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

Previous Weeks – Javet e Meparshme

Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

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

Small Room Makover Progress – ORC Week Five

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It’s another week of the One Room Challange, and I am getting a bit nervous about the comming week. We have only one week left before the grand reveal, so I will keep this post short and only give you some updates on what I did this week.

I painted the focal point wall, and added some geometrical design by painting two huge triangles. This design makes the room feel larger as it gives a perspective and adds interest to the room. The mural instantly grabs your attention when you enter the room and makes the room feel modern.
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DIY artwork was another project that I had to tackle this week, so this is what I created by applying watercolour brushstrokes on a white card stock paper.
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After the painting was done, I cut the paper to the desired sizes and run a solid line with a permanent marker around the cut edges. This gives the painted piece a more finished and polished look. Now, making a decision on how to hang them is not going to be easy.

I also hacked this Ikea shelf by painting the sides in black and adding a black electrical tape to the shelf edges so, this way, an inexpensive piece of furniture, will add contrast and will complement the colour scheme of the room.

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As of today I will be in hunting around my client’s house to find accessories that will fit our design, thus i leave it here and up to the hunting and styling.

For those curious on where I started, and the progress I made through weeks please check:

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week three
week four

Thanks for visiting, and hope you will return again for the final reveal next week.
Besa

Java e Peste ne Eventin Sfida e Nje Dhome

Eshte java e peste a eventit Sfida e Nje Dhome (One Room Challange) dhe kame filluar qe te ndihem paksa ne siklet per javen e ardhshme. Ka mbetur vetem nje jave deri te shpalosja e disajnit final te punes, andaj nuk do e zgjas kete postim por vetem do ty ju perditesoj me disa nga punet me te cilat u mora gjate kesaje jave.

E ngjyrosa murin qe do e jete pika fokale e dhomes, ashtu qe e krijova nje dizajn gjeometrik duke i ngjyrosur dy trekendsha te medhenje ne mure me nyanca beige. Ky disajn po e ben qe kjo dhome e vogel te duket me madhe sepse po krijon perspektivesi dhe po shton interesim ne dhome.

Arti DIY eshte edhe nje projekt tjeter me te cilin u more gjate kesaj jave, keshtu qe ja se cfare krijova duke e perdore tekniken “brush strokes” qe njeherit eshte shume e aplikuar gjate ketyre viteve te fundit. Pas ngjyrosjes e bera prerjen e tyre ne madhesine e deshiruar dhe i rrethova skajet e tyre me marker permanent, gje qe kjo ju jap punimeve nje pamje te perfunduar dhe te llustruar. Tani vie ai vendimi i veshtire se si ti pozicionojme ne murin galeri te gjitha keto.

Gjithashtu e bera ridizjnimin e ketij rafti te IKEA’s duke ja ngjyrosur pjeset anesore me te zeze dhe duke ja mbeshtjell me shirit izolues te zi skajet e rafteve , keshtu qe ky raft jo i kushtueshem po krijon kontrast ne dhome dhe po inkorporohet mire ne skemen e ngjyrerave te dhomes.

Tani ka mbetur vetem te “gjahtojme” perreth shtepise se klientit per te gjetur akcesor dekorues per dhomen.

Per te gjith ata te cilet jan kureshtar se me cka fillova, mund te percjellni perditesimet gjate javeve te kaluara me poshte:

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Java Trete
Java Katert

Ktheni ketu te Enjen e ardhshme kur edhe do ta beje postimin e fotove te dhomes se perfunduar.

Ju faleminderit qe e vizituat kete faqe,
Besa

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Homemade

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Having lived too far away from any Starbucks shops for a while, I am starting to crave for my favourite Starbucks pumpkin spice latte this fall. None of such lattes that I tried elsewhere so far, compares to the original Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte; but, luckily I found a great recipe that is even better than the Starbucks recipe (as it contains a real pumpkin instead of a pumpkin spice syrup) so, now, I can make my favourite lattes at home, and I am very happy to share it with you also.

