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Ever see something super great at the store and just wish it wasn't crazy expensive? I caught a glimpse of this great shag ottoman at West Elm and quickly realized I could recreate a version of the same thing for a serious fraction of the cost! This Mongolian Shag Ottoman is not only far cheaper than the piece that inspired it, but super quick and easy. With some legs, fur, a staple gun and some cushion, this piece is sure to dress up any room.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.
I saw a few different methods of this and wanted to see which one was the best. This is usually done on flat glass surfaces, but I love to experiment with my wine bottles and boy am I glad I did because this is now one of my favorite pieces! So I've tested all the methods out and, in my opinion, found this one to have the best results. This is very easy but I'm not going to lie, it is VERY time-consuming as you have to wait for each section to dry before doing the next but the results are so rewarding and did I mention that it's way cheaper than buying glass paints!
Being a die-hard junker, it is really hard for me to throw things away when there is still life in them. This is the internal struggle I faced every time that I walked up to my front door. My natural coir welcome mat looked like this after only one season! Faded floral design and a bit of a shed problem. It was no longer the way I wanted to greet people into my home, but how could I throw something away that was six months old or less? I just couldn’t, so I decided to look at Anthropologie for some inspiration while reaching for some paint!Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
This is not your typical pumpkin! Why do pumpkins need to be orange? Well in my house they don't, I wanted something that matched my farmhouse style so I designed these easy pumpkins that are rustic but elegant. So lets not waste time its October already, but these are fast and you can use them until Thanksgiving.
Turn old or thrifted plates into a wall of creepy crawly spiders with this simple project using Halloween window decals! If you love this easy idea, I have a ton of simple home decor and holiday projects that make a big impact on my blog Design Improvised. Check them out!
With the winter looming over NYC I needed to whip my entryway into shape. While shopping online and googling "Boot Tray" I wondered, like I often do, if I could just make one on the cheap. To make matters more challenging, most of my tools were on site at a client project so I really had to think creatively. I have a huge pile of scrap wood in my postage stamp NYC backyard for projects just like this! I broke down a pallet of wood, picked up a few things from my local hardware store, spent about $20 bucks, and had a great boot tray just in time for wet boots to thaw out on.
Customized window seats were going to cost me $900. Being Do-It-Yourselfers, and people who work "on a dime" this was a big ouch! BUT I was willing to fork it over since my hubby declared he was on strike from any more house projects (yes, he has worked his butt off to get our home to where it is now in a years' time) and I just couldn't stand the thought of our newly renovated sun room without window seats under all those windows!
I've tried my hand a making a true mosaic window before--you know, with the little tiles, the glue and the messy grout. I wasn't a huge fan as I found it difficult to get the tiles to break into the perfect size pieces and the grout was aggravating to me. I found a new way to get a mosaic look without the messiness of crushing tiles and dealing with the grout...what's even better is that it only cost me $25! This would make for a great gift to someone special!
I had the vision of putting photos of my husband and I from our wedding. We've been married 24 yrs next month. Married at the rip age of 17 and 19 yrs old. Our road hasn't been easy (who's is?) and we have danced through many minefields over our lifetime. Which brings me to the lyrics on the mirror. Lyrics from our song, "Dancing in the Minefields" by Andrew Peterson. It's the most beautiful song that describes our ups and downs over the last 24 yrs. No matter what life threw at us, we clung to the promise of forgiveness, grace and unconditional love.
Sooooo now that you understand my heart behind this piece...lets get to the fun part!
It's a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. The hand carved details are just gorgeous.
Sometimes I need to get my life in order. I saw these great wire bins for sale at a couple of various high end stores for a pretty penny and thought... eh ... I can make that. With that in mind I headed to the hardware store and bought some hardware cloth. These wire storage bins are a quick and easy way to make a fun storage option. You can hang these on the wall, or place them on a shelf, or even use them under the sink to help keep things in place!
I am currently doing a room makeover for my daughters and i wanted some picture canvases for behind their beds. After looking everywhere i couldn't find the size that i wanted for less than $90 so i decided i was going to make them myself. I found my canvases at ROSS for $7.99 they came in a package of 2.I printed my pictures at Walmart in matte photo paper: my picture size was 20x30 and they were around $18 each. You can WATCH THE FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW..If you like it do not forget to subscribe for more tutorials like this one :)
One of the ways I fell most fulfilled in my life is by seeing forward motion. I'm a home school mommy, co-owner of a fitness company, and an aspiring "superwife". Because of this, sometimes my personal dreams, wishes, and feeling of fulfillment get put to the sides so that I could emphasize the things that my family needs. But today my husband, Gabe, has Mia for one full hour. They're downstairs happily playing Legos, so I am going to build a luxury headboard!This is a DIY project that I've had in my head for over a year. I'm excited to see what I can accomplish in an hour.