DIY Campaign Style Side Tables Yesterday's post on campaign furniture in the kitchen reminded me that I hadn't shared this easy DIY yet. These photos are old in-progress shots from an eDecorating client. We bought two of these Lack tables in the sky blue color: And 16 of these brass corners (they're about $5 for a set of eight) and just tapped them into the very outside corners of the tables (tops and feet). So easy and very inexpensive! It looks like the light blue Lack table is not available any more, but there are some very pretty high gloss versions at IKEA now.
Make a counter height Craft Table (from 2 shelves, a table top, and 8 legs) I have been squirreled away down in my basement for several days, opening up boxes, purging junk, and finding new homes for all my craft/sewing stuff. I haven’t been able to find my interfacing for weeks, or my white felt, or ugggh…..my serger thread. So, I finally forced myself to actually open up and clean out the 11 or so boxes that were just sitting in my craft room. They had all been opened and I was able to find a few things as I needed them………but I’ve felt suffocated in my craft room since we moved into our new home (well, rental home), 3 months ago. However, YAY, it’s all cleaned out. But something that I didn’t have…..but really wanted, was a craft table. So, I bought 2 cube shelves, a plain table top, and some legs. And now I have my own little makeshift Craft Table. **The finished table ends up measuring about 38 inches tall and the table top space measures about 31 x 47 inches. Want to know the price? Not bad. Need some links? Want to see how I put it all together?? -Ashley
Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS - StumbleUpon by Guest Contributor Anna Gay Photographers are often striving for a “vintage” look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage look, there are a couple of characteristics to keep in mind. First of all, the color tones in a vintage photo often lean towards either a blue or a red hue, or a cross-processed look. Vintage photos also have an element of noise or grain that can be achieved through textures, and also a certain amount of vignetting around the edges of the photo. This photo is the result of adjusting the color curves, adding two vignettes, and a color fill, which we will walk through step-by-step. First, open your photo in Photoshop and make sure your foreground color is set to white in your side tool bar. You will see the above dialogue box. As you can see here, there should be three layers – your Background image, then your two gradient layers. Now, let’s adjust the color curves. Use the drop down menu to adjust each color channel.
the cheater's secret on how to make pillows There’s a little secret that I wanna spill today… gorgeous pillows are dead simple to make. If you can sew a line, you can learn how to make pillows in about 15 minutes. Crazy, huh? Guess what – that’s not my only secret. You know those drool worthy designer fabrics…. I have another secret on how to use them and save money at the same time. So let’s talk fabric: You only need to buy enough for the fronts. For the back, we’re going to use a cheaper fabric – and you get to choose. Here’s what you’re gonna need: Use the pretty fabric to cut the 24 x 24 (or 16×16 or 18×18 – whatevs) for the fronts… then use the cheaper, plain fabric to cut two smaller pieces for the back. For my pillows, I used some gorgeous ikat from Online Fabric Store – and then put the back on top, right sides together, then layered the backs on top of the front. Flip it out, iron it well, stuff your insert and enjoy your 15 minutes of fame work. Did you think I was all outta secrets? And your luck keeps getting better….
You Can Put Chalkboard Paint on That? 8 Awesome DIYs to Try A Door Turned Reusable Canvas howjoyful.com Two coats of chalkboard paint in a school-day shade is all it took to turn blogger Joy Kelley's sewing room door into a reusable canvas for quotes, sketches, lists, and brainstorms. Pretty Cheese Platter witandwhistle.com Wit & Whistle blogger Amanda Wright’s porcelain platter shows a bit of chalkboard paint adds a punch of charm whether you’re serving cheese or cookies. Signature Stemware alwaysorderdessert.com You've seen chalkboard-coated glasses on the shelves of your favorite home décor haunts. Clever Cabinet Idea livelovediy.com LiveLoveDIY blogger Virginia found an affordable and chic way to makeover her kitchen cabinets that organizing addicts will love. Jazzed Up Jars cremedelacraft.com These jars will help you get more organized while adding personality to your kitchen, bath, or craft room. Draw-On Dresser sewwoodsy.com Trendy Terracotta alapinlife.blogspot.com Nothing says summer like the rustic appeal of terracotta planters. Cute Wall Decor
The Hipster Home & Blog Archive & How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in... - StumbleUpon Ahoy there Hipster Homers! I’m Julie and I’m the very first guest blogger on this fine site. Today’s project involves breaking stuff, plants, found objects, and miniatures. Fun, right? Let’s get started! We’re going to go through the steps to create your very own little terrarium. Dos and Don’ts: Do use sand or small pebbles; these are good because water drains through them easily. How To: You’ll need a few tools to make a tiny terrarium but nothing complicated to get started. Needle-nose pliersScissorsLong tweezers or chopsticksFlathead screwdriverGlasses or goggles Let’s start with the light bulb. We will be removing the inside parts of the lightbulb. First, remove the metal tip from the bottom of the bulb. Then, when enough of the sides are raised to get a good grip on them, hold one of the sides with your pliers and yank out the metal tip. Next remove the black glass. Now you will be able to see the interior parts of the light bulb. Pull out any remaining wires with the pliers.
Tutorial: PB-Inspired Tiled Mirror for $10 Our most popular post of all time is the PB-Inspired Tiled Mirror , but there's just one problem: the original tutorial for that project has been deleted from the internet. And, it used a poster frame, which adds a considerable expense if you don't already have it on hand. Last week while I was browsing my local dollar store, I figured out a quick and easy way to get the same look, with way less trouble. To make this version of the mirror, you don't have to know how to use any tools... just duct tape and glue. Everyone can do that, right? With the dollar store, you are always somewhat limited because items you find there can only be so large for $1. Project Materials: 9 framed mirrors, $9 Duct tape, on hand Piece of black foam core board, $1 Ribbon or picture-hanging wire, on hand or $1 Craft glue, on hand Hot glue & glue gun, on hand Make sure you choose all mirrors that are the same size - mine were about 8.5 x 11". This project is all about the duct tape. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 5. 6.
Bubble Chandelier DIY ~ Frou Frou Fashionista - Luxury Lingerie Blog for Faire Frou Frou in Los Angeles At long last we are excited to share the process of how we created the Champagne Bubbles "Frou Frou Chandelier" for our boutique (aka Bubble Chandelier for those of you who want a simpler name for it)! Instead of paying $3,000-$7,000 for a chandelier, we thought it would be much more rewarding to create our own for just a few hundred dollars. This is a step-by-step guide for how we made the chandelier you see at Faire Frou Frou. Our chandelier measures 2'x4' which we needed to make large enough to make a statement in our boutique. Of course you can create any size or shape that you wish. Supplies: 2'x4' white wire grid panel (though you can do any shape or size) (about $15-$23)CB2 Bubble Balls (50 small & 40 large) ($1.95 ea small, $3.95 ea large)Silver Christmas ball ornaments (80 small, 80 medium)Fishing line (we bought high knot strength /30 lb.) $3One spool of sterling silver wire (20-22 gauge). See the little silver toggles on the table? Fastening the fishing line to the wire grid.