Lucky Fridge Got Another Makeover!

Hey everyone!! If you know me well by now, you should know that I make changes here & there very frequently and all those of you who follow me on Instagram saw in my stories that I gave my beloved fridge another much needed makeover. So in this post I’m bringing you details of that. Read More

Corridor Wall Makeover

Hellllllloooooo!!!!!!!! How are you all!!! Super, super excited to share the corridor wall makeover with you today. This is long over due but I was dealing with a few things at my end. Anyway let’s dive right in. This wall was an eye sore for a very very long time because it was too plain and off white. I kept thinking of ways I could make it a bit appealing but I didn’t find anything that would work with the rest of the house as well. This I absolutely LOVE! I hope you guys like it too. It’s amazing what a little paint can do ๐Ÿ™‚ Read More

DIY Frames For The Kitchen

Hello my lovely people!!!! How are you all. Life gets so sooo sooooo busy at times that you hardly get to finish anything at all. Speaking of which I’m bringing you those much awaited frames that I posted about on the Instagram stories and have been receiving messages asking about what I did with them. Well here is your answer Read More

Sneak Peak Into Kid’s Playroom

I want to thank each and everyone of you for sending me those amazing, genuinely warm messages about the blog specially the posts on home dรฉcor. I’m truly touched ๐Ÿ™‚
For those who follow my Instagram stories know that I post bits & pieces of my home and daily life. Speaking of which, I’m giving you a sneak peak into the kids playroom Read More

Living Room Wall – Makeover

I love my apartment…no it’s not an exaggeration , I love it for it’s size for one thing. it’s really nice and spacious and caters to all my needs so I won’t go on a rant saying that I always hated it because that was never the case but yes since its spacious, decorating it became somewhat difficult initially because Read More

The Tale Of The Fridge – How & Why It Got A Makeover

Hola! how are you today? I’m super excited as I’m about to share something which I adore <3. Let me tell you how it all started. When we moved to UAE, we moved into a furnished apartment (hotel apartment) which was cute and cozy but after a while we felt like we needed a place we can call our own with our own stuff and our own story to tell. So we started looking for an apartment, finally choosing one that suited us best, we finalized it and then came the time to buy stuff to furnish it. We went shop to shop of course and found some stuff online as well. We were very happy with our purchases because we got some really neat stuff in great prices. (i’m so proud of myself) hehe.

Sooooo when the time came to buy a fridge, I felt that since we were a family of 5, a small fridge was naturally out of question so after looking at different brands and models in different shops, I gave up. Good ones were crazy expensive and the rest were too small. Thanks to my luck I came across this lady who was selling her stuff online and sent me photos of her fridge and I fell in love with it right away because it catered to all my needs and it was pretty..the best part it was really neat & tidy and well kept.

So my husband and I booked a pick up and went over to her house to get the fridge. The moment I entered her house, I fell in love with it…like seriously in love with it. It was so beautiful and tastefully decorated. Love at first sight! (wish i could’ve taken photos) That was the moment I knew that I would be buying more than just a fridge and so I did. Her name was Jeanette and she is such a warm, classy, genuine soul. So glad we met!

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So this is the fridge I got from Jeanette. Pretty sleek isn’t it!

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And this is what it looked like once we brought this home and placed it there. Ali and I bought this awesome decal while we were still in Pakistan from one of these online stores and somehow we felt that it would look great on this fridge.

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Since that day my fridge and I became the best of friends. We took care of each other like family and then it was time for me to say bye for a short while and leave UAE for a few days to attend this wedding back home. But once I returned , to my horror, the building people cut off the electricity because they felt like we had vacated the apartment lol. It’s funny now but it wasn’t funny then as my fridge got affected by their decision and had to be replaced. It wasn’t easy I tell you for my fridge and I were too much in love.

Alas! Time came to befriend a new one and we chose this guy after much struggle and heartbreak and tried to place the same decal on this one but somehow it looked disproportionate so I started looking online for ways to fix this problem and after searching hard I found some great ideas on pinterest and decided to bring them to good use right away. And then this is what happened.

