DIY Valentine’s Day Flower Wall Decor

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I love everything that goes into party planning from styling the interiors and the table for my guests to cooking up the perfect dishes to serve, and I am happy to share with you some great ideas and tips for creating a fun + festive Valentine’s Day brunch or dinner party .

When it comes to styling an interior or a holiday party for your family and/or friends there are a few key elements to think about. First off, figure out where you are going to set up your table and what type of backdrop you want to create to set the stage. I always love a visual backdrop whether it be a festive garland or something on a larger scale. Make a big impact by re-creating this eye catching flower wall hanging decor… you only need a few simple items and it’s surprisingly easy!

WHAT YOU NEED:

paper napkins – pink
glue gun
paper clip gun
self adhesive paper – gold
self adhesive paper— marble look
round shape tray

DIRECTIONS:

Start with cutting three different sizes of petals.The size of the petals depends on how big you want the flowers to be. Make slits, about 2 cm deep, at the bottom of each petal. Start working with largest petals. Place one end of the cut petal above the other and secure it with paper clip gun. Do the same with all other petals, by creating the groups of three. Start assembling two sets of each size of the petals. Glue three different sizes of petals on top of each other, and you will end up with a pretty looking flower. Fluff the petals by separating napkin layers. For this project I used 12 flowers.
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Get a a round tray. Flip it back and layer it with a self adhesive marble look paper. Using self adhesive gold colour paper, draw and cut a little heart shape, and stick it in the middle of the tray. Start gluing the flowers around the tray edge. Your wall hanging decor is ready to by hung.
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Make sure to check back tomorrow as we share all of the details fot this Valentine’s Day party theme.
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Thank you for visiting.

Besa

Dekor Muri me metoden Beje Vet (DIY) per diten e Shen Valentinit

Te gjithe neve na pelqejne interieret e dekoruara bukur per kremtat e ndryshme pergjate vitit, andaje edhe ambinetet tona padyshim se e meritojne nje dekor te lehte me rastin e kremtes e cila si epiqender e ka dashurine.

Kur eshte fjala per dekorin fesiv te enterierit ose organizimit te ndonje ahengu per familjen ose shoqerine, jan disa elemente kyqe qe duhet t’i kemi parasysh. E para, te percaktohemi se cilen pjese te hapsires do t’a dekorojme pastaje ku do t’a vendosim tavolinen e ushqimit, si dhe cfare do te vendosim si prapavije te tavolines. Une i preferoj dekoret ne prapavije qe bie ne sy, e qe munde te jet ndonje xherdan dekorues (garland) ose ndonje dekor tjeter i cili mund te varet ne mur sikurse ky te cilin e bera shume shpejte dhe lehte.

JU NEVOJITEN

Salveta letre – roze
ngjites i nxehte
kapse letre
leter vetengjitese- ngjyre ari
leter ngjitese – dizajn mermeri
tabake e rrumbullaket

PERPUNIMI
Filloni me prerjen e petaleve ne tre madhesi te ndryshme. Madhesia e petaleve varet nga ajo se sa te medha do t’e deshironit t’i keni lulet. Ne pjesen e poshtme te petaleve e beni nje carje te vogel ne mes (shih fotot) dhe filloni me palosjen e pjeses se poshtme te petalit duke e vendosur njeren siper tjetres dhe duke i kapur me kapese letre (stapler). Filloni me petalet me te medha dhe vazdhoni me madhesite tjera sipas radhes. I bashkoni nga tre petale ne nje vend dhe pastaje i bashkoni nga dy grupe te tilla se bashku. Vazhdoni me bashkimin e petaleve duke vendosur siper njera tjetres palet e petaleve te tre madhesive te ndryshme dhe do te perfundoni me nje lule te bukur. I shprishni petalet duke i ndare shtresat e salvetes se letres. Per kete projekt ju nevojiten 12 lule.

E merni nje tabake te rrumbullaket. E ktheni ne pjesen e pasme dhe siper saje vendosni letren e prere vetengjitese. E preni gjithashtu nje zemer nga letra vetenghitese me ngjyre ari dhe e vendosni ne mes. Filloni ti ngjisni lulet perreth tabakes, dhe dekorimi i juaj i murit eshte gati.

Mos haroni t’a vizitoni kete faqe neser, pasi qe do te bejme postimin e detajeve tjera festive te dekorit per kremtimin e Shen Valentinit.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

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Slow Cooker Noah’s Pudding or Ashura

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Noah’s pudding or Ashura is a combination of healthy ingredients such us whole grain wheat, beans, dried and fresh fruits. Usually it is prepared and consumed during the winter, and this is one of the sweets, in line of many, that is reminiscent of my childhood and cold snowy days.

As children, we would return home from sled ride, all gathered around the wood stove, and enjoyed a bowl of fragrant ashura pudding while, all hungry, were waiting for the supper to be served.

These sweet memories keep coming back to me very often, and I cherish them by taking time to make dishes and sweets that my mother used to make for us, although now I tend to use shortcuts to make those dishes.

After buying a slow cooker, I see myself using it more often than I anticipated.
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I do all my stews and traditional dishes such us stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls, bean soups etc. in this “mother of efficiency pot”. I just throw the ingredients inside ( and do proper preparation for some dishes) the pot, select the temperature, turn it on and leave the house to do my work errands. After I am back, I come home and my dinner is ready. It doesn’t get any better that this.

The same way I prepare the Ashura. I add the wheat and water in to the pot, and after 5-6 hrs in a low setting my ashura is ready to be spiced up and garnished with dried and fresh fruits.

So here is my easy slow cooker (crock pot) recipe for ashura.

Add in the slow cooker:

250 gr whole grain wheat, rinsed
2 l water

Set the setting in high or medium (depending on your slow cooker modes) and set the timer for 5-6 hrs. After this cooking time the wheat is totally cooked and released the starch which has thickened the water.

