Lighting: High/Low Bracket Light Older Lighting: High/Low Bracket Light by Julie Carlson Issue 45 · Scandinavian Rustic · November 8, 2011 Newer Issue 45 · Scandinavian Rustic · November 8, 2011 Share on email Two approaches to the simple bracket sconce; the first (more refined) option features a solid oak bracket and is designed by NY-based Dino Sanchez; the second features a low-cost bracket from Ikea and a cloth cord pendant from Nud in Sweden. Above: The elegant Bracket Wall Sconce by Dino Sanchez is made from naturally finished solid oak with a painted steel fitting (available in white, black, orange, or blue); $365 at Horne. Above: Source an Ekby Stilig bracket from Ikea ($6), paint it black, loop a Swedish NUD Classic Pendant ($49.37) around it, and voilà, instant bracket pendant. EXPLORE MORE: Issue 45: Scandinavian Rustic, Offices, Offices, High/Low Design, Lighting Accessories: Homestead Candlesticks from Ladies & Gentlemen By Izabella Simmons Palette & Paints: Guggenheim Colors by Fine Paints of Europe By Lydia Lee
15 Simple and Clever DIY Kitchen Projects It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying! 1. Easy DIY Wine Cork Trivet2. Hanging Utensil and Spice Drying Rack 3. 5. 6. 8. 10. 12. 14. Tagged : DIY, How-To, Inspiration, Kitchen, Roundup Material : fabric, glass & ceramics, metal, paint, wood Design Style : colorful, contemporary, eclectic, mid-century modern, minimalist, rustic, scandanavian, traditional, transitional, vintage Room : Kitchen Wall Art installation - flowers When I first spotted this image on Flickr, I fell in love with the idea immediately. What a beautiful installation this would make in a guest room, living room, or even the master bedroom! It's soft and whimsical, crafty and nostalgic all at the same time. Christine of CityPix snapped this image in a local cafe, inspired by the simplicity and beauty of the wall installation. So, what do you guys think of this idea? Tagged : thrift, Craft, art, Inspiration, doilies, wall art, decor, decorating, paper, Reuse, repurpose, upcycling, DIY
Pretty pen pots Yesterday I showed you a sneak peak at how I am getting on with organizing my craft room. Today I am sharing with you the quick, easy, cheap simple idea that is... Pretty pen potsTools and Materials Empty tin canTilda flower garden & Winter Bird Printed 230 gsm paperDouble sided sticky tapeScissors Pretty pen pots, How-to step by step Wash and dry the empty tin can. Have a sweet day! Pretty pen pots How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups | @offbeathome As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs. You probably won't cure any diseases with your apothecary, but you will scratch that youthful itch to create something useful out of ordinary ingredients. narfmore I'll get your mad scientist career started with a list of ingredients to start a home apothecary, with which you'll be able to make herbal teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, eye pillows, and infused oils. Starter herbs and their properties You can find these herbs online or in stores with large bulk herb selections. So, oils. Starter oils Most essential oils aren't cheap, but a little goes a long way. AND! Storage Lavender Mint Room Spray & Linen Mist Ingredients
Bird Nest Necklace I have been seeing a lot of bird nest jewelry around lately. They are beautiful and I love the trend so I thought I would try making my own. These turned out to be really easy to make and require just a few simple supplies. What you'll need: - Jewelry wire (I prefer using a 24 gage because it is easier to manipulate but the 20 gage can work well too with the help of some round nose pliers) - pearls or glass beads - necklace chain - jump ring and a clasp Select the beads you want, string them onto your wire and arrange them as you'd like. then simply wrap the wire around the beads wrap some wire in the space between each bead (I like the look of three loops but you could just do one or two if you prefer) this is what the back looked like. now attach a jump ring and a clasp to the end of a necklace chain and this is what you end up with :) I love how each one is so different just to show you the difference between the 20 and 24 gage... I think this one is my favorite
johnson trading gallery moves to queens My friend of has moved his base of operations to Queens. It might seem like a surprising move, but Paul is always two steps head of the rest of us, so it really didn't surprise me that he would do something so "radical".... The place is a former 1940s theater. Huge great quirky space. It is loaded with killer stuff.... That's Mission Control up there. Let's go check it out.... Detail of the office. Now we are talkin'! This was the lounge area of the theater. Check out that ceiling. The whole room is dedicated to our late friend Robert, Robert everywhere.... More RL in the office.... Let's go back downstairs.... Did I mention this place is huge? and KrAzY Kool Sectional Sofa from I forget who did these.... UPDATE from PEACHES: These were designed by Mario Ceroli for Poltronova in 1972. Lots more Mad Max.... Kinda love this chair.... "Modern Primitives" Screen Aranda/Lasch "Quasi Console" detail. Sweet sculpture. I LOVED this thing! Mario Dal Fabbro coffee table model. More Mario.... Wendell Castle stands guard by the door.
