Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn'tContinue Reading
Elizabeth shows us how to brighten up plain linens just in time for spring. Her easy 3-step process will make anyone look like an appliqué pro in no time. The secret, of course, is Heat n' Bond, which should be in every DIYer's arsenal ofContinue Reading
The dining room, the space in the center of the photo above, was bare and plain with a box-like feel and zero personality. But with just a few simple changes, the new space has character galore. Click through to see the gorgeous final result.
The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading
I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading
Now that the holidays are over, it's a good time to make a few fun changes to the kitchen. Don't worry, I'm not talking major renovations here - just small, easy projects that won't take you more than an hour to finish. Here are ten of my favorites.
This DIY transfer technique can be used on nearly anything from tea towels to t-shirts and you won't need a special kind of iron on paper either. Just some simple wax paper will do the trick, making this DIY easy and inexpensive.
If you're wanting to give a handmade gift this year, but hate starting from scratch, this is the project for you! The gift givee will be so blown away by the beauty of this throw that they won't even realize you didn't make the whole thing!
Using a simple grid as a guide, you can turn a sheet of EVA foam into a cross-stitch patterned stamp to create your own printed textiles! Continue Reading
Burlap is one of those materials that I always forget about, but it's really quite versatile. And it's especially prevalent this time of year. Here are ten super creative ways to decorate your home with burlap this holiday season.
I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here's a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.
Mandi's 16-year-old sister-in-law had an enviable bedroom before its recent makeover because of its size. (There's space enough for a sitting/dressing area and a sleeping area.) After its makeover, that envy just might have turned to covet. In addition to fresh paint and thrifted items, Mandi went all DIY over it. There are a lot of highlights here, including a vintageContinue Reading
Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looksContinue Reading
Tea towels provide a great opportunity to add some artwork to the kitchen - the perfect way to infuse a bit of character into your space. Here are ten of my favorite DIY tea towel projects; make one for yourself, or make a whole batch as hostess gifts for all the holiday parties you'll undoubtedly soon be invited to.
This bland bedroom had tons of unrealized potential - moody dark walls, lots of light and beautiful wood flooring. But it just wasn't there yet. But with a number of small, do-able changes, the space was transformed into an inspired urban retreat.
Based upon her dream bedroom wishes, I'm guessing Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. You can tell from what her bedroom looked like before that she certainly has an eye for design. A lot of people--teenage or otherwise--would LOVE a bedroom that looked like that. But, as I said, Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. Plus, she was getting older and her tastes were getting even more refined. Step in her very talentedContinue Reading
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this year. Continue Reading