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This year we're lucky to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week! It's great fun joining a bunch of other awesome bloggers to show off the amazing impact paint has on a home. In the past, we've played it a little safe with our National Painting Week projects, sticking to neutral grays. But this year, our project packed a punch and is anything but safe. Here's a sneak peek of some of the colors we worked with: We're thrilled to be in the company of some of our favorite DIY and design bloggers, including Remodelaholic, Design Crush, Simply Grove,… Continue Reading

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DIY Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers A Post By: Darren Rowse Lighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one. Walk into most professional photographer’s studios and you’ll be confronted with truckloads of lighting equipment. To the average hobby photographer it’s enough to make your mind boggle – and for your stomach to turn as you think about the cost of it all. Most of us can’t afford a full lighting rig – however what if there was a way to experiment with the type of lighting gear that pro photographers use without spending too much money? Skeleton leaves, esprit cabane, creative ideas, DIY decorating It is hard to reproduce the beauties of nature. In the fall, by a pool of water, you may sometimes find skeleton leaves in which the pulp has decomposed, so that only the veins are left, like a fragile piece of lace created by nature. Here are instructions on how to "skeletonize" leaves. With this method, you will need to use thick, shiny leaves, such as ivy, maple, or hydrangea. If the leaves are too fragile, this approach will not work. Choose a dozen or so leaves and put them in an old saucepan that can withstand a few stains.

Daily Dolan Geiman December is such a wonderful time for visiting with great friends and family. Often times, though, the holidays bring some extra stress to our lives making it hard to juggle work, extra visits, holiday errands and baking. Below are a few seasonal root vegetable recipes to help keep you grounded and nourish your house guests. Grant and I have had some conflicting schedules lately but we try to make sure we get to spend at least every Sunday together. madame hervé : behind the curtains 2013 was a good year, not superbe, but really ok. I'm looking forward to 2014 and I'm sure it's much better than this last year. We have big plans for 2014, I will tell you more when the time is right! Have a wonderful rest of the year and a perfect start 2014! Enjoy your days off with you're loved ones.. and make time for each other..

How To: Decorate Your Own Tea Set Most Popular Posts Previous image Next image Title: Decorated Tea Set Name: Aya Rosen Time: 2 1/2 HoursCost: about $12 Wow, what great small project that allows you to be totally creative on a very functional household item. How About Orange Here's a look at our upstairs guest bathroom. Last night I covered an accent wall with removable wallpaper. I love it!

Tag, You're It! Graffiti Is Appearing Everywhere And On Everything. ShareThis Graffiti: Etymology: Italian, plural of graffito [scribbling; graffito, a scratch]: usually unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface. (source: Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary) above: Graffiti by tagger 'sweet' Your Visit to Sir John Soane’s Museum Opening Times Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Last entry 4:30pm. Closed every Sunday, Monday and bank holiday (including Good Friday and Boxing Day). Admission is free. Fairy lights, esprit cabane, DIY decorative objects Fairy lights can be enhanced with feathers, paper, cardboard cones or...egg carton cups! These recycled cardboard cups offer an unusual texture and soft colors that, with minimal skills, can be turned into a vine of light-emitting morning glory. For this project, use LED lights only. Save different colored egg cartons. With a pair of sturdy scissors, cut away excess cardboard surrounding the cup strips.

ReadyMade Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! We'll demonstrate how to make over furniture with paint, reupholster cushions with fabric, update garage sale items with wallet-friendly crafts tutorials using fabric and paper, and create DIY wall art for any space using a variety of materials and techniques.

Tread: Expensive bags made from recycled bike truck tires - Boing Boing Gadgets The same people who make the Solio solar chargers have released a whole new line of bags, laptop sleeves, and gadget cases under the “Tread” brand. Each of the items is made from recycled inner tube tires from trucks. Most of the smaller bags look fairly typical, but the “Transient Attache” and the “Sleeve” are really nice looking. The inherent folds of the inner tubes make the material look like animal leather. Even though the material has been saved from the dump you won’t be getting second-hand prices: the Attache is $200, while the smaller cases are around $20-$30.

Arabian Glass Tea Set Oriental Glass Tea Set: Four Double Moon Cups 80ml Inspired by oriental design, this beautiful glass tea set will adorn any table. Perfect for flowering or loose leaf teas, this tea set includes a 800ml Persian glass teapot, your choice of glass cups (see options below) and 3 tins of our finest flowering teas - (Jasmine Fairies - 5 blooms, Orange Osmanthus - 5 blooms and Eternal Beauty - 5 blooms). The teapot and cups are made of high quality, heat resistant borosilicate glass.

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