I may have mentioned a few - or a million - times how much I love my living room couch. Well, after two years of lovin', my beloved couch was starting to show some wear. The notorious
mystery spots were starting to appear and some wrinkles and sags were forming in the cushions. Time to start Mission: Couch Rejuvenation ...
Just a thought on how to get the covers back on more easily... I visited my neighborhood dry
cleaners and got a lot of his lightweight bags. After putting on the batting, wrap the cushion in this very soft plastic making sure that the leading edge (ie. the edge that is going into the cover first) is wrapped all the way around. It slipped in almost effortlessly! I think that if you wanted to, that plastic could be slipped back off and out, but I left it on as it makes no noise and added extra protection to the cushions.
I was challenged to fill up a large blank wall on a very small budget. For about $20 I made 3 large wall sconces and I love the industrial feel they bring to my dining/entry! http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/02/indust...
Commented on Aug 02, 2012
Brilliant!! Off to the store for supplies for me!! Thank you for this inspiration!
I was recently hired by some friends of ours to work alongside their builder in the reconstruction of their fire-destroyed home (no one was hurt!). The wife has entrusted me with the
responsibility of being her "voice" when it comes to elements in the design that need a female's input and I think the builder and I make a great team as a result. So, what do you think? Is it important for a builder/contractor to have a woman's perspective in the process of building or remodeling a home? I'd love to hear from you! ~Vanessa
Commented on Jul 20, 2012
=) Thanks Sharron... I know I'm not alone in this!! lol
Had this dark cave of a builder's shower in my master bath, and I had had about enough of that!... needed a flashlight to shave!! =) Now with glass letting in all light, especially from the large window over the tub, an extra 3 square feet of shower space and a new super quiet exhaust/light fixture, I'm in 7th Heaven! My legs look better too!
Commented on Jul 16, 2012
Sadly, no,we didn't do it ourselves but by self contracting we saved a bundle. We also saved
tremendously on the field and border tiles from the HD big box store and the pebble tiles on the floor were from a company online that was 50% off!! We had to do our best to match the existing floor tile and tub surround. The glass surround we ordered direct online ourselves because the contractor wanted $900 more for the same deal.