Recently, I’ve noticed a trend of using metal tiles to accent your home in decorating. The use of metal in the kitchen is nothing new. Many people have stainless steel appliances throughout their homes. I’m particularly fond of the way stainless steel looks in a kitchen. I like how it looks sharp, clean and cool. For some reason it makes me think things are sterile in a place where I know that’s important.
Decorating with metal in the kitchen seems familiar to me. However, decorating with large metal statement pieces in other parts of the home is a new idea to me. A fireplace covered in stainless steel tiles is eye catching and very breath taking. These tiles aren’t necessarily all perfect square 2″ x 2″ squares either. There are tiles manufactured to look like cobblestones, circles, hexagons, bricks and even mosaics. There really are a lot of choices to pick from.
My kitchen has stainless steel appliances, so I’m no stranger this type of accent in my home. However, I’ve never thought to add metal pieces of accents to other rooms in my home. Maybe this will be a project I might pursue in the future.
Last night I was watching a do-it-yourself show on the television. The guy on the show was showing you how to make a really neat padded storage ottoman. I love items that you can use to decorate with but also have a purpose like organizing. This ottoman was made with a plastic file crate, plywood, some batting and the fabric of your choice. It looked very easy to put together.
I would love to make a few of these to use in Lady Bug’s room. She can use the extra storage space for some of her board games. Because she is small they could double as seats. I bet she would want to fill them with her toys and call them her treasure boxes.
After getting Lady Bug a new furniture and bedding set for her room it just wouldn’t be complete without new paint. I spent the weekend with my neighbor painting and decorating Lady Bug’s room. We emptied the whole room out and put everything in my living room. I laid tarps down to prevent and messes on the carpet. My neighbor worked on taping off baseboards and outlets.
We chose a nice lavender to go along all of the bottom half of the walls. We then painted the top half a medium shade of princess pink. Because Lady Bug’s new theme is Princess Pony I got some wallpaper boarders with both characters. I cut them into sections and alternated them around the room along the paint seem in the middle of the walls. We painted all of the baseboards and window trim white to match the new furniture.
It took us most of the day to do the paint. We let it dry over night. Lady Bug slept in my room on Saturday because I didn’t want her to breathe in all of the fumes from the paint. On Sunday we applied the wallpaper boarders. Once that was set we brought back in the furniture and made the bed. Everything was perfect! Lady Bug had a HUGE smile on her face when she saw her completed room. It feels good to make my little girl happy.
You are sure to busy and caught up with many things on your special day. We’ve all heard there are three sides to every story. How about having a chance to see your whole event from someone else’s perspective? A great way not to miss out on all of the exciting moments of your big day is to pass out disposable wedding cameras at your wedding or reception.
You could give a camera to each guest or maybe set a few out at each table at the wedding reception. Your friend and family are sure to capture moments that you might have never had a chance to see had you not given them all camera to use. It could even be fun to give some camera to the children in attendance. They always seem to find things that adults miss.
Disposable wedding cameras come in a variety of styles from your standard plain to others than can compliment the decor of your wedding reception. You don’t have to limit them to use solely at your reception either. How about sharing them at other important events along the way, like the bachelor or bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner, or even the bridal shower.
At the end of the events leave a collection basket to collect all of the cameras. Then, drop them off at your local developers and wait to see all of the exciting images your friends and family caught on film.
It’s easy to make a lasting impression on your guests by giving them unique wedding favors. Guests will remember the favors you give to them especially when they are exciting and personalized. You can make your wedding favors unique by having them personalized. Most favors can be personalized now days to match your theme.
Maybe give your guests something totally unexpected. For example, try giving them a personalized calculator. I know I am always in need of a calculator. I’d love to have a simple and elegant calculator that I can pull out or put in my purse to use whenever I need it. That’s a favor that I would truly appreciate.
Your favors don’t have to be expensive either. There are plenty of low-cost options to chose from. Favors don’t have to be expensive to make an impression. Just because something doesn’t cost much doesn’t mean it’s quality is lacking. You’ll be surprised what you can put together for your guests without breaking the bank.
Remember that you can use your wedding favors to add to the decor of your event. Unique little lanterns could really set the mood at an outdoor beach wedding. Everyone will be sure to remember them and be excited to learnt hat they get to take them home.