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10 Ways To Get the Canopy Look Without Buying a New Bed

10 Ways To Get the Canopy Look Without Buying a New Bed
Maybe you love the look of a canopy bed, but can't afford to buy new furniture. (Hey, beds are expensive). Or maybe you really like your current bed, but want to give it a bit of a romantic makeover. An easy way to get the canopy bed look is to hang curtains from an L-shaped drapery rod that's been mounted to the ceiling. Here are a few more variations on this look. There's also the option of hanging curtains only over the head of the bed. From Better Homes and Gardens: drape a piece of fabric over two swing-arm curtain rods, mounted on either side of the bed, for a super-easy canopy. You can mount a single hoop or curtain rod to the ceiling in the middle of your bed and drape fabric from it over the ends of your bed. The Antique Drapery Rod Co. has diagrams showing all kinds of different canopy arrangements, and the hardware you'll need to create them. From Country Living, a clever idea for bedrooms with sloping ceilings. And now that you're full of ideas...time to get crafting. Related:  Home,Garden,Car

anthropologie inspired knotted bedding part 2 (putting it all together) Before we get started piecing a PILE of knotted squares together, do you want the backstory on this little Anthro-inspired gem? First, you should know that I’m a bedding junkie. I LOVE wandering through Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie (at Park Meadows in Denver, those stores are all conveniently located near each other as well) to see their bedroom displays. My ever-changing bedding crushes are a constant around here. So a few years ago, I found this Thai Silk Bedding at Restoration Hardware and fell in love. Fast forward to this fall when my oh-so-beautiful Thai Silk Bedding RIPPED. But then, of course, I went and fell in love with the rosette bedding at Anthropologie. And thus the Anthro-Inspired Knotted Bedding was born. Ok, now onto the tutorial. To put your ‘quilt’ together, you’ll need: -56 knotted squares from part 1 (for a king sized quilt) -a king sized duvet (I got the thinnest one I could find at Ikea… it was $29… fabulous!) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Yes, You Can! How to Remove Wallpaper from Unprimed Drywall Is there anything more satisfactory than removing a strip of wallpaper in one long piece? When we bought this house, we didn’t notice how many rooms were covered in wallpaper. “Oh, it’s only a few walls…” When it came time to actually do something about it, we couldn’t believe how much wallpaper we were looking at. I pulled a sheet of the original forty-year-old wallpaper just to see what we were dealing with. The top layer pulled away easily, but it left the soft paper underlayer, and under that was unprimed drywall, which is exactly what I did not want to see. Before you apply wallpaper you’re supposed to first paint a priming layer over the drywall so the wallpaper can be removed later. Was I doomed to spend the rest of my summer pulling tiny strips of wallpaper off the walls in the back bathroom, just to end up having to spackle over all the gouges in the walls? I just could not do it. I thought it would take the crew a long time to remove the wallpaper, but they did it quickly!

Starry String Lights Remodelista Starry String Lights Buy $15.00 Add a festive glow to mantels, centerpieces, planters, trees, walkways and more with our adapter- or battery-powered starry lights. Strung on bendable fine copper or silver wire that conforms to any shape, the lights can be wrapped around wreaths and braided through banisters to create elegant decorative accents. Warm-white LED lights Clear bulb covers create a sparkling glow Strung on bendable wire 5' and 10' lengths include a built-in 24-hour timer that operates in 6-hour increments (6 hours on, 18 hours off) 15' and 20' lengths do not include a built-in 24-hour timer Water-resistant battery and adapter housings Safe for outdoor use in a covered area Battery powered for 5' and 10' lengths; each uses 3 AA batteries (not included) Adapter powered for 15' and 20' lengths In silver or copper wire finish Prices range from $15.00 to $50.00 Mentioned on Remodelista Contributions Have an opinion?

