We're not talking infestation here, but we seem to have up to 20 persistent fruit flies in the kitchen - regardless of the presence of fruit! Can't figure out where they're coming from! How do we get rid of them? Quick - before we start naming them!
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 have painted all my ceilings with many colors using glazes. First a turquoise blue, tone it
down with white and glaze, rag on another color, yellows and pinks mixed with white and glaze, rag it on, and finally white with glaze. The glaze is transparant and leaves a satin finish. It ends up looking like a beautiful sky. I don't mix throughly but leave it sort of marbly, it can be done wet on wet or dry. Gives an old world feel to the ceilings, subtle or as dramatic as you like.
This year my husband decided to take a new approach to gardening. He salvaged some old pallets from the dumpster at work to construct these garden boxes. He also saved the stalks from my
sunflowers last year to use for "scaffolding" for the plants to give it a shot at vertical gardening. He has used twigs and branches to build the cages for the tomato plants (which are going crazy!). Needless to say, we are also saving every scrap we can from the kitchen for our compost bins. His goal is to have a 100% zero waste garden.These are just a few photos to show how far this project has come in just a month and 1/2. Hope you enjoy!