Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Found in the Wall!

One of the cool things about living in an old house is the constant possibility that you might find something left behind—intentionally or not—by a previous occupant. Open up a wall and you might see century-old bank bonds or a pile of cash or gold bricks or a diamond ring or…ya know. We’ve seen the news stories. Some asshole goes a-renovatin’ and finds some shit worth more than the house itself.
Well, I’ve done a fair amount of renovating, and my house is a hidden-treasure-failure. I found a couple of plastic combs behind the wall in the downstairs bathroom. A matchbook in the attic. A business card for a hat shop in the entryway ceiling. Several mummified mice. Until recently, I think probably the coolest thing I found was half of a shutter hinge below the solarium. BFD.
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You know how on the first floor of my house, there’s this amazing panel detail below all of the windows? The incredible moldings were one of the big reasons I fell so in love with my house. So beautiful! It makes me feel bad about putting furniture and stuff in any of my rooms because I always feel like nothing I own is prettier than the house itself and therefore I should just leave it empty.

Reader Redesign: Baby Love

When Robyn sent over some photos of her charming nursery (full of adorable details) we had to share the love. Here’s her letter:
We had our first baby on 9/9/09 and I wanted to share his nursery with you. It started off as our guest room but shower water leaked through the bathroom wall onto the berber carpet so when I was many, many months pregnant my husband ripped it out and we laid tiles from Home Depot that we bought for about $75. We painted one wall Shark Fin blue, put up some old shelves I had for years (from West Elm), used some curtains we had stored away (from Pier 1), moved in a recliner from the living room, and added a rug that used to be in my office. The dresser was a 1950s piece found on Craigslist for $35 (we bolted the changing pad to the back and slipped it into the closet enclave). The book shelf is from Target and the dragonfly magnetic wall art is from umbra.com. The crib is Di Vinci (a gift from the grandmother), the egg lamp is J. Schatz (a gift from friends), and the bedding is Dwell (scored on ebay for 40% off). All told we spent around $700 on the floor, paint, mattress, bedding, the fan (about 50 bucks on sale at Restoration Hardware), the side table (40 bucks on clearance at Hobby Lobby), the paper star mobile, our NYC and BKLYN posters, and the Craigslist dresser. Take care and congratulations on your own little one on the way!! -Robyn
Here’s the nursery before the big baby-friendly makeover:
And here’s the nursery after Robyn worked her maternal magic:
Isn’t that a sweet and happy place to raise a bambino? Everything from the dragonflies on the wall to the origami mobile has us feeling all warm and fuzzy. Thanks so much for sending the photos our way Robyn! And what about you guys- do you have a favorite part? Is it the art? That great vintage Criagslist dresser? Do tell.
Note: While Robyn’s crib sports a bumper in the photo she actually removed it once her son started sleeping in the crib due to the associated SIDS risk. There are definitely a lot of highly personal decisions that are made on the crazy adventure that is parenthood and we love that every family can make choices that work best for them. source

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Fall Decoration Video Tutorial

Easy and beautiful ways to make Autumn decorations for you room. Fallen leaves ring dishes, gold natural ornaments, decorative tray, Autumn candle decoration and sparkling Fall leaves wall art – must try :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

How to Decorate A Window Sill

You do not know what to put on the window sill, not to be like everyone else? We have some great ideas, some are suitable even for those who have a very narrow window sill.
Spring and summer are in full swing, and many of us with a passion are changing pots for indoor plants, renew the soil and release a place on a windowsill with a view to the road for enthusiastic reading. Our today's selection will help you to take another look at   a window sill, and may inspire you to create your own compositions.

Get Your Color Interior!

