Inspired by the dip-dye trend, I've been dipping all sorts of items around our house. From curtains to tea towels, we've been dipping up a storm around here, and I started to look at what else could use a burst of color. I had an excess supply of pine from building our dining room table, so I decided to dip the boards in the dye and build some custom vase covers. To see how to make your own, view more photos after the jump!
Recycle an old blanket with tattered edges and a cool pattern into a comfy floor pillow, perfect for additional seating. Continue Reading
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
Make a statement in the bedroom with a bold headboard inspired by modern, over-sized paintings! Continue Reading
Mandy was given a leather (or possibly naugahyde) chair for which she had BIG plans. Recovering it was on the top of the list, but when she maybe-not-accidentally dripped some paint on it, her plans changed. She decided to paint it withContinue Reading
To be honest, when the prospect of reviewing Lauren Elise Donaldson's new book MASON JAR CRAFTS from Ulysses Press was presented to me, my first thought was, "What could possibly be in the book that I haven't seen before on the Internet?" Turns out the answer to that question is a lot. More than 30 projects in fact.
Lauren breaks down the book intoContinue Reading
Nothing says summer like kicking your feet up and relaxing in a hammock with your favorite book and a cold beverage! Here are some stylish hammocks you can make yourself, plus a few DIY swings for the kids (or kids-at-heart), too! Continue Reading
Fimo and Sculpey were big when I was a kid back in the 80's, but then they fell off the radar for a while. Recently, though, I've been noticing quite a few tutorials using polymer clay - and I wanted to share a few of them with all of you!