I have roughly 150ml of water, a little bit of sand, and three small rocks from a recent international trip. Crafty Mefites, do you have any suggestions for how to make this into something neat that I can hang on a wall? It doesn't matter to me if the rocks and sand stay in the same place. My first thought was something like an Ecosphere that I can fill myself but I'm not sure if that would work out long term.
I work in a frame shop. There's a staircase with a 180 degree turn in it that leads from backstage to public space. The last thing employees see is a blank spot at eye level that's about 2 feet wide by 1 foot. I'd like to put something silly and PG13 there that would cheer everyone up when they see it. We have to be able to take it down periodically (and I'm open to changing it out every so often.) I was thinking a plastic dinosaur (plastic dinosaurs are inherently funny) with a thought balloon, but maybe MeFi can do better. [more inside]
I would like to find the metal decorative items in this picture
(both the spheres in the middle and the urn things at the bottom). [more inside]
I want to make some paintings that basically look like this
--basically some flat fields of hopefully compatible colors on canvas. I don't care if what I make is real art, I mainly just want to add some color to the room. I went to the craft store and was kind of confused by all the different options for paint.
Let's just assume I pick a set of colors I like -- what do I need to buy to make the painting, other than a canvas? What kind of paints, which colors, what kind of brush, what else do I need? How do I mix the colors? I'm not under any illusions that I'm going to make anything good, I just want to get some colors down on canvas in a hopefully appealing way. If I picked a palate from a site like colourlovers, is there a way to order the paints premixed in those colors or what that be a bad idea?
I found a 9" painted clay/ceramic bird Christmas statue at thrift store in the Milwaukee area, and it's so fantastic that I another one. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find anything on Google so far. Can you help me out? [more inside]
My husband needs a husband pillow
. I would like to embroider, stencil, or otherwise embellish the pillow with the slogan "probably the best husband in the world" a la Carlsberg. I would prefer a font resembling the original, but it doesn't have to be. I have very basic sewing skills but I am open to paying someone to do this. Any ideas?
What are some easy, fun art projects or DIY decorations I can do for zero dollars? [more inside]
I work in a university setting in NYC and I'd like to decorate my office. I love film, so I'm thinking about going with a nice-looking, framed classic movie poster. Two questions: [more inside]
I'm doing tons of walking lately, so I needed proper walking shoes. I've now got New Balance 928s
, which fit the bill nicely; except, of course, they look awful (bulky, blocky, blinding white). Is there anything I can do to them to make them look awesome, or at least less like bland prescription shoes?
This a framing/curation/decoration AskMe.
I have an adorable set of (very lightweight) wooden french curves that I would like to mount in a display, but not permanently. [more inside]
Years ago I was reading a book (an art book I think but it's possible that someone like Tom Stoppard might be messing with my memories) and it said that Tristan Tzara had decorated his children's bedroom and playroom with the most beautiful wacky paintings and props a dada artist could conceive. [more inside]
My 16 year old son has just re-done his room. With a lttle help from Mum of course - I said he was 16. Anyway.
Dust of ages - gone.
Childish things - gone.
Cuddly toys, bats, monkeys etc relegated to the cellar.
Even the torn Sex Pistols poster has come down.
The naked walls round his multiscreen rig cry out for decoratian of some kind.
He thinks a Waterman Butterfly projection map of the world would be the coolest thing ever - for some reason. He would frame it himself.
Where on earth would we find such a thing? Googled the map place in Seattle - but they no longer have them.
We live in Sweden. For our sins.
I was watching THIS
video that someone posted on Facebook the other day. I was really struck by the brown wall treatment in this guy's home. Best examples are at :40sec through 1min. I have been looking for it for some time. Pretty sure it's NOT Venetian plaster, as the texture is right, but Venetian plaster is glossy and slick looking. This look is textured, but matte finish, not glossy in any way. Can any of you interior decorator/designer types help me identify it? I would love to get this look in my house.
