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Monday, August 15, 2011

Unconventional Coverings

I love exposed brick in anything. Especially somewhere unexpected, like the ceiling.

When I was an active member of Chi Omega in college, I was in charge of a recruitment party. I wanted to create some really cool lounge-type tables that were pub-height and lit from within. I really wish I had kept one of the tables because those were awesome. My dad was the builder to my idea and we created a table out of a wooden framework and wrapped it in corrugated tin, affixed a light inside and placed a piece of red plexiglass for the top. It created a warm glow and turned out to be amazing. I have no idea where pictures are or if one even exists. What I do know is that I love creating things out of unconventional materials, or reusable ones. Using the tin was pretty cost effective and had a very urban look to it. Thus, I love all these spaces where something different is on display in a beautiful way.

Salvaged or new shutters creates a great focal piece and unusually textured wall.

This is amazing. Glitz and glamour shouldn't be spared in a kitchen. While I wouldn't want all the tiling like this, it is pretty spectacular in small areas and with a neutral palette, like whites.

If I could figure out a way to temporarily put this on my nasty apartment dishwasher, I would in a heartbeat. I love love love tin ceiling tile like this.

Mirrors fixed into a pattern to create a wall texture is a great idea for small spaces, it opens up the room more and gives the appearance of a larger space as well as an exotic edge to the whole area.

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

Start saving your pennies now and cheaply lay them on the floor with this how-to. It would be perfect for a small area and would be very warm and shiny. You just couldn't do the "find a penny, pick it up" thing because it's going to be stuck to the floor.

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

Besides being a closet to die for, this space is very unique in that the area allows for wallpaper on the ceiling (or is it a wall in this instance? I'm not sure), a very interesting decorating trick!

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