Have you ever bought a piece of furniture that you think is going to work perfectly and it just doesn't? No worries, we have all been there. You are in good company. The homeowners of this living room bought an antique cabinet to hold their television. They had a sectional and their "small cabinet" thinking was the right thing. When they brought it home and put it against the empty wall it just looked smaller. Here is how we solved the problem of making the cabinet and empty wall work for their living room.
Jen fell in love the moment she first saw Restoration Hardware's wood and steel console, which is pictured above. Employing simple metal connectors used in the construction trade, Jen was able to recreate the console at a fraction of the cost. (I'm guessing here, because Jen doesn't actually mention how much the project cost, but the RH inspiration clocks in at between $1195 and
Becky Lamb gets it: no matter what some people may say, crafting stuff out of wood pallets will continue to be popular. Her love of the humble shipping staple started a long time ago with a DIY shelf. Her love affair has culminated into a complete book packed with 25+ rustic projects using them, and they just might be the inspiration you need to finally start making stuff out of those pallets you've...
Everyone loves to see bathroom makeovers. You know, the bathrooms that are completely gutted and completely reconfigured. Those bathrooms are fun and completely "pinnable" but for many are not attainable for many different reasons. This bathroom is pretty bad and very outdated. It was actually considered livable before the toilet, faucets, and that random turn dial light switch were taken out. In this bathroom makeover, everything you see besides the wallpaper, stayed in the bathroom. We refinished every surface and believe me, it does not look the same...
Nancy nabbed this forlorn bar cart for $15 at a garage/estate sale. She saw its potential and gave it a glamourous makeover. It started with a good cleaning, then she covered the cool gold-speckled wheels
I'm on the fence on this first one. On one hand, it's fabulously quirky, but on the other hand, it looks a bit more spring-y than Christmas-y. But the NEXT one??
Maybe its my love of the outdoors or maybe its my love of vintage, but I love a good lantern. I have always been drawn to these at flea markets and antique stores and they are a great way to add a little vintage to your decor. Here is how you can turn a vintage (or new) kerosene lamp into a lamp.
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.
This makeover comes with a lesson: No matter how bad a piece of wood furniture looks, it can be resurrected. Sure, it might take some repairing, replacing, and stripping, but it can be done. Most people might have balked, thinking the dresser was a hopeless cause as the finish was peeling, the wood was chipped, and parts were missing altogether
How cool would it be to be a professional LEGO builder? Fun? Probably. Easy? Probably not. That's because companies like Bright Bricks ("THE professional LEGO building company") have to keep topping themselves, building whatever is floating around in a customer's imagination like a full-size Santa, sleigh and reindeer and even a working--yes, working--jet engine. In comparison, a
After spotting this idea on random roundups without links to the original project, I decided to go on a how-to hunt. Turns out the Bubble Lampshade tutorial comes form Lydia Pudel and the technique, although easy enough, involves more than just
For some people spooky only happens at Halloween and for others its art. Here are some decor and interiors that make "spooky" and "quirky" stylish.
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.
In a design world where all white interiors are the trend, these dark and moody interiors stand out as unique. If you are feeling moody lately check out these stylish dark interiors.
I love vintage furniture but it can be expensive unless you know where to look. In the search of items for my home, I am more likely to stop at an estate sale than a garage sale or thrift store. I have found the "finds" at an estate sale to be more consistent. If you are wanting to find some interesting decor and stylish vintage pieces make a stop at a local estate sale. Here are 10 common things you will more than likely find there.
I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray
Pipes are one of those versatile materials that can be used in so many different ways... for lighting, furniture and even jewelry storage! Click through to check out ten of our favorite DIY projects using the hardware store classic.
Occasionally, it's tough to find frames or art to fill up a giant space on the wall. Enter: The Tapestry. There are millions and millions of options (you can even have one printed from your own image!) and they don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are 16 of my faves for under $75!
It's that time of year to shift into cozy mode. And, for me, cozy goes hand in hand with rustic, so that's the thread that runs through all these fall decor ideas to
Jessica from Mom 4 Real turned a secondhand iron bench into a sweet French country accent piece with, in her words, "very little effort." All it took was a