How to Re-screen your screens
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UPDATED: I figured an easy way to make them removable. For more details, please visit http://www.therozyhome.com/blog/making-your-own-window-grids-grilles-mullions. This project is the result of a little OCD and a lot of "there still is something missing in the dining room." Luckily, the latter and the former came into perfect harmony yesterday when I had my ah ha moment. I realized that I wanted to do grids on the window. Every window on the front of the house (even the little windows) have grids. In contrast, every window on the back and side did not. At first I thought they went this route because they wanted to enjoy the view. I mean, the view is why we bought the house.
As I was repainting the walls in my house, I thought, hmmm...why not paint this section like a faux beam? It's only paint right? if I don't like it, then I will paint it back to the wall color. I would love to cover it with the real thing but I don't have it and I can always do it later.
I have had these old windows sitting in my garage for the better part of a year that I found in the trash! When I saw them, I just new I could use them for something beautiful.
I (Vicki) decided to make a folding screen after I observed my yoga ball and mat are always in plain sight when not in use. I thought with a screen, I could place these in a corner with the screen in front and not have to look at them during the week! Bonus, I found a piece of mid-century looking vinyl for the screen that has jumpstarted the redecorating of my bedroom.
In the area we live in, backyards are very small and are commonly quite close to the neighbors. Even though my yard is enclosed by a fence, I wanted a privacy screen to further separate my backyard space from my neighbor’s house that is very close to mine on the other side. This wood slat screen was the perfect way to add a bit more privacy to my yard, and the contrast of the warm wood with the metal adds a lot of style at the same time. This was a relatively simple and inexpensive DIY project to complete in a weekend to beautify and improve my outdoor living area.
Are your utility boxes/meters visible on the side of your house? Have you built a 'privacy' screen or box for them? Our utility boxes and gas meter are on the West side of our house. Do we go over there a lot? No. Do I like the look of them? No. I'm not even sure if they are very visible to the drivers who pass by on their way down the street. But, I do see them when I am mowing or pulling weeds and they bug me.
This project has been four years in the making, yes I said four years! We have a problem with starting projects and letting them sit for years before we decide to finish them. Four years ago in June, we remodeled the pantry. You can see that project right here. I actually mentioned these doors in that post four years ago. Guess what, we finally got around to make it all happen!
Store closing sign and covid had inspired this built in in our office. Our family has been living in our home for the last 14 years and never had the need to use our office as intended for or what would show on a listing if you sell our house one day.I saw a sign front of World Market and it said “store closing “ which means you can score a deal. I went in and I found 3 floating shelves and decided to buy it and later to figure out what we will use it for. That’s me,discount,buy it and later we will see what to use it for. My husband hates it but it is what it is.Since covid started many people forced to work from home and also kids to learn virtual. Decided to convert our workout room to office and that’s how it started. Sat down to the sketching board and started brainstorming on what do we want and what we do not want.Anyway, here are some pictures of our projects. Should’ve taken more pictures . This isn’t a weekend project ,neither on the cheap side but I am convinced we saved money and when we will decide to sell our house it will help the sale.Enjoy it and if you have any questions please do not hold back.
I love midcentury modern furniture.It’s very on trend right now.Many fans of MCM furniture prefer it in its natural wood state so when I thrifted this one I knew I wanted to leave some wood elements and add some paint in a combo.
We found this typesetter's drawer for just a few dollars about 6 years ago and just never did anything with it...until last week.I have a challenge in my Blueprint member's group that consists of 3 things:Clean up/organize your workshop.Make your workshop pretty.Do something special for yourself.I'm joining my members in the challenge and I'm:Cleaning up my office (workshop already done)Making my office prettyCleaned up the typesetter's drawer, stained and mounted it on the wall of my master bedroom hallway.Here is the "BEFORE" of the typesetter drawer:
With no way to replace flooring, I decided to paint my tile floor to look like faux brick.We’re coming into week 4 of the $100 Room challenge and this week I’m taking on faux brick! (FYI There isn’t a week 3 for me because I took that week off.)I introduced my laundry room and the dilemma of the cracked tile floor. I already have practice since I stenciled my office flooring. This time, I wanted to try my hand at a faux brick pattern stencil.
I love finding treasures at the side of the road! When I spotted the pieces from an antique washstand in my neighborhood, I grabbed them up. After mulling over what to do with those 3 beautiful barley twist legs, I knew just what to make! A sweet cottage side table. Keep reading to find out how we built it.
