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!
For the past few years, I’ve (Vicki) strung lights in the tree above the sidewalk to my front door. The branches are now too tall to comfortable reach so I needed a new way to have lights over the sidewalk.
We decided to use PVC pipe to construct a structure on which to secure lights. We first used PVC pipe when we made a “tent” for grandson Tyler’s bunk bed. That’s where we learned it was pretty bendy in the smaller diameters so we thought it would be the perfect material to use.
It must be noted that our final design was our second try at a PVC arch. That’s the cool thing about designing a DIY project. Sometimes it works out in the original design, sometimes it's necessary to develop a plan B! ...
With the holidays coming up, it's time to start thinking about your Christmas tree! We love to get a real tree each year, and we hate to just throw it away after the holidays are over. So, we came up with an easy way to hold on to our memories from that year - making our Christmas tree trunk into beautiful coasters!Let's get started!
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.
First, let me say, “Not my idea at all.”While at the funeral home helping my Mom with the arrangements for my Dad, she noticed some candles, which were very nice, made from the flowers sent as memorials for the ceremony.Mom wanted to have a use for the flowers that people sent and suggested the candles. They looked fine, supposedly lasted forever and I thought about it. I could see the candle stored on a basement shelf in a few years. I didn’t feel the $100 price tag for each candle was a good use of funeral dollars so I declined her offer--as did my other siblings.I told Mom I would find a better use for the flowers no one took after the ceremony and so, when I got home, I looked on Pintrest and found about a dozen ideas yet only one inspired me. I’m not one for having a lot of stuff to dust around so a picture frame or a dried arrangement, though beautiful ideas, wasn’t anything I wanted to make.
Good evening, everyone! I have a cute little project to share with you all tonight. Just in time for bed, too! My daughter has been telling me for awhile that she wants a night light. Since she is seven, I feel like she is a little too old for the Disney princess plug in. I wanted to make her something that would serve as both night light and decor. Look at me pulling DIY double duty!
Anyways, take a look and see what I came up with!
Be sure to check out the video for more details. For the past year or so I have been receiving a ton of request to make a platform bed. The whole time I actually needed one, but for whatever reason, I been putting it off. Well, I finally gave in and went to work. So glad I did because I thought it actually enhanced the space and have a luxury feel to it.Get the KING plans here. https://gumroad.com/l/nuDYzGet the QUEEN plans here https://gum.co/PtAZq-----------------------------Price Breakdown-------------------------------------King BED and electronics - Wood $219- Accessories brackets etc.. $65.00- Electronics $165Total investment = $449.00
Hey, friends! So I wanted to post this a while ago but this summer has been just flying by!! It always does thought doesn’t it?I have had a thing for cloches for a while now and I have always wanted to incorporate one into my decor. I was at my favorite antique market the other day (you know the one that I always get all my best treasures from and I just so happen to score this adorable little glass cloche.
If you have a dark walkway to your front door (or even a dark porch), these will be perfect for you! These light up logs are outdoor ready and can illuminate any path to help keep you from stumbling! They can add a nice rustic touch indoors as well... All you have to do is hollow out a log with a Speedbor bit and chisel and then place the slit log on top of some LED lights!
When I spotted the prettiest little candleholders for just one dollar at my local Dollar Tree I knew a project was in the works! This dollar store DIY outdoor chandelier is something my sister has been wanting for her back yard, so this was the perfect time to go for it!