I love projects that mix different materials in unique or interesting ways. Lately, I've been on a big concrete and wood kick (like this stool we shared recently). The combination of warm wood and cool concrete has a really nice aesthetic and textural balance that I can't resist. My newest DIY obsession is this concrete and wood table lamp!
If you have a tuna can (or something similar) in your recycling bin, go rescue it. Then grab a handful of clothes pins. About a minute later, you could have a very sweet, spring-y
As my toddler son is beginning to enjoy our daily crafting session, or making art, as he refers to it, I'm always on the look out for cheap and cheerful projects for us to make together. What could be more cheerful and delicious as this snow cone garland? Exactly!
We are a bit strapped for closet space here in San Francisco –- the verdict is still out on if it’s because I have a shopping problem or the fact that our 1906 apartment has tiny closets! I had been on the hunt for a practical way to store excess blankets and pillows when I came up with the idea to make a fabric basket.
I'll be the first to admit that my jewelry organization situation is pretty horrendous. The knobs on my closet doors are home to countless necklaces, half of which fall off if one happens to even glance in their general direction. Fortunately, there are DIY jewelry holders aplenty, a few of which I have my eye on for upcoming weekend projects. Check out all 25 below and let me know which one is your fave!
An unsuspecting end table from a secondhand furniture shop gets a good cleaning, a small repair, and a mini makeover.
My friends will tell you that I need more clocks in my house, because I'm always late. And it's probably true... there's nothing like the tick-tock of a real clock to remind you to be on time. But the great thing about these clocks is that they're not only functional, they're pretty too.
This dining room already has a lot going for it: gorgeous floors, great light, and a beautiful Mid-Century sideboard. So, what could make it better? Even more wood!
We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:
Fabric headboards with brass nailhead accents have always been appealing to me, but they can be prohibitively expensive. So when I ran across this tutorial, my jaw just about dropped to the floor. And would you believe that it only takes a few hours to make?
Learn how to make a set of thick, leather coasters that look like buttons using a die cut letterpress machine.
This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??
The chalkboard paint trend has been kicking around the Internet for a while now, and some of you may be over it. I, however, definitely am not. I still can't get enough of the stuff!
I love that it's both attractive and functional, and it's very versatile too. So scroll on to see fifteen fresh new ways to use this ingenius material.
1. Place a chalkboard behind your party treats, and...
My Danish friend Gitte Christensen from Objects & Use is at it again, this time showcasing a guide to upcycling your old thrift store book finds into stunning, inexpensive decor pieces.