Fairyland May 14, 2010 A happy Home Tour Friday to you! Before we begin today, I need you to SIT DOWN and take several deep breaths. Because this is incredible. Friends, Kidtropolis has done it again. Somewhere in Mississippi, there is a VERY lucky little girl who gets to sleep here every night: Shall I send the paramedics – did you just faint? Here’s another look at the gorgeousness. This room took 4 months to create and 5 14-hour-long days to install. I can see why! This tree is the perfect touch. With stones on the floor and mushrooms scattered about, this really is a fairy’s home. Can you stand it?? Parker,you lucky little adorable. These “tattered” curtains are just perfect, in my opinion. Now we’ll take a closer look at the details… Mossy flowers and grass, A pinch-me-too-cute bookcase, Petal lights (!) And this door that can be half-open. The details are just remarkable to me. The motif even continues into her bathroom… I know, I know… A merry weekend to you all! Share this post You might like...
Stylish and easy to make bookshelf I'm quite happy with that fact that the first piece of furniture I built is a bookshelf. I wanted to make something large enough to keep all my books, and stylish at the same time. I like somewhat futuristic and organic designs with plenty curved lines, and you can see that in this shelf. It's really a relatively easy project, not much work is needed, although some precision will be useful. Materials: - Wood - 3 boards 2700x120x18 - 2 or more MDF boards 2700x1400x18 - 3 long screws with studs - Paint and varnish Tools: - Jigsaw - Drill The single downside of this design is that you won't be able to move the shelf elsewhere easily - it will be screwed to the wall.
Handy Hints and Tips - How to help, help with... WhatTheCraft.com – Your one-stop destination for D.I.Y. tutorials, tips, and supplies 10 Cheap Apartment Decorating Ideas Moving into an apartment can be expensive with deposits and other costs, so here are 10 cheap decorating ideas to give your apartment some style. You don’t have to be especially creative to make an apartment feel like home. You just need a few decorating ideas. Find some fabric and use it to choose the main colors for your apartment. When using paint and fabric in a room, get the fabric first and then match the paint to it.
An Altered Obsession The 3 Best Places to Shop for Cheap & Chic Dorm Decor Photo: iStockPhoto.com Picture the scene — you’re flipping through a home decor magazine and come across a page that completely speaks to you. The colors, the layout, the furniture and decor, everything is perfect! (I feel like this every time I open a Better Homes and Gardens or a Real Simple.) Then your eyes flick down to the price, and all the happy inspiration goes out of you. If this sounds familiar, never fear: there are plenty of places I frequent for dorm decor that have inexpensive but wonderful designs. Below, I’ll list my top three favorite places to find dorm decor on a budget, as well as some fabulous yet affordable pieces that they have to offer. 3. For whimsy, boho-chic, and one-of-a-kind dorm decor, there’s no better place than Urban Outfitters! Their products have a retro, vintage, and generally humorous and kitschy approach to design, and are classic enough to deserve a place in every fashionista’s dorm. Here are some examples of wonderfully priced and gorgeous pieces: 2.
Little Red Infinity Dress Tutorial *Tutorial made by Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom for her win during the Red Week challenge.* I made this little dress in about 3 hours and for under $20! I used some soft polyester knit I found at Hancock Fabrics for $4.99/yard. I found these dresses on Craftster years ago and have always loved them. First, you need to do some measuring. So, 30/6.28 = 4.7. Then I decided on length of skirt and came up with 18″. To make your straps, you need to decide how wide to make them. To determine strap length, you need to make them 1.5 times your height. So, got that? To make your pattern, get packing paper, freezer paper, or a bunch of pieces of computer paper taped together. Then I measured 18″ down from that and made another line for my skirt length. Cut out on your lines. Now, keeping your fabric folded in half with selvages matched, fold the fabric in from the end so it’s doubled on itself. Next, cut a waistband 10″ tall and the length of your waist you measured. Now for construction.
Decorating A Small Apartment : Not So Difficult After All This beautiful small apartment in the images below only has one room and an area of no more than 17 sq meters. What the interior designers did with this place is absolutely fabulous. This small studio is not only very practical, but also looks modern, inviting and original. The white walls and large window give the much needed feeling of space. 16 Headband Tutorials | Croq Zine - The Blog As a busy mom of three little boys, I don’t always have time to do my hair. (Like, never, actually! I try to sneak in sessions with my flatiron while the boys are distracted with a cartoon… IF I have to leave the house. If I don’t, my hair looks like the bus driver from South Park’s… i.e., bird’s nest. Hmm, a bird’s nest headband sounds kind of cute and funny, actually!) Notes from a very red kitchen just hosted a Headband Tutorial Roundup, and there were some super headbands represented! The roundup was full of inspiration, but this rose and pearl headband by Whitney was one of my favorites. This scrappy leather headband by Missie Krissie is super cute, too! Other Headband Resources: I loved this Braided Headband tutorial when I saw it a few months ago, by Cakies (shown above) I loooved this yarn braided headband when I saw it a few months ago at EvaForeva (don’t you just LOVE the styling of the pic, too?) I like this lovebird headband at Crafty Bitch.
Practical Cable Hiding Solution for Uncluttered Interiors Sooner or later, every home owner finds himself in dire need of a cable hiding mechanism. We presented quite a few here on Freshome, and yet we are pleasantly surprised to see more an more similar practical design ideas. Plug Hub is a clever power strip organizer presented at Unplggd which can conceal unwanted wires behind the working desk while also keeping them untangled. Made from rigid plastic and featuring a rubber “foot” on the bottom, the device can be either placed on the floor or mounted on a wall or even on the back of the working table top. Keeping the power strings separate will not be a problem, as Plug Hub comes equipped with three openings for directing the wires and three integrated cord anchors. Looks simple enough to keep things in order, don’t you agree?
Simply Vintagegirl Blog » Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do . . . below are instructions with pictures on how to make your own. Supplies: · Synthetic Silky Fabric · Scissors · Candle (preferably a tea light) Additional supplies: · Needle and Thread, Glue Dots or Glue Gun · Buttons and/or Beads Directions: 1. Make the largest one’s diameter about half an inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower, as the petals will end up shrinking a bit. 2. You can also cut around the pattern and skip the drawing part, it just might not be as uniform . . . but with these, uniform isn’t necessary. 3. Cut just inside the drawn lines to make a circle out of the fabric. 4. 5.
51sqm Reader's Apartment in Belgrade: How do You Find It? We received some photos of an apartment in Belgrade, Serbia. designed by one of our readers, Dragana Lazovic and we are curious to see your reactions. As our reader explained, when she bought it, it was completely in ruins and the conversion process lasted for two months. The objective was to create a bright space, inspired by the Scandinavian style. Most of the decorating items in the photos are original, handmade by the artist: “The furniture, except beds and chairs, was not bought in the shop. A joinery workshop made it according to my drafts. I sewed all of the pillowcases on my own.