Kamfy Living

Our Bedroom Reveal

03.11.18

When I first moved to Toronto, I needed a place that felt like home. So, I started transforming Gursheel’s blue, very “manly” room into ours! I wanted something that was bright and white that made me happy when I walked in. I also wanted to keep it budget friendly and DIY as much as I could. And finally, I am ready to share with you all our bedroom reveal! I am super happy with how it turned out and every time I walk into our bedroom I smile 🙂

We started off with getting rid of Gursheel’s bed. That was the only piece of furniture (besides the bedside tables) that he had in his room. The bedside tables we actually DIY’d and I blogged about how we did that here! It was actually one of my very first blog posts as well. They fit into our bedroom perfectly and cost us hardly anything!

We then went on to paint the entire room an off white colour. While we were painting, we also decided to give the base molding a fresh look and painted those with a fresh coat of white paint as well. On one side of the wall we put on this beautiful wallpaper by riflepaperco that I absolutely love! It was a great team building exercise to install it. Although there are minor imperfections from our wallpaper install, they are completely unnoticeable!

Now that we had a freshly painted room with a beautiful wallpaper, we needed a bed that would be a statement. We finally decided on this beautiful bed from Wayfair! Gursheel still says he chose the bed (although it was actually me, :P). The bed was quick and easy to set up and with a bed frame and mattress, we were ready to put on the sheets and a nice duvet.

We went with all the bedding from IKEA since they are super affordable! But we purchased a beautiful pom pom duvet cover from Urban Outfitters. We then made a quick stop to Home Sense and chose some decorative pillows to complete the look.

Next, we decided to keep the curtain rods that were already in the room, but just changed the curtains to some textured white ones from IKEA. Again, super affordable but they look beautiful!

Our bedroom is quite large and there was space for a TV. We decided to purchase a dresser to place across the bed that was at a good height to place a TV to be able to watch from the bed. I loved this one I found on Wayfair! It is white and rustic and it has so many drawers! It is also sturdy and the perfect height to place a TV on top of. I just painted the hardware gold to match with the rest of the room. Finally I just added a couple of books and decorative items to complete the look.

Next, we purchased the Vittsjo shelf from IKEA to place all our books we had collected! This is honestly the messiest part of the room since it looks so cluttered. But I needed a place to display all our favourite things and this worked perfectly. I have recently changed my mentality and try to be minimalist in what I buy. I feel like things just take up so much space in life and I’d rather spend money on experiences rather than things. However, I wasn’t about to get rid of all these things so the Vittsjo shelf (that we spray painted gold) is perfect for now!

No room is complete without some plants! We have two plants as of now (we recently killed our third one, it was a sad day) that we adore: Pablo and Gutti! Our room would be incomplete without them and they make me so happy! I also have this Tellkiddo bag that I use to toss some of my clothes. This is better than just tossing them on the ground and I put them away properly when I get a chance.

Beside the dresser is our closet and I’ve done a closet organization post here where you can see what it looks like. I actually also love how organized and beautiful our closet looks. I also share some tips and tricks on how I keep clothes organized using the Kon Mari Method, you need to check out that post!

We don’t have any pictures in our room, but we do have a picture of us at our Anand Karaj (wedding) framed alongside our wedding Hukamnama. I had originally wanted to get a calligrapher to write our Hukamnama, however, they charged quite a bit. So, we decided to just write it ourselves. Gursheel had a temporary hobby as a calligrapher, so he wrote out the Hukamnama in pencil and I traced over it with a black marker. We placed the picture and the Hukamanma in IKEA frames (that we spray painted gold) and placed them side by side. We see them every morning when we wake up and they make for a great start to the day!

Just last week I bought the last item I felt we needed to complete the bedroom: the light fixture. We needed something that didn’t hang too low (so that it didn’t hit Gursheels head) but was affordable and went with the rest of the room. I had a picture in mind of what I wanted and we found the exact one at Home Sense! I’m sure it wasn’t the exact one but it sure looked like it! And it is perfect. Now our bedroom is complete and I had to do our bedroom reveal!

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

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our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

our bedroom reveal - affordable decor

I really hope you enjoyed our bedroom reveal and feel inspired to decorate your room! What are your favourite ways to decorate your room? What was your favourite part of our bedroom reveal?

 

Kamfy Living

DIY – How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta – A Free Ebook by GetKamfortable!

03.05.18

Hi everyone, I hope you had an amazing February and are excited for the Spring, because it is almost here!! Today I have something super excited to share with you all: my first E-book!! It’s an E-book about How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta and I’m super happy with how it turned out! I wanted to create something for you all that will be helpful and get you excited about sewing. Depending on your feedback, I would love to make a tutorial for how to sew a salwar and eventually how to sew a kameez! But, I thought this tutorial on How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta would be the perfect starting point! And guess what? It’s FREE!! All you have to do is click on this link and enter your email, and the E-book will be emailed to you!