You think that there is nothing more beautiful than a monochrome beige interior? Perhaps our color selection can convince you and make you look at the interior with new eyes.Bright colors in the interior are mostly characteristic of the southern, eastern and tropical interiors. However, also in the Nordic countries you can find somebody willing to paint his life in the literal sense. Our selection of bright interiors are unlikely to awaken  a lot of emotions in you , if you prefer all shades of beige, but if there is any chance you are interested in color, we will not miss it. Get inspired!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

DIY Family Photo Wall Clock Video

DIY: How to make a Family Clock Wall 

This idea has been found on the Internet, and the clock parts can be purchased from Amazon, just click on the following link wall clock parts This is a pretty inexpensive way to make a big impact in your dining room or bedroom

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DIY Romantic Lace Covered Journals




Lace and ribbon decorated journals are not just a part of the interior, but also somebody's best friends as they bear precious thoughts and secrets, impressions of the past  in old photos, letters or vintage newspaper trims.
They look beautiful, and may seem  very complicated for diy creation. However following easy video  tutorials will help in learning how to make these romantic albums.




You may like to visit my Lace & Ribbon and Fabric Sections of the Everything For Craft Projects Store, where you'll find a great variety of lace & trims for your lovely lace covered journal.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Florence de Dampierre's French Chic Living

 
French houses just seem to ooze with charm—and their inhabitants, despite busy schedules, regularly entertain at home; something that I have long found most inspiring.
So, needless to say, I was super excited when I found out that my friend Florence de Dampierre was writing newest book French Chic Living (Rizzoli).
An esteemed interior designer and antiques expert, Florence is the author of several books including French Chic and Walls: The Best of Decorative Treatments. For most of her adult life the French-born de Dampierre has been sharing the secrets of French chic with close friends and clients; now, lucky for us, it’s all in one wonderful tome.
Florence is a natural to tackle this subject. Having had the privilege of being a guest at one of her signature poolside lunches (with ingredients fresh from the garden), it is both a chic and casual affair—always fun and very relaxing.
Packed with time-tested advice and conventional Gallic wisdom, French Chic Living offers suggestions for everything from setting up the bar and brewing the perfect cup of tea, to selecting a variety of cheeses for the well-balanced platter.
There are tips for polishing silver and repairing chipped porcelain, as well as simple concoctions for making your own all-natural beauty products and home remedies. From stocking the pantry, to washing and storing delicate linens to cleaning wooden and stone surfaces, this inventive hybrid (think “Heloise Helpful Hints” meets “Parisian Chic”) shares foolproof tips for creating a warm, well running and inviting home.

Art Deco Door Handles from Bonnemazou-Cambus in Paris

Parisian designers Agnès Cambus and Manuel Bonnemazou designed a single door handle in 2014; a design they’ve been elaborating on with new shapes, colors, and finishes ever since. Available to the trade, public, and for custom orders, the Bonnemazou-Cambus collection of door handles can be ordered directly through their site. source
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Above: The PL-OS No. 01 Pilule Light Door Handle in black powder coated metal and satin brushed brass is €170 ($188.51).
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Above: The GL-OS No. 01 Goutte Light Handle in satin brushed brass is €200 ($221.78).
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Above: The GB-CL No. 01 Goutte Bold Door Handle is €200 ($221.78) and the Plaques Décorative, shown in blue powder coated metal, is €150 ($166.34).
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Above: The GL-CS No. 1 Goutte Light Door Knob is €200 ($221.78) and Small Circle Plaques Décorative is €130 ($144.16).
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Above: The GB-CM No. 01 Goutte Bold Door Handle is €160 ($177.42). The Medium Circle Plaques Décorative in black matte powder coated metal is €120 ($133.07).
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Above: The PL-NM No. 01 Door Handle and Cloud Plaque are shown in polished chrome; €220 ($243.96) and €160 ($177.42), respectively.
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Above: The color-blocked PB-NL No. 01 consists of a pink Handle, €170 ($188.51) and Cloud Plaque in burgundy, €130 ($144.16).
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Above: The PL-PM No.01 combination is the Pilule Light Door Handle, €160 ($177.42), shown in white, and the Medium Parisette Décorative Plaque, €120 ($133.07).

