4 posts tagged diy
Hallway Moon, inspired by the cover of the West Elm catalog!
To draw a perfect circle: Stand still with a piece of chalk in your hand, rotate your arm all the way around. Do this three times to make a significant outline.
To shade: Start filling in the left side, and move to the right. Blend with your hands. To add dimension, use a damp paper towel and blot. Use your fingers to blur the outline of the moon and give it the “glowing” effect!
We’ve been so busy settling into our new apartment, but we wanted to share some photos of how we decorated it for Christmas! I got on a bit of a snowflake cutting kick and nearly turned into Buddy the Elf! Most of the decorations were inspired by Pinterest and can be found on this pinboard! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!!
Want to add some pizazz to your home? Try adding a bold mirror! An interesting mirror will add tons of character to your room and visually expand your space. Placing mirrors correctly in your home can add a few feet to any room, no architect required!
When at flea markets and estate sales, we always look for mirrors; sometimes you can find a banged up mirror for a steal! A quick coat of paint will mask any imperfections the mirror may have and instantly reinvigorate it! When choosing a paint color for your new mirror, be adventurous! Painting a mirror a bright color is a fast and easy way to add a punch of color to your decor.
For the links to these great mirrors, click here!
For more info on decorating with mirrors, check out these links!
Also, we’re big believers in considering Feng Shui when decorating your home! Check out this great resource to learn about the basic DO’s and DON’Ts of Feng Shui mirror placement!
If you want to achieve the Hollywood Regency feel in your home, simply add touches of gold! Below, we’ve posted some pictures of how we’ve incorporated gold in our home!
Want to add some gold to your home? Here’s an incredibly simple and inexpensive way! All you need is a roll of gold duck tape, a ruler, a level if you’re running your stripes horizontally or a plumb-bob (a long piece of string, the height of the wall, with a pushpin attached to one end and a washer attached to the other) if you’re running your stripes vertically.
- Determine which way you want to run your stripes.
- Determine the space you want to leave in between each stripe
- Start taping! Use your level or plumb-bob to make sure your lines are straight!
We love the idea of putting these in a closet, on the back wall of a book shelve, on the ceiling or even on the floor! The possibilities are endless!
Also, think outside the box! You can make all sorts of patterns! Chevron, lattice work, diagonal stripes, etc! Adding these stripes to your home will surely transform your space from bland to glam!
Have fun! and TGIF!!!