We recently inherited my husband's grandmother's china cabinet and the before was heavy and dark! I knew I wanted a chippy white look for it but not too white. Fusion Mineral Paint is my favorite paint right now and I chose the color Champlain but I didn't want my Rae Dunn collection to blend in with the color, so I painted the back wall a soft blue.
We started out with a dingy, dark tan half bathroom painted by the previous owners. We knew we wanted to do something unique with the space and something that would brighten it up. Today I want to show you how we turned our bathroom into a fun room with my DIY Coastal Planked Wall tutorial using Plaid Crafts' FolkArt Milk Paint.
I was fortunate enough to have my current house given to me by my parents when they built a new home to downsize and so my mother wouldn’t have to climb stairs after living with near crippling back issues for over 30 years. My house was built in 1990 and the original owners used a LOT of wallpaper and loud colors. Instead of dealing with removing wallpaper, my parents painted over most of it which worked, but now that I’m trying to update everything I’m painstakingly removing it and painting fresh. My laundry room was a very bright, sunny yellow and had a “wedding ring” quilt patterned wallpaper border around the top under the crown molding. It also had those white wire shelves above the washer and dryer and I’ve never been a huge fan of those so I knew something had to be done. Since my laundry room is just inside from my garage entrance, we had one of those racks with coat hooks to hang our jackets on as we came in the door. I had a small three-shelf bookcase that I converted into cubbies to hold our shoes. This 6’x6’ space was not cutting it as a “mudroom“ so I decided to convert an empty space in my laundry room into a locker area.
I love Hometalk! As a craft blogger, it's my favorite DIY home and garden community site on the internet! I enjoy the interactions and the responses I receive from my postings, and as one HT staffer stated, "it's a certain friendliness, willing to help . . . and of course, a cozy-homey-ness!" You just can't get any better than that! So I guess you can imagine how excited I was when the email came from Hometalk asking us to help with decorating their offices with our diy creations. We were asked, if possible, to incorporate some element of Hometalk , like the color teal, the word, Hometalk or the logo into our decorative piece. I was inspired by the logo and color. The five sided design reminded me of a popular weave pattern for a handcrafted newspaper vase. And I kept thinking about using different shades of teal - the gradual blending of different colors into another. That would be perfect for the many tubes involved in making this kind of vase. A light bulb had gone off, and I knew I had an item I wanted to make.
There are so many crafts that you can make to celebrate Earth Day. It's a great time to look around your home and see what you've collected to repurpose into something new. I keep a decorative container filled with magazines in my bedroom. I love looking at them over and over to get inspiration and sometimes use in recycle/upcycle projects. I remember seeing a basket made of wrapped magazine strips shaped into open squares that looked so different and unique. I filed that image away intending one day to create something like it. It has taken awhile to finally put the basket together. I actually started it last year, got discouraged and put it away. Looking for something to make for Earth Day, I hauled it out to finish it. Now it's perfect for Earth Day!
I recently got given a huge pile of old magazines, which when added to the stack I already had at home, made me realise that we really needed to come up with some crafty ideas to use them up! There are a few different ways you can make baskets out of recycled magazines, this basket weave design is probably the simplest and quickest, and I love the checkered pattern which it creates.
Hey y'all! It's Lori! So, we have lived in our house for a little over a year but my office still wasn't finished! We DIY'ed the shiplap wall & the built-in bookcases but I still felt it wasn't complete. I needed a desk! I was on the hunt for the perfect desk... nowhere to be found! Then, I realized... Darryl & I could make this! I drew out what my vision was and my hubby said he could do it. In the video below, I show the whole transformation of my office!
I was recently given this old hutch top. It was doomed for the garbage, but I knew I could make something unique and functional with this piece :-) and I absolutely LOVE a challenge!
I added a real thin brick accent wall to my dining room!This is a project I have wanted to attempt for years. I had read about a few home decor bloggers that installed thin brick veneer in their homes and the results always looked amazing.Thin brick veneer is just like regular brick except it’s thin. It gives you the look of brick but with the ease of installing tile. You can put it on your walls, your floors, indoors or outdoors.If you’ve never installed tile and the thought of it feels intimidating, this is the project for you. The great thing about brick is that it looks better when it’s not perfect. I’m really into that “farmhouse” style Joanna Gaines has made popular over the past couple of years and a brick wall fits in perfectly with that aesthetic. If you mess up part of this project, it’s no big deal- brick walls are meant to have character.
I just moved. Let me back track a little. I just moved into a house that was not the house I was supposed to move into. Originally, on the day I was to settle on the sale of my home, I was also supposed to settle on the purchase of my neighbor’s house. I had spent the better part of a month measuring, planning, and falling in love with the house. A week before settlement, I had to walk away due to the discovery of excessive mold and plumbing issues! Now I was going to be without a home for an undetermined amount of time. Lo and behold (God is good), the following week I stumbled across my current home and was only displaced for the month it took to get everything settled.During my measuring, planning, and falling in love phase, I purchased a large hutch from our local thrift store. It was perfect for the neighbor’s dining room! Now, I needed to make if perfect for MY dining room! Thanks to Hometalk and Fusion Mineral Paint, I was able to transform this ugly duckling into the swan it was meant to be…