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Metallation Extravagation!

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(yeah, made-up words for the title today)

Welcome to Double Feature Monday!! Actually it’s not all that exciting and no, this will not become a regular thing. It’s only because there are two ideas that I love on one page from the DIY magazine I bought.

May I direct your attention to the wall art and beaded window curtains in the picture below.

From the DIY Magazine, Summer 2011, by Better Homes and Gardens

Ok, I will tell you right now that there are a few elements from design, nature, and life in general that I am instantly drawn to. I have already mentioned one, light, in the post Bottled Light. I am naturally drawn to light in any form. So another one is metallics. Anything that is a natural metal, looks like metal, or has a shine to it in general, instantly catches my eye.

So of course when I saw this in my DIY magazine, I instantly thought, “I have to try/have this,” since I have wanted to add a metallic element to my bedroom. So these two ideas are easy and fairly inexpensive ways to accomplish this.

First, the wall art. This is just roof flashing tape (or metal tape that looks like strips of foil), laid out on a white canvas in decorative patterns. The expensive part would be the canvas, and I was thinking what a waste it is not to paint the canvas. I mean, if you’re going to spend money on a canvas, why not paint the background to coordinate with the flashing. A fun color perhaps, or even an abstract composition with the flashing mixed in. There are plenty of ways to spice up this simple ideal.

Second, the bead curtain. These, as you hardware savy people may have noticed, are just metal washer strung together. Simple! And the effect is quite pleasing for something so ordinary. I’d like to see what other little things I could tie in with these washers. Maybe beads, or even nuts and bolts, haha. Maybe use colorful ribbon or string. Plenty of ways to personalize this idea too.

I might as well mention the few other metallic things in this room picture. The pillow has washers sewn onto it like buttons to tie in with the bead curtain. And the coffee table is actually a water heater stand. The room comes together nicely. A little flashing on that lampshade would be fun too.

So that’s my inspiration for the day; sharing my obsession with shiny things and finding a way to easily add this element to a space. Can’t wait to try it!

Anyone else share my affinity for the metallic side of life? Share your comments or thoughts!


Author: Whitney(the)Scott

Hey there! I'm just a 30-something loving life and pursuing adventures beyond the mundane! I have a love for sharing my insights, experiences, and simple enthusiasm for the things I love!

One thought on “Metallation Extravagation!

  1. One would think the original designer of this layout has spent a lot of time in a home improvement, or hardware store. I personally like the nuts and bolts idea.

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