When you're tight on space, sometimes the room you do have needs to pull double duty, like in the case of this office-turned-guestroom! Continue Reading
Today in the U.S. we are celebrating Independence Day, or as my English brother-in-law might say, the day 'We were freed of them." But be that as it may, I thought I might take the opportunity to find some modern red, white and blue interiors, because, let's face it, oftentimes that particular color combination stirs up images of country. Not so forContinue Reading
I've been looking for fun, yet functional night light for our toddlers room and stumbled across this DIY low wattage birdhouse lamp. Add a bit of quirk to any room, or group them together to create a feature wall. Get the full instructions below.
This mid-century dining set had a lot of cosmetic issues, but good bones. And priced at just $40 at a yard sale, it was worth trying to bring it back to it's former glory. It's amazing what some sanding and a whole lot of elbow grease can get you. Continue Reading
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My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother.
It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.
For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some love and some Moroccan spice.Continue Reading
I love these super simple, modern floating shelves from Happinest. They're a great way of using up scraps and offcuts and by mixing and matching the grains and stains you can create unique and organic sculptural elements.
We recently moved and have been on the hunt for all kinds of furniture. I've been searching for the perfect dining table for months now, and haven't been successful in finding The Table. I've decided it's easier to build my own and here are five tutorials that are inspiring me!
I'm going through a bit of a cloud phase at the moment, it's probably because in this part of the world we're heading towards winter, which means darker days and clouds somehow remind me of summer and brighten my day just a little.
I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they're cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots, though! Continue Reading
Yes, maybe this color palette was on trend... at one time. But its owner decided it was time for a change. A drastic one. See how this dining room was transformed into a light, airy and inviting new place to eat.