Sometimes I take advantage of the freebies at the hardware store. There are just so many uses for so many of the products! Paint sticks are free for customers to take and I have used leftovers for many projects. This table runner is an easy project that you can whip up in an afternoon. And all of the supplies can be found at the hardware store. Win win.
paint stir sticks (35-40 depending on length of table – 12 were free, I paid a few bucks for the rest!)
Never in a million years would I have ever thought to paint my kitchen coral. For me, the color congers up visions of kitchens of the 1970’s (not my personal cup of tea). However, after perusing the interwebs for coral kitchens, I can see the appeal of coral, although, I’m still not sold. How about you? Have these pictures made you re-think coral?
Cecile’s neighbor needed a kitchen makeover, and Cecile was willing and certainly able to lend a hand in its transformation. Her choice of colors: soft gray and coral. The latter makes that vintage stove take center stage!
David Trubridge’s Coral lampshade has been around for a while. I saw it first in Elle Canada and it’s been popping up everywhere (it’s in this month’s Domino, where they have labeled it incorrectly as being a Arne Jacobson piece). While it barely registered at first I am now completely consumed by it… wake-up-at-four-in-the-morning-thinking-about-it style consumed. The trouble is that I don’t have $500 to spend on a lampshade. So I have attempted a considerably smaller ‘Inspired by’ version,
3 rolls of Wood Effect Contact Paper
A protractor, scissors, pencil
Here’s what I did:
I covered the card on both sides with the contact paper.