Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light
Kimbo has big, colorful style – style that did not jibe well with white-walled rental living.  There was no jibing to be had at all.  So she found a few non-permanent ways to add some color and character to her home.  Like board and batten made from, get this … old mini-blinds!  She repainted them and tacked them up with teensy nails that can easily be removed.  Would have NEVER thought of that one!  Check it out on her blog A Girl and a Glue Gun.


And it doesn’t matter if your rental was built last week, for some reason they all come standard with Intensely Outdated Lights.  She devised a solution by covering a bit of sheet metal with happy houndstooth fabric for a custom drumshade that fits right over the top!  Fantastic.  Check out that process HERE.

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6 Comments

  1. September 27, 2011 / 9:39 PM

    I didn’t ‘get it’ from the pictures at first, had to go to her website to see. Now I understand and I agree it makes the room look totally different. She did a great job.

  2. September 28, 2011 / 1:00 AM

    So creative! I would never have thought of those things!

  3. September 28, 2011 / 1:14 AM

    GREAT ideas! Wish I’d gotten some back when I was renting!

  4. September 28, 2011 / 2:36 AM

    It’s gorgeous! What a great makeover!

  5. September 28, 2011 / 3:39 AM

    Dang it- I have had that song stuck in my head all day long! I wish that I knew what the real words were!

  6. October 3, 2011 / 11:49 AM

    wow amazing furniture.

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