If you are in need of new flooring but don't have much money to spend (or even if you do) then this fits the bill! I created this floor out of brown paper, Elmers glue, stain and
polyurethane. It was easy to do (albeit time consuming) and is very durable. This room is 10 X 12 and cost about $80, but future rooms will cost about $30 since I have plenty of leftover supplies. Click through to read the tutorial....http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/03/paper-bag-floors-a-tutorial/
If you're like me and save little bits of paper, this is a good way to use up some of those smaller scraps. To make a confetti bowl or confetti cups, you'll need:
Paper Scraps- 1 inch circle punch- Paper Mache Paste - Mod Podge Gloss
Punch out several circles from your paper scraps. Make or purchase paper mache paste and create your bowl using a glass bowl or vase as a form. Once completely dry, remove from glass form and seal with a gloss finish. #SpringDecor
My son gave me a vintage lamp that reminded me of Ballard's Tasseau Lamp. I also really liked their seagrass lamp shade so I decided to make my own. I purchased a shade that I believe
they refer to as a sloped or tampered drum. I already had a placemat made out of some type of rattan. After unraveling it, I hot glued it to my shade making sure that my rows stayed straight. After I finished the horizontal strips, I glued a vertical strip to cover the seams. I love how it turned out! For now, it's in the foyer but once my office is complete, it's new home will be on my desk! To see more, visit my blog at http://awalkinthecountryside.blogspot.com/20...
I get asked a lot the differences between DIY chalk paint & ASCP & both are great for home DIY projects, but they are very different. Read this post for all pros & cons: http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2012/06/homemade...
This summer I endeavoured to not just fix second hand furniture but to build some pieces from scratch. First up: I designed and built this bar cart using galvanized pipes and pine for my
friend's new home. I even added glass holders on the underside of the top shelf. My friend was thrilled and I was happy to have pulled it off! For further details check out my blog: http://alifedesigned.blogspot.ca/2012/07/diy...
I was in love with the look of a rustic cooler for our patio, but was turned off by the high prices. So my husband and I took an old cooler apart and built our own! The base is held by a
2x2 frame, covered in reclaimed fence posts found by the curb. We attached a spigot to the drain hole in the cooler for drainage, used an antler shed for the handle, and added a bottle opener for decoration. It was so easy, and only $30 in supplies (since we had the cooler and fence wood on hand). You can check out the full step-by-step tutorial on my blog ( http://www.killerbdesigns.com/rustic-cooler-... ) to see how to make your own! It's a great addition to our back porch, and was so easy to make.