During the holidays, my husband and I often go out to friends' houses for dinner and we always bring wine. Instead of buying traditional wine bags, I decided to make my own wine covers to add a personal and festive touch to the hostess gift this year.
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.
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.
Last year, I held a quick poll on Facebook and asked whether or not I should paint my bronze equine bookends, white. Most of you said "NO". Well, that was then and this is now. I ended up painting them knowing they would be much more versatile with a fresh coat of white paint (sorry to disappoint you poll-takers)! What a difference!
Spring is in bloom, and so is our wall!
Art doesn't have to be expensive. You can make your own, just like we like we did. Aren't these prints beautiful? All we did was build a virtual bouquet - aka, picked photos of flowers that we liked on the internet. We chose mainly peonies because they are great spring flowers and well, it's one of our favorites. We also enlarged portions of the image to focus on aspects of the flowers that we liked.
So here's the thing - I'm terrible at math, yet I love numbers! I especially love giant block numbers like these. Believe it or not, I made this modern looking art with pages ripped from my favourite Stendig calendar. This calendar is so beautiful (a piece of art in itself!) that I couldn't bring myself to throw out the "expired" months. So I thought I could recycle it by framing parts of it. That's how the idea for this gallery wall came to be, and I absolutely love the results. I re-used frames that I already had, and most importantly it's one of kind art.
First, having a pretty wall color is a must to get attractive results. You don't have to paint an entire room, simply paint a focal point wall in your house. You might be asking yourself, how do I know which one is a focal point? Well, it's easy. Which wall is the first one you see when you walk into a room? That's the one!
I made this heart art for my daughter's bedroom and I like it so much that I wanted to share it with you. You can download it for FREE directly from our website - all you need is a printer. Print one heart or print them all to create the perfect Valentine gallery wall. You choose! Let's share a ton of love, without spending a ton of money!
We've had our picnic table for 30 years. When we bought it, it looked terrific. It was sturdy, well built, and the kind of table that would last a lifetime.
Two of the questions I get asked the most often are "what can I hang on my walls" and "how can I do it inexpensively?" I'm a true believer that art doesn't have to cost a fortune to look good.
Have you been to a garage or yard sale this summer? If you're like me, you find them irresistible. When I go to a garage sale I usually look for things that I can quickly transform from blah to wow with minimal effort.
If you're planning a get together for the 4th of July and are in need of easy peasy décor ideas, you'll love this look.
This simple DIY centrepiece is the perfect last minute project to add a festive touch to any Canada Day celebrations. Display it either indoor or outdoor to give your table an instant pop of patriotic red and white flair.
I wrote this article last year but I love it so much that I thought I'd share it with you again in hopes that you'll love it too.