I love the look of reclaimed wood. I'm completely redoing the living room and have this vaulted ceiling that I just don't like! It's huge, bare and icky. I wanted to do shades of gray in the room with pops of teal. So, 100 year old douglas fir, stained in shades of weathered gray and touches of white milk paint were used. Each board had it's own character so I got quite a variation of colors. I like the idea of a distressed wood with a beach-cottage vibe to it. I will be mixing in some elegant features to keep it from looking too "shabby". I love the herringbone pattern and my husband and I decided it would be worth a try. We are avid DIYers, so it wasn't that difficult. Each board was cut to 3'. It's imperative that the measurement stays consistent or it will throw off your pattern. Yes, this is a ton of work. But, that's why it looks so cool! Next week we tackle the floor with silver travertine! I will update the post with pics as soon as the room is finished! If I'm able to move afterward.
Like most homes, I have this plain builder's grade vanity mirror. I really really dislike it but taking it out and replacing it with two different mirrors seem like too much work...mostly the taking it out part. I could have frame it with moldings like most people do but that's no fun for me. So here is the before.
We had this room off of our garage that didn't have the best of access. This was an ideal spot for an entertainment type room (man cave if you asked my husband) but before we could consider that, we needed to give it easier access from the house. The good news is that this room had a couple of windows and one of those windows would make the perfect spot for a door. Job half done, right? Click here to see this and similar DIY tutorials. To convert this window into an exterior door, here are the steps we took. If this isn't something you are comfortable with, always seek the advice of a professional.
Ahhhhh, fall! We love fall foliage more than almost anything, and we can never get enough of it! What does your area look like this season?Quick, before the leaves completely drop, snap a picture of your fall foliage and share it with us in the comments! Include your state, and maybe we'll get a chance to see fall from every corner of the country!Photo with the most "likes" will win a Hometalk prize!
Some of you may have noticed the large wardrobe in the corner of the room when you looked at the light project I did..... It started off a hunk of brown wood as below.
Using Annie Sloane's chalk paint (the colour is Florence)I brought it in line with other pieces I've been doing for this room. I love how it has turned out. But you may be starting to know me. And I like surprises and lots of Magic......
Painting the inside of the wardrobe a harvest yellow made the wardrobe sing when you opened the door. I then added a dandelion decal and butterflies for more effect.
I rescued this sad glass vase from my local Good Will thrift store and turned it into a stunning home décor focal point...I will show you how I did it using a really awesome new product that I am completely obsessed with! Now I just need to figure out if I am going to keep it or give it as a Christmas Gift!
I've been seeing DIY chandelier and light fixtures all over Pinterest so I finally decided to dive and (hopefully) make a tad bit more simplified version of what I have seen out there. I love how this came out and cannot wait to create different versions. You can do this chandelier in any color, more layers, less layers, different metallics, lights or no lights. The possibilities are endless.
I’ve wanted a sunflower/sunburst mirror for a while. I found a couple that I liked at the store, however, I wasn’t a fan of the price. After some research, I knew the best material for this project was heavyweight cardstock. I was going to use a circular mirror but I decided I needed something on top to decorate, then, Eureka! I will use a wood embroidery hoop and clothespins. They are easy to find and really affordable. I drew the pattern and guide to make the placement of each petal easy-peasy and you can download them form my blog avantimorocha.com using your social media to unlock the file or buy it in my Etsy shop.
One of the Facebook pages I follow always posts pictures of Cardinals eating from feeders made from a cup, saucer/small plates & chain. I decided I wanted to make my own. I went to Goodwill & found a couple cups, but got bread plates instead of saucers, as they gave more space for the bird seed. I made my feeder, but while I was in the process of it, I decided that I liked the way it would look on a wall, then thought I'd put one of my battery-powered tea lightset in it. I loved it. I have 2 different patterned ones, and went back to get more plates & cups today.
The MenDen project is nearly complete, here is the previous post on the rest of the project: http://www.hometalk.com/7069740/menden-basement-finish-all-re-purposed-materials I added a couple of sliding “barn style” doors. To keep the costs down I used some simple parts from HomeDepot to hang them. I think they turned out pretty cool.
DIY-ing for events has become a big expectation these days. And why not? It’s more fun to add your personal touches and no doubt more cost effective! Today I will be sharing my easy method for creating giant paper flowers for backdrops.
(This is a photo and instruction heavy post--for more pictures and tips, also visit this blog post!)
Have y'all seen these modern/mid century plant stands? West Elm has inspired millions and I'm here to grind out an easy, fool proof tutorial that anyone can do. Did you see what I said there? Anyone can do. So gear up and make this plant stand with me.
If you like rustic decor the way that I like rustic decor, you are going to love this! When I saw someone was selling 100 year old beams from a barn they had dismantled my heart jumped and my brain started turning. I wanted to do something at my new lake house fixer upper with one of these beams, but what?
This idea of flower pot Christmas tree came to mind when I saw mini ornaments in "Merry minis" section of Michaels Craft store. They were so cute, tiny and sparkly that I wanted to get them and use it as Christmas decor. So I thought, why shouldn't I make my own tree to hand these ornaments which resulted in the flower pot Christmas tree.You can even make your own tiny ornaments if you can't find these mini ornaments. I did not have enough time to make my own mini ornaments so I ended up using only the ones I bought at the store. Let's see how.
Hello everyone!This video will show you how to create an Anthropologie Inspired Soap Dispenser from your local Dollar Tree. Below I will list the step-by-step instructions for doing so! I hope you enjoy!Step 1Remove the dispenser knob from the soap dispenserStep 2Spray the Dispenser knob with your choice of spray paint (I did use copper/ rose gold). Once complete, let the knob air dry for about 2-3 hours!Step 3Grab a large bowl, fill it with water and place a few drops of gray nail poilsh into it. Once you are complete, take your white soap dispenser and place it in the water to coat the dispenser. You should have a marble effect! (place to dry for 30m) If you are not satisfied with the results, you can simply use nail polish and recreate such marbled look!Step 4Take the rose gold knob and twist it unto the marble soap dispenser! Your look lis now complete! SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL ***Items used that you can purchase***