My son gave me a vintage lamp that reminded me of Ballard's Tasseau Lamp. I also really liked their seagrass lamp shade so I decided to make my own. I purchased a shade that I believe
they refer to as a sloped or tampered drum. I already had a placemat made out of some type of rattan. After unraveling it, I hot glued it to my shade making sure that my rows stayed straight. After I finished the horizontal strips, I glued a vertical strip to cover the seams. I love how it turned out! For now, it's in the foyer but once my office is complete, it's new home will be on my desk! To see more, visit my blog at http://awalkinthecountryside.blogspot.com/20...
I needed some extra storage space for my favorite hardback books. After seeing something similar online, I came up with the idea to utilize a small nook space in my laundry room. I
brought home a few 2x6 boards and build some simple boxes, which I then screwed into wall studs with 4" screws. I kind of like to overkill it when it comes to attaching things to the wall! It's totally fun and the perfect use of an odd space. This could definitely work for display shelves too! More building details are on my blog http://www.killerbdesigns.com/10-book-tower/
Our kitchen was screaming "Bring me into the 21st Century" so we painted our oak cabinets white, replaced our formica countertops with granite, replaced the kitchen sink and faucet,
covered up our tile backsplash with beadboard paneling, added corbels and installed butcher block onto the top of our island and added newel posts to the island hangover.
With a punch of color (apple green), our kitchen is now a completely different space. It's cheerful, open, bright and clean. It's a beautiful space to sit and relax with a cup of coffee and the newspaper. Hope you enjoy!