Monday, May 31, 2010

Aesthetic Touches to Room

They will not only add a new aesthetic touches to the room, but also helps to control the acoustics and the added comfort and softness. Check out some of these textile products to the new IKEA below. For more examples and prices of products you’ll need to check their online catalog. With them, you can easily control light and temperature in the room makes it more original and beautiful. new carpet can also be a large bright and simple home renovation. their textile products consisting of many new mattress, curtains, and carpets. Fresh new colors and patterns can help to make renovations in your home much easier. One of their big new product is the curtain of the window pane. New 2010 IKEA catalog has demonstrated not only the living room, dining room and kitchen, bedroom design and children’s bedroom design ideas, but also textile products are great.

Big Bathroom Mirrors

Mirror allows to accommodate the necessary things in the bathroom closet hidden in it practical. This construction is suitable for any bathroom and can be proud of anyone, but it does have one drawback. The fact is that the mirror surface becomes dirty very quickly and every drop of water can be seen on it, but cleaning is not so easy. This year the German company Hoesch has been surprised by the creative and highly functional products. One such product is the mirror construction are presented itself as an independent wall with integrated glass sink and mixer tap. This not only looks great but also very functional and has some interesting choices.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

DIY Project Parade

Long day of good food and sun = worn out! I'll edit this post and share what I did this week tomorrow but if you've had a chance to DIY this weekend, let's see it!
I hope you're having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Edited: Remember this bistro set I snagged for $15 at a yard sale? It was ivory and rusty.

After some sanding, I used spray primer.

Then, I was going to do something fun and crazy but after some thought, I decided to make it match the existing patio furniture and to put it under the grape arbor for extra seating closer to the patio.

Our patio furniture looks like this. Aged bronze:
I gave it a coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint:

And then, I used the gold leaf Rub-n-Buff using a dry brush to create the gold markings that my other patio furniture has.
A little goes a long way!

And came up with this:

Side by side, before and after:

The Rub-n-Buff is awesome. At first I used a rag and learned that a little goes a long way so then I applied it with the dry brush to get the aged bronze look. I can't wait to try it on another project. The coverage is amazing. I think it'd be perfect for creating a French Provincial look since it covers so well. We have a bedroom set that look like this:

and it would be perfect for the same effect! It's permanent and dries really fast.
I love the metallic sparkle.

More to come! I'm working on cushions and throw pillow covers for all of the patio furniture along with something else pretty for the grape arbor seating area. :)

The DIY Show Off

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Friday, May 28, 2010

DIY Wall Monogram and a Bathroom Update

Kathy from Wheatfield Wonderlings is sharing two DIY projects with us today! A beautiful bathroom update. LOVE the colors, decorating accents and that vessel sink! Here is her post:

Bathroom Update

After living in our home for 3 years, we finally got to updating the bathroom
Here it is before and after
The shower curtain is from here
Top 500 SAT Words Shower Curtain

It makes great educational bathroom reading!

Vanity before we painted it with 3 coats of black paint
Here it is after

We learned how to cut and edge granite!

Ebayed vessel sink and facuet

We still have to replace the light switch cover with a white one, otherwise it is done!
Love it!

And a large "W" for her living room wall. I love personalized wall art and I'm jealous of their awesome jigsaw skills! Here is her post:

I needed something on the wall in the living room.
So I found a font that was swirly enough.

Printed it out on a transparency, put it on the overhead projector

Projected in on a piece on MDF. (My newest favorite medium)

Cut it out with a jigsaw and sanded it.

Painted it with a textured Stone paint

My husband & son nailed it to the wall.
While making it and attaching it to the wall, the big fear was breaking it. Fortunately, that did not happen, thank goodness.
Just what the wall needed!

I love both projects, Kathy! Fantastic job! Thank you for sharing!


Have a WONDERFUL holiday weekend! I'll be back Sun. evening to post the DIY Project Parade. Today is The DIY Show Off's 1 year blogiversary! Let's celebrate next week with coming up on 350 posts and nearly 2000 followers!
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Master Bedroom Makeover - Suburban Spunk!

One of my favorite features - Real room transformation reveals! Take a look at what Suzanne from Suburban Spunk did with her master bedroom. Boring to beautiful! Here is her post:

Master Bedroom Redo Reveal

It's been a long time coming but our master bedroom is D.O.N.E. I've taken my time with the room, used plenty of thrift store treasures and DIY projects to finish the look. It was completed on a tight budget (as usual) and has become a room the we love to be in.

BEFORE: Boring Beige

AFTER: Relaxing Style

(please ignore the lamp on the right...ran out of ribbon and haven't had time to go get more yet)

Don't you just love a DIY upholstered headboard? So pretty! What about the beautiful curtain detail? The pretty coordinating wall art and scrabble tile art? LOVE it! She has a post with more details if you're interested in the 'behind the scenes'. Click here to check out more!

Thanks for sharing your relaxing and beautiful master bedroom, Suzanne! :)


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