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We have those builder's grade row lights in our bathrooms- you know the ones with the bare bulbs that are ubiquitous in almost every home?! Steph was unable to find a new fixture she liked, so we came up with a plan to disguise the light. Much like you would make a cornice in a window treatment, we decided to do the same for the light.
After getting locked out of my house once, I vowed NEVER AGAIN! So I combined two trendy DIYs- stepping stones and mosaics- and added a secret key hider underneath.
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I live in a small 2 bedroom home and with that being said I took the smaller bedroom and made a walk in closet so I always needed somewhere for my grand- Munchkins to sleep when they come over. .. and I always wanted a Country Cottage!
I have loved Miles Redd ever since I saw his spaces featured in Domino magazine years ago. I mean, the man is brilliant. I love his Deconstructed Stripe fabric pattern. My blog is named The Striped House, so I love a good stripe patternA group of other bloggers and myself challenged ourselves to create a DIY piece inspired by Miles Redd. So I chose to create a Deconstructed Stripe vase.
Feed the birds and decorate a tree with suet ornaments! These cookie cutter ornaments are a creative and fun way to serve up nutritious treats to your backyard birds and help sustain them through the cold, winter months.
I love the look of lanterns in outdoor decorating, but the cost to buy them can get quite pricey, and most do not come with lights and I of course wanted both. I decided to make my own, lights and all. The cost , $12.00 to make two lanterns I can use year round in my outdoor decor!
If your winter is anything like ours, blankets cover the floors of your homes, because those kids/adults can never seem to put them away! This is a great project for creating a way to store and showcase your cold weather comfort items. But, don't let that limit you. It really could be used to store many different things. You won't believe how little it costs to make!
My sister wanted me to make her a blanket ladder for her new apartment so I got on it! There's many ways to make one using different size woods and stains to create whatever look you want. I went with an old wood look so I created the look with 2 different stains. First, you need to buy 2x2's and 1x2's.
I wanted to build a light fixture for my kitchen - but meet local codes. This was how I did it. Anything hard-wired in becomes part of the home, where something plugged in has a lot less requirements. I still hope to 'overbuild' anything for safety as well as quality. It's a good idea to research your attic's construction, look for any low-hanging wires, and to learn about light color while you're at it. Light color is rated in ° K (Degrees Kelvin). White hot is just too bright for most homes, but just fine for Lowes, Target, and Home Depot. 2700° is a nice warm/cozy look, 3000° will brighten things up, 3300° is a typical office, and anything over 4000° is just too bright for a home in my opinion. NOTE: You must research your local codes. If in doubt contact an electrician. The new outlet in the ceiling does not require a GFCI if the outlet is 6' away from a sink. Since you're building your own light fixture, a power cord from a device plugging into the outlet 6' or less will typically keep an inspector happy should you ever sell your home. Source: https://www.thespruce.com/kitchen-electrical-code-basics-1821527, and my local master electrician.
I found an old brick at our rental house the other day when we were doing yard work. It looks like any old building brick but when I saw the holes, it reminded me of a project I saw where someone had recycled an air brick into a pencil holder. I have a gazillion markers, calligraphy pens, pencils and small paintbrushes and am always looking for unique ways to display them on my desk so that I have easy access to them. I'll show you how I turned this ordinary brick into a useful pen holder for my desk.
This Project was inspired by a light I saw on pinterestcalled rings of Saturn. I wanted to put my own twiston it by using segmentation. I have always beeninterested in wood segmentation and the projects thatyou can make with it. This project is inexpensive andrequires very little tools. All your friends will be soimpressed when you start making things using thisnew skill you are gonna learn here. One thing I wantyou to take away from this video is that you don'tneed to spend hours building a fancy jig for your tablesaw to do perfect segmentation projects and I amgoing to show you how right now. so lets get started.https://youtu.be/aEiH4d_TOhc
At a conference this summer, we were introduced to a new product from the Aspect Tile Company--a peel and stick pallet tile! We were already familiar with their peel and stick stone tile as we had used it to tile Steph's kitchen backsplash. That was a really successful project so we knew working with the new wood tile would produce good results as well. Each workshop attendee got 30 sq ft of the tile of their choice- and we had to go with the wood! We tossed around several ideas as to what to do with the wood tile but ultimately decided to make a headboard for Steph's bed. The tile can be stuck to the wall, but we wanted to be able to remove the headboard when she decides to move, so we built a frame on which to attach the tile.
It seems there is never a shortage of problems that need creative solutions and for us one of those problems has been the lack of adequate lighting in the living room. For the last four years we have made do with two lamps on our end tables and let’s just say, the amount of light they offered left much to be desired. Making our own light fixture has been a goal of ours and so we have been mulling ideas over for quite some time. All we knew was that we definitely wanted something that gave off rustic, jungalow, boho vibes. We also wanted something inexpensive; something we could make out of upcycled and thrifted materials. It didn’t take long for us to settle on the garden lattice sitting abandoned at the back of our garage. Not only did it give us the look we were going for but it also helped us solve another design problem: what to do with the overgrown arrowhead vine taking over the living room. And then, almost in what could only be described as divine intervention, something possessed my husband to stop at a garage sale where he found this set of 5 really cool Edison bulbs for $5 (normally they would go for around $7 a bulb).
This project was only around $6 for the supplies needed. I posted an inspiration picture in Discussions/Ask Question (A new feature at Hometalk, I highly recommend that you check it out!) It was of a vase or candle holder that was in a vacation rental that we were at 4 years ago. I have always intended to try to recreate a version of it but never got around to it. I really wanted to give it a try but wasn't sure how to go about it. It was simply made with beads but it was so pretty and unique. I loved it! I posted the picture for inspiration in that forum to the whole Hometalk community and the next thing I knew, I was super motivated to make it and I was being encouraged by other Hometalkers. If you want to see the post that lead to this tutorial, you can find it here... http://www.hometalk.com/27511630/e-seed-bead-and-sequin-vases?scid=3709125