Clear the clutter and create a beautiful and uber-organized desk area on a budget. You'll need the following materials: assorted magazine and lidded storage boxes, paintbrush, paint or wallpaper, photo frames and trash bins (for sorting).
To use the table for artistic reasons, it's outfitted with practical organizers to keep supplies within reach. An upcycled soup can keeps paintbrushes handy while a tabletop easel allows resident artists to work on their masterpieces at their leisure.
Without picking up a paintbrush, interior designer Cathy Hobbs, ASID, added color and a nature-inspired theme to this girl’s bedroom. Removable stickers – more affordable and less messy than stencils – add interest to the walls and complement the pink and green hues in the floral bedding.
HGTV fan BrunetteMommy added a sweet detail to her nursery without lifting a paintbrush. The tree with tiny pink birds is actually a handmade wall decal from Etsy.com. Affordable and easy to apply, the decal can be removed when the nursery later transitions to a big girl room.
Use the end of the paintbrush to hold the leaves out of the way, Rose says, and add more layers of colored sand until the plant's roots are covered. Use the brush bristles to gently clean sand or sand dust from the plant. Clean the inside and outside of the vase.
Give your everyday table a chic transformation with this easy-to-make wood shim table runner. And you need less than 10 materials to make it. You'll need: 3 packs of wood shims per 6-foot-long table; pen; wood stain; paintbrush; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; measuring tape 2 1/2 yards of canvas per 6-foot-long table; fabric scissors.
While Angela Blehm’s Georgia home showcases her design aesthetic beautifully, her art studio is where she really gets to let the creativity flow. The bright floral print fabric on the vintage desk chair and the pale blue framed mirror are just a few of the touches that make this studio fun and inviting. Every color, pattern, texture, and medium is available in this space. I could barely resist picking up a paintbrush myself! Seeing Angela in this place of creation it’s clear, that with her passion for art and design, the possibilities are endless.
Here's what you'll need to make your potting bench:
One pallet with large spaces between pallet boards (this one is 36" × 36")
Five 2" × 4" pallet boards
Four 3 1⁄2"-wide pallet boards, at least 36" long
One 3 1⁄2"-wide to 4"- wide pallet board, at least 40" long
One 5 1⁄2"-wide (or wider) pallet board, at least 36" long
Pallet boards in a width (generally 31⁄2" or narrower) that will fit in the large spaces in main pallet
1 5⁄8" screws
1 1⁄4" screws
1 3⁄8" brad nails
Paint in various colors