It's that time of the year... when everyone is talking about how to curb the clutter. But it's also the time of year when budgets are tight. So why not make your own storage containers to save a few bucks? Here are ten of our favorite DIY baskets, bins and boxes to help you get organized.
It's the first day of the new year, which means a whole lot of us are thinking about goals and resolutions for 2016. So, here's a typographic DIY sewing project that will help you remember those goals for the year.
I love this idea for transforming inexpensive curtains without having to break out a sewing machine or a paint brush. So what's the trick?
I can't be the only one who sits wrapped up in a blanket virtually all winter? There's just something so cozy about typing on the computer with a warm throw on your lap. If you're on the same page, then you'll love this super easy flannel blanket tutorial. It even has pom pom trim!
If I had to choose one DIY trend / technique that I never get tired of, it would have to be dyeing. Mostly because it's a very easy process that (truly) anyone can complete. Plus, the before and after transformation is generally pretty dramatic. There are lots of options when it comes to dyeing too, from traditional dyeing to over-dyeing to dip dyeing, etc.
The one that I've been most interested in as of late though is Shibori dyeing, which basically means shaping and securing the textile before placing in a dye bath. I've simplified the process to make it easy enough for even the most beginner level DIYer to handle, and used rubber bands to create interesting designs in a matter of minutes. Click through to see how the pillows turned out and do some last minute decorating before the holidays roll around.
Just in case you haven't seen the Target commercials, plaid is in. I don't really believe it ever went out of style but it definitely is taking center stage lately. Here are some fun ways pops of plaid can be added into your home and decor.
If "modern farmhouse" sounds like an oxymoron, take a gander at Lauren's recent bathroom re-do. She took a builder's vision and turned it into a cozy retreat worthy of any spa treatment. Particularly delightful is her use of textures. A
The throw blanket is the quintessential fall accessory. Aside from just keeping you warm, they also add a design element to any space. Here are 16 beautiful options that would fit any budget and they all come in under $100!
A little over a year ago we bought our home at an estate sale. We bought the house "as is." All the rooms in the house were about as bad and outdated as the above picture shows. This room had 40-year-old matted carpet, stained velvet damask wall paper, and an industrial sized burn-your-hand-off radiator...not to mention all sorts of other issues. Right when we bought the house we were in the process of adopting a 7-year-old boy, so we decided to focus "aesthetically" on the bedrooms and upstairs hallway. Most importantly our son needed a fun room in his forever home.
When autumn rolls around, there's nothing I like better than getting out all my chunky knits and soft woollen blankets in preparation for the cooler days ahead. But why stop there when you can add that snug feel to your home as well? Click through for 12 super cosy textile projects for fall and winter.
Interior designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt had a HUGE pallet with which to work when confronted with this bedroom. The odd thing is, in the "before" picture, it looks smaller. (Perhaps the furniture placement? The angle of the photograph? Both??) After, we see the room in all its square footage glory. Seriously, how many bedrooms are large enough
I love projects that use up a lot of old yarn that's been sitting in my closet for ages. There's something about making something pretty out of discarded materials that makes me happy. But enough about me... it's time to show you how to make this lovely wall hanging. Click through to find out more.
I’ll be the first to admit I have a lot of tote bags. In fact my drawers are filled with pretty much every colour, pattern and size imaginable.
But given that I throw everything into these bags as I run out the door including my gym clothes, craft glues and other items that I don’t want anywhere near my food, I thought it was high time I reserved a bag just for my fresh fruit and vegetables. Click through to grab the printable file and decorate a tote bag of your own!
Designer Nathan Turner's makeover of Mindy Kaling's office is profiled in the latest edition of Domino magazine, and it's complete with a big surprise. No, it's not the bold prints, bright colors, or that 'brave' wallpaper. It's...wait for it....an
The right textiles can be hard to find... matching colors can be difficult, and finding something in the right price range can be even harder. So why not make your own? Here are ten of our favorite easy sewing projects for the living room.
If you love to sew, you know that fabric can be prohibitively expensive. But here's some good news - there are inexpensive options out there, you just have to know where to find them. And that's where we come in. Here are 11 of our favorite affordable fabric websites.
For those who can't sew or for those who just don't feel like it, these 15 no-sew decor projects are must-tries. From windows to floors and everything in between, there's something
Leather and suede are fun materials to work with because they are thick and dense and have lovely textures. They do tend to be a bit pricey, however, so we've rounded up ten projects that require only small pieces.
Tonyia's sixteen year old son had stylistically outgrown his bedroom. The ubiquitous collections of trophies and posters populated the space before. After, the room is all grown up and unrecognizable! New millwork, including
Believe it or not, it's almost back to school time! And for many of you, that means heading back to an empty white college dorm room. Well there's no excuse to leave it that way because we have ten easy, colorful DIY projects to dress up your dorm room.