I've been on a bit of a lighting kick lately and I think I might just have to try this bedside lamp project. Especially since it involves two of my favorite materials: concrete and copper.
We're not a strictly vegetarian household, but with the soaring cost of meat and the questionable ethics of factory farms we've adjusted our diets to be largely vegetable based. One of favourite meat substitutes are eggplants, hearty and flavor attractors they work well in many dishes, especially in today's curry dish.
Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).
Organization is not my strong suit. Of course, I enjoy being organized, but somehow I never quite get there. So, I thought a new calendar might help to keep my schedule in order. I wanted to make one that I could reuse each month to keep track of my projects and appointments, so I decided to make a perpetual chalkboard version. And then? I stumbled upon the miracle of clear chalkboard paint... and the rest is, well, my own DIY perpetual...
I'm a bit of an online shopper... and with online shopping comes cardboard shipping boxes. Lots of 'em. I usually hold on to them "just in case" or take them to our neighborhood recycling bin. But this clever upcycling project has me thinking about them in a whole new light!
Alex's little Yorkie needed a home to call his own. Perfect for breeds of about 10 pounds or smaller, Alex says an IKEA, 2-drawer Malm chest ($50) is the way to go. The chest-turned-doghouse/end table hack takes about
I love these printable post-it notes from How about Orange, imaging surprising a loved one with these custom messages. Just Perfect!
Turning a small powder room into a full bath is no easy task, but Katja has tackled this project and won. And she came up with an incredible Ikea hack while she was at it. Continue reading to see the dramatic transformation.
Most of us have mirrors in our homes. They can be a beautiful addition to a room, making it feel larger. But the reflective power of mirrors can be harnessed in many other ways... as sculptural art, accents on furniture and even functional pieces.
You may not always have time for weekend DIY projects but this one is so simple and perfect for spring, I'm pretty sure you can make room for it somehow.
In my opinion pea soup is highly underrated. I think part of it's bad rap is that the experience many have with this humble dish has been out of a can, more avocado in color than a fresh vivid green. It's super simple to make, tastes great and pairs well with mint and feta.
Still on a plastic animal kick (look here and here), so these animal stir-sticks certainly caught my eye. Cute for kids and adults alike, all you need beside the plastic animals is some plastic stir-sticks, drill & bit, primer, paint and "industrial" glue like E6000. To see how they're made head on over to Momtastic.
Animal Stirrers Craft [Momtastic}
There's still snow on the ground where I live, so I'm doing all I can to bring a breath of spring indoors. These easy spring centerpieces do just that. They're pretty enough for parties and simple enough to make any day special.
These first ideas pair flowers with fruit. Doing so is
Before you toss that tin can in the recycling bin, take a look at this clever DIY lighting idea!
When the washi craze first started, I went out and bought a lot of washi tape. A LOT. And after I did all those fun projects that were circulating on the Internet, I still had a washi tape surplus. So I decided to find a use for it.