DIY dresser round-up DIY dressers are a theme on the blog this month - check out mine here! so on trend, i had to post a round-up of these DIY’d dressers that i found on ScrapHacker.com – a fantastic site for upcycling projects. this first one is ikat print… which i love! you know how i love to decoupage! love this chevron print dresser and i love those giant knobs! love love this rustic look. this would be great in a Restoration Hardware inspired interior if you paired this with a chandelier near-by – rustic meets luxe. and those rope pulls remind me of the Decorating with Rope post i did a while back. full tutorial for this dresser here. Ikea hacks are the best! gift wrap! geometric design. painter’s tape creates a nifty look! two half circles in bright shades. outlines of clothes makes for a cute and modern look love this idea of using colored chalkboard paint! and last but not least, a dresser is where you keep your ‘stache! all photos via ScrapHacker – find out more info on each DIY here
A Singular Creation Art Community • Tutorial: Painting Realistic Eyes We would like to ing you this feature tutorial by Linda Bergkvist, renowned in the digital arts community for her gorgeous portrayal of characters. In this tutorial, Linda shows us step by step how she paints realistic eyes. About Linda Bergkvist Linda Bergkvist is a renowned digital artist who currently lives in Sweden. Linda Bergkvist's website can be found at www.furiae.com.
Six Most Excellent Alternative Wedding Vows or Readings - Kiss My Tulle Let me tell you, one of the hardest things about planning my own wedding was trying to write the wedding ceremony. I was not a fan of the traditional vows (I obey noone but myself thankyouverymuch) and really wanted to find something that reflected our concept of what we wanted our relationship to be. So I started looking past the traiditonal wording and readings suggested on most wedding websites and started looking for quotes that could be used in any wedding. Six Most Excellent Alternative Wedding Vows or Readings Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. With this ring, I give you my promisethat from this day forwardyou shall not walk alone.May my heart be your shelterand my arms be your home. "I love you” means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. The best relationship is when you two can act like lovers and best friends. How about it, Tulle Nation?
IdiomSite.com - Find out the meanings of common sayings The Origin of Words and Names The English language has developed from an Anglo-Saxon base of common words: household words, parts of the body, common animals, natural elements, most pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions and auxiliary verbs. Other modern words in English have developed from five sources. These are discussed below. Words Created From Nothing Examples of words that have just appeared in the language out of nothing are byte, dog (replacing the earlier hund), donkey, jam, kick, log, googol, quasar and yuppie. Shakespere coined over 1600 words including countless, critical, excellent, lonely, majestic, obscene. From Ben Johnson we got damp, from Isaac Newton centrifugal and from Thomas More: explain and exact. Words Created In Error The vegetable pease was thought to be a plural so that the individual item in the pod was given the name pea. Borrowed and Adopted Words English has borrowed words from a variety of sources and other languages. Orange The name of the fruit was NARANJ in Sanskrit. Chocolate Algebra
Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water... Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. www.naturalswimmingpools.com The pools have skimmers and pumps that circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the swimming area. There are many options as to design. A gradual slope contains the plants, gravel and loamy sand, a wall keeps them separate from the swimming area. Vacuum but twice a year and tend to the plants as needed. The regeneration zone can be along the perimeter of a natural pool or a pond unto itself but connected to the swimming area. www.gartenart.co.uk For a true natural pool with no help from ultraviolet light or other such technology, the requirement is half swimming area, half regeneration area. www.biotop-natural-pool.com Plants steel the nutrients away from algae. www.gartenart.co.uk