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Well, the approach that springs to mind is a variant on the clothes line. Take some plain white string and stretch it across the area where the art is to be hung running between two eye-hooks. You could do a couple of rows if you wanted. Then get thee to Staples or an office supply store and buy the smallest metal clips you can and simply clip the tract to the string, knotting the string through the clips handles to keep them from sliding around and preserving the spacing. Et voila! Just remember that particularly in the 'loo, you'll probably have to pick 'em up every once in a while as inveterate toilet readers will likely leave them heaped on the edge of the bathtub or on the tank. Have fun!
Display of 50-Plus Chick Tracts? Good Questions
|4/30/12 8:59 AM|
But wallpaper can be awfully AWFULLY expensive if you want something that looks alright and will come off reasonably easily if you get tired of it later. My solution? A stencil - they've come a long way since the duckies and tulips of yore. I used a large scale damask-style print on a wall painted a very soft pearly grey. Picked up a metallic paint from Benjamin Moore ("Snowflake") and ended up with a gorgeous all-over pattern that catches the light and adds just that lovely hint of soft glamour that makes a bedroom a great place just to lounge around in. Total cost? Around $100. If I'd gone the wallpaper route, I'd be parting with that per roll - and I had 18 x 8 ft to cover. Spendy.
Bedroom Wallpaper: 10 Inspiring Looks
|3/28/12 7:07 PM|
I loved the RH tables but couldn't afford the price tag. Solution? Found a six foot long steel-frame aquarium (yes!) stand. Flipped it on it's side and spray-painted it a flat charcoal grey. Went to local scaffolding company and bought three planks of, um, distressed spruce. Peeled all the gum off :-S and sanded the bejeebers out of them. Cut off manky ends and screwed them to the aquarium stand. Voila!! Total cost - $15 each board, stand $40.
Rustic + Industrial: A New Style of Farmhouse Table
|3/9/12 6:22 PM|