There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.
Got any confetti left over from your New Years eve celebration? No? No biggie. Any party store will have more. And you probably already have on hand the rest of the supplies you'll need to make this crazy cute and clever decorative bowl. JulietaContinue Reading
I've always said that if I were ever lucky enough to open my home to a celebrity designer for a free makeover, I'd welcome Jeff Lewis with open arms. In second place just might be Nate Berkus.* Last month he did a kitchen for a young family in Kansas City in partnershipContinue Reading
Forget using your hand to make a turkey--that was so last century. Now use that incredibly useful appendage to explore drawing in 3-D. The process is much simpler than you might imagine, but the outcome is kinda mind-blowing, especially when considering all it takes to do itContinue Reading
A few months ago, I used a metal shelving system from Sauder to tame some of the clutter in my workspace. Now that I've moved to a new place, I've found a couple new uses for this same exact shelf, and I'm happy to share the results.
I have to be honest: never in a million years would I have looked at an aluminum baseball bat and thought "Hey, that would make an awesome light!". But, someone did and you know what? They were right! Continue Reading
If you didn't know it by now, you can do amazing things with clay, and these colorful coasters by Oh Joy are proof! In less than an hour you can have a bright new addition to your coffee/dinner tables that would look great all year long. And if you've never worked with clay before, don't sweat it-- this project is the perfect place to start.
These would also be great to make if you're hosting guests on NewContinue Reading
This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading
Folding tables are typically all function, no form. They're usually pretty ugly, but they get the job done and can be stored in a closet when not in use. But this DIY idea aims to bring style to the basic folding table and the results are pretty great. You'll have to click through to see what I mean.
When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading