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The First Big Reveal: Kitchen. {The First Big Reveal!}

The First Big Reveal: Kitchen

Yup, here it is! The kitchen nook, reveal! Keep in mind that it's lacking a lot of home decor, but to be honest... The Makerista: Laura's Living Room: Ikea Billy Bookshelves Hack. In case you missed the reveal, you can see that here and here.

The Makerista: Laura's Living Room: Ikea Billy Bookshelves Hack

Laura's home already had wonderful, historic bones, but the living space could use a bit more character. Laura wanted bookshelves, and while we had talked about something clean and modern, I really encouraged her to stick with the period of the house and create something that looked original. Custom built-ins aren't cheap, and we knew this would need to be on a budget. Hacking the Ikea Billy has been done before (my friend, Kristin, did a beautiful version) but with this being an older home, we had several obstacles to overcome.

One, we didn't want to have to rip out any of the existing woodwork. IKEA BILLY Bookcase Hack. I am so excited to share our IKEA BILLY bookcase hack.

IKEA BILLY Bookcase Hack

I fell in love with the bookcases The Makerista shared. They were gorgeous! I showed it to my husband and he agreed that they would look great in my soon to be office (although, I am pretty sure he wasn’t even aware at the time that I was transforming the formal living room into my office.) It still cracks me up that we even have a formal living room, we have three boys and a dog, there is nothing formal about this family! Exciting Outdoor DIY: Brilliant Swinging Benches for Summertime Fun. When the weather calls for it I really like to spend time outdoors in the summer or springtime, reveling in the sunshine and fresh air.

Exciting Outdoor DIY: Brilliant Swinging Benches for Summertime Fun

I don’t necessarily mean a whole bunch of strenuous outdoor activities – sometimes it’s nice to just lounge around outside in the company of good people or a good book. The perfect vessel for this lovely relaxation is a swinging bench, don’t you think? Time to learn how to make your own. 50 Amazingly Clever Cheat Sheets To Simplify Home Decorating Projects. How to Antique Paper. I saw Martha "antique" paper a few years ago, and although I don’t remember her technique, I do remember that it was complicated.

How to Antique Paper

I played around with the general idea, though, and came up with an easy way to get the same aged look. What You'll Need A piece of paper you want to age. Faded Farmhouse Charm. DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again. Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house.

DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again

This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. How to Transfer Ink to Wood (with Pictures) DIY & Crafts - Save money and have fun doing things yourself. Faded Farmhouse Charm. Interior Design Ideas, Small Space Home Decorating & DIY Projects. Incredible Easter Egg Coloring Hack: Use Silk Squares to Dye Your Eggs. Easter is here!

Incredible Easter Egg Coloring Hack: Use Silk Squares to Dye Your Eggs

Victoria Miniland - Tree Stump. Hotglue Casting Tutorial. Make The Best of Things: Crackle finish with Elmer's Glue. Thanks to Dollar Store Crafts for featuring this post!

Make The Best of Things: Crackle finish with Elmer's Glue

For years whenever I wanted a cool crackled effect on my painted projects I used the very expensive (to me) crackle medium and even bought some paints that were supposed to crack on their own. Because of the cost I did not do anything large and I was sparing in what I did do. DIY beautiful cardboard lamp. How to Use Cardboard Make Cat’s House.

Papel, cartón...etc. How to Use Cardboard Make Cat’s House. How to make horns from cardboard and hot glue. Picture onto wood. The Graphics Fairy - Vintage Images, DIY Tutorials & Craft Projects. Boluri vintage "French Made" Bolurile vintage "French Made" vin in completarea celorlalte decoratiuni cu aer shabby & vintage din casa ta si pot fi folosite in bucatarie, in camera de zi, sau chiar la birou, pline cu fructe proaspete si imbietoare.

Boluri vintage "French Made"

Bolurile sunt pictate cu acrilice, invechite pentru un shabby&vintage look. I Restore Stuff: A Mod Podge & Graphics Fairy kind of Day! I had a few things gathered that I had just painted with chalk paint, and wanted to add some graphics, so its better to do these kind of things all at once don't you think?

I Restore Stuff: A Mod Podge & Graphics Fairy kind of Day!

Hang in there, because today I'll let you in on how I do Mod Podge transfers on to wood. I didn't take before pics of all these pieces :-( but think "PLAIN WOOD" - you get the picture. Here are some close ups of the finished look using some favourite French graphics from The Graphics Fairy. If you haven't discovered Karen's amazing array of antique graphics and vintage images, her blog is a must see.

