The Latest at BH&G

July 19th, 2012

Good day everyone, excited for the weekend?  I am!  My apologies to all the email and RSS feed subscribers who haven’t received the regular posts, I’m still trying to fix the glitch and I’ve been working on other site upgrades too.  Meanwhile, there’s a whole series of new articles over at Centsational Style that you don’t want to miss ~ click the button below to read the post!

displaying art symmetrically displaying art asymmetrically
global inspired textiles tray chic
xit strategy fresh florals (2)
faceted lighting ten tips for decorating with fabric

I also wrote up a quick post on how easy it is to apply ribbon trim to store bought panels without any sewing for a quick and stylish upgrade ~ hope you all enjoy the latest!

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Versatile Vittsjo (More IKEA Hack Ideas!)

July 18th, 2012

Thanks so much everyone for the kind comments on yesterday’s IKEA hack of the Vittsjo shelving unit!  We’re loving the sleek modern look of the new shelves along the wall in the study.  I did some research online and found a few ideas for even more alternatives to this versatile piece, with product suggestions for transforming them yourself, here ya go!  

Spray paint a set for a bright bold statement to add a punch of color to a plain wall.  I can see them in all the colors: cherry red, Kelly green, peacock blue, so fun!

colorful vittsjo shelvingshelving image via Better Homes & Gardens

 

Industrial chic is all the rage, and the nesting tables can transform with some gray primer and stained wood planks.  For a look less painted and more like metal, check out Freckled Laundry’s faux zinc tutorial.

rustic industrial vittsjo

table image sources from Ballard Designs

 

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