My island's deconstruction warehouse gives away reclaimed wood louvers for free. I used them to give a wainscoting look to an accent wall in our garage entryway and used leftover paint to give the wall a deep, moody feel.
"Every project is a lesson in creation...where revision is progress...illuminating visions of a mind at play." These words sum up the lesson I was reminded of while painting the second coat of my daughter's wall mural.
I repaired a deep crack through my daughter's door in 2012, when we first moved into our above garage apartment, but the visible scratches and that tiresome crack were eyesores. So, I set out to paint a bold image on the door to distract from its imperfections.
Using canvas drop cloth, squeeze bottles, and some acrylic paint, I led 80 students this summer in making a mountain mural dripping with color. The results were fantastic, and the students enjoyed their time squeeze painting with me.
In my small apartment kitchen, drawer space is tight, so using a drawer to store my flatware was not idea. Instead, I created a compact utensil organizer to house our set butter knives, various spoons, and forks.