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Picture Frame Hanging Tip. This little tip may just change your life! Okay, maybe I’m being a little overdramatic. Maybe… But you WILL love this picture frame hanging tip! Where I learned this tip: While on maternity leave (which is sadly coming to an end soon), I had HGTV on in the background nearly every day. So I decided to make my version of this tool. Sabrina had a long piece of wood that looked like an extra thick paint stirrer, and to one end she had a screw screwed into it. I simply hammered a nail into a clothespin. And if you’re curious as to why I used a clothespin its because 1) I have a ton of them and 2) Because the one end can double as an extra thick piece of wood so my nail will stay nice and straight when I use it.

To use my little contraption, I hung the nail in the hook on the back of the frame. Then I held the frame up on the wall and decided where I wanted it to go. When I knew where I wanted the frame to go I simply gave the top of the frame a light tap. inShare0. DIY Projector For Painting A Wall Mural. Home decorating. Wet Sanding Drywall: Less Dust. I’m finding it pretty hard to focus today. As I write this, looking out my window, it’s a beautiful autumn day. The leaves have just changed, it’s warm out, but has that feeling of fall. Birds and squirrels are in manic mode, running through the grass then shooting straight up through piles of leaves searching for the perfect hiding place for winter snacks. No wait, that’s me. Regardless of who is trying to hide their chocolate covered almonds, it’s a beautiful, beautiful day and I can’t concentrate on this website of mine. There’s a lot to do with any house renovation but a kitchen or bathroom is the be all and end all of misery.

One of the first things I’ve had to do is remove the large pantry from my kitchen. While I was in the middle of starting to level the floor so I could lay my tiles someting came to me. Wet sanding is where you sand drywall compound with a damp cloth, as opposed to using sandpaper. I should have stuck with the pictures. Examples: Pebble Mosaics. How To Paint Paneling & Make Over A Room. Back when I talked about our summer goals for 2009, I mentioned that I had found the time to paint the paneling in the kitchen. Apparently, I was unable to find the time to show you, as I painted the paneling in August, wrote about it in November, and am just now getting around to post the pictures. So hate me. I do try to have a life outside of this blog. :-) Along with cork walls, carpeted ceilings and bricked bathrooms, we inherited a doozy of a kitchen when we bought our castle. When you walked in to the kitchen, it was a little like walking into the inside of a tree trunk with a honeybee’s nest inside.

Or what I imagine that would look like. We had honey colored wood paneling, honey colored trim, and honey colored cabinets. I soon learned that a lot of that honey tone came from years and years of nicotine residue that had built up on the walls, ceiling and cabinets. Anyways. Fast forward about six months or so, and we spent a weekend rearranging some things in the kitchen.

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Cheap DIY Floors. Do-It-Yourself Decorating. Cool Copper Projects Warm metallic hues are easy to love but often pricey. When you create the look... Easy Doily Bowl Craft a decorative bowl from a doily picked up from a flea market, antique... Camper Birdhouse Encourage birds to stay awhile with an adorable vintage birdhouse.

DIY $35 Natural Mattress. (This lovely DIY how-to is written by my partner April, who recently made a fantastic straw mattress for the cob bed. Not only is it entirely natural, it’s pretty super to sleep on, too. Read ahead!) Living in a hand-built home can often mean making unique and non-conventional furniture choices. I recently transitioned from a tent to a cob house and ran into the dilemma of what to do about a bed. Why not to buy a conventional mattress I looked at some conventional mattresses. Traditional mattress materials What about making my own mattress? Making a tick I needed to make a simple sack, traditionally called a tick, to serve as the mattress cover. My mattress would rest on a cob platform pressed against a curved wall along one side. Designing a template Next, I laid the paper template on my fabric and added an inch to each side (2 inches added to the total width, 2 inches to the total length).

