We are big on lighting in our home. It's a necessity, sure, but that doesn't mean it has to be dull. We're always keen on creating our own lighting when we get the chance, and it's a great way to add personality. Many might think dealing with electricity and wiring is too complicated or even expensive, but this DIY pendant light project is so simple to make and minimal in design, anyone can do it. Did I mention this light only costs about $25?
There have been quite a few cool DIY projects popping up lately with one material in common: dowel rods. They're such a versatile item for craft projects, with DIYs ranging from expandable trivets and minimal coat racks to Eames-inspired mobiles and unique wall art. So, grab some dowel rods and let's get to it. Here are 13 DIY ways to use dowel rods in your home.
The faux sheepskin from IKEA has many-a-use. And these simple chair covers look fantastic! Actually, the entire room that they sit in looks fantastic and I'd like to move in tomorrow. Take a look!
Grid patterns are so on-trend lately and for good reason - they're sleek and sophisticated, they go with pretty much everything you might already have in your interior decorating arsenal, and best of all, they're easy to DIY! Click through to see my favourite picks that you can buy or make to pattern up your home.
Plywood is a modern DIYers dream material for it's industrial, hip vibe and no-frills attitude. So, it's no surprise that there are loads of cool projects that utilize the material, like these DIY rolling storage bins, a minimalistic DIY daybed, and now a DIY plywood floor mirror with open shelving for beauty products, accessories and more. Want to see how this project turned out?
I'm all for the easy projects. In fact, the simpler, the better! So I was a little more than ecstatic when I came across this cool IKEA hack!
I have always really loved the Ikea Stockholm rug. I know, so does everyone, but there is a reason why. It is a classic and it can fit in any type of room. My guest bedroom needed the 8x10 size but I wanted the 5X7 price or cheaper. I randomly saw an advertisement for my local carpet warehouse saying they had carpet tile for $1.25 a sq/ft. What? I decided to check it out the next day and found materials to make this knock-off Ikea Stockholm rug.
We live in the Midwest where everyone drives, yet my husband chooses to ride his bicycle to work whenever he can. Our garage is too small to accommodate it, and I get a little frustrated when he parks it right inside the front door and we have to maneuver around it all evening.
Bicycles are architecturally stylish, and often valuable, so why not create storage that puts them on display? Here are some creative ways to incorporate bicycle storage into a room's design.
I love a good IKEA hack, and this one is a super simple and easy one! I've been looking for a fun 3-tier stand for a while to help organize our daily items a bit around here, but I could never find one that works for me. I guess I was just meant to make my own.
There will always be the option to buy everything for your home. Including a cute pouf to rest your feet and place your books on! Why buy when you can DIY? This one is chic and could be a good fit in almost any home! The tutorial has been sized down to see how to make it, but you gotta see the original end product!
I know that I proclaim my love/hate/mostly-love relationship with IKEA furniture, but can you blame me? There are just so many ways to make it your own. You've seen tons of hacks of the EXPEDIT and the LACK, and I feel like the Ikea VITTSJO series is having a moment. From gold to marble to wood accents, here are 12 of my current favorite hacks!
If I have the choice between placing a plant on a shelf or suspending that plant in the air, I'm going to suspend it. Save the precious shelf room! This beaded plant hanger is a cool and unique way to get those plants in the air!
I loved the modern and clean look of the grid pattern... especially the classic black and white. I've been keeping my eye open for the perfect way to introduce it into our home, but I could never quite find the right piece. As I tend to do, I decided that I would make something on my own that would really feature this pattern in a fun way. I knew curtains would be the perfect way to go!
I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame!
Erica's sister had an old IKEA side table that no one wanted. Like the good DIYer she is, Erica adopted it knowing she could bring out its inner beauty. Some cleverly-applied painter's tape
If you have a free hour to two over the weekend, check out this DIY project for a Scandinavian inspired candle holder made of wood and copper.
I feel like I am always low on storage and organizational pieces, especially ones that look great in my home. This week, we decided to try and combat some of the piles we have going on and came up with these stylish, but practical, DIY wire mesh shelves!
Land of Nod's Hemisphere's Floor Lamp ($150) was Ashley's inspiration to create a $25 version that, personally, I like better than the original. But, then again, I'm a sucker for
This before and after kitchen makeover is a jaw-dropper. The layout remained the same, but the transformation is still a big one. Click through to see what I mean.
Accent furniture is important in making a room feel complete. But it can break the bank when finding the right pieces! Here are 10 ottomans, poufs, and coffee tables that are good-looking and budget-friendly at $60 or under!