Need some fun ideas for how to play with your family in the backyard this fall? This is a great game for tailgating and football season - DIY backyard blocks that you can play Jenga with, or just use to let your kids build giant backyard creations! If you like this idea, you can see more easy and affordable DIY ideas on my blog, Love & Renovations.
Fall has always been my favorite time of year -- between the crisp weather, the coziness of the season, football games, and good food, what's not to love?? More than all of those things though, I am a color girl -- I love color in my life -- so when the trees are turning, I start getting giddy! This project livens up my living room, and I'm so surprised of just how quick and easy it was. (I did this in just 30 minutes!)We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
With graduation right around the corner, I wanted cocktail tables around the yard without the expense of purchasing or renting them. Being frugal and practical, I looked around the yard and got a little creative. So here was my solution:- large round tomato plant cages ($3)- table tops ($10)- paint (optional)- tablecloths (I recommend a fabric vs. paper tablecloths)
Needed a headboard for a Queen bed. Wanted to try and build one myself and use some staining/waxing techniques I’ve seen on Hometalk and other internet sites. I had some Headboard cushions that I came across at Aldi’s, that was the inspiration for the idea.
Today we’re showing you how to maximize kitchen storage. But first, a big thank you to everyone in the Hometalk community that supported our Amara Blog Award nomination as the Best DIY & Home Improvement Blog! Birdz of a Feather has been shortlisted!!Our Improved Forever KitchenWith any kitchen reno, there are some ‘must haves’ if you plan to stay long term – but storage is a biggie! In our last post, our kitchen was renovated with the intent of putting our house on the market. After deciding to stay, and living with the kitchen for a while, we got to work changing a few things to make it more liveable for us. Our improved ‘forever’ kitchen was accomplished with three key features: better storage (pullouts and pot drawers), electrical placement and lighting. Electrical placement and lighting will be covered in a future post.Maximize Kitchen Storage with Pullouts and Pot DrawersPulloutsStandard cabinets with doors are fine for reselling a house, but are not great when you have a lot of stuff to store. Who wants to kneel down and dig around a cupboard that's so low to the ground? Not us! It's hard to reach items in the back and a nuisance to move all the things that are stacked on top of the one thing you really need! Pullout shelves not only help organize kitchen items behind closed doors, but put everything within reach!
I have a very small hall bath & the door opens into the bathroom, taking up even more space, so I wanted to replace it with a sliding door. I bought an arched mirror on clearance and mounted it to MDF, framed it out and added trim and molding on sides for privacy. I purchased the MDF from Home Depot and they cut all the pieces to size for me. I bought the barn door hardware on Amazon. I am pretty handy, but installing the hardware was challenging. It may have been just the one I bought because I had to make modifications. Look for one with easy installation.
We were in desperate need of extra storage in our teeny, tiny guest bath. The single vintage shelf was simply not enough. A fan of all things industrial, we used metal plumbing fixtures and glass to create three simple shelves. Triple the storage space!
Here is a quickie little project that will give your patio or interiors a splash of modern cool. I love that this is repurposing something that tends to be in abundance by the end of summer: tomato cages. Whether you have old rusty cages, or brightly colored powder coated ones like these, the result is a collection of stands that gives you versatility of height and some sick lines! Original Blog PostPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
After doing a lot of reading lately on the benefits of house plants in your home, I've been determined to find a way to display them. I love this idea for a plant stand because not only is it extremely budget-friendly and easy to make, but it is seriously trendy and matched the modern decor of my home. If something screams geometric, than I'm all over it! Give this easy planter a try for yourself and start breathing in all of that fresh air from your new house plants.
If you're anti-painted furniture, you're going to loooove these...
It suddenly dawned on me today, that as pretty as my yellow wreath is on the front door of my new house, Halloween is fast approaching. I love decorating for Halloween, don't you? I don't have the time or energy right now, to go overboard (assuming I could find the right decorations to put out from the old house in a reasonable amount of time!), so, I thought the wreath would be a nice place to start. I took down the yellow wreath, pulled out the old orange wreath (okay, off a hook on the back porch at the old house), picked up two cute kitchen towels at Walmart for 88 cents each, since I couldn't decide between the black and the white, so I bought both.
Just a couple of weeks ago I fixed this old bench using wood putty and Dark Walnut stain. Of the three benches my grandparents made that I have this one had taken the biggest beating. But, with just a little elbow grease I had her looking almost like new again. After that I made a no-sew cushion for it complete with tufting and buttons! Check out the post all about it here.Stencil Revolution makes really neat and high quality stencils and they were kind enough to offer me two! My first post using one of their stencils was my Mother’s Day sign using their Greatest Mom in all the Land stencil. The other one I chose was this Country Fresh Produce stencil.
Hello friends, I have a super easy project for Halloween. These Halloween balloon spiders would be great as party decorations or you can use them to decorate your house now. I’ll probably make more of these for my front porch on Halloween. They would blow away if I tried to put them up now.