Turn an old window and some tin cans into a gorgeous herb garden for your backyard. Not only does the upcycled window herb planter looks fantastic in my little garden but it's really practical, as I now have my own little herb garden. The herbs are in portable upcycled tin can planters, that can be easily taken into the kitchen when needed. I decided to use old tin cans as planters as I had lot of success with the colourful tin can planter (click here to see) I made last year. />
Create a thrifty but beautiful Thanksgiving table with the help of some chalk paint and feathers. Save some of those cans from making your Thanksgiving meal and paint them with chalk paint. Fill with a variety of feathers and other fall foliage for a pretty and unique tablescape. For more simple holiday crafts that make a big impact head to my blog Design Improvised!
This project was one of those with twists and turns and now that I am finished with my coat rack shoe shelf I realized that this could also be used as kitchen storage or bathroom storage with towels and bath stuff on the shelves. Can you see it? Where would you use it? So, the biggest clutter problem in our house is the large quantity of shoes that get strewn all over our points of entry. I decided to take an Ikea shelf and try to make it into something farmhouse style to hold shoes, mittens, bags, basically anything and everything. Tall order for a simple shelf.
Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this project with you. I have a long window next to my front door. I don’t like having to put a heavy curtain there, it makes the room so dark. If I put up a sheer, it lets in the light, but anyone can see into the house.So what can I do to the by window so I can see out of it when the doorbell rings? I want to be able to see out, but people not see in….and let the sunshine in! This is the window before:
I love my faux wood blinds but they were always too long and bunched at the bottom. Of course, I threw out the instructions on how to shorten them. But with a little digging and ingenuity, I found it was so much easier and quicker than you think. Here's a step-by-step how to:
For years we lived behind old, yellowed, cracking plastic slatted blinds. They were in rough shape to say the least. Heck, half of them couldn’t even open. [My apologies to all of our guests with that one wonky shade that couldn’t open. We feel ya, our bathroom one was the same.]
We decided to have our house grow up a little bit in the blinds area. Instead of just replacing some of the very broken ones, we decided to replace them all (except the mini-blind Roman Shades in the Mego Cave). However, narrowing in on the type of blinds we were going to buy took some time. After much consideration we narrowed it down to cellular shades and faux wooden blinds (the wide plank ones).
To further help our decision making I would inspect everyone’s shades in their house when I visited. I would go up to them, feel them, peer at them, and then I would ask lots of questions as to their durability, aesthetics, cleanliness, etc. I was kind of obnoxious in my research I now realize. After months (yes, months!) of waffling we decided to make a decision: cellular shades it was! To be specific, we picked Levolor Cellular Blackout Shades in Snow from Lowe’s....
Received a vintage Singer sewing machine as a birthday gift from a contractor who was preparing to remodel a client's basement. It had been sitting for years and was going to be thrown out as trash. Thankfully he saved it for me and I fell in love with it immediately.
This project was inspired by Emma Jeffery at Fiskars. Read more here. My husband has wanted a bar cart for quite some time, so I decided to repurpose some on hand furniture for the job. A book shelf is a pretty common household item and has perfect shelf space for holding bar cart items! With an old bookshelf, some copper pipes, a set of wheels, and some lumber you will be set with a bar cart for any swanky house party. This piece can also be customized in size and color to fit the space you have! 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.
Doing laundry is already such a hassle, and tripping over those laundry baskets filled with clothes doesn't make it any more enjoyable. To make things a little easier, I transformed an old bookshelf into a laundry basket station. Hello, organization!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.
There are many projects to be found, similar to this one, but it doesn't hurt to share another style or repurpose, now does it? :) I found these very solid wood drawers at a country yard sale and got them for 50 cents each. Can't beat that!They were old, to be sure, but I knew that some primer, paint and paper could spiff them up nicely. Here's what I did ...
Have on old chair you don't want anymore? Before tossing it out you might want to consider repurposing it into a shelf! A ladder back chair makes for a perfect towel holder, while the seat works as a great storage space! This chair turned shelf works great in a bathroom or kitchen and can be made with a few quick steps! By simply cutting the chair a bit and adding some hanging hooks, you can create a fun and unique shelf!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.
Well, that's the way it started... In the last year we renovated our house and there are too many things that are still waiting in our backyard to be reused (good luck with that.. ).