This is my version adapted from this recipe. I usually make a big batch using 10 tablespoons of pumpkin pyre and proportional ammount of pumpkin spice, and it can be refrigerated up to a week.
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Ingredients for 2 drinks:

2 tablespoons fresh pumpkin pyre or canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice,
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
400 ml whole milk
1 to 2 shots espresso ( or about 1/2 cup of very strong filter or instant coffee)
100 ml heavy cream, whipped – optional

Instructions
Heat the pumpkin and spices: In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the pumpkin with the pumpkin pie spice and a dash of black pepper for 2 minutes or until it’s hot and smells cooked. Stir constantly.
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Stir in the sugar: Add the sugar and stir until the mixture looks like a bubbly thick syrup or a paste (it depends from the quality of the pumpkin).

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Warm the milk: Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract. Warm gently over medium heat, watching carefully to make sure it doesn’t boil over.
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Blend the milk: Carefully process the milk mixture with a hand blender or in a traditional blender (hold the lid down tightly with a thick wad of towels!) until frothy and blended.
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Mix the drinks: Make the espresso or coffee and divide between two mugs and add the frothed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg if desired.
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Latte me Ereza Kungulli (Pumpkin Spice Latte)

Per dy pije nevojiten:

2 luge gjelle pyre kungulli
Gjysem luge te kafes *ereza kungulli (pumpkin spice) plus dhe ca per dekorimin siper lattes
Piper i Zi- i bluar aty per aty- shume pake
2 luge gjelle sheqer
1 luge gjelle ekstrakt i vertete vanile (ose dy qeska sheqer vanille)
400 ml qumesht
1 ose 2 hudhje (shots) espresso (ose 1/2 filgjani instant kafe ose filter kafe e pregaditur shume e forte)
100 ml ajke te embel (whipping cream), shkopinje kanelle- opcionale

*Reqeta per Ereza Kungulli (Pumpkin Spice) nese nuk e gjeni te gatshme:

1 luge gjelle – kanelle
2 luge te volga caji – xhenxhefil i bluar
Gjysem luge te vogel caji – arez muskati e bluar
Gjysem luge e vogel caji -allspice (eshte kombinim i pipernave)
Gjysem luge e vogel caji- karanfil i bluar
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Perpunimi:

Kungulli vendoset ne nje ene dhe nxehet ne temperature mesatare, i shtohet Ereza Kungulli (Pumpkin Spice) dhe pakez biberi i zi i bluar fresket, zihet edhe 2 minuta ose me teper deri sa te konsideroni se i vie era mire. Perzihet vazhdimisht me luge druri.

I shtohet sheqeri, dhe zihet keshtu derisa masa te behet sikurse sirup i trashe ose mase e trashe (varet nga lloji i kungullit qe e keni)

I shtoni qumshtin dhe ekstraktin e vanilles (ose sheqerin e vanilles) dhe e perzieni deri sa qumshti te nxehet.

Perzierjen e nxehte e kaloni ne blender tradicional (ashtu qe siper kapakut te blenderit tradicional e vendosni nje pecet te trash gjate perpunimit qe te mbroheni nga masa e nxehte (ose e perzieni me stick blender), dhe e mbani keshtu deri sa masa te perzihet dhe te trashet paksa.

Kjo mase pastaje hudhet siper espresso-s se pregaditur me pare ose ne mungese te makines expresso te pregaditet kafe filter e forte ose nescafe e forte.

Siper (opcionale) e dekorojme me shkumen e ajkes se bardhe, shkopinje kanelle, dhe e sperkasim me *Erez Kungulli.
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Ju befte mire dhe kenaquni me shijen qe ju ofron kjo pije dimerore.
Besa

Small Room Makeover Progress – One Room Challenge Week Four

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Like in a small puzzle, bit by bit, things are starting coming together in this little room makeover that I decided to challenge myself with in this fall 2016 One Room Challenge Event.

For me, the event has proven to be a reeeal challeng considering the tininess of the budget that I am working with. I know that I keep winning about it but, really, I am in a big trouble as I already run out of the projected amount; so, to make this project come to an end I am using my all DIY skills and I am repurposing some of my unused stuff stored in my attic.

So, these are the updates:

I managed to paint the legs and assemble the console table/working desk, and decided to arrange the hairpin desk legs in a half circle position. I was worried at first about the stability of the desk by arranging the legs this way, but as the desk is placed against the wall it proved to stand quite stable, and it looks quite interesting.
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Making and designing pillows is a thing that I always like to do with a big pleasure so I made a few of them for this project too.

