Showing posts from August, 2013

Painted Rugs

With no luck in finding an affordable rug for the living room, I am tempted to try my hand at painting one.  I know rugs are supposed to be one of the most expensive pieces in the room (according to some design magazines) but I am not trying to spend $300 on a rug.  Especially the way I like to change my mind around here.  Here are some DIY painted rugs that I think are fabulous. I love this striped rug by Sarah M. Dorsey .  The color and pattern of this rug by Oh.That.Annelie is fabulous. Bold, spray painted stripes worked for Bean In Love . Bows and Sparrows created a chevron rug. I like the Rugs USA Moroccan Trellis rug so this version by Pudel-design is right on the money. Problem now is Ikea has discontinued the Erslev rug I was considering using.  Any suggestions on where to get something similar?

Entry Mirrors Update

Well I finally got around to spray painting these mirrors . A few coats of ORB spray paint and now they look like this.  I like them even more darker.  Such a small change but makes a big impact.  I've seen these mirrors on other blogs where they kept them gold but they didn't work for my walls since they're lighter.  Love them in Emily's bedroom !    They have more of a presence now on this wall but still thinking I should add something else.  Maybe a few more mirrors to make a large grouping.  O nce we get some board and batten on this wall, they won't look so stranded.  Who knows, I may even take them down in the end.   So much to do in this space to get it where I want it.  Board and  Ahhh!  My list doesn't seem to get any smaller.   

Board and Batten In The Foyer

Our entryway was looking a little sad.  I've pinned so many entry ideas but never really did anything about it.  The space behind the door isn't quite big enough for a bench but I didn't want to put any art work there either.  So I opted to make the wall a focal point when you walk in.  Here is the before.  Nothing there, just a blank wall.  This is also the wall that extends all the way up since it's a two story entry.   I mentioned I wanted to add some molding to the wall with some hooks to the hubby.  It could be a place for us to hang bags and jackets.  We have several closets downstairs but wanted something a little closer for guests.  He agreed with no hesitation so I jumped right on planning it out before he changed his mind.  I drew sketches and made measurements and headed to Home Depot to get the supplies I didn't already have on hand. (4) 1/4 x 4 x 4 poplar boards for battens (1) 1 x 4 pine board for top rail finishing nails white caulk

8 Ways To Re-purpose Pallets

In my search for pallet wall ideas, I came across so many other uses for pallets.  You can find pallets anywhere and I never thought there would be so many uses for them.  And the good part is, they are usually free. Love this wall art .  Another neat wall piece . How about a wall shelf ? I love the idea of adding wine storage . If you are into gardening, you could make a garden . I love these lights .  Would look great on the patio. Here's a mirror where the frame is made of pallets. This headboard is really beautiful.