DIY Honeycomb Shelves Sarah and her handy husband Josh recently created this beautiful honeycomb style shelving unit for their home. This project is a little bit more involved because of the tools, but stick with it and you're going to have some amazing shelves. This DIY will make a three-comb shelf, and once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to make more combs to add to it. Supplies needed: A miter saw (or chop saw), wood screws or sheet rock screws at 1 1/4", a drill and drill bit (drill bit should be slightly smaller than the screws you are using), a level, a rotary sander (or sandpaper will work fine), wood glue, a tape measurer, some wall brackets, a pencil for marking measurements, and 3 fencing planks from your hardware or lumber store! *When choosing your wood at the store, check to make sure the wood isn't warped or twisty! 1. 5. 9. 13. Ok! 1. Phew!
Modern Wall Art with Paint Swatches! Looking for a way to fill that blank wall but don't have permission to paint? All you need is a trip to a major hardware store and an afternoon in front of a good movie to take care of that little dilemma. Supplies Needed: Large frame with paper insert, a ton of pretty paint chips, double-sided tape squares, and vinyl letters appropriate to the size of your frame or phrase (4" - 6"). I went with a color scheme that involved a variety of tones from some of my favorite colors. It's basically a muted rainbow with plenty of lighter shades to keep things from getting too busy. 1. 3. Paint chip art is a great option for renters looking to fill a big space without spending a small fortune!
D.I.Y. Oversized Fabric Garland Chandelier Make a statement piece in your home out of supplies you already have on hand! I designed my oversized fabric garland chandelier to fit over our table but you could also use it in a corner that needs a little more excitement, above a reading nook in a child's bedroom, or as the backdrop for your next holiday party. You'll need: 1 wire cooling rack, 2-3 yards of fabric in different shades, 1 strand of twinkle lights, 1 white extension cord, lace, chenille, embroidery thread, a needle, two hooks that screw into a wall, a drill. 1. cut strips of fabric in varying widths (1/2" - 2") for depth. 2. create texture with strips by stitching loosely through them with embroidery thread and then bunching them up before tying a knot. Spread them out evenly along your thread and leave enough string at the end to tie it to the cooling rack. 3. 5. 7. 9. Drill a pilot hole in your ceiling and hang a strong hook where you'd like to hang your chandelier.
Best Friend Wall Art: Weekend Project I love to decorate my home for each season. This time of year it's a celebration of L-O-V-E! I used some Queen song lyrics (a song from our wedding) to make a simple, graphic piece of art for our bedroom. Would you like to play along? 1. You will need: Vinyl letters (I used 3 inch), a large canvas (mine was appx. 4 feet tall) and craft paint. 2.
Heart Blanket DIY I love this blanket! I'm always looking for new ways to decorate our living room without spending too much. This design is bold, but still cute. 1. , paintbrush, scissors, cardboard, and cork. 2. I'm not the only one who likes our new blanket.... When I walked by several hours later, this is what I found! Make Your Own Canvas Portrait! I love the look of family photos printed on canvas, but I never knew I could make them at home! After transferring photos to fabric, I was super excited to try some pieces using stretched canvas. I hope this inspires some of you to make something special for your home... Here's how I transferred my photo to canvas: 1. ), paint brush and the image you want to transfer (laser copy) and a spray bottle filled with water. Note: You can expect an imperfect transfer. I'm so excited to have this little keepsake for our home. Wedding photo courtesty of Arrow and Apple. EDITED TO ADD: Wow, guys!
Tree Stump Coaster D.I.Y. This next super cute D.I.Y. was Kinsey's idea! We stitched them up together on a sunny afternoon. If you choose to hand stitch each coaster takes about an hour. Machine stitching would be much quicker, and both versions are cute-as-can-be! 1. This project is a little time consuming, but also incredibly relaxing to create! Check out our b-e-a-utiful mess in my living room making D.I.Y. projects together! Hank and Hunt - HOME - HOW TO MAKE A FLOATING HEART BACKDROP You will need: clear fishing line, heart punch, card stock in fun colors, tape (regular and painter), and scissors. Use the punch to punch out a ton of hearts. For this set up, I needed 20 garlands with 6 hearts each. Since I used 6 colors, I only needed 20 hearts of each color, plus a few extra to mix and match. Once all of your hearts are cut out, make 20 sets of 6. Cut a piece of fishing line and strand your garland on the table with tape. Then take a small piece of tape and attach each heart to the line. Hang your garlands one at a time, starting five feet from the wall, and hang one garland to the edge of your photobooth area. Make 5 more garlands on the floor and hang the first one one foot closer to the wall and six inches left to where you placed the previous row's garland. I made five garlands and immediately hung them, but you can make five and store them until you are going to hang them. Once they are all hung, pop in the middle of them and smile!
