The IKEA Duktig play kitchen is a popular item for families around the world, but it has a bit of a generic feel. It is also easily customizable, however; so many have given it a more personalized feel by changing the colors, adding metallic details and even creating backsplashes and storage. Here are ten super creative IKEA play kitchen makeovers that are sure to inspire you!
Growing season is upon us where I live, and I'm itching to plant some herbs. But where to plant? Outside, deer and rabbits mow down anything within their reach. Inside, there isn't much space. To overcome both obstacles, we've rounded up 10 small space herb garden projects that could very well solve all my--and your--space and pest issues.
For the original 10 small space container and herb garden ideas, visit this Curbly post.
We'll start with a few indoor ideas, all of which take up very little space.
This idea comes from the Bachman's Idea House via Itsy Bits and Pieces. Making the hanging jars would be easy enough, and as for the frame onto which the hooks are attached, it could be reproduced using wood, or something like this could work. Expanding on the idea, a traditional standing coat rack could work too.
I adore Suzie Frazier's vertical garden, which would be perfect for herbs too. Click here for the tutorial.
Maryann's take on a vertical garden couldn't be more charming--or simple!
Moving outdoors, Martha offers this great tower-of-herbs project using terra cotta pots. It would be PERFECT for a patio or deck. I also like the idea of using random pots for the project, all of which you might already have on hand. (I do.) And if you don't, they're a common item at garage sales that you can pick up for next to nothing.
Still vertical is this outdoor hanging garden project from Brit & Co. (Adore!)
This DIY trellis used as a vertical container garden would deliver a happy pop of color all growing season long. Visit BHG for more details.
For an even simpler take on the trellis idea is this basic frame turned vertical garden from Dash and a Pinch. (LOVE the random containers.)
Clean, simple and lovely, the DIY Network's wooden herb planter box goes together in a flash.
Considerably more ambitious than the last project, but for the herb lover, this vertical stepped garden is the cat's meow. Visit Bonnie Plants for a detailed PDF.
This last idea doesn't come to us as a DIY project...but it could be. Think about it, first, you build a frame, then using hooks at the top and bottom, attach lengths of chain. The original planters are actually ammo cans, but a similar version of the DIY Network's idea could work. Then, you'd just attach them to the chain via threaded rods and nuts. Right??? Gorgeous!! For more pictures of the eye-popping garden in which this vertical garden is located, visit Style Carrot.
For ten MORE small space container and herb garden ideas, visit this Curbly post.
When we bought our house the above room was the previous owners little girl's room... in the 1970s. Everything had to go in this room – especially the air conditioning duct running up the corner wall. This bedroom, for now, is our guest bedroom, and I think you'll be amazed at how it turned out.
Yes, I know we usually feature kitchen remodels of the DIY variety, but this pro job by J A S Design Build out of Seattle, WA, was too juicy not to share. But before we see the "after" let me warn you, perspective has changed completely, so we really have to take the word of J A S that this is even the same space. That's because not only is the vantage point of the photographs are different, J A S
That author's name you see on the book pictured above--JoAnn Moser?--that's me. Yup, I wrote a book. An honest to goodness, available-at-Amazon-and-local-retailers-near-you, book. It all started back in December of 2014 when Mark Johanson from Cool Springs Press contacted me regarding an idea he had about a
Ever see a project using wood slices and wonder how the maker gets them all so evenly sliced? (If you've ever tried to get an even cut on a round tree limb, you know what I'm talking about.) In the case of this project, their uniformity has everything to do
Need some affordable unique art? Check out these thrift store art upcycles.
This apron can go from the kitchen to the garden and everywhere in between. Chloe assures us that it only takes 30 minutes to whip up, and because it's made of simple ticking fabric, it costs a fraction of the price
If you've been following along with this series, you'll know that this project wasn't just a room makeover. It also involved some room swapping. My home office was going to be where my guest room was and vice versa. And my craft room was going to be a dedicated workout area. And my craft room was going to become a craft cubby located in the closet of the guest room. I'll admit it, I didn't think it was going to be possible to cram all my books, printers, and office and craft supplies into one room and make it make sense. BUT...after much planning, painting, and paring back, the room swapping experiment
Talk about a lesson in perseverance. When Serena snagged this marvelous MCM chair at a thrift store for $7, she had no idea what she was in for. After stripping the entire thing, she discovered the chair's back and body were constructed of two different types of wood. Then Serena had issues with her sanding and finishing job. (Together they left a blotchy mess.) See?
Not deterred, she decided to paint the chair's body (made with the less-desireable wood) and readdress the blotchiness of the back with a steel wool rubdown. Then Serena applied tung oil to the walnut. (Exhausted just reading about the transformation? Me too.) Take a look at what the chair looks like now:
To read more about this makeover adventure, visit Thrift Diving.
Mid-Century Modern Chair Makeover Part 2 [Thrift Diving]
Jamie snagged this vintage desk over 2 years ago at a local thrift shop. During that time, she's been using the desk regularly as a dedicated blogging space. But the desk was overwhelmed
What I love about Megan's DIY kitchen makeover is it's totally unexpected. Let's face it, there's a lot of kitchen makeovers out there that, although they look fabulous after, they all kinda look alike. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing; they're popular for a reason. But as someone who searches for kitchen makeovers on the intertubes on a regular basis, something different is good. Now back to
Honestly, would you take a second look at these two dining side chairs if you came across them on CL or at the GW? If you think they looked rough on the outside, they looked even WORSE on the inside. Check