Have ever wanted to build a piece of furniture with reclaimed wood? Then priced out the cost of reclaimed wood? No THANK YOU! I am going to show you how to make a potion for aging new wood. Guess WHAT? You can do it for way cheaper than buying reclaimed wood, roughly around $10.00! This post is pretty short and to the point because well....it's sooo super easy!
Have you been wanting to update your piano and turn it into a statement piece in your home? It turns out, that using chalk paint, makes painting your piano an easy and inexpensive DIY project that anyone can do. The piano I painted was a free hand-me-down from someone who knows my father-in-law. I know of many people who have found free pianos via Craigslist if you are in the market.
My 9 year old really wanted a loft bed in his bedroom, and I decided to try my hand at building a suspended loft bed. It turned out to be exactly what he wanted, and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be- although I can't emphasize enough that if you attempt this build, you must take extreme care. Use high quality materials and build into the wall studs.This is an in-depth process-for full details, be sure to check out the blog post! I should start off by saying, it would have been a lot easier to build the frame first, then attach it to the wall. But I was building this by myself and wouldn't be able to lift the frame myself, so I had to build the frame to the wall.
So I was helping my brother hang an outdoor solar light and we needed something to secure it to the wall and he comes back with this metal strapping. As I watched him cut and bend this stuff the wheels in my head started turning thinking of all the things I could create with this. Seeing as fall is fast approaching I was envisioning pumpkins. So I made a quick trip to Home Depot to get me some strapping, it just happens to be in the plumbing aisle. I didn't know what I was going to use for the stem until I spotted these copper elbows in all different sizes. They were perfect for the look I wanted to create. I couldn't wait to get started on this project.
**Update** I had some questions regarding using this on double pane windows so after a lot of research. I went to www.buydecorativefilm.com and found a quote that said it was safe for dual paned glass. There were a lot of reviews on Amazon and I couldn't find one that said it was a problem for their double pane windows but if in doubt, contact a professional window tint installer. ** When we bought this house a year ago, it was the house of many firsts. One first, was the fact that this house had windows on the garage. We had never had a garage with windows before. And you know what they say about first impressions. Every time someone walked to our front door, they would pass these windows first. When I set up the garage, I put a shelf in front of the window, because almost most of the other wall space had pegboards already on them. I put it in front of the window and I proceeded to load it with just about every paint can that I had. Every time I walked by the garage, I groaned but was too lazy to move the shelf and ALL THOSE cans of paint. So, I sent my husband to buy blinds. Either he bought the wrong size or I measured wrong and it was probably the latter. But, I hated seeing the inside of the garage so much, I attempted to put them up anyway. I don't know why we didn't take them back and get the right size. I think I just wasn't happy with how the blinds looked so it didn't matter. I am not sure how I came across this mirror window film but it looked like it might be the perfect solution for me.
My bathroom was begging for a change. I felt it everytime I went in the little room. So I decided to honor her wish and do a little update in the throne room. I started the redo by painting a small table to place in corner. The painting of this table was one of my previous post. Once I completed the table, I decided to add a frame around my mirror. This was also in a previous post. So far so good. Next, I bought a metal tray with four glass bottles. The bottles had plain white tops. So I used some old kitchen knobs and glue them on top of th lids. So cute. I placed bath supplies in the jars and put the tray on the back of the commode. I purchased a new ruffled shower curtain, love it. I had picked up a couple of metal letters at a yard sale. They are the first letters of our first names. The letters were S & D. They were prefect for our bathroom. So I hung them over the commode. I loved the little bathroom signs that say “Get Naked.So I found a small, round, black board shape and painted Get Naked on it. I hung the sign on the back, of the door by the guest towel. The bathroom is definitely updated and fun.
Hi friends! My name is Mauri and I blog at TheAmericanPatriette.com where I share ideas for all things home to help women bring beauty into their homes and ultimately make them places to gather. I love sharing easy-to-follow, budget-friendly, and beautiful DIY tutorials!Here's a fun tutorial for how to make K-Cup ornaments for a mini kitchen Christmas tree. You can reuse the hangers over and over again - just replace the K-Cups as you use them! You can grab the full (easy!) tutorial on my blog.
I'm pretty sure this is the easiest craft that I've ever done! If you want to make one too, the hardest part will be finding the vintage jello mold! But keep reading because I can help you out with finding one down below. I'm already keeping my eyes open for more!
Succulents can create beautiful centerpieces for a table, console table, outdoor living space, or to simply place on a shelf. Instead of placing each succulent in individual pots, place them in one open container for a gorgeous miniature garden of succulents. Here's how!
Does your home’s exterior need some freshening up? Repainting your shutters can make a big impact and it can be done in a weekend with an HVLP sprayer. Follow my tutorial as I give my shutters new life with General Finishes Klein Blue Milk Paint.Sometimes the hardest part of a painting project is picking out a color. I had recently repainted the front door in Klein Blue and loved it. But I wasn’t sure if blue shutters would be too much. Maybe I should go with gray…or keep them black? Part of the house is brick and part is siding, so the color needed to look nice on both. I debated for months.I found one of those online tools where you upload a picture of your house (or room, whatever you are painting) and change the colors. There are several free ones available and boy, are they handy. Wow, now I could visualize my house with blue shutters! I tried a few other colors but KIein Blue was the clear favorite.