The Home Talk website featured this DIY side table made from a luggage rack. It is very attractive with the herringbone wood pattern.
#dreamlandinteriors #sidetable #endtable
Technique to Waterproof Wood
A Japanese technique referred to as Shou Sugi Ban of charring wood actually waterproofs wood. Follos the attached link to see the step by step illustration of how it is done as shown on Architectural Digest website.
#dreamlandinteriors #woodcharring #waterproofingwood #ArchitecturalDigest
House Numbers in Picture Frames
I love this simplistic use of picture frames, burlap, and numbers to give curb appeal to your home.
#dreamlandinteriors #housenumbers #curbappeal #pictureframes
If you are a fan of thrift stores or garage sales, find a round or oval mirror. Follow the simple attached directions to create your own welcoming pumpkin.
#dreamlandinteriors #falldecoration #pumpkindecoration #garagesale #thriftstore
Replacing Old Window Screens
When seasons change, I like to give the house a nice airing out. In the process, I will wash the windows and the screens. As the house ages, so do the screens. When the screens get worn or torn, you can easily replace the screening with the purchase of a simple, inexpensive tool. Check out the attached tutorial. I thought it was helpful to remind the homeowner that the rubber cord comes in various sizes, so you have to remember to take a piece of your old cording to the store.
#dreamlandinteriors #screenreplacement #HomeDepot #Lowes
M & M Embellishments gives a detailed description of how they refinished an old table. It turned out great. You could refinish one yourself with the same process or purchase the one shown.
#dreamlandinteriors #furniturerefinishing #tables #paintedfurniture
Easy to Make Message Board
Here is an easy DIY project by Janell Beals. All you need is an inexpensive corkboard, decorative push pins, fabric/wallpaper/or wrapping paper, etc. that matches the area where the board will be mounted. This is a great way for kids to display their art or photos in their bedrooms also. Happy crafting.
#dreamlandinteriors #messageboard #crafts
Consider Building a Wine Wall
Whether you DIY or hire a contractor, a wine wall can be a focal point of a room. First you have to decide where to build the wine wall. You want it to be accessible such as near the wine glasses or by the wet bar or in your game room and you want to consider its size based on your collection. You don't want a half full wall. Heat or direct sunlight must also be considered because either would ruin the wine in short order.
Decide on the look you are going for. Designers are great at helping with this step. Should you go contemporary matching a wood fireplace or modern with metal framing or acrylic? You might want to match an existing color scheme.
Next you need to measure your space and purchase the necessary materials. Designers would map out the display on paper and secure it to the area to visualize the size and spacing of the rack. This step calls for careful deliberation.
Ideally you could refrigerate your wine rack. A good red wine is often best enjoyed in the low 60-degree range. White wine is fabulous in the low 50s. Bubbles should be served at around 48 degrees. There are many self-contained storage fridges that can help with serving temperatures. Long term storage puts red wine a little colder and whites a little warmer than ideal serving temps. While 55 degrees is recommended, just remember that the colder a wine is stored the slower it will age. (Vintage View)
#dreamlandinteriors #winerack #vintageview #winerefrigeration #winestorage #winecellar
$20 from VintageView.com
Natalie A. Gauci
Licensed Interior Designer working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.