I am kind of obsessed with home design. Ever since I've had a place to myself, I've used my downtime to do something with the house. And creating something out of a mass of rejects is usually my weapon of choice.
Other than a few key pieces of furniture, everything at my place is always either a DIY project, has undergone a makeover, or been picked up second-hand. I think it's a genetic defect to not be able to accept a mass-produced product without letting it suffer through a rebirth.
When we moved into my now-apartment, I immediately knew I wanted a statement wall for my bedroom and everything else could happen around it. So I painted it. Hated it. Repainted it. Googled for inspiration. Came up with nothing. Thought some more. Questioned why the universe was conspiring against me. And then I knew what I had to do.
Stamping. And that's how I… Continue Reading
This makeover is quite the head-scratcher. It looks so different after, it could be a picture of some other space altogether. (The only thing that looks familiar is the window.) That's because celebrity designer Candice Olsen not only made over the kitchen, she also knocked out two of its walls,… Continue Reading
Sometimes you see a $2 basket at a yard sale that is not quite what you are looking for, and you buy it anyway because it's only two dollars. Then you take it home and add your own DIY spin to it and you're all set. That's what happened with this DIY basket idea. The transformation is a pretty colorful… Continue Reading
A hanging planter made of neon cord? Cool. But a hanging planter made of neon cord and drinking straws? Very cool. The pearlescent… Continue Reading
We've seen chairs used as tables before, but Cathy really thought outside the box for this redo. She had a client with a coastal style that was in need of an end table, but when she saw this worn bamboo chair, something clicked. She decided, in classic Tim Gunn vernacular, to make it work.… Continue Reading
Back in 2010 Brooke made herself a home office. But she didn't use it for an office. Mostly it was a 'catch-all room,' and the clutter was driving her NUTS. So she did what every good DIYer does. She made it over again, but this time she made it into a room she knew she'd use: a sitting room. It started with painting the walls. Brooke's FIRST pick was Behr's Gray Shimmer,… Continue Reading
In my book, the weekends are made for do-it-yourself projects, especially if they're fun and easy. So, I've rounded up seven of my favorite tutorials to kick off the weekend. Included on the list is a DIY dartboard, a frosted glass DIY, a new use for tin cans, and… Continue Reading
Allison must be one of the most tenacious DIYers on the planet. Proof of that assertion is exhibited in her makeover of this sad little end table. Allison decided to strip the white paint off of it only to find that the top was made out of a laminate-type product. But the sides? Those… Continue Reading
The floral trend is big in the fashion world these days, and it is quickly moving into home decor as well. And after a long, cold winter, these colorful patterns feel cheerful and incredibly inviting. Here are ten ways to jump on the botanical… Continue Reading