdorur pjata te vjetra te cilat i bera me spray ngjyre te zeze ne te cilen paraprakisht vendosa nje rrjete te vogel marimangeje dhe pasi ngjyra u tha e hoqa ate dhe pjata me motiv rrjete marimangeje u krijua sa qel e mbyll syte. Ushqimi do te servohet ne pjata tjera te vendosura per momentin nen pjatat marimange, ndersa keto siper do te sherbejne per t’i dhen tavolines ate efektin frikesues qe e kerkon kjo feste.

Gotat e zeza jane dekoruar me nje copez letre rrumbullake ngjyre ari siper se ciles eshte ngjitur nje marimange gjigante.

Siper mbuleses se bardhe te tavolines, nga te dy anet e saje, vendosa mbulesa te ngushta me vija bardh e zi, dhe vertete keto i shtuan tavolines nje kontrast me shume stil.

Dhe se fundi, shtova nje doze ngjyre me dy jastek ngjyre kumbulle te vendosura mbi karrige dhe shume lule te thara si dhe qirinje te zi, keshtu qe arrijta nje dekor paksa frikesues por para se gjithash elegant duke shpenzuar vetem 0.99 cent per merrimangat plastike. Duke e pase parasysh koston, jam shume e kenaqur se si doli ky realizim.

Nese ky postim ju ka inspiruar qe te dekoroni per Hallouiin, ose e keni shfrytezu ndonjeren nga idet dekoruese nga ky postim, na shkruani dhe ndani me ne pervojen t’uaj. Ne ne BESA GM Interiors do te donim te dijme se si doli dekori i juaj.


Ju faleminderit qe e vizituat kete faqe!
Besa

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Studio Office Space Design On a Budget – ORC Week Four

Week four is here, and I am happy to show you the progress I have made so far in the room during the last week.

If you are new here, thanks so much for checking out my Studio Office Space Design On a Budget project.  You can check my first , second post and third one related to this project if you’d like to see or get reminded what I started with when I entered the One Room Challenge event and the progress thereafter.

There were a lot of DIYs that I tackled this week and, may I say, this week was much more labour intensive than the previous week.

First, I started with altering the store bought roller shades. I found grass cloth ones in black, just the right colour I was searching for and it was a pure luck to find them in stock at the store.

However, the shades were not the size I wanted, so I had to alter them to fit the size of the window. Beside altering the size of the shades, I also added a white stripe corner detail using the leftover fabric from the shades that I did for the windows of the work room.

Ideally, I wanted a one piece shade for this window, but I wasn’t such a lucky person to find the right size so I had to take what it was available in stock. I am happy with the end result as they fit perfectly in the window and have added a moody mode to the space.

After finishing the roller shade alteration, I started with the daunting stencilling job using a sharpie. The sharpies that I was using were not of a good quality as there were no good quality ones available for purchase.

I was so scared to start and do the first little square. It took me several attempts to start and I withdrew again, because I knew that if I mess this up, at the start, than it will get really, really messy and I have to redo the room again with the paint.

At one point I just had to take my chances and START! So I did, and it is not without a lot of challenges, and some cheating along the way, that I am keeping up with applying this stencil.


My DIY stencil is really sloppy, lacking the proper cut, precision and material, so it is very difficult to line it up and keep the straight line along the way. However, I have somehow managed how to deal with the way this pattern goes, so the whole thing does not get completely out of control. I hope that I will be able to complete this task without a major failure at the end. Wish me much luck guys!

The real challenge is to finish the corners. What I am doing is this; I cut a piece from the stencil which I, based on my estimation thought would work for finishing the corners, and I keep using it for the corners and at the top and the bottom of the wall. It is working pretty muchf OK so far.

If you do not want to go through the adventures I am going through with this stencil than you may purchase the proper one at this link.

Just a small recap about the ORC event:
 
The One Room Challenge is a 6 week room makeover challenge for designers and bloggers In North America, all started by Linda from Call It Home blog.  There are 2 sides of this event. One side being the 20 selected designers competing for the win.  On the other side, there are hundreds guest participants like myself.  At the end of the 6 weeks, the editors of Better Homes & Gardens will select 2 guest participants to be FEATURED DESIGNERS in the 2019 Spring ORC challenge! All featured designers and most of the guest partcicipants work with various sponsors. I am not a lucky one to have a sponsor!

Now it’s time to head over to the 20 featured designers and all the guest participants to check out their week four progress at One Room Challenge!

Besa

Studio Office Space Design On a Budget – ORC Week Three


The third week of One Room Challenge came faster than anticipated.
If you are new here, thanks so much for checking out my Studio Office Space Design On a Budget project.  You can check my first and second post related to this project if you’d like to see or get reminded what I started with when I entered the One Room Challenge event and the progress thereafter.

The beginning of the past week was quite labour intense for me as I was rushing to get the painting of the room done, and I am releived that this task is over.

I had to get it done fast as I had scheduled the floor refinishing company to come and do the floors. The old floors were in a terrible state and I was debating whether to refinish them or install the new flooring. At the end, driven by the nostalgia of this old building, I decided to keep the original flooring and refinish them.


