During the last year, our sun room has slowly morphed into the room that holds all our kids' stuff. Toys, books, artwork, and other moppet accoutrements grace every surface of the room; the reality of living with active children. A leopard can't change its spots, and because we love this nook, we decided to swap out some of the artwork and create an accent wall that was a little more playful. Continue Reading
See how this $19.50 dining set, from Goodwill, was transformed into a sleek mid century gem. Hint: Bye bye bulky tabletop.
I feel like I've been hunting for the perfect affordable clock for ages. Perhaps that's a bit dramatic, but it hasn't been an easy task. In a late night pinning session, I stumbled across this beautiful spotty wall clock and, lo and behold, it's a DIY!Continue Reading
Did you know you can make potato chips in your microwave oven? Or re-moisten stale bread? These and 14 other clever microwave hacks will surely make your life easier. The big one for me is using the 'wave to aid in theContinue Reading
Basket weaving is one of the oldest and most common crafts throughout history (fun fact: the oldest baskets ever found are between 10,000 and 12,000 years old -- crazy, right?). Now, in Internet Bloggy Land, they're used more for decor than hauling life-sustaining items, but that doesn't mean the art of basket weaving should be left by the wayside! Continue Reading
There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.
I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand!
I know copper has been on trend lately (and I'm not complaining!), but there's something about these diy copper frames that feel so fresh and unique. Perhaps it's their coloring or fun shape, but I'm in love! You can even build these to fit those irregular/oversized sized prints, so pull that stack you've been hiding out from the closet asap. Because couldn't all walls use a bit more metallic?Continue Reading
One of the quickest ways to transform a space is by hanging unique and/or colorful artwork on the walls. It's faster than rearranging your furniture and can add a lot of dimension to a space, with minimal effort. But if you don't have any extra artwork hanging around, then you'll have to make your own. With that in mind, here are 12 DIY ways to make cool wall art that will make a big impact.
I'd been looking for a creative way to store my large collection of costume jewelry for ages. But I had many criteria... it had to fit all of my jewelry yet be appropriate for a small space, have a clean, contemporary sort of feel, and it couldn't be too expensive either. And I finally found it. At IKEA. Read on to check out my ultimate jewelry storage solution.
This poor Teddy has no idea what he's in for. Thankfully, in artist Geoffrey Ricardo's hands, it's fame and immortality. But considering Teddy is a stuffed animal, he was already immortal, but, anyway.... First, TeddyContinue Reading
If your calendar game is slipping, it's time to step it up -- it's almost February, after all! This DIY perpetual calendar is the stylish and functional desk accessory you're looking for. Plus, it's easy enough that you can finish it before we get too far into 2015! Continue Reading
If you happen to kill every plant you've ever had, I have a trick for you: hang them at eye level! Sure, it's not much, but having your plants at eye level is a great way to remember to water them. And if you're new to plant ownership, there's no better place to start than with an air plant and this 15 minute DIY!Continue Reading
This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!
Ok, on to the DIY:
To create your own DIY brass tubing pendant light, here's what you'll need:
This week's weekend DIY roundup has everything from teeny tiny DIY clay bowls to DIY color blocked barn doors (with gold hardware) and shelves made out of skateboards. So whether you're hoping to tackle a project that is big or small, there is bound to be something on this list that will work for you. Here are 7 DIY projects to try this weekend.
I'm sure by now we've all seen potato stamping, but for me, this is the first time I've ever seen it done so beautifully. There's something about the monochromic color scheme and repeating pattern that makes these pieces feel so modern, clean and new. If your walls are in need of new art, grab the supplies from your kitchen and get to stamping! The possibilities of what you can do are endless. Continue Reading
This morning it hit me... Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away! It's always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it's also a great reason to do some crafting! So I've rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine's Day-themed DIY projects.
If your walls are looking a bit bare, and you're on a bit of a budget, just know that there's an easy solution! All you really need is contact paper and a bit of creativity. And if you don't have the creativity, then just head over to Anunk Blog to get some ideas(instructions in Czech). You'll be surprised what a few triangles can do for your walls!Continue Reading