Okay, the video lasts 30 seconds. The entire makeover took 30 days courtesy of Bassett Furniture. But let's not dwell on that. Before this family room disapeared into a beige cave. New paint, art, furniture, rug, lamps...you name it...made the space come alive thanks in part to loads of contrast and pops of luscious turquoise. Here's what the room
It's that time of year... the holidays are over, and everyone is posting photos of their newly organized closets and pantries. So why not jump on the bandwagon and start whipping your own home into shape too? Here are ten fantastic sewing tutorials that will help you get organized in style in 2016.
Magenta, rose and fuchsia... oh my! There's nothing subtle about the color pink when it's used to decorate a home. It packs a big punch - and when used successfully, it can give a space the bold pop of color that takes it from blah to beautiful. Click through to get inspired by ten of our favorite rooms that use pink as a major element.
It's cold outside and that means you have to constantly put on or take 10 extra pieces of outwear when you enter or exit your home. If you stairing at the pile of coats and mittens thrown on your floor right now...this is the post for you. For me, winter is really the time I start longing for mudroom storage and today here are some ideas to get yours on the way to being a workable space for you.
I'm jealous of this transformation for two reasons. 1. That people actually can use outdoor living spaces in the wintertime. (Around here, they would probably include some sort of an igloo structure, which wouldn't really be considered "outdoor" now that I think
Where I live, in the Midwest, there are many homes that were built by the same builder in the 1980s and 1990s. These houses are similar in size, style, and materials. Is this your home? First let me say, there is no shame in owning one of these homes. They are generous in space, built in great locations, and are affordable. If you own one of these homes, it is easy to look at all the magazines and blogs filled with old houses, and wish for more character in your home. The character in older homes are often unexpected details found in things like trim, doors or built-ins. The goal today is to show how you can add a little character to your home by adding something unexpected. In this 1990s home we added the "unexpected" to the focal point in a home and which gave the home a little character.
If you're like me, now that the holidays are over you have leftover wrapping paper everywhere. Whether you have used paper that you'd like to reuse, or just scraps that you don't want to save until next year - there are plenty of alternative ways to reuse it. Read on for ten clever ideas.
If you haven't owned an Ektorp sofa or love seat, you've surely seen one. But I can almost guarantee you've never seen an Ektorp like this one. That's because when Helen found a corresponding discarded white slipcover
Paper straws suddenly became popular a while back (kind of like washi tape), and now I grab a box of them whenever I see them. Which means that now I suddenly have a lifetime supply of them. And I'm guessing some of you are in the same boat. Bur there are other, alternative ways to use them, aside from drinking through them... here are ten super clever DIY projects using paper straws.
I don't think I could love a project more. And this is really making me want to break out the sewing machine and whip up a few pillows to use as gifts this season! Make these pillows inspired by those popular gold letter balloons you've seen all over the web!
If I had to choose one DIY trend / technique that I never get tired of, it would have to be dyeing. Mostly because it's a very easy process that (truly) anyone can complete. Plus, the before and after transformation is generally pretty dramatic. There are lots of options when it comes to dyeing too, from traditional dyeing to over-dyeing to dip dyeing, etc.
The one that I've been most interested in as of late though is Shibori dyeing, which basically means shaping and securing the textile before placing in a dye bath. I've simplified the process to make it easy enough for even the most beginner level DIYer to handle, and used rubber bands to create interesting designs in a matter of minutes. Click through to see how the pillows turned out and do some last minute decorating before the holidays roll around.
There's something so festive about candlelight. I tend to light a lot of votives during the holiday season, so naturally I'm a big fan of holiday-themed candles. Here are ten of my favorite candle DIYs that I've been drooling over this December.
I am always love interiors that go all out with Holiday decor beyond the room with the Christmas tree. These are the houses that Christmas cheer is found in most rooms... even in small ways. Here are some interiors that have literally decked the halls and staircases for the holidays.
The reason Sabrina & Mike's bathroom makeover clocked in on a tiny budget is because they used leftovers from their whole-house renovation. The bulk of the cash went to replacing the toilet and sink. Leftover oak flooring replaced
I'm guilty of it - every year I end up propping the holiday cards I receive up against the wall on the kitchen counter. It's not very functional, and it's certainly not very pretty either. So I was determined to come up with a creative alternative. Keep reading to check out what I found.
Here I am. Pledging my undying love for PVC pipe and all the crazy amounts of creative things you can make with it. The lastest hack? These candy cane napkin rings that are perfectly simple and sweet for your holiday table. PVC, how I love thee. You just need two things!
I'm on the fence on this first one. On one hand, it's fabulously quirky, but on the other hand, it looks a bit more spring-y than Christmas-y. But the NEXT one??
I really can't get enough of the cactus in any shape or form. My latest obsession would have to be these cool pillows using a paint-by-numbers technique. I mean, you'll get it right the first time. Every time. Check it out!
Just in case you haven't seen the Target commercials, plaid is in. I don't really believe it ever went out of style but it definitely is taking center stage lately. Here are some fun ways pops of plaid can be added into your home and decor.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas not far behind, I thought it'd be a good time to start thinking about all those desserts that will be leftover in the wake of the festivities. Because at this time of year there always seems to be too much food, despite my best efforts to eat everything in sight!
These pie boxes are perfect for handing out the extra pieces after the party's over; and best of all, they're so easy to make that you could put them together while the turkey's roasting. Click through for the full tutorial...