My mother is a quilter and for her birthday I made her abarn quilt square to hang on my father's shed that overlooks their back yardand garden. Living in the south we see large quilt squares on barns on farms but I thought itwould be great to make a small one for my mom. I couldn't find any directions onmaking one but figured it out with out too much trouble.
First pick out a pattern that is special to your family. Itcould be a quilt that is in your family or just one you like. I wanted a TexasStar since my mother is from Texas. Then pick out your colors. I used rustoleum latex paints but you can havepaints mixed up if you want. Home Depot and Lowes will cut plywood for you. Iused a 3' x 3' plywood square. They sellsmall squares so look for those to save money. Here is my shopping list:
This sofa arm table is a great solution for small spaces and using plumbing pipe to make it gives it a fun industrial look! Here’s how you can make a table just like this!Have you seen a sofa arm side table before? They basically fit right over the arm of your sofa and allow you to turn it into a table so you have a place to put down a mug, a snack, or whatever else you need next to you when you’re sitting down without taking up any floor space.
As we are re-siding our house from a pale yellow vinyl siding to a new "greige" (gray with brown tint) something had to be done to update or hide the utility meter.Repurposing old vinyl shutters, the eyesore actually became a deck focal point.All I had to buy was paint and hardware!
I am so happy that summer is finally here!! The days feel longer because of daylights savings time, and I am staying more inspired regularly! I still can’t believe how many more DIY projects I have around the house. I am in the process of redecorating my little apartment front patio, and I would love to try and create a quaint little outdoor sitting space. I went to the Home Depot blog for inspiration for this project. Since that was my inspiration I decided I needed to create a cute little tray that could be used out on the patio for maybe coffee in the morning. I also decided to create a cute set of faux marble coasters to go with it. FIRST PROJECT, I COMPLETED MY TILE COASTER FAUX MARBLE DIY. Supplies needed for this project: – 4”x4” Ceramic tile squares – Marble contact paper – Scissors – Black suede contact paper – Felt circle with adhesive on back
Today I'm sharing a super easy trick for making wood look like slate stone, and using it to transform an inexpensive hobby board into beautiful coasters! Read on to see how easy these were to make, and click over to my blog (www.build-basic.com) to get a free printable template!
Amazingly easy concrete with NO use of a mold and just your old CD cases! It really can't get easier than this. Nature brings us such amazingly detailed leaves so why not use them? You don't need any painting or artistic skills here but the final product is a mind blower!
I’m a really big fan of rescuing objects, because I don’t believe in throwing things away that still have use in them. Sometimes though you get something and think, “that’s the end of this”, like this rusty pan. But then I found this great tip to remove rust from metal using coke and tinfoil.
This past week, I came up with a project that I wanted to try for my mother's upcoming birthday. How about a wall of photo plates? Great idea and the plates make beautiful decorations!
This week’s Material of the Week is LED rope lights, and you’ll be amazed at how much light these lights can brighten up any area of your home. You can install them to brighten up a dark hallway, install them on your deck to bring some extra flair to your outdoor entertaining, you can even install them under your kitchen cabinets for some low level kitchen lighting. Take a look!
I feel like so many of my craft projects start out the same. I will be out for a walk on our farm and find some old piece of “junk” and get inspired to turn it into a funky home decor project or fun yard art.I found an old bike wheel out in the junk pile on our property and asked my mother in law if I could use it. I brought it back to our house where it sat on the front porch for a few days. My husband saw it and asked why there was a bike wheel sitting on the front porch.“Oh that,” I replied. “I’m going to make it into a wreath”. I quickly realized how crazy this sounded and continued to explain. “I know that sounds really weird, but I promise it will be really cool looking”My husband didn’t even bat an eyelash. At this point he’s so used to my weird projects he just nodded. “Oh I’m sure it will.” I guess the people in my life are used to my recycled craft shenanigans.The only difficult part of this project is removing the tire from the wheel and even that isn’t very hard.
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: