Televisions are a reality for most people, but that doesn't change the fact that they're not the prettiest thing to look at. There are ways to camouflage them, however, so they don't look like the center of the space. So today we're sharing ten clever ways to hide or disguise them.
The front wall of our living room needed something. It was just begging for an accent wall, but we weren't sure what sort of material. Until we found Timberchic, a company that creates reclaimed wood specifically to be placed on the wall. It would lend a bit of a rustic feel to a space desperately searching for an identity, and some much-needed textural interest. Click through to find out how it turned out - and to learn how to do it yourself.
Erin used humble brass macrame rings to make this striking wall art. Although she used 12 - 8" rings for a rectangular effect, it could be adapted to different configurations to fit just about any
Televisions aren't a necessity, but most bedrooms and living rooms have them. You can equip your living space with one, but still hide it with a clever and cool option like one of these below!
Sometimes woodworking seems intimidating, even for the best DIYer. But that doesn't have to be the case - there are plenty of easy projects out there that include great instructions. Here are ten of our favorite DIY accent tables made with wood.
I don't know about your favorite thrift store, buy mine is LOADED with wooden bowls and canisters and stuff. Honestly, I don't spend much time in that aisle. After seeing Amy's wooden bowl makeover I just might be making a beeline for that particular aisle on my next visit. Some inexpensive gold leaf, glue, Martha's patterning tape, and a soft-bristle brush is all you need. And...
Cassie had the fantastic opportunity to partner up with the IKEA Home Tour Squad recently in an effort to breathe new life into her bonus room (aka: kids' space). The room was already anchored by her IKEA sectional. A LIATORP t.v. storage cabinet was added to tame the entertainment area (featured in the video
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
When Amy spotted West Elm's Plank Coffee Table--pictured above--on their website ($999), she had to have one. But she also realized she could make one using pallet wood for a fraction of the cost. With her detailed
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...
We've all got a few devices near the TV. From cable boxes, to blu-ray players, to streaming devices, it can get a bit cluttered. This minimalist cover looks like the perfect simple solution!
It always surprises me when I see a throw pillow that costs more than $100, and it happens surprisingly often. But there are plenty of wonderful, more affordable options out there. Here are twenty colorful pillows that are sure to freshen up your home for spring without breaking the bank.
When Jessica spotted Anthropologie's Swing Shelf ($108), she knew she could DIY one for a fraction of the cost. She did...and for only $25. Supplies were minimal and included some sisal rope, some copper
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
As my new office space started coming together, I realized I had a very large blank wall that needed some major artwork. On the opposing wall, I have a small trio of frames, so I didn't want to do the same on the big wall. But I didn't want just one big image either. So I did what we all do, I searched the internets for some inspiration. One product popped up from Umbra (pictured above) that caught my attention immediately. The 30" x 26 1/2" configuration would be perfect photographs that hold a special place in my heart but have yet found a special place enlarged on my walls.
The store-bought version costs a very reasonable $20, but I knew I could make one for next to nothing. Which I did. Actually, I made two
This living room was dark, closed and uninspired. And after losing her husband to cancer, what owner Lucy needed most was a bright, inviting fresh start. Click through to check out the inspiring makeover that designer Jenny Komenda did to help Lucy embark on a new chapter in her life.
I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw how easy this table was to make. Why didn't I think of using MDF for something like this?! Totally genius. And totally doable. I have a feeling you're going to want to make a million and one coffee tables when you see how this one turned out!
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.
Sandra lives in an 1871 farmhouse, so when it was time to furnish her formal living room she decided to keep it refined--as formal living rooms quite often are--but she also kept true to the room's historical shell, populating it with rustic elements as well. Since she's only lived in her home for under a year, the before didn't look very lived-in, but from the photo above, you can see what