The Oak Pass – an “Upside Down” House

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The Oak Pass Main house uses an “Upside Down” program, with public spaces above the bedrooms, which are buried into the hill and beneath a green roof of edible herbs. This relatively large house at 8,000 square feet appears much smaller and carefully integrated into the surrounding landscape, which includes over one hundred and thirty … Read more The Oak Pass – an “Upside Down” House

Shylights: Spellbinding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers

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Certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defense and to conserve their resources. This highly evolved natural mechanism is called nyctinasty, and inspired Studio Drift to create Shylight, a light sculpture that unfolds and retreats in a fascinating choreography mirroring that of real flowers. Made by: Lonneke Gordijn, Ralph Nauta and Jozeph Hendricks. Materials: … Read more Shylights: Spellbinding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers

Elegant Wooden Stair Types: Introduction

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Stairs are important at home, as they are highlighting features in most houses. Stairs features a variety of schemes and layouts, all dependent on the homeowner and the budget. Before choosing, you should look at the different types of wooden stairs. The Four Main Types Of Wooden Stairs Saddle Stairs The most common stair set. … Read more Elegant Wooden Stair Types: Introduction

14 Most Popular Interior Design Themes Explained

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Farmhouse This style, often also described as Rustic, is usually a mix of reclaimed wood, antique pieces and classic agricultural charm. Colonial Colonial is typically a nod back to America’s birth. The style mixes traditional European pieces with early American. Furnishings are usually spare and colors dignified. Modern This style is characterized by clean lines … Read more 14 Most Popular Interior Design Themes Explained

How To Choose A Backyard Pool Design

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If you’ve decided to add a pool to your backyard, congratulations! You’ll about to have amazing summers with friends and family for years to come. But before you start racking up summer memories by the pool, you’ll have to decide on the design and size of the pool. The biggest questions many ask when they … Read more How To Choose A Backyard Pool Design

Make Your Own Awesome Chalkboard Paint in Any Color + Ideas

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If you thought chalkboards were only useful in the classroom, you’re wrong. Inventive people around the are using chalkboard paint in offices, at their homes and everywhere they can paint on. Standard black/green chalkboard paint can cost you ~$10-30 (for 30 oz.). But for other colors you will need to pay a lot more – double or even triple price. So, why not to do it yourself?

Making Chalkboard Paint

The recipe is really simple and easy:

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That’s it! 8 parts of latex paint or acrylic paint and 1 part of unsanded grout. Mix everything extremely well and paint.

Before painting – surface must be clean. Remove all dust and oils.

After painting – let it dry for about 3 days. Then rub chalk along the entire surface of the board, and then wipe the chalk off with a barely-damp cloth or paper towel.

Here are some awesome chalkboard ideas we gathered just for you!

DIY-Chalkboard-Paint-Wine-Bottle DIY-Chalkboard-Paint-Wine-Bottle1. Lovely wine bottles transformed into decorations or vases. (via Bell’alimento)

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2. Chalkboard painted mug. Send different message for your loved ones every morning.

Herb sink chalkboard painted clay pots

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3. Great idea for your own herb garden. Mark which herb is growing in which clay pot. (via The Robin’s Nest)

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4. Holiday decorations painted with chalkboard paint. It can’t get any better than this.

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5. Just look at this eclectic dinning room table. (via Madison Home)

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6. The most used appliance at home? Yes it’s a fridge. And the best place to leave a message. (via KeepSmilingHome)

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7. One of the best ways to stimulate children’s creativity. (via JodieRosenDesign)

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8. Colorful home office organizer. (via Houzz)

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9. Easy way to organizer that dresser. (via HomeLife and ElleDesign)

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10. Genius way to improve your spice rack. (via InspirationForHome)

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11. Have an old frame? Fill it with chalkboard paints and hang it again. (via FoundbyDomesticBliss)

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12. Great way to add some colors and organize your kitchen.

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13. Pink? Even this color is possible!

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14. Adapt your chalkboard’s color to any interior. Green hall with green chalkboard wall. (via KathyCorbeInteriors)

What’s the most awesome chalkboard paint idea you have seen? Share your ideas in the comments below.