Monday, July 25, 2011

Ideas For My Mom


My Mom wants built-ins...

I love the look in these two photos:
With the help of Ikea's design tool, I came up with three options.

My Mom wants to do some updating in her house, so I found her some great ideas to brighten up the place and bring it into the 21st century.

She wants to widen her baseboards. I found a great tutorial at House of Smiths:

Go HERE to see the tutorial.

By her front door, I though these two ideas would be cute:

I am trying to also get her to paint the kitchen and take down the wallpaper boarder... I thought this shelf with the board and batten underneath would add a much needed "POP" in the kitchen.
My Mom also loves this coat hanger...
Find the tutorial HERE.

We have also talked about hanging bead-board in the entry way, but because she has a "swamp cooler" she cant have it. Trust me, I know from first hand experience this is a bad idea. The bead-board will grow and expand if you have a swamp cooler. So I told her there is some paintable bead-board wallpaper. Lowes carries it for $15.48 a roll. Check it out HERE.

Hopefully she can pick a paint color soon, so we can get started on patching holes and sanding...

Wish her and us luck...

1 comment:

Jungle MOM said...

LOVE the baseboard idea. Very cute!