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19 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment: Ideas for Apartments, Condos, and Rentals. Gallery Display Use floating shelves to show off a collection of decorative objects and mementos.

19 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment: Ideas for Apartments, Condos, and Rentals

Stagger the shelves for a unique look. Basic shelves serve as a strong basis for rotating displays. They will go with almost anything, which means you can change the look of the vignette, leaving the shelves in place and avoid making any more holes in your apartment walls. Editor's Tips Better Homes and Gardens edtior Eddie Ross spills the decorating secrets he used to make his own apartment look fabulous. Paint Options If you can't paint the walls in your apartment, paint your furniture.

Project: Grönö Lamp Hack. Chevron Trash Can. Altered thrift store art: Some personal faves. Unknown, via Reddit.

Altered thrift store art: Some personal faves

Banksy, via Flickr user goldenticket. It’s a simple idea: Find some bad art, whether original or a print, for a song at a thrift store, then modify it to make, if not “better art,” then at least something that’s more entertaining to look at. (Is it the same thing? Yeah, that sounds like a productive argument.) Anyway. DIY Idea: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art » Man Made DIY. Artist and designer Jessica Kerbawy creates these amazing rainbow wall art pieces by gluing a spectrum of crayons on foam core, and then strategically melting them with a heat gun.

DIY Idea: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art » Man Made DIY

The paper wrappers are left atop, with the remains of the colored wax dripping down. Though it may look like something you've seen before, I find these to be pretty clever and unique, and an update on the playing with melted wax and rainbow techniques. Jessica's prices are actually incredibly reasonable, between $25 and $75 depending on the size. But, it's also something you could try yourself, especially now that it's back-to-school season, and large boxes of crayons will be on sale. Check them out at JKCreative's Etsy Shop. {DIY: Film Light} « sweater eyes the castle builder. So in my never-ending quest to avoid business work, and re-decorate my entire house without spending more than $20, I bring you the “new” addition to my bedroom: the 35mm Film Side-Table Light!

{DIY: Film Light} « sweater eyes the castle builder

I made it by ripping apart an old side table light I had purchased with an ex, so I was more than happy to make it into something way cooler (and of course, rip it apart). It was originally this rather tacky oriental-inspired, flimsy lantern thing, with textured paper (it’s not that it was entirely that ugly, but it was brown, black and white, and I wanted colour!). It was all really easy to do. Online ? Make: Projects ? Doortop Stash. How to Make Cherry Blossom Lights.

I love the way the cherry trees outside my building bloom cheerfully each Spring.

How to Make Cherry Blossom Lights

I wanted to bring the beauty of those cherry blossoms indoors so I made some out of tissue paper and to make them even more special I added LEDs These pretty lights are inexpensive and easy to make. How to Make a Headboard From Doors - Eco-Friendly Projects. Unfortunately we had to shutdown our sister site, Fresh Home Ideas.

How to Make a Headboard From Doors - Eco-Friendly Projects

But don’t worry; we have all the home repair, remodeling and design ideas you need. Browse around and check out our selection of DIY projects and tips to help you around the house. We hope you’ll find everything you need to keep your home in tiptop shape. Or if all that work’s making you hungry, find recipes for every day (and every occasion) at our sister site, Taste of Home If you're looking for fresh home & garden décor ideas and fun craft projects, find them at our sister site, Country Woman Magazine.

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.

Anthro-Inspired Mirror

Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. Frozen in Time: Priceless Castings That ANYONE Can Do... It was just the other day I gave birth to my youngest son, Jake.

Frozen in Time: Priceless Castings That ANYONE Can Do...

Well, at least that's how I feel. Last Saturday was his first birthday. I have no idea where the time went-Any mother or father would tell you how fast time really does go by and that we should all treasure every second of every day with our kids. It's only a matter of time before they grow up and forget all that we go through raising them from day to day.