This is one of the pillows that I made using this beautiful green velvet:
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and to add some pattern I found this interesting linen fabric with a beautiful reptile print.
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As far as the sewing projects is concerned I also designed and made this “double deck” pouf. I call it double deck because is twice the height of standard poufs found at stores. It came out really nice and I am loving it.
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Hunting in my attic the other day, I found plenty of frames so I am planning a gallery wall to be displayed above the sofa. Now I have to make a big decision what it should be put into those frames!
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Well, this was all for this week and I am sure that other guest participants and 20 featured designers/bloggers had a busy week too.

Fore those interested to check my second and third week progress, please click here and here.

Thank you so much for visiting and taking time to read this post.

Hope to see you again here.

Besa

Progresi ne Dekorin/Perditesimin i Dhomes – Java e Katert ne eventin “Sfida e Nje Dhome”

Sikurse ne nje puzzle te vogel, pak nga pak, gjerat kan filluar te krijojne nje teresi ne dekorin e kesaje dhomeje te vogel me te cilen une vendosa te mare pjese si mysafire ne eventin Sfida e Nje Dhome- Vjeshta 2016.

Per mua eventi deshmoj te jet shume sprovues, dhe ate per faktin se buxheti i ndare per kete projekt ishte shuuume i vockel. E di se jame duke bere shume zhurme lidhur me buxhetin, por me te vertete jame ne hall te madh pasi qe veqme e kam shpenzuar ate krejte, dhe po me duhet qe ti fus ne pune te gjitha aftesit e mija DIY (beje vet) si dhe t’i perdori disa nga gjesended e mija te paperdorura dhe te strehura ne nenkulm ne menyre qe t’a perfundoj projektin e nisur.

Pra te filloj me raportin e progresit te bere gjate kesaje jave:

Arijta qe ti ngjyrosja kembet e tavolines dhe ta beje montimin e saje, dhe vendosa qe kembet e tavolines t’i veje ne forme gjysem harkore. Fillimisht isha paksa hezituese pasi qe nuk isha e sigurt per stabilitetin e tavolines me kembe te pozicionuara ne kete menyre. Megjithate, pasi qe tavolina do te qendroj e mbeshtetur plotesishte ne mur, u vertetova se ka stabilitet te mjaftueshem andaj edhe vendosa ta le ne ate menyre. Kembet e vendosura ne kete menyre po duken shume bukur dhe po e bejne qe kjo tavoline e thjeshte te duket shume interesante.

Dizajnimi dhe qepja e jastekve eshte nje prej gjerave me te cilat merem me shume entuziazem dhe kenaqesi, ashtu qe per kete projekt i bera disa prej tyre.

Ky eshte njeri nga ata (shih foton me larte) te cilin e dizajnova dhe qepa duke perdore si material kadife te gjelbert shume te bukur dhe shirit te pambukut ngjyre bezh,dhe per te shtuar pak llojllojshmeri, e gjeta kete material (shih foton me larte) te bukur nga lini me nje dizajn te reptilve dhe qe do te duket shume bukur dhe do te kombinohet mire me jastek tjere.

Per sa u perket projekteve te qepjes per kete dhome, gjithashtu e dizajnova dhe qepa kete ulese (a.k.a POUF) te cilin po e quaj “dykateshe” pasi qe eshte e lartesise se dyfisht nga ato standardet qe i gjejme neper shitore. Doli per bukuri, dhe eshte duke me pelqyer shuuume!

Duke gjahtuar ne nenkulmin tim keto dite, gjeta nje mori kornizash te cilat i pastrova nga punimet qe ishin ne to dhe po planifikoj qe t’a krijoj nje galeri mur siper sofes. Tani vie ai momenti i rendesishem dhe i veshtire i vendimit se cfare te vendoset brenda atyre kornizave!!!

Ja pra kjo eshte e tera sa i perket kesaj jave dhe jam e bindur se edhe pjesmaresit tjere mysafir si dhe 20 dizajnerat/blogerat e perzgjedhur kane pasur jave te ngjeshur gjithashtu.

Per te gjith Juve qe jeni te interesuar te shihni progresin e punes gjate javes se dyte dhe trete, ju lutemi klikoni ketu dhe ketu.

Ju falemnderoj shume qe vizituat kete faqe dhe qe gjetet kohe per ta lexuar kete post.

Shpresoj qe te ktheni prap ketu,

Besa

Elegant Fall Front Porch Decor – Pumpkin Succulent and Mums Floral Arrangement

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This year I may be a bit late with fall decor, but seeing all those pumpkins and mums that have flooded marketplaces, I just had to find time to decorate a spot in my house to set myself in a real fall mood by using these standard fall decor items.

