We’d had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy’s Kitchen Makeover.
Today, let’s talk about the walls. Our kitchen had a very, um, “interesting” design. The walls were painted a light peachy pink, with a green vine wallpaper border at the top (I removed that as soon as we moved in). And it has been left that way for over two years. Continue Reading
Wall murals have come a long way since the 1970s. Back then they were basically flimsy sheets of wall paper applied with glue. Flash forward to the 20 double digits. Now we can find them made of heavy-duty vinyl with peel & stick repostionable backings like those from Murals Your Way.
First, let’s take care of a little business. Murals Your Way has a HUGE collection of murals from which to choose. They have countless pre-made images you can customize by adding names, pictures, business logos and such. Continue Reading
My love with paint chips is a well-documented one, and word on the street is I’m not alone in my obsession with the colorful little gems. Here’s an easy art project that will look modern and professional, all while putting that boxed collection to a good use and clearing out some space for more paint chips!
Choose a palette of paint chip colors that complement each other or the room you plan on hanging your finished artwork in. Continue Reading
When so many people are challenged with decorating small spaces, it seems odd that there are those who struggle with decorating their great big tall walls. Luckily, there are more ways to capture and utilize that space than hanging a giant quilt way up there.(Don’t you love those three poufs?)
1. Shelve it and use your collections as art. Functional, decorative and it pulls the wall into the coziness of the room.2. Play up the height with tall trees, large vases with long and narrow bamboo sticks, tall nature murals. Continue Reading
Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby’s room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a sponge! Here’s the entire supplies list:
contact paper, Michelle used off white
acrylic paint, including yellow, black, read, orange and lime green
If you’ve never checked out our Ask a Question forum, now’s the time to start. It’s a perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.
I thought I’d highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):
xox_nicole: How can I make a clawfoot tub into a couch?
If you’re trying to achieve that modern, textural, wood wall look, here are some scrap wood walls to consider for your nature loving self. Here, the woodworker has made good use of scrap wood, even though the project was a bit labor intense. But look at the results! It wouldn’t be nearly as attractive if the room was overfilled with furniture and dust catching tchotkes. The sparse furnishings complement the dynamic wall.
The designer/craftsman used scraps of 2 x 4’s ripped into 1/2 to 1 inch thicknesses, ran them through a wood planer so each piece has one smooth surface. Continue Reading
You know those ‘grandma-type’ houses where the walls are jam-packed with frames of every size featuring every member on the family tree? I find them a bit overwhelming, but The Daily Decorator has found some very nice examples of how these over-populated walls can actually work. Check them all out right here.