I was determined to figure out how to get a light for less than $20. Y’all know I’m a cheapskate. But, in the end, I won, because I figured out how to get the modern style light I was craving for a fraction of the price. Yes, this is the tale of how to turn a lantern into a light fixture.
Buy 1 thrift store sweater or repurpose an old sweater of your own to make 5 ideas that are easy and will warm your home during the cold months! There will be 5 separate posts for this one project. Links to all projects will be at the bottom. You can see more of my crazy creations here
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 an overview of how to very easily and inexpensively give laminate furniture an antique look. I have the full, detailed tutorial on my blog!
It’s no secret that I love woodworking. There is something so deeply satisfying about taking simple boards and creating pieces of significance and staying power. Call it the romantic in me, but I love how beautifully crafted furniture can be passed down as precious treasures. Every night my little family eats around the same table on which my great-grandmother and then my mother served their home cooked meals. That is just beautiful poetry to me!I’m not going to lie, I am totally one of those weirdos who geeks out over different types of woods and swoons over a baby smooth sanding job. It’s kind of ridiculous! The good news is that you do not need to be some woodworking connoisseur (notice I am being way more upbeat than saying “freak” lol). Nope, this project is literally about glueing and sanding. You could cut your own wood, but you could even have the hardware store do that for ya if you wanted! Simple, simple when it comes to this DIY marble and wood cutting board. Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
Elegant wine bottle fountains are very popular right now, and very expensive. I am more of a tropical, frozen drink with an umbrella kind of a girl, so I decided to DIY a fountain with a Tropical Tiki twist!
In 1978, when my husband and I bought our first home together, one of the first things we did was replace the drafty wooden basement windows with more energy efficient windows. Even way back then (40+ years ago), I couldn't throw those ugly; but beautiful to me, solid wood windows out. While I have transformed every one of these windows over the years, the last one eluded me. Until NOW!
This is a fun and easy DIY anyone can do and it looks so fancy when done. I will admit, this is a messy one with all that glitter and features but look at how she sparkles, so worth it! All you'll need are supplies you probably already have plus a couple others that I will provide links for. This is great if you're a fan or know someone who is, this would make a great gift! You can also apply the same technic but with any character you want. You can even make a set of bottles with different characters and use the corresponding glitters!! I think I just figured out one of my next projects There are so many ways to make this your own but if you want to know how to make this one, keep scrolling!
I saw a few different methods of this and wanted to see which one was the best. This is usually done on flat glass surfaces, but I love to experiment with my wine bottles and boy am I glad I did because this is now one of my favorite pieces! So I've tested all the methods out and, in my opinion, found this one to have the best results. This is very easy but I'm not going to lie, it is VERY time-consuming as you have to wait for each section to dry before doing the next but the results are so rewarding and did I mention that it's way cheaper than buying glass paints!
Making a side table without power tools sounds kinda crazy, right? This project takes zero power tools, less than 30 minutes of hands on work and is super simple. And bonus – it’s a piece that we still use every single day. Want to make your own side table? It only take a few supplies (and I bet you already have some of them on hand!)
One of the Facebook pages I follow always posts pictures of Cardinals eating from feeders made from a cup, saucer/small plates & chain. I decided I wanted to make my own. I went to Goodwill & found a couple cups, but got bread plates instead of saucers, as they gave more space for the bird seed. I made my feeder, but while I was in the process of it, I decided that I liked the way it would look on a wall, then thought I'd put one of my battery-powered tea lightset in it. I loved it. I have 2 different patterned ones, and went back to get more plates & cups today.
I took some old junk and look how awesome a little imagination turned it into a beautiful multipurpose piece.
Decoupage is a traditional paper craft – the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts. The word decoupage comes from the French verb decouper, ‘to cut out’. It was in the 17th century that the craft reached its height of popularity with aristocrats, noble ladies as well as the more humble practitioners trying out the art of decoupage. Today, decoupage remains a popular craft with far reaching variations and many crafters’ use decoupage to add dimension to their work.Lets look at an up cycling project today using this versatile technique.
We got a 12 year old hot tub in bits but all the jets and pumps were working... we needed to seal it a bit and change 4 jets...so after spending a total of 700 $ we have our holiday resort at home