Mason Jar Organizers DIY… kitchen organizers!! Some people are born organized and then others are others… I have to WORK at it daily or otherwise my house looks like.. well I won’t go into TOO much detail but you get my point. Put it this way.. I love when its neat and organized but there’s a WHOLE lot of things I love doing more! So I decided to devote this Monday to getting ORGANIZED. My kitchen has slowly been turning into a DISASTER! Materials: Jars with Lids, power screw gun, metal drill bit, 3/4″ screws (must be shorter than wood you’re drill to), tape measure, and cupboard or shelf to affix to bottom. I used pint and quart size antique jars; use whatever size and style works for you. Collect the rest of your materials. Drill a hole in the center of each lid. *update* one of my brilliant readers figured out that if you drill TWO holes in each lid and screw in at two seperate places the lid won’t spin!! then you don’t need two hands to unscrew the jar! Fill those jars! FINISHED PRODUCT!
Paper Tree Hi there! I'm Sharon from Two Girls Being Crafty, and I am so delighted to be today's guest blogger on Everyday Mom Ideas! Thank you so much, Julia, for having us. My co-blogger, Tristin, and I create fun and inexpensive crafts that anyone could do. Today I would like to share with you all our newest craft. This simple project uses scrapbook paper leaves to create a bright and cheery Spring ambiance for your home. First, drag out your unseemly healthy assortment of scrapbook paper scraps. Cut out a template of your leaf from the cardboard (you can also use chipboard or card-stock). Take your floral wire and cut strips anywhere from 5"-8" long. Lay down some newspaper next to your workspace. Now for the fun part! ...or make them funky. And you're done! Thanks again, Julia, for having us here today!
paint lid swatches I love seeing how companies advertise their paint hues. In addition to traditional (and still awesome) paint chip cards, there are so many creative directions to go in. Simple yet inspiring, these photographs from Serena and Lily showcase the available paint colours with plenty of glossy dimension and clean little captions. Hoping one of these days, I can get my hands on a paint company colour project! (photographs via serena and lily summer 2011 catalog which was spotted on the goods design)
15 Super-Practical Uses for Petroleum Jelly In 1859, 22-year-old chemist Robert A. Chesebrough accidentally discovered petroleum jelly when he visited a working oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Oil workers complained of a gooey substance referred to as "rod wax" which kept getting into the machinery and slowing them down. Chesebrough noticed that oil workers also smeared this same substance on their burn marks or dry skin to help speed the healing process. Ten years later, Chesebrough refined the original rod wax found in the oil factories to the ubiquitous Vaseline product that we see in drugstores everywhere today. Other than protecting skin from getting chapped and supposedly helping eyelashes grow thicker and longer, petroleum jelly can also remove water ring marks from your table surface, tame your unruly eyebrows, prevent rust from forming on your outdoor tools, fix a stuck lock, and more. Got your own favorite uses for petroleum jelly? Click on image to enlarge.
garden therapy » A Green Guide to Natural Beauty + Mango Citrus Body Butter Recipe It’s time to review our very first Garden Therapy Book Club book, A Green Guide to Natural Beauty: 35 step-by-step projects for homemade beauty by Karen Gilbert. There are many different types of books we will be looking at in Book Club, but when the book is DIY or project-based, then the best way to test it out is to give the projects a try. As the title suggests, A Green Guide to Natural Beauty boasts 35 different natural beauty projects, which made it very appealing given that I’ve been aiming to make as many of my bath and body products as I can. First and foremost this book is beautiful. The rest of the book covers recipes and detailed instructions with photos on Chapter 2: For the Face, Chapter 3: For the Body, and Chapter 4: Bath and Shower. I picked two recipes to try: Apricot Face Scrub (Chapter 2) and Mango Lime Body Butter (Chapter 3). Apricot Face Scrub Recipe p. 60 This fairly simple recipe only required a few minutes to make, as long as you have the ingredients. Review 2/5 1.
34 DIY headboard ideas The headboard is now looked at as a mainly decorative element in our bedrooms. As it usually happens, it all started from a practical reason/purpose.The headboard, a piece of furniture that is attached to the head of the bed, was initially an element that isolated sleepers from drafts and cold. Back then the buildings were less insulated and thus such a feature was needed. The headboards were made of wood because it’s a material that’s less conductive than stone or brick for example. With time, this function has been lost and replaced by a purely aesthetical function. These 34 diy headboard ideas exposed here are not competing with each other, by the contrary these are the best projects we could find to show you, and all of them are equally interesting. Headboard from salvaged materials. The first project is realized from scrap materials salvaged from a burn pile. Metal headboard. This one is really simple, but ingenious. Old door headboard. Original headboard using store signs.