This is one of my favorite projects that I've ever done because it proves a simple fact: Pretty decor doesn't have to be expensive (and in fact, it can be pretty cheap). I made this
chrysanthemum mirror using the cheapest plastic spoons I could find at my local grocery store. I glued them to inexpensive MDF wreath forms and then painted them with craft paint. Minimal cost with big impact. My kind of decorating! :-D
I need to add something above this bed, but NOT a mirror. Any suggestions.
The room is a neutral guest room ~ nothing too personal.
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Commented on Aug 25, 2012
Have you considered using one of the many wooden decorative signs? I have one in my b/r that
states "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all" Not overly personal, but sums up how our lives are. There is one in my den that ways Welcome to my pity party. There are many cute ones available
So the wife leaves for a 30 day African missions trip and I decide to tackle my first bedroom renovation project. Mind you I have done little projects here and there, but nothing of this
magnitude. I was truly only going to repaint the room, but was quickly overcome by the desire to spruce it up a bit. As you can see by the before pictures it was “okay” compared to other rooms (whichever those might be) but still dark, aged and in need of help. I wanted something cozy, cottagey, resort like. I was stepping out in faith because my wife knew nothing about the project and I would not have her input. Shhhhh, it’s a secret. This would really test how much I think I know her.
Master bedroom and bath remodel using thrift store finds and re-purposed items. The first daunting task was to repaint all the wood trim to white and prime red walls. Then the walls were painted a light yellow to give the room some air. The windows were framed out entirely from recycled wood and the shutters are thrift store louver closet doors that were cut and reassembled to size. Same was done for the door leading to pool area. All frames used in the room for decor were thrift store finds that were repainted. The crates are from Michaels and were stained and decorated by, you guessed it thrift store finds. Lifted vanity off ground and gave legs. Used recycled wood and bead board wall paper to create raised door panels from the flat Formica doors. Removed Formica counter top and used recycled wood from a closed local restaurant. Closed out medicine cabinet and used recycled molding. Both sinks were recycled from someones back yard. Gave texture to upper portion of walls (Spanish lace and applied bead board wall paper to bottom half. The large eight foot long mirror was left in place and divided by the same recycled wood shelf and framed out to look like two separate mirrors. I removed the soffit fluorescent lights and rewired for two separate fixtures. The ladder was made from recycled ballet bars and wood from a closed dance studio.
I used banana peel to fertilize. I heard this from my son-in-law who is a Master Gardener, then read it on Hometalk. As my roses had been looking sad the past couple of years I was ready to try anything. See 1 mo. results.
Commented on Aug 11, 2012
My father told me about this maybe 12 years ago. He ate a banana everymorning and then would
walk out to his rose garden and toss the peels around the base of his roses.
We inherited our grandchildren's dog when they moved to Colorado, she's a sweet part Lab part something else dog... but she has ruined by front porch area. She digs big holes to lay in or
she sleeps on my front porch, stinky dog smell. Any suggestions?
Commented on Aug 06, 2012
How often are you bathing her? During the hot summer months we bathe every 4 to 5 weeks, using
oatmeal shampoo (we have several shar pei) We also have a kid's swimming pool for them to play in, not a lot of water, but enough they can walk around in, or even lay down in. Instead of digging to keep cool, they get in the pool. We change the water daily. Is your dog itchy or is her skin infected? If she is that smelly it may be some type of fungal infection. Rinse her with water and sea salt, then a final rinse with clear water. Try giving her a cool place to lay. You can purchase cool mats for your dog at the local pet stores or by ordering through a catalog or on line. It depends on how much you love her as to what you want to do. We have had up to 9 dogs at a time and we've never experienced the type of problems that you seem to be having, but then again our fur kidz live in our house...and before you ask, no, my house doesn't smell like dogs :-)
The old, quality paneling came from my husband's great aunt's house, which is slated to be destroyed. What can I do with the plain, boring sheetrock ceiling to complement the walls, yet not darken the room any more? Oh, and the door needs something, too. It's the same white as the ceiling.
Commented on Jul 30, 2012
I had that same paneling and thought it made the house look very outdated. I put a coat of
Kilz on the paneling and then painted it Pine Needle Green. We then added 6 inch baseboards and crown molding. The ceiling was painted AZ white as was the baseboards and molding. An entirely new room. I'm fortunate that my hubby is very good with miter saws, chop saws, and a bunch of other tools White ceilings are very nice, helping to add light. If you feel that you like the old style paneling, add crown molding. It will add depth to the room