DIY for a Summer Night
This is my idea for all those summer nights in South Africa, it is simple but it is a great outdoor DIY project. Quick and easy - www.earp.co.za
Have you thought about doing a DIY privacy fence? Get privacy from neighbors with a pretty outdoor fence made with twigs and fairy lights.Years ago when I was living in a loft complex, I had a patio that faced a busy road. I always felt watched by passerby’s. I was renting this loft so was limited to making any kind of permanent construction, so I had to spend some time trying to come up with a way to get privacy. I finally came up with the idea to use a 6x6 and Ikea branches to do a DIY privacy fence with lights.The privacy fence/screen you are seeing in the tutorial is one I made last year. This lit fence has less branches than the one made initially because back then, I really wanted that privacy and it’s not as necessary for where I was living last year, so add more than 2 bunches of branches if you want the fence to be less transparent.If you are looking for more ideas for your outdoor patio, then check out my other outdoor decor projects.
I’m sure I’m not the only one using tomato cages, or garden fencing, to protect plants and new sprouts in the garden and yard. Rather they’re protecting from animals, grand kids, or an inattentive mower, they can sometimes stay put most of the summer. That’s what made me think of a large garden cloche; if you’re going to look at it for months, why not make it more attractive? And, no one else will have one like it … that’s always a bonus, right?My garden cloche design got a jump start when I stumbled upon a pair of wire planter baskets at a local thrift shop for a dollar. The wire spacing on them was similar to a discarded air conditioner guard I had tucked away at home.
When it comes to illuminating your home and outdoor areas, solar-powered creations are a great option for those in search of eco-friendly alternatives to more traditional lighting. Drawing their energy from the sun, they’re not only easy to use and simple to set up, but they have some pretty impressive green credentials too.
After a long winter, I wanted to do a little something to liven up the library. Green, fresh, spring-like, but also with staying power. After noodling on it a bit I knew just what to do…In this post, I’m going to show you how to make a succulent planter (with drainage) out of a found piece of wood and some moss. This easy DIY will cost around $20 — including the mini succulents! We’ll also cover some basic indoor succulent tips and tricks. Thank you to Costa Farms for providing the succulents!
Use your vintage plates to create a gorgeous wall wreath! I'm Cindy and I blog at DIY Beautify where I share hundreds of budget friendly DIYs and home decor ideas! I'd love to have you stop by!I love vintage dishes, especially blue and white ones and have collected quite a few over the years. I decided to get them out of the china hutch and up on the wall where I could enjoy them on a daily basis!
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!
In the spirit of the new year, I have one resolution that I intend to keep! My nightstand tends to be a bit of a dump heap. It is a lot like some people’s junk drawers — I just toss stuff in there when I am tidying up, but I am sick of having to dig through it every time I need something. I have come up with a couple of DIYs to help keep my nightstand clean and organized. I have also made over an old nightstand so I have “brand new” nightstand to keep clean this year. Take a look and see what I did! Hopefully these little DIYs can help you, too!
I’m willing to bet that anyone that has worked on more than 3 pieces of furniture knows what it’s like to have a tough project sit… and sit, and sit, just waiting for a lighting bolt of inspiration (or motivation) to hit.
Try this high impact, budget friendly bedroom idea from Haute House Love. Learn how to build a faux headboard with ease using minimal materials and spending only $100.This past fall I took my master bedroom from drab to fab. Along the way I used peel and stick wallpaper and 1x4s to create an easy faux headboard in a board and batten style that makes a huge statement! It was a super easy project that took about 6 hours to complete from start to finish. click here for the full blog post, product links + sources
Anyone else having spring fever at the moment? Not the allergies – although I have that too – but the overwhelming urge to plant everything in sight. Sowing, pruning, propagating, repotting! It’s all well and good until you realize you got ahead of yourself propagating enough plants to reforest the Amazon, and you’re running out of plant pots...Read the steps below or view the full blog post to find out how to upcycle any simple plant pot you found in your stash and turn it into a cool planter that deserves a place in your home.
Sometimes we luck out and we find exactly what we need when we need it. It doesn’t often happen that way. Actually it usually doesn’t happen that way.When I decided that I wanted to spray paint glass vases as accessories in my kitchen I thought I’d try to shop my stash first.
For this piece I used the Grace on Design decoupage paper "Katerina" I used the iron-on method of decoupage using Country Chic Paint Clear Coat and Miss Lillians Patina and metallic for that rusty crusty goodness.
I don’t say hate very often . . . but friends, I hated this wall. It needed something. But there was one problem, I didn’t want to spend much on this project because in a few years it’s going to be coming down. What to do in the meantime? how about some faux shiplap? And I don’t mean all the hacks you see out there that cost a little less. . . I mean faux shiplap with a sharpie that costs about $5.