I bought a new black canvas tote with brown leather straps. It's very comfortable but it is just so... bland. I am looking for ways to add some decoration or color to it that will still look professional enough for my job. [more inside]
Help me decorate the interior sliding doors in my apartment. [more inside]
My apartment has ugly yellow walls and I can't do anything about the color. How can I make them less bland? [more inside]
InteriorDesignFilter: I have three 22x28" baroque frames that I need to fill. [more inside]
Looking for affordable posters or other decorative artifacts, with a history-of-technology or retro-futuristic theme, for the stairwell and walls of our small elementary/middle school computer lab. [more inside]
I want to hang some LP covers on a wall, and remember years ago seeing a cheap little kit that was something like four pieces of clear plastic for the corners, connected by an elastic string X-shape in the back that could hang on a nail. The result was a neat frameless effect that I liked, but I can't find it again. Does anyone know what that kit was and where I can buy it? [more inside]
Cake-decorating filter: Help me make a queso fundido & chips cake! [more inside]
Help me decorate my office! [more inside]
What is the best varnish/sealer to use on a mural painting with kids? [more inside]
What is the best direction to go in for LED accent lighting/throwies on a budget that demands maximum bang for the buck? [more inside]
I'm having a baby soon and I want to buy a few children's books to have something to put in the new bookshelves and later on read to my baby. What books do you recommend? [more inside]
What is your go-to poster? The one that you hang up in your office or bedroom and just derive profound enjoyment from? [more inside]
Please help me hang three large format pieces of art so it is straight and evenly spaced. [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a nice-looking filing cabinet? [more inside]
Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
What small things can I add to my work space (or change) to make my day more cheerful/more efficient/better all-around? [more inside]
Help me find blackout/lined curtains without breaking the bank. [more inside]
Please help me find alternatives to a curtain! [more inside]
I have three DIY self-watering tomato planters made from beige 30-or-so gallon containers. They work great, but "in the sun" in my yard means "visible from the street." Please tell me some ways that I can make them more attractive with coverings or any other ideas that you might have. [more inside]
Where can I get this light bulb and cord
for an imported nightlight decoration? [more inside]
I need to install new carpet in my 2-bedroom house. I know next to nothing about this. Sorry, we're not looking for wood or vinyl floors at this time. I just want to hear from people who've been through this experience. Got one grade-school age kid, one dog and one cat. What type of carpet deals with this traffic, resists stains and still looks good and is moderately priced? Also any advice on trying to learn how to install this yourself vs. professional installers.
What sort of paint should I use to decorate white fabric pendant lightshades? [more inside]
What are your favorite decor ideas that you use in your home? [more inside]
How do I make decorative sticky-notes stick? [more inside]
Would Tasteful Nude Photo/Canvasses In a Bedroom Freak You Out? [more inside]
I have a number of unframed art prints and posters, and would like to do the framing myself. What advice do you have for me? [more inside]
What are your best tricks to make a space feel put together and cozy? [more inside]
Mission: decorate our condo as an internet meme for a Halloween party. Hive mind, help me come up with awesome meme's and their physical manifestation! [more inside]
Help me decorate my office with posters and pictures of inspirational figures. [more inside]
What's a good and safe substance to use for pretty-ing up boring office cabinets? They've given us new cubicles at work and they're nice enough, but awfully bland. I was thinking that shelf paper or that paper they put on doors at Christmas might work out. [more inside]
Please suggest images I could convert into crewel which are cartoon modern in style, but not depictions of characters. [more inside]
How do I make a small storage closet of an office livable for the next year? What kind of space saving measures/organizational things can I buy to make this work and keep myself sane? [more inside]
I've a lovely office at work and I want to redecorate. The result should be a cross between a Victorian scholar's study and Captain Nemo's cabin. Suggestions and sources appreciated!
PhotoFilter: I have a picture frame that will display 3 large photos. Can anyone offer basic advice/criteria for picking 3 images that will look good together? [more inside]
Where in London can I get nice, cheap things to decorate my room? [more inside]
How do I hang things on the walls of my apartment without making holes/leaving marks? [more inside]
I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]