Transfer the cooked wheat in a ceramic bowl and stir in the following ingredients:

200 gr prunes- previously cooked
100 gr raisins
3-4 medium apples – peeled, core removed and chopped or thinly sliced
30 gr candied ginger – chopped
2 table spoons cinnamon
1/2 tea spoon ground clove
200 gr brown sugar
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You may add other dried fruit as desired, but I only had those stated above in my pantry.
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Store it in the fridge and it is good up to a week.

Thank you for reading,

Besa

Ashure – e zier ne Slow Cooker

Reqete praktike e zierjes se Ashure-s me tenxheren Slow Cooker, pasi qe duheni vetem t’a hudhni grurin (pa e ulur paraprakisht) dhe ujin ne tenxhere dhe nuk do te ju duhet te mendoni per te deri sa te jet zier plotesisht. Pas zierje ja shtoni pemet e thara si dhe ato te fresketat sipas deshires, erezat dhe sheqerin dhe do ta keni nje sasi te madhe te ashures per tere javen, dhe ate pa shpenzu kohe reth pergaditjes se saje.

Reqeta:

Ne tenxhere me rryme per zierje te ngadalshme (slow cooker) vendosen:

250 gr grur i pastruar, i shperlare
2 l uje i ftohet

Tenxheren e vendosni ne programin High ose Auto dhe e programoni (nese tenxherja ka timer) per 5 ose 6 ore. Pas kesaje kohe gruri do te jet i zier plotesisht dhe lengu do te jet trashur.

E transferoni grurin e zier ne nje ene qeramike dhe i shtoni:

200 gr kumbulla te terura (ashaf)- te ziera paraprakisht
100 gr rrush i thate
3-4 molla te mesme – te qeruara, te pastruara nga farat dhe te coptuara imet
30 gr xhenxefil i sheqerosur- i ciptua shume imet
2 luge gjelle kanelle
1/2 luge caji karanfil i bluar
200 gr sheqer i pa rafinuar (i kafet)

Sipas deshires mund ti shtohen edhe peme tjera te thara si dhe arra te coptuara, por une i shtova ato qe i kisha ne kohen kur e pergatita.

Ruhet ne frigorifer, dhe qendron gjer ne nje jave.

Nese e pergadisni ne kete menyre, me shkruani se si doli e juaja, dhe ju befte mire!

Ju faleminderit qe e vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

My DIY Decorations for the Holiday Table Setting

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My Holiday tables setting this year involved a plenty of DIY decorations, and as I announced in my previous post, I am going to share all that with you in this post.

I will first start with the place cards. There is something special about the place setting cards in every event or family gatherings. It makes you feel really happy and special when you see your name on the table next to your seat. The joy is even bigger when you realize that all that was hand made.
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I crated these little cupcake place settings using what I had at home and they ended up looking so cute, and really complemented the theme.
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I wanted to have a simple centre piece and a lot of candles, but could not find a suitable candelabra that is close what I was envisioning, so I designed one and sent the sketch to the local blacksmith. He did the best he could in executing the design. The finished product does not have that polished factory look, but it is hand made and has the look that I envisioned. It looks great with the candles on.
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The candles are also altered with this simple DIY. I wanted some golden sparkle on candles, so i wrapped the bottom of a candle with a 2 “ stripe of a golden self adhesive foil.
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Instead of using napkin rings I simply tied the napkin with a very short piece of black cotton ribbon, and added a finishing touch by simply placing on top of the napkin a candy cane wrapped in a fancy gold wrapping paper. So simple, but it made a great impact in the whole setting.

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Paper starts are also a DIY and I created them using this tutorial
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I also flocked my wreaths. The fresh handmade wreaths were showing some “wear and tear”. I made them too early this year and since they were placed right above the radiators they really dried out fast. So I had to intervene on them with another DIY. I flocked them, using first white decorative spray paint, then sprayed them with adhesive and then sprinkled them with artificial looking snow.

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And, lastly I altered my cutlery. This year I wanted a touch of gold in every detail, and I was really hopping that I will find a cutlery that has a touch of gold, but did not want to spend too much money on them. I was not lucky. Prices were to high for what was offered, and there is no Target where I live; hence, DIY came into play. I spray painted the cutlery handles.

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To prevent them from easy scratching, after the paint dried I applied a coat of boat varnish. They look great, and I will use them only for a fancy table settings. They are not dishwasher safe though, however I am not going to use them very often so hand washing is OK in this case.
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To have a beautiful ad fun Holiday table setting does not take a lot of money to achieve the look you want. Some easy and simple DIY’s can do the trick. Happy DIY anyone who decides to undertake one of these projects.

Thank you for reading.

Besa

Tavolina ime festive me plot dekore me metoden Beje Vet (DIY)

Tryeza ime festive kete vit ngertheu ne vete shume dekorime te tipit Beje Vet (DIY), dhe une u zotova ne postin tim paraprak se do t’i ndaje me ju te gjitha dekorimet qe i Bera Vet (DIY).

Po filloi me kartat e venduljes per mysafir. Ka dicka speciale lidhur me keto kartat e venduljes qe mund t’i hasim ne eventet e ndryshme apo ne ahengjet familjare. Ato te bejne te ndjehesh disi i gezuar dhe special kur te shohesh emrin tende ne tavoline afer karriges ku do te ulesh. Kenaqesia eshte edhe me e madhe kur te kupton se ato jane pune dore.

I krijova keto dekore qe mbajne emrat e mysafireve te ftuar qe te duken sikurse embelsira te volga (cupcake) dhe ato dolen shume simpatike dhe vertete e komplementuan temen e dekorit te tryezes.
Procesi ishte shume i thjeshte dhe mund te ndiqet permes fotove me larte.

