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
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.
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
The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading
With all the inspiration available these days, it's easier than ever to find a totally do-able DIY table project. From console tables to coffee tables to dining tables, it seems these projects all have one common denominator: hairpin legs. But where to buy hairpin legs? How much are they? Do they come in different sizes? Styles? Colors? Wonder no more, folks. We've scoured the internet and rounded up 12 sources for quality hairpin legs! Continue Reading
"Use a coaster!" were the words of my mother throughout my childhood. There are plenty of DIY coaster projects out there and these stitched ones are tugging at my coaster-lovin' heart strings!
Our house has a good amount of blank walls, so one unassuming Saturday, we got to work on one of them. We fell in love with this mirror from Restoration Hardware, but yikes, $895 was not going to happen. Not even on a good day. So we decided to make our own. One short weekend and roughly $50 later, and we have this new beauty to grace our housing presence.
I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading
Between all the coats, scarves, bags, and who knows what else, it seems like this time of year I'm always running out of space to hang stuff. If you've found yourself in a similar predicament, or just want some wall-mounted storage in your entryway, check out these 10 creative DIY wall hook ideas! Continue Reading
This is one of those deceptively easy projects that looks expensive and time consuming - but it's actually super affordable and fast to complete. Click through to find out how to make this gilded, glittery tray that's perfect for the coffee table or the kitchen counter.
Now that the holidays are over, it's a good time to make a few fun changes to the kitchen. Don't worry, I'm not talking major renovations here - just small, easy projects that won't take you more than an hour to finish. Here are ten of my favorites.
So, West Elm has this rug that you've probably seen a thousand times during your adventures in Blog Land. It's their take on traditional Moroccan Berber rugs and it's a little bit pricey. It's also not the best rug if, say, you have pets in the house. So, what do you do if you absolutely must have this style of accessory in your home? Make a similarly-designed throw pillow, of course. Continue Reading
I don't know about you, but "getting organized" always tops my list of New Year's resolutions. And this year is no different. So I went on a mission to find some affordable, easy DIY projects to help with that goal. Click through to see what I found.