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Don’t have a fireplace in your home? Want one but don’t want a major renovation?This fireplace wall was fairly easy to do and it transformed the space so much. It’s crazy how cozy a fireplace can make a space, even if it’s only and electric one.Follow along with me and I will show you how I transformed a boring flat wall into a “stone” fireplace.
Hey everyone!Karen and I weren't quite done with our house yet, and one of the things we needed was a comfortable couch. Before building this we had no place to sit at all since we had just moved in. Let me show you how we went about building it. The process is simple. First you buy pillows or square sponges as well as a glue gun and some pallets. Also pick up the type of material you want to cover the sponges for the cusion.
One of my favourite places in the summer is the outdoor sofa in my back garden. When l get 10mins to myself I love to just lounge on it sipping cocktails and flicking through interiors magazines. I even have an upcycled cocktail window.My sofa is an Ikea Ammero which has lasted really well considering it's had to put up with the unpredictable British weather for 7 years. However even though I store away the cushions in the winter they were looking rather grubby and ready for a refresh.
Lodi’s Room Reveal complete with New Light Fixtures! Starting at the beginning… When I renovated this home back in 2014-2015 I designed this as a wide hallway which included a huge closet made specifically to house a 6 foot chest freezer. At the end of the hall I put our “back door” which included a doggie door in it – which was a great straight shot out of the house for my big dog at the time. In 2018 I got rid of the chest freezer and I was playing around with making this wasted area into a reading nook / day bed / dog bed area and putting up some kind of gate so I could lock dogs back here whenever I needed to…
Did y’all know that Kunin® Brand Felt recycles tens of thousands of plastic bottles every year to create their Craft Cuts Felt Sheets and Felt Yardage? Well, they absolutely do, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with them for the past five years.
I am so excited to team up with several of my blogging buddies for a DIY Knock Off Challenge! My sweet friend, Terrie from Decorating and More with Tip heads us up! The rules were that we had to find a higher end piece and share how we could make our own and on a budget!
Hometalk went live at Lory's French country townhouse! You're about to get some amazing decorating ideas and design tricks -- plus, a chance to win a Hometalk t-shirt! Watch the video to see Lory's gorgeous home, and then leave her a tablescape design suggestion in the comments below for a chance to WIN a Hometalk t-shirt! (Winner will be announced here next Wednesday.)
Many spaces we design include custom furniture pieces. Whether it's a piece for special storage, or built to suit a unique need - these pieces are not items you can walk into a store and buy! They are custom down to the tiniest detail, and the client can be as specific or as hands-off as they choose in their design. Which of these is your favorite? What would you change if it was in your home?
A total transformation took place in this kitchen. Notice the before picture. The family has lived in this home for 20 years and the room felt heavy to them. The wanted an update with more room, storage, and counter space. The brick was removed and new custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances put in it's place. Imagine creating lunches to banquets in this beautiful kitchen.
Today’s post is a DIY project my husband and I took on last summer. We created a decorative faux stone wall and storage cabinet in our family room by transforming a wall into an organized stone wall. Here is how we did it. First things first, you need to check out our poorly placed sump pump. We created a cover for the sump pump. Then check out our faux stone wall.
Hi Everyone, today I want to share how I transformed my old microfiber futon. I also share my special secret paint recipe that rubberizes paint to make it feel like faux leather.
Now that Spring has sprung, it's time for a little spring cleaning! Upholstered couches are great, but washable slipcovers are even better! Each spring we like to get a fresh start by starting with our sofa and switching up our decor. Our Ikea Karlstad couch is white, so it shows every speck of dirt, and was in dire need of cleaning. However the washing instructions say not to put the slipcover the dryer, so we'd be without it for the full day it takes to dry. What happens when the cover is in the wash and you don't have a spare in the interim?The solution? A full-sized (double) fitted bed sheet, the kind with the elasticized corners like the retro one shown below. We just happened to have it in our linen closet and it fits perfectly in a pinch while the slipcover dries!