Per sa i perket dekorit qendror te tavolines, deshiroja qe te ishte me shume qirinje por nuk gjeja mbajtese qirinjesh qe i pershtatej visionit tim, andaj edhe e dizajnova mbajtesen dhe permes nje skicimi te thjeshte ajo u realizua nga nje mjeshter saldues. Produkti final nuk e ka ate finalizimin sic do ta kishte nje produkt i fabrikuar, por me rendesi eshte qe mbajtsja e ka pamjen qe une e deshiroja dhe duket shume bukur me qirinje.

Dukja e qirinjeve gjithashtu ka te involvuar metoden Beje Vet (DIY). Deshiroja qe qirinjet e bardhe te kishin pake shkelqim ngjyre ari, andaj edhe e mbeshtolla pjesen e poshtme te qiriut me nje folie ngjitese ngjyre ari, dhe krijova nje dizajn vertete unik te qirinjve.

Ne vend qe te perdori unazat per salvetat e ushqimit, une thjeshte i lidha ato me nje shirit te shkurter pambuku te zi dhe siper tyre vendosa nje sheqerke ne forme shkopi te cilen poashtu e mbeshtolla me leter dekoruese metalike.

Yjet e bardha nga letra, te vendosura ne qender te tryezes gjithashtu i bera vet duke u sherbyer me instrukcionet qe i mora ne kete link.

Gjithshtu i bera me debore artificiale kurorat nga gjethet e fresketa te pishes te cilat i kisha punuar shume me heret. Pas disa javeve ato filluan paksa te vyshken andaje edhe nevojitej nje intervenim. Efektin e debores ne to e fitova duke i sperkatur me sprej te bardhe dekorativ dhe pastaj i bera me sprej ngjites dhe menjehere mbi to hudha fluska artificiale debore.

Dhe perfundimisht nderhyra edhe tek thikat dhe pirunjet. Kete vit deshiroja qe t’i kisha gjithsesi luget,thikat dhe pirunjet me ngjyre metalike te arit. Megjithate, cmimet te cilat ishin neper shitore per nje komplet te tille ishin tej mase te larta dhe une nuk isha e pergaditur te shpenzoj aq shume para per to, dhe fatkeqsisht nuk e kam ndonje Target (mega shitore Amerikane qe ofron produkte moderne me cmime te ulta) afer qe t’i blej me cmim te volitshem; por me metoden Beje Vet e arita pamjen e tyre cfare e deshiroja duke i ngjyrosur dorezat e tyre me sprej ngjyre ari.

Per t’ju shmangur grithjeve qe shkaktohen gjat perdorimit, i lyva me nje shtrese llaku te anijeve dhe i lash qe te teren mire. Po duken shume bukur, dhe do t’i perdori vetem kohe pas kohe, vetem re rastet te vecanta,pasi qe nuk mund te lahen ne makine te eneve.

Pra qe te keni nje tryeze festive te bukur nuk do te thot qe te shpenzoni shume. Disa dekorime me metoden Beje Vet jane nje nder truqet si si munde te arini pamjen qe e deshironi. Me fat puna Beje Vet per te gjithe ata te cilet do ta bejne ndonjerin nga keto projekte, dhe mos haroni t’a ndani me mua punen t’uaj.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

Holiday Table Setting Featuring Plenty of DIY-s

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I am not the only one who loves the Holiday season. There are so many reasons to adore this time of year: family get togethers, joy and happiness that is spread around, lights and colours throughout, gift giving/receiving, helping those in need and you name it aaaannd, my favourite, THE FOOD. No Holiday is perfect unless there is a food, and by that i mean plenty and variety of it.

Food tastes always great, but if there is a special setting where the food is served during the Holidays than you take your food to another level of enjoyment.

To make your table look stylish and special doesn’t take to brake a bank. It only takes a willingness, some creativity and a lot of DIY.
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So this is how I created this table setting concept for these Holidays and I am over exited with the look I achieved, and also hope that my guests are going to love it too.

I started with a grey tablecloth, and white washed curly placemats which I purchased this spring in Istanbul, Turkey. This tablecloth and the placemats are the only purchase that I made this year for this table setting, all other items I already owned or I DIY-ed.
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I will start with the napkins. I got these 10 napkins as a present, but there was no hemming on them; however, they were of a high quality cotton fabric so I really apreciated the gift. I hemmed them using a miter joint method (90 degree angle) and they turned really nice.

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To add a glam detail, instead of a ring, I tied the napkins with a black cotton ribbon and gently placed a gold detail on top of the napkin. The gold detail is in fact a DIY treat for the guests, and there will be another post sharing what that treat is and how it was done.
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The cutlery is another DIY. In Pristina, where I am at present the prices of the cutlery with gold appearance details are extremely expensive so, as much as I wanted to incorporate such cutlery on my table setting, I was not prepared to pay the top price for it. So I DIY-ed the cutlery, and I will be sharing the process in another post.

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The candle holder is a work of a local blacksmith done based on design sketched by me, and the gold part of the candles is another DIY of mine. As you can see they are not perfect and there are candle dripings here and there, but that was the whole idea to have that imperfection on the table. I love the look of the candle drippings. Candle with those drippings is just like the life. Life goes on, just like a candle that keeps lighting up, while getting imperfected and sometimes messy with those drippings; but, it keeps going on while making us happy so we do not find those drippings to be bothersome.

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The white paper stars are also a DIY, and I love how they add texture to the table top.
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Place cards in this table setting are another DIY, and they turned super, super cute. I will be also sharing how I made them.
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Flocked wreaths are DIY too. I just looooove their look. They added such a classy and dreamy look to the whole table set up. Adding them in clusters, really make space feel less formal and fun.
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I love my table this year and just hope that my guest will love it too. But wait, I need to cook. Guests are expecting food. Off to kitchen to get started with big cooking……

Happy Holidays

Besa

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Dekorim festiv i tavolines me elemente dekoruese te tipit Beje Vet (DIY)

Une nuk jam e vetmja qe i gezohet festave te fundvitit. Ka shume arsye per t’i pelqyer keto festa: tubimet me familje, gezimi dhe lumturia qe eshte e perhapur gjithandej gjat ketyre festave, dritat dhe ngjyrat ne cdo skute, dhenja dhe pranimi i dhuratave, ndihma atyre qe kane nevoje, e cka mos tjeter, dheeee me e dashura per mua USHQIMI. Asnje feste nuk eshe perfekte poqese nuk ka ushqim aty, dhe kur them ushqim atehere mendoj shume ushqim dhe llojllojshmeri ushqimi.

