A coworker recommended the following website to me and I absolutely love it, so I thought I would share! It is called "Apartment Therapy.com." It has great photos, "green" ideas, affordable ideas and is great for when you need a bit of inspiration!(http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/)
I am in the process of making/fixing/altering several items for my future home and plan to post on each item, but I figured I would write about with the hopes that my readers might have some suggestions.
1. I refinished an old ladder. It is approximately 12 feet in height and 2 feet in width, so I have decided to cut it into two pieces, one approximately 4 feet that will hang over a kitchen island and hold herbs and pots and the other I piece I am still unsure about. I was thinking about turning it into a quilt rack since my step mother in law has given us some beautiful quilts and I would love to display them and because I think quilts help bring a warm feeling to a home. My other idea is to somehow attach old photo frames to it and hang the ladder with a collection of photos from both sides of my family. Any suggestions are much appreciated!
2. I am making a fabric headboard for our queen bed. I found a shower curtain that is white and has a big brown oak tree on it that looks awesome! I am planning on taking plywood, putting foam on top of it and then covering it with the shower curtain (which is fabric, not plastic). Then I was going to frame the outside of the fabric area and stain the wood a dark brown. We cannot afford or rather are not willing to spend the money on a bedroom set, so I am trying to be thrifty and creative when decorating our bedroom.
3. I am reupholstering my kitchen chairs. I have yet to select a color, but I am thinking about going with a deep brown and some texture because dirt will show up less. I am open to color options and fabric types!
4. I am in dire need of two night stands with drawers - I am completely willing to sand, paint and do a little cosmetic touch-up if need be. We are looking for a coffee table (no drawers necessary), an old trunk (leather or wood), dresser drawers for a little boys room and an entertainment center (just the lower drawer portion because our TV hangs on the wall). Once those items are purchased/found, I will work on them and post photos!
I would consider myself a crafty person, but I am new to the projects I am about to take on. If anyone is experienced or has suggestions, please let me know!!!