We're oh-so-close to warm weather and budding trees up here in New England, but we're just not quite there yet. So why not bring the outdoors in while we're waiting? Here are ten of our favorite ways to use pieces of nature inside to get us into the springtime mood.
Embracing Simplicity: DIY Ceiling Light Fixture Revamp Using Earth Magnets and a Barrel Shade
There are just a few incidentals left to complete, and then my home office will be finished. (I get a little giddy just thinking about it.) The hard stuff-building, painting, staining, and sanding is done. Now it's just a matter of making things look pretty.
One of those things is the room's ceiling fixture. I haven't seen any (excuse the expression, but it fits) boob light revamps on the interweb that hides their appearance.
Although I did see one project that suggested making a pretty bra (made of beads) for the thing. Yeah, that wasn't going to happen. It still looked like a boob light--just ready for some action. Okay, I'm getting off track.
So! I had also seen a bunch of projects where the makers removed the glass part of the fixture and wired up a barrel shade to the original flange of the old fixture through which they drilled holes.
The outcome looked okay, but, because they had to leave room for their fingers to do the wire-twisting, the shades couldn't be flush to the ceiling--something I wanted. However, if the makers
A few years back, we profiled a new technique to 'dye' clear glass any color. The original maker included instructions that called for mixing acetone (nail polish remover) with Vitrail glass paint. Since posting the profile of the technique, the original how-to has vanished from the internets. We decided to take our own stab at the technique to see if we could replicate the outcome and devise our own how-to
With some trial and error, we were able to do it...but not without some
Do you have tons of yarn but no knitting or crocheting projects in mind for it? Well, I have the perfect solution for you! Use it up by making a cool wall hanging in a unique chevron shape. Read on to find out how to create this colorful tapestry for your wall.
I'm happy to report that my office makeover is proceeding nicely. The big stuff--desk, bridge arrangement, seating, even the craft cubby is nearly complete. The only things that remain on the bullet list is artwork, light fixture, and mail organizer. In today's installment of Embracing Simplicity: A Home Office Makeover, we're going to tackle the last on that list.
DIY may not be an official Scrabble word, but for this DIY planter project, it’s a total game-winner.
Rock crystal and geode lamps are the rage but they come at a price. I was inspired by the rock crystals made by many out of Borax and wondered if I could make a rock crystal lamp out of borax crystals. This was one big learning process but I like the way it turned out. Here is how you do it.
In case you haven't noticed, I really like IKEA hacks. There's something about customizing a mass produced piece that just feels so satisfying. So today I have another one for you! This time, we'll transform a cork trivet from IKEA into a glamorous wall mirror. Read on to check out this impossibly simple process.
If you live in a colder climate, you're probably starting to get sick of winter. I know I am. And while spring may seem like it's a long way off, it will be here sooner than you think. So to help you survive these last few weeks of cold weather, we have ten gorgeous DIY projects that will help you bring the outdoors into your home.
While Pinterest and other online resources can be a great source of inspiration when you feel a 'crafternoon' coming on, oftentimes nothing beats a good old fashioned craft book for getting those creative juices flowing. Click through to see my favourite reads.
Valentine's Day is coming up quickly, and it's a common opinion that most men are difficult to buy for... so why not make a thoughtful gift for him instead? Here are ten of our very favorite DIY gifts from around the web for that special guy in your life.
I love the look of different shaped vases and planters, but they can be hard to find or a little too expensive for my wallet. This clay planter looks like concrete and the cone shape adds a cool & modern touch!
Marble is hot these days. And not just on countertops. The super chic material is being used in all kinds of DIY projects. And this one might be my favorite. Click through to check out the this gorgeous (and easy!) marble slab clock.
Napkin rings are the type of detail that can set the tone for the table at a dinner party or holiday meal. These glitzy beauties that I've created will add a touch of sparkle to your table, taking any old fabric napkin to the next level. And it's an incredibly simple project! Read on to check out the glam final product.
We covered the guys last week. Today we're turning our attention to the ladies. Although, I'm guessing there are a lot of guys out there that would love some of the things on this list as much as some of the ladies out there would love some of the things on the guys' list--okay, maybe not the beard oil, but I digress. So, read on and make your must-make list, because Valentine's Day is going to be here before you know it.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, which means it's time to think about Valentine's Day cards. Hand made, of course. These 10 options take the guesswork out of the undertaking. Super clever, super easy, super adorbs, they're sure to win
Yesterday we posted a cool roundup featuring diys that used geodes and crystals. Those utilized the real deal. Today's geode highlight...totally faux. The results are pretty spectacular considering it's made using--among a few other
Geodes and crystals are having a moment right now, so we thought we'd share a handful of our favorite projects that involve these stunning natural beauties. They're glamorous without being over the top, and super unique too. Keep reading to find out what's on our project to-do list.
Add some serious character to your bar area with this easy DIY wall mounted bottle opener! It won't take long to make, and it's sure to elicit all kinds of oohs and aahs from your friends. Click through to check out the full photo tutorial.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and, thanks to Carmia's matchbox cover printables, we can combine our mushy sentiments with treats in the most adorable way. All we need to make them is empty matchboxes (you can find them on Amazon), sticky tape, printer paper