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In the fashion world, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is the stuff of legends. Brand new designer goods are dropped to super sale prices, causing fashionistas to lose their minds and stock their carts. But even if you’ve shopped the sale before, you might not have known that the retailer drops prices on a ton of home goods as well. We diligently checked out all of the home items for sale and rounded up our favorites, so you don’t have to.


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Name: Ashley Neese
Location: Silver Lake — Los Angeles, California
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Though Ashley Neese was born in a small town in Wisconsin and grew up in Georgia, she went to grad school in San Francisco in 2005 … and hasn’t left the West Coast. She wanted to build a practice in the healing arts and fell in love with the light and energy of Los Angeles. “I dreamed about living in L.A. when I was much younger. It took me a while to make my way here, but L.A. is everything I hoped it would be and so much more. I have a great deal of love for this incredible city.”


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While fashion might get most of the focus during the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, there are also so many great things available for your home and gifts. The sale has just opened to the public and you can get bedding, towels, bath accessories, home decor, rugs, tabletop, and kitchen accessories. It’s a great time to upgrade things, replace items that are past their prime, and stock up on gifts to give. There are so many great items to outfit a dorm room for kids off to college too like the duvet above. The sale only lasts until August 6, 2017 so get them before they’re gone!

Happy Shopping!

This Skipjack Stripe Sheet Set in blue would be perfect for a boy’s room, beach house, or dorm room. They also come in grey and pink.

I bought new towels from another retailer not too long ago but I just realized they are leaving blue lint on my face. I’m definitely ordering a new set of these Hydrocotton Bath Towels and Hand Towels. They come in 18 different colors too!

A great blue and white pillow at a great price.

This Dash & Albert Rugby Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug comes in five sizes in three colors and would be perfect outside or in a kitchen.

A great piece of art for your beach house.

Who couldn’t use a chic Metal Mirrored Rolling Bar Cart at $75 off the regular price.

This grey rug would look great in any style of decor.

This Waterford Lead Crystal Vase is half off now and would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary present. Especially, if someone sends a bouquet of flowers every week to fill it.

I know a lot of brides give their attendants jewelry for their wedding, Why not make it even more special by giving it in this Travel Jewelry Case.

This Monogramed Canvas Travel Bag would be a nice gift for a groom to give to his groomsmen or to send off with your son to college.

Why not bring this Wicker Picnic Basket as a hostess gift filled with great food for your next weekend away.

I want this Garden Seat & Tools and I don’t even have a garden. It’s the perfect gift for the green thumb in your life.

How fun is this Miami Leaf Shower Curtain?

This Green & White Greek Key Pillow would be a great way to upgrade your sofa this summer.

And lastly, what pool couldn’t use a Inflatable Pineapple Pool Float.  Bring it as a guest, and your hosts will love you.

Bon week-end !

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Where do you put your games? In a box? Well, why not make that box, also a game.

Here I created a backgammon storage box from this IKEA box, the SMÅRASSEL. Or course, the box has room for all my other board games too.

IKEA Smarassel-box-with-lid

I purchased this decal but with some vinyl and straight edges you can make your own game board.

Applying backgammon vinyl decal

Simply follow the directions on your decal. Or find a Youtube video for the game board of your choice and make your own decal. Now you are set for the next family game night. Simple.

A simple box turned backgammon storage box

Backgammon storage box IKEA hack

Keep in mind, IKEA has so many options for storage boxes that you will find the perfect color and size for your games.

Backgammon and board games storage and play box

~ by Wade

Take a look at these other boardgames hacks.

custom dice tray IKEA hack

Play like a pro with a custom dice tray that’s so affordable and so easy to make.

scrabble table DIY

Really love the game? Declare your enthusiasm for your favourite game with a pretty paint job.

board games checkers vinyl decal

If you prefer something less permanent, vinyl stickers are the way to go.

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Got some outdoor space — a teeny balcony, deluxe patio, humble patch of grass, or minimalist concrete pad? Congratulations! Now that you’re part of the landed gentry, you’ll want some privacy. Block prying eyes, wind, and sun with these DIYs, ranging from projects requiring power tools I’ve never heard of to tutorials that amount to basically, “zip a zip tie” and “dig a hole.” Regardless of complexity, each project is apartment-friendly and will enclose your space gorgeously!


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Courtesy of Pencil Shavings Studio.
Courtesy of Pencil Shavings Studio.

Nautical vibes feel so right in the warmer months. If you’re experiencing some painted oar envy, (and we know we are, especially after seeing one in Wit and Delight’s new event studio), here’s a DIY to help. The project is the brainchild of blogger Rachel Shingleton of Pencil Shavings Studio. After coming across some pretty — but pricey — artistic oars while decor-shopping, Rachel decided to create her own instead. Head to her blog to find out how you can do the same.

Courtesy of Pencil Shavings Studio.
Courtesy of Pencil Shavings Studio.

Since you’ll be hand-painting the paddles yourself, you can customize the color scheme to fit your home. When you’re all done, mount them as art on the walls or lean one in a corner for a bold, bright lake-house look.

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I love a tiny, efficient home, and I love a good beach house, especially in these sweltering summer times, so it’s nice to see the two come together. Here’s how a tiny beachside flat in Italy makes the most of a very small floor plan, managing to incorporate two bedrooms, a workspace, and plenty of room for lounging into a trim 376 square feet.


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I made a modern TV stand combining the KALLAX shelving unit with legs from the FROSTA stool.

Modern TV stand hacked from KALLAX and FROSTA

IKEA items used:

  • 1 KALLAX 1 x 3 unit (42 x 111cm)
  • 1 FROSTA (legs)
  • 2 KALLAX doors
  • 1/2 Kallax drawer

Modern TV stand IKEA hack with KALLAX and FROSTA


Other items / equipment used:

  • 1 plywood board birch 38 x 103,8 x 0,6cm
  • 1 plywood board birch 38 x 33,6 x 0,6cm (maybe painted in white)
  • wood glue
  • short screws (4x25mm),
  • 4mm wood drill, cordless drill and a table saw with fence

Total costs: circa 100€.

Modern TV Stand from KALLAX + FROSTA

Saw the FROSTA legs at a length of 18cm.

Glue and screw the wide plywood board at the bottom of the KALLAX shelving unit.

Adjust FROSTA legs at the bottom (like at a 60° angle).

Drill 4mm holes into the plywood board and KALLAX bottom at the hole positions of the feet.

Screw the truncated FROSTA legs with supplied screws.

Put the KALLAX on the FROSTA legs.

Mount the two KALLAX doors and the half KALLAX drawer (one drawer, saw through the drawer – mount at half height).

Slope the drawer in the fence and lay the smaller board on the drawer beam.

~ by Falko Holzförster

Other modern TV stands you may like:

clean and minimalist TV stand IKEA hack

A clean and minimalist TV stand. This was hacked from the IKEA LACK shelving unit but you can easily do the same with the KALLAX.

BESTÅ TV unit IKEA Hack with stone wall panel

One of our all time favourites – the BESTÅ TV unit with stone wall panel.

BESTÅ TV stand with speaker cloth

Another BESTÅ TV stand but we like this for letting us control the gadgets behind closed doors.

TV unit mid century orange

This one we really love for the pop of color inside the TV unit.

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