I love the fourth of July just as much as the next girl, but I'm not the biggest fan of cheesy, literal decorations and DIYs - I prefer a more subtle look for my Independence Day celebrations. And I'm guessing I'm not alone, right?! Here are ten of my favorite understated, less traditional patriotic DIY ideas for the upcoming holiday.
It's a common problem... you get back from a big trip with a ton of gorgeous photos, but you don't know what to do them. Well, there's good news - there are lots of things you can do with them! Here are ten of our favorite ways to use those travel photos once you get home.
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Hosting those summer dinner parties are always a must - it's where you share and make lasting memories with close friends and family. Here are 10 must-have outdoor party essentials to help you plan the perfect evening with your loved ones. Think minimal and modern with lots of great textures!
Photo: Scandinavian Designs
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DIY woodworking projects can make your home decor unique on a budget. The problem for most beginner DIYers is they don't have the tools to make them happen. Here are 10 simple woodworking projects that require using basic skills, and basic tools that most people have or can borrow.
If you are like me, you "pin" tons of bedroom pictures simply because the styled bed makes you want to dive in and take a nap...yet your own bed never seems to look that way. It's time to change that. Your bed deserves to be a restful refuge. Here are a few different ways you can make your bed so its stylish, relaxing, and functional.
Over the years, I've managed to gather many good, free fonts that I've hoarded away in my laptop like squirrels hoard nuts. Truth be told, I've got a bit of a font addiction and I'm not ashamed to admit it - after all, they're so useful, how can I resist?
If you want to expand your font collection, click through for some of my favourites. Trust me, whether you design a little, a lot or almost never, you'll find these come in handy regardless - and best of all, they're free!
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!
This small barn located in Flanders, Belgium has been transformed into a dreamy office space, courtesy of Studio Farris Architects. The project utilizes "an autonomous piece of furniture" made of stacked wood beans that not only creates individual workspaces but also a
Hardwood floors can be a wow factor in a home. These stunning hardwood floors not only use unconventional hardwood flooring materials, but also most of these floors are completely DIYable. Could one of these affordable flooring projects be the inspiration for you next wood floor project?
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.
We get it... you love your mom to pieces, but money's a bit tight. We've rounded up ten of our favorite Mother's Day gift ideas that won't cost much (or anything)... keep reading to check them out.
Cassie had the fantastic opportunity to partner up with the IKEA Home Tour Squad recently in an effort to breathe new life into her bonus room (aka: kids' space). The room was already anchored by her IKEA sectional. A LIATORP t.v. storage cabinet was added to tame the entertainment area (featured in the video
The first day of summer might still be a couple months away, but that hasn't stopped us from getting prepared for those relaxing afternoons lounging in the sun or evenings winding down with a tasty cocktail in hand. Afterall, it's never too early to get out and enjoy this incredible weather, so here are some must-have pieces to really brighten up your day...and patio!
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Have you ever considered dark paint when painting your home's exterior? Here are ten amazing homes that showcase dark paint as a worthy choice for your home's exterior.
Need some affordable unique art? Check out these thrift store art upcycles.
There was a time in my life where if you'd asked me who my favourite artist or designer was, I wouldn't have been able to name a single one. Which is so odd, because nowadays I have a list of favourites as long as my arm whose styles influence me in so many ways, from how I craft, to the way I decorate for parties to how I envisage my dream home will look.
Regardless of whether your not you design or create art yourself, having a list of people whose aesthetics you admire can really help to inspire you at times when you find yourself in a creative rut. Read on to see some of my favourites!
Sewing your own home decor is an affordable way to get a custom look, but sometimes great fabric is not budget friendly especially when you need lots of it. Here are seven unexpected ways to find fabric to use in my home sewing projects.
This post is a shout out to all of those graphic designers and typography lovers out there. I consider myself to be equal parts blogger and designer (that is what I went to school for, after all - communication design), so I have an ever-growing library of design and typography books. Here are ten of my very favorites.
As warmer weather (hopefully) approaches, it's time to start thinking about the vegetable garden, if you're planning to have one. And as an avid DIY'er, of course I think about things like plant markers first! So I thought I'd share a few of my favorite garden marker DIY projects that have been floating around the internet lately.
I don't know about your front yard, but I know mine has seen better days - after a long winter and the late arrival of spring, there's a lot of work to be done. But it won't take long with these easy tips. Give the front of your home a boost with these ten simple yet effective projects.