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So simple a child could make it – and have fun in the process, too. And the result? A shining example of how light and shadow can work together to brighten up a room. Swedish craftswoman Isabelle Dos started with a simple party-shop balloon, blown up big and wrapped in white lace place settings painted with wallpaper glue.
There are three places I’ve been dreaming about coating with chalkboard paint. The first is my kitchen… the wall behind my stove and the wall where my counters/sink sits. I’d write recipes and quotes and notes to remember.
Vintage bottles are so interesting to collect because of their unique imperfections unknown history beautiful detailing Each bottle has a distinct character, color, and shape, which represent a little piece of history from the “good ol’ days”. I have a neighbor who has a huge vintage bottle collection, which was amassed when working as a Clam Digger in the Long Island Sound. His assortment includes everything from Jameson Whiskey bottles, medicine pill bottles, and Ballantine Brewery beer bottles. The characteristics of each bottle is so unique and the weight in your hand seems to tell it’s history. Garage Sales , Consignment Stores , Vintage Shops , Antique Malls ~ All are places to find vintage bottles.
Smiley did a post a while back on using rope in interior design – so here’s an update with some new pics! i posted this on Hello Giggles today and here’s what i wrote… “I love decorating with rustic materials (cue link to DIY burlap upholstered chairs) and rope totally ties into that… ha, get it, ties ? Okay, let’s not get tangled in the silly stuff – the point is, rope is an easy and accessible item to use in interior decorating. Just visit your local hardware store and pick up a nice bundle for on-the-cheap!
[ Editor's note: In celebration of the holidays, we're counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #1, was originally published January 31. ] With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world. After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door? Well, here’s why: bookstores so beautiful they’re worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not. We can’t overestimate the importance of bookstores — they’re community centers, places to browse and discover, and monuments to literature all at once — so we’ve put together a list of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, from Belgium to Japan to Slovakia.
In the world of design, anything is susceptible to an image overhaul. Even the most uninspiring of household furniture, a bookshelf for example, can be redesigned until it, well, no longer remotely resembles a bookshelf. And this is exactly what design is about; seeing something from an angle that no-one else has seen, and making it real. The results are here for all to see.
Mismatched chairs around the dining table certainly isn't anything new but it's a design trend I really admire. And with so many chairs available at yard sales for cheap, it's an easy way to add great style and personality to your table without the extra cost... I really like this top grouping of chairs.
Jeffrey tests the brackets he's attached to the studs for the future wood slab floating shelf. Name: Claire & Jeffrey Type of Project: Kitchen remodel Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Type of building: Single-family bungalow, 950 square feet The Renovation Diaries are a new collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. This week we wait for all the boring, not-visually-transformative stuff to be resolved. Electric, plumbing, heating.
This is do-it-yourself decor at its best: wallpapers that provide a framework to let children get creative and adults customize their interior design. More like peal-away borders than traditional wallpaper per say, this idea lets home owners blend the best of stylish professional design with unique, personal and artistic decorative touches. So easy a kid could do it (and does in the photos at the bottom of this page). Tired of watching the paint peal (metaphorically or otherwise)? This is a bit like wallpapering in reverse. Sound complexThe concept is simple: add the peal-away paper elements to a selected wall surface, decorate with paint on the in-between spaces and pull back the sticky tape-like material to reveal the final design.
Stylish modern stairs and creative staircase designs from all over the world. Helical Stairs The gradual upward rotation if this staircase is extremely elegant and the user is almost unaware of the change in elevation. [ link ] Spiral Staircase Slide Creative spiral staircase design with incorporated slide for kids. [ link ]