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Elegance in Black and White

We put the rest of our deposit down on the apartment this week and I’ve been mulling over ideas in my head for the decorations.

Thusly…I’ve changed my color theme for our main room. We’re going with a black and white theme which works well for what we’ve got. The walls are already white so it will be easy to find black accent pieces.

I want to play with some photographs we’ve taken over this year and change them to black and white. I think with a white matte board and a black frame, they’ll look really nice and elegant hanging on the walls. Especially down the hallway.

I’ve always liked silhouettes and cameos and I’d really like to tie that into the theme of the apartment. However, I’d like at least one personal touch to the theme. So, I’ll probably play around with my Photoshop and try to create a silhouette of each of our heads. Much like the iPod commercials only…not moving.

Another idea I’d like to try is a “twinkle board”.



It would be really simple to do. I mean, yes I would have to get a drill and some help but other than that it would be a reasonably inexpensive and easy project to do and it would really make the room “light up”.

Start simply first. Try a small board that might could rest on a desktop or in the cubby of a storage block. Print out a “stencil” of a word in the font you want to use. Tape it to the board, making sure that before you drill, you’re using the correct size drill and proceed to drill holes a few centimeters apart to create the right effect from the word.

After you’ve drilled the holes, insert the christmas lights one-by-one in from the backside of the board. Plug it in and it creates an amazing accent to any room!

For more detailed directions, go here. http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/07/diy-idea-mayas-twinkle-board.html

It’s an amazing DIY site that has SUCH cute ideas. I can’t wait to try some out.

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