Redneck Wind Chimes
A friend from Kentucky sent us this photo. A definite do-it-yourself project (LOL). What do you think?
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Making fun things for the garden is one of my favourite things to so so I decided to create some repurposed garden flowers using thrifted strainer steamers.
Lodi’s Room Reveal complete with New Light Fixtures! Starting at the beginning… When I renovated this home back in 2014-2015 I designed this as a wide hallway which included a huge closet made specifically to house a 6 foot chest freezer. At the end of the hall I put our “back door” which included a doggie door in it – which was a great straight shot out of the house for my big dog at the time. In 2018 I got rid of the chest freezer and I was playing around with making this wasted area into a reading nook / day bed / dog bed area and putting up some kind of gate so I could lock dogs back here whenever I needed to…
My daughter-in-law happened to be shopping and saw some chimes. She took a photo and sent it to me saying "You can make this!". This wasn't the first or last time she's had faith in me to do a knock-off. I proceed to figure it out. It usually doesn't come out exactly as what she saw because I always add my own twist by using what I have in my Treasure Pile.
I love wind chimes in the garden. Hearing the sound of them brings me back to so many wonderful times in the backyard - as an adult and as a child. I looked into making my own and found that they were surprisingly easy! These wind chimes can be customized in so many ways - and awesomely enough - the supplies are soooo inexpensive! (Material sources can be found in the blog post)
I love to use things in ways they weren't intended and after thrifting a fabulous set of six small silver goblets I went on a quest to find everything I needed to repurpose them into wind chimes. Pop over to my blog to see the full tutorial of how I put these wind chimes together using only thrifted silver pieces.
A few weeks ago, I saw a nice Love shelf project and thought it could really feet in my house. I drew up various designs based on pictures of various LOVE shelves that I had seen. Then, I decided how tall I wished the shelf to be and came up with the other dimensions. Then I went to the wood store to purchase my wood and the hardware store to purchase the rest. For the shelf lover, I have also included a free plan that I made to do it yourself if you want via our blog article below this description.Check out our video for moreAdd Me HereFacebook https://www.facebook.com/MyATCtv/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/myatctv/
This fun project is a homage to my adoptive state of Arizona, also known as the Copper State. One of our most recognizable symbols is the mighty saguaro cactus. I created this decorative project with soldered copper plumbing parts and and made it patina overnight into beautiful turquoise and brown shades
We don't know what it is about tree stumps that we love so much - maybe the natural texture, the joy of reusing materials, or the fact that they're completely free. Whatever the reason, we LOVE them, and we know you do too, which is why we collected some inspiring and crazy cool pictures of tree stump upcycles that you'd better not miss! 1. Tree Stump Planter
Trying different ways to cheer up the mood, bring love, colour and cheer to life as well as the garden is always a passion of mine, so when I saw these lovely natural grey thick flat slate hearts i thought they could do with a bit of something extra to bring them to life!
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. Click HERE for the full tutorial...including my secret trick for a fool proof stepping stone!
As you may have noticed, I’ve been on a quest to update the outdoor spaces of my home for the past few months. Beyond adding a new coat of paint, I wanted to add some decor to my fence to spruce it up a bit and add some visual interest. These DIY decorative plates are easy to make and super cheap. They will only last a season or two, but with a project this cheap and easy you’ll be happy to make a new set when needed. Follow my step-by-step tutorial below to get started today!
I am happy that spring has finally arrived here in New Jersey! I am loving all the daffodils that are blooming in my front yard. I adore the warmer temperatures. I was feeling crafty recently, so I did a quick and easy craft for my backyard – wind chimes!
I’ve made a lot of silverware wind chimes over the years, and with warm weather hopefully coming some time soon I was wracking my brain trying to come up with a new version. One day I was sitting and looking out the living room window contemplating my options… and an idea came to me. A spray painted silverware wind chime.Why not?It’s something I’ve never tried, and I’m always game to try something new.
