DIY: Extraordinary Halloween pumpkins

Halloween Day initiates the triduum of Hallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Interiordesignlovers hope that our collection of these extraordinary and unique Halloween pumpkins may bring you crazy cool moments for your next Halloween!

by Billy Hutchby Thinking Manby Philip Hayby 21HAbove 2 by Carrieby asp_tamerby Kevinby Williamby Randy Coxby Kevinby Plankskateby Michael Cramerby Mark Ratliffby Robert Simmons[Via][Via]by David JamesThe Wink by TomDalek Pumpkin: Complete DIY tutorial here[Via]Picture by ScottPhotographed by John ResigWordPress Pumpkin By Eric Martin

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Get inspiration from creative DIY black and white bookself by Malinda

The Black and White Bookself that we show you hereis a creative DIY project which was designed by Malinda and featured by Apartment Therapy. The progress of creating this bookcase is quite simple and costs just $75. Making some great creations from basic materials and you will become a talented designer!

Designer: Malinda
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Time: “…about 3 weekends due to my short attention span and poor planning.” [more below]
Cost: Approx. $75 for materials

AFTER

BEFORE

Now, our gifted designers! Let see how Malinda renovate her bookcase.

PREPARATION: 

Mod Podge glue (A.C. Moore)
Spray acrylic (A.C. Moore)
Wrapping paper (Blue Tulip stationary store)
Gift bag (Blue Tulip)
Notecards (Blue Tulip)
Decorative paper (Kate’s Paperie)
Wallpaper (ebay)
Paint (leftover latex paint I had, semigloss white & flat black)
Paintbrushes
Utility knife
Sandpaper
Scissors
Roller (for smoothing out paper)

TOOLS 

“I bought this bookcase (made of particle board) about 10 years ago from the back room “as is” section of a furniture store, so it wasn’t in the greatest of shape when I started this project. It’s been in my office where it’s become a disorganized mess. I thought it would be a good piece for a make over.” shared Malinda.

PROGRESS: 

“I first sanded and painted the trim and underneath the shelves in a semigloss white. I didn’t use primer because I didn’t have any on hand, so I ended up having to paint about 5 coats. Used Mod Podge decoupage medium for gluing wrapping paper to top of shelves. I had to cut the wrapping paper in several smaller pieces for each shelf because else it would tear or become very wrinkled. The glue had to dry about ½ hour and then another coat of the Mod Podge was put on top of wrapping paper. I also used spray acrylic to further protect and seal the shelves. Next I painted the sides of bookcase in flat black paint and cut notecards and gift bag for a decoupaged design on the sides. For the inside of the bookcase I used a vinyl pre-pasted wallpaper. On top of the bookcase I did decoupage again with a black textured decorative paper. I used leftover scraps of the wrapping paper, wall paper and decorative paper to decoupage a bookend.” said Malinda.AFTER

How much time did the project take?

“While this project could have easily been completed in one or two weekends, it took me about 3 weekends due to my short attention span and poor planning. The preparation part also took a while because I wanted to find several black and white patterns that would go together and not be too overwhelming. I did a little bit at a time, maybe working 2-4 hours at most. Poor planning included not preparing for the paint as well as I should so it took many coats and a lot of touch up.” told Malinda.

 

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DIY – Repaint the house: Bring a new look for the old wallpaper

Today, Interiordesignlovers introduce you a fascinating idea on The Painted House, which most of DIY fans may be interested. Found via FloDeau, the patterned paint rollers can easily bring a new look for the old wallpapers in your home, which makes the home new, tasteful and glamorous.

Clare Bosanquet, who discovered the unique tool for decorating wallpaper in Romania, explains that “there are two parts to the roller system: firstly, there are the 6 inch wide, embossed patterned rollers in 9 different designs; then there is a choice of two applicators, one for use on fabric and the other for paper & walls“. 

If you want to know how to do this, you can check out the video here to see the rollers in action:

You can also buy the items on Etsy, for a fair price.

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Inspiring Indirect Wall Lighting DIY Project

The delightful indirect wall lighting you see here is an inspiring DIY project of All cool and new. Let All Cool and Newshow you how to create an amazing effect of indirect lighting on your own bedroom by using only a few basic materials that cost no more than 40 Euros (around $55). Is it interesting? Now, choose the suitable laminates to create a gorgeous ambiance for your bedroom. 

For this design, you will need three main materials: tube lights, laminate flooring planks and wooden studs in order to create the space between the wall and the planks. The tools you will be working with are: “a screwdriver, a saw, a level, extra strong mounting glue, screws, some hook screws or special nails to guide tubes and possibly some nails or tape to help the glue on the first planks dry properly.”

To begin with, drawing the outlines of the project on your wall, so you know where everything is supposed to go. Drawing a line where the light tube will be and be careful with your decision, because you need to be able to see just the indirect light, not the tubes whether you sit in bed or admire it from the bedroom entrance. For the best results, draw the lines at average eye height. What to do next: “Guide the light cable along the inner line you drew by holding it with hooked screws or cable guiders. The power cable of the light tube needs to connect to a power source so the location of that end of the wire can be important. Therefore you might want to start guiding the tube from that point so you always know the power cable can make it to your power source.”

After the lights are up, you need to mount the planks on the wall and cover up the lighting mechanism: “Saw the wooden stud in random parts and spread them evenly over the wall where the planks will have to be glued on. (We left a part untouched to keep the option of mounting in an LCD screen in the future). How you secure the studs on your wall depends on the material your wall is made of. Usually screwing them on will do. Make sure they are secured tightly though. Follow the instructions with the laminate flooring planks and saw them where necessary. Probably the best way to do this is by building the whole ‘floor’ flat on the ground. ”

“Once you know the lengths are right and the connections are all on the proper side you can start gluing the planks to the studs. Start off with the bottom planks and make sure they are perfectly level. The bottom planks might be put to some force once you start pushing the upper planks on them to connect, so make sure the glue is dried before you put force on those bottom planks. To hold the planks in position while the glue hasn’t dried yet you can use tape to secure it or hammer some (temporary) nails underneath the planks to hold them in position. Once the bottom planks are secured you can just ‘click’ in the other planks and glue their backs to the studs. Connect the power and the project is done!”

If the light shows at the end of the planks use painter’s putty to seal the project and don’t forget to enjoy your finished work!

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The honeycomb shelves: An interesting DIY project

The cool honeycomb shelves we show you here is an interesting DIY project we found on a beautiful mess. Interiordesignlovers believe that the belove lovely decoration is an amazing idea for renovating your interiors because these honeycomb shelves not only look attractive and unique but also can be easily put in practice and bring a “natural” buzz. Hope this will bring you interesting moments!

And here is the way to create these tasteful honeycomb shelves:

 

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