After a long winter, I wanted to do a little something to liven up the library. Green, fresh, spring-like, but also with staying power. After noodling on it a bit I knew just what to do…In this post, I’m going to show you how to make a succulent planter (with drainage) out of a found piece of wood and some moss. This easy DIY will cost around $20 — including the mini succulents! We’ll also cover some basic indoor succulent tips and tricks. Thank you to Costa Farms for providing the succulents!
An old ugly door has never been more beautiful that this one. Well, it had an encounter with a can of black paint, but it was only for a short time. I mean, it only took a few minutes to apply a coat of paint, but the result is astonishing. And the small additions are only accessories – it’s like a little black dress that needs the right necklace to turn from dull to wonderful.Now it beautifies my creative office and helps me keep my projects in sight.
It's that time of year when all the gardening tools get to come out to play. And one of my favorite things to do in the garden is to trim back last year's dead growth. Today, I'm sharing how I prune mine for the best Spring blooms and how not to mess them up. I learned the hard way as usual.
My Mom is a big portion of who am I today. She taught me soo many things but most importantly she told me how to think outside the box. I am so grateful for that. Trying to apply that all the time. I cherished my time with her and all lessons she gave me. We loved to create things together, we loved to share our ideas. We loved to turn every day items into fun seasonal decorations. Egg cartons projects were my favorite crafts! FIND THEM ALL ON MY BLOG HERE Today I like to attempt to make a carrot out of egg cartons. Have you ever made one yet? Shall we begin our fun of Spring Easter decor on the budget? I am so looking for fun tiered tray Spring decor accessory so that maybe it
A few readers asked for a tutorial on how to make a macrame hanging produce bag, so here it is! It’s really quite simple to make, and how cute would it be hanging in a modern boho kitchen! The great thing about this bag is that it can be made to any desired length. I went a little crazy with my first one and made it ridiculously long. But hey, the instructions are the same; just use cords shorter than I did and be sure to finish it off once you’ve reached the length you prefer. (Affiliate links included for your convenience. As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See disclosure here.) supplies needed 8 pieces of 3mm cotton macramé cording, each 120″ in length painters’ tapescissors step 1 – preparation Cut 8 pieces of 3mm cotton macramé cording, each measuring 120″ long. I actually made this bag using cords 200″ long! Believe me when I say you can easily go with a shorter length of 120″ or greater. Also cut one more piece of cording approximately 40″ long for the Wrapping Knot. Be sure to tape all ends of the cords to prevent fraying while weaving the bag. step 2 – make the handle Gather the 8 pieces of 120″ long cords and find the center. Create the handle by making a vertical row of Square Knots (called a Square Knot Sennit). Tie the Square Knots with 4 cords grouped together in the middle, 2 cords on the left, and 2 cords on the right, as shown in the photo below on the right. Make approximately 18 vertical Square Knots for the handle.
I love bead strands. They can go with just about any style and there's so many ways to create them and get different looks 😍For this project, I wanted a strand that could go well with both my farmhouse style and boho style decor.*I refinish furniture for a living and home decor is extremely important when it comes to staging and photographing a piece for sale. Creating pieces that can be used with different styles of furniture is a must for me!*Time listed includes dry time, actual work time is minimal.*Price listed is an estimate for the cost of the amount of product used, not the initial cost of the product.*At the bottom of this tutorial, I have listed both the wood bead strand (spread across the surface) tutorial as well as the bowl vase (what the greenery and clay beads are in) tutorial in case you're interested in creating the entire look in the photo below
Spring is in the air and what better time then now to build a gorgeous flower vase holder. This would also work great for a plant propagation station as well.Follow along with me and I will show you how to create one Of your own.
If you've ever shopped for furniture you know things can add up pretty quickly! My best friend recently purchased her first home and wanted to move in with some fresh pieces. We found an upholstered headboard online for $800!! Yikes! After looking at it for a bit, I decided to spend a few bucks and try to make it myself
My friend (and if you read any of my other posts you know exactly 'which friend' I'm talking about) had a dresser in her bedroom. I wanted it. Like bad.She had tried to find me one like it, but I ended up with 'Gerard' (Garage Garbage finds new life) instead. While Gerard turned out wonderful, he still was not a good fit for what I needed in my bathroom. Too dark (and handsome LOL), too short , too wide and not near enough storage... sigh.Several weeks later she happens to find another dresser that matches the rest of her bedroom suite... aaaannnndddd I got the other dresser that I really wanted! Got in my truck and chanted 'mine, mine ALL mine!' just about all the way there! I really felt the need to call her 'My Precious' as I was about as obsessed as Gollum was with his ring!Hmmm I adore making over furniture, I may have a problem ...LOL
Celebrate the special Mom in your life with a beautiful handmade Mother's Day plaque that she simply will fall in love with! This is a lovely way of using spring flowers and pretty decorative trim. If pansies aren't her favorite, use any type of flower you wish to add colorful blooms. Plus, the trim is extra special with sparkly silver accents, too! And the best part, you can switch up the saying to one of your choice - maybe something sentimental like a love poem!
