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Decorate Your Home for a Happy Summer

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How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer!

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

Hi amigos! Before I start to tell my story, lets just talk about the word relajo (yep, that weird word you read in the title). The word relajo is hard to explain in English because it’s basically a word #SinTraducción. It sounds like “relajar” that is basically “relax” but it means something like “making a mess” and it also can be something like “going crazy” or “partying too much”. But it’s such a fun word and I wanted to tell you about it and what it means for me because well, some of you might agree that “hacer relajo” can mean different things for everyone.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

In Tabasco, Mexico, where I used to live, spring break and summer are a big party. We used to live 5 minutes away from the beach, so this time of the year lots of my friends were basically there all day long. There are often concerts, shows and all kinds of late night parties on the beach that’s we call “lunadas”. But I guess I have always been a bit of weirdo, the one that prefers staying at home and having fun with crafts or paint.

I remember one summer, when I was probably 15 years old, I decided to stay at home most of my vacation and paint my bedroom. I wanted to create an ombre wall. So I went to the store and bought two big pink and white buckets and painted more than 50 small squares that covered the whole wall behind my bed to create that ombre effect. I layed down at the end of the week with a smile on my face. I truly believed that it was a fun summer.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

Things are not that different now. I’m loving every morning and mid afternoon, or whenever Jax decides to take a nap, to bring out my craft material and make something pretty with them.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

I went to Target and found these amazing things. I sat down while Jax was sleeping and created a decoupage fruit bowl, painted and personalized a new grocery bag and made a glittery centerpiece. All those things in probably an hour! The table was a crazy “relajo”, literally, but it was worth it.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

I have to admit that a few years back I was ashamed of letting people know that having fun for me included coffee, paint or any other craft material and music. I didn’t want others to think that I was boring. As I got older I started to embrace it. Especially after I had my baby and I realized that any idea of having a crazy party life again was almost impossible. Nowadays crafting, going to the farmers markets or to the park with Jax is “hacer relajo” and I have started to love it and make the most of these moments.

The greatest thing, after all that “relajo” in the house, is getting to see the finished projects.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

I love how my new pieces look all together in my dining area, especially that colorful table runner with the flower vase and the bowl. I sat down the other day, lighted a candle, poured a cup of coffee and enjoyed my new space. I also wore that cute hat (picture below) just to make the moment more special and happy, and because, why not?

What does “relajo” mean to you? Were you a wild party animal, or something similar than me?

Just for fun, join me on the #SinTraducción Guest Program and tell me, any words that you use where you live that have no translation in English?

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

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DIY: Pink Chalkboard Easter Eggs

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DIY: Pink Chalkboard Easter Eggs| Live Colorful

I haven’t had a lot of free time this month but I was so inspired by the amount of beautiful Easter egg decorations I found on the web that I couldn’t resist to making my own.

So yesterday when Jax took one of his unusual “long” naps, I ran to look for material and started crafting these sweet pink Easter eggs.

DIY: Pink Chalkboard Easter Eggs| Live Colorful

To paint them I used the same Martha Stewart chalkboard paint I used for my kitchen frame here. It’s an awesome paint, vibrant and easy to apply and I just LOVE the fact that you can write on it.

Here is the list of materials and steps to make your own pink chalkboard Easter eggs. Are you ready?

MATERIALS:

DIY: Pink Chalkboard Easter Eggs| Live Colorful

DIY: Pink Chalkboard Easter Eggs| Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Poke a hole in the eggs to get out the yolk and clean the eggs.
  2. Start painting your eggs. Two or three layers of the chalkboard paint should be enough.
  3. Write notes, names, shapes or anything you want on them!!!! Just have fun!!

DIY: Pink Chalkboard Easter Eggs| Live Colorful

 

Happy Easter friends! I hope you are having an amazing week.

 

DIY: Pink Chalkboard Easter Eggs| Live Colorful

DIY: Pink Chalkboard Easter Eggs| Live Colorful

DIY: Pineapple Stamped Frame

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DIY: Pineapples Stamped Frame via Live Colorful

Pineapple fever! I had this idea of ​​creating something tropical and fruity for the house. I recently bought a pair of wooden frames and I thought about just painting something pretty on them. Then food stamping got into my mind. Making fruity stamps with veggies sounded like a great way to spend an afternoon!

MATERIALS:

DIY: Pineapples Stamped Frame via Live Colorful

 STEPS:

1. Make the stamp. Begin drawing a pineapple shape using a pencil or one of those carving tools. Start carving the veggie until the pineapple shape stands out.

2. Paint the frame. I used a color named “Neon Pink”. I adore that bright hue, it’s perfect for summer.

3.  Use a brush to put paint on the stamp. Bright yellow and lime green are the ones I used.

4. Then, press the stamp on the frame.  Repeat this step until you fill the frame with lots of colorful and cute pineapples.

DIY: Pineapples Stamped Frame via Live Colorful

Let the frame dry for a few hours.

I added a black and white picture and I have to admit that I really like the contrast, this way the frame colors stand out. My new frame is on one of my coffee tables near the sofa and it looks bright and summery!

You can use food stamps for all sorts of projects: decorate furniture pieces, make greeting cards or even, spice up some of your clothes, what a great activity for the kids!