DIY…Diamond Pattern Wall With Thumbtack Border
Diamonds can be everyone’s best friend. A diamond pattern on either an accent wall or in the entire room can be fun and casual or elegant and trés French. While it necessitates careful taping, this technique can add an incredible “ wow” factor to a bedroom, hallway, vestibule or dining room. To achieve this effect, you apply the lighter color base coat, then create a tape grid of diamonds, filling some in with either a contrasting color or another finish in the same color as the base. My oldest daughter decided to try this method in her new master bedroom. You know the saying, “They Do Everything Big In Texas!”Trimming out your furniture, walls, and decorative accessories with thumbtacks is a fun way to add a trendy update to your furnishings.
All you need is a hammer, some thumbtacks, and a tape measure.
The key to getting a professional look is to space the thumbtacks at even intervals. Pin a tape measure along the line where you want to add the nail heads. Space the tacks to touch or keep a space in-between each one. You can create many different looks with how you decide to space them.
I would like your attention to the adorable fringed middle pillow. Do you see the pineapple pattern on it? Now who do you think would buy her something like that? LOL! Yes, her mama here. You have to spread the tropics everywhere you go right? Don’t you just love how the light flows into this room…beautiful. IT even reflects right onto the diamond wall!
Tip of the Day…for bloggers/photographers.
Quality over Quantity
Isn’t it nice when you look at a blog where all the images are the same size? … and it should be an aesthetically pleasing place for your readers to come and be inspired.
Your blog images should be, at a minimum, 400 pixels in width. You can use a larger size for your width, of course, but never smaller than 400px. This minimum width ensures that users will be able to view your blog images without them appearing grainy or just too small to see. The size of your images will depend largely upon the width of your content on your site. On this blog, I am able to use 1024 pixels. This is a very large platform, but after all it is a photography blog.
In my opinion…I would rather see only two photos re-sized to the same width, than six that are all over the place in different sizes. More is NOT better if they are not weighted the same on your post. It yells out amateur big time and will turn off many readers. I have to confess…when I see this…my nose wrinkles up. You might be thinking but my blog isn’t about photography, that might be true.Whatever your theme is about, it takes visuals to make your point, whether it is poetry, writing, sports, food etc.
I relate it to a writer penning a book, one page is in Times New Roman, font size 12 and the next page, the font size is 4! Your eyes would be squinting and now YOUR nose is wrinkled up☺
Cheers to making our images NOT about quantity but better quality on our blogs and social media!
Did you enjoy the bedroom makeover? It was something different that you just don’t see everyday.
Hope Your Week Will Be Designed Perfect Just For YOU!
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