Writing to you again from Winter Haven, where we have been dealing with some weather. Yes, there’s been some rain, but not enough to damper the Blog Cabin parade. We’ve been hard at work creating a fantastic and unique lakeside bungalow, with your help, of course.
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For those of you following the voting results, you’ve chosen a pot rack as opposed to an upcycled chandelier in the kitchen, opting to include an upcycled pendant fixture in the master bathroom instead. So I’ve been having fun exploring some shining examples of this new trend – repurposing both ordinary and extraordinary objects into gorgeous chandeliers. Take a look at some of the stunners I found. Read Post…
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I am writing to you again from gorgeous Winter Haven, FL – site of the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin! This year we’re remodeling a relaxing lakeside bungalow. While I’m down here, I’ve been I’ve been poking around, exploring the basics of the 1920s bungalow design. The house above is in nearby Orlando’s historic Colonialtown South – a/k/a Bungalow Heaven. Here are three elements I’ve been finding in most bungalows that will also be incorporated into the Blog Cabin’s new look. Read Post…
Greetings from gorgeous and sunny Winter Haven, Florida! I took this pic just around the corner form the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin!
And here I am on site with the wonderful Dennis from Waller Group Construction. I am here to tell you: this 1920s lakeside bungalow is going to be a masterpiece – with your help, of course. For those of you who don’t know already, you can vote here up to 10 times per day to determine which fixtures and finishings should be used in this stunning remodel. Read Post…
The sun, that big light fixture in the sky, shines down upon us, dispersing light from above. When we create lighting schemes for our daily lives, we tend to do the same. Indoor and landscape lighting usually shines its light down, providing general and task lighting below.
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The concept of uplighting, however, turns things around. Casting your lights upward creates fantastic visual effects that can enhance the design of both your home and outdoor space.
Let me start by saying, I am a fan of the classics – a pinstripe, a chevron and when done well, even a toile. I do wonder, though, when certain design elements become incredibly popular – are they still considered timeless or are they now trendy? And is it possible for something to be both? In order to answer these burning questions, I decided to take a look at monograms, which are both a current craze and ancient accents.
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Monograms are symbols that incorporate two or more letters. The first motifs date back to 350BC when they were used on coins. Religious leaders, royal families and later businesses and corporations also adopted these “lettered logos” over time. Eventually monograms found their way into home décor.
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Some people want to get their kids hooked on monograms right away. I mean, even infants have initials, right? If you’re a letter lover, celebrate your baby’s moniker with a monogram. Here are some step-by-step instructions you can use to create your own wall treatment.