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London based designer Andrew Millar created this fun storage/seating hybrid, called Teddy Bag . Made from 100% natural wool material, the piece is completely recyclable and biodegradable. In addition to its obvious eco-friendliness, the item wins many space-saving points. Envisioned as flexible storage for kid’s room, the Teddy Bag holds clothes and soft toys, promoting tidiness at an early age. It can also be incorporated into an adult interior (which is to say – I want one).
Summer brings out the travel bug in me. I start dreaming of the beautiful places I’ve been and the locations I still hope to visit. My initial idea for this project was to create a roadmap of one of my favorite travel destinations. I thought a subtle tray celebrating a place I love would be a fun daily reminder of my dreamy locale.
Brock Designs, Portland OR. Interior Design Company A fantastic way to make a bold statement and create a centerpiece to your bedroom is through your headboard. It makes a room feel complete and polished.
Chalkboard paint is NOT cheap! But it can be!! Supplies needed:
The above lamp has had a tough life since I've adopted it. It's endured the birth of three babies and has been knocked over, dragged, poked, chewed, suspended in air, and who knows what other gosh awful abuses have occurred. However, it's still alive and kicking, which is why it's the perfect lamp for a makeover. After flipping through older Anthro catalogs, I came across a lamp that had a similar structure as my white lamp (I would link, but I can't find the lamp online). That was all the inspiration I needed.
Finding a great pair of new lamps for the Master Bedroom Redesign was a necessity, as I recently broke one that was in the room. I searched high and low, looking for a gourd lamp at a bargain basement price. The best option I found was the below lamp at Overstock.com . But at $125 each and reviews disclosing the shade has a red damask lining, not the look I'm going for, the cost of replacing the shades would have to be added to the total. I've gotten spoiled by HomeGoods and have come to believe a decent lamp can be had for $39.00! So off to HomeGoods I went...and just look at what I found for the target price of $39.00 each!
Nine Dolla Pillows + More Free Art We all know I have a pillow problem. And true to form, I couldn’t resist grabbing two of these boldly striped 26″ x 26″ euro pillows for just nine bucks a pop when we came across them at HomeGoods. In my defense, John walked off and came back holding them, so he might have a pillow problem too. But come on, $9?
Inspired by CB2's bamboo bath mat I’m evidently on a hot-glue kick lately. This bath mat requires just three materials: shelf liner, hot glue, and 175 wine corks.
1 of 3 Photo 1: Cut out windows with scissors Make “relief cuts” with a sharp scissors until the paper lies flat against the wall. Then use a razor to make the final cuts by following the contours of the molding.
This week I am continuing to post about our future boys’ room. For the beginnings of this project, click here. Tomorrow, I will be revealing my first Design Board here at Fieldstone Hill, which includes my vision for our boys’ shared room. When we decided to finish off the space above the addition, to make way for our own addition, one of our biggest challenges was the flooring. Everyone knows that carpet is one of the cheapest options, but I did not want to go this route.
Tip 1: Roll paint along the edges for consistent texture 1 of 1 Photo 1: Cutting edges After cutting in close with a brush, the small roller erases all brush marks. Corners and areas next to trim that are painted only with a brush have a noticeably different texture than the surrounding paint. To ensure the finished texture will be consistent in these areas, brush on the paint, then immediately roll it out before the paint dries.
Build this deck and pond 1 of 2 Deck with pond The water in the pond provides a serene place to relax after a hard day. 2 of 2 Running water