Name: Shane Powers
Title: Deputy Decorating Editor, Martha Stewart Living
Location: Bedford Stuyvesant, NYC
Introducing our fifth January Jumpstart Judge from the former state of Blueprint, Deputy Decorating Editor, Shane Powers. He'll be helping to award our six Ebay prizes to the deserving DIY-ers who braved the possible perils of home projects with us this month on AT. Click below for his DIY secret resource and biggest inspiration...
My Secret Resource:
- truck-furniture.co.jp - Amazing Japanese furniture website
Biggest DIY Inspiration:
If you have unsightly tiles in your fireplace try inserting cut sheets of handmade dark gray paper. Leave the edges a bit rough and let the seams overlap about an inch. It fools everyone for a slate tiled fireplace. This
is assuming that the paper is far out of flames way of course. My fireplace does not work anymore.
Measure the spaces you want to cover and cut 4-5 pieces of varying lengths (this makes it look more authentic). Then insert the pieces one by one and trim as you go along. I attached mine with little dabs of rubber cement which can be easily removed when I move out.
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