Above: The Long Parisette Plaque in black.
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Above: The BP1-LS No. 1 is the Bouton de Placard Bille (knobs) paired with the Small Lune Décorative Plaque, shown here in red coral.
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Above: The GL-LM No. 1 is the Goutte Light Knob paired with the Lune Plaque.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

DIY Pillow Bed


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I saw this on pinterest a few months ago and I've been obsessed with making my own ever since. I finally got around to it and I'm so happy with the results!







Thursday, January 7, 2016

Polymer Clay Art Doll Wall Art

A different type of Spirit Doll/Goddess ornament/wall art. This one was so easy & super fun!
 

Tiger face wall art - Polymer Clay 

2016 Valentine Day Decoration Ideas


Valentine's day decorations are required for anyone hosting a party. From hanging hearts to valentines decorations & valentines day ideas. Oh, amore!. Here are some more compilation of topics and latest discussions relates to this video, which we found thorough the internet. Hope this information will helpful to get idea in brief about this.
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Monday, January 4, 2016

Transformative Furniture Makeover Ideas

By combining both the header and the footer together, the piece became a cute bench with bonus storage.
Get the tutorial at The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill »

Sunday, January 3, 2016

How to paint Abstracts with Skye Taylor


A lot of artists are afraid of using acrylics especially after they have worked a lot in oils or watercolors. But they can be an essential part of an artist's portfolio and here I will give you 11 tips to help you make the most of them.
You can use acrylic paints both like oil paints (taking into account drying time) and like watercolours by watering down the paint so they are hugely versatile. They just take a bit of getting used to. You can create realistic paintings and I personally think they are great for creating abstract art. You can be big and bold with your colours or you can be subtle and detailed.
Below are some of the things that I think are essential or just useful to know about acrylic paints:

 

  1. Firstly, although acrylic paint is water soluble when wet, once it is dry it is like plastic. Therefore you must make sure you wash your brushes or painting implements immediately after use and before the paint dries or else you may ruin your art tools, particularly brushes.
  2. If you are used to using oil paint and find that acrylic paint dries too quickly, then there are products out there that will stop the acrylics from drying so fast. Buy some good acrylic paint retarder and that will really help you if you want to use acrylics for wet into wet for example.
  3. You can get some really interesting effects by watering down the acrylic paint when you use it. Try using the paint as if you were painting a watercolour scene or use for abstract work like 'marbled' style paintings.

Creative Spring classroom decor ideas




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Friday, January 1, 2016

How to Decorate With metallic paints


   
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Today's metallic paints can be any color for any room.
Metallic wall paint offers creative home decorators the chance to enhance any space with light-reflecting touches. Whether you add small hints of paint in high places or go bold and cover large areas with shimmers, today’s metallic paints go beyond gold and silver. Restraint is needed, however, as the “bling,” will be easy to overdo. Pick just one room or two, and enjoy.

Border

Bring a shine to the upper part of a wall, along a chair rail or under a plate rack with a solid line or stenciled border painted with metallic wall paint. Beautiful when hit with indirect light or the flicker of candlelight, a border of metallic paint adds that hint of glamor to any room that needs a little drama. Metallic paint accents are especially effective when used with a coordinating base wall color. For example, use a warm terracotta-colored wall paint and a copper metallic paint. A metallic paint border is a good choice for a dining room.

Checkerboard Pattern

Make a bold statement with a large silver-metallic and flat-black checkerboard pattern. Ideal to use on one wall in a family rec room or “man cave,” the silver metallic paint gives the whole room a theme to build upon. A suitable backdrop for a home bar, pool table or media room, it’s a design that requires only some painter’s tape and patience to achieve.

Stripes

Paint stripes in a child’s bedroom or a nursery with a colored metallic paint. A bit of striping goes a long way, so stripe only one or two walls in a similar shade as the wall paint, varying the size of the stripes from large to narrow for a fun, light-catching treatment. With the paint colors basically identical, the metallic element in the stripes adds drama without the chaos some people attribute to a striped pattern.