DIY: Furniture Makeovers. I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture.
It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *Then they gave it two coats of semigloss latex paint in a lively citrus hue. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass. Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage!
*They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls. Stylish and Unique Headboard Ideas. High Fashion Home Blog: Tear It Up.
Tree Table - Table Projects - DIY Decorating - MarthaStewart.com. Stair-Tread Side Table - Table Projects - DIY Decorating - MarthaStewart.com. Pom-Pom Fringe Curtains - Martha Stewart Home and Garden. Ribbon-Striped Sheer Curtains - Martha Stewart Home and Garden. Collage Frame Photo: Hanging Photo Display - Photos - SouthernLiving.com. Headboards and Canopies DIY. So, magnificently I was linked on AOL yesterday, hence the 14,000 readers and 40,000 hits.
I am still amazed, even if it was a fluke! There were a lot of discussions, and one question e-mailed to me, about DIY headboards and canopies. I figured I would do a post with some more ideas on creative ways to create a dramatic bed without having to actually BUY a bed. (picture courtesy of Domino)This bed features canopy curtains…without a canopy bed. You can recreate this yourself my using simple window treatment rods attached to the ceiling. (picture courtesy of Domino)This headboard is painted right on the wall! (picture courtesy of Domino)This is the most simple look- all you need is some really interesting fabric in a large graphic print, stretcher bars from any art supple store and a staple gun. (picture courtesy of Blueprint/MSL)This is similar to the painted headboard, but using wallpaper!
How to Make a Fabric Canopy Headboard. There are several ways that you can make your canopy headboard stand out.
You will find that making your canopy headboard out of fabric can really make it look different and fun. Step 1 – Measure The very first thing that you will need to do is decide on how long you want your canopy to be. Once you have done this, you will need to begin to measure your fabric as well as your rod brackets. Measure the brackets to the wall that is behind your bed. Step 2 – Placement You will need for your canopy to go to the middle part of your bed. Step 3 – Prepare Fabric Once you have decided on the depth as well as the height of your canopy, you will need to cut the two panels of your chosen fabric.
Fabric Canopy Headboard : Rooms. Alice's Tips: - For a coastal living look, use a gauzy or sheer fabric in white or cream.
Materials and Tools: 10 yards of fabric (multi-slubb stripe, item #3182 - Milling Around)2 yards of a coordinating fabric (multi-slubb paisley, item #3176 - Milling Around)2 curtain dowel rods (Home Depot)finials (Home Depot)2 rod brackets 2 screw eyes2 links of chains (extender chain, HoldOn - Home Depot)ceiling hooks (jumbo swag hooks - Home Depot)sewing machineadhesive tape bedding (Ralph Lauren) Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. Decorating With PVC- Rental Decorating Digest. Decorating With PVC Are you working on a tight budget ?
Is your apartment missing something... A room divider, plant stand, fireplace screen, curtain rod, a drying rack, furniture to sit on? PVC pipe may be your answer ! PVC pipe, generally used for plumbing purposes, is now being used in decorating. This Room Divider / Privacy Screen is just one of the projects The PVC Store lists on their website.
The PVC Stores furniture grade PVC pipe display is available in 385 stores nationwide. Glenn Carr, National Sales Manager told us "Our pipe has special "Impact Modifiers" to make it stronger, and "UV Stabilizers" to make it completely weather protected against extreme heat, sunlight, and deep freezing temperatures. "