Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WATCH ME on WVUE Fox 8 today @ 12:35

The first day of winter 2011 is December 22 but that has not stopped temperatures from dropping. With the change in temperatures it is time to bring a change to your outerwear for the season. Watch ME on WVUE FOX 8 News today @ 12:35 when I will talk about the hottest outerwear for men and women. I will be showing looks from Style Lab for Men: New Orleans and Tomato.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Upcycled Furniture

I wanted to share some photos I found online of upcycled furniture. These are such fun designs.

cardboard furniture design
Cardboard box table

Recycled Pen Chandalier
Old pen chandelier 

Detailing with bottle caps

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Lunch

The Chet Pouciau Design Family went out to lunch at Commander's Palace this afternoon. We are all filled to the brim now!

Nadia Ramadan, Chet Pourciau, Brandon Cheramie, Justin Joseph

Light Bulb Christmas Tree and Wreath

Thank you to those of you who have been emailing me about the show today. I wanted to post the instructions on how to make the light bulb Christmas trees and wreath that you saw on the show today. The method of making the trees and wreath are the same, we just used different kinds of light bulbs.

What you will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Old light bulbs
  • Glue that can be used with glass
  • Old ribbon

1. Cut out a cardboard circle template.

 2. Lay out the light bulbs in a circle using the template as a guide for accuracy.

3. Drip glue where light bulbs meet. I used more glue on the bottom tiers to make sure the tree and wreath were stable.

4. Keep building new layers, using less light bulbs each time.


Chet on WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, LA: Holiday Decorating Ideas

Chet Pourciau Holiday Tour

Chet Pourciau is pleased to announce the kick off of Chet's Holiday Tour! Chet is touring Louisiana today through the holidays to share his upcycling tips with television viewers.

This morning Chet visited WAFB 9 News in Baton Rouge. I have shared some photos form the set.

Thank you WAFB 9!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Origami Christmas Ornaments

Click on the link to get the instructions on how to make these cute flower balls. After you learn to make the individual flowers, tape them all together to make a ball. Don't forget to tape in a ribbon to hang them from!

Upcycled Christmas Decorations

Catch me on FOX 8 at 8:15 tomorrow morning, I am going to be live at City Park for Celebration in the Oaks. The segment will be about upcycling Christmas decorations, using common household items like plastic water bottles; used light bulbs and old magazines.

The photos are a sneak preview of what I will be showing you what to make.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Autumncessories for Men

These are some of autumn's hottest men's accessories.

Hottest trends for ties: 
Black and white colors 
Checker patterns 
Honeysuckle color 
Paisley patterns 
Black wool 

Shoes and bags: 
Brown mid-rise boots 
Driving loafers 
Brown suede travel bags
Brown updated version of a classic work bag 

Men's brackets 

How to Tie a Bow Tie

Chet Pourciau will be on Fox today at 12:35pm showing some men's accessories. If you are unable to catch the segment, this is how you can tie your own bow tie while looking in the mirror. 

Special thanks to Alanah Hebert for all of your help. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Makeover

Chet Pourciau Design is getting a Christmas makeover! I had to take pictures of these miniature winter trees in terrariums.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Painting on Tiles

Painting over tile is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to get who whole new look for an unappealing space. However, before you start, make sure this is your only option. Painted tile can be hard to clean, you cannot scrub it, and you definitely do not want to use it in wet, busy spaces.

How to paint tile:

  1. Clean tile thoroughly, let dry.
  2. Use painters tape around borders for crisp lines

    3.  Paint a good primer (ask your local home improvement store for recommendations) on the tiles with a clean brush. Make sure you use straight, even strokes - dry primer according to directions, normally 38 hours.
    4.  Next use a latex based paint for the main color. Again make straight even strokes. Let paint dry.
    5.  You can finish off with a urethane. Use even strokes to coat everything you painted - let dry. 

Try painting your own design for an accent in your home that would be one-of-a-kind.

This painting technique should not be used on floors or any areas with heavy traffic. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rock Cushions

These rock cushions made by Ronel Jordaan are so unique. They come in a variety of sizes and are so realistic looking.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dark Designer Spaces

When I think about design, I always try to bring in as much light as possible. A way to do this is by using light and bright colors. Here are some pictures where the designers went a whole other direction, creating dark, yet chic spaces.

Home Room Theater Interior Design

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fired Up for the Holidays

I am starting to get excited about the holiday season, and colder weather. Here are some photos of some fireplace mantle decorations to warm you up for the upcoming festivities.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chet Chat - Episode 110

Fox 8 Live - "Halloween 2011"