I don’t know about you, but every so often, I need a really good dose of creative inspiration! I am so thankful for the abundance of resources that we have available to us today. There was a time (not so long ago), that in order to find creative visual inspiration, you would have to order a subscription to a magazine…then hope that there were some good pictures in that month’s issue. Now, our options are literally unlimited!
One of my favorite places to find creative visual inspiration is Flickr.
I decided to get a professional account there, so that I can add as many pictures to my account as I’d like. I also belong to several groups, where people that share the same interests gather to share their favorite pictures. At Flickr, not only can you find pictures on any topic that your heart desires, but you can add them to your favorites, save a person as a contact if you like their pictures, add your pictures to different groups, comment on any pictures, and more! The site is totally free to start your own account, and you can use the site as much as you’d like.
I admit that I get a lot of satisfaction when I design a room and implement the plan to flawless perfection. When I first look at a room, the idea that pops in my mind is this: What color am I going to paint it? Honestly, the idea of paneling for the walls never enters the arena. Don’t even get me started on wallpapering; that’s a whole different evil monster.
In my opinion, the fundamental idea of paneling is that it can be used to cover areas that are difficult to paint/wallpaper or where you need something that can be put up quickly. As a person that has spent many a year in rental units, I have seen paneling put up as a way to cover nasty wallpaper, holes in the wall and more.
I have always been interested in learning how to terrace a backyard and when we first began working on the garden layout for our cottage, I finally got my chance!
Our cottage has a large hill next to it which so far has been useless for any kind of gardening. My husband suggested that we build a sturdy, cobblestone staircase with walls for a terrace garden.
Although we were excited to start, after reading a few books on how to terrace a backyard we began to realize the potential cost of the project. However, after thinking it over for a few days we finally discovered a new idea on how to build the stairs ourselves!