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If you liked last week's Scandinavian Modern kitchen makeover, you're in for a treat! As I mentioned yesterday, around this time of year I always get that rustic itch (which sounds like a virus, but I swear it's not). I seek out and take inspiration from cozy spaces - move over shiny minimalist houses, I want wood and textiles! So, what's the ultimate winter abode? A Scandinavian Modern Cabin. I'll take two!
During the Fall and Winter months, I tend to embrace my rustic side a bit more. The idea of logs and woodsy things in my home no longer seems borderline-tacky, but slightly charming and a semi-effective way of bringing nature indoors in an attempt to fight the winter blues. And speaking of fighting the winter blues, I think making this paper garland would be a great way to spend a drizzly and snowy afternoon (like today). Are you with me? Great! Let's see what we'll need for a day of November crafting.
First things first: I love, LOOOVE a good before and after! It's the dangling carrot that keeps me going and feeling inspired. If someone can turn that into that, then my projects don't seem so intimidating and I get a tingling "I can do anything" sensation. And you know what? It feels good... So good, I want to spread the joy to everyone. If you'd like that same tingly feel-goodery, then follow the carrot to this awesome Scandinavian Modern kitchen renovation!
Admittedly, I'm a bit of an under-decorator. I prefer the most minimal of minimal centerpieces (this was my centerpiece from xmas '09, for example). As such, I'm always on the lookout for super-simple centerpiece ideas that are a) modern and b) inexpensive. And of course, unique and easy. Fortunately, the following centerpiece ideas are all that - and more!
...Or melt your face. Either one.
So, we live in a townhome right now that is covered with really awesome wall-to-wall carpeting. And by "awesome" I mean "nasty". We have a staircase that's covered in this unfortunate material as well, and I've always wanted to rip it up and see what's going on under there. In my fantasy world, it would be lovely wood in need of some minor sprucing up, which I could then go buck wild on with some colorful paint.
What's this? Another wreath post? Now that I've accepted this new domestic responsibility, I'm running with it. Yessir, I am embracing The Wreath and how! In fact, I'm making it my mission to search out and find every mod wreath on these here Internets. A tall task, but totally worth it. I hope you'll come along for the ride!
Okay, I'm just going to put this out there. Not once in my entire adult life have I hung a wreath on my door. I know. Total domesticity fail. But 2010 is the year of my new life motto "Why not?", so let's do this.
Admit it. You saw all that fancy Japanese tape on the design blogs, went out and ordered yourself some, and now you're stuck with beautiful, albeit semi-impractical, rolls of Washi tape. What to do? DIY yourself a tartan-inspired pumpkin, that's what!