For some reason or another I'm obsessed with contact paper. Maybe it's because it's an easy way to transform objects, walls, anything really. It might be because shelf liner is cheap, or maybe it's the renter in me that loves how temporary it is. Whatever the case, it's a fact that I love vinyl. And it's a fact that I love to DIY, which is how this customized vinyl wall decal came to be.
Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us... and we'll be rushing to buy supplies for parties and dinners and get-togethers. So we thought we'd help you get a head start by sharing some of our favorite metallic goodies perfect for your next shindig. And here's the best news - nothing on this list will set you back more than $40!
A little bit modern, a little bit industrial, a whole lot of awesome: this DIY pendant light can be made in one afternoon and enjoyed for years to come!
Add a little bling to your decor with this fun and easy mobile you can make yourself!
Who doesn't love a pop of shiny, metallic goodness? This design trend has been hot for a couple years and, judging by the huge amount of gold and copper DIY projects we keep seeing, it doesn't appear to be going out of style anytime soon. If your own space could use a little touch of shine, check out these easy vase and planter projects -- they'll add just the right amount of flair to desktops, counters, or windowsills!
A quick trip to the hardware store will yield all the materials you need for this unique, modern side table!
We've been seeing brass, gold, and copper making a big splash in home decor for the last few years, but these metallic pieces usually carry a hefty price tag, especially in the lighting department (um, have you seen the prices of Lindsay Adelman chandeliers??). It's always exciting, then, to see people get creative with inexpensive materials and come up with something super stylish and on-trend, like this brass and copper pipe light!
I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!
Marvelously metallic or too plumber-y?
Never in a million years would have I considered taking a match to a paper bag slathered in tacky glue to see what kind of effect would occur. But then again, I'm not in the habit of testing glue for flammability, which is exactly how this technique was discovered back in the 60's. It's a very cool way to get a metal sculpture look without the metal. To give it a shot, you'll need to gather up the following:
Bubble additions are popping up in Beijing, thanks to MAD architects. Their metallic outer skins give them a futuristic appearance, but their mirror-like quality reflects their surroundings, making them blend in.
Do you feel the need for stainless but don’t have the bucks to replace all your kitchen appliances? Thomas’ Kitchen Art Inc. has come up with a relatively cheap alternative to achieve the look you desire. Enter Liquid Stainless Steel. The brush on "paint" is 100% stainless and automotive grade. A large project kit, which includes "everything you need to transform an average size refrigerator, range and dishwasher," will set you back $139. They...