The floors look so much better now!


The floor refinishing project was completed two days ago and I am proceeding with the prep work for painting the window.

Since the floors are refinished I was able to bring my office desk in and check how it will look into this new space, which is much smaller than my previous spacious studio premises.

I think that the desk will fit just fine. Now I need to get back to work and hopefuly by the end of the week to start with the stenciling job.

Just a small recap about the ORC event:
 
The one Room challenge is a 6 week room makeover challenge for designers and bloggers nationwide.  There are 2 sides to this coin.  One side being the 20 selected designers competing for the win.  On the other side of that same coin, there are guest participants like myself.  At the end of the 6 weeks, the editors of Better Homes & Gardens will select 2 guest participants to be FEATURED DESIGNERS in the 2019 Spring ORC challenge!  

I kindly invite you to take time and visit the One Room Challenge blog where you can check the progess made by the featured designers and other guest participants of the event.

Thank you for checking this blog.
Besa

Si T’a Dekorojme Shtepine ne Stinen e Vjeshtes


Vera e gjate, me plote gjelbrim dhe temperatura te larta ngadale po iken dhe se shpejti temperaturat do te bien, gjelbrimi do te venitet dhe natyra do te filloj te mer pamje krejtesisht tjeter.

Mirepo, edhe kjo pamja e re te cilen e mer natyra ne stinen e vjeshtes eshte po aq e bukur sa edhe pamja verore e natyres, por me nuanca krejtesisht tjera dhe me temperatura me te ulta.

Posa te fillojne keto ndryshime te pejsazhit ne natyre si dhe me ramjet e para te temperaturave, eshte koha te fillojme te mendojme se si te pershtatemi me keto ndryshime ne natyre dhe si t’i inkorporojme keto ndryshime stinore ne ambientet tona te brendshme apo te jashtme, ashtu qe t’a perjetojme sa me bukur kete stine.

Shumica e njerzve deshirojne te dekorojne per kete stine, por qe ne fillim ndeshen me ate pikepytjen e madhe se nga t’ja fillojne dhe cfare te perdorin per dekor vjeshtor.

Cfare te dekorojme dhe ku te fillojme?

Munde te fillojme me dekorimin siper oxhakut, ose perreth tije nese e kemi nje te tille:

Pastaje munde te bejme nje kompozicion dekorativ vjeshtor siper tavolines se kafes, e te gjithe e kemi nje te tille.

Nese e kemi ndonje komode ose tavoline konzolle (tavoline e ngushte dhe e gjate e mbeshtetur per mur) edhe aty munde te krijojme nje vinjet (aranzhim/kompozicion me gjesende dekorative). Edhe siper tavolines se ngrenjes gjithashtu munde te krijojme vinjet te bukur vjeshtore.

Hapsire tjeter ku preferohet dekori vjeshtor eshte edhe hapsira tek hyrja ne shtepi si dhe dera e hyrjes e cila munde te dekorohet me ndonje kurore te punuar nga gjethet e thata ose elemente tjera natyrore qe jane karakteristike e stines se vjeshtes.Ne hapsiren tek dera e hryjes munde te vendosim vazo me lule sezonale, kunguj te formave e madhesive te ndryshme, lanterna me qirinje etj.



Cfare te perdorim per dekor vjeshtor?

Elementet natyrore te stines jane ato me adekuatet per nje dekor vjeshtor.

Vjeshta vjen me ngjyra shume te bukura, prandaj te fillojme me ato cfare na sjelle ajo vet. Gjethet me ngjyra e bukura, pastaje dege te drunjeve te formave dhe ngjyrave interesante jane nje prej elementeve dekorative te cilat i gjejme coft ne oborret tona ose gjetiu.

I aranzhojme ato bukur neper vazo te qelqit ose vazo tjera dhe keshtu ne menyre instante e kemi nje dekor vjeshtor te dhuruar nga natyra pa pagese.

Pastaje me gjethe dhe lule te thata dhe degeza te drunjeve, copeza te drunjeve munde krijojme vete gjesende dekorative qe do t’i perdorim per krijimin e vinjeteve te ndryshme qofte siper oxhakut, tavolines se kafes, siper komodes etj.

Poashtu kungujt e formave, madhesive dhe ngjyrave te ndryshme jane nje prej elementeve dekorative shume te perdorura per stinen e vjeshtes. Lulet si krizantemat e kopshtit (Chrysanthemum) ose mums jane lule karkteristike te kesaj stine dhe keto jane shume te pershtatshme, ne kombinim me kungujt, per dekorin e hapsires perreth hyrjes se shtepise, ndonje kend ne kopsht, pastaj ne dekorin e ballkoneve, terrasave etj.

Ne haspirat ku qendroni munde te sjellni jastek dekorativ dhe mbulesa te kendshme e te buta. I gjeni ato ne nuanca te portokallit, ngjyre, arit, nuanca te kaftes per nje dekor me klasik tradicional, ose ngjyres bezh, kafet dhe te zeze per nje dekor me modern.

