Every nursery needs a dresser/changing table/statement piece, am I right? When putting together our daughter's nursery, I knew that I wanted something unique, but still simple. I found an old white dresser at a local flea market, and gave it a few coats of coral paint. Instant gratification, but it was still missing something.
It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.
Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate the season. The greatContinue Reading
There's just an indescribable feeling when projects you've been working on are finally finished. That's exactly how I feel with our nursery. It's absolutely my favorite room I've ever been in. It turned out just like I wanted and I can't wait for you to see! Ya just gotta look.
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When serving cheese to guests, there are many ways to label the different varieties. But what could be more efficient than using the serving tray itself to label the cheeses? So I went for it. Keep reading to find out how to make your very own colorful chalkboard serving tray.
Feathers became popular a year or two ago, but lately they've been taking over the internet... it seems like every time I scroll down the page on Pinterest there's another feather-inspired piece. So I thought I'd share ten of my favorite feathery finds with all of you!
Artwork can take a room from good to great in a matter of minutes. But, if you're on a tight budget, it's not always a practical investment. So, while you're saving up for the pieces you really want, but can't yet afford, you can make your own large-scale artwork for just a few bucks. And you don't even need to have any skills in the art department to do it, although I'm sure you do. Continue Reading
I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own. Continue Reading
While not holiday-specific (which is a-okay in my book), this simple DIY garland can easily be customized to add a bit more holiday flair! Even some sparkly accents will bring this gemstone garland into the glitz and glamor of the season. Continue Reading
I don't know about you, but the arrival of autumn always makes me want to host dinner parties. And Thanksgiving is right around the corner, too. So I thought I would share some fun, easy and beautiful DIY projects perfect for fall entertaining.
Let's face it, a lot of furniture makeovers we see around here involve paint, even if the finish is in good condition. The finish of this antique wardrobe (aka chifforobe or chifferobe) that Tami picked up at a church sale for $15 wasn't. BUT! Did she paint it?? NO!Continue Reading
I have a rather large, seemingly endless roll of brown kraft paper, so I'm always on the lookout for fun ways to use it. I've been running across quite a few lately... here are ten of my favorites!
Halloween is just around the corner, and I realized that I didn't have a costume lined up for my puggle Charlie. Turns out there are tons of great tutorials floating around the internet! Here are ten totally adorable last minute DIY pet costumes.
Becky's laundry room looked like a lot of basement laundry rooms. Exposed cinderblock, pipes and wiring. Oh, my. But she and her hubby got all fancy with the pegboard and made her laundry space look amazing. She started the project by stenciling a piece of pegboard with (a mix of) leftover sample paintContinue Reading
With Halloween just one week away, I thought a pumpkin DIY would be the perfect weekend project to try. This isn't your typical painted pumpkin project though. This pumpkin DIY was inspired by the malachite trend that we've seen popping up a lot lately. And the end result is seriously gorgeous. Check it out. Continue Reading
If you don't already have a vase to display your fall blooms, then you absolutely need to check out this faux copper pipe vase by Oleander and Palm. While you could actually cut copper pipe and follow the same instructions, it's nice to know you can make something similar with half the effort (and tools!).Continue Reading