One of the ways I fell most fulfilled in my life is by seeing forward motion. I'm a home school mommy, co-owner of a fitness company, and an aspiring "superwife". Because of this, sometimes my personal dreams, wishes, and feeling of fulfillment get put to the sides so that I could emphasize the things that my family needs. But today my husband, Gabe, has Mia for one full hour. They're downstairs happily playing Legos, so I am going to build a luxury headboard!This is a DIY project that I've had in my head for over a year. I'm excited to see what I can accomplish in an hour.
Paige was pretty scratched up and worn out, but she had good bones. We snatched her up and packed her in with all the other pieces we found that day and took her home. She was an after thought. Why not? She had potential.
Today would be a great day to use up a few of those pill bottles that you have been collecting. Why not turn a few into Holiday tree ornaments and be able to add them to your Christmas ornament collection. This is an easy project and will upcycle a few of those plain bottles that have accumulated over time.
We all know everyone has the power to DIY their home into a space they love, but imagine if cost wasn't a concern at all!Well, with last week's lottery headlines, we couldn't help but ask ourselves every DIYer's #1 pipe-dream question: If you won the lottery, which room in your home would be the first to undergo a renovation?So, what do you think? Tell us which room in the comments below!
Ahhhhh, fall! We love fall foliage more than almost anything, and we can never get enough of it! What does your area look like this season?Quick, before the leaves completely drop, snap a picture of your fall foliage and share it with us in the comments! Include your state, and maybe we'll get a chance to see fall from every corner of the country!Photo with the most "likes" will win a Hometalk prize!
For my tabletop challenge, I decided to try my hand at a mosaic. After researching multiple options I chose to use flat back gems. Because this was my first mosaic project, I decided to go with basic colors and design. I began with a small bedside table that could be used for family photos, a small plant, or just as a focal piece. I began by outlining my design. I must admit that I made several changes before I found the right design.
In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the process of creating beautiful foiled, alcohol ink polymer clay tiles to add to a wooden box.First, I found a free stained glass pattern that I liked, and I cut it out with my Cricut. You could also just print it and cut it out with an Exacto knife. Save the cutouts from each area--you'll use these later on as stencils on your polymer clay. The box wasn't quite squared off, so that's why there are gaps around the edge.
I started with finding 4 small little chairs to go with an unfinished 36" round table. I then placed Mexican fabric I brought up from Mazatalan, Mx. and placed the fabric with new padding on each chair. Then, I found a Mandala pattern that I created. I bought Mexican tile to use on the mosaic on the top of the table. I painted the entire table and chairs and bought a glass top for the table to protect the mosaic art work.
I sometimes collect baskets to put pots in my garden. Unfortunately they do not last but one season because wicker rots out in the weather. I do not know why I did not do this sooner but here is my solution for any of those $1 wicker baskets you find at garage/yard sales-
Dip them in hypertufa (or concrete) and turn them into garden planters and baskets. There are steps to follow and you need to find baskets that will soak up water to make this work. I did 3 baskets and now I am going to hunt garage sales for more!
Creating. Inspiring. Gardening without the rules!...
This was a theme used in my prior home and we copied it in our new home. I love the country! I had chosen resin lattice initially and it worked superbly, but it was a little dirty from being in storage. Out came the scrub brush and hose and it cleaned up easily. The greenery got the same treatment.
I’ve wanted a sunflower/sunburst mirror for a while. I found a couple that I liked at the store, however, I wasn’t a fan of the price. After some research, I knew the best material for this project was heavyweight cardstock. I was going to use a circular mirror but I decided I needed something on top to decorate, then, Eureka! I will use a wood embroidery hoop and clothespins. They are easy to find and really affordable. I drew the pattern and guide to make the placement of each petal easy-peasy and you can download them form my blog avantimorocha.com using your social media to unlock the file or buy it in my Etsy shop.
This is a pottery barn hack for the blue Cobalt stained glass vases. The pottery barn version is $129! But this vase cost me less than $2.00 because I used an apple juice bottle I already had. This stained glass method can also be done with Mason jars or any vase or jar of your choice.To make the stain lighter, just add a little water to the mod podge before mixing.
Here are my 5 favorite container veggies for beginning gardeners. They’re all easy to start from seed and will grow happily in containers on your patio, driveway, poolside…wherever you can fit ‘em. Important! Container plants need excellent potting soil and natural fertilizers to grow their best. Click here to see the exact fertilizer I use and recommend.
Like so many of you, I love to decorate with mason jars. I use them for so many different purposes-to hold makeup brushes, in the bathroom to store cotton balls and q-tips, etc. I love to decorate with soft shades of blue and sometimes the blue mason jars can be costly or hard to find. For some reason I tend to have a lot of glass jars and vases that I pick up at thrift stores or flea markets. Here is what I started with: