DIY

Decorate It Yourself

HAND CRAFTED ART March 15, 2008

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Hand made cross stitched art is unique and affordable wall art.
For a long time people were embellishing their clothes and household items with hand embroideries.

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Another sample of my work is about 11 years old and pattern was found in special edition magazine by “Burda”.

I agree, that cross stitching is time consuming craft, but it give you a surcease in your everyday crazy life.
I found this free and fun cross stitch text generator at Magic Robot Cross Stitch website.

So sit, stitch and enjoy!

 

Roman Shades November 11, 2007

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Roman shades are one of the most stylish and very efficient and practical way to add a touch of elegance to all of your windows.

Roman shades can be used as a standalone window treatment fitted outside the window or fitted inside the window recess and combined with curtains and top treatments for a layered look.

You can order Roman Shades to be custom made or you can do it yourself. I found very usable information:
Making Roman Blinds Instructions
on this website: http://www.alternative-windows.com/roman-blind.htm

I hope it will help you to make your own Roman Blinds.

 

Animal prints on decorative fabric – wild and beautiful! October 21, 2007

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Animal prints – some people love it, others hate. We are all different, thank god! Otherwise we would all end up having same colours, fabrics and furniture in the same houses. Would not that be a nightmare!

Let’s go back to animal prints.Those beautiful full operational draperies are made of leopard print faux fur fabric. The little valance covers and hides inexpensive I-Beam rod. It has small drop size for a reason. There is only 6″ above the patio door leading to a balcony, and the owners are relatively toll.

The ottoman provides a sitting place in the morning and a storage surface for the bed cover and decorative pillows over night.


Colours on the bed cover and on pillows are in harmony with colours on the draperies. For sewing enthusiasts it will be easy to make draperies and decorative pillows. Even upholstery probably won’t be a problem.

If you are not sure about your skills, I would recommend to hire a professional to do the job.
I called this “Horse Pillow”. I know, it does not exist in the nature – the horse with leopard skin pattern, but the fringe on this decorative pillow reminds me of a horse mane.



 

Original Painting by Elena September 23, 2007

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One day I’ve decided I need big painting for my wall. The size I wanted was 63″ x 63″.

I realized, that it would be extremely expensive to buy one of this size. So, I’ve painted it myself. I bought some canvas, wooden planks and with help of my husband, I build the frame and attached the canvas to it. Next – I covered it with primer. Than I just had fun for 6 months…

This is the painting I did for my living room.

So do not be afraid to try something you never done before. Just tell yourself that you can do it! And do it!

 

From Old to New September 22, 2007

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Long time ago I found this chair in the garbage. Fabric was old and dated , so I decided to reupholster it myself. Fabric choice wasn’t difficult, I already had draperies and pillows from same fabric.

It took me a while to take all staples out. I used old fabric parts as my template to cut new pieces of fabric.

It was my first experience with upholstery, I think I achived what I wanted.

I also added decorative pillow  with fringe.