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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. 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

DIY Coasters and Free Printables! 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! Easy DIY Magazine Display from Ohhh... Mhhh... Today I’m loving this super simple DIY Magazine Display project from Stefanie of Ohhh… Mhhh….

Easy DIY Magazine Display from Ohhh... Mhhh...

All you need is a nice blank wall (a little breakfast nook or home office corner would be perfect), some metal hangers, and a few strategically placed nails. Voila! A chic little artsy installation that can be updated with fresh material every month! Tip, in place of standard metal hangers you might try these gold ones (oo la la) or these wooden pant hangers (just clamp and go). Be sure to visit Ohhh… Mhhh… for more (the site is in German, but can easily be translated using Google Translate). xo Ez Image and project by Stefanie of 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. 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. It's why I'm thinking about spray painting my washer and dryer and hanging a chandelier in my laundry room/garage -- but don't tell my husband.

He'll try to talk me out of it. But that is a project for another day . . . today I'm cute-ing up in a much simpler way. I loved this dishcloth project I pinned a while back: How adorable are those dishcloths from Andrea at Knitty Bitties?! The only problem is that they are almost too cute to use on dirty dishes. While I was sewing I wanted to make some cute dish towels to match and brighten up my kitchen. Those fabrics and the ruffles and the twill tape all make me swoon a little bit. 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".