Leather is an underutilized material when it comes to DIY projects for the home, but it's also one of the most versatile ones... so today we're sharing some ideas to inspire you to use more of it around the house. Here are ten simple ways to incorporate leather into your home. (And if you're not into leather for ethical reasons, please note that most of these projects can be done with vegan leather too!).
Everybody starts their morning with coffee or some other caffeinated beverage. But where do the filters go? I love this easy project that keeps them neatly folded and ready to use!
We'd had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy's Kitchen Makeover.
Today, let’s talk about the walls. Our kitchen had a very, um, "interesting" design. The walls were painted a light peachy pink, with a green vine wallpaper border at the top (I removed that as soon as we moved in). And it has been left that way for over...
As a pet owner, I can tell you that I try to give my dog the best. And this dog bowl stand is just that. Created from a thrifted table, this is the perfect little gift for your beloved furry friend!
Even if we have no need for a room divider, we could tuck Ama's creation behind a sofa for a spectacular wall art effect. Made of inexpensive plywood and 1" x 2" lumber, the divider is an easy build
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.
I am pro horse shoe decor. They're perfectly rustic, but still edgy enough to fit with a modern aesthetic. I'm currently crushing on cabins and how to decorate them and this cool horseshoe hack is definitely one to pin away for later!
We've rounded up one hundred IKEA hacks that prove you can have champagne tastes on a beer budget. Each of these hacks illustrates the power of transformation - basic warehouse pieces are cleverly altered in beautiful ways that make them feel custom. This round up has me feeling like Aladdin on a magic carpet ride - so come along with me! I can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder, over, sideways and under on a magic IKEA hack...
High praise to Mandi who transformed a simple wooden bowl (one of the 50 secondhand things we NEVER pass up) into one of the most beautiful planters we've ever seen. Ingeniously, she used wooden ring holders as legs. The adaption just might catch on
IKEA has long been a great source for inexpensive home wares, and people have been creating hacks out of those products for almost as long. And some of those hacks are so unique that it's difficult to tell they're even IKEA products. Click through to check out ten of our favorite such hacks.
Susan's experience of flipping a house was--in her words--priceless. And even though she didn't make a lot of money on the home in which this kitchen is located, she had a buyer within 5 days of putting it on the market. It's not surprising, considering the transformation
Turning a bamboo (or any wooden) bowl or plate into a pendant light couldn't be easier when we follow along with Kristi Murphy's
In the market for a new bed? Would you consider building your own bed? Here are ten DIY beds that seriously anyone can make.
Rustic style can be très chic, even though it often involves wood... the key is to combine it with a variety of materials to create unique combinations. And today we're going to show you how to do that, with this reclaimed wood candle sconce for your wall. Keep reading to check out the simple tutorial.
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...
Tiny home aficionado Derek Diedricksen built this off-the-grid, 8' x '8 "reading" cabin in Vermont for just $300. He was able to keep the price tag so low by using recycled parts. The front deck was made using an abandoned
We love having guests over for long weekend visits. And now that we have a guestroom, I throw out the invite to family and friends regularly! Prep your guestroom or patio with one of these gorgeous daybeds that are either made from scratch or just include simple and cheap updates!
Okay, this might currently be my favorite thing on the web this week! I love a good woodworking project and this lovely side table might be just the thing someone like a beginner could dip their toes into!
You've got the floor pillows, the cozy blankets, but what about the low floor table??? Enjoy your meals on the ground in style with this super easy DIY project! No woodworking skill required!
If you have a couple of bored kiddos on your hands who are "over" their usual summer activities, then this 5 minute DIY tent is the answer to your prayers. Not only is it as cute as a button, it's foldable and can be easily stored or brought in the house when the weather turns. And it only takes 5 minutes to make--per the maker, who, by the way is German so you'll have to do the...