Hang Can Vases for Art

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Hang Can Vases for Art

Photo Image: Easy DiY at Home

Blank walls sometimes make us so nervous that we run out to Pier One or World Market and buy generic pictures to cover the blankness. Ick! If you're scared to pick up a paintbrush and a blank canvas, this simple idea from Easy DiY at Home  shows you a simple way how to add metallic shine and bright repetitive pops (sorry, I swore I wouldn't say that anymore) of color

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Color Rules for Small Spaces

by DIY Maven

Color Rules for Small Spaces

Are you under the apprehension that an all-white color palette will make a small room look larger? If so, it's actually a MIS-apprehension, according to Anne Krueger of HGTV. In her article, Color Rules for Small Spaces, Ann sets us straight about color choices for decorating rooms scant on square footage. Here's the thumbnail version:

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How To: Roy G. Biv Cake.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Roy G. Biv Cake.

Kaitlin from WhiskKid has got a few things figured out: 1) cakes should always be created from layers; 2) the more thin layers, the better, as they allow for more frosting; and 3) if you're gonna have crazy layers to support the frosting, you might as well make those substrates amazing.

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Color Palette Generators

by DIY Maven

Color Palette Generators

Have you ever found a picture of a room or an object on the internets and were inspired by the colors? With handy color palette generators, you can copy/paste the URL of the image and the websites will produce a color palette based on the colors in the image. They're incredibly perceptive, perhaps picking up colors you might not have noticed on your own.

First up is the generator by DeGraeve. It's simply designed and super easy to use. It's...

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Blow Some Colored Bubbles!

by Chris Gardner

You can use your command of chemistry to make colored bubbles.
Dude, who knew? Apparently, by adding some accessible chemical compounds and indicator to a basic bubble solution (1/2 cup liquid dishwater detergent, 4 tablespoons glycerin, and 4-1/2 cups water) you can create nearly opaque chromaorbs from your bubble wand.

From About.com Chemistry: "Add the sodium hydroxide and indicator to the bubble solution. You want enough indicator so that the bubbles will be deeply colored. For each liter of bubble...

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The Paint Swatch Wall.

by Chris Gardner

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Oh. My. Goodness. Sometimes there's those projects where you're like, "Oh, how clever" and forget about them. Sometimes there's those projects that you appreciate, and them recommend them to someone that might be able to make use of them.

And then there's those projects that you simply HAVE to make for yourself. This paint swatch wall is one of those for me. Perhaps its the use of the gradient colors against white. Perhaps it's the geometric...

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DIY Dining Set.

by Chris Gardner

 

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Cookie magazine offers this bright idea: a collection of mismatched dining chairs can be easily united with a simple can of paint and a weekend. Perfect for thrift store and garage sale finds...plus, it can make chairs you'd never consider putting in your dining room mouthwatering. And, it doesn't hurt that they're orange.

If the wood tones are similar enough, you can leave the bottom part of the legs unpainted for some excellent contrast.

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Make Your Own Colored Sugar.

by Chris Gardner

Price check: 12.3 ounces of colored sugar = $10.00. 16oz of pure, white granulated sugar = $1.00.

Oh, but it's not colored, you say? Well, not yet.

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Instructable-r StarshipMinivan offers an unbearably easy tutorial for creating your own colored sugar. And most likely, you already have everything you need in your pantry.

Supplies:

Sugar
Food coloring
Fork
Bowl
Plate

Just mix the food coloring into the sugar with a fork. Spread it out, allow...

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Kitchen Color Trends for 2009

by DIY Maven

Kitchen Color Trends for 2009

Kitchens.com has put together their forecast for color and it starts with always optimistic yellow. From greenish citron to buttercup and everything in between. But if that's a bit too happy for you, how about shades of violet? Here the choice is more subtle:

Blue is also on the horizon for '09. Although dark blues have fallen out of favor to purple, bright and light blues are staying in the forefront.

From warm to cool, to black-ish to...

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Nice Color... What Does it Mean?

by Lilybee

Grey and Brown, and occasionally white that instantly tuns to Grey-Brown. Those are the colors of winter in the city, and frankly... Blah. Which makes the idea of Color Therapy really appealing. The main idea is that the colors that you surround yourself with can change your emotional, spiritual, and even physical well-being. Which makes sense really, this time of year I am completely drawn to yellows and (eyewateringly bright) pinks, which according to Color Therapy is just what is needed to counteract the winter blahs.

created on: 12/30/08


So here's a breakdown of what colours mean and how they affect you:

Red is a powerful colour, it's associated with vitality and ambition and can help overcome negative thoughts. But it's also associated with anger, and too much can cause irritability and impatience.

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Andy Warhol Coloring Book.

by Chris Gardner

"If there was ever an artist whose work was suited to appearing in a colouring book, it is Andy Warhol."

Andy Warhol Coloring Book.

Now, the pop artist is enjoying his umpteenth fifteen minutes with a large format coloring book. Interestingly, it doesn't contain any of Warhol's iconic halftone portrait work, but some of his handdrawn line art of animals and other pictures.

£12 at the National Gallery of Scotland.

From Retro to Go.

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Color-Your-Own Wallpaper.

by Chris Gardner

Admit it: more than once you've thought, "I'm totally gonna learn how to screen print and make up my own wallpaper for the ultimate custom room!" Okay, well, at least I've thought of it. But, that's a heck of a lot of work and is rife for potential error.

Color-Your-Own Wallpaper.

Enter a happy medium: color-your-own wallpaper. It works just like a coloring book: black line drawings on white paper, ready to be customize as you see fit. £40.00 per roll, sold at Nineteen...

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Test Drive Your Paint Colours...

by Lilybee

...Or colors if you like. BHG has a fun little tool that lets you play with paint, furniture and accent colours in sample rooms. Want to see how your room (or something like your room) would look with a tangerine walls, purple ceiling and taupe couches? Done.

Careful though 'cause it's a good way to lose 2 hours. You have to sign up to play with it, and there is also a colour-a-house and a try-a-window-treatment tool. Way more fun than paint...

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How To: Dye Pasta For Crafting.

by Chris Gardner

First, there was just plain old semolina yellow. Then, they got fancy (tacky?) and developed the tri-color by using spinach and tomato products to tint you rotini. Now, embrace the rainbow by coloring your pasta ANY shade you may choose with vibrant, punchy results. This is a great medium for kids, or for some tongue-in-cheek nostalgia...perhaps some macaroni macrame?

How To: Dye Pasta For Crafting.

Materials

  • food colouring
  • dried pasta of any shape
  • rubbing alcohol
  • ...

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