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Gallery Display Use floating shelves to show off a collection of decorative objects and mementos.
I admit I am a late blomer when it comes to trends. Most of the time it takes a while for me to warm up to a new idea. Then by the time I love it the fad is over. So I am finally jumping on the chevron bandwagon…about 6 months late. I decided a yard sale trash can needed a little zigzag inspiration on it. I know I went through all this work for a trash can but that is what I do .
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DIY Idea: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art » Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men « Keywords: diy, crayon, how-to, color<img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/manmadediy-uploads-production/photos/8400/il_570xn.255860998.jpg" height="370" width="495"/> Artist and designer Jessica Kerbawy creates these amazing rainbow wall art pieces by gluing a spectrum of crayons on foam core, and then strategically melting them with a heat gun.
So in my never-ending quest to avoid business work, and re-decorate my entire house without spending more than $20, I bring you the “new” addition to my bedroom: the 35mm Film Side-Table Light! I made it by ripping apart an old side table light I had purchased with an ex, so I was more than happy to make it into something way cooler (and of course, rip it apart). It was originally this rather tacky oriental-inspired, flimsy lantern thing, with textured paper (it’s not that it was entirely that ugly, but it was brown, black and white, and I wanted colour!). It was all really easy to do.
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Our Small Spaces: Big Ideas issue comes with a fab 48 page supplement called The Room , brought to our readers by Freeworld Coatings . The Room is absolutely saturated with colour ideas, DIY projects, helpful painting tips and sheer colour inspiration for every single room in your house, using Freeworld products like Earthcote , Plascon , Midas and Hamiltons . There are ideas for kids’ rooms, a home office, a loft, your front door, and more… I particularly fancied this dresser and fireplace makeover, myself. While helping prepare the supplement, DECO’s intern Maryke Olivier went the extra mile and took some behind-the-scenes pics of just how our brilliant stylists managed to give a dreary old dresser a new lease on life, with the help of a couple of pots of paint from Freeworld Coatings : Step 1: Sand the wood before applying a coat of Midas Universal Undercoat . Step 2: Use a pencil and ruler to draw equal-sized squares along the front surface, leaving a border around the edges.
I love the way the cherry trees outside my building bloom cheerfully each Spring. I wanted to bring the beauty of those cherry blossoms indoors so I made some out of tissue paper and to make them even more special I added LEDs These pretty lights are inexpensive and easy to make.
Before You Start Remove the panes of glass from a pair of doors destined for the landfill. Every door is different, in size and construction. We needed to pry off the old glass panels, but your panes may be held in place with putty.
You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror. Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :)
Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord.
It was just the other day I gave birth to my youngest son, Jake. Well, at least that's how I feel. Last Saturday was his first birthday. I have no idea where the time went-Any mother or father would tell you how fast time really does go by and that we should all treasure every second of every day with our kids. It's only a matter of time before they grow up and forget all that we go through raising them from day to day.