8. On the next string begin with a snowball, but cut the first straw in half and retain the other half for the top of the string. This will allow the balls to hang at alternating levels from one string to the next. Continue alternating the beginning straw from whole to half as you complete the remaining strings.
9. When you have completed all the strings, tie them to a tension rod that you have installed in the window. Hang the first string about 2 inches in from the window. Every strand after that should hang about 4 inches apart.
As a finishing touch, add pulls, knobs and handles that complement your kitchen's design style to cabinets. Hardware comes in a wide variety of styles, finishes and colors at all price points, and the right hardware contributes to a truly finished look.
A completely curved kitchen created a challenge for designer Mary Anne Smiley but she was able to turn it into an interesting and inviting space. With limited room to work with, the kitchen island doubles and a breakfast nook on the other side for an efficient use of space.
A stunning outdoor swimming pool is a true retreat from the everyday. An outdoor kitchens sits at the edge of the pool, which also features a hot tub area and 45-foot pool slide. The outdoor entertaining area is complete with a rope swing 18 feet above the waterline and dual fire bowls.
Three barstools sit at the counter of this contemporary kitchen, offering a cozy place to enjoy a hearty meal. The kitchen radiates a warm ambiance thanks to warm wood tones and a mix of pendant and recessed lighting.
To help complete Joanna's rustic design and make the family's space look a little more elegant, Chip and Joanna added exposed beams to the space, complementing the wood cabinets and gray stone countertops, making the kitchen and living room areas warmer.
This outdoor dining area is stacked with amenities, including a large grill, refrigerator and food-warming drawers for ease in entertaining large groups. A separate area includes a sink and storage and can be closed off to the elements thanks to a telescoping glass wall.
This stunning and eye-catching outdoor space offers plenty of ways to entertain. A large swimming pool is accompanied by a marble hot tub, while modern white furniture provides ample seating for enjoying the elongated fire pit. Black and white striped marble flooring surround the pool and give a glamorous backyard statement.
By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, HGTV Fixer Upper host Chip Gaines found the original fireplace underneath, and decided to keep it as a unique design element. The original shiplap was revealed and kept as wainscoting around the house, and natural wood awnings were installed around the windows.