My Mantel Change-up Using Gilded Painters Tape:
You can view Gilded Tape Mantel Change up HERE
The only thing that bothers me is that I never got to finish the mantel. I'll tell you more about why and what I'm going to do about it in another post coming up.
Quatrefoil Lampshade DIY:
I designed and made a quatrefoil lampshade. I designed it in 2011, when I was messing around with embroidery hoops and realized that if I cut two in half, I could fashion them into a quatrefoil/clover shape.I never got around to making it until 2012. Sounds like me! It was our first one, so a little rough, but we could easily make a nice looking, functional one, now.
You can find out how to make a quatrefoil lampshade pendant HERE.
Designing a New Header For My Blog:
I wanted a new look for my blog and was preparing to shell out a couple of hundred dollars for a blog re-design. I then realized how silly that was since I can design one myself and decided to tinker around with it.
Here is the one I made before and I still like it, I just needed a change since my design tastes are evolving for my home.
And here, of course, is the new one. I haven't finished yet, but at least I have the header/banner
Decorating Drawer Fronts With Tape:
Decorating Drawers with Tape HERE.
This of course was inspired by my idea to decorate my walls with gilded tape + O'verlays.
Ikat Stenciled Wall:
Here my husband stenciled my dining room wall for me. As you can see we were working on painting the old wood floors black as well as upholstering the door above for privacy. The door wasn't quite finished at that point which is why you see extra faux leather and foam sticking out.
What you can't see about the wall, which is what I hate about photos cause you miss the details, is that the white wall beneath the ikat has an almost pearlescent shimmer. And the nail heads on the door are gold, though they look almost silver. In person it looks much nicer than the photos.
I'd like to put up the upholstered door, as it was finished in 2012, however that is going to have to wait for another post. Hopefully it will be up next week.
Gold Dipped Rhino Horns:
|Gilt Rhino Horns HERE|
That's my favorite projects from my blog for 2012. Thanks for visiting.
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