Now here's an idea I can get behind! I drive through an industrial part of town almost everyday, and I always pass a trailor filled to the brim with remnants of granite. This sidetable is a great project to make with all those leftovers!
We love small space container gardening in the Curbly neighborhood. Whether they're full of flowers, herbs, or vegetables, we don't care. Just so long as they're clever, good looking, practical and DIYable, which
First, a bit of a digression just for shiggles... A few weeks ago I was at my local Goodwill and I spotted a crystal ring holder. Now, I'm not one for crystal, but there was something about this particular piece that caught my eye, even though it was in need of a good wash. I picked it up, checked the bottom, and, yowza, it sported a Waterford stamp. A quick
Our neighborhood preschool is a goldmine of childhood magic. It's a special place that brings families together; an emblem of our community's commitment to children.
This year, for National Painting Week, our friends at Sherwin-Williams encouraged us to seek out a community-based project. We were thrilled, because doing more of this sort of work has long been one of our goals. We instantly knew our beloved preschool would be the perfect candidate. The power of paint would be transformative, helping improve a space that does so much for children and families. Read on to hear all about it.
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
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.
When Lauren found her dream dresser at Room & Board, it came with a nightmare price tag. At $1,599, it might make a lot of people balk. Not deterred, Lauren turned to IKEA's TARVA dresser to bring her dream dresser
I'm a sucker for a beautiful pattern or print and do my best to have art in every room in my home. Art doesn't have to just be on the walls; it's in the pillows, the throw blankets, and the table linens. It's everywhere! I've rounded up a few of my favorite graphic prints that could give a facelift to any space!
When we bought our house the above room was the previous owners little girl's room... in the 1970s. Everything had to go in this room – especially the air conditioning duct running up the corner wall. This bedroom, for now, is our guest bedroom, and I think you'll be amazed at how it turned out.
Perfect for Mother's Day, this bath shelf couldn't be easier--and quicker--to construct. Doesn't hurt that the outcome is completely charming. A pine board and a couple of drawer handles are the main components. Some masking tape
Copper is on trend and here to stay for a while. You've seen it on computers, desk accessories, pendant lights, jewelry, and so many more home decor accessories that I can't think to name. I'm currently digging this copper take on a traditional midcentury modern-style planter. Check it out!
I believe in color and pattern in the home. From pillows to throws to curtains and even the napkins on the table, patterns are important! I've rounded up 20 items of beautiful decor from my favorite shops ranging from the cheapest at $20 to the most expensive (a rug!) under $400!!! Check them out!
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...
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
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!
Embracing Simplicity: DIY Ceiling Light Fixture Revamp Using Earth Magnets and a Barrel Shade
There are just a few incidentals left to complete, and then my home office will be finished. (I get a little giddy just thinking about it.) The hard stuff-building, painting, staining, and sanding is done. Now it's just a matter of making things look pretty.
One of those things is the room's ceiling fixture. I haven't seen any (excuse the expression, but it fits) boob light revamps on the interweb that hides their appearance.
Although I did see one project that suggested making a pretty bra (made of beads) for the thing. Yeah, that wasn't going to happen. It still looked like a boob light--just ready for some action. Okay, I'm getting off track.
So! I had also seen a bunch of projects where the makers removed the glass part of the fixture and wired up a barrel shade to the original flange of the old fixture through which they drilled holes.
The outcome looked okay, but, because they had to leave room for their fingers to do the wire-twisting, the shades couldn't be flush to the ceiling--something I wanted. However, if the makers
Most people think of the mudroom as the dumping ground for backpacks, muddy shoes, and mail. But it can still be pretty! Try accessorizing the space with one (or more!) of these cool & colorful pieces!
Talk about a lesson in perseverance. When Serena snagged this marvelous MCM chair at a thrift store for $7, she had no idea what she was in for. After stripping the entire thing, she discovered the chair's back and body were constructed of two different types of wood. Then Serena had issues with
I will admit that pastel colors are not my favorite so when Pantone revealed the two colors of the year it challenged me a little. I do have this theory that black can make any color awesome so it was the first thought in my head when trying to style with these colors. Here are three spaces that show you how you can style Rose Quartz and Serenity with good old fashioned black.