Ombre Dip Dye for the Home

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Ombre dip dying has been trending in both the fashion and beauty industry for quite some time. The free spirited trend has suddenly made a comeback in the interior decor market. In the 60′s and 70′s dip dying had been a very popular technique.  The dip dying  technique adds color hues without compromising the natural beauty of many textiles. The process is fairly simple but not to be overlooked. Check out Michael Penney Style’s Dip Dye Tutorial, along with other inspirational images. Along with dyed ribbons we are proud to sell Rit-Dye both online and at our flagship store.

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This reminded us of our Top 5 Dip Dye post created in 2012. Clearly the trend is still going strong.

DIY Inspiration: Bedroom Decor

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After decking our halls for the holidays, we’ve been extremely inspired to continue our home decorating trend.  We’ve decided to start with the coziest place in our homes…the bedroom!  Inspired by the lace, plaid, and jacquard patterns in these pictures, we can’t wait to begin DIYing some pieces for our bedrooms!

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DIY: Spring Home Decor

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By Blerona

I’ve done so many Spring posts and I can’t help but do another one. I’m just really excited about SPRING being here, if you couldn’t tell already, but luckly I decided to skip the accessories and fashion and went into some good old Home Decor. This DIY is a great way to freshen and brighten up your home. Simply use two different types of ruffles and glue or sew it on to your favorite pillow! Can’t get easier than that!

Ribbon Used:
23Mm Box Pleated Chromspun Edging  Item# 30217
1″ Btfly Pleat Twill Center Stitch Item# 40497 
Magna Tac Glue or Needle & Thread

Our Favorite Blogger of the Month!

By Blerona

It’s that time again, when we pick our favorite blogger of the MONTH! Our pick for April is someone you know very well!

Nicole from Sketch42blog, yes the same blogger from our first ever M&J DIY Challenge! Well we invited her back her own post because we love her work so much. Nicole is the ultimate interior decorator! Don’t believe me well check out her blog, she decorated her entire apartment all on her own and added her own artwork to the walls. See her beautiful home in RUE Magazine. On her blog she shares her love for home decor, fashion and just about everything else. And we’re so happy to have her guest post for us again.

Here’s what we sent her for the Blogger of the Month Challenge…check back on Friday April 15th, 2011 to she what she made!

 

Our Favorite Blogger of the Month!!

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By Blerona

It’s that time of the month again, when we pick our favorite blogger of the MONTH! Our Pick for March is coming from NYC!

Meet Stefanie Schiada, design and lifestyle blogger better known to her readers from Brooklyn Limestone simply as Mrs. Limestone.  Whether working on a DIY home decor project, traveling to all corners of the world in the pursuit of a full passport or prepping for a costume party, she documents it all on her blog. Stefanie is a lifelong New Yorker and self confessed trash tv addict. Check out more of design, decor and travel at Brooklyn Limestone. And that’s why we love her, her home renovation just blew us away and so did all her other creative projects!

Heres what we sent her for the Blogger of the Month Challenge…now let’s see what she can make! Check back on Thursday March 17, 2011.

DIY Picture Frame Holder

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By Blerona

Decorating your children’s room can be so fun, makes you feel like a kid again with all the arts and crafts involved. It’s the best part of a room because the creativity is endless and nothing can look to childish. Which is why decided to make this super cool picture frame holder for boys room. Since I’m in love with the 3-d pop-out picture frames i decided to incorporate it into the frame holder for pictures, here’s is what I came up with.

Materials:

Directions:

  • Step1: Take your empty picture frame and remove the glass.
  • Step 2: Measure and cut the felt to fit within the picture frame. Then hot glue it the closing part of the frame.
  • Step 3: Measure and cut the pom-pom fringe, you can measure it diagonally or horizontally on the frame before cutting, then t-pin or tape down
  • Step 4: Take one end of the felt ribbon and hot glue it to the frame (be sure to glue it under the pom-pom fringe)
  • Step 5: Once it is dry, pull the ribbon down in a straight line and hot glue it to the end of the board and cut.
  • Step 5: Continue steps four and five with all three ribbons, alternating colors.
  • Step 6: Once all the ribbons have been hot glued, hot glue the pom-pom fringe and remove the t-pins or tape.
  • Step 7: Hot glue the flower buttons in desired locations around the frame.
  • Step 8: Glue the letters to your child’s name above the pom-pom fringe. (I printed out my letters from the computer)
  • Step 9: Optional: I cut the pom-poms off the extra trim and glued them on the ribbons.

Monogrammed Pillows

By  Sketch 42 blogger Nicole Cohen 

Ever since I saw this picture of design team Badgely-Mischka’s horse farm home with its killer monogrammed bed pillows, I have been loving them.   I think esthetically it happens to look really cool. It looks crisp and modern and adds a graphic element to an otherwise simple bed.    

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You can make your own gorgeous monogramed pillows with nothing but a pillow, the trim of your choice and a needle and thread!  For a kids room, I would love to make the monogram out of a lot of  buttons, sewed on to the pillow in the shape of a letter!  or an edgier look, I would use a nailheads to add a little bit of rock n roll to a room…  For the simplest and most refined look, I would use our chrome spun grosgrain ribbon and some iron on tape to create a chic monogram!    

 Here’s what I came up with for a children’s room     

Materials Used: 

Directions: 

  •  First Step- Take out the cushion/feathers/Stuffing from the pillow, the write out the desired letter and design with Tailors chalk on the pillow
  • Second Step- (can be done in two ways)
  • First Way: Place the buttons on the traced letter and put tape over the buttons for a strong hold. Then machine stitch the buttons onto the pillow case and remove the tape when you’re are finished.
  • Second Way: Hand-sew each button onto the traced letter, if you are not able to machine stitch.
  • Third Step- When you are done sewing on the buttons take your ribbon (any other trim) and machine or hand-stitch the desired design around the buttoned letter.
  • Fourth Step- Re-stuff your pillow and find the perfect place for your new pillow.

 

Happy DIY!

Skirted Tables

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By Nicole

I love the crisp tailored look of these trimmed out skirted tables! I think it adds a fresh dimension to a traditional idea. Skirted tables are a great way to hide something ugly,give yourself more storage and create something beautiful!

So when I scavenged through my Mother in Laws basement and found the perfect size sofa table, I was so excited to make a chic table skirt for it!

My inspiration: This foyer by Tom Scheerer

This linen console from Beach Dwelling… I love the laces, so beachy and whimsical!

Blogger Eddie Ross took this old pedestal sink from grungy to gorgeous with his black and white skirt!

He inspired Jenny of Little Green Notebook to do the same! Hers is a no-sew DIY!

Here is a photo of the my skirted table! The fabric, an awesome KWID for Lee Jofa was on the pricy side, so I had my friend pillow maker Melanie of Plum Cushion whip this up for me!

We used a jacquard  to give it that crisp tailored look that I loved in the photos above.

Here is a close up of the fabric and the jacquard!

You can learn how to do it yourself with this tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens!

Check out my other blog Sketch42!