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Quick Install of Concrete Countertops! I had to share what Cassie had to say about the kitchen in her email: Hi there! I really wanted to send you my kitchen remodel for a couple reasons: 1) We are renting and didn’t want to spend a ton of money, which I think can account for a lot of people out there and… 2) We have done several remodels before but did some things different this time and wanted to share our new, fast and super cheap idea with the world.
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. 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.
My poor desk has been sitting there covered in papers and bills (ugh) for way too long. It needed something to make it look a little bit more inspirational than it did so I would actually want to sit there and work. And now, I think it does! I wasn’t going to do a moodboard and I’m still not sure if I’ll bother with the typical magazine tear-sheet moodboard – because I hate ripping up my magazines!
I made these awesome wall hangings last year and they are one of the few decorations in my house that I have never gotten sick of or moved around. I saw the idea in Lowes Creative Solutions and obsessed over it until I could make them for myself. I shared them on my family blog at the time, but I've received so many compliments on them recently that I thought I'd share them here as well.
6 Jun Hi All! 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.
I don't know about you, but I've seen a lot of rustic accessories and tableware popping up all over design blogs lately. 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.
This is 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.
Do It Yourself (DIY) is a term used to describe building, modifying , repairing or any kind of activity done by yourself, without help from a professional. This term came into common use in the ’50s when people started to do things around the house by themselves , that is why it refers to home improvement. In recent years the term DIY has taken a larger meaning, covering now a wide range of skill sets and it is somehow related to Arts and Crafts, offering in the same time the strongest fact about DIY, it provides an alternative to modern consumer’s culture emphasis on relying on others to satisfy your own needs. The DIY movement is represents a re-introduction of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in any materials aspect of living. This major movement is supported by publications world-wide providing ideas and techniques, like we do now.
I have any number of old guitars in various states of disrepair kicking around, waiting for the day when I will either resurrect them into playable condition or wave the white flag and salvage them for spare parts. But it seems there may be a third option. Here is a clever idea that can give a cheap old guitar one last shot at the big time.
Get ready for the holidays with handmade 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!
So, I finally just changed all the burnt out light bulbs in my house. So now my left with old light bulbs and being the environmentalist I am, I do not want to throw them out. I want to make art with them! So I was looking at different crafts and I came across this vase. I was ready to make it on the spot but sadly I do not have all the materials, so I decided to share it with all of you!
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.
A while back I started collecting glass containers. Tall ones. Short ones. Fat ones.
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)