Ushqimi gjithehere eshte i mire, por nese eshte i servuar ne ndonje tavoline te dekoruar ne menyre speciale per festa, atehere perjetimi i ushqimit ngritet ne nje nivel tjeter te kenaqesise.

Qe t’a beni tavolinen e juaj te duket me me stil dhe speciale, ju nuk duheni te shpenzoni shume para. Ju duhet vetem pak deshire, pak kreativitet dhe shume gjera mund t’i beni vet.

Pra ja se si e krijova kete koncpet dekori te tavolines per festat e sivjetme te fundvitit, dhe jam shume e lumtur me pamjen e arijtur, dhe shpresoj qe mysafiret e mi gjithashtu do t’a pelqejne.

Fillova me nje mbulese ngjyre gri, dhe me shtroje nenpjatash ngjyre te bardhe te shperlare te cilat i kisha blere ne fillim te vitit ne Stanboll. Kjo mbulese dhe shtrojet e nenpjatave jane te vetmet blerje qe i kam bere per t’a realizuar kete dekor, the te gjitha gjesendet tjera i bera vet (DIY).

Po filloj me salvetat. I kisha fituar si dhurate 10 salveta qe nuk i kishin skajet e kthyera, por ishin nga materiali i pambukut i kualitetit shume te larte. I ktheva skajet duke e perdorur metoden e qepjes se skajit ne kendin 90 shkalle dhe u perfunduan shume bukur.

Per t’i shtuar nje detal glamuros,ne vend te unazes per salveta, i lidha salvetat me nje fjongo te zeze nga pambuku kualitativ dhe e vendosa siper salvetes nje detaj ngjyre ari. Detaji ngjyre ari ne te vertet eshte nje detaj Beje Vet, dhe eshte nje dhurate e vogel per mysafiret, ndersa metoden se si e bera do ta ndaje me ju se shpejtin, ne njerin nga postet e ardhshme.

Edhe luget dhe pirunjet kan te involvuar punen Beje Vet. Ne Prishtine, cmimet e lugeve dhe pirunjeve ngjyre ari ishin tejet te kushtueshme, prandaje edhepse kisha shume deshire ti inkorporoja ato ne dekorin tim festiv, nuk isha e pergaditur te paguaj cmim aq te larte. Se si i bera keto vet, do ta ndaj me ju ne njerin nga postet e ardhshme,

Mbajtesi i qirinjeve eshte pune e salduesve lokal te cilet e realizuan kete detaj ne baze te dizajnit te cilin e skicova me dore te lire.

Yjet e bardha nga letra jan gjithashtu projekte Beje Vet.

Edhe kartat e venduljes per mysafir jane gjithshtu projekte Beje Vet, dhe dolen shume, shume te bukura. Edhe per keto do e ndaj me ju se si i bera ne ndonje nga postet e ardhshme.

Kurorat e zbardhura me debore, jane projekte Beje Vet, dhe shume jan duke me pelqyer se si dolen. Ato i shtuan nje pamje shume me klas tere siperfaqes se dhomes se ushqimit. Duke i vendosur ne grumbuj prej tre e bene qe hapsira mos te duket shume formale.

Me pelqen shume dekori i tavolines kete vit dhe shpresoj qe mysafiret e mij do t’a pelqejne gjithashtu. Por prisni, une duhem te filloj te merem me zierjen…. Mysafiret presin qe te kete ushqim ketu! Ika ne kuzhine te filloj me zierje…

Urime Festat

Besa

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Easy DIY Centrepiece for Holiday Decor

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Everyone who knows me, by now know that I love decorating but, as much as I love decorating, I do not like spending to much time on decorating. I always find ways to create fun and decorative pieces or designs that involve minimum of my time. I always had a busy life and, on the other hand I always loved decorating and getting myself involved into such projects, so always managed to mostly create decorative items or settings out of ordinary things found, mostly, around the house.

This centrepiece is one of the examples how one can make a pretty and fun Holiday centrepiece using items you already own. This is what I did day before yesterday after I got a call from the RTK producer to appear, in a very short notice, to chat in their Morning Show about Holiday decorating. The producer also asked me to kindly bring a sort of Holiday centrepiece to be featured during the show.
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After accepting the invitation, and being busy with other engagements, I started to get worried, because there was no time for me to go and buy any decorative items for a centrepiece. In panic, the first thing that I spotted in my house was this cloche that was sitting in my kitchen counter filled with green apples ( yes, this is where I sometimes place my fruit, I love my fruit to look pretty ha ha ha)
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I filled this cloche with ornaments, found a piece of fabric in the colour which has been trending this year in Holiday decorating and tied it on the top of the cloche, placed the cloche filled with ornaments on a cake stand and fitted those in a flocked wreath that was DIY-ed by me few weeks ago.
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For the presentation I also took some of my nicely wrapped gifts, which were placed around the centerpiece and which really complemented it.
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So for some of you who are late with Holiday decorating, do not panic. Just look around your house and, in no time you may create something fun and pretty for your Holiday decorating. Hope that you will find some inspiration from this post.

Thank you for visiting,

Besa

Aranzhim Dekorues Festiv – Beje Vet (DIY)

Te gjithe ata qe me njohin, deri me tash veqme e kan kuptuar se mua me pelqejn dekorimet mirepo, perkunder qe me pelqejne ato, nuk deshiroj qe te shpenzoj shume ne dekorime. Gjithehere i gjeje menyrat se si te krijoj dicka te bukur dhe simpatike por duke shpenzuar shume pake kohe.

