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Silver-leafed lampshade. When we moved into our current rental, it had a hideous ceiling fan and light hanging in just about the oddest place you could put it.

silver-leafed lampshade

Needless to say, it was the first thing to go. This left us with the dilemma of not having a light source in our dining and living room. I found an oversized shade at IKEA and hung it on a cord and socket (also from IKEA). This solution brought the light that we needed, but the shade was missing something. Its white interior was stark and boring.

Read the full how-to after the jump… Materials large lamp shade preferably with a plastic interior (You want the bulb to be a safe distance from the edges of the shade. Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. After the first piece was on, I found it easier to line up the subsequent sheets with the side of the first sheet rather than the bottom of the shade.Move in the direction of your favored hand. Gulliga ulliga grytunderlägg. Dagen pyssel är ett lätt-som-en-plätt pyssel men kräver tillgång till ullpärlor.

Gulliga ulliga grytunderlägg

Vi har köpt våra här men man kan göra dem själv. Beskrivning på det finns här. Ni behöver ullpärlor, tråd och nål. DIY Kentwood Bookcase. Happy Spring Break friends!

DIY Kentwood Bookcase

I have been doing everything except taking a break! My oldest three are visiting their grandparents, so I have used this time to get some serious crafting done… Woohoo! First on the list to share with you… A bookcase I made for my son’s room! I told Ana that I needed a bookcase to go with the great bed and nightstands that she designed for me. You can see the plans for this bookcase HERE, and here are a few tips from my build. DIY Coasters and Free Printables! Hi friends!

DIY Coasters and Free Printables!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I’m so excited to share my latest project with you! This one is super cheap, easy, and doesn’t require a power tool! Wine Bottle Wall Vase. Hey hey!!

Wine Bottle Wall Vase

I love my project that I am sharing with you guys today! Check out my Wine Bottle Wall Vase! These are the supplies I used to make them. I found everything at Lowe’s. The threaded rod is super easy to cut. If you don’t want to cut your threaded rod, you can also purchase a pack of small ones already cut for you like this from Lowe’s… You will also need a wine bottle or another bottle with a skinny neck. The rest is super easy too! After cutting my boards (or you can have Lowe’s cut them) I stained them using my very favorite… Easy DIY Magazine Display from Ohhh... Mhhh... DIY Modern Typography Art. IKEA Hack: Fabric Covered Cork Board Tutorial. Ever been to IKEA?

IKEA Hack: Fabric Covered Cork Board Tutorial

Ever visited the IKEA Hackers site? Well, here's my hack. I bought three cork heat boards that I turned into fabric covered cork boards & you can too. Fully functional & pretty, not to mention super easy! You'll need a hot glue gun, scissors, fabric, cork & a pen or fabric marker. Trace around the cork leaving about an inch of room all the way around.

Plug the hot glue gun in and allow it to warm up. This is what it will start to look like. Here's the completed cork. Repeat with the second one. And the third. This whole craft cost me little over $3! Pallet Possibilities {Pallet Wall} Day 24: Fancy Schmancy Hand Towels and Dishcloth-a-Day. I've mentioned before how mundane tasks are easier for me to do if I can find some way to add a little cuteness. It's why I digi-scrap all my recipes and why I made a cutesy chore chart for myself. Diamond Tufted Ottoman. Whew! I'm totally excited to share my latest with you all because it proves, once again, that you don't have to be a professional to make beautiful things.

Diamond Tufted Ottoman. Whew!

And if I can do it, so can you! Now, that's not to say you won't wake up the next morning with sore fingertips and stiff muscles, but, trust me, it's worth it! Here's the finished product... I'm loving it! {insert big sigh} I did a lot of research before starting this, and I'll list some resources for you at the end of this post, but I'll walk you through my steps as well.

I started with this coffee table from Goodwill. After removing the top and lightly sanding, it was ready for paint: one coat of Sherwin Williams' Earl Grey and then a little glaze with a walnut stain like I did for this piece. Now for the "tuft part" also known as the "tough part". I used colored sewing pins to plan out where I wanted the buttons to go. I marked the pins with a marker, then cut the holes. Then, I cut an "x" over each hole.