Pinning and sewing the fabric Next, I pinned and pinned and pinned. Stuffing the mattress. Circle Canopy. Beautiful pattern of circles to go to sleep under at night! This project is a good way to recycle an old leather skirt and pieces of corrugated cardboard that you might otherwise throw away. What You'll Need: Lots and lots of thin cardboard that has one flat side and the other side corrugated, I'd say measure out how big you want the canopy to be then have the same square footage of cardboard ready for the project. This one is 16 feet long by 8 feet across for a full bed 3 sqare feet of turquoise leather, I just added pops of it here are there besides a big dot in the middle 1 foot heavy canvas cloth 2 7 foot long pieces of .5x2 inch wide wood railing Drill with a 1/8" boring bit 26 gauge wire Stapler with lots and lots of staples China red Minwax wood stain 1 quart Ballroom Gold Ralph Lauren 1 quart 2 inch bristle paint brush 2.5 in circle shape, I used a spray paint can top pen (for outlining circles) scissors 4 c- cup ceiling hooks Directions: 1.

How To Make Canopy Bed Curtains The Easy Way. It was time for a little updating in my guest room. It all started after creating the gallery wall. You know how it goes – one change leads to another. I am tweaking a few things and am doing it all very inexpensively – like under $50.00. Everything I am doing in this room is budget friendly and easy to replicate in your own home. I am going to show you my progress in my next few posts. The Gallery Wall that started it all. This is my guest room. This is how I made my bed hanging. For the rod, I duct taped two shorter rods that I had on hand together. 1. 2. 3.

I like to be resourceful. Next up – the window treatment, chest of drawers, and then the accessories I added. Related Guest Room Posts: Guest Room Table – How To Make a Chic Butler’s Table Easy Sew Reversible Padded Headboard Cover Update a Hand-me Down Dresser Makeover Tagged as: Bedroom Decorating Ideas, DIY Decorating Ideas, How to make a bed hanging. 10 Temporary Ways to Dress Up a Rental Like You Own It. Just because you don't own your apartment doesn't mean you can't dress it up, cover the not-so-pretty parts and give it your own personal touch. Here are 10 ways you can bring temporary personality and style to your home... • Ugly windows with an ugly view? Cover them up with Emma Jeffs Window Film from 2Jane. • Unsightly old counter tops can temporarily become granite with Appliance Art's Instant Granite.

Similar to Contact Paper, the peel and stick Instant Granite can be applied directly over old counter tops and pulled back up when you're ready to move again. • Overhead lighting in apartments can be seriously hideous and unflattering. . • Landlords love their white paint but it can make for a very bland apartment. . • Sprucing up your outdoor space can make it feel like you've gained an extra room.

. • Pottery Barn's Stainless Steel Back Splash can bring a new, shiny look to even the most outdated and bland kitchens. • Bring a bit of your own personal history to your space. How To: Hang Curtains Across Any Space. Installing Cable Wire For Hanging Curtains. I had to bring in the big guns for this project as my own 'power tool' experience leans more towards sewing machines than drills. So, I asked my husband Bob (who is always a good sport and really tall) to bring his years of experience as a builder to the table to show you how to install this very cool cable wire system.

It's a great option for hanging lightweight, decorative curtains, which add height and drama to our Pretty Prints Teen Room. This type of system would also work well to create a room divider or even to hang a curtain for an especially long run of windows. The items shown here are a Dignitet system from Ikea. Other systems are available. We found a very similar system at Pottery Barn. Human helper Note: This is NOT a one person project; you definitely will need a helper - and it would be best if your helper was 6'7" or taller .. cuts down on the step-stool-moving! Attach the cable, and tighten it.