Me kellef te jastekve te materialeve me te trasha dhe mbulesave me theke munde te sjellim edhe teksture e cila eshte shume me rendesi per kete stine sepse e krijon ate ndjendjen e ambient te ngrohte ne ditet dhe netet e fresketa te vjeshtes. Per te kursyer, ne mund te qepim ose te blejme kellefe te jastekve te ngjyrave sezonale dhe ti vendosim ne jasteket dekorative egzistues.

Qirinjet aromatik, e sidomos ata me arome kanelle, qokollade, kafeje, etj, jane gjithashtu elemente qe duhet patjeter t’i inkorporojme ne dekorin vjeshtor. Drita e bute dhe aroma e kendshme e tyre krijojne atmosfere te ngrohte dhe japin ndjenje relaksuese.

Shumicen e elementeve dekorative per kete stine munde ti gjejme ne shtepi ose t’i krijojme vet me pak shpenzime, keshtu qe edhe me keto keshilla bazike dhe praktike te shtjelluara me larte besoj se secili, shpejte dhe lehte, munde te krijoj vet nje dekor vjeshtor brenda dhe jashte shtepise se tije/te saje.

Nese e krijoni nje dekor vjeshtor ose veq me e keni krijuar nje te tille ju ftoj qe ta ndani me ne!

Ju falemiderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

P.S. Teksti i ketije posti se bashku me fotot jane e drejte autoriale e BESA GM Ineteriors.
Besa

Studio Office Space Design On a Budget – ORC Week Two

(IMAGE VIA GREG NATALE)

The second week is already here and for me as well as, I believe, for all other ORC participants the time is just flying. If you are new here, thanks so much for checking out my Studio Office Space Design On a Budget project.  You can check out my first post related to this project if you’d like to see or get reminded what I started with when I entered the One Room Challenge event.

As far as myself is concerned I can say that, this week was an intense working week around here and there were a lot of major tasks that I had to undertake on the first week of this challenge. First I cleared up the room from all the stuff that was in it, took off the sofa slipcovers and arranged that the old sofa and loveseat are taken to the junk yard. Arranging these tasks, due to some complications, took me almost two days.

After the room was freed from the bulky stuff, I started with prepping the walls so I could apply the paint on the walls and the ceiling. I did the filling of the cracks and nail holes on the walls and applied the primer. I also managed to start with the first coat of paint.

After I am done with the paint, there comes the hard job and I may say an intimidating task of stencilling the walls with a sharpie!

I was inspired by the talented Julia from cuckoo4design who created the most chic little square stencil which she used on her powder room walls. She turned a small powder room into a such lovely space in her home. Thank you Julia for creating this stencil, I am in love with the design.
(IMAGE VIA CUCKOO4DESIGN)

To create this stencil she was inspired by this bathroom designed by Greg Natale. Everyone may agree that this is absolutely a stunner bath!



(IMAGE VIA GREG NATALE)

Unfortunately I couldn’t order the stencil, so I had to make my own.

I figured out how this stencil works for the repeat, and then I marked the small squares in a double A4 sheet. I enlarged the double A4 sheet twice using a photocopying machine, and laid the sheets with the design underneath the clear vinyl sheet.

Using the exacto knife, and following the design underneath the vinyl sheet, I started cutting the small squares. I ended up with not so perfect stencil, but I am still determined to go ahead. I ask everyone to keep the finger crossed so I will not mees up the accent walls with this DIY stencil.

So this is all I have to share for this week. I am back to painting the room and hopefully will be ready by Saturday when I expect the floor refinishing guy to come and do the floors which are begging for refinish.

Be sure to check out the One Room Challenge Blog to see all the great participants as well as featured designers and their amazing home transformations!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Besa

Studio Office Space Design On a Budget – ORC Week One

I am so happy that I finally made a commitment to take part as a guest participant in the fall edition 2018 of One Room Challenge event. For those out there who wonder what the One Room Challenge (or the ORC) is, it is an interior design/decor event that happens twice a year and is put together by the incredible Linda from Call It Home blog. The event starts with a group of talented designers selected to transform a room in short six weeks. The rest of us get to be guest participants that start a day later.

This is the second time that I am taking part as a guest participant and I am even more nervous than the first time. The first year I took part was for the spring ORC edition 2016, and I did a makeover of the room shown in these pictures.

For this year I am redoing again this room as shown, and which will be used as my Interior Studio Office space.

Since my business is in baby steps at present, I have allocated a minimal budget to complete this space in 6 weeks. Therefore, there will be a lot of DIY’s involved and most of the job will be done by myself, so I am just crossing my fingers that everything will go smooth, and I will be able to deliver something worth of showing in six weeks time.

So my friends, lets the fun begin, and I happily invite you to follow my journey through these coming weeks as I will try to make BESA GM’s Interior Studio space to a cool and chic interior all on a budget, and follow as well the challenges I may face during this journey.

Below, a few more photos of the current look of the room wich is about to get a completely new vibe in six weeks.




Please take time to check the progress of the work of the featured designers who are taking part in the One Room Challenge as well as other guest participants, where you may get tons of inspiration and learn on the hottest trends in home decor.

Thank you for visiting this page, and stay in touch by following this blog.

Besa