Garment Rack D.I.Y. - A Beautiful Mess Looking for a budget friendly way to create garment racks for your home? Today Rachel shares her D.I.Y. method... You'll Need: Two 1/2" x 60" black steel pipes, Two 1/2" x 48" black steel pipes, Four 1/2" x 8" black steel pipe nipples, Two 1/2" x 2 1/2" black steel pipe nipples, Six 1/2" x 1 1/2" black steel pipe nipples, Six 1/2" black tees, Four 1/2" black 90 degree elbows, Four 1/2" galvinized floor flanges, Two 1/2" black steel end caps, 1 can of black spray paint (optional) and Work gloves. *Note: My supplies cost around $70-$80. Preparation: Spray paint your floor flanges black to make it consistent with the rest of the pieces. Take the orange plastic caps off each end of the black pipes. One: Group your small pieces for easier assembly. If you plan on transporting your garment rack to events or are moving houses, just unscrew the bases, the bottom 4' pipe, and the two 6' pipes.
DIY Wall Art: Dreamy Letters Wall art featuring a special quote or song lyrics is a great DIY project. The words can be very personal like a line from your wedding song or just for fun like what I've done here. In this DIY project, I'll show you how to make these dreamy watercolor letters to spell out anything you like. Here are the supplies you'll need: large canvas board like thiswatercolor paintslarge flat watercolor paint brushwatercolor paperalphabet stencilscissorsgluewater and paper towels Think about the length of the quote when buying the canvas board and stencil. First, decide on a color scheme. Add a second color starting on top of the first one to blend it in. Now just wait for it to dry and flip it over to stencil your quote. Next, cut out the letters. I think this is a great way to fill a large space for little money and when you choose the quote, it will always mean something special to you.
DIY Corner Desk with Framing Wood I love the idea of having a corner desk because it is such a great space saver, but I can never find one that I really like. So I was excited when I found a DIY corner desk that doesn't suck. In fact, it's completely awesome. Check it out. Trey from A Beautiful Mess made this simple, corner desk unit after a quick trip to the hardware store. Would you consider making one of these corner desks for your home office? Tagged : How-To Material : wood Design Style : minimalist Techniques : woodworking Room : Office & Workspace Decor Element : Desk & Tables
Clever Storage Idea: DIY Toilet Paper Roll Caddy We throw so many empty toilet paper tubes away (at least I throw a lot of them away... *shifty eyes*); it seems a downright shame not to do something with them, right? So, when I spotted this simple, 10-minute DIY storage idea on Aunt Peaches, I recognized the pure, crafty genius of it immediately. If you've got a shoe box, some cute wrapping paper, and about 18 toilet paper tubes (who doesn't?) Nice one, Aunt Peaches. Tagged : How-To, Inspiration, storage, toilet paper roll Material : paper Design Style : colorful, eclectic Techniques : crafting, Creative Reuse, Recycling & Upcycling Room : Office & Workspace Decor Element : accessories
DIY: Painted Thrift Store Desk Y’all know I often circle the local thrift stores in the hopes of finding new treasures. Last week, I found a solid wood desk with a few scratches and dings, but overall in really good condition. I mixed up a batch of color with some leftover paint samples, and transformed this old fashioned desk into a lovely green gem perfect for my little girl’s room. Here’s the Before and After: I had been looking for a desk for my daughter’s room, and got really lucky when I saw the $16.00 price tag on this desk at the local St. But get this. It would have been easy to sand it down and stain it like I did with this dresser, but with those feminine base legs and that French style hardware, I just had to place it in my daughter’s room, and that meant I had to paint it. I was inspired by these bright pieces I saw at the local Antique Fair a few weeks ago, selling for hundreds of dollars. Painting Older Wood Furniture: Supplies: Step One: Remove hardware. Step Two: Prime your piece with a good primer.