Pantry organisation ideas

Hi guys!

Since we talked about making over your mason jars, let’s look at some other ideas for organising your cupboards/pantry.

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  • Keeping everything clean and tidy could make your life easier when looking for that specific jar…
  • Also labelling everything really helps!
  • Use small baskets for placing random plastic bags or small containers.
  • Metallic portable shelves really help you see the objects you placed at the back of each shelf.
  • Categorise!
  • Spices can be placed in a drawer for easier access.

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See you soon x

V

P.S. Send us pictures of your organised pantries at vxirouchaki@hotmail.com or Instagram #blingopantries

 

Easy DIY with mason jars

Hi guys!

Today I’d like to show you a very inexpensive way to make use of your old mason jars.

 

You’ll need:

Empty mason jars (make sure your jars are very clean and that you have removed all labelling)

Acrylic paint (non-toxic) of your favourite colour

A paint brush

Masking tape

Labels

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Start by sticking the masking tape to define you wish to paint. Make sure that the tape is well stuck so that the paint doesn’t leak under the tape. Then start painting! Don’t forget to paint the lid as well – but only on the top outer part, paint and food don’t go well together😉

Leave your project to dry over night. Then stick a label to write what’s in your jar and place somewhere for everyone to see.

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I haven’t washed mine yet and when I do I’ll be very careful or the paint might chip off. If you want to use your jars for storing bits and bots (not food) you can try painting the jar on the inside… Let me know how that goes🙂

See you soon x

V

 

Sweet Treat for the ladies…

Hi guys!

Today – as promised – I have a sweet treat just for my lady friends.

It was late Tuesday night when I started thinking about who’s going to be the next James Bond… So random right? However this matter made me very happy as I got to think about my favourite actors – the ones I think are super hot and could possibly be the new British agent.

My nominees are:

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I would definitely vote for Gerard Butler – but I want to hear what you girls think…

Please leave your comments (also let me know if you find this fun – we could do this often;)

See you soon x

(I’m sure you’ll have a lovely weekend after seeing these guys lol)

V

Spice up your water bottle!

Hi guys!

Happy July!!!

Today it’s really hot here and we thought it would be a great idea to spice up our water bottles with some lovely water labels!

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All you have to do is print these and stick them on your water bottle. How cute!

Please send us your photos with your water bottles – we’d love to see what you did…

And remember to follow  BlingoDesign on Instagram/Facebook/Tumblr/Pinterest.

See you soon x – Have a lovely weekend.

V

Makeover after Makeover #1

Hi guys!

I keep hearing how difficult it is to remodel a room and that’s the reason why we often postpone any works at home. And then there is the financial factor… how much will a full remodel cost? Can we afford it? And here come the questions…

However, I find that there is always an easy and inexpensive way to make any room look good (or at least better than it used to).

Take this vanity area for example.

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It looked dull, uninviting and boring. It seriously lacked of personality and let’s face it, it was not the first thing you want to see when you wake up in the morning. The owners however thought that it was going to cost them a small fortune to remodel so they just left it like this.

We convinced them that with a few easy changes the place would look completely different and pretty amazing. And we were right!

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Adding a few personal items and splashes of colour really transformed the place. It now looked and was more practical and inviting.

This encouraged the owners to go through with a proper remodelling. We painted the vanity and bought a matching mirror, changed the tap and countertop and bought a few decorative items to spice it up. It didn’t cost as much as the owners originally thought and they now enjoy their lovely vanity area with a smile every morning.

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Easy DIY with Sharpies #1

Hi guys!

You know we’re all about the easiest DIY’s here at the BlingoDesign HeadQuarters lol!

So here’s another quick and easy idea to update your old and plane ceramics: Sharpies! All you are going to need is a ceramic plate or bowl (or a mug) and a few Sharpies in various colours.

Start drawing your design on the plate (make sure the plate is clean from any dust or grease before using). It can be any type of design you want – and you can even draw it with a pencil before using the Sharpies for a precise design. Continue reading

Cleaning Tips

Hi guys!

Today I’m sharing my list of cleaning tips that has really helped me keep my home tidy and nice.

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  • Get all the supplies you are going to need before you start cleaning.

The last thing you want is having to stop what you are doing to get properly dressed (I don’t know about you but I never clean my house with nice clothes on – I’m afraid they’ll get ruined from the bleach) and go to the shops for that cleaning product you need but do not have.

  • Use old baskets, boxes, bags.

Now is the time to organize your space. Since you are emptying all the cupboards, why don’t you use those old small “just in case I ever need this” boxes you’ve kept over the years and tidy up?

  • Clean or Semi-Clean?

Cleaning can be overwhelming. So make sure you clean up everything properly. Try not to miss any spots or leave things to do later. It’s best if you get it all done with now. This way you can “forget” about cleaning your cupboards for the next few months.

  • Re-decorate

What’s the point of cleaning and tidying up everything if you can’t see it when you walk in the room? The trick is to re-decorate! Add a new throw pillow or a new frame and everything will look fresh!

  • Give it some time

These things don’t happen over night. You have to give cleaning some time to have proper results. One full weekend will do but if you find this difficult, four Saturday mornings are just as efficient.

  • You did great!

Congratulate yourself! You deserve it! Take a weekend off or buy something nice for yourself to remind you that you did a great job!

I hope you find these tips useful. Any ideas you’d like to add?

Have a great weekend – See you soon x

V