Category: DIY

30 Minute DIY Gallery Wall

30 Minute DIY Gallery Wall

Photography by Rebekah Burder. Do you love inspiration walls but aren’t sure how to create one on a budget? This version cost less than $10, using only binder clips and tack nails. Just measure out 8 points that are lined…

Christmas in Black and White

Christmas in Black and White

Photography by WDC. It’s a little late in the season to make this, but I’m saving for next year. Isn’t this genius? Created by Weekday Carnival, it’s a simple way to celebrate Christmas in ultra modern black and white. String,…

Vintage Card Files

Vintage Card Files

Vintage Replica Card File Drawer by the Painted Hive. I’m imagining little rows of neat recipe cards all lined up and ready for use. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

Spanish Colonial Crafting

Spanish Colonial Crafting

Terracotta Table Number via Bridal Guide. Photography by Gertrude & Mabel Photography. One of the easiest way to introduce Spanish Colonial elements into your home, is to accessorize with materials like terracotta, copper, and religious statuary. Here are a few…

Shades of Grey Pillow Tutorial

Shades of Grey Pillow Tutorial

Faux Pleated Pillow Tutorial by V and Co. I couldn’t resist the allusion to 50 Shades of Grey. The book is everywhere: debated on Facebook, mentioned on the Today Show, all over the New York Times bestseller list. And while…

Bunting Art

Bunting Art

DIY Bunting Flag Art via Chic Cheap Nursery You could bring bunting flags to update your office cubicle design and risk being asked, “Is it your birthday?” Or you can create your own bunting flag inspired art to liven up your…

Dipped Spoon Mashup

Dipped Spoon Mashup

Rainbow Dipped Spoon Tutorial by Little Bit Funky I love effortless DIY craft projects that turn out so elegantly! These would make great hostess gifts, especially if she’s queen of the kitchen. It’s also a fun and easy way to…

Ribbon Wall Tutorial

Ribbon Wall Tutorial

Photography and styling by Honeysuckle Life. One idea that kept popping up over and over as I planned the decor for our modern Southern engagement party was a ribbon wall. I used these images as inspiration: 1, 2, 3, 4,…

Best of Sharpie Mug Tutorials

Best of Sharpie Mug Tutorials

State Map Sharpie Mugs by Shades of Grey. Have you seen the thousands of pins for “sharpie mugs” lately? It’s such an easy, cheap, and creative craft. These would make great shower or party favors. Have guests decorate their own…

July 4th Applique

July 4th Applique

I love love love these pillows created by Anders Ruff for Hostess with the Mostess. They used them for a nautical party, but this could so easily be done for a kid’s room. Create your own templates by finding a…

Swiss Army Stools

Swiss Army Stools

DIY Swiss Army Stools by Mod Home Ec. Loving these folding stools re-upholstered in red and white burlap. Complete with a Swiss Army inspired cross and white stripes. Perfect for that mid century home.

DIY Abstract Canvas

DIY Abstract Canvas

Photography by The New Domestic via How About Orange. Love abstract art but can’t afford the investment? Make your own DIY abstract canvas with this tutorial from The New Domestic.

Hanging Garden Tutorial

Hanging Garden Tutorial

Hanging Basket Tutorial by A Beautiful Mess. Need a simple, low-cost solution that won’t take up a lot of space? Create this vertical garden from A Beautiful Mess in less than an hour.

Dream Catchers

Dream Catchers

Photography by A Beautiful Mess. Found via Food Coma, these crocheted dream catchers are such a beautiful version of a traditional craft. Click both links to see more images and instructions.

Gray + Purple

Gray + Purple

The furniture refinishing spree continues with one of my favorite pieces. My sister-in-law found this in her new home and gave it to my father-in-law. He sanded it down, and then passed it on to me. If you need a reminder,…

Miniature Chest of Drawers

Miniature Chest of Drawers

After tackling the vanity and dresser, I needed a little project to complete before moving on to the next piece of furniture. At 11″ tall, this miniature chest of drawers satisfies the “little.” I picked her up for $9.79 in…

Painted Dresser and Vanity

Painted Dresser and Vanity

48 hours later, the vanity and dresser are complete! It’s the fastest project I’ve done, and I’m really happy with the results. I still have a few side projects to finish for the vanity. The color is this perfect black…

Choosing a Dresser Color

Choosing a Dresser Color

For the past few months, I’ve scoured magazines and blogs looking for the perfect painted or stained dresser finish. I had the hardest time because nothing really stood out as something that would look modern without being in danger of…

Simple DIY Portable Sewing Stations

Simple DIY Portable Sewing Stations

Until recently, my sewing supplies were found in five different places. The fabric in a wooden chest, tools in a dresser drawer, and machine in a spare closet. Our goal when creating my office closet was to make an area where…

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

Our overall goals have changed since we decided to move to Ireland. First and foremost, we stopped the process of buying a home and planning for a family. Which means I can switch energy and finances into restoring, refinishing, and…

Refinishing a Vanity

Refinishing a Vanity

After six months of putting it off, then applying multiple coats of a stripping agent, sanding, and sanding some more, and sanding even more, then painting, then sanding, then painting, the $20 Yard Sale vanity has finally been refinished and…

Sparkly Balloon Garland

Sparkly Balloon Garland

While researching New Years Eve party ideas, I saw this I pretty snowflake project on Oh Happy Day. I knew the idea would work with light editing. I used sparkle foam sheets with an adhesive backing and a circle punch. I…

Creating an Office Closet

Creating an Office Closet

Working from home comes with its own set of unique challenges. Mostly, how you get any work done when the laundry is dirty, the floor needs to be swept, the milk is out, and errands need to be run. After…

DIY Photo Canvas

DIY Photo Canvas

I’m definitely going to try this tutorial on transferring photos to canvas. I can just see a lot of my photos aged and distressed on a small canvas.

DIY Christmas Diorama

DIY Christmas Diorama

One of the hardest things to do at Christmas day gatherings is to keep the children occupied and not causing trouble. These Christmas tree snow globes from Always Swell are the perfect craft to do just that. If you want…

Easy Reupholstery

Easy Reupholstery

Part of an bigger project. In less than two hours, this chair went from downright ugly to beautiful. I used a wool fabric covered in pattern that could be snowflakes if you were in a Christmas-y mood. It’s beautiful, soft,…

Fountain Vase Tutorial

Fountain Vase Tutorial

When I saw a fountain vase created by Laura Kirar for Arteriors Home in the December issue of InStyle magazine, I had two thoughts: one, that the idea was genius and two, that I could create a budget version that…

Floating Holidays

Floating Holidays

Photography by Jessica Claire Photography. Love this floating chandelier from a wedding inspiration session designed by Lindye Galloway Events and photographed by Jessica Claire. It would be the perfect temporary decor for holiday parties.

Aluminum Can Candle

Aluminum Can Candle

Aluminum can candles are an easy and virtually free way of providing light on stairs and driveways. Aluminum Can Candle Cost: Free if you have supplies on hand. About $5 for candles if you don’t. Time: 10 minutes total Supplies:…

Pretty Christmas Wreath Ideas

Pretty Christmas Wreath Ideas

Christmas is the time that all wreath forms look forward to all year. For most of the year, they sit silently in the wreath form aisle. Brushing dust from each others shoulders. Talking about the wreaths that have gone before…

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