Tags: Pretty Prints Please Section: Sewing Tips & Tricks Related Articles. How To Apply A Wall Decal Video. 25 Room Design Ideas for Teenage Girls. Teenage girls room decorating ideas generally differ from those of boys. But while decorating a teenage girl’s room you should remember to make it look like a princess abode, and remember that a teenage girl’s room is her castle. So since you here we suppose that you are looking for fresh design ideas for pretentious and stylish teenage girls right? In this post we will try to give a hand. For today we’ve gathered together a set of 25 pictures which represent young girls’ rooms. We tried to do a various selection: we went with some serious and sober interiors, but we also gave a shot to the familiar and very popular pink, orange and red arrangements. Rain Chain From Wire-Wrapped Rock.

We recently featured a DIY rain chain, and since I found out about rain chains, I have been slightly obsessed. Basically, a rain chain is a decorative chain that you can use in place of an unsightly downspout on your home. When it rains, the rain chain makes a pleasing water feature using the rain runoff from your roof. Long popular in Japan, rain chains are beginning to trend here in the USA. I saw a very interesting wire-wrapped rock rain chain, and decided to get a similar look by making my own using dollar store rocks and floral wire.

Read on to find out how to make it! [the inspiration chain from Elderberry Street] Project Materials: 2 spools of floral wire, $1 each5-10 coils of thick decorative floral wire, $1 each1 bag of decorative river rocks, $1Paper clips, on handPencil, on handWire cutters, on hand or $1Needle-nosed pliers, on hand or about $3 Total cost: $8 and up Note about Supplies: in the jewelry-making section of your local craft store for about $5. Note about Technique: 1. 33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome. We’ve all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. Some of us have just got to have a pool, while others want clever modern design, sustainability, or integration with natural elements. No matter what it is that makes your dream home unique, here are a few examples of homes where people have been able to realize some of their greatest home design fantasies.

[Read more...] These ingenious home improvements run from pools and aquariums to cleverly-hidden storage spaces, multi-purpose furniture and… cat transit walkways. Maybe you’ll recognize something that you’ve always wanted to see, or maybe the pictures will get your juices flowing and inspire you to come up with or even build something new. Warning – viewing some of these images may make you feel dissatisfied with your current home! 1. Image credits: 2. Image credits: Hilden and Diaz 3. Image credits: unknown 4.

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How To Fake Expensive Mouldings & Trims. Making Useful Items From Reused Materials. Whitewashed Bricks Tutorial. Images and text by Gabrielle. I’ve got another Treehouse report for you today, all about our fireplace bricks and how I whitewashed them. Plus, I worked in a little story about the bricks in my childhood home as well (find it when you click through). When I started to consider whitewashing the bricks, I looked up as many tutorials as I could find. This one and this one seemed to have the most clear instructions, and both mentioned using leftover white wall paint they had on hand.

As I read further, some commenters recommended using lime, or other natural paint products that would let the brick “breathe”. In the meantime, I decided I’d better do what I could to clean the bricks first, because the front of the fireplace was covered in soot. Ready to see what the process was like? This is the fireplace when we started. (By the way, all but the “finished” photos were shot fairly late at night, which is when the work was happening, and why the images have a yellow tint.) DIY Driftwood: Weathered Grey Wood Finish Tutorial | White & Weathered. One day I was surfing Pinterest and I came across a sweet product called “DIY Driftwood“.

I knew immediately I wanted to use it on some pieces for in my son’s coastal nursery. My father had built some rustic shelves that I thought the product would be perfect for. I ordered it right away and it arrived the following week. To my surprise, it came in a tiny little envelope in my mailbox! I was so excited to get started and share with you all how to accomplish your own DIY Driftwood finish with this amazing product.

**Kim, at DIY Driftwood has offered White & Weathered Followers $2 off DIY Driftwood with the code: WHTWTHRD. It’s good until February 28th! Follow the super easy directions on the DIY Driftwood website. It will turn a dark purple color, which seems strange but it’s totally normal! I found it was easy to apply using a sponge brush. This is one coat of DIY Driftwood on one of the shelves. You’ll most definitely want to apply a second coat. Here is the finished result! Color Pallettes. DIY Vintage Suitcase.

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