This post was written in collaboration with 2 Chicks and a Toolbelt but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Wait until you see how to paint fabric and transform a piece into something amazing on a budget.Are you looking to update upholstered furniture on a budget? Learn how to paint fabric upholstery with chalk paint in 10 easy steps.If you are anything like me, I have so many pieces that need to be recovered. The upholstery fabric is out of date, dingy, and could use an update.Two years ago, I painted the fabric on an antique bench and it turned out amazing!And because that bench turned out so well, I painted the fabric on a vintage chair too that I found on Facebook Marketplace for a steal.I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again if you are considering recovering or deconstructing a piece anyway, why not try to paint fabric first?It’s no loss if it doesn’t work out, because you were planning to recover it anyway.And painting fabric is such an inexpensive way to update a piece.The final result is a dramatic change.
Do you love a good matchmaking story? Oh good, me too! In fact, my very favorite kind is when two people from completely different worlds fall in love, scorn society's preconceived notions and make it work....just like Poldark! Today's furniture upcycle is a classic love story of opposites uniting and it has such a happy ending!
Change a sturdy coffee table into a multi-purpose furniture item - a perfect solution for a small budget, little space or no woodworking skills.
Today I’m going to tell you all about how we used wood flooring to create a fabulous shiplap feature wall in 1 afternoon!
Y’all pillows are the easiest and cheapest way to update your spaces for Spring. You can completely change your color scheme with fun, creative pillows. Plus, these would make great Mother’s Day Gifts.Today I’m sharing How To Make A DIY Spring Pillow using scrap fabrics with an easy no-sew method. This fun and creative craft project is addictive and you may be ripping up your clothes to make one. In addition, this fun craft would make a great Mother’s Day Gifts, Bridal Gifts and more.Supplies for DIY Spring PillowPillow Cover 20×20Permanent Fabric GlueFabric Scraps – Torn strips approx. 1/4-1/2 inch wide. Lengths can vary.Card Board or Card Stock to draw templateGreen Sharpie PenScissors
If you have wondered how to diy a roman shade I’ve got you covered! This tutorial is simple and for a beginner which is why I can do it and you can too! Several years ago I attended a beginner sewing class hoping I would become the next Martha Stewart. Although that never happened I did learn some sewing basics and how to sew a roman shade, which I am so glad to know. When I say basics I mean I can sew a relatively straight line and that is all the sewing skills you need to make a roman shade. PIN THIS!
What to do with those pallets? The quintessential DIY dilemma for all the pallet hoarders out there. When I recently salvaged a couple of half-pallets, I knew I needed to think fast because we don’t have a lot of storage! As it often happens, the inspiration for DIY projects comes from our daily life pain points: we have a vintage Mid-Century glass and brass coffee table that seems too precious to put anything on top – especially feet! It’s beautiful but, in the end, not very functional. It didn’t take long to realize the newly adopted pallets were the perfect base for a DIY Ottoman Coffee Table.
So last year my fave shop was selling these half whiskey barrels and I just needed one for the garden - at first I wasnt sure what I was going to do with it!then I decided that I would turn it into a planter and yes it took over a year of it sitting empty in the garden for me to do something with it !! I got plants for it last week & decided to sort it yesterday!!
We have a bit of yard space that we call the Fairy Forest created for children to use their imagination in. It has, of course, fairies, gnomes and their homes but we decided to include some musical fun as well. This is the first thing we added other then some windchimes and bells. Do you have a musical garden?
I love to craft for my home and to fill it with interesting upcycled fun decor. One of my favorite things to upcycle is old jeans in the past I have used tin cans and jeans to make some very cool planters. This time I wanted to make something to hang on my walls, I used old jeans again but combined them with wood and a Mason Jar. These vases would make a lovely gift too.
This is a wood filler hack I came across. Since I like to refurbish furniture, it has come in handy on numerous occasions. Basically, you use sawdust and either white glue or wood glue to make it. The filler works well and is easy to make. Read on to see my hack for filling/ plugging holes from old drawer knobs and pulls.