Genius quick fix that looks good!

I saw this link today for the most amazing backsplash, way easier than tiling, and it looks great… Thanks to Remodilista for sharing!

Good news for renters and rehabbers: Kitchen Walls, a new company out of the Netherlands, has developed a heat- and stain-resistant wallpaper that can be applied to almost any surface, creating an instant kitchen backsplash.

Made of PVC, the wallpaper is also impermeable to water, “so it’s usable behind your stove,” they say. “It can be cleaned with warm water and even the most terrible stains, such as grease or tomato sauce, will disappear without effort.” What’s more, it’s not only easy to apply (it comes with a special glue) but also removable—and reusable.

http://www.remodelista.com/posts/heat-and-stain-resistant-wallpaper-for-kitchen-backsplashes-and-more-from-design-company-kitchen-walls-in-the-netherlands

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Mercury Glass

This is such a great craft to do, will be attempting it immediately…

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I m so excited to share this project with you! I have been saving jars for years now. Like, I have them stored in so many cabinets in 20 years I am still going to be finding them hidden all over. But I think I finally found a purpose for them! Some of them, at least! I have seen the mercury glass jars everywhere lately and I really like how they look. No way am I paying for them though. I came across Wedding Party’s post and could not believe how easy it looked. Like, all I had to buy was the mirror paint? Really? Totally worth the try. And the directions were so clear! I really don’t even have any tips, other than follow the directions. The directions say to wait a 30 seconds before blotting your glass after spraying it with the mirror paint, but when I did…

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Diy mugs

Brilliant idea, get those pens out…

Becoration

Waking up early and seeing a beautiful mug full of very hot coffee is the best way to start the day. Of course all mugs have the same function, but a beautiful one can make you see the world more beautiful. If it has a beautiful message it can make you smile from the very first moment of the…

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Moroccan Architecture and Design

I have just returned from Marrakesh, where I visited lots of places and became obsessed with the patterns used in their tiles and decorations.  Situated in Northern Africa, as one of the only three countries to have a coastline along both the Atlantic and Mediterranean, Morocco is extremely diverse, with residents that are Arab, Berber, and many European and sub-Saharan African immigrants. The interior design that originates in Morocco reflects this diverse area, rich in cultural traditions and history. Characterized by intricate carvings, arched doorways, and colorful dyes it should come as no surprise that Moroccan interior design has become quite popular around the world.   The pigments all come from the area, and are mainly from crushed stones, these are widely sold in herbalist shops including the famous Majorelle blue.

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Tiles:

In the Palaces and Mosques, Zellige tiles are made featuring intricate carvings, inlaid tesserae and bright coloured hues.  The design tends to revolve around a 6 or 8 point motif with repeating patterns.  Even flower patterns are made from geometric smaller shapes.

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Painted Decoration:

Doors, lintels, ceilings and pretty much anywhere that is not tiles is hand painted.  Again, the repetitive 6 or 8 points are commnly used, but also flowers and natural forms.

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The craftmanship is amazing, and it takes many years for the artists to train in this ancient skill.  All of the photos in the post are of ancient tiles and paintings in the Bahia Palace and Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh, and their hues are as vivid now as when they were created.