My Home & Garden

My TV Stand Makeover

I had always heard a lot about the famous furniture restorers/refinishers in camp, Mr. Mohammed Ameer and his son Daniel. I know many people who have been incredibly happy with their work, and Lucia, from Finding Antiques in the EP, actually used their services for multiple antique pieces in her home – the kind of stuff […]

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My IKEA Hemnes Nightstand Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I’ve been dying to incorporate something blush pink into my home for a couple of months now – it’s kind of my color of the season 🙂 I thought about painting our guest room pink, but hubs wasn’t really on board with that idea… So, when I found out that Annie Sloan carries a beautiful soft pink chalk paint […]

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My Yard: A Decorating Update

I’ve spent a lot of time working on my yard. I’m lucky that it’s a large and open space, so I really wanted to make sure that I took full advantage of that. Since landscaping really isn’t my thing, I decided to focus on what I’m good at – decorating and maximizing the functionality of the space […]

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Before & After: Closet Makeover

Storage is not really the biggest issue in my house… but what I DO lack though is organized storage!  I’ve realized that you can have tons of closets and storage room space, but if there aren’t shelves, storage containers, drawers, etc., to actually store what you own, it’s not really going to work well for you or your […]

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Kitchen Pantry Organizing Tips

I love organizing things. While I don’t really consider it my forté, I understand and strive for that huge sense of satisfaction that comes from when you can find things and can tell how much of it you actually have! But because I’ve been avoiding this pantry for a while, I can’t tell you how many […]

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My Personalized Doormat

Last week, I showed all of you my very awesome exterior door transformation, and as some of you may have noticed, I added a personalized doormat to my front door as well. It was actually my very first DIY project… and it went really well! I bought everything for this project from Dhahran, so this […]

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Exterior Door Makeover!

I have 2 entrances to my home, and one of the entrances was just plain ugly. Luckily, I was able to change my “other” exterior door into a nice glass door. It looks beautiful and lets in a lot of light, but because this side is a little more visible to the public, a glass door wasn’t […]

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From Fabric to Custom

From Fabric to Custom

In this region of the world, transforming fabric into a custom piece is not too difficult to do, and can be a reasonably priced option for people living here. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for in the market, it’s worth considering having a piece made or a worn out piece reupholstered. This is […]

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My Home Office… Or the “Man Cave”

Office Layout www.thedesignsouk.com

Our home has 2 bedrooms, and one more room that was originally staged like a dining/breakfast/”I don’t know what” room… Most houses, villas, and apartments in the Eastern Province come somewhat furnished, and while staging a space with dining room furniture makes sense, I was confused because this room had the largest closet in the house! This amazing closet is […]

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Custom Made Dining Room Cabinet: BEFORE & AFTER

My first experience with getting custom made furniture in Saudi was absolutely fabulous! I had a company in Dammam, called Arabian SAS Co., make a dining room cabinet for me a couple months ago since I was having such a hard time finding EXACTLY what I wanted.

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