When Janet Lee first moved into her tiny studio apartment, it was a blank box of white walls and neutral parquet floors. As a renter, she wasn't able to add any actual architectural details for visual interest, so she faked the look by bringing plenty of depth to her bland folding closet doors, creating an inexpensive and removable solution that anyone can do at home.
Getting locked out of your house is a real pain. In our house, it happens almost weekly to a certain member of our family (his name begins with a 'B' and ends with a 'runo'). And while it's a great hassle to him, it unfailingly becomes an even greater hassle to everyone in his sphere. I have lost count of the number of times I've had to leave the gym, a restaurant, a glorious champagne tasting with friends to bail him out. Because it always...
I've got a joke for ya. When is a door not a door? When it's ajar! Also? When it's an awesome DIY coffee table! Read on to see how a $10 door became this fantastically upcycled piece of furniture.
I'm all about inexpensive updates around the house. They are far more justifiable and brag-worthy, in my opinion! Take this faux transom as an example- more light, more architectural detail, and more brownie points. See how easily it was done!
Killer b admits that she is impatient and cheap. I will add that she's also very clever. My proof? Her $140 sliding barn door design, and that's INCLUDING the hardware, which can be very expensive all on its own. How'd she do it? Well, first she used
This entry door is--hands down--one of the most interesting I've ever seen. Makes you wonder what the rest of the facade looks like, no? Well, here it is:
Apparently so, but it appears to be a concept only and not for sale to the masses. For more information, check out what its
I have a box of door knobs in my basement. No joke. I found them on the sidewalk one morning, set out for the trash collectors, while riding my bike. They're brass and pretty ugly, so I imagine the homeowners were updating to something more contemporary. They've been sitting in their box for nearly two years now, waiting for me to come up with some project to give them a second chance.
I think I found it with HowDoesShe's doorknob pumpkin patch. And, since you're probably not as crazy as I am and don't keep a box of used door knobs in your basement, author Bobbi demonstrates the project can be done just as easily using 50-cent cabinet pulls from the hardware store.
There's something about art in context that beats the pants off of a portrait hanging on a white wall. This Shattering Door is one of many fantastic installations by Leandro Erlich, on display now at Luciana Brito. Check out a few others below, and Erlich's website for many more!
Need a table? Got a door? Problem solved. Susan found this particular door--and the table legs--at a salvage yard. Wood glue, screws, L-brackets, paint and some glass she had cut at a local glass shop rounds out the materials needed for the project.
We've seen a similar technique involving a picture frame, but this cupboard door turned serving tray is equally superb.
Of course, you'd only use this knowledge for good...like when you're smart enough to remember how to open a door with a credit card, but not smart enough to have remembered your keys in the first place. And be warned, it takes alot of work, and will ruin your card, so use an old gift card or store rewards program, which can always be replaced.
1. Slip the card into the vertical space between the door as deeply as you can, as perpendicularly...
"What's the perfect way to spruce up cabinetry and furniture? Knobs and pulls, baby! Terrific hardware is where [it is],, especially if you're in the mood for a fast, inexpensive way to breathe new life into a tired piece." So begins Decor8's Holly Becker on the vast world of cabinet knobs and pulls. Her article for Real Simple details some of the resources for both new and vintage hardware, as well as matching to the piece.
Although we don’t see it often up in the northland–probably because of the snowstorms and such–I’ve heard down south it’s quite popular to gift wrap your front door for the holidays.
A novice at door-wrapping, I consulted the experts. Here’s a blow by blow to get the job done.
The same stuff you’d use to wrap a present, only more of them. Although, the instructions I found made a point of stating that it’s...