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Am I the only one that’s noticed a big shift in popularity of anything wood on a wall? I’m guessing we can thank Joanna Gaines for that! I have to agree though, that adding any sort of wood to a wall adds warmth and architectural detail. I’ll also admit that I’m a huge fan of planked walls (shiplap, board and batten, you name it, I love it). That’s why I’ve decided to plank a few areas in my dining room and show you how I added wood planks to our dining room column and side walls.Over the past year I have become very familiar with adding different types of wood to my walls. I’ve created a faux shiplap wall with no power tools, an easy DIY board and batten with minimal materials, and now I’ve decided it’s time to use real wood to plank our column and side walls.The wood planks I’m using are from Weaber Lumber. Weaber has a great instructional video on how to install the boards HERE. You can see the boards I received HERE.
Who's ready for Christmas???? I know I am! It's time to pack away the Halloween stuff and start gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year! Though I'm sad to say goodbye soon to my favorite time of year (fall), it isn't such a disappointment because I know I can start making and putting out DIY Christmas decor. Wait 'til you see these jolly giant ornaments! I've seen giant ornaments you can hang on your porch but these have a little twist to them.
Design Dilemma- you update one part of your room and then you have to update all of it. It's a serious problem people!! Case in point- my new super awesome patterned wall panels! I was lucky enough to win a roll of wallcovering from 2Modern several months ago. Since then I've thought about how I would use it in our home. I couldn't hang it the traditional way since we are only renting and can't put anything permanent on the walls. I've seen online where people use starch to hang fabric but that seems really messy and I wasn't sure if it would work for wallpaper or not. So what was my quick, no nail, non-permanent solution? Command Strips!
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.
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.
These 5 easy homemade gift ideas are more heart-felt: Mod Podge fabric onto a cheap $1.99 thrift store bucket to make a gift basket......Mix sugar and coconut oil to make a face scrub.....even use sanding block from Home Depot as a DIY exfoliator for your dry feet......Make a DIY "Family Love Jar" to pass love notes between your family every day (and not just on Valentine's Day). Find more details to make these 5 easy homemade DIY gift ideas for all the awesome people you love!
I used up all the oyster sauce the last time I cooked and as I was about to throw it in the recycling bin, I figured it had a really nice form. So I placed it aside first and when I was ready to work on some DIY, I repurposed this sleek looking bottle.
I’m pretty sure you have some nice looking bottle of sauce in your pantry, so when you use up all the contents do not throw it just yet, give this diy a try.
Want to send someone something special, but don’t want to spend a lot on a pretty card and envelope? Maybe you just want to add a personal touch to make your pen pal smile or to make your girlfriend happy when she checks the mail?Say no more!Today I’ve got an affordable way to customize paper with a cool marbling effect and a way to make an adorable envelope from a simple piece of paper!
We hated the musky carpet in the office / craft room, So, rather than buy a normal floor covering, I decided to challenge myself. I began collecting beer / soda bottle caps from friends and family across country as well as circulating a picture of my project to local pubs. It took over a year to complete because I waited for people to drink the right colors. I think it turned out amazing!
I wanted to build a light fixture for my kitchen - but meet local codes. This was how I did it. Anything hard-wired in becomes part of the home, where something plugged in has a lot less requirements. I still hope to 'overbuild' anything for safety as well as quality. It's a good idea to research your attic's construction, look for any low-hanging wires, and to learn about light color while you're at it. Light color is rated in ° K (Degrees Kelvin). White hot is just too bright for most homes, but just fine for Lowes, Target, and Home Depot. 2700° is a nice warm/cozy look, 3000° will brighten things up, 3300° is a typical office, and anything over 4000° is just too bright for a home in my opinion. NOTE: You must research your local codes. If in doubt contact an electrician. The new outlet in the ceiling does not require a GFCI if the outlet is 6' away from a sink. Since you're building your own light fixture, a power cord from a device plugging into the outlet 6' or less will typically keep an inspector happy should you ever sell your home. Source: https://www.thespruce.com/kitchen-electrical-code-basics-1821527, and my local master electrician.
I had wanted a windmill for my master bedroom, but I was not spending $300. I decided I'd try this out, using old ceiling fan blades, and spray paint. This project was made from something that was going to be thrown away, but I gave it a new life! I got the windmill look I wanted for only $10 see below how you can make one also.
We love to make mosaics and we especially love making them with resin. The clear resin lets the mosaic design really shine through. If you've never tried resin before, have no fear. It's all about mixing the two parts of the resin. And we'll show you how!