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I thought I would post some ideas on how to paint and apply texture to the walls in your home. I'm going to post five different techniques and where you can find complete instructions on how to achieve these specific techniques. Just click on the title above the photo to go to the websites. ENJOY!!
Colorwashing via Valspar Paint
Linen Technique via Valspar Paint
Sponging via Valspar Paint
Ragging via Valspar Paint
Antiquing via House Painting Info.com
In addition to these fun techniques there are also other (0 comments)
Use a basket for a hanging lamp shade. Use a clay pot or ceramic bowl as a hanging lamp. Try tightly winding thick yarn or ribbon to cover an existing lamp shade. Use painter's tape or a stencil to create a decorative look on your shade or stem. Use mismatched or old stud earrings and stick them in your shade, like a thumb tack, for some dazzle. Use different fabric on top of an existing lamp shade and hot glue it or use (0 comments)
DIY Artwork For Your Home, Part 3 - 07/20/12 12:28 PM
Hello Everyone! This is the last installment of my DIY Artwork series. Today's blog is about how to make frames for your artwork or how to make the frames THE artwork. I figure this is the best way to end the series. ENJOY & HAVE FUN!!
DIY Artwork, Part 3: Making Frames I received a brilliant idea from my friend, Alex, on showing how to make a frame out of PVC pipes. I found this great tutorial on how to do that via Better Homes and Gardens. I also thought, wouldn't it look even better if the pipes were spray (0 comments)
DIY Artwork For Your Home, Part 2 - 07/18/12 09:03 AM
Hello!It is day 2 of the DIY art series. I hope you enjoyed the last blog and it inspired you to get creative. Here is my next installment:
DIY Artwork, Part 2: Tape Art This is such an easy DIY art project that I figured I would share it with you all! When I worked in the art industry, I would make tape art pieces for fun. It was something simple to indulge in, instead of getting lost in a complex painting, and it made easy artwork for my walls! The only thing you need for a tape art piece (3 comments)
DIY Artwork For Your Home - 07/16/12 05:47 PM
Hi Everyone! I have gotten some positive responses for the DIY blogs that I have written before, so I figured I would write another one. This time, I'm going to make it a DIY artwork series. Artwork can truly transform a space and it is always fun to make! So, if you love and appreciate art and would like to have a piece of art that you made, stick around for the series!
DIY Artwork, Part 1: Wood Artwork Below are some really great examples of what you can do with shim wood or reclaimed, distressed wood. Any of these (0 comments)
I've recently found inspiration in re-purposing "found objects". This blog is a great follow up to my last blog: "The Thrift Store Project" since genuine found objects come from second hand stores. There are also stores that provide decorative pieces that are not second hand, but are meant to look like "weathered" pieces of art. Such pieces can be found in places like Pottery Barn. Whether you don't mind rummaging through second hand stores or buying new, "weathered" pieces, below are some great ideas on how to decorate with your found objects.
Old desk drawers as shelving on your (0 comments)
The Thrift Store Project - 07/09/12 11:24 AM
Last night is was raining so hard here. I felt kind of bored, so I decided to do some "pinning" on my Pinterest boards. I ran across some really awesome DIY thrift store projects. I thought I would share the before and after photos with you all, along with the website so you can recreate the projects if you would like, Enjoy these great finds and transformations!
Stenciled End Table: Happy Hour Projects BEFORE
Lamp Revamp: What Maddy Did Next BEFORE
Candle Holder: What Maddy Did Next BEFORE
Room Color Combinations-Part 2 - 07/06/12 10:06 AM
This is part two, and the last installment of my room color combination favorites. I'm going to jump right in! Photos are taken from my Pinterest wall.
Earth tones and muted colors: Below, this room feels very "earthy" and natural. Muted colors are used to blend with, but not disturb, the earth tones.
Neutral wall with red and white: The curtains and pillows are clearly the focal point in this photo. A neutral wall color helps to draw your attention to the focal point; making the colors bolder than ever.
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! As promised, in my last blog, I said I would post some of my favorite room color combinations. I retrieved my favorite photos from my own Pinterest wall. Here are the first five of my favorite color combinations!
Teal and red wood: In the photo below, you will notice two things first; the red wood flooring and the teal wall. Notice how the two colors compliment each other. The teal brightens the flooring and the red wood "calms" the teal color.
Beige walls and beige (1 comments)
Choosing Color for Your Home - 07/02/12 12:42 PM
Call me crazy, but when I studied interior design in college, I took three color theory classes, because I love color SO much! When everyone else hated color mixing in class, I was hunched over a paint palette excited to recreate colors. Choosing a color for your home should be exciting too! It might be a hated thing, fearing that picking out a color will be a laborious process, but paint companies have worked really hard to make it easier for you. Choosing a color should be fun and pain free. Below, are a few tips on how to make the (0 comments)
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