I like to come up with creative ways of pumpkin decoration like this one that I did a few years back , but this year I decided that the orange colour is OK but the pumpkin will serve as a vase for mums and succulents grown in my garden.
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I created this interesting floral arrangement using yellowish mums and succulents that were carefully arranged in a diagonally cut pumpkin. As you can see in the photos, I started with a small size orange pumpkin which was cut diagonally. To get a precise cut I marked the line with a masking tape and then run a cut with a sharp knife. After deseeding the pumpkin, I started arranging the flowers, starting with the mums first and then arranging the succulents carefully. I placed both pieces of pumpkin on a black tray and ended up with this beautiful arrangement. The upper cut part of the pumpkin piece with a stem was put up side down and lifted up from the tray base by using a candle holder, just to give an illusion that this piece is floating around. This was a very fun, quick and easy project done within an hour.
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After finishing the arrangement, I decided that it would look beautifully on my little porch, and I was absolutely right.

It looks like that mums and succulents make a great combo, and when placed in a pumpkin surely enhance the fall feeling as well as enjoyment of beautiful fall colours.

If you are a fan of minimalistic decor, or have a very small porch or front door area, then these kind of arrangements are a perfect solutions to set your home into a fall mood, enhance the curb appeal, and create and make your home feel welcoming.
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If this project inspired you to make something similar please let me know. I would love to see how your’s turned out.

Thanks for visiting,
Besa

Dekor Elegant i Hyrjes se Shtepise – Aranzhim dekorues i kungullit me krizantema dhe bime sukulente.

Kete vit jam vonuar paska per sa i perket dekorit vjeshtor, por duke i pare te gjithe ata kunguj dhe krizantema te te gjitha ngjyrerave neper shitore dhe gjetiu, u inspirova dhe mu desht patjeter qe te gjeja kohe per te dekoru ndonje hapsire te shtepise dhe keshtu t’a sillja veten ne nje disponim te vertete vjeshtor me perdorimin e kungujve dhe luleve vjeshtore.

Kam deshire qe gjithmon te vie me ndonje ide kreative per sa i perket dekorimit me kunguj sikurse ky dekorim/ngjyrosje te cilen e kisha bere para disa viteve, por kete vit vendosa se ngjyra origjinale e portokallt eshte ok, por kesaje radhe kungulli do te sherbej si vazo per mbjelljen e luleve dhe sukulenteve te kultivuara ne kopshtin tim.

E krijova kete aranzhim interesant te luleve duke perdorur krizantema te verdha dhe sukulenteve te vendosura me kujdes ne zbrazestiren e kungullit te prere ne diagonale. Siq mund te shihni ne fotot me larte, fillova me ne kungull te madhesise mesatare. Per ta bere prerjen sa me diagonale, e vendosa nje shirit maskues ne vendin ku duhej te behej prerja dhe pastaj kalova neper te me nje thike te mprehte. Pas heqjes se farave nga brendesia e kungullit fillova me mbjelljen e luleve dhe aranzhimin e sukulenteve per reth. Te dy pjeset e kungullit i vendosa ne nje tabake te zeze dhe si rezultat perfundova me nje aranzhim te bukur si ai ne fotot me larte.

Pjesa e siperme e kungullit (doreza) eshte ngritur nga niveli i tabakes duke e vendos ne nje mbajtes te qiririt ashtu qe duket se qendron i varur. Ky ishte nje projekt shume i shpejte i lehte dhe kenaqesi per t’u punuar dhe qe u finalizu brenda nje ore; E te gjithe ne, apo jo, i dojme keto dekore te cilat nuk na marin shume kohe, duken shume bukur dhe na bejne te gezuar.

Pasi e perfundova, vendosa qe te veja ne pjesen e hyrjes se shtepise pasi qe mendoja se aty do te dukej bukur; dhe kisha pase te drejte, sepse po duket interesant dhe te bene te buzeqeshesh cdo her kur kthehesh ne shtepi nga nje dite e lodhshme pune.

Si duket lulet vjeshtore dhe sukulentet krijojne nje kombinim te shkelqyeshem, dhe poqese vendosen “ne kungull” atehere e sfortesojne ate ndjenjen vjeshtore si dhe kenaqesin e perjetimit te ngjyrerave vjeshtore.

