I like to buy furniture, but there is something to be said about building your own. Each time I look at a handmade piece, I beam with pride. And we actually followed the instructions for one of the dining tables below and it's lasted for years! Read on to find one of 10 fantastic DIY dining tables with easy-to-follow instructions!
My family and I just returned from a sunny, beach trip to Florida. My kids packed an abundance of shells to bring a piece of the beach home with us, but the tropical plants and trees I longed to bring home were too big and deeply rooted to pack in my suitcase. Plus, the dry, cooler climate of Colorado (combined with my lack of growing skills) would have doomed the plants upon their arrival.
So naturally I went to the next best thing for tropical vibes in my home - DIY tropical leaf coasters. Now, I can enjoy my cup of coffee in the morning, or a cocktail in the evening with a touch of the tropics on my table.
Come on...how cool is this: A pendant light made out of a lighting cord, a big light bulb, glue, craft paint, and wooden curtain rings?? Agata is the genius behind the idea that cost her
Ever see a project using wood slices and wonder how the maker gets them all so evenly sliced? (If you've ever tried to get an even cut on a round tree limb, you know what I'm talking about.) In the case of this project, their uniformity has everything to do
Our friends over at Dremel Weekends feature this absolutely lovely trio of uplights made of PVC. They look great with white interiors, but I'm wondering what they might've looked like sprayed on the inside, perhaps with something metallic like gold.
Besides the PVC pipe and a roto tool and bits (preferably Dremel, of course), other things we'll need to make them include spotlights, clamps, and masking tape. For...
Makeover stories are usually uplifting. This one is too, but it didn't start out that way. You see, Lucy's home didn't feel like home anymore as she had recently lost her husband. Lucy's sister Jo brainstormed with her interior designer friend Jenny Kmoenda and came up with a plan. They decided to
Do you have a place you would like to put a light fixture but there is no electrical box to install one? If installing a light fixture is not an option here are some creative solutions that might work for you.
It's that time of the year. When spring is oh-so-close, but it's still gray and cold outside. Which makes it the perfect time to add some much needed color to your home in anticipation of spring! Here are ten cheery, colorful decorative items that are sure to get you excited for warmer weather.
Okay, these lettered plates are going to be making an appearance at every dinner party I host from now until 2030 (which is the year I'm assuming dinner parties will be replaced by something else?). They're simply stunning and you don't have to be a professional hand-letterer to create them!
Talk about a lesson in perseverance. When Serena snagged this marvelous MCM chair at a thrift store for $7, she had no idea what she was in for. After stripping the entire thing, she discovered the chair's back and body were constructed of two different types of wood. Then Serena had issues with
Ever notice how almost every single cool looking, modern chair is (at least a little bit) uncomfortable to sit in? Well, worry no more! This DIY no-sew cushion project will help make any chair a bit more comfortable and a little cuter too.
Driftwood is one of those wonderful things that suits just about any decor, and it came be used as effortlessly inside as outside. To celebrate our favorite "found" wood, we've gathered together 15 ways to use them in our homes. We hope you love them as much as
Simply elegant and simply easy to construct, Nick's plant stand looks fabulous in single mode, but I can imagine it would look like a statement vignette in a trio of staggering height. Some copper pipe, some elbow joints, braces
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.
Honestly, would you take a second look at these two dining side chairs if you came across them on CL or at the GW? If you think they looked rough on the outside, they looked even WORSE on the inside. Check