Pneumatic Addict: modern

Showing posts with label modern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modern. Show all posts

Mid Century Nightstand with Hidden Shoe Storage

Friday, August 19, 2016 -
Mid-century modern nightstand with shoe storage building plans

When my boys were babies, we started using a basket to hold their shoes. Well, now they are growing bigger and their shoes are getting larger too. We need a better solution for shoe storage. I decided I could incorporate divided cubbies in a nightstand, and it gave me a chance to try a new idea for a cabinet door that I had been brainstorming. 

Make an Easy Picture Frame With Glass

Friday, July 15, 2016 -
Easy picture frame with glass tutorial

A few months ago I got a couple of gorgeous art prints from Minted. The first one I created a frameless, floating mount for and hung it in my bedroom. The second print, is massive! (30" x 40") And sat under my bed until I came up with an equally huge frame. There was no way I was going to pay the money for a custom frame, so I decided to make a real, high quality frame myself. 

I found a few different tutorials for making a large picture frame, but I wasn't satisfied with any of them. Either they were built too flimsy, required special tools (like a router), or didn't accommodate a sheet of real glass. I'm really happy with the solution I came up with. It was easy to build, sturdy, and is a full fledged frame, with a groove for a heavy sheet of glass. 

How to Make a Modern Cactus Jewelry Stand

Friday, July 8, 2016 -
modern cactus jewelry stand tutorial

I remember shortly after the 90's ended being totally disgusted by southwest decor. I couldn't understand why pastels and tribal prints were ever popular. Here I am, 16 years later totally crushing on a few southwest looks. As a tribute to my Sonoran desert home, I came up with a fun little cactus jewelry stand to keep on my dresser

Modern Curtain Rod and Finial Tutorial

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 -
Easy to follow tutorial for making your own modern curtain rods and finals.

My plan is to stick with simple white walls in the new house, so I decided I need to introduce some color. I fell in love with the Sanela velvet curtains from Ikea in the color "dark turquoise". Our house has 9ft ceilings, so the fact that the Sanela panels comes in extra long lengths sealed the deal. 

With my curtains picked out, I started brainstorming ideas for modern looking curtain rods and finials that I could make myself. I've gotta say, I'm really happy with the simple, inexpensive design I came up with! Once again, I partnered with my friends at Rockler to show you how its done.
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