Nese jeni adhurues i dekorit minimalistik, ose keni ndonje hapsire shume te vogel para shtepise atehere nje aranzhim si ky do te ishte nje zgjidhje perfekte qe ta veje shtepine tuaj dhe juve ne nje disponim vjeshtor, e te beje qe shtepija juaj te duket mikepritese dhe e bukur.

Nese ky postim ju inspiroi qe te beni dicka te tille, atehere me shkruani! Kisha pase deshire te shof se si doli aranzhimi i Juaj!

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe,

Besa

Sofa/Loveseat Slipcovers – One Room Challenge Fall 2016 – Week Three

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The third week of One Room Challenge event is already here. It is crazy how fast the time flies during this challenging event. If you are new here, thanks so much for checking my Small Room makeover out.  You can check out my first post related to this makeover if you’d like to get reminded what I started with when I entered the One Room Challange event.

During this week I made a lot of progress despite the mountain of challenges that I faced along the way.

First, we got rid of the two bulky chairs that were suffocating the room. One of the chairs was part of the set, and we decided that it has to go regardless the emotional attachment of the owner to it. We put it at the curb side, and it vanished in less than 15 minutes, as someone was eagerly waiting for us to damp it there. The other chair, which was in a better state was relocated to another room.

As I mentioned in my previous post the owners have allocated a very small budget for this makeover, therefore it was very difficult to start working on a design plan considering that we had a tiny budged, and a bare room with only a worn sofa bed and a love seat.

But, there was no time for winning so I rolled up my sleeves and started working with a full speed.

First, I had to deal with the worn furniture and make them usable again, so I decided to slip cover them. In Kosova, where I live at the moment, it is extremely difficult to find a business or seamstress who would be willing or be able making custom made slipcovering. I am saying this because this is the first challenge that I faced in the process. After purchasing the fabric, I contacted the seamstress that I usually engage in my projects, and unfortunately she was very hesitant to undertake the project saying that she was not sure whether she, or anybody else for that matter, could do a god job on slip coverings. Fair enough! After she denied, I knew that a search for somebody who could do the job must stop here as the chances to find a skilful person to do a good job, within my timeframe, were slim, so I had to assig this project to myself. I had to do the work in the evenings as during the day I was busy with other projects. It took me four evenings to finish this project, but the slip covers came out exactly how I envisioned them. I am so in love with the way they turned out.The slip covers have completely changed the look of the old furniture, and will surely infuse a new vibe into this dated room.

Before I started I gathered some inspiration as seen below

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I used about 10 meters (with 1.40 cm) of white untreated denim fabric for both the sofa and love seat, and I washed it in order to get it shrank before the use. However, I was short for about 3 metres so I had to use another white fabric for underneath the cushions.I worked each piece at the time as everything had to be measured and cut for each individual corner of the sofa/loveseat. Once i cut the side pieces I put them on the sofa/loveseat and attached them inside out with pins. As i finished this step, I sewed them together and turned them inside out and put them on sofa.

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There were some further small adjustments that needed to be done, but other then that they fitted like a glove once they were finished.

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Here are some picks of the ongoing pillow and drape project.drapepillow-green

Check the further progress within a week to see what I have been up to, and please check the other amazing work of 20 designers and other guest participants taking part in One Room Challenge Fall 2016 event.

Thank you for visiting,
Besa

Qepja e Mbulesave te Kolltuqeve – Sfida e Nje Dhome- Vjeshte 2016

Ja erdhi edhe java e trete e eventit Sfidat e Nje Dhome (One Room Challange). Eshte cmenduri se sa shpejt koha ecen gjate ketije eventi. Nese e vizitoni per here te pare kete bllog gjate ketije eventi, Ju falemnderoi shume per interesimine juaj reth dekorimit/perditesimit te dhomes me te cilen mare pjese ne kete event. Ju munde te shihni ketu postin tim te pare te ketije eventi per te pare gjendjen fillestare te dhomes.

Gjate kesaje jave, edhe perkunder nje grumbulli sfidash me e cilat u ballafaqova, eshte bere progres goxha i madh ne dhome.

