The leaves are falling, the temperature's dropping, and the weather is perfect for spending some time outdoors. If you're like me, you want your porch to be as inviting as the weather around you. Here are some of my favorite fall porch decorations to help get you in the season.
I like a properly matted and framed piece of artwork as much as anyone, but sometimes, it can be a little overkill. First off, it's expensive, especially for large pieces, and secondly, it doesn't always fit the style of the art. Framing a poster or screen print can often make the space feel more like a weird movie or record exec's office, rather that a home filled with awesome art.
Whenever I find any large, vintage art, I'm especially struck by the bold graphic design and aged colors and texture. For something like this, a classic frame would be way too expensive, and not the right fit, design-wise.
So, I took a cue from the classic pull-down maps of my elementary school classrooms, and created a simple way to hang it on the wall with a lot more character. This month we've been teaming up with our friends at True Value, my local neighborhood hardware store, and I think this project shows off how you can come up with a great, stylish-looking final project using simple materials and just a few tools.
How To: Make Your Own Stylishly Spooky Decorations with Vintage Halloween Printables
Vintage prints of animals and specimens definitely have a Halloween vibe so I decided, for my decor this year, to do a simple DIY using free vintage prints I found online. This post has the instructions on how to do this simple DIY project and a roundup of some sweet vintage Halloween prints for you to download and use.
If you're on the look out for good deals and unique finds for your home you should check out your local architectural salvage store or community ReStore. Here are some reasons why...
Can you have enough baskets? I don't think so. Here is a fun and easy way to upcycle those super inexpensive thrift store baskets you can find anywhere.
Is there anything more rewarding in the DIY world than using reclaimed materials to make something? Seriously. A dejected object on a layover to a landfill is spotted by a keen eye. The object is swooped up and turned into something marvelous, getting a second chance on life and love. (We should all be so lucky.) The reclaimed materials featured in these 20 projects were the main characters of such fairytales. They now act as inspiration to...
A few years ago, when my wife and I moved across the country, we had absolutely no idea if anyone would ever come visit us. Sure, we had strong relationships with family and friends, and we moved to a city with plenty of attractions for visitors, but the truth is: we just didn't know. We were far outside of driving distance, and cross-country air travel is an expensive investment. Both of our families had generations of firm roots in the Midwest, so it wasn’t just a location shift; it was a conceptual one too.
Good news: people came. They came for summer trips, for holidays, to spend time with us, and as a free launching pad for their own Pacific Northwest vacations. A few years later, they’re still coming. This summer alone, we’ve had no fewer than thirteen guests, with four more scheduled before the end of the year. We've become a little haven for folks exploring the mountains, the ocean, the waterfalls, the ancient forests, and the exceptional food and culture that Portland has to offer.
I don't know about you but I hate spending money on lamps. Don't get me wrong, I love a good lamp... they bring function, balance, and style to a space. I just don't understand why they're so expensive? The good news is that there are plenty of lamps taking up shelf space at your local thrift store for super cheap. Hopefully these projects will inspire you to make a stylish lamp for a fraction of the cost!
If you've recently visited a thrift store you know there are always tons of books available. Here are ten projects that might make you want to grab a few the next time you go.
The bones of this kitchen were really great. The kitchen is open to the living room, and just off the living room is a huge deck and beautiful backyard. The kitchen cabinets were not only in great condition but very custom. The only problem was the kitchen was a little outdated.
We've all seen our fair share of ugly ceiling light fixtures. We've also see our fair share of DIY ceiling light fixture cover ups. Here are six of our favorites, all of which can be adapted
With all the inspiration available these days, it's easier than ever to find a totally do-able DIY table project. From console tables to coffee tables to dining tables, it seems these projects all have one common denominator: hairpin legs. But where to buy hairpin legs? How much are they? Do they come in different sizes? Styles? Colors? Wonder no more, folks. We've scoured the internet and rounded up 12 sources for quality hairpin legs!
My son is starting to take piano lessons and we're trying to figure out how a piano fits into our home. Here are some inspiring interiors with pianos that prove a piano can be quite stylish in a home.
When Lindsay's dad spotted this end table at a garage sale, he knew he had to buy it for Lindsay to resurrect. To be sure, the little table was in rough shape. The veneer on the drawer fronts was peeling off, and the top
Eclectic style is defined by interiors with not only varied styles, but also a variety of eras, color palettes, and textures. It is a style where the goal is to look "collected" over time. An eclectic space can have more "splurges" for higher end pieces because the cost of the space is spread out over time...sometimes years. Today I'm going to recreate budget friendly versions of some of my favorite eclectic spaces to show you that these rooms can be accomplished affordably.