Maps, anyone? I’ve always admired globes and maps, and I thought it would definitely be a great masculine look for an office… but there are really a lot of great ideas for decorating with maps out there, whether it’s a globe, a map, a light fixture, a piece of furniture, the floor or ceiling… the possibilities are endless! Read The Rest
My brother and his fiance’ are getting married a week from Saturday, and I’m so excited to be heading up to WA to see them on Wednesday! The colors of their wedding are teal, black, and white, and they are also going to use the same colors in their home. SO… I thought I would do a Josh and Lalaina inspired post! Hope you enjoy! =) Read The Rest
Confession time…. I can’t stand to throw away magazines! Thankfully thank look good on a bookshelf, so I don’t feel too bad hording them. Every now and then I’ll pull one out and go through it, and I did so last night. I came across some pages I had torn out to keep that I’d forgotten about and decided to share them with you!
These are some great ideas for decorating with wallpaper.
‘After decorating her daughter’s bedroom, Elizabeth Mayhew just kept going: She used the remnants to cover books, line shelves, and make place mats.’
Here’s a closer view.
1. Give your dresser drawers a lift by lining them
2. Wrap notebooks and an empty soup can for decorative desk accessories.
3. Cover old shoe boxes for stylish storage.
4. Slip a cutting into a store-bought frame for instant (and inexpensive) artwork.
5. Laminate equal-size swatches to make a set of place mats.
What do you think of this bed idea? I love the way they used the material!
Info Credit: House Beautiful,
YAY! We’re done with the red walls in the kitchen! It’s looks great, too. Well, pretty good…. ha. Turns out I’m a terrible painter. The only reason it looks as good as it does is because my wonderful husband went over it the last time trying to cover all of my funky looking spots. The color is really good though! Lets look at a couple of “before” pics first.
Whoever lived here before us put up this atrocious wallpaper border… yuck! I’m SO glad to have that down now. I have to admit… I was really embarrassed to have people come over with that ugly stuff on the wall! It wasn’t too hard to get down, once again thanks to my husband! =)
And for some reason they were too lazy to take down the original wallpaper boarder…. so they put theirs over it….. and the original stuff that doesn’t match AT ALL is sticking out on each side! Check it out….
The above pictures and the red paint are in the dining room side of the dining/kitchen area. This next pic is from the kitchen side. We haven’t painted it yet, but the wallpaper is DOWN. =) You can’t see the sink (to the right of the picture, just out of view) because there are dishes in it. lol….
The painting is now is progress…..
And here it is done!! Not too bad, huh? It’s weird how just adding some color makes a huge difference! I’m really excited to see how the final product will turn out. I’m sure it will take us a while to get everything we done in there finished… but we’re on our way now. =)
So what do you think?? Now for the trim (white) and the other walls (white, too) and at least the painting will be done….. at least until my sideboard gets built. =) That’s going to get painted red, too!