I was looking for art that looked festive without being overly Christmassy, but since I couldn't find what I was looking for, I made my own using gift wrapping paper. Here's what I did and what I learned so you can easily recreate the look too.
Nowadays when you buy a canvas, it rarely comes with any hanging hardware which can be very frustrating. And no, it's not safe to hang it by the frame because it could easily fall off the wall. So what do you do?
Arrrggh... I find it so frustrating when I can’t peel a price tag off a picture frame by just pulling it off. Even after trying to scratch it off with my nails, I still end up with a bit of the tag leftover, sticky residue and ruined nails (I'm not a diva, but still).
You’re back from holidays with hundreds of great vacation photos, but what happens to those precious snaps once you’re home? I used to forget about them, only showing them off occasionally when asked about my holidays.
When we're at our cottage, we literally live outside. Rain or shine we eat and entertain outside because that's what cottaging is all about. Since our deck is the most used room in the house (or out), my husband and I decided it was time to invest in new patio furniture.
These decorating tips for small balconies will give you the confidence you need to buy exactly what's needed for your outdoor space on your first trip to the store. Shopping is time consuming, especially if you have to make many trips – so make the best use of your time by knowing what size and style of rug, chairs and tables will best suit your outdoor space.
I love hanging pictures in perfect symmetry, which sometimes can be very challenging. I recently hung these two picture frames in the bathroom of our master bedroom at the cottage and thought I'd share some quick steps. I don't like making extra holes in my walls and neither should you – so here are a few tips to avoid damaging your walls when hanging art.
Throw pillows, toss cushions, decorative pillows… whatever you call them, they take a lot of daily abuse. At my house (with kids) we sit on them, use them as back rests, shove them in corners to prop ourselves up, put our feet on them, set our laptops or dinner plates on them, and much more. With all that, they don’t always look magazine perfect, but when company’s coming we want them to look just right. So what do you do to get your throw pillows in shape?
All these hats used to sit on a shelf in the front closet of our family cottage. In addition to taking up valuable space I was afraid they might get damaged so I decided to create a hat wall.
This bedroom is very spacious, but it was also very dated. After 17 years of enjoying the old cottage, my husband and I finally bit the bullet and renovated. New flooring, a fresh coat of paint and different furniture placement that's all that was needed to transform this master into a peaceful retreat.
Have you ever acquired a piece of furniture that you didn't know what to do with, but you just couldn't say goodbye to? That's the story with this desk... we've had it since the early days of starting our company, Under The Roof Decorating. Although it's all scratched up, and damaged, we've never wanted to part with it because it's part of our story. So, we decided to give it a makeover, and we're so glad we did because we've fallen in love with it all over again.
Considering the amount of time we spend at our desks, it makes sense to have something pretty and interesting to look at, don't you think? You're lucky if you have a window to gaze out of, but those can be limited in office settings. So, if you're staring at a blank wall all day, how about jazzing it up with art and adding accessories to your work space? We had fun with ours by hanging a trendy black glasses frame, a white canvas and a super large clock - after all you need to know when it's time to log off.
Imagine if you could hang a gorgeous gallery of 12 frames like this one without using a hammer and nails... How is this possible you ask?! Well, it’s easy. You do it with frames that you simply push into the wall to hang. I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true - but in this case, it IS true.
You know that feeling you get when you spot the perfect canvas for that wall that’s been sitting bare for months? It’s exciting, right? Well, we love large canvases, especially given how affordable they are….it makes it easier to decorate a big wall without spending too much money. They come in all shapes and sizes and on just about any subject matter or expression so it’s easy to find one that you’ll like.