If you refer to this time of year as allergy season, this post is for you. Will applying the tips contained in this post eliminate all allergens from your home? Probably not, but the trick is to decrease them as much as possible, which these tips will do. And, yes, 36 are a lot of tips. Some are super easy that you can do immediately while others can be put on the "to-do" list as time and finances allow. Even if you can't address all of them, take heart, because simply decreasing allergens in your home can make a remarkable difference
It's probably happened to you before... you try to balance your drink on a wonky area of grass, and it spills all over the lawn. What a waste of a perfectly good beverage! So today I'm sharing an easy project that will prevent this from happening ever again - a backyard drink holder that will help you hold your drinks in style.
Remember doing sun prints in grade school?! It's a bit of a lost art so I was happily surprised to see it on the Oriental Trading blog! Check out what they were used for!
Erin used humble brass macrame rings to make this striking wall art. Although she used 12 - 8" rings for a rectangular effect, it could be adapted to different configurations to fit just about any
I used to think of the Lazy Susan as old fashioned, something that Grandma might have had on the table back in the day. Until I started using one. They're so handy! And after running across this colorful Lazy Susan tutorial, I decided I had to share it with you. Click through to check out the awesome final product.
Does this sound familiar? You're at your favorite garden center and the fairy garden supplies call to you. (They're miniatures thus making them irresistible.) As you're considering the sweet teeny tiny benches and birdbaths and such, you cast your gaze upon the namesakes of such gardens and you recoil. Why? Because--DANG--those fairies can look creepy!! Like horror movie
Edison bulb table lamps are minimal and unique. They can be the perfect light for a side table, bedside table, or book shelf. Using basic woodworking skills and electrical installation, this wood-block version of the edison bulb table lamp is simple to make.
My new favorite verb: pom-pomize. (As in to put pom-poms on stuff.) Lara does it to plain, cloth napkins, and she does it the no-sew way. Now, being a nervous-Nelly, I'd probably opt to
The IKEA Duktig play kitchen is a popular item for families around the world, but it has a bit of a generic feel. It is also easily customizable, however; so many have given it a more personalized feel by changing the colors, adding metallic details and even creating backsplashes and storage. Here are ten super creative IKEA play kitchen makeovers that are sure to inspire you!
Sometimes woodworking seems intimidating, even for the best DIYer. But that doesn't have to be the case - there are plenty of easy projects out there that include great instructions. Here are ten of our favorite DIY accent tables made with wood.
I absolutely LOVE this! And you will too...especially if you yearn (like I do) to hone your drawing skills. Check it out, Brittany Jepsen from The House That Lars Built is presenting an outstanding 31-day flower drawing challenge via instructional videos on YouTube. She started with How to Draw a Poppy (video below) on May 1st, and
When I first started exploring the world of DIY, I decorated some spice jars in the hopes of introducing just a small amount of order into my otherwise unlabelled, disorganised and chaotic kitchen.
Fast forward two years later and the spice jars have stood the test of time, but sadly I can't say the same about my good intentions to re-organise my kitchen. All the other items in my pantry remain unlabelled and my spice jars lie strewn all over the kitchen counter along with the other condiments that vye for precious bench space - eek!
We are big fans of woodworking in our home. If we want a new piece of furniture, you bet we try to make it ourselves! We've built faux fireplaces, daybeds, storage bins, tables, and more! But we had to start somewhere. We all do. If you're new to woodworking, give one of these easy projects a try! You're sure to be addicted to the craft!
I am definitely aboard the copper trend train. And this simple wrapped beauty is another project that I am adding to my to-do list! It takes minutes!
I don't know about your favorite thrift store, buy mine is LOADED with wooden bowls and canisters and stuff. Honestly, I don't spend much time in that aisle. After seeing Amy's wooden bowl makeover I just might be making a beeline for that particular aisle on my next visit. Some inexpensive gold leaf, glue, Martha's patterning tape, and a soft-bristle brush is all you need. And...
I like to buy furniture, but there is something to be said about building your own. Each time I look at a handmade piece, I beam with pride. And we actually followed the instructions for one of the dining tables below and it's lasted for years! Read on to find one of 10 fantastic DIY dining tables with easy-to-follow instructions!
A common find in my local thrift store are glass and brass side tables, coffee tables and console tables. Here is how even a beginner DIYer can make these 1980's cast offs something special in their home.
Growing season is upon us where I live, and I'm itching to plant some herbs. But where to plant? Outside, deer and rabbits mow down anything within their reach. Inside, there isn't much space. To overcome both obstacles, we've rounded up 10 small space herb garden projects
My family and I just returned from a sunny, beach trip to Florida. My kids packed an abundance of shells to bring a piece of the beach home with us, but the tropical plants and trees I longed to bring home were too big and deeply rooted to pack in my suitcase. Plus, the dry, cooler climate of Colorado (combined with my lack of growing skills) would have doomed the plants upon their arrival.
So naturally I went to the next best thing for tropical vibes in my home - DIY tropical leaf coasters. Now, I can enjoy my cup of coffee in the morning, or a cocktail in the evening with a touch of the tropics on my table.
When it comes to plants, there is a common stigma that they are hard to care for and that you need a super green thumb in order to have them in your home or outdoor space. The truth is, there are all kinds of sizes and species to suit your schedule and needs so that caring for them comes as natural as possible. And this vertical planter (made from a SHOE ORGANIZER!) is a genius way to keep your plants all in one place so that you have...