There are times when you need storage that is inexpensive and functional, yet you want it to be stylish. This project is a great way to give plastic shoe boxes a little color, as well as use for organizing! I used these boxes in the classroom, to help hold various items. The cute paper was actually from a set of invitations. The chalkboard labels helped with keeping organization at the forefront (literally).
This herringbone headboard was completed last Summer but I never got around to sharing it with you. Last Summer we were working on a room makeover for our 14 year old. Well, he was 13 at the time. We still haven’t finished the makeover. Actually we kind of quit in the middle. Life happened and we just kind of moved on. His room isn’t a mess or unlivable, we just haven’t completed all of the projects we had planned. We did, however, complete his really cool herringbone headboard. It was a lengthy project but it wasn’t difficult.
As we all know, decor trends are always changing. It's hard to keep up. Are you itching for a new holiday style, but worried about budget? You can create a whole new look for your Christmas tree using Dollar Store items for A LOT less than you would expect!
This sofa arm table is a great solution for small spaces and using plumbing pipe to make it gives it a fun industrial look! Here’s how you can make a table just like this!Have you seen a sofa arm side table before? They basically fit right over the arm of your sofa and allow you to turn it into a table so you have a place to put down a mug, a snack, or whatever else you need next to you when you’re sitting down without taking up any floor space.
This is a box a cake came in last Christmas, I was going to paint a couple of coats of red on it to store my smaller craft items, but never got back to it last year. I had a couple of rusted flower pins that belonged to my mom and a pretty wallpaper border. I gathered things with similar colors to go with them to make a mixed media collage box with special meaning for me to store my craft items.
My client originally purchased this cigar box but she never really found a place for it. It was not fulfilling its purpose. Then she got the idea to use it in her daughter’s room. She’s only 3….and needed a keepsake box for all her treasures and trinkets. So I will share with you my paint & design process on how to turn a boring cigar box into something every girly girl will love!
The box frames are so versatile and can make such a wonderful present or a keepsake for you and the family and friends. I used this simple box frame, customised it to suit my needs and absolutely loved the result. Blog post has full details on the story behind it.
Gift Ideas Anyone?I love everything inspired by Nature as well as thoughtfully handmade gifts.I also enjoy making treasure boxes, books and handmade keepsakes out of paper I make from pulp mixed in a blender and embellished with nature fragments. These help my memories last a lifetime -- for special vacations and events like my daughter's wedding. Here's a treasure keepsake box I made that I hope you'll enjoy.
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We just completed a makeover on a home near Nashville, Tennessee with Lowe's. It was a chance to give a home a fresh new look for spring after a very harsh winter.
The home owner was wanting to add new shutters to their windows, so we built them some board and batten shutters.
When I was recently challenged to redo my bathroom, I halted at the window. But only for a moment. This was my chance to give it a brand new life with a look that I adored. Digging back to my childhood roots of growing up in a rambling old farmhouse, that look was recreated. I located a historical online tutorial that hinted how they once upon a time layered standard boards without making any miter cuts. Well now, THAT was easy to replicate! The end result is my own twist of a farmhouse window. With... you got it. Not one fancy dancy miter cut nor expensive fancy piece of moulding to be seen. This window ended up being much more than just a pretty frame. It serves as a memory of times past, when my mom use to water her indoor plants in front of her windows with cooled down tea left over from dinner. Now THAT is a window with a great view! Think you could do this? Here's how mine was done...
Do you have a set of ugly bi-fold doors that you're looking to upcycle? This project solved a major problem in our master bedroom: Where do you put the decorative pillows and blankets when it's time to go to bed? This blanket box made from old bi-fold doors was the perfect solution!
If you are anything like me you don't just have one junk drawer... you have one too many! I know there are a lot of solutions out there to help you get organized, but why not repurpose something you have on hand to help clean the clutter. If you have some empty tissue boxes lying around this quick and easy storage solution is perfect for you! Just a little glue and fabric and these aren't simply helpful, but cute too!
I had the hardest time this year deciding on Christmas gifts to give my grandparents and my boss this last year. They all like when I make them something, but I didn’t know what in the world they would like me to make and didn’t want to fill their homes with useless junk they feel obligated to keep because I made it for them. Been there, done that before. You guys do not want to see what I gave people a few years ago for Christmas. SO embarrassing. It was in my early DIY years….
So, anyway, last minute (like seriously three days before Christmas), I decided to make them wooden lanterns.
I spent almost my entire Christmas break (every spare moment I had) in the shop whipping these up. It was a fun (yet time consuming) project (because you have to let all the wood glue dry after every step). ...