We've all seen a lampshade or two like this at an estate sale or thrift store, and just passed it by. Let's face it, these shades aren't the cutest, but there is an easy way to take these lampshades from dated to trendy. Want to know how? Continue Reading
I stumbled across this great little cross-stitch piece, it turns a bland old drum shade into to fab decor feature and better still when illuminated highlights the constellations. Head on over to download the FREE pattern guide and get stitching!
The kitchen in this lofty downtown Minneapolis condo had a lot going for it, including a spectacular view. However, it was a bit sterile, and the kitchen was laid out in such a way that all seated guests had their backsContinue Reading
There is a windchill of -4 degrees fahrenheit right now here in Boston, and the temperature throughout much of the rest of the U.S. has plummeted to record lows. And we're only part way through the winter! So I thought today would be the perfect day to share some easy ways to make your home more cozy and inviting this winter.
I'm really all about gold-leafing this holiday season. Actually, I'm really all about gold-leafing all the time. I love to shine up lots of household items and this lampshade is one of the prettiest gold-leafing projects I've seen!
I'm almost done decorating around the house for the holidays, but I need one more thing that I can put on the mantle before I call it 'done'. As usual, I'm looking for something minimal and not overly Christmas-y, and I think I found the perfect project to fit that description - DIY porcelain tree luminaries. Continue Reading
I had this old outdoor light fixture taking up space in the garage just waiting to be converted into an indoor, decorative lantern. So simple, the project took about an hour to finish, not including drying time for the spray paint. To start a conversion like this, a little reverse engineering is in order. Just figureContinue Reading
I love this makeover idea for transforming a ho-hum plastic lamp shade into some statement lighting! Continue Reading
I've always loved the pretty warm glow of white christmas lights. They're festive without being over-the-top. And it turns out that you can use them in all kinds of different ways. Check out my ten favorite alternative string light display ideas after the jump.
Craft celebrity Mark Montano shows his brilliance with this drinking straw lamp. It's made of about 500 drinking straws, 1 plug-in light fixture with a chandelier-bulb-sized socket, and (get this)Continue Reading
I came up with this idea one night while watching Project Runway. Designer Justin LeBlanc created a hot glue embellished dress, and I wanted to turn that technique into a decorative holiday project for the home. The process was super simple, super affordable, and I totally love how they turned out. Let's make some!
My mouth dropped open when I ran across this project; it's pretty darn genius. There is a certain wintery elegance about these lanterns, and they give off the perfect amount of warm cozy light when the candles are lit inside. These would make the perfect gift. Click through to find out more about these elegant little beauties.