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!
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.
Kristi admits that this particular makeover isn't the thriftiest, but compared to the $1,300 West Elm Inspiration pictured above, it is. To get the look, Kristi started with an IKEA Stockholm walnut veneer sideboard like
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!
There's so many brilliant DIY techniques in this world that I probably shouldn't be surprised when one comes along that I haven't yet attempted.
And yet here I am, gobsmacked that I hadn't thought to try transferring images to wood before. This super easy and very versatile technique is one of the best ways I've seen to get patterns onto timber, and you needn't draw the line at shapes - you can also transfer photos or text so there's lots of room to experiment and have fun!
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
We’ve spent enough time on Craigslist and in secondhand and resale shops to know a good deal when we see one, so we decided to put together a list of 50 things that make us a bit giddy when we spot them on Craigslist, or at the ReStore and Goodwill. If we’ve missed anything, please share what you feel
Fall is upon us and what better way to get ready for the season than to add these 8 must-have pieces for fall! It's that time of year where we want our homes to begin feeling more cozy and intimate while remaining modern and current. Try introducing some (or all) of these pieces into your home this season for that perfect autumn touch!
1. Natural Wood Textures
Bring the great outdoors inside your...
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
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.