37 Amazing Bathroom Designs That Fused with Nature So you like to relax in the bath? Then this tropical nature inspired bathroom uses blue lighting to set the mood and fauna to make you feel like your bathing in a rainforest. Natural greenery promotes a sense of wellbeing, and there are several ways in which you can play on the look. So, if you have a beautiful garden on the other side of your bathroom wall, then why not install a run of floor to ceiling glazing to allow you to enjoy the view right from your bathroom. Consider an independently bathroom garden if you aren’t overlooked by neighbors, or perhaps a small screened area just beyond the boundary to create a bath time veranda in the open air–though this is only recommended for those living in warmer climates! Tags: bathroom, interior design, natural bathroom, nature
Little Lucy Lu: Ladder Laundry Rack I am SO excited about my latest "project" ... it's kinda a long one. ....But it'll be worth it. :-) Are you ready??? OK, so to preface this I need to remind you that I am a TALL gal. 5 feet 11 inces, to be exact. And my legs take up a great deal of those 71 inches. But it is also relatively hard to find ... and more importantly - KEEP! I can't tell you how many times I have "ruined" my just-barely-long-enough jeans by putting them in the dryer And therein lies my problem. Let me put this in pictures ... This is what my laundry room looks like most days: Jeans, pants, and various other dryer unfriendly articles of clothing hung on the coat hooks and any other hooks I can find (like the one inside my ironing board cabinet door). I NEED a drying rack. Enter: this old wooden ladder. Which I painted turquoise blue (the same turquoise blue I used on the trunk on the front porch!)... And then I sanded and scuffed and stained it up a little bit ... and screwed some hooks in four spots. And THEN ... P.S.
Wool Dryer Balls Save Time and Energy In response to almost everybody as I read these reply's... I was searching on how to make these as I ordered some previously and they have lived they're life. These balls are AMAZING. Yes, there is the clothes line...not in MI winters. I do not want clothes all over my house at night with pets. For those that just need to dry our clothes asap, these balls shorten the drying time immensely and remove all static.
30 Awesome DIY Crafts You Never Knew You Could Do With Rope Another post for waking up your creativity. All decorations with rope are so cute and they can give a special charm to your place. This DIY rope projects are cheap and easy to make in your own home. 1. Source 2. Source 3. Source 4. Source 5. Source 6. Source 7. Source 8. Source 9. Source 10. Source 11. Source 12. Source 13. Source 14. Source 15. Source 16. Source 17. Source 18. Source 19. Source 20. Source 21. Source 22. Source 23. Source 24. Source 25. Source 26. Source 27. Source 28. Source 29. Source 30. Source Tags: diy, diy crafts, diy rope crafts, diy rope decorations, rope decorations Time for Dreams You are here: Home // Cats Care // Time for Dreams Time for Dreams I recently came across this incredible cat bed made by German artist Dornroeschen Filzunikate. This beautiful piece of functional art called a Katzenhohle, cat cave, is handmade of felted wool. It’s definitely the most unique cat bed I have ever seen. It would bring a bit of nature into my urban NYC home. Source Tags: cat cave, cute cats, dreams, funny cats, kittens photos, time
goodbye, house. Hello, Home! Homemaking, Interior Design Blog, Staging, DIY: BATHROOMS Today, I am teaming up with some of my best organizing blogging buddies to share with you all of our favorite household organizing helpers. We've all gathered quite a few simple and creative ideas for you! Let's get started with the items that I find most helpful in my own home. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and make the top of my list for their versatility and penchant for containing and hiding ANYTHING. We keep our reading material contained in the living room in large wire mesh baskets under our coffee table. This is in our All-in-One office/theater/library/guest room. Inside the baskets are all manner of electronics and their cords, extra CD cases, and DVDs. In my pantry, the large baskets up top hold extra Kleenex, to-go food storage containers, and paper towels. This is a medium magazine basket that I got from Thirty One HERE. It's handy most anywhere, it holds rolls of ribbon on its bar and gift wrapping supplies, or toilet paper on the bar and magazines below,
More DIY Ideas: Creative Salvage Makeovers One of my favorite topics to blog about is DIY / Makeover project ideas. I really wish I lived in a house with a garage and/or backyard (instead of an apartment) so I could take on more of my own DIY weekend projects...but for now, I"ll just have to settle with scoping out other people's fabulous transformations for inspiration. I found this gallery via Sunset Magazine with some great ideas! Do you have any DIY projects in the works? Please share :) BEFORE (ABOVE): Chandelier lampshades and lumber BEFORE (ABOVE): Window frames, lumber and door hinges BEFORE (ABOVE): Old mismatched candlesticks BEFORE (ABOVE): $45 Outdated Table from Craigslist BEFORE (ABOVE): Shabby dresser found on Craigslist BEFORE (ABOVE): Wooden Spools BEFORE (ABOVE): Salvaged ladders / lumber / dresser drawers....
Put your stuff up in the air! Hanging DIY ideas & tutorials Posted by ScrapHacker.com on onsdag, juni 27, 2012 · 9 Comments To heck with both feet on the ground! Now’s the time to put your ideas up in the air! I’ve gathered a bunch of supafly D.I.Y to give wings to anything you’ve got around the house (well, almost!). By showing you a bunch of different applications (from chunky sofas to delicate D.I.Y hanging planters) I hope you’ll all find a little something to get your DIY juices flowin’ in the mix – Enjoy! pics via here The hanging desk is not only cool looking but an awesome space saver! Pics via GreenWeddingShoes, CapitolRomance & Etsy Gotta love the swinging chair! Eleanor from team behind awesome venture SCRAP (a.k.a the School & Community Reuse Action Project), has made a great ”Hanging notepad” tutorial for Etsy – DIY TUTORIAL HERE Hanging Notepad #2! Pics via here Check out the awesome tutorial on how to make a hanging ”Kokedama string garden”, by talented Aura Scaringi of Mimimou for DesignSponge – DIY TUTORIAL HERE Pics via here
The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects Designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, an international firm well-known for the design of site-sensitive resort and mixed-use projects around the world, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction & Development, this home is a statement of what is possible combining “high design with high sustainability.” Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Hillside House has just received certification as the first LEED for Homes Platinum custom home in Marin County, and one of only a handful in Northern California. Photograpghy by Mariko Reed. The four-story home – clad with beautiful, sustainable Western Red Cedar siding – is set on a steep hillside site that provides for a very vertical design with living and private zones situated on multiple separate floors. About Richard Barker Adelto Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel?
Water Balloon Luminaries A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Here is an example of these luminaries when using dye. DID YOU KNOW… You’ve probably heard all about the amazing uses of distilled vinegar, using olive oil to condition leather and even that nifty trick of using a potato to loosen a broken light bulb. But today, we are going to talk about some of the not-so-known uses for everyday items like coffee filters, marshmallows and dryer sheets. COFFEE FILTERS – The little paper-like liners that make your morning cup of joe possible have many more uses than just getting your morning started. You can use coffee filters to clean glass, CD’s/DVD’s, computer monitors and even your iPad. DRYER SHEETS – Speaking of dryer sheets, did you know… If you plan on storing your luggage for a long period of time, stashing a dryer sheet inside each piece can help prevent musty odors. MARSHMALLOWS - Yes, it’s true. Stash a few marshmallows in a box of brown sugar or the sugar bowl to prevent the sugar from hardening or clumping. CLEAR NAIL POLISH – Handy for more than runs in your hose.