This did not photograph as well as I would have liked, but here it is. The details don't all show up but it is nice to lay and look at. This was painted in several sections and hot glued to my ceiling. The only supplies used were: styro-board, egg shell flat latex wall paint, black high gloss enamel paint, a roller, 1 sponge brush, and 2 precision brushes. Total time from start to glued up: 2hrs, 15 min., total size; 11x14, total cost; less than $50.... :)
Commented on Jul 10, 2012
Yikes! The landlord was Here!!!!! She loved the artwork but was less than impressed that I
mounted it to the ceiling. According to her, when the company big wigs come through it may have to be removed. I said; "okay I will remove it, and after they leave I will put it right back up again! And I told her that there will be a lot of VERY disappointed people on Home Talk if I remove it."....lol..no worries kiddies I will keep it as long as possible!
I love to sway away from the norm for most things home. I just find it incredibly inspiring to find a nothing and make it into a something.
So you've got to know the headboards I use in my own home must be rather unique, right? :) The following pictures are found objects I've used to make headboards for my own home. It's a pretty neat feeling knowing I can knock off my own kind of furniture with a few good finds and a little creativity.
How to do it on a budget:
Just look for one big thing or a collection of small elements that will work with the size bed you have. Mount them, snoop around the thrift stores for pillow cases and quilts, decorate, and enjoy your new look for very little cost.
What do you think? Crazy or cool? Do you have an unusual headboard?
(Visit each picture for the direct link to that project.)
After checking online and pounding the pavement, I was THRILLED to find a White Wooden Garden bench for 50% off at World Market. The legs have a modern spin by exaggerating the curvy
lines of historic Cape Dutch furniture. Before adding the white canvas, bench and pots, this porch seemed dark and dreary.
The white touches with pops of orange and yellow geometric pillows from Garden Ridge, a jute-durable orange rug, and a vase filled with Gladiolas allowed me to transform our front porch into a usable space for my family. I love simple projects that have a great impact! Next on my list, add a water feature and paint the brick. Any opinions on painted brick?!? What steps have you taken towards improving your curb appeal?!
Stop by and see the rest of the pictures and explore tons of simple decor and DIY projects on my blog It's Overflowing | Simply. Inspired. http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/06/styli...
Hey everyone, I just thought I would pass along a portion of an email from a family friend that lost everything in one of the fires in New Mexico. She gives us good advise. How many of us
are truly prepared for an emergency. I know I was not last year when I had to evacuate for a tsunami, I thought I had a pretty good plan in place turned out I did not. Luckily for me, it did not hit. The following is a portion of their email.
If you have not done a home inventory in the last few years, or ever, you might want to take the time to do it now!
Our place was a victim of the New Mexico "Little Bear: fire, on last Saturday or Sunday along with 250+ other places.
I'm very lucky in that I was able to snap 70 very quick pictures which along with what was on mine and Roger's computers puts us in good shape, insurance wise. Beings we had very good insurance, we'll do OK except for loosing the memories of the last 50 years, and longer in some cases.
Believe me, there's not much time to do it when the fire is approaching on a 30 MPH wind, so it's best to be done and in a Safety Box, OFF SITE! There is NOTHING remaining of the house and shop/well house except piles of ash covered junk. about 3 feet high, all covered by what used to be a metal roofing.
How prepared are you?
Commented on Jul 01, 2012
So happy for your health and safe exit! Many years ago I took all of my family pictures and
important papers and made copies to display in my home, and put the originals in a safe deposit box. People laughed when I did this but as I said, I can replace furniture and other material items but never can I replace pictures of my children growing or things they have made me! Best of luck to you on your rebuilding and EXTREME shopping for the new place...again, so happy you are out and safe!
Learn how to locate cables, pipes an studs behind walls before you start drilling with this handy diy security and safety guide.
Hope you all find this guide useful.
Commented on Jul 01, 2012
@ Hometipster...you take on old plastic Bic razor and carefully remove the plastic protector
edge below the blade, you then hold the razor by the end of the handle and drag the Bic over the wall. You can hear the definite sound difference when you pass over a stud. Believe it or not it is very accurate! I know, I am very old fashioned... :)