Filluam me reduktimin e mobiljeve ashtu qe i hoqem dy nga kolltuqet te cilat po e ngulfatnin dhomen. Njeren, ajo e cila ishte pjese e kompletit dhe me te cilen pronari kishte paksa lidhje emocionale, vendosem qe ta “hudhim” jasht. E vendosem ne skaj te rruges dhe kur shiquam brenda 15 minutash ajo veqme ishte zhdukur, dhe te linte pershtypjen se dukej se dikush vecme po priste qe t’a hudhnim aty.

Siq e permenda edhe ne postin e kaluar, pronaret kane ndare buxhet tejet te vogel per kete projekt andaje edhe ishte shume e veshtire te fillohej me planifikim pasi qe, duke pas parasysh gjendjen e mobiljeve dhe dhomes ne pergjithesi, nuk dije se kah te ja mbaje.

Por, i lash menjane akesat pasi qe koha eshte shume e shkurt deri ne perfundimin e ORC eventit, i pervjela menget dhe fillova me punen pa humbur kohe.

Fillimisht duhej qe te meresha me mobiljet e vjetruara ashtu qe vendosa qe t’i mvishja ato me mbulesa te qepura. Ne Kosove, aty ky jetoj per momentin, eshte shume veshtire qe te gjesh ndonje bisnes ose robaqepese qe eshte e gatshme ose ka shkathtesi te duhura qepese per t’i punuar mbulesat e qepura te mobiljeve. Po e them kete pasi qe kjo eshte njera nder sfidat e para me te cilen u ballafaqova ne kete proces. Pasi qe e bleva materialin, kontaktova me robaqepsen te cilen e angazhoi kohe pase kohe ne projektet e mija, dhe per fat te keq ajo hezitoi qe te filloj me punen me arsyetimin se nuk kishte qepur ndonje gje te tille perpara dhe s’ishte e sigurt se ajo ose dikush tjeter do t’ia dilte mbane kesaje pune. Shume fer! Me refuzimin e saj, kerkimi i nje robaqepseje tjeter perfundoi pasi qe e dija qe shanset e gjetjes se dikujt qe do t’a perfundonte projektin me sukses dhe me kohe ishin shume te vogla; andaj edhe e mora persiper qepjen e tyre. Me duhej qe t’a beja qepjen gjate oreve te mbremjes pasi qe gjate dites isha e zene me projekte tjera. Me jan dashte gjithsej kater mbremje resht qe t’i perfundoja, por ato perfundimisht dolen saktesisht ashtu si i paramendoja, dhe jan duke me pelqyer shume se si dolen. Mveshjet e qepura te kolltuqeve e ndryshuan plotesisht pamjen e mobiljeve dhe jam e sigurt se ato do t’i sjellin kesaj dhome te vjetruar “frekunca” krejtesisht tjera.

Para se te filloja gjeta inspirim ne koltuqet me mbulesa te qepura si ne keto fotot me larte.

Dhe pastaje fillova me punen shume te nderlikuar te qepjes se mbulesave te kolltuqeve, pune te cilen po e ilustroj me fotot me larte.

Perdora 10 metra (gjeresia 140 cm) te materialit denim te pambukut te paperpunuar per te dy pjeset, por me nevojiteshin edhe 3 metra te cilat nuk i kisha, andaj mungesen e tyre e zevendesova me material tjeter te bardh te cilin e perdora per qepjen e pjeseve perfundi ulseve.

E preja dhe e qepja secilen pjese veq e veq pasi qe cdo pjese e cdo kend duhej qe te matej me saktesi para se te pritej dhe qepej. Pas prerjes se pjeseve anesore, i vendosa ato ne sofa kah ana e jashtme (ftyra e materialit brenda) dhe fillova ti bashkoj pjeset me gjilpera me koke. Pastaje e beja qepjen e pjesve veq e veq duke i percjelle gjilperat me te cilat i kisha ngjiture pjeset. Pas ngjitjes se te gjitha pjeseve, e beja ngushtimin ose prerjen e teprices se materialit duke e bere keshtu agjustimin e qepjes sipas nevojes. Pas perfundimit, e veshja pjesen e jashtme te sofes me produktin e qepur.

Pas perfundimit nevojiteshin edhe disa intervenime te vogla si ato ne foto me larte, por perveq ketyre imtesirave cdo gje ishte ne regull.

Me larte mund t’i shihni fotot e projektit te perdes dhe jastekve qe jane ne pune e siper per dekorin e dhomes ne fjale.

