A simple, low-cost DIY lighting project that you can make from the most basic materials, without any special tools, that looks great and is completely customizable?! YES, PLEASE.
I've always wanted a tree swing, but have never lived in a place that had a tree strong enough to support one. If you're lucky enough to have a nice, sturdy tree near you, and are willing to let me stop by for spontaneous swinging sessions*, here's a great tutorial for making a tree swing that'll last!
If you could use some extra seating around your house, this DIY is for you. It's one of the best bench projects I've seen. Why? Well, I love the color scheme, but frankly, the use of materials is what sends this one over the edge for me. Can you tell what this bench is made out of?
Even though it snowed yesterday where I live (Hello, weather! It's May! Get a grip.), my thoughts are occupied by visions of summer and lounging in the sun with a good book. Of course, to lounge one would need a lounge chair. I'm thinking of giving this rustic-meets-modern version a go!
Lindy had an antique armoire just itching to become a sewing cabinet. With the help of some birch plywood, piano hinges and drop-leaf table hardward that she found on the interweb, she was able to transform
I have a bit of a crush on geometric shapes, combine that with my love of paint dipping and you've got a perfect combo, want to triple threat it? Add cake!
There are some ugly fireplaces out there. And renovating one can be a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be as scary as it seems... and you don't even have to spend a lot of money! These budget friendly makeovers will knock your socks off, I promise.
Unimpressed with the bedside table offerings from your local furniture stores? Make your own!
Jennifer's little princess likes to play dress up, so a costume closet seemed to be in order. Jennifer started this project with a $40 dresser she found at the Salvation Army. After some sanding, filling, MDF & trim
If you're looking for a small table or stand for a couple of knick knacks or spring plants, check out this DIY for converting a rusty plant stand into an end table.
Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).
Organization is not my strong suit. Of course, I enjoy being organized, but somehow I never quite get there. So, I thought a new calendar might help to keep my schedule in order. I wanted to make one that I could reuse each month to keep track of my projects and appointments, so I decided to make a perpetual chalkboard version. And then? I stumbled upon the miracle of clear chalkboard paint... and the rest is, well, my own DIY perpetual...
Alex's little Yorkie needed a home to call his own. Perfect for breeds of about 10 pounds or smaller, Alex says an IKEA, 2-drawer Malm chest ($50) is the way to go. The chest-turned-doghouse/end table hack takes about
If you're planning your spring and summer projects, definitely add this custom DIY window bench to the list! It's beautiful, comfortable, and oh so functional.
Art doesn't need to be flat to hang it on your wall -- heck, it doesn't even need to be hung on a wall at all! Here are 12 creative DIY projects that will add some dimension and visual interest to your space in no time flat.
Learn how to make an iPhone amp with a block of wood and some power tools. Check it out.