Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chalkboard Paint -- Great Ideas

Ok, I know, how many posts can you do on Chalkboard Paint. But I love it. I have been collecting and saving these images for a bit, so this is it, my final post on Chalkboard Paint. Ok, maybe one more you never know. But, what great ideas below. How do you use Chalkboard Paint?

Sorry I don't know where the above image is from.

Image Curbly.

Image Style at Home.

Image Pure Style Home.blogspot

Image Country Living.

Image Cooking Lite.

Image Architectural Digest.

Image Apartment Therapy.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Padded Headboard -- Fabric Headboard

Ok, so this is the headboard that started it all. I love Gossip Girl, a guilty pleasure, although this season, not quite as good. So I love Serena's Bedroom. I love the polka dot padded headboard. Gotta make one for my bed. I have just an old bedframe, and no headboard. So I'm gonna do it. I think. At the bottom of the post is a great instructional site on how to do this, as well as the, who has a great post on how she did hers. Enjoy.

"Serena's Bedroom" Gossip Girl. Photo CW Gossip Girl.

Love the blog below. Great instructions on how to do this headboard. So if you want a padded wall headboard, you can do it.

Photo and great instructions at: Great Blog Too!

More instructions on how to make a padded headboard:


Monday, April 26, 2010

Gossip Girl -- Blair

I love Gossip Girl. Love Blair. You?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sex and The City 2 - Sarah Jessic Parker

Can't wait for the end of May. The new Sex and The City 2 movie comes out. Haven't decided, but may have to tackle the midnight showing.

Sarah Jessica Parker is promoting the new movie and is on the cover and inside of the May issue of Vogue. Enjoy.

All photos, May Vogue.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Painted Red Rocking Chair

I love repurposing old furniture, etc. This great red rocking chair used to be white. It was from when my daughter was young and had been moved room to room, (she is in college now). Anyway, white really didn't fit any of the rooms. However, I use alot of red as pops of color in my home. Even have red leather chairs in my family room (one of my favorite purchases). So I decided to paint this a Cherry Red. It is your standard off the rack spray paint from Home Depot, really called Cherry Red. Took 3 cans and a good 24 hours of drying time. But I love it. It is in a guest room, with the big Teddy Bear.

Since Spring is Springing all over the place, what kind of DIY are you working on?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

1947 House Fireplace Mantle

So our old house has old fireplaces. This one in the front room is painted a flat white. It has a Ralph Lauren Brown Suede finish on the mantle, as well as on the floor. I have also put a mirror in the firebox to reflect the light.

How have you decorated your mantle?

Clustered Pictures on Fireplace Mantle.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stainless Steel Contact Paper -- Portable Dishwasher

Currently in use, haha. So this old 1947 house with the L shaped kitchen has no room for a dishwasher. Ya, I could take away what undercounter space I have, but no, I have space on an empty wall, and that is where the portable dishwasher lives. For those of you not familiar with them, they roll around on wheels and hook up to the sink. Well most of the kitchen has been redone, (tomorrow and following days post), but I had to pick up another portable, as my old one broke. If you have never priced them, they are pricey, wow, so on to Craig's List. Watched Craig's List for about a month and this beauty came up. True I would have rather had the solid black but, hey for $150.00 and pretty much almost brand new, I'm all in. So I ran down to my neighborhood Home Depot and picked up some Contact Paper that mimics stainless steel and put it on the front. Now the only question left, is do I paint the sides black, like all the stainless steel appliances are? Or, maybe the grey/green that my kitchen is? Or, maybe even black chalkboard paint on the side that sticks out in the kitchen to leave messages? Hmmmm, not sure.

But, the jist of this post is, if you haven't checked out the Contact Paper section in your Home Depot, you should, they have some great stuff. You don't have to be stuck in the 1950's, you can turn it up a notch.

Oh, and for those of you wondering, I am not the only one in the world still using a portable. Saw an episode of Divine Design, and Candace Olson took and old kitchen, repainted the cabinets, put up some bead board, stainless appliances, built an island and sliding into the island was a portable dishwasher--believe it or not. If I had room for an island, I would steal that trick, but alas, no room for an island, it does however fit perfect where it is.

Have a DIY day.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Red Desk

I love this cute little red desk. I believe the image is from Pottery Barn. Any old desk can be painted in a great Red color. I recently painted an old rocking chair that had been in my daughter's nursery (previously peeling white paint) a bright cherry red. It is great in a guest bedroom. Look around, what are you waiting for? What can you repurpose?