You know the kind... the artificial ones that really look fake. But the fact that they can be used year after year can be very appealing - it saves money and cuts back on waste. Well there are plenty of creative ways to transform these foam craft store pumpkins into masterpieces so cool that no one will even notice that they're fake. Here are ten of our favorites.
Kelly's washer and dryer looked kinda sad in their old living quarters. Did she paint them with a bright color to cheer them up? Nope. She just changed everything around them to make them look like a million bucks--and it only cost $125! From top to bottom--including an amazing DIY pendant light to painting the vinyl flooring--nothing
I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray
Despite having lived in our current house for three years, the walls are conspicuously bare and it's getting to the point where dressing them up is at the top of my priority list.
But while I love abstract art, sadly the pieces I'm drawn to are usually outside my price range. What is in my budget though is paint, canvas and a paint scraper, which is pretty much all you need to make your own painted artwork... click through to see how!
I’ll be the first to admit I have a lot of tote bags. In fact my drawers are filled with pretty much every colour, pattern and size imaginable.
But given that I throw everything into these bags as I run out the door including my gym clothes, craft glues and other items that I don’t want anywhere near my food, I thought it was high time I reserved a bag just for my fresh fruit and vegetables. Click through to grab the printable file and decorate a tote bag of your own!
Occasionally, it's tough to find frames or art to fill up a giant space on the wall. Enter: The Tapestry. There are millions and millions of options (you can even have one printed from your own image!) and they don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are 16 of my faves for under $75!
I love adding large-scale statement pieces to my home, especially when it comes to art. It instantly upgrades the space and pulls together a room effortlessly. So, when I spotted this gorgeous rug at Anthropologie, I decided I'd recreate the pattern in the form of a budget-friendly, large-scale art print. All you'll need is a large frame and a few sheets of colored card stock.
It's easy to "pin" the interiors you like on Pinterest, yet when it comes to getting started ... many of us are paralyzed. Here are four sources of inspiration and guidance that can not only provide a starting place for your interior decor but also help make your space feel pulled together and cohesive.
Designer Nathan Turner's makeover of Mindy Kaling's office is profiled in the latest edition of Domino magazine, and it's complete with a big surprise. No, it's not the bold prints, bright colors, or that 'brave' wallpaper. It's...wait for it....an
Interior design trends can be overwhelming because they seem to be constantly changing and are often labeled as too expensive. Today I want to share with you 10 interior design trends that I believe will not only be around for a while, but are also surprisingly affordable.
The right textiles can be hard to find... matching colors can be difficult, and finding something in the right price range can be even harder. So why not make your own? Here are ten of our favorite easy sewing projects for the living room.
I love patterns, colours and textures - the more the better, and all at once if possible! So it's no wonder I've been hooked on the bohemian look lately; I'm in awe of the way this style effortlessly combines all of my favourite elements in a single space. Click through to see the interiors that have been inspiring my inner boho.
I am in love with the character, functionality, and coziness that built in bookcases and cabinetry can bring to a home. I live in, and am restoring, a 97 year old home. We have many types of built ins and are thinking of adding more, therefore I am always looking for ideas. Painted white built ins with colorfully styled decor has my heart, yet these boldly painted versions are lately making me swoon... maybe even stray from my first love. These stylish rooms can either inspire you to go bold with your built ins, or maybe give you new ideas for your store-bought bookcases or furniture.
My mum is a very organised and practical person. Growing up, everything was perfectly arranged and categorised, from the pictures in our photo albums to the contents of our freezer. So I suppose it’s no surprise that I now find myself making lists, organising my days according to tasks and popping reminders all over the house the same way she does. Like mother like daughter right?
And since having a list of tasks on my phone doesn’t seem to cut it anymore (I always manage to forget things!), I thought I’d make myself some magnets so I can hang up those super important details in a place where they’ll grab my attention.
If you love to sew, you know that fabric can be prohibitively expensive. But here's some good news - there are inexpensive options out there, you just have to know where to find them. And that's where we come in. Here are 11 of our favorite affordable fabric websites.
I often will go in someone's home and ask where they got something really cool and the answer will be Etsy. Then, I will go to Etsy and become really overwhelmed with where to start. The great thing about Etsy is not only are you supporting handmade artists, but you are also getting something really unique. Here are some of my favorite Etsy stores.
Oh my goodness. If there was every a filing cabinet that I wanted in my home, it's this one. Far from boring (and on point for color!), this is one you have to see. Hint: take a look at that sketch in the bottom left of the photo!
This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??
Serena spotted this impressive cabinet at her local thrift store for a measly $40. (Take that...
Concrete seems to be the hot new material these days... it's being used to make everything from planters to candle holders to door stops. Here are twenty gorgeous concrete projects for your home.
I love to add emphasis and a little drama to decor pieces that are otherwise mundane and a little boring. We all have clocks in our home, but I'm sure we buy them with functionality in mind, rather than style. I decided to create this Giant Modern Clock, because it not only serves a purpose (as clocks always do), but also it adds that great burst of color and a geometric touch to the space in a big and bold way!