Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Interior Decorating

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-30-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 11
Share |
Default

How can I make this attractive?


Hi,
as you can see in the pics this area is like an island. It is painted white and gets dirty pretty fast. Overall i just doesnt look attractive. What do you call this area? And how can i make it more attractive? Suggestions... ideas? Any sample pics you can show me?

Thanks




Uploaded with ImageShack.us

shampoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,246
Default

How can I make this attractive?


Pretty poor pictures but it looks like your trying to jam a qt. of jello in a qt. jar.
Two much furniture, an office area and a dinning room all jamed into a small space. Something has to go.

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
bbo
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Packerland !!
Posts: 1,016
Default

How can I make this attractive?


Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption
it looks like your trying to jam a qt. of jello in a qt. jar..
wouldn't that fit? jello flows pretty well and is easy to break apart and squish?


I do second the notion of needing to clean up the space with less furniture. and if white seems to get too dirty, paint it off white.
bbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 11
Default

How can I make this attractive?


Guys, I am not asking about the room, I am just asking about the wall with the island and the post. How can i make that attractive? Trims? etc....
shampoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,246
Default

How can I make this attractive?


Scroll down on this site to see some simple to do low cost ideas.
http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com...lls-in-my.html

All are done with simple, easy to find mouldings.

Just make sure to prime and paint the trim before installing.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 02:04 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 11
Default

How can I make this attractive?


oh God, is anyone really reading what i am asking for. I am just taking the damn wall with the opening and the post on it. Not the room!!!!!! There is a reason the room is not in focus.
shampoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 11
Default

How can I make this attractive?


Quote:
Originally Posted by anandmistry View Post
Honestly, we got your point. But, I can't stop my self to add comment regarding your room. For your entrance you can go with ceramic vases. It may cover your wall. If you are irritate with white color so, why should not try another bold color
?
lol ya, everyone seems to focus on the room, but that is not a big issue for me.
Can you show me any samples pics for ideas? What do you call this half wall with the post??
shampoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 52
Default

How can I make this attractive?


you can doll it up by putting mouldings to look like wainscot panels
as for the dirty you got me?
christoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 02:33 PM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 11
Default

How can I make this attractive?


Quote:
Originally Posted by christoff View Post
you can doll it up by putting mouldings to look like wainscot panels
as for the dirty you got me?
Chris can you please show me a sample? Unless i see something visually it wont really make sense to me. Cant google it coz i dont know what this structure is called
thanks
shampoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 52
Default

How can I make this attractive?


try this
http://www.diychatroom.com/f50/need-dining-room-paint-ideas-pics-152163/

go down towall panels and see pics of wainscotting

Last edited by christoff; 08-01-2012 at 02:45 PM. Reason: took out live link
christoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 11
Default

How can I make this attractive?


thanks guys,
paint, specially white paint seems to get dirty very fast. Would it be a good idea to put ceramic tiles on the top?
shampoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #12
Member
 
biggles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,626
Default

How can I make this attractive?


take it down if the pillar isn't a structural support & open up the entrance to the LR
biggles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
Member
 
Davejss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Massachusetts
Posts: 335
Default

How can I make this attractive?


Well, let's see. You could have a wider counter top installed and pull a couple of bar stools up to it. I think ceramic tile would look nice too. It would jazz it up a bit, and it would be easy to keep clean. I think I would add a larger apron molding just under the overhang as well.
It would also be a good spot for an aquarium. It would look nice from both sides.
Davejss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 10
Default

How can I make this attractive?


When there is a quarter or half wall I've always referred to them as a pony wall.
I don't have any pics for you, sorry. However I can give ya a couple of ideas. First decide if you want a physical separation from your entry (I'm guessing) and your living room. That's what the pony wall is designed for, so you don't just fall into a room. You could just keep the columns, too, and get rid of that pony wall. You could dress it up with moldings, like others, have suggested. As far as the white goes, you could tile it. You could paint it in any faux finish of your liking, preferably semi-gloss, easier care. I'v seen everything from fish tanks to art installations incorporated in and on entry pony walls. As always your only limitations are your imagination and budget of course. Sit on your couch or stand looking into living room and try to envision what you want your space to say about you, after all the this is like your houses way of shaking hands and introducing its self.. so who are you, who do you want to be. I hope even with out pictures I gave you a way to get started.
sweetnyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 10:56 PM   #15
Member
 
yummy mummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,725
Default

How can I make this attractive?


How about having a mirror cut to size and put it on top of the island?

You can clean it often and won't look dirty.


Good Luck

__________________
http://diyitnow.blogspot.com
yummy mummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you make a shower base for a oversized shower nateyro Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 01-17-2012 09:39 PM
How to make a custom floor transition chuckp27 Flooring 9 12-02-2011 10:48 AM
FREE plans/instructions for easy to make Magic Box! DangerMouse General DIY Discussions 5 07-23-2009 04:14 PM
Want to make cuts in cabinet walls to put in shelfs humberguy Carpentry 3 07-09-2009 09:07 PM
Can a septic line make right angles? Randell Tarin Plumbing 7 01-26-2008 08:01 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.