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We recently moved into a new house and are slowly tackling our space. The only room still not unpacked is the office. The problem is that we had built-ins at our last house that we DIY'ed and LOVED... so it was time to build and paint our own AGAIN. Let me show you how we did it!
We all know it can get pretty expensive when redecorating any room in your house, especially new furniture. I knew that I wanted a new coffee table, but was not going to spend an arm and a leg on a new one. So I made one using wood crates! I found my crates at Michaels Arts & Crafts. I was able to use a 50% off coupon on each of them, making them about $7.50 each.
This Crate Coffee Table made out of wood crates is so functional! It is easily moved due to the locking wheels, also it serves as a great little storage space. You can also change out the center piece, whether it be flowers, potpourri, or Holiday decorations.
There's something about a chunky craftsman window/door trim that makes my heart melt. I think it's the perfect way to add character to any space, but especially those faux farmhouse spaces like our builder grade ranch. The builder left us with a less than desirable trim, so updating the windows with a chunkier trim really gave this area some va-va-voom! This tutorial is fairly simple and only requires the most basic of tools. Check out the tutorial below and visit my post for the full step-by-step
These little concrete pumpkin candles were inspired by a DIY I did a few weeks ago. I really loved the idea of industrial fall decor and decided to make some indoor pumpkins instead of the outdoor ones I made last time. Since my last pumpkins were pretty big I found a way to keep them lightweight by turning the concrete into hypertyfa (if you’ve missed that DIY you can check it out here).
I'm sharing with you my favorite way to feed my houseplants. Here's how I use worm compost & compost to nourish my indoor garden plus good things to know about how they work, when to do it & more.
Looking to add a signature piece to your special event? We'll show you how to create a stunning decorative centerpiece that will have your guests gushing about your decorating and event planning techniques. Are you ready to learn a few simple steps that will have you looking like a pro? Well here we go....
I moved my furniture around in my family room and placed my sofa so it’s back was facing our kitchen. I needed a table to put behind the sofa and was inspired by a table I saw on Wayfair. I wanted an industrial look but I wanted to make it out of wood and just add metal accents. I also found a table on Shanty to Chic so I combined those two tables to make exactly what I was looking for.
This table was created by playing with scrap wood (slat bed frame) and mathematical proportions.
Using lumber, create a great wood kitchen or bathroom countertop for a FRACTION of the cost of other countertop materials!
I really wanted to give our main floor hallway a makeover. It was pretty dark and drab. The hallway is wide and I knew that built-ins would look great along the wall, plus they would be very useful. Custom built-ins are pretty expensive to have made - hence my idea of DIY thrift store bookcases!
Now that you have seen how we re-worked the space in our new open concept main floor, let's get to that living room. We knew we wanted a fireplace, and I had always dreamed of having some kind of mantle and built-in's to help anchor the room and give it some traditional character. We went with a natural gas fireplace and after browsing around on Pinterest, I did up a basic sketch for our contractor. He seemed pretty confident that he could translate my drawing into reality, so we just let him run with it. Here is the play-by-play in photographs of how it all came together.
In our strange little kitchen remodel. As some of you may know, hubby and I are remodeling our strange little kitchen in our mobile home. We're really into the industrial look and have built a really cool electric shelf in our kitchen. We had some leftover grating, a coat closet too small for coats, a little imagination and lots of extra time so we decided to transform the closet into a useable pantry.