Do you use herbs in your cooking? This DIY herb garden might be just the thing to add to your summer patio. I love the fragrances and find myself picking a leaf or two, or just rubbing my fingers on some of my lovely herbs when passing by. I like using terra cotta on my patio and chose to build a vertical garden with them for my herbs.
My friends at Burlap Fabric sent me some beautiful red ticking stripe fabric. I knew the fabric would be perfect for a Christmas DIY! But if you’ve been around for a bit, you know that sewing is something I do not do. It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s just that I never learned how so I am so intimidated by it. I hope to learn one day, but today is not that day.So, I started thinking up some ideas for fabric that didn’t require sewing and the thought of a Christmas rag wreath hit me. I remembered that I had some left over drop cloth from my DIY bedskirt, so I grabbed that to add in as well.
Two of our three Workshop Wednesday segments were in Steph's kitchen. First we shared a look back at our Aspect Peel and Stick backsplash projects. You can see that here on Hometalk. We installed this two weeks ago and have been very pleased with how it has held up.
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.
I discovered a no-carve method to create a blooming pumpkin, that is easy and safe to assemble. This blooming pumpkin centerpiece has the appearance of a pumpkin vase, but saves time, preserving your pumpkin since you don't cut it.
I’ve been searching for a storage solution for our entryway. It had to be shallow enough that it wouldn’t be obtrusive and block the stairs or make the space feel even more cramped than it already was. I found this cute little antique maple secretaries desk at “Lisa’s Upscale Garage Sale” for $65 and it was pretty close to being the perfect size! But it has some issues and was not very attractive! So this is how I transformed it into a cute little storage cabinet just in time for the scarves & mittens & hats (Oh my) season!
I'm a baker and a bit of a collector (hoarder?). I love baking tins, cookie cutters, etc. I have a stash of 6-cup muffin tins that I picked up at a thrift store. I have never baked only six of anything, so I'm not sure why that purchase ever happened. I have discovered something fun to do with them however...
My daughter's school had a Trunk or Treat for the 2nd time this year. Each class had a book theme, ours was The Cat in the Hat. I had a great time doing it and most of all seeing it come together.I think anyone can use these great ideas for a birthday party as well.... or even classroom decor. Hope you enjoy.
Materials:Scrap paper (I used newspaper, but you can use junk mail or whatever you have on hand.)A blenderA large, shallow container2 splatter guardsA dry dish towel (or two)A spongeWaterHair dryer (optional)Yep, that’s it! Now here’s the process:STEP ONETear your paper into small pieces.
A couple years ago, I painted my fireplace and built-ins white. I love color and patterns and prints, but I cannot commit to them longer than a couple months. My likes and favorites change with every season it seems. I love how people change the inside color of bookcases, it's adds character and depth to a room. So I set out to create something temporary that would damage my built-ins.I love animal prints (I think they act as a neutral), but since I wanted to do this cheap, I was going to have to create it from scratch. I bought some stiff display board at the art store and they were able to cut it down to the exact sizes I needed to fit the back of my bookcase.If you'd like to read the full original post, you can read it here.
I hate stripping. It is messy, time consuming and to be effective, it usually involves harsh chemical products.If you also hate it, you will like this tutorial. I will show you how I re-stained the top of this buffet without stripping or sanding it down using gel stain.
Over the last couple of months, I've done a few major purges of our house. I'm at the point where clutter drives me absolutely insane, so whenever I come across it, I can't help but go into "trash or donate" mode.My most recent purging session brought me face-to-face with a dusty container of Christmas bulb ornaments I'd picked up from a clearance shelf a few years ago. At the time, I thought I'd use some of them to decorate the tree each year, but that never ended up happening.So, when I was cleaning out our storage space and came upon those ornaments, I knew I had to do something about them. The last thing I wanted was to continue to hold on to something that had become completely useless. However, rather than not getting my money's worth out of the bulbs and hauling them off to Value Village, I decided I was going to dig into Pinterest to find a project that would put those things to good use.Within seconds, I came across the perfect solution to my holiday clutter problem: an ornament wreath.
So my place has a serious lack of storage and that’s led to a very cluttered entryway. I wanted to add some sort of organization to the space, somewhere to put shoes, hats, gloves and etc. AND I also really wanted to try my hand at building some floating shelves. Two birds one stone right?It was a match made in heaven.