It's no secret that we all have pieces in our homes that we once loved and now are just tired of looking at. Maybe they're tucked away in a closet because we feel guilty about tossing them just yet, or they're still out because you've yet to buy a replacement piece, or maybe they're in the Goodwill pile in your guest room (Guilty.). But sometimes all it takes is a glimmer of potential to renew your love of something. Like, oh, say maybe a plain ceramic lamp.
Two things I look for in an outdoor project: inexpensive and with a modern look. This bird feeder constructed out of reclaimed lamp globes fits the bill on both counts, and manages to defy gravity all at the same time – want to know the secret to making your own?
A home isn't complete without art on the walls but let's face it: art can be expensive, not to mention the potential cost of framing said pieces. If your bare walls are screaming out for a little art lovin', we've got a DIY solution that'll make a big impact on your space - not your wallet!
With a budget dedicated to the practical essentials, splurging on original art or custom framing wasn't really an option for Jordan Ferney, a...
If you were faced with this existing entertainment center and wanted to use it with that sleek TV, what would you do? After a splurge on the perfect television, one DIY-er had to get creative with her existing furniture and make it work.
Sometimes, and idea can be so easy and so great that I find myself wondering how the rest of us missed doing it ourselves. Take, for instance, a pendant light that has been spruced up by some simple (and free) materials.
First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables. Holy cow!
When I first saw this project, I was instantly in love with the idea of a cork bath mat. I love the natural look, the simplicity, and the comfort factor. I was even more in love with the fact that I could make it myself with only three supplies, and you can too.
Now I was determined to repurpose some of them (the clean ones of course) and make something out of the ordinary. Yes, I'm bored of the usual pen stand/seedling planter ideas. Read on...
I sometimes feel like my bedroom gets the most makeovers in our entire house, and it usually starts with a new headboard. But don't let that old one go curbside; it has another calling in life.
What do you do with your paper cups? It turns out they are not only for holding beverages.
When one gal had spare PVC in her backyard after installing a sprinkler system, she turned excess into success.
There are a million different cleaning products on the market all vying for a spot in your supply closet, not to mention a chunk of your budget. But before you bring home the next new wonder spray, consider these three money-saving cleaning must-haves: they're widely available, kid and pet friendly, and cheap, cheap, cheap!
Faced with the challenge of turning a sunroom into a cozified bedroom on a $200.00 budget, Young House Love thought of an ingenious way to convert three Ikea end tables into a sharp, modern headboard with $20.00 and stuff lying around the house. See how they did it.
I have to admit two things. One, I've been meaning to make one of these, and two, I've been a smug one at Goodwill when I discover some of these ornate looking frames are really plastic under some tricky wood grain effect. Once I tap and hear the hollow, I toss it back like its got the plague. But for this reuse project, it honestly doesn't matter.
You've seen these clunky monsters at Goodwill, garage sales, or possibly in your own basement. I've got to say, I never saw this coming. These sturdy, state of the art play kitchens are some of the best examples of furniture re-use I've ever seen. See what I mean...