Pjesa me e madhe e jetes sime ka qene perplot me angazhime tjera te punes, por ne anen tjeter, ghithehere kame pasur deshire te dekoroj dhe te merem me projekte te tilla dekoruese, andaje kam gjetur menyra qe te krijoj koncepte dekori si dhe dekore nga gjerat e zakonshme qe mund ti gjejme ne shtepi ose ne natyre, pa shpenzuar kohe qe ti mbledhi artikujt dekorues nga shitoret e ndryshme.

Ky aranzhim festiv eshte nje shembull se si mund te krijohet dicka e bukur dhe festive me gjesendet te cilat i keni ne shtepi. Kjo eshte cka krijova pasi mora nje thirje nga producentja ne RTK qe te paraqitem ne emisionin e mengjesit per te kesjilluar reth dekorimeve per festat e fundviti. Ajo gjithashtu shprehi deshiren qe te sillja ne studio edhe ndonji aranzhim tavoline qe do te prezentohej ne program. Kisha vetem disa ore per tu pergaditur, e ne anen tjeter kisha edhe angazhime tjera te cilat poashtu kerkonin kohen time.

Pasi e pranova ftesen, e duke i pasur parasysh edhe angazhimet tjera gjate dites, fillova te brengosem. Ne gjendje paniku, e para gje qe me ra ne sy ne ate mengjes ishte kjo zile qelqi qe ishte ne kuzhine dhe e cila ishte e mbushur me molla jeshile ( po, une nganjeher i vendosi pemet ne keso elemente dekoruese, sepse ato duhen te duken edhe me te bukura se qe jane, ha ha ha)

E mbusha kete zile me toptha bredhi, e gjeta ne shtepi nje copez materiali ngjyre roze te qelet e qe eshte duke u perdorur kete vit shume ne dekoret festive dhe me te e bera nje fjongo dhe e vendosa ne maje te ziles. Kete zile e vendosa ne mbajtese te tortes dhe te gjitha keto i vendosa ne nje kurore te cilen e kisha ne shtepi dhe te cilen e kisha punuar nga deget e pishes dhe te dekoruar me sheqerka shkop te mbeshjella me folie ngjyre ari.

Per presentim gjithashtu mora nga shtepia edhe disa nga dhuratat e mbeshtjella bukur, dhe te cilat e komplementuan kete aranzhim festiv.

Pra, per te gjith ata te cilet jane me vonese me dekorin festiv per keto festa, mos beni panik. JU nevojitet vetem te shikoni per rreth ne shtepin t’uaj dhe jam e sigurt se do te gjeni dicka qe brenda pak minutash do te krijoni dicka te bukur e festive.

Shpresoj se do te gjeni inspirim nga ky post qe te krijoni dicka shpejte, te bukur e festive per shtepine apo vendin t’uaj te punes.
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Prezentimi im ne RTK Live – Miremengjesi Kosove eshte ne kete Link.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

Simple and Easy Holiday Decor Idea

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For all of those out there who lead busy lives, and have no time to do a lot of Holiday decorating I am sharing with you some photos of my Holiday decor which took me no time to put together, and it still looks so festive and happy.

The key in achieving an instant festive Holiday look is incorporating fresh greenery, such as fresh wreaths and garlands, in your decor. The beautiful look and fresh aroma of the evergreen branches of a wreath or garland instantly bring the Holiday spirit alive and adds a sophisticated look to your decor.
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To achieve this look, above the fireplace I hung one of the wreaths that I DIY-ed over the weekend, while on the mantel I simply arranged some fresh cut branches of a bush from mu garden. In between the branches I added a few candles of different heights using mix and match candleholders.
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For a dramatic look, I placed the bench in front of the fireplace and on top of the bench I placed nicely wrapped gifts and some ornaments. Behind the bench I placed glass vases filled with fresh cut pine branches, a spot lamp.
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And this was all I did, and I think that it still looks nice and festive. Moreover, I am happy that it took me no time to put this look together, and even happier that when Holidays are over I will take everything away in few minutes.
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Are you a fan of fresh greenery for the Holiday decor?

Thank you for visiting this page.

Besa

Dekorim festiv i interierit – Shpejte dhe lehte

Per te gjithe ata te cilet e jetojne nje jete me perplot angazhime dhe nuk ju ngele kohe te meren me dekorimin e interierit te tyre per festat e fundvitit, si dhe me te gjithe tjeret gjithandej, po i ndaj me juve disa nga fotot e dekorit tim festiv i cili nuk me mori shume kohe per te dekoruar, e qe megjithate duket festiv dhe hareshem.

Qelesi i arrijtjes se pamjes festive ne menyre instante eshte poqese ne dekorin festiv i inkorporojme kurorat dhe gjerdanet e fresketa festive. Pamja e tyre e bukur si dhe aroma e tyre kendshme ne menyre instante e sjellin ate spiritin festiv ne shtepite tona si dhe i jap pamje te sofistikuar dekorit t’uaj.

Per te arijtur nje pamje te tille, siper kaminit vendosa nje nder kurorat e fresketa te punuara gjat weekendit, ndersa ne mantelin e kaminit vendosa dege pishash te fresketa nga kopshti im, dhe ne mes te tyre vendosa disa qirinje ne lartesi te ndryshme.

Per nje pamje dramatike, perpara kaminit vendosa ulesen ne form banke dhe siper saje vendosa dhuratat si dhe disa rnamente. Prapa bankes vendosa dia vazo qelqi te mbushura me dege te fesketa pishe sidhe nje llamp spot.

Dhe kjo ishte e tera, dhe mendoj se me kaq pake gjera dekorative prapseprap u periftua ne pamje festive e cila po duket shume bukur. Mbi te gjitha, jame e gezuar qe per te arrijtur kete pamje shpenzova shume pake kohe, e me e rendisishmja eshte qe pas perfundimit te ketyre festave do te jet shume lehte qe te hiqen te gjitha shume shpejte dhe lehte.

