We keep our router in our living room, because that’s where we both have our laptops, and the signal reaches everywhere from that place. But the router is such an eyesore! When guests come over, all I can think of is that they're looking at this router. I searched on the internet and found a bunch of posts on how to turn an old broken book into a cover for the router. I thought this would be a good idea. I even checked with my computer savvy friend, who explained that as long as the back was open and the sides had space, the router will still work well. Once I found that out this project was a go.Keep reading for more thorough details!
I found a set of old Duncan Phyfe style chairs at a thrift shop. They were scratched, stained, flat, and musty. They must've been stored in a basement for quite a long time because the smell was potent. After some TLC, I was able to give these chairs a new life!
Hi there! Dark florals are super trendy and look amazing in a bedroom or on a back splash in a kitchen. This DIY stencil project is simple but elegant and the finished accent wall looks like a professional did it. Let’s get stenciling!
We’ve been talking about building a pallet tiki bar for a LONG time. We had this perfect empty spot in our back yard under a palm tree that was just screaming for a bar! My husband dubbed it the TreeKee bar instead of the Tiki Bar since we planned to use the tree as part of the actual bar. Confused? Don’t be. Keep reading to find out how we did it.Step 1 – Measure and map out the area…We played around with a layout and decided we were going to use 2 pallets in the front to make the actual bar area. Each pallet is 4 ft wide which would make it 8 ft across. We felt this would comfortably seat 4 bar stools. We knew we'd need at least 6 posts to hold up the pallets and the roof. As for the roof we planned to put one on, but the tree branches would remain on the roof as part of the ‘tiki look’.
instead of buying into the run of the mill party decorations for kids, why not design and make your own....First up : Party bags!! use this easy printing technique to create your own design party bags....
These Halloween Gift Bags are so cute and fun to make! I’ll even teach you how to print on the bags if your printer can’t pull through the little ones.
Here are some fun and fabulous Gift Bags you can make from Dollar Tree 2/$1 gift bags.
Are you thinking it’s too early to think about Christmas Gifts??? Well it’s not that far away so I thought I’d start sharing some tips and ways to help you save $$ but look like you spent a lot. You don’t need a lot of $$ to make your great gifts look fabulous!!
These 2/$1 gift bags from the Dollar Tree Store that you can embellish and make personal. ...
I don't know about you, but my coat closet is always a wreck. There's just so many coats and so little space. Even after I go through our stash and clean out what we don't use anymore (which I have to do often now that my kids are growing so quickly), the closet is still a mess. I found out about this hack and was quite dubious if it would actually organize my closet, but I gotta tell you, it really works! And you know what I used to organize it? A soda can! Yup, you heard me. A soda can is what saved my closet.
You're going to want to start saving your empty glass salsa jars and pickle jars (and candle jars and olive jars...) when you see how many clever ways you can reuse them in your home. From kitchen storage to sprinkle jars to bathroom containers, the ideas are endless. You'll never look at a salsa jar the same way again!
Wash jars and soak in dish water to soften labels.Scrape off labelsUse coconut oil to remove stubborn residue
I am excited to share with you my most recent DIY project that turned milk crates into some of the most functional little things in my house. I found these old black crates off Craigslist for $6. There are six of them, they are all identical. I brought them outside and pressure washed the grime, stickiness, and everything else off of them.
Some vintage quilts are in gorgeous shape and can still be used on a bed...but then there are others that are falling to pieces! When I found one at a thrift store...that was gorgeous in spots but disintegrating in others, I decided to salvage what I could...and here is the first project I made!
And be sure to check out my original post for the full tutorial!
I have to say that hypertufa 'seat cushions' are my all time favourite DIY upcycle project for the garden! When we stumbled upon a discarded chair at the side of the road last week, hubs and I couldn't wait to make a hypertufa planter to replace the broken seat! At first glance, we both thought the chair was cast iron, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a plastic imitation. Hubs and I loaded it into the car; luckily we grabbed it before anyone else did!
Repurposing items is one of my favorite things to do, along with entertaining. I'm always looking for serving trays that are nice enough to stay out on my coffee table even after all of the guests have left. With this project, you can customize it exactly how you want and save money at the same time, by using an inexpensive photo frame for the base.