After what seemed like an eternity I FINALLY gave in and made my own version of this bench. This is another element of my backyard transformation, that I am documenting-slowly but documentation nonetheless.
I wanted to create a tiered stand for displaying treats when everyone comes over to watch a baseball game. It was time to get creative!
So I was visiting my mom and saw she had kept all the clear glass vases the flowers came in over the years from the florist. So I decided to paint them. Not a new idea on this website, but I do have a few tips that might help someone trying for the first time.
We've heard a lot of people saying that white cabinets are out. If white is out, what's in next?What cabinet color do you think will be the next hot trend? Vote below by typing the letter or style you choose in the comments!
Winter is in full swing, and while our spirits are high, temps are low! If you’ve already made your chunky yarn blanket, and you’re still feeling the chill, it might be time to consider insulating your windows. This project does not have to be an expensive one; it’s an easy DIY that will reduce your energy costs and save you money. Order our Material of the Week, Window Insulation Kits here, and follow this tutorial to draft-free windows in no time!
My inspiration for this project was for my husband. He is a long haul trucker and the laws in some states do not allow the trucks to sit and idle to run the air conditioners. However, this project would help anyone who needs cooler air in a home, car, or even camping tent. Truckers would prefer to drive in the day and sleep in the cool of the night, but that is not their choice. Often they sleep in the heat of the day with no air conditioning in their hot cab.
We finished our attic space as my home office, and the window above my desk faces due west. Since I live in Alabama, the summertime heat from this window was becoming unbearable. It was HOT in this room even though we took extra precautions and added foam insulation. We installed anIndow window insert and immediately the temps started dropping. The shade-grade window insert filters out 90% of the UV-light and made SUCH a huge difference in my heat gain up in this attic space. It's like a pair of sunglasses for my window. The standard inserts block out heat and cold drafts. They also make privacy inserts and acoustical window inserts to block noise. I am blown away by how much this shade-grade window insert helps with the temperature at my desk. The average cost of the window insert is $24 per square foot for the standard grade. Check out the before and after of my office space with this window insert...
I have long pondered how I could fashion a headboard using materials from the dollar store. At first blush, it’s not the kind of thing you would expect to be possible. However, I’m always up for a challenge and finally came up with the following relatively easy idea.
In the news lately there have been reports of people putting cameras on the outside of peepholes to see into your house/apartment/hotel room. I (Steph) started thinking about the peephole in my front door and possible ways of covering it when not in use.
After much thought, I came up with a DIY solution that is cute, functional, removable, and adds a little more security to my home. Mom helped bring the idea into reality and had most of the materials we used in her craft stash! Visit our blog to watch a video of it come together.
The first time I did this project, my goal was to make decorative storage for friends. I had a lot of left over rope so I decided to use make more baskets! This time I made them a little smaller and they were the perfect size to hold some snacks at the snack table at my wedding. These rope baskets are cute, cheap, and easy to make!
Old books. We all have them. We've all seen them. In this case, my neighbor dropped me off a set of enclopedias from the 1980's that were about to go out with her garbage. Rather than see them destroyed, I thought, what I could I with them?Turn them into home décor of course! But they would need some work.....let's get to it!
We had to relocate the light in our laundry room. We wanted a really neat light in the room so we started thinking of ideas and I remembered that Young House Love Blog made their own clothespin light for their laundry room and I knew I had pinned some different ideas on Pinterest, so off I went to get the details.