A jeni adhurues i dekorimeve te fresketa per festat e fundvitit?

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe!

Besa

Holiday Tablescape Featuring a Beautiful Centrepiece

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Almost a year has passed since I did this tablescape for an appearance in a Morning show in RTK which is a Republic of Kosova public broadcaster so, before this year comes to an end, I wanted to share with my readers some photos of this tablescape set for this occasion.

For the centerpiece I used a garland which I made to fit this table and along the garland I placed a few candlesticks in white and gold.

For the charger plate I used my fine bone china oversized rectangle plates, and for the serving plates I bought some inexpensive black and white ones which had a great circle design on.

Because last year the checked, black and white items were so IN, i bought 1.50 cm of polyester fabric in this design and made 10 napkins to fit the design of my theme.

To make the guest feel special I created place cards for each guest, and also wrapped nicely some treats for guests which were placed on top of the serving plates.

It was a simple setting, but it came out really neat and nice.

Enjoy the photos and hope you will find in them some inspiration for your table setting for these coming holidays.
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Thank you for visiting.

Besa

Shtruarje Festive e Tavolines

Kaloi gati nje vit prej se e bera konceptin dhe dizajnin e dekorit te kesaj tavoline per paraqitjen time ne RTK ne emsionin Miremengjesi Kosove, andaje para se te perfundoi ky vit pata deshire qe ti ndaj me lexuesit e mije disa nga fotot e tavolines se shtruar plotesisht.

Per dekorin qendror te tavolines e punova nje gjerdan (garland) qe t’i pershtatej madhesise se tavolines dhe pergjate tije vendosa disa qirinje ngjyre ari dhe te bardhe.

Per pjata baze vendosa pjatat katrore porcelani kualitativ, ndersa per pjatat ku servohet ushqimi bleva disa pjata jo te shtrenjta por qe kishin nje dizajn qe i pershatej konceptit.

Pasi qe vitin e kaluar gjesendet me disajn te katrorve bardh e zi ishin shume ne trend, une bleva 1.50 cm materiali te tille dhe i qepa 10 salvetat te ushqimit nga ky material.

Per ti bere mysafiret te ndihen shume special, i punova kartelat dekorative te vend uljes te cilat kishin emrin e secilit mysafire. Poashtu i mbeshtjella bukur dhuratat e vogla per mysafiret e ftuar dhe i vendosa ato siper pjates.

Tani ju le te shetiteni neper fotot e bashkangjitura dhe shpresoj qe ato do te ju sherbejne si inspirim per dekorin e tavolines s’uaj per festat qe po na afrohen keto dite.

Ishte nje dekorim i thjeshte, por qe dukej shume bukur.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

Holiday Mantel Decor – Simple, Quick and Easy

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Some of you, I believe, are already done with your holiday decorating, but for those out there who did not do this yet and your busy lives do not allow you to put layers and layers of holiday decor around the house, here is an easy and simple decor idea for your holiday mantel decor.
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The main idea of this decor style is to use things that you find around the house and to recreate ways how to make ordinary things look festive.
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I created this mantel decor in less then 15 minutes. I used a black tray with gold handles that I already own for a few years now. I just flipped it over, and added a big white snowflake that I had from a previous year. On the mantel I added some greenery, and topped it with some festive candle holders. On one side i placed three paper stars which are a simple DIY.
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On the floor I placed two paper/fabric cones which I DIY-ed last year for my mantel decor, and I gave them a new look for this year.
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For a modern look, instead of placing a chair on a side of the fireplace, I placed two DIY poufs. You can find instructions for making this pouf here.
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So within minutes I sort of achieved a festive look, and I am liking it a lot. Also, the look can be easily changed, depending on the mood, by adding or replacing decor elements on and around the fireplace.
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What is your decorating style for the holidays? Would you consider going minimalistic this year? I would love to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting!
Besa

Dekorim Festiv i Kaminit – Thjeshte, Shpejte dhe Lehte

Besoj se disa nga ju tani me keni perfunduar me dekorimet per festat e fundvitit, megjithate per ata te cilet ende nuk e kan bere kete pasi qe axhendat e tyre te ngarkuara nuk ju mundesojne qe te ndajne kohe per te bere dekorime, ja se si munde te beni nje dekorim te thjeshte, te shpejte dhe te lehte per kaminin t’uaj kete vit.

Ideja e ketije stili dekorues eshte qe te perdoren gjerat e zakonshme te cilat i gjejme ne shtepi dhe gjetjen e menyrave se si t’i riperdorim gjerat e zakonshme dhe ti bejme ato te duken festive.

Dekorimi e ketije kamini u be per me pak se 15 minuta. E perdora nje tabake te zeze me doreza ngjyre ari te cilen e kam qe sa vite. E ktheva nga ana e pasme dhe i vendosa nje dekor fluske bore siper, te cilen gjithashtu e kisha nga viti i kaluar . Siper kaminit vendosa degeza bredhi nga kopshti, dhe siper tyre vendosa disa mbajtese festive te qirive. Ne njeren ane te kaminit vendosa disa ylleza punim dore nga letra e bardhe, ndersa ne dysheme afer kaminit vendosa konat nga materiali dhe letra e bardhe te punuar vitin e kaluar per dekorin e kaminit. Per t’ju dhene nje dukje te re konat i redekorova dhe ja pershtata konceptit dekorues per kete vit. Per nje pamje moderne, ne anen tjeter te kaminit, ne dysheme, poashtu vendosa edhe dy jasteket e dyshemes (poufs) te qepur rishtazi. Nje te tille e kisha qepur disa vite me pare, dhe instrukcionet per qepje gjenden ne kete link.

Keshtu pra brenda disa minutave arijta te krijoi nje pamje festive te kaminit e cila po duket shume bukur. Gjithashtu, pamja e ketije dekori munde te ndryshohet lehte, varesisht nga disponimi, duke shtuar ose zevendesuar elementet dekorative reth kaminit.

