Monday, February 21, 2011

DIY Inspiration

Per my contractor, we're almost at the finish line with the house. The new windows should be in this week, then the refinishing of the floors and finally, it will be pack up and go time. I can't wait!

In preparation of hitting the ground running, I already have some my new decor purchases and compiled mood boards for the living and dining rooms. They are crude and elementary, otherwise, I would love to share them but I'll spare your eyes.

I will be a busy bee during the first weeks of living in our new home. One of the first projects I will be  tackling are the old bathrooms that haven't been updated. I will have to paint and/or reglaze two of the clawfoot tubs.


This is an idea.. I really like the look of this...so pretty. Do I have to use a special paint for this? I'm not sure. A trip to Home Depot is in order.


Also, I will have to make our old sinks look pretty, so I'm thinking of a sink skirt..maybe made from taffeta.

The sinks currently look similar to this:



But I want something like this:


So much better and I would have a little more storage space.

I love the look of this sink skirt and I knew it would be a challenge as I don't sew but thanks to the interwebs, I have found a pretty awesome no-sew alternative. Yay me! Check it out here.

Another project I'm sure that I will have to tackle are windows. While, I'm sure many of the windows will don pretty panels, like this:



I would like to have a little something-something going on with a couple of the rooms. Like a cool Box Pleat Valance:

Again, no sewing could be an issue but thanks to this no-sew DIY tutorial, I'm confident I can do it.

Another window treatment I would like to occupy my home is this:



I don't know what kind a treatment that's called but I LOVE it!


If you have or know of a great DIY, let me know. I would love to post it in my next DIY Inspiration post.

5 comments:

Kenzie Leigh said...

all of these pics are wonderful and using these as inspiration will def make your home beautiful!! good luck with your decorating projects :)

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

No special DIYs here, but I just wanted to say that I can't wait to see your home!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Love that greek key box pleat. It makes for a nice tailored addition to the window.

And go for the black! I loved my black guest room.

Reggie said...

I'm selling my house, my close is 3/10/2011. My wife and I never agreed on appliances or fixtures or anything like that. I've always just let her have her way.

There is a special joy associated with putting together your house.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

SO daring!