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My living room couch had been through so much dirt and grime... I was really tired of its stains and spots, so I had started to cover it with throws for a while, but even that got old. When I just could NOT look at it anymore, I decided to rip it up and reupholster it completely rather than buy a new couch. After all, even though it had taken lots of abuse from my kids, it was built well inside so the 'bones' and padding were still in great shape. Now I wanted it to look new and fresh, in a color that would be fun to come home to.
Create a faux tiffany lamp! A great way to revamp a thrift store lamp and create awesomeness using a faux stained glass method created with school glue and acrylic paint.
A lot of old furniture is damaged in some way, whether it's your own furniture or a piece that you have found for cheap. So let's go through how to repair those chewed up marks, holes, chipping veneer, hardware holes, large scratches, missing corners, or trim. The process is the same no matter what you're trying to repair. But this method is only for painting, as it won't take stain, and it definitely won't blend in with the rest of the wood on your project. But once you paint it, no one will see the difference.
There are so many drains in our homes and from time to time they get clogged. We've all been there. I wanted to share some ways to unclog drains with natural products and without using a plunger. You can see more of my crazy creations here*Everyone's got different kinds of pipes, home temperatures, etc. Please know what you are working with so you know what your limits are with your toilets, sinks, pipes, etc.
Hello again! Looking for a way to spruce up your Ikea side table? Why not try a mandala stencil! This DIY stencil project is super easy, affordable, and can be completed in under an hour. Let’s get stenciling!
I love looking through catalogs for cool decor ideas especially Birch Lane, Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs. They have great stuff but, unfortunately, it’s a bit pricey. I happened to spot this farmhouse canister set a while back from Birch Lane. I love the color, the patina and the worn farmhouse look.
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This dining room table has been a labor of love…so to speak. It’s been fun to try out new tools and new techniques, and I’ve learned a ton for the next time around. This has really felt like the first time building something this substantial from the ground up.
I have been seeing many beaded lamps on the internet, so I thought I would give it a try for myself. I have had this hanging lamp on my patio for many years. I bought it at a yard sale and removed the wiring so it is lit with candles. Several of the glass globes were broken during the move to our ‘new’ house, so I had to figure out something else to dress it up. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but then the wooden beads came to mind.
Friends of ours were moving into a long narrow condo, and needed a table & benches to fit their narrow space. We wanted to create skinny, yet still functional table with two benches that could slide under the table for storage. For less than $400 and a few weekends work, we were able to make custom, high end furniture that you can easily replicate at home.
This mini DIY farmhouse ladder is the perfect thing to bring a little farmhouse style to any area of your home or your porch. A great DIY project for fall decorating!I’ve seen quite a few tutorials floating around for how to make a DIY farmhouse ladder for your home very inexpensively (like for $10 or $20) and I just had to share this little project with you here today – because it was free! This mini ladder is a great quick-fix way to bring a little rustic farmhouse style to any area of your home and I loved Chris’ clever idea for where to get the wood for this super easy project...
The light fixture in a room is like the icing on a cake. It is a wonderful way to add taste. And it is easy to be forgotten and overlooked if it doesn’t make a statement. Unfortunately, there is one style of light fixture in my home that is repeated in almost every room which I do not like.
I know that ceiling fans are a no-no for decorators, but y'all know that in real life people use them.
Ceiling fans follow me everywhere. We have had them in each and every house that we have owned. Sadly, in each house they were either not our style, or they were the white bottom of the price range fan ( see below) and we have had to change them out for something a bit nicer. I have spent hundreds of dollars just updating ceiling fans.