This house painting project, like so many of our others, went from not a priority to an immediate need fast. I was sick of looking at the peeling exterior paint on the plain plywood siding. Not to mention the sad curb appeal. It took some convincing but eventually, I made my case to my husband and he agreed to at least get some quotes.The first step for anyone about to undertake this type of home improvement is to figure out if this is a project you want to DIY or hire a painting contractor. I knew this answer immediately, I would be hiring this project out. After refreshing our kid’s bathroom over the summer, I swore I would never paint anything ever again. And I meant it.Finding a Painting ContractorI’ve learned over the years that the best way to find a good contractor is through referrals. When we did our kitchen remodel, I asked our good friends who they recommended since they have remodeled two homes and the husband works in construction. Their recommendation was fantastic and once again, they came through with their paint guy.All painting contractors will come and give you a free estimate. I recommend getting 3 different estimates so you can get the going rate for your area. This also gives you some leverage should you need to negotiate. Luckily for us, our friend’s recommendation was friendly, professional and his quote couldn’t be beaten.When we met, I asked about:What was the process like? How much prep was there and what did we need to do to make the exterior house painting project a success.Was capable of doing some of the additional carpentry I was looking to have done?What his timeline would be?What was included in his quote?Exterior House Paint: Before and After PhotosIt was obvious that our house hadn’t been painted in a VERY long time, plus it just didn’t reflect our style. I wanted to update not just the exterior paint color but also add some character and detail to the house without blowing our budget. The plywood siding and stucco, while boring and dated, was still in good condition so there was no sense in taking on a full siding project. Our painting contractor added some planking to give the plywood areas a board and baton look, saving us THOUSANDS of dollars.
Hello! Today I am popping in with an easy DIY of one of my favorite design elements in my recent kitchen refresh. My bar top concrete countertop. I love the mix of the concrete with the warmth of the butcher block, and best of all…it’s pretty easy to DIY yourself.
If you have been keeping up with me here lately, then you know that we are in the process of making a cat room for our fur baby, Toby. We’ve already done a shiplap wall and wallpaper in this space. So now it is time for my favorite part- decorating and styling it! And even if you don’t have a cat, this could easily be done for a dog too! I thought it would just be fun to show y’all the final product and how it turned out for us.
Coffee Filter Garland I had my cute friend Shyla make this awesome Coffee Filter Garland for my daughters pink peach navy and gold Bridal Shower and we also used it for the reception too!The colors and fluffiness of it is just the best thing ever!!!!
These crocheted pods are great for displaying your air plants anywhere you’d like to hang them, like in a window or even on the fridge. I love thinking up new and different ways to display air plants (like this cement planter). I think they’d be a great gift for mother’s day!This project starts with some thrifted yarn and two sizes of loose-leaf binder rings.
Make beautiful Easter Eggs with this fun craft technique. Use paper tissue in your favorite color and design and create pretty eggs for your table or Easter decor.
Here is perhaps one of the easiest ways to make a scented diffuser using twigs, diffuser reeds and a fragrance oil. It brings nature into your home and adds a hint of scent as well as being a home decor piece.
Welcome back! As promised in my post about how to make faux brick walls with joint compound, I’m here to tell you all about the 3 different methods for painting faux brick walls that I’ve personally used in our home! I love all of these 3 methods and the different looks that they each have.
This simple tutorial shows you how easy it is to dye egg shells using materials found in the kitchen cupboard.Easter is approaching, and I see lots of images of gorgeous dyed pastel eggs both online and in magazines. The good news is there is no need to buy an expensive chemical dye kit to make coloured eggs for Easter. Most homes will have everything you need in the kitchen, and if you don’t, they are readily available at your local food store.
Framing posters and kid’s art is really really expensive, so I had to turn to a cheaper solution - just a few bucks, that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.And it hit me: the best solution was getting dusty in my craft room, but I just couldn’t see it till now.It’s a half frame actually, but it worked like a charm for what I needed. Keep reading to see what I mean!
Learn how to make a Spring wreath using speckled eggs! This egg wreath DIY is perfect for your Spring and Easter cottage home decor!Hi friends, welcome back! I guess I’m all about wreaths this week because I’m sharing another one with y’all today! I love this speckled egg wreath and I think it turned out SO CUTE!So, if you have been following for a while, you know I love using this moss in my home decor and crafts! I recently used it to make a bird nest in this Bird Nest Art and Craft. So fun!After I made the bird nest, I came up with the idea to use it for a wreath. The texture and messy look of this moss is perfect for this spring DIY. I added speckled eggs to this particular wreath, but I think it would be so beautiful if you left the eggs off and used it with your fall home decor or even as a neutral year-round wreath! You might see that look in my home later this year. 😉This wreath is very simple to make, it just takes a little time! Let’s get started. You need to gather a few supplies first.
This is my favorite kind of DIY project, cheap, easy and environmentally friendly! After updating my bathroom and closet, I needed to spruce up the bedroom. I’m loving the bohemian look these days, so what better than a ottoman made from a repurposed material like an old tire? A not so fun fact about tire disposal is that tires are one of the most problematic sources of waste we face today. 44 States have banned them from landfills, but the recycling process is expensive and almost always passed on to the consumer. Tire DIY /repurposing projects could help, even if just a little….
Learn how to create a DIY faux fireplace with mantle. By adding a faux fireplace mantle to your space you instantly create a cozy farmhouse atmosphere. This simple beginner DIY tutorial will walk you through all the materials and steps to build your own amazing insert with our black farmhouse mantle.