Un rincón de mi: Bandeja BONHEUR. French Letter Postmark Tote Bag - Reader Featured Project. Carte Postale Zippered Pouch. DIY family. This craft came about because one of my students made a balloon paper măché shade in an art class. She made it so well I thought I would design a lamp stand for her, and this is what I came up with. Pins from on Pinterest. Pin by Lallie on bâtonnets.


KNITTING. DIY Design Community. BRACELETS AND NECKLACES. LOOM BRACELETS. Then she made...: Pencil Holder Project - a true story! I went on vacation and I bought this... and while reading I saw this .... and I loved it so I showed her... And it made her happy.

And she thought it would be great for her art pencils so we showed him... my awesome brother. How to make an Origami Crane. Time worn interiors: By The Sea. It seems lately all my decor centers around the sea! 3 Ways to Get an Antiqued Look When Painting Furniture. {Awesome} Paisley Stenciled Table. Let’s talk stenciling. Now, I’ve done my fair share of stenciling (like on my pantry, toy box and end table), but it’s always been with a homemade stencil and it takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to do.

Plus the final product always looks kinda wonky when you get up close and the design is very simple. Also it takes forever….that’s worth mentioning twice. So when Cutting Edge Stencils sent me a stencil to review I was super excited. I just so happened to have a spare dining room table sitting on my front porch (what, you don’t?) A Hand-Cranked Automaton That Mimics the Effect of a Raindrop Hitting Water. This little wood automaton is meant to mimic the effect of a water drop hitting a body of water, all using concentric rings cut from wood that are manipulated by a hand crank. The piece was created by UK-based designer Dean O’Callaghan, inspired by the work of Reuben Margolin (most likely his round wave sculpture). (via The Automata Blog) Home Projects.

The Idea Room. Blog de ecología: reducir, reciclar, reutilizar y radio. Manualidades de materiales reciclados. Manualidades y Reciclaje - Manualidades con Material reciclado. Cómo hacer papel reciclado. Simplystella's Sketchbook. Mom Spark - A Blog for Moms - Oklahoma Mom Blogger. DIY Show: Feria de las manualidades Do It Yourself. DIY Instructables - Share What You Make. PAPER MACHE BLOG. 100 handmade gifts for mom. DIY Sneakers for Spring. Katie and I enjoyed playing around with paint to create some fun and unique DIY sneakers for Spring.

We've got Spring fever pretty bad around here, so this project was the perfect way to prepare for warm weather and sunshine (even though we've still got snow on the ground!) First up, here's Katie's simple geometric design... Supplies: plain canvas shoes, fabric marker, fabric paint, masking tape (optional) 1. For this design, begin by removing the shoe laces and masking off a line.

Use your fabric marker to create the herringbone pattern. EL MUNDO DEL RECICLAJE. Mejor que el origami. Excelente [arte con papel] DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls. As we mentioned before, this is our favorite time of year for DIY decor. The chill is in the air and the leaves are changing color, and there's no better way to preserve the delight than by welcoming it into your home.

Yes, the craft stores overflowing with autumn decorations can be intimidating, but there are ways to turn those faux autumn leaves into something beautiful and functional. Below are instructions for your very own autumn leaf bowl, perfect for holding your favorite scented potpourri or tasty Halloween treats. Materials: Craft store leaf garland, Mod Podge (matte finish), Foam Brush, Balloon, Scissors, Mixing bowl *Tip: try to find thin, paper-like leaves for your garland.

Live a Little Wilder: The Scarf Hanger {tutorial} I really do live for the weekends. Friday night is always date night, Saturday is project day, and Sunday is church and relaxing. Live a Little Wilder: tutorials. Omiyage Blogs. Delicious Food Recipes - Arts and Crafts Ideas - Entertaining Tips - Gardening - Pets - Martha Stewart. Great Life Hacks. DIY Woven Chain Bracelet. Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. Little Bits of... Baking, Crafting, & Life. Craft-O-Maniac. DIY: Marbleized + Striped Glassware. DIY iPhone Cases: Repurposing Holiday Glitz. For some reason, this holiday season was full of glitter. Whether it was hanging on the wall at our office New Year’s Party or on the floor in the form of giant Mylar confetti, it felt like everything in my life was coated in a thin dusting of shininess.

Rather than throwing or packing it all away for the next celebration, I decided to repurpose some of it for a quick and easy vacation DIY. DIY CHAIN CAMERA STRAP. 15th May 2012. PS : ♡: diy: marbleized Easter eggs. Craft Home. Faux Painted Oxfords DIY.

Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies. DIY Tuesday: Felt Ornament.