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.
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.
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
I want cobalt blue pillows….and I’m not paying over $100 for them. I am frugal and cannot justify paying $400 for four pillows. And when browsing a lot of these online stores….I see that price range more often than I’d like. Actually it isn’t uncommon to see pillows at $150 price range. As a matter of fact…
I said before many of times pink is not my color. Though I like it on the pink kitchens post, the pink ceiling indulge daily & the glamorous saturated colors home but I did find these girly walls a little fun.
I like the surprise factor that painting one side of door gives you. You can also paint the molding & trim as seen here.
I find this hue a beautiful neutral that’s fresh and modern. It compliments any color and I think it will be something I won’t tire of. I can’t wait for the raspberry and plum tones of my bedroom decor to stand out against a charcoal gray backdrop. What do you think?
Have you used this in your home? If so, what colors does your gray contrast with?
I am not sponsored by Giani Granite but saw first hand how well a painted counter can be transformed with one of their kits. My cousins are in the process of updating their kitchen. One day I went there to see the new backsplash above and thought “oh yall got granite too” then my cousin’s husband broke it down for me. Showed me the technique, how simple it was with the sponges etc and how he even created veins to make the countwr look like real granite stone. I was beyond impressed. But when he told me the price, I was floored. You mean to tell me….with a little patience & time over a weekend one can update basic laminate for under 100 bucks? No more excuses for crappy counters.
I received an email from a woman who is looking for a way to make her barbershop stand out. Now I found the sources of the images above from past masculine posts but the article made no comment on the walls. The other was from a designer’s portfolio. So I rounded up a few more pinstripe inspirations, wallpaper sources & ways to create the look with paint…
Something masculine & rustic with a bit of glam….
The wallpaper above is charles newhaven. Sidenote, I love how they staged this. That chair & table is pretty fab…
Here are some instructions on painting pinstripes on a wall…
Such a tailored look. It’s not trendy but timeless…
Two different finishes of paint were used to get the look above. You can apply the same technique to a thinner stripe. I blogged about it once before in my subtle stripes posts.
I love almost any way to save money and there is something quite special about working up some sweat making something yourself. So here are a ton of painted rug examples and tutorials. I even have what NOT to do.
The above blue is designed by Mary Mcdonald. When painting a rug, try to stick with natural fibers — seagrass, sisal, jute. You can’t really paint on wool or acrylic, because it won’t adhere property. That’s what I gathered…