The whole idea involved duct tape but I found cloth tape at Carrefour which is exactly like duct tape and works the same way too. Duct tape is also available at Ace hardware at festival city Dubai and you can also get it those Gift centers all across UAE. Duct tape is available in a lot of different colors so you can get as creative and imaginative as you want. Anyhow moving on let me show you what I did next. I’ve put individual images so that you can have a better look and get an idea.

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How does this work? It’s pretty simple actually. Choose the duct tape color you want, I chose black and white. I saw White and gold combo too on pinterest and it looked pretty kickass too. There was also orange , blue and white, there were geometrical designs, there were horizontal lines, people had used contact sheet on the fridge too which did look good. I chose to do diagonal because it somehow clicked more with my mood and the black and white went with the black counter tops in my kitchen.

What you need:
Tape (your desired color)
Scissors
Great music – optional
And a good cup of tea/coffee

Just start anywhere you want, I started right in the middle as it made more sense to me. Just be careful while sticking the tape as you want them nice and straight but incase you start getting bubbles or the lines don’t seem straight then simply pull it back up and place it again. That’s the beauty of it.

The result : A fridge that looks brand new and feels new!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Taa daa!
It has added so much character to my kitchen. I also added a little black and white runner by the window which activates the whole monochromatic feel in my life! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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So let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚ If you try it, do share photos with me <3

My old fridge was a Maytag
New one LG Digital
Duct Tape: Ace hardware, Carrefour, gift market
Scissors or cutter any kind
Imagination: Your own ๐Ÿ™‚
P.S. I tried looking online for that page where we bought the decal but it seems they’ve discontinued. We bought ours 4 years ago and took it out 2 years ago when we bought the maytag fridge and placed on it. Wish I could order another one as I totally loved it! You can search for other pages and maybe get something interesting for your fridge if you want. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have a great week everyone!

Love,

Sonya

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are magical. They are perfect to add and create a little magic of your own. Gone are the days when decorative lights were used only for birthday parties and weddings. There are so many different kinds of lights available in the market that its unreal and all the more beautiful at the same time. Dim lights are just the thing for me. I’m obsessed with lamps and basically warm light (I hate white light). Warm lights were a huge part of my Dad’s home so that is kinda embedded into my memory and soul. Warmth of any kind is beautiful isn’t it?!

Moving on let’s talk about ways to use fairy lights to add a little magic to any space. I for one use fairy lights in different parts of my house. I have them in the kitchen, in my daughter’s room and out on the balcony as well.

The one’s on the balcony are star shaped solar lights which I either leave on the artificial grass (can’t grow grass on the balcony now can I, so obviously that was the best alternative as I really wanted a nice green spot in the house) or I hang them on the plants which gives a nice effect as well.

Dressing Table

 

If you have colored decorative lights that you probably got for a birthday and now have them stashed somewhere in the store room or some box. Take them out and put them up on your dressing table. I put them up on my daughter’s dressing table and they add just the right touch to the room.

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If you have plain fairy lights they can work really well too.

String Light Jars

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Put strings lights in a jar and create gorgeous little lamps that can be placed anywhere at all.

Black or white board

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Put the lights around frames or chalk boards. I have a ย chalk board in my kitchen which helps me stay organized. I list down whatever chores I have to get done or whatever I need to remind myself of, its super helpful. The back side is white which can be used with a board marker of course but I love the chalk board more.

Drapes

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If you have drapes in your room, you could add lights and make them look even lovelier. Trust me they will look really dreamy and magical.

Light Wall

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Create a little wall out of lights outdoors. It would be perfect for garden parties, Bbq parties or even just to add some glamour to dull outdoor areas. Balconies also look stunning with these lights.

Bed Frames

Wrap them around your bed frame for that gorgeous dreamy effect or hang them over the bed frame.

Display pictures

Put these lights on a focal wall in your house where you would want to display your memorable photographs. The wire of the fairy lights make the perfect way to display your favorite photos. Get a little creative, there is always more than one way of displaying photos, the lights would just add a bit of magical touch to your memories.

 

I have my mind set on using a little more of these on the balcony outside my room. So all you lovely people out there, do let me know what you think of these ideas and also leave your own so that together we can create a little more magic.

Enjoy your Sunday!

LOVE,

Sonya