Per progesin e metutjeshem ktheni e vizitoni kete faqe javen e ardhshme per te pare se cka ka te re ne kete projekt, si dhe nese gjeni kohe vizitoni edhe punen e 20 disejnatorve te enterierit qe marin pjese si garues ne kete event, duke mos i anashkaluar edhe participuesit tjere mysafire qe marin pjese ne eventin One Room Challange Fall 2016 (Sfidat e Nje Dhome – Vjeshta 2016)
Faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

Small Room Makeover – One Room Challange Guest Participant

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This is the first year that I am taking part as a guest participant in the newest One Room Challange . For those of you who wonder what the One Room Challenge (or the ORC) is, it is an event that happens twice a year and is put together by the incredible Linda of Calling it Home . The event starts with a group of 20 talented designers selected to transform a room in a short six weeks. The rest of us get to be guest participants that start a day later.

I missed posting on the first week, but i think that it is never too late so here I am on the second week of this challenge showing you the room which I am expecting to transform into a place that you would love to spend some time in.

So here’s where I am starting…..

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This place is an old condo room with a matching set of sofa, loveseat, and a chair purchased over 27 years ago and which were used, if I may say, to death.

The room was used as a study room and as a spare bedroom for guests. Over 25 years nothing has changed in this room, and it was about the time to freshen it up a bit. However, the biggest challenge in this project is going to be the super low budget that the owners have allocated for this room update. But, I believe that everything is possible if there is a good will mixed with some good luck (I hope).

Therefore, lets the fun begin, so I happily invite you to follow my journey through these coming weeks as I try to redecorate and freshen up this space as well as the challenges I may face during this journey.

Please take time to check the progress of the work of the 20 designers who are taking part in the One Room Challange 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

Ridekorimi/Perditesimi i nje dhomeje te vogel

Kjo eshte hera ime e pare si pjesmarese mysafire e eventit te ashtuquajtur One Room Challange (Sfidat e Nje Dhome). Per juve qe pyesni se cfare eshte ky event, One Room Challange ose ORC eshte nje event i cili organizohet dy here ne vit nga Linda nga blogu i ashtuquajtur Calling It Home http://www.callingithome.com/. Eventi fillon me nje grup prej 20 dizajnerve te perzgjedhur qe e transformojne nje dhome brenda gjashte javesh, dhe cdo jave postojne progresin e arijtur gjate asaj jave. Te gjithe pjesmaresit tjere, sikurse une, participojne si mysafire dhe gjithashtu postojne lidhur me dizajnet e tyre.

Fatkeqsisht, une nuk arijta qe te postoj ne javen e pare te ketije eventi, por mendoj se kur nuk eshte vone, pra ja ku jam ketu ne javen e dyte te ketije eventi sfidues ku e paraqes dhomen te cilen do t’a transformoj ne nje hapsire te kendshme ku secili do te deshironte te kalonte nje pjese te kohes ditore.

Ja se me cka po filloj…. (shih fotot me larte)

Kjo eshte nje dhome e nje baneseje te vogel ne te cilen eshte nje komplet tre pjesesh i kolltuqeve te cilat jane te vjetra mbi 27 vjet dhe te cilat jane perdorur vazhdimisht keshtu qe duken plotesisht te hargjuara, por konstrukcioni i tyre eshte ende shume i forte dhe jane ne gjendje te mire.

Dhoma eshte perdore si dhome pune si dhe dhome fjetje per mysafire. Per me se 25 vite asgje nuk ka ndryshu ne kete dhome andaje ka qene edhe koha e fundit qe te ndermiren masa per ripertritjen e saj. Megjithate, sfida me e madhe do te jet buxheti shume i vogel te cilin pronaret e kane siguru per kete projekt. Por une mendoj se cdo gje eshte e mundur nese egziston vullneti i mire.

Pra te fillojme me kenaqesine dekoruese te radhes, dhe ju ftoj qe te me percillni ne rrugetimin tim gjate ketyre javeve ku do ti dokumentoj perpjekjet dhe sfidat e mija reth dekorimit te kesaj dhome.

Nese gjeni kohe munde te percjellni edhe progresin e punes se 20 Dizajnerve te One Room Challange si dhe participuesit tjere mysafir ku do te gjeni shume inspirim dhe do te njohtoheni me trendet me te reja te dekorit te enteriereve.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe, dhe qendroni ne kontakt duke e percjellur kete bllog.

Besa