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All-Occasion Chalkboard Banner. I admit it.

All-Occasion Chalkboard Banner

I like to get the most bang for my buck. And that’s what you get with today’s project. 38 Anthropologie Hacks. Home Decor 1.

38 Anthropologie Hacks

Build this bookcase. Filled with vintage 1st edition books, the Anthro versions costs $1400. With a few simple supplies from the hardware store, you can easily make a case to house your own books, for waaay less. Spool Bookcase. Tweet I love all things upcycling (<– click there for some examples) especially wooden pallets.

Spool Bookcase

Now PinkStiches shows us how to make a cool bookshelf out of s spool: I’m pretty sure most of my spending money goes towards books and fabric. I have more books than I know what to do with and probably ten more books on the way from Barnes & Noble as I’m typing out this post. Quick Install of Concrete Countertops! Kitchen Remodel! - Remodelaholic.

Painted glass tabletop. I try to get my hands on every material I can think of, and sadly, that means I can never make a quick trip to the hardware store.

painted glass tabletop

Even when I plan to rush in and grab a packet of bolts or a can of paint, I always leave three hours later with those things, plus a sample of random plastic tubing and tons of half-formed ideas. But when this project from Kara Paslay landed in my inbox, I ran to the store, bought the supplies, and wasted no time making one of these tabletops myself. This project is so easy to re-create; even the intricate triangle design that Kara has made requires mainly patience and a steady hand. I think this would make a wonderful project for outdoors; since the painting is on the underside of the glass, it can be protected from the elements and easily cleaned. It’s great that you can customize the design however you please, but Kara’s bright, summery geometric pattern was too beautiful for me to pass up. Have a DIY project you’d like to share? Materials Instructions. Crafty decorating: painted cork-tile pinboard « the happy home. Letter Art « 346 Living. 6 Jun Hi All!

Letter Art « 346 Living

Hope your Monday is going well. We all know the zinc letters at Anthropologie, right? Well they’re totally cute but at $18 a pop, that just won’t do. DIY Tuesday: Rustic Pencil Holder. I don't know about you, but I've seen a lot of rustic accessories and tableware popping up all over design blogs lately.

DIY Tuesday: Rustic Pencil Holder

The wood cake stand is one of my favorites, and I'm hoping to be able to make one soon so I can share the DIY with you! I love the idea of bringing the outdoors in through rustic or organic design elements. Which is why I was thrilled when my husband made me this wooden pencil holder. The piece of wood is one that his friend found by a river bank. The Easiest Pillow Cover Ever. This is the easiest pillow cover ever.

The Easiest Pillow Cover Ever

No measuring! No sewing! Just fold and tie. You need a piece of fabric 3 times as wide plus a few more inches and twice as tall plus a few more inches as the pillow. 34 DIY headboard ideas. The headboard is now looked at as a mainly decorative element in our bedrooms.

34 DIY headboard ideas

As it usually happens, it all started from a practical reason/purpose.The headboard, a piece of furniture that is attached to the head of the bed, was initially an element that isolated sleepers from drafts and cold. Back then the buildings were less insulated and thus such a feature was needed. The headboards were made of wood because it’s a material that’s less conductive than stone or brick for example. With time, this function has been lost and replaced by a purely aesthetical function. Headboards are mostly decorative now, although they do have a certain amount of functionality. These 34 diy headboard ideas exposed here are not competing with each other, by the contrary these are the best projects we could find to show you, and all of them are equally interesting.

An Old Guitar as Shelving recyclart. 101 Handmade Christmas Ornaments. Get ready for the holidays with handmade ornaments!

101 Handmade Christmas Ornaments

There’s something about handmade ornaments that really make me smile. I made ornaments every year with my mom as a child and creating this list reminded me of some of those classic ornaments. She still has some of them to hang on her tree! Have you ever made a quilted ornament without sewing? Those were some of my favorites! Top your gifts with glitter cookie cutters, make yarn wreaths with your children, add a favorite photo to a felt Polaroid ornament for your best friend…I could go on and on. There are a million ways to use these and they are all quick projects. Now you just need to set up an ornament party and make some with your friends and family. DIY $5 Flower Vase! So, I finally just changed all the burnt out light bulbs in my house.

DIY $5 Flower Vase!

So now my left with old light bulbs and being the environmentalist I am, I do not want to throw them out. Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away.

I have way too many half finished projects in my life. With that little bit of motivation I came up with a fun D.I.Y. to display some of my favorite song lyrcis in our newlywed home. Crafts / Fun! (Vases, rubber bands, and spray paint). Landee See, Landee Do: Thumbtack Vase Fillers. Iron on Wall Art. I have been meaning FOREVER to do something about the wall above my little guys crib. It looks like this: (SORRY--bad camera phone picture)