Dec 28, 2011
Translating Trends: Gaga for Glitter
From the Ground Up
Turn a drab concrete slab into glittery goodness with this project from Kathy of Crafty Chica. We love the idea of using it to glam up a garage or art studio.
Matted & FramedWho says glitter has to be overwhelming? This sweet and sophisticated wall art by Steph from Glitter & Goat Cheese adds a little dazzle to the room without dominating. And what a fun craft project this would be to do with the kids over the winter break!
Full Feature WallAnyone remember the movie “Napoleon Dynamite” (“my lips hurt real bad!”)? Well, Napoleon’s nerdy brother Kip, played by Aaron Ruell, is a really fantastic photographer in real life, creating color-saturated interior scenes in each of his photographs. I especially was drawn to this piece featuring a rose-colored glitter wall. How fabulous would this look in a Hollywood Regency style room? To recreate the look at home, Benjamin Moore makes a terrific glittery topcoat called Studio Finishes Glitter Effect (311). Apply it to add a veil of iridescent glimmer to your walls or even to update a piece of furniture.
Punchy PaperIf you prefer glitter in smaller doses, but still want to make a bold statement, Osborne & Little’s Teatro Collection includes glitter wallpapers, such as Colombina and Manzoni (seen below). Apply to your walls, shelves and furniture to add a touch of sparkle.