Some vintage quilts are in gorgeous shape and can still be used on a bed...but then there are others that are falling to pieces! When I found one at a thrift store...that was gorgeous in spots but disintegrating in others, I decided to salvage what I could...and here is the first project I made!
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This was a super fast way to add a fun character piece to your home!Check out the video below! Or just follow the steps!Following me in Insta || Spruced.Sticks || to see all the latest projects I have goin' on!Check out more fun stuff on my YouTube page || https://www.youtube.com/c/AlyssaReinholz
If you're anti-painted furniture, you're going to loooove these...
Did you know that air plants are powerful air purifiers? Or that they take up water and nutrients through their leaves? These fascinating plants are found growing on trees and rocks in their native habitats, opening up some wonderfully creative ways to display them in your homes.
This is the perfect dream desk for anyone looking to save space in a stylish fashion. This is a wall mounted with a few built-in items. Starting with the back panel this is mounted to the wall with the French cleat system and wrapped with RF LED strip controlled by a remote. To the left corner, there’s a drink holder. In the middle section of the desk, there is an integrated power outlet with two USB port. To the right of that, there’s a small desk grommet to pass wires through giving the desk a clean look. As a way to stay wire-free, there is a hidden wireless charger. The bottom is removable so if any electronics ever fail you can easily replace it. Last but not least the desk is designed as a two-part system to easily break down and transport.
Some of you may have noticed the large wardrobe in the corner of the room when you looked at the light project I did..... It started off a hunk of brown wood as below.
Using Annie Sloane's chalk paint (the colour is Florence)I brought it in line with other pieces I've been doing for this room. I love how it has turned out. But you may be starting to know me. And I like surprises and lots of Magic......
Painting the inside of the wardrobe a harvest yellow made the wardrobe sing when you opened the door. I then added a dandelion decal and butterflies for more effect.
I found this oversized art for $14.99 and was originally drawn to the frame only. But over time, I didn't' have the heart to paint this old canvas...even if it did represent old 1960's reproduction art you'd find in motels. I give old pieces "a chance" before I tackle them with a paint brush. The seascape grew on us...so I found a temporary solution by creating "new" art that I can change with the seasons, and still display the seascape if we want to at a later date.
Backgrounds can be changed with each season.
Warmth is easy to add in most rooms through textiles. But what about a garage? I spend a lot of my time working in my garage painting and building furniture for my business. So I wanted an easy way to make the room feel warm and inviting. What I came up with accomplished that, plus used up old scrap wood and reminded me of past projects. Best of all, it was free. Learn how to make your own scrap wood wall.
After seeing alot of other people doing this online, we decided to try our hand at it. We had planned on using 3/8" plywood but after looking at what was offered at the time at the local Home Depot, we chose 3/4 inch 7ply plywood. We got the sheets home and ran it through the table saw to 6 inch wide planks. We sanded the planks to give a beveled edge to them, then cleaned off the dust for staining.After we had several of the boards dry after staining, we took them into the bedroom to put down. We used "Liquid Nails" on the back of each board and tacked each one down with 18 guage 1.5" nails. After all the boards were nailed down, we used a pole and pad to apply the polyurathane. We let it dry for 12 hours before applying the second coat. We then let that "cure" for 4 days before moving furniture on it.We really like how it turned out and are planning on doing the rest of the rooms like this.
Succulents can create beautiful centerpieces for a table, console table, outdoor living space, or to simply place on a shelf. Instead of placing each succulent in individual pots, place them in one open container for a gorgeous miniature garden of succulents. Here's how!
Have you ever looked at a lovely fall centerpiece and wondered how to arrange one yourself? Here are 6 easy steps for creating a pretty pumpkin centerpiece.
If you are looking to add character to a room or space in your home, think about stenciling an accent wall. Stencils are very inexpensive, easily customizable as far as colors and sometimes sizes, and they turn out absolutely gorgeous. If you are willing to put the time in, you can create a gorgeous focal wall in your home using a stencil.
Ever wish you had a way to make a mold of your favorite things? Say... a mason jar? I've combined 3 ingredient to make these one of a kind mold you can use for anything! Here's how to make them:Please note - do NOT use this DIY to make molds used for food or items you will ingest.
We’ve been talking about building a pallet tiki bar for a LONG time. We had this perfect empty spot in our back yard under a palm tree that was just screaming for a bar! My husband dubbed it the TreeKee bar instead of the Tiki Bar since we planned to use the tree as part of the actual bar. Confused? Don’t be. Keep reading to find out how we did it.Step 1 – Measure and map out the area…We played around with a layout and decided we were going to use 2 pallets in the front to make the actual bar area. Each pallet is 4 ft wide which would make it 8 ft across. We felt this would comfortably seat 4 bar stools. We knew we'd need at least 6 posts to hold up the pallets and the roof. As for the roof we planned to put one on, but the tree branches would remain on the roof as part of the ‘tiki look’.
Having researched Pintrest and collecting a number of "inspiration" pieces, I decided to be on the lookout for cigar boxes. My first inclination was to check with a local smoke shop thinking maybe, just maybe, they gave away the empty boxes. No such luck, they wanted $12+ each. Darn! My experience with garage sale'n has taught me that it isn't because they aren't there, only means because I wasn't looking. Sure enough, w/n a few weeks, I'm at a garage sale where there are 15 cigar boxes. "How much, if I take them all?" $5 = SOLD! Couple of lessons here for crafters. 1.) Patience = wait for the deal. 2.) Know your prices. At .33 cents each, I could afford to make mistakes and throw out any unused boxes. Not that that's gonna happen, at least not yet!