The walls of the canyon are layered in moss that glistens with the moisture. Through out the trail the canyon is visible from few spots but, if your daring and adventurous enough the water level of the canyon is pretty low and with hiking sandals you can wade up it for a half of mile or so. Pony tail falls are absolutely magical. Through out the centuries the ground has eroded leaving an organic cavern beneath for travelers to weave around, and behind the spray. I'd advice sturdy hiking shoes for this venture, unlike my experience today with my tennis shoes. Also, pack a pair of hiking sandals in a pack for an extra experience. Is this trail stroller friendly, no. Although, I did see two hiking dads with a pack of kids under the age of 5!
Make sure to check back for photos of the full hike in a couple weeks. Part two is twice as amazing!
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This project is so easy. You could almost do it your self if it didn't take two people to hold the wood sides together and hang it. Project total time 1:30 min.
Flat corner braces
Three measured and cut wood pieces to desired lengths
Staples & staple gun
Start by picking up these braces at Home Depot
Don't have a saw? Home depot cuts complimentary with a purchase of any wood item and your provided measurements. My choice of plank is 10" high, I could have almost done a 12" but, it all depends on your fabric print scale size and window length. You want it to "look right" and proportionate with the window.
This is how easy it is to put the braces together. Assemble your boards with a help from a friend holding the two sides together and secure your screws with a screw driver, nice and tight!
Both of your sides will look like this
Lay your batting down on a table and place you assembled cornice on top of it. Make a cut with your scissors 2"along all sides.
Apply staples with your staple gun but, not too many, I only put three on the long sides. Really, your just want enough to secure the batting in place.
Do the same with your fabric. Lay your fabric face down on the table top and put your assembled cornice on the fabric. Again, cut along the fabric 2.5" away from all the edges. You can see in the lower part I can pull the fabric pretty far around the edges of the wood.
Now, I like to keep all my work clean even though this is an easy DIY. I folded the edge of the fabric and batting under to create a clean edge. No, no one will really see the underside of this but say, if I ever re-home the cornice it I just want it to look as put together as possible
I pulled the fabric taught and stapled all the edges roughly every 3-5 inches apart
This is what it will look like at the end
Here's my final product. If you notice I did a little tailoring with the edges. Your fabric, doesn't need to do this because I was using what I had and didn't have the full 54" width. My fabric was from a previous project that was cut, from my old house so I Jimmy rigged it to look nice! Your fabric, should be able to wrap around clean, then be upholstered.
Using these corner braces I applied it to the cornice before hanging it on the wall and at an angle screwed in the screws.
It's hanging and dresses the plain window well!
This was such an easy project, do you think the wall cornice makes a big impact on the room?
Is this a project you think your could take on solo?
My boys never sit still, so thinking I'd get a really good family photo was shooting for the moon; at least we landed in the stars... who wants a perfect family photo anyway. In 80 years my grand kids are going to like the action shots better.
Abby Manchesky, is an incredible designer and owner of Abby M. Interiors of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was featured recently on Honey were Home blog which some of you may have come across her the same way I did! She has great use of new and refinished furniture which you could probably guess was one of the main things that caught my eye about her designs, along with her bold choices in detail and textiles.
All images credited via Abby M. Interiors
Her portfolio explodes with tons more pictures. Check her out if you like what you see!