Striking a Valance
Give your bedroom a stainless-steel makeover by adhering peel-and-stick film to foam-core board. Then attach the piece to a wide-pocket curtain rod using hook-and-loop tape or glue. Find the film at home centers. Reassign an aluminum platform ladder as a footnote at the end of your bed.
Forge ahead with a bright and shiny look for your bedroom using small doses of not-so-heavy metal. A fresh coat of spray paint in a shimmery finish wakes up a tired lamp. A smooth surface and simple shape reflect metallic paints best. Weave satiny ribbon in solid gold around its shade, securing with pins or glue.
Pour on the Shine
Trim drapes with a chain line is just one highlight of this chic hideaway bar. To create a bar in most any niche or nook without building walls, install a freestanding kitchen cabinet, add open shelves to house serving pieces, then hang drapes to soften and cordon off the space.
A backsplash pieced together from peel-and-stick stainless-steel tiles creates a shiny, beautiful bar.
When adding metallics to a room, use restraint or you'll end up with a discotheque effect. Include a few unexpected doses to relax and update a traditional or staid space. In this entry, humble exterior barn light fixtures made of galvanized metal offset the discreet metallic sheen of the flirty floral wallpaper.
Revamp an antique dresser in an electric blue latex paint with a subtle, light-catching shimmer that resembles a car-paint finish.
Roam home centers and farm supply stores for galvanized items to repurpose. Here, a zinc gate hinge becomes a holder for mail.
Metal makes a modern statement in this living room. Metal repair tape cut with scissors and adhered in geometric patterns to plain art canvases produces gallery-worthy art. Round, flat fender washers stitched to a pillow become an oh-so-bold embellishment. Wire together additional washers in long chains and suspend them from a curtain rod for a graphic garland or window screen.
Baked Wall Art
Mix in tart pans and other baking forms from your pantry and hang them from screws for three-dimensional sculpture interest.