Have you ever seen a piece of a fallen tree and thought hmmmm FAIRY HOUSE?! Maybe it's just me but I love the fun and magic of fairies!Our Fairy Forest is growing and as it evolves we've actually tried our hand at making their homes rather then just buying them. Here is our DIY on the most recent one...
I am showing you yet ANOTHER curbside find. If you have followed me for awhile then you know that it is usually my husband that finds me good furniture in the trash (that I then turn into treasure). However, I scored BIG when a friend of mine who is a realtor and just sold a house in her neighborhood, texted me a picture of a huge pile of nice furniture that this client had put out for the trash. Good stuff too. She knows I like to makeover furniture so she said she thought of me immediately. Needless to say we rushed over there and took a bunch of things. Check out this pile….Will ya look at all this good stuff!!!
Give your curtains the trim with this easy project. We are all about how to make big faux leather curtain tassels!This project is sew simple (see what I did there?). I needed a little more “wow” for the curtain panels in my most recent One Room Challenge. You can see the final reveal here. I loved the plaid panels and the added faux leather curtain tassels made all the difference.
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!
This post will talk about my experience/how to with Giani, Inc. Nuvo Cabinet Paint. Giani was gracious enough to send my this paint to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review of their product. We used this paint on out master bath vanity during the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge, and let me tell you, it was SO easy (WAY easier than our kitchen cabinets – I honestly wish I would have used this stuff in our kitchen, because not only is it super simple, but it looks gorgeous and has held up great)!(I later used Nuvo in our guest bath makeover as well - we love It and it has held up so well over the past 3 years).((Head to my blog for more!)
By re -using and recycling our old baseboards coupled with molding purchased from kijiji. The wainscoting molding and chair rail is a great way to instantly add value to your your home at an affordable price. Full post of how i installed wainscoting can be found Wainscoting + Chair Railing - illuminatedhut
I’ve never liked my kitchen tile but removing and replacing would be a pretty big project. Paint makes a huge impact everywhere else so why not on my floors?? I’m no stranger to painted tile but I decided to use a new product! Will it withstand the heavy use in a kitchen??
My husband was complaining about the mess of books in my son’s room this past weekend – to which I responded that if he doesn’t like it he should come up with a solution to store them!He grunted and said he didn’t want to spend money on a bookshelf.I decided I needed to prove a point – that we had everything we needed to make one in the house already – so I set out to make my own cardboard bookshelves. I was determined to do it in an afternoon….and I succeeded!Here’s how!Materials Needed – DIY Cardboard BookshelvesCardboard Boxes – I used one strong vegetable crate as well as on large and one medium sized cardboard box. Read on or watch the video to see how you can adapt this to fit your own space and the boxes you have available.A craft knifeGlue (I used Gorilla Glue which is actually for wood but regular craft glue will work too) and/or Duct Tape (I used both!)Measuring TapePen or PencilClamps (optional)The full written instructions are below or you can watch the video tutorial here:
I have never done one of these before…. A Knock Off Challenge is where you choose an expensive item from a fancy, high class store– then you make an inexpensive imitation. Now if you’ve read my blog for any length of time you know that my favorite words are “free” and “yard sale.” So I wasn’t sure what I would be able to find, that I could copy inexpensively.But I think I found a winner!!! I walked into my local Ethan Allen furniture store at the beginning of March 2020– just a few days before everyone in the world got sent to their rooms. Well, you know what I mean. So I was short on time in more ways than one. And guess what I found? I found this gorgeous Ethan Allen Orb Chandelier. Isn’t it fabulous?!Orb Chandelier from Ethan Allen
Summer is coming and I am ready to entertain friends and family, how about you? There are so many fun ways to entertain at home in the summer.I would love to have you stop by my blog , Celebrate & Decorate for more details as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...
Large scale wall art can be difficult to source at a reasonable price. I have more tutorials on my blog how to make large art out of a shower curtain. In this tutorial I’ll share how to make a frame for an inexpensive wall mural from Society6 for under $50!
Learn how to refinish a wooden picnic table in 4 easy steps with this DIY tutorial!
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