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If you know me you know that I have a love for classic black.  Typically this love would be for that perfect little black dress, my classic black handbag or the black planner that I keep by my side at all times.   Friends,  I have a new love in my classic black family.  This new love is my matte black bathroom faucet and accessories.  I was introduced to the Pfister Venturi Matte Black bathroom line by The Home Depot and immediately was drawn to its beauty.  I have never had black faucets before and now I can’t see myself with any other finish.

My previous faucet in my office bathroom was a standard, builders grade faucet.  It really had no character or style.  When I pulled the Pfister Venturi Matte Black faucet out of the box and placed it next to my current faucet I knew that my bathroom sink was getting ready to come to life.

Installation was simple and quick which was perfect for me.  I tend to get so excited when I upgrade my space and want immediate results.  A kid at Christmas has nothing on me when it comes to being impatient.

The pop-up drain stopper is so convenient, and I love the simple design.  With a simple push, it closes and opens.    My previous stopper was such an eyesore.  The design of the Pfister faucet allows my faucet to maintain a very modern look by eliminating the need for a drain bar.  You never really think about these things until you are deep into a project, but it makes a huge difference.

Once the sink was installed, I was excited to get all the other accessories installed to finish off my bathroom.  In no time I had a new door hanger, toilet paper holder, and towel bar.  My bathroom looks instantly changed from the year 1998 to the year 2017.

 

 

Each time, I snapped a piece in place I was beaming with DIY pride.  It is so rewarding when you put the effort into upgrading your space yourself.   Not only can you save money, create memories and ensure quality installation you get the reward of knowing that you put a lot of love into your space.

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One of my all time favorite home DIY project as been our media room. Mike (my husband) and I decided a few months back to transform our guest room into a media room. We love for our home to function for us every day and having two guest bedrooms just did not seem logical for our lifestyle. It was one of the best decisions we have made in our home. This room such a fun space, and perfect for entertaining.

One thing that was crucial to us was ensuring that we maintained the value in our home.  We did not want to make any permanent changes to the space that would prevent us from changing it back to a bedroom if we needed to do so.   You will have to check out my video to see how we created this bar area that is removable.

Blessings & Love

It has been several months since we completed the makeover on our living room.  It is the perfect time to share my tips on decorating a living room space.   Mike and I enjoy this space in our home.  Before the makeover, it was bland and uninviting.  Now it is our beautiful, relaxing space.  We love to sit in this room and talk about our DIY adventures with getting the space in order.  So let’s move into my tips.

Have Fun With Doing-It-Yourself

The beautiful thing about being a homeowner is that you can have fun and save money doing projects around your home.   Mike and I we are very adventurous when it comes to trying to projects around the home.  Our thought is that even if we make a mistake, we can always keep at it until we get it right.

The built-in cabinet in the living room is the bottom half of an old china cabinet we purchased off of Craiglist.  Mike added the top portion, and together it is a beautiful focal point in the space.

Another fun DIY that we completed was our coffee table in which we made it out of picture frames.  I made one of these tables several years ago, and it was such a hit with family and friends.  With this space, I knew I wanted to create another table.  It is such a conversation piece and works perfectly in the space.  Be sure to check out my tutorial on how I made this table.

Add Color

I know some of you are surprised with me encouraging you to add color to your space.  Although my home is very neutral, I do incorporate color in minimalist ways.  Some of these ways are by greenery and accessories that are easily interchangeable such as decorative pillows and throws.

Incorporate Entertainment

A living room is a space that you and your family should enjoy.  For some families, this is sitting in the living room watching a great movie.   For others, it may be relaxing with a great book and a nice cuppa.   I purposely do not have a television in our living room.  I want that space to be the place in our home where we engage in enjoyable conversations while listening to our favorite music.

When decorating and organizing your living room space, I encourage you to make it your beautiful, relaxed haven.  We may not all have the same taste in decor, but I would dare to say that many of us do share the same desire to feel relaxed, happy and safe in our home.   Please enjoy my video in which I give you a tour of my living room.  I hope the tips that I shared were helpful to you.

Blessings & Love

 

I am officially obsessed with the fall season!  So many of you who follow me on my Youtube channel “At Home With Nikki” may have seen the very first video that I ever made.   In that video I shared how to make a teacup lamp.  Well recently I made another lamp with a fall inspired theme.  It was so much fun and I just had to share this fall DIY project with you.   I hope you will enjoy the video tutorial.  
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Do you love baby showers as much as I do?  It feels so special to celebrate the birth of a new child.  It is especially wonderful when that child is someone close to you.  I am currently planning a baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law.  They are expecting their bundle of joy (who name happens to be Savannah) in October.  Today I had so much fun creating the invitations for the shower.  I share my journey with you in the video below.  I hope you will enjoy.  
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June went by so very fast!  There were some really great things that I loved around my home this past month.  I hope you all are enjoying my sharing my monthly favorites around my home.  I love sharing the things that have made my home run more efficiently with you.  In the video I share with you these items, along with I have some links to a few that you may want to try out yourself.  Hope you enjoy! 
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