This dining table was well-made, but the finish had worn out its welcome. Its makeover included a refinish in a darker stain. The slipcovered pair are new IKEA Henriksdal chairs while the other two were rescued from a neighbor's trash. A coatContinue Reading
Felt used to remind me of grade school craft projects. Until I realized that it's an incredibly versatile material that can be used to make everything from coasters to decorative pillows to garlands! Here are ten of my favorite projects using felt and wool.
This $5 yard sale find languished a couple of years in an attic. Then, in a fit of brilliance, its owner—while playing LEGOS with the kiddo—decided to turn it into a LEGO table. A perfect addition to any playroom. Of course, thatContinue Reading
My friend Britany has a hard time getting rid of things. She's not a hoarder by any means, and her home is actually quite clean and clutter-free. But it is full of beat up, hand-me-down pieces of furniture that she got in college. (And, though I wasn't there, likely weren't all that attractive when they were new). Case in point? This chair, in all its early 90s green-and-cranberry glory.Continue Reading
What do you do with a dilapidated indoor pool? Turn the whole space into a light-filled studio space, of course! Continue Reading
The problem with rounding up a bunch of images of great-looking dorm rooms is many on the interweb aren't real. I mean, they're real in that there are walls, windows, beds, bedding, etc. in the vignettes, but they don't look like most you'd see in the real world. For instance, take a look at this image courtesy of IKEA. Pretty, yes, but an actual dorm roomContinue Reading
Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with sinks. Here are ten of my favorite DIY projects using copper, galvanized and even PVC pipe.
Time to update some summer projects. First is the leggy petunia problem. As you might remember, when we last left them, they were shorn down to about 2" stalks. After three weeks and a coupleContinue Reading
I stumbled across this product, while not strictly a DIY project, it's certainly DIYable. All you need are some wooden offcuts and a saw, choose your angle and cut a groove 70% of the way through, presto, instant photo block, perfect for showcasing your printing Instagrams.