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Project – Book Illustration Cubbies. Oilcloth Tables. IKEA's Cork Trivet 12 Easy, Clever or Colorful DIY Ways. Got a few bucks and a few minutes this weekend?

IKEA's Cork Trivet 12 Easy, Clever or Colorful DIY Ways

Pick up a couple of sets of IKEA's HEAT Trivet. A simple circular cork board, it's not what it is, it's what it could be, as evidenced by these simple, affordable and fast DIY projects that could transform a wall and add a little function to a space, too. At only $2.99 for a set of three, you can grab as many as you might need to brighten up your space. Pictured above: DIY Custom cork board IKEA hack for your entryway is a tiny punch of color and a way to organize your life a bit. Seen on Oh Everything Handmade. Decoupage light switch plates. When your walls are painted a dark color, what do you do with the white outlet covers that become so obvious?

decoupage light switch plates

The walls in our living room are this deep slate gray which makes the random white switch plates dotting each wall really stand out {and not in a good way}. Someone suggested painting them to match the wall color, but I was a little concerned that the paint would not adhere well to the plastic {has anyone tried this? Pretty (graphic) little table.... This little table is solid....i mean it is really heavy. they just don't make furniture like they used to. that is why i love finding old furniture...it's just made better, no particle board, no veneer and they almost always had dovetailed drawers, like this one does. and i love being able to find something ugly, see the potential and make it beautiful and cool!!!

pretty (graphic) little table....

The table started out looking like this kinda ugly. the owner had painted it a dull, dark green. i recruited austen and his friend nick to sand down some of the pieces for me. (just look past the mess in that room....i have kind of taken over the spare bedroom because i HATE working in the basement. it's cold and dark down there and it's still too cold to do anything in the garage)....i think they love using the power tools as much as i do.....but the dust flies and the picture is kind of hazy because of it. phase one of the re-do ended up like this. Upholstery basics: how to make a lampshade.

Although I’m admittedly a chair addict, they’re not my only obsession.

upholstery basics: how to make a lampshade

I am a sucker for lamps, and after years of collecting lamps in every size, shape and color, I found myself with a lot of lamps and no shades. The success (or failure) of a table lamp has as much to do with the shade as it does the base, yet there are surprisingly few options when it comes to ready-made shades. Diy rope bowls. So it's been a while since i've posted anything remotely crafty lately...i suppose i must be getting lazy (technically lazy-er). anyway, i saw this cute bowl on craftgawker over the weekend so i decided to make my own-with my own tutorial 'cause i need the practice anyway right?

diy rope bowls

Anyway, it's a pretty simple process, it's actually really similar to my recycle magazine bowl but with rope instead. basically just glue, wrap, glue, wrap, etc, etc. all you need is a hot glue gun and rope. i got my rope for $2-it's 50 ft, 1/4 inch, manila rope (i almost went with the sisal but i liked the color of the manila more). start wrapping in a circular motion to form the base. if you plan on making several i might consider making all the bases first just to make sure they're the same size. when i made my second i tried to make it the same size...which of course, it isn't. but that could just be the fact that i can almost never make the same thing twice... DIY Accessories. Chain Reaction Various chain necklaces in silver and gold help give new meaning to recycled glass.

DIY Accessories

Use jewelry or glass glue to secure the chains to plain glass bottles, outlining shapes, positioning as letters and numbers, or creating other simple designs. You can also remove the pin from the back of a plastic flower to create a truly three-dimensional design. When the glue is dry, prime the bottles and paint with high-gloss paint. White creates a simple look, but other colors like cobalt or yellow are stunning and trendy. Chevron Vase Customize a plain vase by taping off a chevron pattern with painter's tape (it need not be perfect). How to Make a Moss Topiary Tree. Home decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially if you can make it yourself.

How to Make a Moss Topiary Tree

I often find beautiful home accessories in magazines and catalogs only to realize the prices are outrageous. Most of the time the products I see in catalogs can be made with a few supplies for a fraction of the cost. Spring Break Memory Keeping. Double Dose of Spring DIYs! Here are two spring inspired DIYs using moss!

Double Dose of Spring DIYs!

Hope you enjoy. Supplies: Moss mat, cork coasters, Mod Podge. Pantry Supplies: Scissors, paintbrush. First, paint a thick layer of Mod Podge on the top of the cork coaster. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. Hanging String Balls. Budget-Friendly DIY Projects. Budget Art Turn ordinary items into gilded art.

Budget-Friendly DIY Projects

Arrange gold seal stickers intended for envelopes and official documents in rows on solid-colored paper to create easy modern art. Or group house numbers -- both old and new -- inside a picture frame. More Budget Artwork: Free Printables! Cork Trivet Put old wine corks to use and create a colorful trivet. Anthro-Inspired Mirror. You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror. Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) So after scouring the thrift shops, cutting myself on mirror glass, and overcoming an unreasonable fear of Mod Podge, here is my version!

DIY Heart of String. 52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home. Make-up Magnet Board. We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with the idea ourselves. I feel like I've finally done something original here and I'm excited about it. I'll show you the finished product and then explain. Behold my Make-up Magnet Board. I have a friend who is beautiful and stylish and has always loved make-up but recently took a course that intensified her love. Her renewed interest has worn off on me and it made me remember eye shadows I'd hidden away that were gathering dust. 7710_32da.jpeg (JPEG Image, 435 × 3307 pixels)