Monday, May 30, 2011

Contest....1000+ Facebook fans = time to celebrate!!

Update! (June 13, 2011)

And our winner is........  Glogirl (Amy M.)!! 
 Congratulations Amy!! Drop me an email at to claim your prize.  

 Thanks to everyone for entering and stay tuned for more contests in the future.... :)

We're just buzzing with excitement here at Seaside Interiors, now that we've reached 1000+ Facebook Fans!  We're so excited, in fact, that we wanted to celebrate with you all!  

                                                                     Photo from Country Living

We are giving away.....$50 in Seaside Interiors credit and a $20 e-certificate from either or to ONE lucky winner!  This Seaside Interiors credit is good towards any of our many services, both in person or online.

Here's how you can enter! 
{1} Just leave a comment on this blog telling us which room in your home you would like help with and why....
{2}  Become a fan of Seaside Interiors on Facebook ....(if you are already a Fan, you can just mention it in your comment)

**Bonus!!!!**: If you also post a picture of the room you need help with on the Seaside Interiors Facebook wall, you will get an additional 3 entries!!

Thanks again for being a fan of Seaside Interiors.....Good Luck!! :)

**The fine print.....**
Entrants must be over 18 years to participate.
Winner will be chosen with random draw by on  Sunday , June 12, 2011  and will be posted here by Monday, June 13, 2011.
** Seaside Interiors credit will be good for 1 year from date of issue**

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Paper Lanterns- girls room update.....

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am always on the lookout for simple, inexpensive ways to give quick updates to the rooms in my own home. I just love to keep things fresh and interesting! Of course, I do believe that these updates should not break the bank :)

My latest budget inspiration came while I was out and about last week. I came across a whole selection of Martha Stewart crafts on clearance for $5 each. These items are really promoted as wedding decor, but I couldn't help but think how cute they would look in my daughters room ;)

Here's how they turned out....

    The set of 3 paper lanterns (2 med ,1 large) was a steal at $5. I just adore the eyelet detail.... I hung them from the ceiling with a silver ball thumbtack and a little fishing line. To add more drama I also purchase this glitter paper garland (also $5) and cut it into strips, which I attached to the wall with simple invisible tape.....what an easy way to bring some drama to the bed!

 I couldn't resist this gorgeous bedside lamp with a bow from Homsense! When we turned it on we got a delightful surprise...the inside is lined in a Parisian themed material which shows through when it's lit :)

These battery operated pre-lit lanterns draped around my daughters mirror (also on sale for $5) add a soft glow and make her feel like a movie-star....I'd say that's money well spent ;)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Decorating with.....Tape!

A couple of days ago I came across this great lettered/numbered packing tape at Michaels. I wasn't sure what exactly I was going to use it for, but at .90/roll, it just had to come home with me :)

I wasn't home for long before I came up with a few super easy, fun, and fast uses for the tape.....Here's  what I've done so far and I have lots of tape to spare!

It doesn't get any simpler than this!... The black tape works perfectly on clear glass candle holders. The numbers are actually transparent which allows for a lovely glow when lit with a tealight candle....

The white tape , monogrammed with my son's initial, wrapped around a basic drum lampshade adds a wonderfully interesting effect.....

Another use in my sons bedroom is on the edge of his roller shade. It does double duty by embellishing the plain shade and at the same time repairing a small tear .....can't ask for more than that! :)

I am definitely going to keep my eyes open for more colors/prints of the versatility! Have you used packing tape for decorating before? If so, I'd love to hear how you used it... :)