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.
Photo: DIYNetwork.com, courtesy Flea Market Flip
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…
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.
Photo: HGTV.com, courtesy Erinn Valencich
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.
Photo: HGTV.com, courtesy Patrick Brian Flynn
My love of vintage hardware is no secret. In the past I’ve loved creating custom gift-wrapping from small, recycled pieces, but recently I’ve become fascinated with doorknobs. When I travel, I love to search flea markets and thrift stores for unique knobs – they make perfect souvenirs. Once I’m unpacked at home, however, I start to wonder what I should do with them? Here are some fun and funky ways I’ve found to repurpose these little treasures. Read Post…
I’m baaaackkkk! I had an absolute blast at KBIS 2014. In fact, there were so many incredible new materials and projects introduced that I’ve decided to bring you in depth videos featuring the best of the best over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, here are a few pictures of some of the inspiring sights at this year’s show:
Are you kidding?! I’ve got a serious weakness for yellows, grays and sexy subway tile. This display just about knocked me over. And the best part was the options at Streamline tile booth are very affordable in comparison to other products on the market. What do you think about the color combo above? Read Post…