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’m working on a budget. I got these filing cabinets from Habitat for Humanity ReStore for a couple bucks and wanted to repurpose them to make my desk. I knew I wanted to use card pull label holders because not only do I love the way they look on furniture, I also love being organized!
This corner in Ryan's room was missing something. But I couldn't decide what. When I thought about what she really loved, I knew it had to do with books! This little girl has so many books but no where to enjoy them!So I set out to make her the cutest little reading nook you ever did see!
My daughter's school had a Trunk or Treat for the 2nd time this year. Each class had a book theme, ours was The Cat in the Hat. I had a great time doing it and most of all seeing it come together.I think anyone can use these great ideas for a birthday party as well.... or even classroom decor. Hope you enjoy.
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.
Hi Everyone! Here is a really inexpensive fun and creative way to make a custom party banner using a magazine! In this case to save the magazine, I photo copied it's pages as you can read about below.
Hi Everyone, I hope all is well with you!Don't you just love brick walls? I love to walk into a restaurant and see an old brick wall or maybe even as a backdrop for a lovely vintage dresser that has been painted with an gorgeous color. I feel like every time I watch a show on TV lately, there is another awesome brick wall. Well, I decided to redo the wall at the top of my stairs in my home and make a faux brick wall.I will say, this project was quite easy, after I finally settled on a plan....
We bought this from a barn sale that raises money for an orphanage in Haiti. When we bought it, I really couldn’t picture what to do with it. It sat in my storage unit for months and months and months. I asked John to prep a mid century hutch for the store and he thought I meant this one. I didn’t. When I came out to look at it, I said, that’s not the one I wanted! I can’t picture the design for that one yet. John smiled and said, “Well, it’s all prepped so time to make yourself figure out a design.” He was right, it was high time.
We are officially LIVING in our new house and we could not be happier! The projects have only just begun, and I’m so excited to be sharing my first one in our new house. It’s no secret I’ve always been a fan of wainscoting, so I knew I wanted to do something to the walls in our new house.