Countertop Woes? Give ‘em a lift!
Are you as tired of dirty black snow and grey skies as I am? Check around your house for some long forgotten piece of…..stuff, that you can add one or 2 other pieces of stuff to……… get a little crazy…I said, “a LITTLE crazy”, and stick them in a corner of your countertop. Don’t you feel better already?
I wish I had more tables just so I could have fun decorating them! You don’t always have to buy new stuff. Just look around the house for “already stuff”. That’s the stuff you have tucked away and have forgotten about or have a single vase here and a trinket there. Some of the most oddball objects look pretty great when coupled or tripled with other stuff.
BRICK……. WARM AND WELCOMING, TRADITIONAL AND TIMELESS
To me brick is one of the timeless elements of décor. It never goes out of style and I, for one, NEVER get tired of it.
Below are a couple of the coolest ideas that look fabulous and probably not as hard as you’d think.
I was watching a DIY reno show the other day and the decorator removed a perfectly good ceiling fan! It tore at my heart! I don’t know if ceiling fans are in or out and, frankly, I don’t care. All I know is that I love sleeping in a bedroom with that ever so light breeze wafting across my face……..so I assume everyone feels that same way. That’s why EVERY bedroom in our house has a ceiling fan.
Well, after finishing 3 bedrooms downstairs, the budget had been consumed, and I mean, drained, exhausted, DONE. But, I NEEDED my ceiling fans. So, I went to WalMart and bought a $15 (no kidding….I think the same fan now sells for about $20) ceiling fan. Brassy and cheap looking (wonder why? J). Anyway, I went to a paint store, Kwal’s, I think, and bought some patina aging agent and some copper paint (it comes in a bottle more like a craft paint would.) I went into the store with 20 bucks and came out with change. I painted the blades of the fan with the copper paint (you have to be a little careful with this, as you need to paint in the same direction once you begin painting to achieve the desired result. I practiced on a piece of old sheetrock we had laying around…very easy and fun to use). I used the patina aging agent on the brassy fixtures, and………..voila! My cheap-o fan turned out great! After doing the fan, I went a little “copper crazy” and painted his closet doors, too. LOVE IT! The old doorknobs were an antique find on a road trip…….keep a look out for cool stuff to do cool stuff!
Here are the doors. This would not work in every room, and it may not be someone else’s style, but it really works in this room, I love it!
Creative and Unique DIY Window Treatments- with stuff around your house!