This flea market find was in dire need of some TLC. Fortunately, it landed in just the right hands! Ready for the after? Read… Continue Reading
It's no secret that I'm obsessed with wrapping paper and ribbon (Remember my closet? And yes, it still looks the same, only now it has even more wrapping paper... and about three times as much ribbon!). One of my favorite go-to, wrap-it-in-a-pinch, easy peasy gift wrapping strategies is the no-fail "brown paper package tied up with string" approach. The best string to use in such a case? Baker's twine. It's got just enough pizazz to keep things looking pulled together and charming. There's only one problem: it can get pretty dang expensive. So, what's a crafty gift wrapping fiend to do? Make her… Continue Reading
When I'm not losing a pair of sunglasses to life, I'm losing them to scratches. I am awful at keeping them in a case or pouch while they're not on my head! That means they're in my purse, banging around and scraping up against whatever happens to be floating around in my bag that day. I just couldn't find a pouch that fit my requirements, but then I saw this sweet project idea to make my… Continue Reading
Killer b admits that she is impatient and cheap. I will add that she's also very clever. My proof? Her $140 sliding barn door design, and that's INCLUDING the hardware, which can be very expensive all on its own. How'd she do it? Well, first she… Continue Reading
First up: our tricked-out tricycle makeover:
Last week, we showed you how to give a thrift store lamp base a quick and easy update but what if it's not the base that needs help? If you have a lamp with a shade that's seen better days consider treating it to this easy no-sew… Continue Reading
We've all seen them; they're at every yard sale and garage sale across the globe: plain, boring, or otherwise uninteresting pieces of furniture. But if there's one thing to be learned from our many Makeover Monday posts, it's this: think twice before you pass them up! With a little creativity and skill, the potential to transform those forgotten pieces is virtually… Continue Reading
So you LOVE blue Mason jars, but don't have the cash to run to your nearest antique store to buy any. OR you LOVE the idea of colored glass but just not blue glass. No worries. Craftberry Bush teaches us how to dye any old clear glass jar rescued from the recycling into any color we desire. The cool thing is, we probably have… Continue Reading
Ahhh, the 80s: the decade where style went to die. Also, the decade when this bathroom was first imagined, complete with a pastel pink, blue, and white color scheme. Hold on to this image for a moment before you check out the "After" of this unbelievable makeover, because really, it's pretty unbelievable. Okay. Ready?… Continue Reading
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
The folks at Ace Hardware are going to help you out with a few DIY project this week: they're letting us give away a $100 gift card! Read on to find out how to enter to win (it's quick and free!).
But before you do that, make sure to check out Chris's post on the top five essential DIY tools under $20; what are your essential DIY tools?
How To Enter to Win:
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Not only does this post include a 'before and after', it also includes a tutorial on how to make concrete counter tops! How's that for double duty?? First the before and after. Pictured above is a shot of Jessie's kitchen from about 2 years ago when she first moved in to her house. Below is what it looks like now, complete with shiny new DIYed concrete counter… Continue Reading