Customization has come to our interiors!
I recently undertook a very creative project to revamp a useful piece of furniture into a work of art. Taking an old item of furniture and breathing new life into it, recycling what's practical, and even fun: transforming furniture enables us to revive our interiors without costing the world. Take a dash of technical skill and a pinch of inspiration, and then let yourself be directed by the furniture itself.
There is no one, 'right' way to revamp objects. Each piece with its past history, imperfections and priceless status, is the starting
point for thinking about how to transform it in a way that will make it
unique! In this case a small dining table set the stage for a total transformation.
These round tip chair are covered with a chocolate spandex chair covering. This material is great for chairs of all sizes and shapes due to it's durable material it stretches beyond all. The spandex material is also very comfortable and machine washable. Saving further wear and tear on your chairs while adding sleek style in a new look.
This round glass top table is covered with a chocolate polyester table cloth. The durable fabric makes clean up easy and gives a bold statement piece look to the dining area. For this table size, we are using a 120 inch cloth that does drape to the floor. Although in this picture it is tucked inside the first ring under the glass of table.
This yellow satin trimmed sheer overlay drapes down the edges of the chocolate tablecloth. It not only adds a soft shimmer of light to the dark undertow of the table but also adds a formal and whimsical dimension as the swirls seem to be floating glamorously across the table. 72 inches in length it falls just above the seat.
These chocolate pin tuck placemats are an astonishing visual contrast to the overlay and folded to reflect he light most vibrantly. Each place mat is 15 by 20 inches and are essential for fine china or crystal flutes for that special dinner. For a more sophisticated look.
For those occasions where your guests are less sophisticated and would rather have chicken wings on paper plates then braised beef on fine china these crimson yarn and wire placemats add a splash of color to the setting and are also very functional as they can act as a barrier between the offensive wing and the delicate chocolate pin tuck placemat. It fits perfectly over the placemat to give room for not only dining attire but also drinks and napkins.
Remember that everyone's inner artist is different, so decorate within your artistic means. In this case, the most basic touch ups to these pieces are the most meaningful. A little paint and some very simple decorations can also go a long way. The source for this collection is Efavormart.com. We frequently refer them to brides as the prices are filet minion on ground chuck budget. For additional inspiration though, looks everywhere-a scrap of fabric, a swatch of wallpaper, books, and magazines. Whatever catches your eye can be an source of creativity now-or later
Any true partier would love a good fancy theme party, and this New Year’s Eve, bring the celebration from the bars and clubs to the comfort of your own home. Here are some recommendations tips for this holiday that are to provide the silliest, most extravagant and lavishly elegant themed parties, all for your entertainment!
BLACK & WHITE
Throw an exciting Mardi Gras themed New Year’s Eve party you just can’t miss! Dress up in fancy Masquerade black tie and prepare yourself to bring in 2014 New Orleans style! This classy theme will have your guests dressed to the nines as you countdown to
twelve. You can even request your guests to wear black and white to the party to go with the
FOR THE TABLES:
Black and white linens and mismatched black and white plates and cups. For the centerpiece use a hurricane vase and make a bouquet with long black and white feathers. You could also use flowers but I think the feathers go so well with the black and white theme.
FOR THE FOOD:
Serve up a fancy three course meal if budget allows. Make guests feel that they are in one of the finest restaurants. Offer
champagne and caviar.
FOR THE CAKE:
A black and white dark chocolate cake with caramel buttercream filling will have guests melting and the visual treat will look great in pictures.
FOR PARTY FAVORS:
Give the guests fun black and white feather crowns to wear or black and white masks would also look great for more of a masquerade theme. You can also give them a cute damask print box filled with Jordan almonds or coconut truffles to
Make your New Year’s party stellar by decorating with stars. Ever dream of going to a star studded celebrity party? Throw an A-list party
yourself! It's very easy to do and your New Year's Eve guests will be thrilled to be treated like the hottest celebs! Decorate in red, cream and gold tones. Roll out a red carpet for your guests to walk on and encourage them to wear their finest. Have someone snapping pics like a paparazzi. Offer a guest book at the door so everyone can sign their "autograph.
FOR THE TABLE:
Use a light cream colored table cloth and use beige, gold and red plates and cups. Use some water filled
bowls with red cranberries and floating tea lights. Use gold glitter star cut outs for place cards.
FOR THE FOOD:
Serve mini cocktails and appetizers on small plates
so guests can visit with other "celebs" as they wait for the New Year
FOR THE CAKE:
Offer a gourmet red velvet cake or cupcakes with silky cream cheese frosting.
FOR PARTY FAVORS:
guest their very own Walk of Fame star!
The New Year comes at midnight, right? Why not be dressed for the occasion, in your PJ's. Have all your guests come in their favorite sleepwear and take a more relaxing approach to the new year.
FOR THE FLOOR:
Instead of dressing the table, set the night on the floor with big fluffy pillows, soft blankets and sleeping bags
FOR THE FOOD:
serve big bowls of popcorn and potato chips and a wide assortment of chocolate candy and taffy
FOR THE PARTY FAVORS:
Hand out slippers as party favors for guests to wear instead of their shoes. Cinderella lost her slipper at midnight. Have everyone toss their fuzzy slippers in the air at midnight, too.
Host a glowing black light party. Give everyone glow sticks and glow bracelets. Serve
tonic water to drink. It glows under black lights. Make tonic water ice cubes. Use dry ice to make the drinks misty. Use
petroleum jelly to write “Happy New Year!” on the walls and mirrors. It glows under a black light also. Clothes detergent with bleach also glows. Write with it. Set off a glow in the dark Mentos geyser at midnight to kick off the New Year.
OUR FAVORITE GLOW IN THE DARK DRINK
Energy drinks that have vitamin B in them will glow a very bright yellow under bright lights. There is a way to make them glow green as well. By adding food coloring you can turn the green glowing drink into a cocktail by adding alcohol. Pick one that pairs the best with the brand of energy drink you serve.
energy drink with B vitamins (Rockstar, Red Bull, Monster, etc)
Blue food coloring
(rum, whiskey, Jagermeister, or vodka, optional for adult
1. Pour an energy drink into a glass.
2. If you are adding alcohol, add it into the glass.
3. Add several drops of blue food coloring.
4. Turn on the black light.
5. Mix the drink and watch as it changes from a bright yellow glow to a bright green. Serve and enjoy! Just don't drink it right before bedtime
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