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...
Sure, all-white kitchens are neutral and easy, but they also tend to lack personality. Why not infuse your space with a bit of extra color to add some character? Here are 27 gorgeous kitchens that aren't all white to get your creative juices flowing.
1. Blue-gray cabinets and a colorful rug add some serious personality to a kitchen with white walls and countertops. [Photo: Good House]
2. Lots of natural wood gives this space a rustic vibe that it wouldn't otherwise have if it were all white. [Photo: Domino]
3. Pale blue lower cabinets add color and vibrancy to this lovely kitchen. [Photo: BeckiOwens.com]
4. This kitchen's backsplash is a complete and utter showstopper! [Photo: Nonagon]
5. Electric blue cabinets, stools and dishes give this kitchen a memorable look. [Photo: Dans Le Lakehouse]
6. Black lower cabinets and a dramatic runner give this white-walled kitchen a glamorous look. [Photo: BHG]
7. Grey walls and wooden cabinets and floors give this kitchen a thoroughly unique style. [Photo: Leuchtend Grau]
8. Take a cue from the view from your window as these homeowners have done, matching their cabinets with their greenery. [Photo: Historias De Casa]
9. A rich orange color lends this kitchen a deliciously retro vibe. [Photo: Historias De Casa]
10. Black cabinets give this kitchen an unexpectedly bold look. [Photo: The DIY Mommy]
11. Celery green subway tile creates a lovely backdrop for glassware in this kitchen. [Photo: Onekindesign]
12. A bold backsplash and coordinating cabinets give this kitchen nook a unique look. [Photo: The Effortless Chic]
13. This mostly white kitchen gets a strong dose of color in the form of kelly green cabinets. [Photo: Apartment Therapy]
14. Mint green, copper and black are used here to freshen up a white backsplash. [Photo: Historias De Casa]
15. Light wooden cabinets and colorful wall tiles lend a super chic vibe to this kitchen. [Photo: Homedit]
16. Here, white subway tile is balanced with dark blue lower cabinets and a beautiful red and beige rug. [Photo: Jacquelyn Clark]
17. If you like the lighter look but don't want to go all white, you might consider light grey with wooden accents like the kitchen above. [Photo: Decoholic]
18. Bold tiling and dark green cabinets give weight and substance to this lovely Tudor style home. [Photo: Studio McGee]
19. Pale blue cabinets offset the marble countertops perfectly in this tall, airy kitchen. [Photo: Addison's Wonderland]
20. Dark green tiling and wooden elements make this kitchen feel like a nod to the great outdoors. [Photo: HZ Interiors]
We're nearing the finish line of our office makeover (more on that later) and so I've turned my attention to some of the finer details... details like, you know, mouse pads. After a desperate search to find some that blended form and function in a way that made my aesthetic-loving soul happy -- and failing -- I decided to make my own. And I'm glad I did because, holy cow, I love them!
Does the need to sit around a fire outside go back to our days as cave-dwellers? Probably, but we have way better stuff to roast over the fire now, and beer to drink with it. Just like our pre-historic ancestors (except with access to hardware stores, and power tools, and computers), you can make your own DIY backyard fire ring with these tutorials on how to build a DIY fire pit.
Ever since we moved into our house two years ago, I've wanted to add a runner to our stairs. They're really slippery, and they're also just really boring. So I decided to install a runner myself. And here's what I found out.
Just because you live in a rental apartment doesn't mean that you can't rework it to fit your own taste - there are so many easy ways to customize it to reflect your personality. You just have to get a little creative! Here are ten great tips for making your rental living room feel like home. Your home.
Living in a rental is not my ideal situation, but I’ve learned to make the best of the space that I have and still make the customizations that I want. One of the best ways to customize a space is with a fun accent wall, and for renters who cannot paint or apply wallpaper, removable wallpaper is king! I wanted to create a completely customized accent wall without painting it, so instead, I created customized removable wallpaper using a form of solid-colored contact paper.
September is National Sewing Month, and in honor of the occasion, we're taking a deep look at one of the most versatile materials out there: fabric! From sewing pillows to creating statement wall pieces, there's no limit to the way you can use fabric in the world of interior design. Here are 99 of our favorite tips on how to use fabric to decorate every room of your home. You don't have to be a tailor to use textiles in your space. From no-sew curtains to fabric as wallpaper, there's a project out there for everybody!
Furniture styles can be confusing. What's the difference between contemporary and modern? Or rustic and country? Keep reading to find out... we'll spell it out for you with easy to understand definitions and examples too.
When I think of wall treatments, wallpaper usually comes to mind. Or paint. But sometimes I forget that you can paint a wall to actually look like wallpaper. Here are some unbelievable examples of hand-painted walls. You'll be inspired, I promise!
Finding large-scale art for your walls can be a difficult task, and finding something affordable can be even harder. So today we're sharing DIY large wall art ideas for creating beautiful art for big walls on a budget. Click through for ten of our favorite projects.
I love a good interactive greeting card and scratch-off cards are amongst my favourites. It's so much fun watching the suspense and surprise on your loved one's face when they get a card that asks them to scratch off key parts to reveal a gift; I think it speaks to the little kid in all of us don't you? :)
I can't get enough of graphic grid patterns. It's a clean, less busy version of plaid. Add a grid pattern to a space, and it instantly seems modern and current. I few months ago I hand drew an entire wall in a grid pattern. Ever since, I've been on the hunt for all for more grid patterns to add to my home. These bold pillows in a classic black and white grid are sure to stand out in any space.
Lately, I've been loving all the colorful furs I've been seeing in magazines, Pinterest, and my favorite interior decor sites. But when I saw how expensive it was to buy a few ... I knew the only way I'd be able to incorporate them into my home was to make them myself. So, I figured out this super simple technique to add some color and character to the common faux fur ... without creating a whole mess and spending a ton of money
I'm not sure about the healing power of crystals, but I am sure enchanted by their beauty. Thanks to their weight, these shining amethyst crystals are a natural fit for great bookends. Purchased from a high-end boutique, you're in for $300+ for a pair. But crafted at home, you can make a beautiful set for around $50, and a couple hours of your time.
Add them to your shelf, or wrap them up as a holiday gift. Either way, they'll bring some serious style to any bookshelf.
It's that time of year again... when we stock up on storage containers and root through our house with the hope of getting organized. So today we thought we'd share some organized home workspaces with you, to help get your organizational juices flowing.
The widespread appeal of nautical and coastal decor makes a lot of sense when you consider the primal and ancient connection humans have to the sea. Being attracted to the water is hardwired into our very cells. Scientific studies have proven what we already know anecdotally: spending time near, on, or in lakes and oceans make us happier and healthier. It's no wonder that so many of us respond to the colors, clean lines, and natural elements of coastal, beach, and nautical decor. It makes us feel good to be reminded of the sea.
If your initial reaction to the term "coastal decor" is negative, it's probably from witnessing too many cutesy and heavy-handed thematic rooms. We are not advocating buying and displaying any and all items that have a sailboat or seahorse on them. Good decorating never grows out of an overly simplistic theme, and, "Put an anchor on it" is not a valid design philosophy!
We love the festive season! It’s the perfect time to get creative. If you’ve already got your tree trimmed and you’re ready for a new and exciting holiday project — or even if you’re keeping your Christmas décor minimal this year — this DIY wooden tabletop Christmas tree will bring a little extra festive cheer to your home.
These trees are super easy to make and to personalize. What’s more, they’re so durable. Bring them out year after...