I was throwing a Hawaiian luau, and i want to make a bar...so i thought that i could use two pallets and make one.I made this bar from recycled pallets.I used two pallets to complete the
bar, one whole pallet, and one cut in half. I used the one I had cut in half, and used it for the ends of the bar. Then I used MDF for the top. Then I thought i should put more support in and add a shelf to hold all of my mixes! After decorating and loaded up ready for use, looks pretty good! Total time spent building it, about an hour.
Since it's been on my mind to create a cozy cable knit sweater lampshade I headed to the Thrift Store and found this pretty winter white sweater that I knew was perfect for my shade. It's
not cable knit, but the poms caught my eye. And it was only $2.99. Score.
To turn it into a lampshade, I pulled the sweater down over the top of the shade in the same fashion as putting a pillow case over an overstuffed pillow. It was tight, but tight is good in this scenario. The sweater was a ladies size small, but it had enough stretch in it to fit snugly around the shade when I pulled it down around it. I pulled the waistline of the sweater right down to the bottom edge of the shade so it was even all around, then trimmed off the excess material at the top, leaving about 1" all around. Then I secured the sweater around the top edge of the shade with a few dots of hot glue. It's so tight around the shade that I didn't even bother gluing around the bottom. If your sweater is larger than your lampshade, you should be able to just cut it up the back and pull it tight, then glue it down the seam.
And that was it, folks!
The end result is SO simple and beautiful in my sunroom. I love the winter white addition to my room. This is my way of #KeepingCozy in 2013!
Concrete Vanity & Sink we installed this week. Hopefully we can get pictures when they finish the bathroom, the unfinished wall behind the vanity makes it look red, however, they are actually a dark leather.
My next post in my bathroom update series addresses how to paint a wooden floor. It's fairly easy, albeit time consuming. Come over to my blog to check out all the nitty gritty details. http://oldewindmillfarm.blogspot.com/2013/01...
Is your bathroom builder grade? Ours was - but now, with 7 simple ideas - we have taken in from builder grade to a true reflection of ourselves. No more generic and boring - it is warm, comfortable and has a little bit of a French flair.
Here it is...the Invisible Tub...I just finished a master bathroom for a client of mine with this sweet new idea. It is a challenging thing to get a tile floor to stop up the water like a tub, but it was well worth the effort.