I had to pull the carpet up in one of my bedrooms and I didnt know what to put down on the bare concrete floor, so it stayed concrete for a while. I eventually decided to use the room as
an art studio and wanted to have a wood floor in there. I decided to put my trompe l'oiel knowledge to work and paint the concrete floor in a bamboo style similar to my bamboo floor in my living room and I love the way it turned out. People have to look twice or be told its painted. a true trompe l'oiel effect.
We bought our house as a foreclosure and as such the previous owners had removed EVERYTHING! Bathroom mirrors, closets rods and shelves, all the things you take for granted. You don't
realize how costly replacing all of that can be until you have to do it.
We managed a custom closet system for two closets under $100 each using the IKEA Billy bookcase and a few slight modifications resulting in a custom look that could've costed us hundreds of dollars more. Add a few shelves and bars in between two Billy bookcases and you've got yourself an easy DIY custom closet on the cheap!
This is a standard glass gazing ball that can be purchased at many home centers that we mounted on an old log and installed colored lights inside the glass ball. We drilled a hole up
through the center of the log and fished an extension cord from the bottom to the top and into the glass ball after inserting colored LED lights. Then we mounted the log on a concrete base and secured it in place. I broke my original beloved gazing ball this morning trying to get pics so that is the reason for the change on the color of the glass ball.