Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
But anyways, the birdcages were adorable and I love it when they're used for decoration. This is what I did with mine:
Everyone that's seen them has loved them!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Rotating cabinets! How awesome.
I almost didn't see this one. It's a little hidden corner cabinet.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
One of my favorite parts about designing and decorating is being able to make something yourself. Especially if it's making something really beautiful out of just a few, cheap materials. I was fumbling around the internet today and I found this and I think I'm going to try it to make a homemade lamp in my room!
What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry.
1. Inflate the balloon to a medium size so the shape is a little rounder.
2. If you’re looking to make a lampshade out of the string chandelier, use a sharpie to mark around the knot on the balloon.
3. Before you start working, we recommend using a tarp.Mix corn starch, glue and warm water together until it has a smooth texture.
5. Smear the vaseline all over your balloon until it is completely coated so th twine wet with glue won’t stick on the balloon after dry.
6. You can start a little assembly line with friends by one of you feeding the yarn through the glue mix and giving to another person to wrap it around the balloon.
7. Start wrapping the balloon vertically, slowly changing to wrapping. For a seamless look, tuck the ends of the twine under one of the wrapped strings.
8. Wait 24 hours until the balloon has completely dried before popping the balloon.
9. Spray the string chandeliers with clear fast drying spray paint et voila!