While going through Pinterest I noticed trend on my DIY board. There are so many things you can paint around the home…some unexpected to spruce up things up and add color. I especially dig Ikea’s gold leaf transformation of a basic chair. Check out my Pinterest to go to the sites of the projects.
Designer Miguel Palacio has something in common with me. We both have animal statues. Mine are a panther and elephant. In giving my old decor new life, I spraypainted mine. Jonathan Adler was the inspiration as his home decor lines always feature bright colored animals. I loved the dogs from the Barbie House he designed here.
So yeah…all of this made me spray paint mine a cobalt blue and chartreuse.
I love how they turned out. I will be posting other spray painted items so follow along on my instagram. See more painted animals below…
Twins Teman & Teran Evans (HGTV’s design consultants for the show High/Low Project) live together & collaborated to create a home that effectively mixes higher end pieces with lower price point retail chain stores. Covering a living room wall with … Continue reading
Something Nate Berkus spoke of often on his show (man, I miss that show). I like the idea of buying the most beautifully made version an everyday item. This idea will surround you daily with pretty and inspiring things. Like … Continue reading
View the tutorial and be inspired. The technique to create the desk seems like something that would be great as wall art.
How gorgeous is that…
You know you wanna try it. Thank me later.
If you follow me on instagram, these will be familiar to you. I have painted my den’s wall black and hung my Ikea picture ledges and floating shleves. That gold frame which holds my degree, is from the goodwill. I’ve been going there often with hopes of finding ornate frames to paint. My luck hasn’t been that great. So the styling of this is temporary…
I spent a portion of Saturday making spring themed gift bags for my niece and god-daughter. The gold metallic tape is being used to create faux molding as blogged about here in an art deco style. I’m not done…but Saturday was almost 60 degrees and warm weekend weather trumps house decorating any day. Lol so I wasn’t as productive because I was out and about. But I can’t wait for the end result.
This lies an issue. Originally I wanted a gallery wall in the dining area. The trick with grouping art is ensuring there is some level of cohesiveness. All of my frames vary which would be fine if they were all one color. They’re not. The mats within the frames are different. It’s just too much going on and visually, it’s heavy. I want to simplify a bit. I am going to either paint all of the frames black and see if that helps. If not, I may end up selling some and starting fresh. I really love the african vibe but I also adore black and white photography. So this will be changing. And that bakers rack will be turned into a huge bar cart.
Since I don’t wear these anymore, figured they would look better as bookends.
by Jennifer Riley Simone, Case Design/Remodeling Indy
You don’t have to do a full-scale remodeling project to start increasing the eco-friendliness of your home. Home ownership means regularly replacing materials over time, whether or not we choose to remodel our living spaces. Each time you do a home improvement project it’s an opportunity to make your home a little greener. These 10 tips are a mix of ideas for creating a more sustainable home immediately and over the years as you update.
1. Use low-VOC paints and stains. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are the toxic chemicals in paints, stains, and other finishing products, which slowly release toxins into the air after application. Low-VOC products have little to no toxins and are much safer for our health. Next time you repaint a space in your home, choose a low-VOC alternative or ask your home remodeling services provider to do the same.
2. Install insulating window shades. High-quality window shades and blinds come in dozens of different styles and can make a big difference in your energy bills. In summer, they keep the heat out. In winter, they allow solar energy to heat your home on sunny days while trapping the warm air indoors over night.
Image courtesy of Case Design and Remodeling Indy
Here is Flor’s carpet tile version of a cowhide….