Category: Ideas Object Design

5 Quick Pick-Me-Up Spray Paint Projects We all know that whole-home makeovers are rewarding. We also know they’re exhausting! Sometimes we just want a 5-minute project, something small that gives us immediate gratification. That’s where spray paint saves the day! It’s fast to apply, it’s quick-drying, and it requires no skill other than one’s ability to operate his/her fingers to produce successful results (as long as you apply it in multiple light passes rather than one heavy, drippy stroke).With spray paint can in-hand, feel free to around your house for some tired object that needs to be given new life. Here are some ideas to get you started: Spray paint a mason jar. Who would have thought that a simple glass j
10 DIY Beds For Your Loving Pet Friends Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, the most important thing is to make sure your furry friend is happy. Taking care of a pet is easy but you have to take into consideration certain needs that your pet has. For example, I’m sure that your dog or cat would love to have a little bed of their own. It’s something that benefits both you and your pet. Here are a few ideas that you could use as inspiration for your next DIY project. A lovely idea of a bed for either a cat or a small dog would be to use an old table and to give it a makeover. Take the table and place it upside down. Then use some wood to build the headboard and if you want you can also make some feet what the s
5 Small, Easy, Homey DIYs Whether you’re a professional with the glue gun or you’re a novice who doesn’t know the first thing about what kind of staples go in the staple gun, these DIYs will work for you. Everyone loves simple little things that’ll spruce up your home. And with this list of small, easy and homey projects, you’ll have new and improved spaces and home accessories in no time. Let’s take a look! 1. Morning time mugs. Make yourself some adorable coffee mugs. Every morning you’ll wake up to a hot cup of coffee, in a mug that makes you smile. Create a pair to go along with your significant other and leave them on the counter tops or in a glass cabinet to show them off to your guests. The
The Art of Framing: Five Ideas to Keep in Mind Art is one of those things in life that does us little good if we can’t see it…and that does us huge amounts of good when we can. The way that art is framed and displayed, however, can be almost as important as the artwork itself. And, bonus, even common objects can become art-like when framed appropriately as well. Certainly, framing decisions will vary based upon one’s taste, space, and the pieces themselves. Here are five ideas in using frames for beautiful and meaningful wall hangings: 1. Simple, identical frames with matching white mattes add sophistication to artwork of almost any kind. The art pieces themselves can be quite similar or they can be only loosely connected, b
A few decor ideas and suggestions for your billiards room If you’re lucky enough to have the space and the possibility to have a billiards room in your home, then there’s plenty to think about before decorating it. It’s not as simple as having a pool table in the room with nothing else around it. In order for the room to feel inviting and fun you have to put a little more thought into the décor. Hopefully these suggestions will help. Elegant touches. Dramatic billiards room featuring an elegant chandelier and rich wooden features Traditional billiards room featuring intricate detailing on the pool table furniture in general The key to creating an elegant décor for your billiards room is knowing which colors and textures to choos
6 Beautiful Mercury Glass Decorations For Your Home You might have noticed that lately mercury glass has started to be increasingly popular. The technique used to make it has actually been around since the 1840s but it’s only recently that we rediscovered its beauty. Mercury glass is currently produced in the Czech Republic and was originally known as poor person’s silver. It’s made of a double glass wall with mercury inside. Of course, since mercury is a dangerous substance, safe-to-versions of mercury glass have been created over the years. Beautiful for any type of home and featuring a timeless charm, mercury glass decorations can also be used around Christmas. For example, this fireplace mantel has been decorated with a simpl
Let the Christmas decorating begin! So maybe some of you have already started your Christmas decorating, but if you are like me, you might still be looking for some inspiration. Here's what I've gathered for some ideas this year. Silver and mercury glass accents are definitely a sophisticated, polished look. So cozy! The garland over the mantle is cute and something I haven't seen before.   I am always drawn to ornaments and decorations in non-traditional colors, so I was instantly drawn to the purple in this room. LOVE this room!      
5 Holiday DIY Gifts You Can Make For Your Friends Christmas is coming and soon you’ll find yourself shopping for gifts once again. But what if this year you make something different? What if you actually make the gifts for your friends and family? It’s an opportunity to make something special, something unique that the others will surely appreciate. And if you’re wondering what exactly you should do, here are a few ideas to get you inspired. 1. Clothespin frame. If you have an old frame from a mirror or photo, you could repurpose it and turn it into an interesting gift. By simply attaching twine to the frame you’ll get a place where you can display photos and cards in an original way. Materials needed: To make this you need
Another great giveaway for art lovers! The unique illustrations of Claire Heffer Gotta love a giveaway! I was lucky enough to be introduced to the intricate pen and ink illustrations of Claire Heffer just a little while ago. I don't get to draw a lot anymore, but my bachelor's degree is in illustration, and I will always appreciate art. You should also think of it as the jewelry of any room - and we all know it's in the details!! One lucky winner will win an animal, leaf, or initial print of his/her choosing. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment sharing which print you plan on picking if your name is drawn.  Go to Claire Heffer Design on Etsy to see her work and pick out your favorite. To comment on this post (scroll to the bottom of this post and righ
For a beautiful christmas in white and gold I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  Now it's time to get started on finding gifts to delight.  Here are some items I'd be proud to give....and THRILLED to receive!! A stunning and cozy throw for curling up by the fire (with some yummy wine) Get at Joss and Main for $46.95 Simply stunning. Captured dream earrings from Spool 72, $28.00 I didn't think a lazy susan could look chic...but this one also doubles as a striking objet d'art! Get it at Joss and Main for $21.95 in the "Jenertaining" sale. Sweet paper ornaments.  Get it at Joss and Main in the "All I Want for Christmas" sale.   Simple. stunning. From One Kings Lane   I really want 4 new