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35 Money-Saving Home Decor Knock-Offs

35 Money-Saving Home Decor Knock-Offs

{Awesome} Paisley Stenciled Table Let’s talk stenciling. Now, I’ve done my fair share of stenciling (like on my pantry, toy box and end table), but it’s always been with a homemade stencil and it takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to do. Plus the final product always looks kinda wonky when you get up close and the design is very simple. I chose the paisley allover stencil…it’s kinda country, kinda modern, and I’m kinda in love with it. It didn’t bleed or smear or anything…though I was really careful about not using too much paint. I KNOW, I love it too. Next I decided to stain over the stencil and give the table a more rustic look. I used Dark Walnut by Minwax and applied two coats. (Please soak up the dying plants, messy porch and double fly swatter yielding toddler…it does’t get much more real than this!) As I was admiring my work I couldn’t stop looking at the legs. I decided to paint them turquoise and give em the old “dirty cowboy” treatment. Here is the finished table! Looking for more furniture ideas?

COMO HACER PAPEL DE ARROZ EN CASA El papel de arroz es un producto típico de la zona de Vietnan, que se puede utilizar fresco (recién hecho) o bien deshidratado, en este último caso antes de usarlo se lo debe hidratar. Esta última opción es la habitual para quien desea consumir este producto, ya que se puede conseguir un paquete de papel de arroz seco en un comercio que tenga este producto importado (tal es el caso de los mercados chinos). En realidad hay muy poca información sobre esta preparación, al punto de que, es bastante difícil conseguir una receta en la red para hacerla en casa. A mi entender un papel de arroz es un gel moldeado plano, sobre un lienzo tensado y cocinado al vapor. Se debe preparar una masa líquida viscosa parecida a la de los creps. Receta rápida: Para 8 papeles chicos de 18cm de diámetro 30gr de fécula de mandioca, 70 gr de harina de arroz, 2gr de sal y 150-175 cc de agua. En forma práctica se puede colocar: 1 taza de harina de arroz, ½ taza de fécula de mandioca y 1 cdita. de sal.

Love Stencilled Pillow - Free "Love & Life" Template Love Stencilled Pillow – a quick and easy way to breathe new life into a plain pillow. Love Stencilled Pillow – Free “Love & Life” Template - I’ve been on the search for the perfect pillows for our living room for over a year now. As you can see, it’s a very monochromatic room (which I like in this instance) but it really needed a pop of colour. I picked the blue colour from a painting that’s on the wall over the piano on the opposite side of the room. I love the blue vase on the coffee table but I’ve have had so much trouble finding pillows with a similar blue. I picked up some fabric paint, created a template for the words ‘LOVE” and ‘LIFE” in Adobe Illustrator and got down to business. Material: Instructions: Download the printable template (above). About the author By Jamey Ekins ~ Being imaginative, crafty and artistic is just like breathing to me. Like this: Like Loading...

The Easiest Pillow Cover Ever This is the easiest pillow cover ever. No measuring! No sewing! Just fold and tie. You need a piece of fabric 3 times as wide plus a few more inches and twice as tall plus a few more inches as the pillow. Place the pillow in the center, on the wrong side of the fabric. I used pinking shears to cut the fabric so it wouldn’t fray. Then fold the top down to the center. Fold both ends like the picture. Bring one side over the top of the pillow. Then the other side. Now tie the ends in a square knot. Ta-Da! I love the knot. And it looks great on the loveseat. It even looks great on the back if I want to switch sides. I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:

My Flower Journal | Create A Splattered Paint Flower Garden - My Flower Journal You can create a splattered paint flower garden. No drawing is needed just lots of spontaneous fun for all ages and skill levels. Each one turns out different depending on the color of paint you use and the amount of splatters you do. Supplies: Watercolor paper (I use 300 lb watercolor paper because it is heavy enough it doesn’t buckle when it gets wet.),watercolors and acrylic paints, masking tape, ruler, paper towel, round brushes (I used a size 4 and 8), disposable plastic table cloth or something to protect your work area from paint splatters. I like my watercolor paper to be 2 inches larger than the finished size of painting I am doing. Wet the paper with clean water then paint the sky leaving white for clouds. While the watercolor background is drying get everything ready for splattering. Practice making splatters using acrylic paint on some scratch paper. Use a paper plate to put your acrylic paints on. Make sure the splatters at the bottom are darker and heavier.

31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again 10 Colorful Wall Art Projects That You Can Make Yourself I'm just going to say it. I love color. I love it! I think every room should have a pop of color to keep you in a cheerful mood. It doesn't have to take a lot of money to add pizazz to your walls. Here are 10 easy and awesome wall art projects that will make you smile. Photo: Melanie Blodgett 1. Photo: Barbara Rucci 2. Photo: BHG 3. Photo: Mr. 4. Photo: The Swell Life 5. Photo: vtwonen 6. Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff 7. Photo: Kimber Crafts 8. Photo: Two Delighted 9. Photo: A Beautiful Mess 10. Design Style : colorful Techniques : Creative Reuse , Painting Decor Element : wall art

How to Make Dairy Free Ice Cream - Vegan Dessert Recipes It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home. Today: Ashley McLaughlin from Edible Perspective's homemade coconut milk ice cream will change the way you think about vegan ice cream forever -- and that's a fact. Thick, creamy, lightly sweetened ice cream is one of my all-time favorite desserts, and when choosing a flavor, I almost always pick vanilla. For this recipe, I’ve used full-fat coconut milk instead of heavy cream to make a dairy-free, vegan version. Make this recipe as is (or throw in your favorite mix-ins) and you’ll be a happy ice cream eater. More: Here are all of the recipes you need to build the perfect ice cream sundae. Vegan Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream Serves 6 to 8 1 or 2 vanilla beans2 cans full-fat coconut milk1 tablespoon arrowroot starch1/3 cup brown rice syrup, or coconut nectar1/3 cup pure cane sugar1 1/2 tablespoons vodka Photos by Ashley McLaughlin

How to Decorate with Books One of my favorite go-to cheap decor ideas is an old stack of books. I don’t usually plan around this idea, and it isn’t my focal point, but it looks great on a side table or end table, shelves, mantle, or coffee table or ottoman. Or in that one place that you haven’t quite figured out what to do with. There are so many things you can do with books. Get creative! Dig out your old college text books we actually use a bunch of my husband’s old college engineering textbooks because they are old and look rough. Check these little gems out. A birdcage filled with books? Invisible bookcase. Adding color to your room with books- great idea. Book inspired staircase.

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