I found this lamp base at a local thrift store and loved the overall shape and indentations. I didn't know if it even worked but for $5 I thought it was worth the gamble. To my surprise, when I got home and tested it out everything was in working order. It just needed a little sprucing up, so I headed out to a home improvement store to pick up some supplies.
Looking to add a little woodsy warmth to your abode? Then you'll definitely want to put this DIY log slice side table to your to-do list!
What do salad bowls, bed frames, and shelf brackets have in common? They've all been turned into stylish, DIY lamps! Oh, and they're all readily available from IKEA. Here are ten of our favorite IKEA lighting hacks -- enjoy!
Marie found a flea market globe lamp and stripped it bare making a very cool and minimal homage to the original. It's reported that she simply
Target, in collaboration with Campbell's, recently released a limited edition line of Andy Warhol soup cans in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his famous screen print series. While I've been tempted to pick up a few, I don't really know what I'd do with them. Store them indefinitely on a shelf? Eat the contents; then what?
I'm sure you've seen giant spools being used as coffee tables before, but what about something smaller? Could you upholster a spool and make it look more modern? Well, it turns out the answer is yes, you can, and it looks even cooler than you might think.
We're putting our upcycling pants on and lighting up the Internet today with 11 awesome DIY lamps made from bottles, cans, and jars (oh my)! So sit back, get inspired, and let us know which is your fave!
Most of us seem to work smarter and stay organized by keeping a to-do list. The problem is that the projects are in constant flux, and you set out to achieve one thing only to be derailed by another. Sound familiar?
I don't know Jessica from Mad in Crafts, but I DO know we have at least one thing in common: We love typography. Which is why her house number wall art project caught my eye. She found the supplies for the project (cabinetry
What would you say if I told you that this "sea sponge" lamp was actually made from... wait for... masking tape?! It's true!
A few months back, Sweetie and I installed a new backsplash in our kitchen. After multiple samples and trips to tile shops, we finally found the perfect tile: pencil- cut slate. At 17 bucks a square foot, it was a bit more than we thought we'd be spending, and, because it was pencil cut, it was tricky to work with as slate has a tendency to flake. The eight backsplash installations in this roundup have neither of
If you've ever bought a lampshade you know it isn't exactly the most exciting item to shop for. The shades and drums that are readily available tend to be pretty basic and lack personality, or they cost an arm and a leg. Luckily, there are plenty of DIY options for those inexpensive store bought shades, so you won't have to shell out a ton of cash to get a designer look. Here are ten ways to reinvent a basic lampshade on a budget.
Have you noticed that people are turning just about anything into lamps these days? I'm not talking about plumbing supplies or tripods. No, I'm talking crazy-cool, I'da-never-thought-of-that-in-a-million-damn-years kind of stuff. So, without further ado, let's
Last week, I boarded an early morning flight and took off for a whirlwind trip to NYC for Fashion Week (OMG) and, most importantly, for the BIG REVEAL of all the HP Designer Matchup Challenge projects, including the Glo Planter by TUG Studio. It was a crazy adventure full of tiny food, incredible people, puppies, flair, and awesome design. Also? The Glo Planter -- IN REAL LIFE! Ready to see it for yourself? Read on!
The folks over at Fine Craft Guild discuss the notion of making DIY clothes rack dividers. They suggest buying dividers (they're really cheap, but they come in massive quantities, like 50 or 100 per), using cardboard or, my favorite, using discarded
We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!
We're heading out to New York Fashion Week (tomorrow -- OMG!!!) to unveil the final HP Designer Matchup Challenge product that you helped create! Goil and Tom from Tug Studio have been hard at work building the Glo Planter, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek before the big reveal!
Josie from fine and feathered loves making things out of Mason jars. Her latest project is this Mason Jar to-go cup. Yes, it's glass, so it is breakable, but it's also incredibly charming.
Got paper scraps? Put 'em to work sprucing up a plain wooden tray!
Last week, you voted to determine what Goil and Tom from TUG Studio would make for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Well, HUZZAH! The results are in and the TUG Studio boys are hard at work sourcing materials and starting construction of... the Glo Planter!