I thought an E-book would be the best way to share this tutorial with you. This way you can follow the pictures with their captions with steps to guide you!

Although the tutorial on How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta is super easy, it still requires you to have some understanding on how to use a sewing machine. Since every machine is different, it is hard for me to describe to you on how to set up your machine. However, I do share some tips and tricks and some basic steps that everyone needs to follow to set up the machine.

Supplies Required

There are only a couple of items required to sew gotta on dupatta, so make sure you buy quality products:

2.5 yards dupatta fabric (I like Chiffon, Georgette, and Net)

8 yards gotta (or ribbon, lace, piping, or whatever else you want to add to your dupatta)

good quality fabric scissors (mine are from Amazon and I love them)

sewing machine (I like this on on Amazon)

thread matching your dupatta/gotta

 

Gotta and dupatta fabric will be best found at your local Indian fabric store. They have the best selection and best prices! One time I went to the Fabric District in Toronto and they were charging me 40-50 dollars a yard for raw silk! The same fabric can be found at an Indian store for 5 dollars a yard! I personally like Jagjit Textiles in Brampton and Kapra Mandi in Surrey!

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

DIY - How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta

If you are already on my email list, the E-Book will be already be sent to you! However, if you would like your FREE copy of the How to Sew Gotta on Dupatta E-book, click here to sign up for my email and the E-book will be emailed to you!

Since this is my first E-Book, I would love to know what you guys think! Was it helpful? Was it informative? Should I add more pictures next time? More written instructions? Were the instructions confusing? Any feedback will be truly appreciated! Also, please let me know if you would be interested in a Salwar and Kameez stitching tutorial!

Feel free to message me about any questions you may have! Comment below, email me or message me on instagram! Your feedback and support means the world to me! Thanks you and I hope you love it!

Kamfy Living

Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Review – Making Cleaner Cleaning Choices

02.25.18

One of my biggest goals of this year is to start eliminating toxic things from my life that I use on an everyday basis. This means I want to start eating whole foods (ie. not too many processed foods), use all natural skin care/hygiene products and use no chemicals whatsoever when I clean! So in todays post I will share with you my favourite all natural, chemical free cleaner that I absolutely love and is perfect for cleaning a wide variety of things! Let’s get started with the absolutely magical Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Review!

It’s no secret that I love Dr. Bronner’s! I’ve done a previous post on Castile Soap and how much we love using it as a body wash (check out that post here). So, when I was researching Dr. Bronner’s, I came across their Sal Suds and how it is supposed to be this amazing biodegradable cleaner that is made from plants and fir and spruce essential oils. That was the extent of my research and I left it at that.

Then, just a few months ago, I heard about Sal Suds again on one of my favourite gardening podcasts! They were talking about different all natural cleaning products and how Sal Suds was the core ingredient. They even gave recipes on different ways to use it to clean different things. That was it, I was beyond excited and went ahead and bought it on Amazon! And there has been no turning back since! I’ve used it a variety of ways that I’ll share with you all!

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Review

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Review

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Review

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Review

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Review

1. Use it as an All Purpose Cleaner:

Before I started using the Sal Suds as my all purpose cleaner, I was using Vinegar mixed with Dawn Soap and some essential oils (to hide the strong vinegar smell). But because the Sal Suds already include some essential oils, the smell is very neutral and no essential oils are necessary. To make the all purpose cleaner, I add 1 tablespoon of the Sal Suds to 1 cup of water! That’s it! Now this is one large bottle, and 1 tbsp is nothing! The bottle will last you a super long time! Use this All Purpose Cleaner to clean bathroom and kitchen sinks and counters as well as toilets and wood surfaces!

2. Use it as a Laundry Detergent:

Yupp, you can also use it to wash clothes. Just use 2 tbsp of undiluted Sal Suds per load and it will wash your clothes perfectly! This is perfect if you are moving towards using biodegradable/all natural detergents!

3. Use it to mop your floors:

I like mopping my floors using a rag and a bucket of hot water with soap. So to use the Sal Suds to mop your floors, add 1 tbsp of Sal Suds per bucket of hot water! Quick and easy and does an amazing job!

These are the three ways I have used Sal Suds so far but there are many other recipes out there for different purposes! I am not the biggest fan of cleaning (I love organizing way more), but now when I clean using the Sad Suds and my other all natural cleaning products (check this post for a DIY Natural Window Cleaner), I actually don’t feel like I’m ingesting chemicals! I’m hoping to post more cleaning recipes on the blog that actually work and are great substitutes to the common cleaning products out there (like Vim – it works but has the worst smell!). So stay tuned!

Also, I’m loving these glass Amber spray bottles from Amazon to make my cleaning products! I just get so excited to clean! And this cute funnel and white sharpie pen are absolute essentials!! I really hope you enjoyed this Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Review and are excited to give it a try yourself!

What are your favourite ways to clean your home without using chemicals? Comment below!