Saturday, January 16, 2010

DIY Trend that I will Not Be Following

Do you subscribe to Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden? It is free and includes lots of fun and inspiring ideas. 

However, the latest issue included something that even with the current Junk Market Style trend, I don’t think that many of us could pull off.

I just can’t see this working in my home. Can you? I mean, it is corrugated roofing metal. I am all for bringing the outside in, but this is too much for me.

The issue does include a great magnetic chalkboard that I know blogland would love.

Take Note Magnetic Chalkboard

Now I just wish that there was a Lowe’s a bit closer to me. It is about 40 minutes away and I HATE driving.

On another note: I am searching for ideas for ways to display/store the necklaces that I am creating. I am never going to use them if they are just all piled in a jewelry box and I can’t see them.

How do your store or display your accessories?

Do you have any great ideas or project links?


Struggler said...

I quite like that corrugated look but it would definitely need to be in the right type of room and style of house - it definitely wouldn't work here for me.
My necklaces are hanging on a bulletin board in my closet. It works because that piece of wall wouldn't be used for anything else and I don't have so many pieces that I can't see them all when they're hung. I suppose I could photograph them and blog about it :)

Joanne said...

Maybe some type of decorative pegboard could work? It could even look almost like a piece of art, with the necklaces hung, dressing up a small wall area?

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

We have a chain of restaurants in this part of Texas called "Clearsprings" and they have that inside, only it's pretty old -- I think I saw some at the Cracker Barrel, looks great for a FISHING CAMP or somethin'...but in the house?

Tricia said...

Oh Gwen, thank goodness I am not the only one who saw that today and went "WHA?!!!!"
Yeah, no corrugated metal walls in my house either. ;) Uh, and to be honest, the cork wall kinda made me do the same thing. I'm not sure, but wasn't the cork wall thing big like 30 + years ago, and then a few years ago people were frantically removing that mess?! That's what I'm thinking anyway.

Thank you for the voice of sanity, btw.


SophiesMark said...

I love that chalkboard paint. I used some to decorate the closet doors in the girls room and some stuff in the study.

I have a lot of necklaces, piles and piles, so I did two different things. I bought some really pretty wall candle holder thingys and I hung necklaces from them.

I had more than they could hold, so I found this really neat antique looking glass lamp with a torn shade at the flea market. I tore off the rest of the fabric and set it on my dresser and now hang all the necklaces and bracelets off that. It looks so neat and vintagey.

Heather@ said...

My brother & sister-in-law bought a house about 4 years ago, and one wall in the kitchen is corrugated metal. I think it's kinda ugly, but one thing I will say in it's favor- they have track lighting aimed at it, and in the winter, it cuts way back on the heating bills, because it warms up and puts off quite a bit of heat.

Embellished Bayou said...

I haven't gotten my Lowe's magazine yet, I always look forward to their ideas though. I think that corrugated look would work in a loft-type home (ie very modern) but definitely not mine either!

For the jewelry, perhaps you could fix up an old frame and use cup hooks to hang your necklaces? Something like this (except instead of the screen you could put thin wood covered with pretty paper & screw the hooks in):
And when are we going to see this fabulous jewelry you've been creating??!?

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I actually like the corrogated metal, but it would not work in my house. I can see it fitting in to...oh, say Funky Junk Donna's house. It's perfect for a vintage junk insudtral kind of look.

Monica the Bride said...

I like the look, but I don't think I would use it anywhere but a laundry room.

I agree with Christy- when do we get to see this fabulous new jewelry you've been creating?! Are you going to open up an Etsy shop?? :o)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I think it would have to be in the right home and right decor.

Tales from Bloggeritaville

Jane said...

Hi Gwen,
I took a vintage wood hanger and screwed some small cup hooks in it to hang my necklaces. You can get several hooks on one hanger. The hanger can be hung by a nail on a wall or hung on the rod in your closet.
And I also agree that the corrugated roofing material is probably best left on the roof!

marmielu said...

I'm with you on the roofing material. I think that takes the "Industrial" look a little too far for me. That chalkboard looks interesting, though, but I haven't gotten my copy yet.
On the necklaces - I don't have a link, but years ago my daughter made something really neat. (I've been meaning to do this, too, but haven't.) She took an interesting frame, and attached thin wire across the back. I think she attached it to small cup hooks? I'm thinking you could also wrap it securly around tacks or maybe even staple? I've also seen the same concept with mesh screening.
Now, if you have any idea how to hang/display my scarves, I'd love to hear suggestions.
Mary Lou

mary'smom said...

I agree. No roofing material in my house!

Kathy said...

I was a bit taken aback by that idea too. I got my mag last week. I rather like their ideas and suggestions but definately not this time. Kathy.

the cottage child said...

Well, since Industrial Farmhouse is two of the three words of my business name....the corrugated is part of my design life. BUT - not typically a great big wall of it, unless the space was incredibly spare otherwise and it was used like an installation rather than a finish out. Glad you asked yet?

I use old fireplace screens for jewelry collections, the kind w/the actual screen mesh - they're dirt cheap at flea markets and tag sales, and you can use little pins or hooks through the mesh pressed into cork to secure them. Just clean well before you use them and you're set.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I haven't been over in forever, I've been a bad blogger :( I agree, I am not crazy over the look of the metal, maybe in the right space but not mine. I don't have any terrific jewelry displaying ideas but when I finish a necklace I do have an old coffee mug tree that I bought at a yardsale and painted and distressed that I use to hold some of mine. Sometimes the chain is a bit long but for most it works. I also have mine hanging around the neck of a paper mache dressform that I made all pretty, it's the perfect size for a dresser and they look super cute on it.


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