Hi everybody! I know We aren’t even passed Halloween, but I whipped these fun little guys up last weekend and I just couldn’t wait to share! I am busy getting ready for the Thorndale Christmas Open House, so that means from now until December 4th, I am in full on Christmas mode!!!
I love thrift store finds for a few reasons, not only do you get an item at a reduced cost from the original purchase price but you get the opportunity to be creative. You'll often find items that appeal to you in shape and size for your home yet the item might not match your decor. Such as was the case with these two odd finds, a blue tray and a pottery jug.
Here's an awesome way to add a wall light and use the cord as wall decoration. I did a similar project on my ceiling you can check out here:http://www.hometalk.com/19803036/cord-decor-lighting-**Please use extreme caution when working with electricity!
If you have a bedroom that needs a little touch to make the room complete, this is definitely a project worth looking into. As a kid, I always loved the thought of a 4-post bed -- there's something princess-y about it I guess. So now, instead of a princess, you can feel like a queen in your castle! :) We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
These lamps are one of my new favorite DIY craft projects! They are a great craft to make and gift or sell since they are so unique and can be personalized to anyone.And PVC is such a fun item to repurpose. You can make so many different things with a PVC pipe, including these awesome yard birds.To make these lamps you will need:4" pvc pipe (I use schedule 35 - the thinner walled non-perforated sewer drain pipe)a pattern and some taperotary tool with attachments1" thick woodchop saw or a hacksaw for cutting your pipe down to sizejigsawacetone or sander to remove the manufacturers inkdrill1 1/4" hole saw4 1/4" hole sawputty knifecaulksnap-in socket light kit* Your cost for making this project will vary greatly depending upon what tools you already have. I basically only had to buy a 4" pipe and a light socket kit.
I love the look of reclaimed wood. I'm completely redoing the living room and have this vaulted ceiling that I just don't like! It's huge, bare and icky. I wanted to do shades of gray in the room with pops of teal. So, 100 year old douglas fir, stained in shades of weathered gray and touches of white milk paint were used. Each board had it's own character so I got quite a variation of colors. I like the idea of a distressed wood with a beach-cottage vibe to it. I will be mixing in some elegant features to keep it from looking too "shabby". I love the herringbone pattern and my husband and I decided it would be worth a try. We are avid DIYers, so it wasn't that difficult. Each board was cut to 3'. It's imperative that the measurement stays consistent or it will throw off your pattern. Yes, this is a ton of work. But, that's why it looks so cool! Next week we tackle the floor with silver travertine! I will update the post with pics as soon as the room is finished! If I'm able to move afterward.
The MenDen project is nearly complete, here is the previous post on the rest of the project: http://www.hometalk.com/7069740/menden-basement-finish-all-re-purposed-materials I added a couple of sliding “barn style” doors. To keep the costs down I used some simple parts from HomeDepot to hang them. I think they turned out pretty cool.
Finally our side yard makeover is done. And oh boy, did it turn out beautifully! Hopefully, Greg will share the reveal pictures soon, but until then, I wanted to share something unique from our side garden: our new DIY waterdrop solar lights!
This is where it started- an old mill in foreclosure that a man bought at auction and was giving away everything in the warehouse.
We got about 900 square feet of 1/4" heart pine lumber for FREE!!!!!! It was dark, hot and dusty but it was FREEEEEE!
As you can see, the boards were not in a finished state. But surprisingly we had very little waste!
Customized window seats were going to cost me $900. Being Do-It-Yourselfers, and people who work "on a dime" this was a big ouch! BUT I was willing to fork it over since my hubby declared he was on strike from any more house projects (yes, he has worked his butt off to get our home to where it is now in a years' time) and I just couldn't stand the thought of our newly renovated sun room without window seats under all those windows!