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RE: Padded headboards and 'hair oils' (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: texashottie on 10.01.2008 at 05:44 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Hi, Tina, I'll post per your request!!

Reno, I'm in the process of making my own headboard and I'm tufting it. Tufting looks more posh to me. But I am making this for a guest bedroom, which won't nearly get as much use, and I also plan on Scotchguarding it.

Here's my headboard's backside---I already have 2" foam glued to the front side, which is leaning against the wall. I then wrapped batting on it and brought it around the sides and to the back and stapled. My fabric is on the bed.


Here's the headboard before I begin tufting it. You can see my bad boy staple gun! :)


The design of your headboard that you picked above will be much easier to cover than mine. It has that sloping curve to the top which will be easy to cover with fabric. Mine has those curved corners and they were pia's to stretch fabric over. When you get ready to make your headboard, talk to me! ;)


clipped on: 10.05.2008 at 08:37 am    last updated on: 10.05.2008 at 08:37 am

RE: Mirror is UP in foyer (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: kmcg85 on 09.03.2008 at 09:50 am in Home Decorating Forum

I am assuming the mirror is high enough so that when looking into it your head isn't cut off. I can se alittle of you taking the pic so ...
Here are a series of foyer pics. Look at them carefully and see what you like, disregard those you don't like. Look carefully at lamp height, other objects etc. See what speaks to you. If you something really jumps out at you that you love, then copy the look. I did just that in my own foyer!


Foyer pictured
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RE: Creating 'Built-In' Bookcases from Ikea?? rmKitchen? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: rmkitchen on 08.27.2008 at 12:32 am in Home Decorating Forum

Hi lyban & teeda -- well, I searched and searched and I just cannot find any more detailed photos. Shoot! I totally thought I'd taken some but if I did I cannot find them now.

So lyban, this is what I have:

Here you can see we're putting up the Billy bookcases and the extension (for 8' ceilings) cabinets will go on top -- there's already one up on the far left.

Here the cabinets & extensions are all in. We purchased (insanely inexpensive!) low-voltage puck lights also from IKEA: the space between the tippy-top cabinet and the ceiling is holding the wires and transformer. I now know about line-voltage (as in, NOT low-voltage, so not requiring a transformer) puck lights, and if I were doing it now I'd use that instead -- not having to figure out where to hide a transformer is pretty nice!.

With it all done, you can see how we attached a small piece of "filler" (just a long thing piece of wood) to the top of the cabinets -- it creates our "soffit." The crown moulding goes from the ceiling to the top of this soffit, so it looks all a piece.

Here, I just tried to get a close-up (hurting the photo quality):

I don't know if you can the light switch in the bottom right-hand corner -- we cut through the back of the bookcase and then trimmed the rough cut-out with half-round.


clipped on: 08.27.2008 at 10:52 am    last updated on: 08.27.2008 at 10:53 am

Creating 'Built-In' Bookcases from Ikea?? rmKitchen?

posted by: teeda_2006 on 08.26.2008 at 06:49 am in Home Decorating Forum

rmKitchen or others, could you tell me which line of Ikea you used to create the wall of bookcases in your lovely living room? I am planning to start redoing my 8 year old dd's room (still decorated in nursery decor!) and want to frame her double window with floor-to-ceiling bookcases with a window seat between them. I've looked at unfinished furniture sites, but can't find the right "bones" for this. I also quickly looked at the Ikea site and can't see which system would work to do this. DH is pretty handy but doesn't have much time for home projects these days, so the less carpentry involved, the better.

If anyone else has done something similar, I'd love to see photos along with a description of materials. Thanks!


Ikea Bookshelves
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RE: Anyone have a formal piano room-pictures-ideas? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: chijim on 08.11.2008 at 02:42 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Not sure if this will help - but I had it in an inspirational file.




window treatment
clipped on: 08.14.2008 at 07:26 am    last updated on: 08.14.2008 at 07:27 am

RE: cats and hardwood (Follow-Up #23)

posted by: flyleft on 03.20.2008 at 12:26 am in Home Decorating Forum

This is for 3 cats for a week and a day:

2 lbs of hearts
2 lbs of liver
5 lbs of chicken thighs
8 egg yolks
10 fish oil capsules

Grind up together in cuisinart, then separate and freeze until needed.

As each container is defrosted, add 1/8 of this powdered mix to it:
4 tbsp. bone meal
4 tsp. psyllium husks
4 packets gelatin
100 mg. Vit. B complex
4 capsules of 400 iu Vit. E
8 capsules 500 mg. taurine

So there you have it: frankenmouse. Once you get used to it, it's easy to make it and freeze it. We use glass peanut butter jars--that takes care of about the right amount for the three cats for one day. Have fun and enjoy the non-odorous poop :)


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RE: testing a picture of our finished kitchen (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: doggonegardener on 02.03.2008 at 01:31 am in Kitchens Forum

try this out for size...

Here is a link that might be useful: chrispmoto's finished kitchen


Modern Kitchen
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RE: Contemporary kitchen lovers - are there any? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: gizmonike on 01.21.2008 at 01:22 am in Kitchens Forum

We love all kinds of contemporary. We decided to go more casual & organic in our new house, so the entire house, not just the kitchen, is primarily wood & stone, plus glass (& some steel).

2.Range, sink walls


For Alan
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RE: Pics of sinks NOT under window? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: gizmonike on 01.18.2008 at 02:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

Our kitchen is part of a great room, which has its windows along our breakfast area & family room.



for Alan
clipped on: 01.19.2008 at 11:04 am    last updated on: 01.19.2008 at 11:04 am

Could someone please claim this beautiful blue wall picture?

posted by: fairytalebaby on 12.21.2007 at 04:31 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I saved this picture to my "new house" idea folder...and I believe it was when I was so very new here that I had no idea I should ask permission before copying the picture.

Does anyone recognize the photo? I'd love to find out what gorgeous paint was used...

Thanks so much!



Bungalow Blue-Eddie Bauer
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RE: Pictures of tumbled marble backsplashes please! (Follow-Up #24)

posted by: dmlove on 01.25.2007 at 03:54 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm not sure what mine is -- I think travertine, and the holes got filled in during the install. We replaced random 2x2s with glass.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


like the pattern
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