In the interior design world, a vignette is a small grouping of items arranged artfully on a table, shelf or mantle. Creating a vignette is an easy and affordable way to infuse some of your own unique style into a space. So go grab a few of your favorite vases, candles, books and knick knacks and let's get… Continue Reading
The midcentury modern desk Lindsay found on Craigslist looked to be in great condition. The before picture is more pinkish beige than the blonde we're used to when considering such pieces,… Continue Reading
Let's say you find an old piece of furniture at your local thrift store: it has great bones but the finish has seen better days (sound familiar?). You know you can do something awesome with it, but what? All-over paint? A new stain? Boring!
Instead, bring it back to life with this colorful, pattern-tastic DIY idea from ModCloth! Whether you choose to go bold or keep it subtle, this technique allows for nearly infinite customization and creativity. Ready to get started?… Continue Reading
Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with sinks. Here are ten of my favorite DIY projects using copper, galvanized and even PVC… Continue Reading
As a kid growing up in the 80's, I most certainly did not use neon subtly. But now that it's 2013 and neon is back, it's important to use it sparingly. Here are ten ways to utilize these bright colors without overwhelming your… Continue Reading
Plywood is inexpensive, easy to use and extremely versatile. I've rounded up several easy to make projects covering simple decor accents through attractive storage solutions. Many of them can be cut to size at your local hardware store, so even those with modest woodworking skills should be able to attempt… Continue Reading
I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I swear I'll be better the next time.
Painting furniture is an easy and affordable way to give it a quick makeover, but after decades of facelifts, sometimes you gotta get rid of the paint and start as freshly as possible. This mini-dresser has been mine for an eternity, but now it's time to pass along to my daughter Eleanor for her new adopted bedroom on… Continue Reading
Sometimes it's nice to do an easy project. One of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that doesn't take two weeks to finish. So today I wanted to share some simple IKEA hacks with you - everything from garden torches to kitty litter hideaways to pendant… Continue Reading
When I bought this sweet little yellow bistro table a couple years back, I loved it. It was the perfect size for romantic meals under the sky. Then, after the first season, the paint on all three pieces started peeling. See?
I touched it up, with yellow, but I couldn't keep up with the weathering. By the end of the second season, the cheery yellow had turned sickly, powdery yellow. When this spring rolled around I considered replacing the set with something new. That notion lasted about a minute,… Continue Reading
Whether you're looking for a temporary coffee table or just an affordable DIY option, you'll want to give this Mid-Century Modern inspired version a… Continue Reading