Plywood is inexpensive, easy to use and extremely versatile. I've rounded up several easy to make projects covering simple decor accents through attractive storage solutions. Many of them can be cut to size at your local hardware store, so even those with modest woodworking skills should be able to attempt them.
Bigger is not always more beautiful when it comes to architecture. Nir Pearlson's energy-wise Plan 890-1 proves it. A rather ho-hum name for Fine Homebuilding Magazine's top pick for Small Home Plan of 2013. So how small is it? Eight-hundred square feet, but the open living space inside makes it seem much larger than its tiny footprint. The two bedroom, one bathroom 'garden cottage' oozes a modern/rustic charm both inside and out.Continue Reading
It's easy to forget about the dining room. Usually the only major pieces of furniture are the table and chairs. But with a little effort, it can be a very inviting space - as evidenced by today's makeover.
Heather and Mike have spent the past three years renovating their old fixer-upper, slowly turning it into their modern dream home. Most recently, they finished their upstairs bathroom. Check out the playful new look below! Continue Reading
It's that time of year when everyone is starting to think about going back to school. And many of you may be headed off to live in a college dorm room for the next nine months. Here's a roundup of great DIY projects that will transform your space into the fun, colorful refuge that you deserve.
Maybe it's because I love mountains (and forests and cabins and the great, wild outdoors) so much, but these DIY camping mug candles are just the sweetest. They add the perfect amount of understated rustic charm, don't you think? Continue Reading
Sometimes it's nice to do an easy project. One of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that doesn't take two weeks to finish. So today I wanted to share some simple IKEA hacks with you - everything from garden torches to kitty litter hideaways to pendant lights.
There should be some sort of law that stipulates that all homes constructed from this moment in time onward must include a front porch. My opinion, of course. But seriously, wouldn't all homes look better with a front porch? They're inviting, charming, and add to the livable space of your home. If I haven't swayed you, check out these seven homes that have been transformed by porches.
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Recently we looked at some beautifully renovated Airstream trailers, so it seemed only logical that we check out a few houseboats too! It turns out houseboats can be found all over the world, and are particularly popular in the Netherlands, Canada, Great Britain and even the United States - there are almost 500 in Seattle alone. Check out my favorites below.
Last Friday, while walking into a local mall, I spotted these wonderful starbursts of fabric hanging in the windows of an upscale children's toy store. Intrigued, I went into the shop for a closer inspection. Much to my surprise, I discovered they were actually constructed using bicycle wheels. The fabric was woven in and out of the spokes. Some had exposed rims, like this one... Continue Reading
The best summer nights always involve good people, good food, and a space that encourages good conversation. Keep all those good feelings going well into the night with an outdoor fire pit! Here are 14 DIY fire pit ideas to get the wheels turning. Continue Reading
Four upper cabinets: that's all* the storage this small kitchen had when Molly from Almost Makes Perfect moved in. As she puts it, "I don't know who these people are that only need four cabinets, but I am not them people". See her DIY storage solution below! Continue Reading
Sometimes a blank canvas is the most intimidating type of space to work with. The possibilities are endless. See how this empty, plain entryway was transformed into a vibrant, functional landing area. I'll give you a hint - it isn't white anymore!
Whether you're looking for a temporary coffee table or just an affordable DIY option, you'll want to give this Mid-Century Modern inspired version a try! Continue Reading
Make a statement in the bedroom with a bold headboard inspired by modern, over-sized paintings! Continue Reading
Isn't there something so luxurious about an outdoor kitchen? I look forward to dining al fresco when summer hits - and cooking outside is even more fun! You'll want one of your own after you check out these inspiring outdoor kitchens.