Cili eshte stili i juaj dekorues? A do te konsideronit t’a applikoni stilin minimalistik kete vit? Do te deshiroja te me shkruanit reth kesaje!

Ju falemnderit qe vizituat kete faqe!

Besa

Mannequin Tree – DIY

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Since I first saw a mannequin tree on Pinterest few years ago, I always thought that this was such a cool idea. Even though I never thought of making one, I thought that it looks beautiful if used as an alternative to a christmas tree.

Few days ago my niece came over and asked me if I could help her make one. She is in high school and they were having a science party around Christmas time so she thought it would be a good idea to incorporate a mannequin tree in the project of their working group.

I love my niece and despite being supper busy at this time of year, I could not say no to her. As my schedule was busy around Christmas time, we decided to make this tree earlier, so she could enjoy the tree at home before she sends it for a display on the scheduled date of the science party at school.

To make the tree we used 2.30 m X 80 cm chicken wire. The two lose ends were joined together with florist wire to make a skirt.
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The upper part of the wire skirt was cut open to 50-60 cm slits on every 25-30 cm. Ends of each slit were put on top of one another making sort of darts.
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This step was done in order to take in the wire and make it fit for the waist line of the mannequin.
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When the desired waist line was reached by making these “darts” the skirt (wire) was put on the mannequin and was secured with another string wire around the waist.
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Afterwards we started covering the surface of the wire with tree branches by securing each of them with florist wire.
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We continued filling the empty spaces with smaller branches to create a fuller look.
Lastly, we tied a huge bow around the waist line and a DIY golden necklace made out of golden crepe paper.

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My niece loved the look of the mannequin tree, and she spend the afternoon beside the tree by reading and sipping hot cocoa.
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Would you consider replacing your traditional Christmas tree with a manequin tree?

Thank you for reading,

Besa

Bredhi Kukull – DIY

Para disa viteve, per here te pare e pash ne Pinterest Bredhin Fustan, dhe qe atehere mendova se kjo ishte nje ide shume interesante. Edhe pse kur nuk e planifikoja t’a beja nje te tille, gjithmone mendoja se ky lloj bredhi eshte nje alternative e mire e bredhit tradicional per festat e fundvitit.

Para disa ditesh, mbesa ime erdhi te me pyes se a do i ndihmoja ta beje nje bredh te tille. Ajo eshte nxense e shkolles se mesme dhe se ne shkollen e saj organizohej nje manifestim shkencor, dhe ate ne vixhilje te festave te fundevitit, andaj ajo kishte konsideruar si nje ide te mire poqese grupi i saje pjesmares ne manifesitm do te inkorporonte ne prezentimin e tyre Bredhin Fustan.

Une e dua mbesen time, andaje edhe pse shume e zene ne kete periudhe te vitit, une s’munda t’i them se nuk mund t’i ndihmoj, andaj vendosem qe ta punojme kete bredh menjiher ashtu qe ajo te kete mundesi qe te kenaqej me te deri ne diten kur duhet t’a dorezoj tek grupi i saj punues ne diten kur do te mbahet manifestimi ne shkolle.

Per t’a punuar bredhin ne huazuam nje manekene kukull. Pastaj u furnizuam me 2.30 cm (80 cm gjeresi) rrjete “rrethoje pule”. I bashkuam skajet e kesaj rrjete me tel floristi dhe skajin e siperm te rrjetit e preme duke i bere keshtu carje 50 deri 60 cm ne cdo 25-30 cm. Skajet e ketyre carjeve i vendosem siper njera tjetres per te bere keshtu si lloj brusnesh dhe per t’a ngushtuar keshtu pjesen e siperme qe ti bie taman belit te kukulles. Pasi u be ngushtimi i duhur e vendosem kete rrjete (fustanin) ne kukull dhe e siguram me nje tel te holle duke e kaluar ate neper vrimat e rrjetes perreth belit te kukulles.

Pastaj filluam me vendosjen e degeve te medha te bredhit perreth siperfaqes se rrjetes (fustanit) dhe kur mbuluam tere siperfaqen filluam me vendosjen e degeve te vogla neper zbrastirat e mbetura derisa e mbuluam siperfaqen ne teresi dhe e arritem dendesine e duhur.

Si perfundim e lidhem nje fjongo te madhe rreth belit te kukulles dhe i vendosem ne qafe nje xherdan te punuar nga letra krep ngjyre ari.

Mbesa ime doli shume e kenaqur me pamjen e bredhit kukull dhe e kaloi tere pasditen afer tije duke lexuar dhe shijuar pije nga cokollada e nxehte.

A do t’a konsideronit zevendsimin e bredhit tradicional te fundvitit me nje te tille?

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe,

Besa

Small Room Makover – Week 6 The Reveal

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The reveal day came much faster than I have anticipated, and while browsing the rooms and spaces of the 20 featured designers participating in ORC I was about to FAINT (seriously), seeing that every revealed space there was so breathtakingly beautiful.

Well, this is not something that I can say for myself and the room I worked on. Of course, I never expected that I can produce something that will wow anyone as I had to make this happen within an incredible low budget. However, I can say that I wow-ed myself knowing that I was able to put all this together with such a low budget and make this room liveable and functional again, as well as to cosy it up so it can be enjoyed by the owners for few more years to come.

For all of you who are here for the first time, this was the condition of the room the day I decided to get my hands on.
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Because of the budgetary restraints, getting new furniture was out of the reach. Reupholstering was also costly, so we decided to slipcover the sofa/ loveseat duo, and I ended up doing this job because we could not find a willing or a skilful person in town who could make slipcovers.

