Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting your backyard in order is on your to-do list but you're having trouble getting started - don't fret! You don't need a total landscaping overhaul for your yard to feel refreshed and inviting. Sometimes it's just a matter of hanging up some string lights or creating a simple fire pit. We've rounded...
The IKEA Lack is the one table to rule them all. It comes in a series of colors, and is known as a chameleon! The Lack is highly customizable and, for ten bucks, you'd be crazy not to purchase one of your own! If you're in need of inspiration, check out this roundup of unrecognizable tables!
Roll out! Or roll away. Or roll open, shut, or partially closed at a jaunty angle. All this (and more!) is possible with this colorful DIY coffee table. Say goodbye to storage woes, my friends... and just keep rollin'.
For the amount of time we spend in our kitchens (or, if you are like me, should spend in their kitchen), it is likely we have some DIY touches here and there to make it our own unique space. Today I've rounded up twelve kitchen furnishing staples, all do-it-yourself style.
Outdoor dining season is upon us and if your setup is anything like mine (aka nonexistent) or you'd just like to have some fresh outdoor decor, here's a simple DIY project that'll have you hosting summer soirées in no time.
First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables. Holy cow!
Spool tables have been catching my eye lately. Because most are multi-functional--they can be used as stools too--they're great additions to smaller spaces. The first spool table I was introduced to was probably the same one you were: the Eames Walnut Stool by Herman Miller. The 13" round, 16" high beauty
One huge trend as of late has been nature-inspired furniture and decor, especially log stools and side tables: they're Scandinavian, rustic, and modern all at once, which may explain some of the allure. I've seen them all over the Internet and from just about every online retailer. The problem is, most of these bad boys cost a ridiculously pretty penny and I'm willing to bet you could DIY them for a whole lot less.
Good use of pallets, my friends. Most Architecture set up temporary office space for ad agency, Brandbase. There's even a stairway built from pallets. I must say, the conference table 'aint too shabby and could probably be dressed up and used permanently. Take a look.
More evidence that hardware stores ROCK! Graphic design studio, Oat, fashioned some fabulous tables out of plumbing parts and reclaimed walnut. I particularly like their coffee table creation. You can read more
This is a familiar site at just about any salvage yard. A collection of paint-peeling-windows can be a huge turnoff, unless you hit the jackpot and find one or two that have not been painted. You can use painted windows for this makeover, but the stained wood has a certain outdoor charm, in my opinion. See how the clever folks at Sunset.com converted an old storm window...
Remember what you thought when you first heard of Etsy, Craigslist, LushPad, and 1st Dibs? Did you wonder how an online marketplace for furniture and home decor could ever gain enough gritty traction to make a go of it? When I inadvertently came across a link to another new kid on the block, MyBlueSofa.com, I couldn't keep my mouth shut, I just had to ask co-founder and CEO, Manuel Garcia, HOW, WHY and WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? Read how My Blue Sofa is quickly making a name for itself and why it's the perfect sized pond to buy and sell unique furniture and home decor. No fees. Seriously.
A few of my favorite diy projects as well as this lovely veneer table how-to from Monica at Crafty Nest were featured yesterday on Daily Decorator. To give it a try, you'll need:
Good thrifting advice is to go ahead and buy a piece if it stands out from the ordinary. What stood out about this table? The legs. Modern, sleek, solid wood and sturdy. The supports are also solid and can be used again, I'm sure. The table tops are a composite wood covered with formica and a plastic band around the edges. See three more very different looks you can get with this $6.99 Goodwill table.
What Joel Hester can do with his welder and an old car hood is nothing less that remarkable. Rusty, discarded metal hoods are cleaned, buffed and clear-coated to preserve the aforementioned rust, which looks much better in this application rather than, say, hiding the engine of a 1987 Honda Civic.