Top Ten Spring Cleaning Tips Yes it's that time again! Unless you took your 'van out at Easter then you'll be looking at the occasional sunny day we've had recently and getting ready to tour. Cleaning a caravan isn't something that many of our readers will need detailed instructions for; our top ten tips are more of a handy list to act as a reminder. If we haven't covered your favourite cleaning tip, drop us an email and we'll do a follow-up article if there are enough responses. 1. Washing the outside Use non-abrasive shampoo for cars or caravans and make sure you've got a step-ladder and a long-handled mop. Dry with a chamois and check the surfaces as you go - one of the good things about cleaning is that you get a chance to spot any problems before they get serious. 2. Once the caravan exterior is dry, polishing with a good quality car polish (or a specialist caravan one) is well worth doing. 3. Use a proprietary cleaner for plastic windows and dry carefully. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Nest Rest Sit, Bunny I need this chair. That’s all. Fiddle Leaf Fig Ficus The fiddle-leaf fig ficus, or ficus lyrata, is hands down my favorite indoor house plant. benjamin moore's color chats Image: Flickr Between the mental check list of repairs, the anticipated expense and time, not to mention choosing the best colors, painting the exterior of your home can feel like an insurmountable task. Whether you are a DIY-er or hirer of others, you will need money, patience, the right products, and inspiration.… Continue reading Images: (top); (bottom) Stop! Too late. Image courtesy of Frank de Biasi Interiors Pink for Guys ( was one of my favorite blog posts, and I felt the time was ripe for a sequel. The shades-of-gray living room of fashion designer Jason Wu (aka, ball-gown creator for FLOTUS), who considers gray “the most soothing color of all.” For a while now, gray has been the It color, the plucky “new neutral” in design speak.… Continue reading

bed curtains <3 6 Unusual Gallery Wall Ideas You Haven't Tried (Yet) The gallery wall still sparks the imagination as one of the most fun ways to add a little personal touch to your home. Perhaps the best thing to hit the world of art arranging since….anything, ever, there have been tons of iterations of frame presentations playing off this delightful trend. As many gallery walls as you’ve already seen floating across the web, the newest takes on the concept are making these displays feel fresh all over again. Check out the latest unusual gallery walls ideas visualized by moodboards made on nousDECOR, and get inspired to create a fresh look for yours. Instead of a wall, why not try a corner? Jamming art so that it meets at an angle in the wall is an unexpected perspective for viewing a gallery of images. An unusual gallery wall idea is to only use only works with human subjects—a collection of art ranging from vintage photo stills to illustrations of people is captivating and different. Using art is the obvious choice when creating a gallery wall.

Come & Knock On My Door Beni Ourain Rugs I’m currently on a serious mission to find a large, traditional Beni Ourain rug for our living room. These incredibly plush rugs, made by the Beni Ourain tribe and other neighboring tribes in the mountains of Morocco, typically feature […] Office Space: The Reveal After weeks of shopping for furniture, collecting artwork, experimenting with wallpaper, and organizing our craft closet, the HonestlyWTF headquarters is finally complete.

Painted Formica Countertop Painted Formica Countertop My UGLY formica countertops were just SCREAMING for an Ambush Makeover! But since I could not take them on a plane to the Today Show so Kathie Lee and Hoda could work their magic, ultimately, the responsibility fell to me! Yikes! Here is what I was faced with: Not completely horrible I am totally thinking Nate Berkus would just be brought to tears. Well I came upon this group of people at who had PAINTED their formica to look like granite. Ok, so you can see the before and after pictures, but what about the dreaded “in-between”?? Firstly, I removed the wood backsplash and washed down the countertops so they were very clean. Gray primer just rolled on. Spray painting in the kitchen… BAD IDEA! Just sponging on silver metallic paint – its almost impossible to mess up! Then came the step which had me a little nervous. Envirotek and Martha Stewart Black Onyx Glitter – it’s like sugar dust! I put plastic over the cabinets and cardboard on the floor.