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We needed a desk which will serve as a working desk and/or make up desk, so I designed this hairpin desk which is made out of construction wire found at a construction site dump. The construction wire was cut (by a local blacksmith) into four pieces 156 cm long and bended into a hairpin shape which were attached to a base plate. After the legs were done, I painted them in black and attached them to a piece of 120cm long x 40 cm long x 2 cm thick MDF.
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Also there was a need for drapes, so the owner had a pair of unused store bought white sheer panels. White sheer panels were not exactly what I would envisioned for this room, but I just had to peruse them, so in order to add some body to the drapes I lined them and added a decorative black and white band at the upper part of the drape.
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No sofa is complete without some pillows, so I made several pillows using this interesting reptile print fabric and this beautiful green velvet.
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This simple, yet elegant, gallery wall is created by using few used frames in which were inserted brushstroke art which I DIY-ed for this room.
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To add some interest to the room I created this focal point wall by painting this geometric design mural. Also the wall art placed in this wall is a DIY project which was created by using an old useless painting.
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So when it comes to sources I wish I had a list of sponsors that provided what I needed to complete this room, but what I can happily say is that I DIY-ed almost everything used in this room and I am very happy the way it turned out.

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One thing I am not happy about though is, the PHOTOS. I had only one afternoon available to take photos and, as you can tell, it was not my day. It was a very rainy and dark afternoon and it just did not work. But, hey…life goes on… and there will be another One Room Challange event in spring.

Thank you for visiting and please check the reveals of other guest participants of One Room Challange.

Besa

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Perditiesimi i Dhomes se Vogel – ORC Java e 6 – Perfundimi

Dita kur behet zbulimi i punes se bere gjate ketyre 6 javeve erdhi shume me shpejte se qe e kam pritur, dhe duke i shiquar dizajnet e zbuluara te 20 disajnerve pjesmares ne ORC gati u alivanosa (pernjimend) kur pash se secili dizajn i zbuluar sot nga ata ishte aq i bukur sa te linte pa fryme.

E po mire, kjo nuk eshte dicka qe munde t’a them per vetveten dhe per dhomen ne te cilen punova. Kuptohet se as qe kam pritur qe te krijoj dicka qe do t’a bente dike qe te thoshte wow, duke pasur parasysh buxhetin jashtezakonisht te vogel. Megjithate, munde te them se arijta ti them vetes wow, per faktin se arijta ta perfundoj dhomen me ate buxhet dhe t’a beje ate te jetueshme dhe funkcionale si dhe ta beje ate qe te shfrytezohet kendshem edhe per disa vitene vijim.

Per te gjithe ata te cilit po vizitoni per here te pare, ja se ne cfare gjendje (me larte) ishte dhoma ne diten ne te cilen vendosa qe ta pranoj sfiden.

Per shkak te kufizimeve buxhetore, blerja e mobiljeve te reja ishte jasht cdo mundesie. Mbeshjellja profesionale e tyre ishe e kushtueshme, andaj vendosem qe t’ju qepim mbeshtjellset, dhe une perfundova te merem me qepjen e tyre pasi qe nuk gjetem ndonje person me aftesi te duhura profesionale qe te merej me qepjen e tyre.

Na nevojitej nje tavoline qe do te sherbente si tavoline pune/grimi, andaj e disejnova kete me kembe ne form kapse flokesh te cilat jan te punuara me material ndertimor (shufra hekuri) te cilat i gjetem ne hekurishte. Shufrat e hekurit u prene ne gjatesi prej 156 cm dhe pastaje u kthyen per tu bere ne form te kapses se flokeve dhe u ngjiten ne pllaken baze. Pasi kembet ishin gati, e bera ngjyrosjen e tyre me ngjyre te zeze, dhe i ngjita ato ne nje pllake MDF 120 co e gjatex 40 cmi e gjere, me trashesi 1.6 cm.

Dhoma kishte nevoje per perde, ashtu qe pronarja i kishte nje pale perde te gatshme te ngjyres se bardhe. Perdet e bardha nuk ishte ajo cfare une e parashikoja per dhomen, por duhej t’i perdorja ato, dhe ne menyre qe te shtoja pake konstukt ne to ju qepa astarin e bardhe dhe e dekorava pjesen e tyre te siperme me shirit bardh e zi.

Asnje kolltuk nuke eshte i kompletuar poqese nuk dekorohet me jastek, andaj i qepa disa te tille duke e perdorur kete material interesant me print te lekures se zvaranikeve si dhe tjeret i punova me material plishi ngjyre te gjelbert.

Ky mur i thjeshte por shume elegant i stilit galeri u krijua duke i perdorur dis korniza te perdorura ne te cilat i vendosa disa punime te punuara nga une ne stilin “levizje brushe”

Qe t’e beja me interesant dhomen vendosa qe muri ballor te jet si pike fokale e dhomes ashtu qe e krijova nje mural me dizajn gjeometrik ne ate mure. Gjithashtu, edhe piktura e vendosur ne murin me mural eshte nje DIY projekt.

Pra kur bie fjala tek gjesendet per mobilimin dhe dekorin e dhomes une do te deshiroja t’a kisha pase nje liste te gjate te sponzorve te cilet kontribuan per regullimin e kesaje dhome, por fatkeqesisht nuk kisha sponsor. Por cka munde te them me kenaqesi eshte se gati cdo gje ne kete dhome esthe e punuar vet, dhe duke u nise nga ky fakt atehere edhe jame shume e kenaqur se si doli kjo dhome.

Megjithate, nje gje me te cilen nuk jame aspak e kenaqur jane FOTOT. E kisha vetem nje pasdite ne dispozicion per fotografim, dhe siq mund te shihni ajo nuk ishte nje pasdite qe ishte ne anen time. Ishte shume vranet dhe erret ate pasdite dhe dite aspak e pershtatshme per fotografim. Por hej….jeta vazhdon…dhe do te kete event te tille prap ne pranvere dhe shpresoj se atehere do te jem me me shume fat.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe, dhe gjeni kohe t’i vizitoni edhe hapsirat tjera te perditesuara nga mysafiret tjere participues te Sfida e Nje Dhome.

Besa