Gold is everywhere these days, as are inspiring gold leaf projects to try yourself. I confess I've never tried the process, which prompted a recent bout of research. I had no idea there were so many options out there for going gold!
Guess what? I bought my curtain fabric on Friday! I am so obsessed with it. I've been staring at it longingly all weekend. But since I can't bear the thought of messing it up, today is all about getting acquainted with my sewing machine, and practicing long, straight lines on sample fabric.
Pair an existing table top with a new metal base and you get instant and affordable furniture. Five years ago I remember searching for simple, basic table legs on the internet, but came up largely empty handed. Now metal bases are widely available, which means it's easy to make your own tables without needing to weld. Three cheers for that!
Hairpin legs are fantastic. They make small spaces appear bigger. They make rooms look less cluttered. And, they're always sleek and modern. That said, they are also the perfect canvas for a pop of neon color. Colorful hairpin legs are perfect for folks who like neon, but just want a touch of it.
It turns out all that's needed to transform a boring lamp into a vignette-worthy statement piece is a marker and a good approach. Even non-artsy types can get in on the makeover fun with one of these three easy techniques.
We all know how hard it is to make something look more expensive than it really is, let alone transforming old furniture into decor worthy of high end, elegant spaces. But here are a series of projects that do just that, turning salvaged finds into fancy pieces, with the help of luxurious faux finishes.
Nike iD led the way years ago with user customized colorways for a selection of their sneakers (I've yet to order a pair based upon an Instagram photo). And now iconic sunglasses brand Ray-Ban is following suit with Ray-Ban Remix, a site offering customers the option to tweak measurements, colors, material finishes, and add personalized touches for a custom fit and look...
Neck and shoulder fatigue are common ailments related to sitting at a computer all day, and proponents of standing desks often cite these physical strains as reasons why working from a standing position (at least part of the day) could help relieve chronic pains related to posture. But pre-built standing desks can be expensive. What if you just want to convert an existing desk for standing use instead?
Sunlight-activated dyes replace the typical abstract and messy designs of dipped tie dye with an image straight from your iOS device's camera using this paint and print kit. There's even a free app to walk newbies through the textile printing process for designing custom pillowcases, shirts, totes, or tea towels (examples below)...
When hot weather has you sweating in your sheets, even the idea of watercolors can make you feel cooler. Soft strokes and mostly-pastel colors are the order of the day, and an easy home or party DIY for an afternoon.