I don't know whats more frustrating.Having a piece of furniture to work on but not knowing which direction to take it - OR - Knowing exactly what to do but not having the time.It usually comes down to being a time issue for myself. I had this little guy waiting for me in the garage for the past few months and with a little bit of a wintery-mix moving into the valley for a few days over the weekend and nothing else planned, it was the perfect time to really dig in.
I am showing you yet ANOTHER curbside find. If you have followed me for awhile then you know that it is usually my husband that finds me good furniture in the trash (that I then turn into treasure). However, I scored BIG when a friend of mine who is a realtor and just sold a house in her neighborhood, texted me a picture of a huge pile of nice furniture that this client had put out for the trash. Good stuff too. She knows I like to makeover furniture so she said she thought of me immediately. Needless to say we rushed over there and took a bunch of things. Check out this pile….Will ya look at all this good stuff!!!
I wanted to surprise my family with a unique gift so I built an outdoor table from a recycled wine barrel and wire spool. The catch was I integrated a propane burner into the project to produce a fire table the whole family could enjoy on those cool nights. Follow along and you too can build something unique like this.
If you love this project, grab your quick start DIY guide & subscribe to our blog!Do you need more storage for your office & craft supplies? This giant plywood pegboard DIY turned out so well. The unique abstract color blocks give a practical solution a little personality!BFORE PICTURE
Is there anything better than a sliding barn door to finish off a space?I absolutely love the look of barn doors and got a vision in my head so went with it. A wooden framed door with a plexiglass insert and a curved detail.Material list:(1) 1"x12"x8' - top(1) 1"x16"x8' - bottom(4) 1"x6"x6' - sides(2) 1"x3"x6' - middle support(3) 1"x2"x8' - supportsCurve detail was cut from leftover 12" and 16" pieces.The finished door size is 39" x 85.25"
Check out a beautiful backsplash that will be the crown jewel of your kitchen! Here are some dreamy before and after pics with serious inspo! Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jeffrey Court.
Do you have something covered in vinyl that could use a refresh? You might not realize that you can paint right over vinyl so today I’m making over a sewing stool with Fusion Mineral Paint! The best part? Hardly any prep necessary!For all my tips and tricks on painting vinyl, watch the video near the end of this post or continue reading the tutorial below:BeforeHere’s what we started with; a typical sewing stool with dark stain. Hubs went ahead and sanded the one on the right, while I was painting the top. Initially I was going to paint the base too, but changed my mind when I saw how good it looked in the end.
Hey There,Here is a fun and quick project that you can put together in about 20 minutes. There are only a few materials required. So gather these supplies and let's make this simple bird feeder.Cordless Drill3/16″ Diamond Tipped Drill BitThrifted Cup and Saucer20 Gage Jewelry WireNeedle Nose PliersJewelry PliersBeads (optional)E6000 Glue
I like to browse Anthropologie when looking for style inspiration. I’d seen the Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Mirror dupes floating around but I wasn’t feeling it. But then: it happened. I fell in love with a mirror. It’s true. The Cecilia Mirror. But then I saw the price and I promptly took off my rose colored glasses and hopped on the DIY train.
Summer is coming and I am ready to entertain friends and family, how about you? There are so many fun ways to entertain at home in the summer.I would love to have you stop by my blog , Celebrate & Decorate for more details as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...
Hostas are an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance perennial plant perfect for shade gardens and low-light areas in your landscape. While you can buy them as potted plants, they’re often much more affordable to buy as bare-root plants, sold alongside flowering bulbs. Here’s everything you need to know about planting hosta bulbs!How To Plant Hosta Bulbs Here are the basic steps for planting hosta bulbs (bare root hostas) in the garden:Find a nice shady spot, preferably with soil that drains well.Soak bulbs/roots for 1 hour if the roots are dry or soft.Dig a wide hole, about 4 inches deep (not too deep).Place the hosta bulb in the center of the hole with the roots at the bottom.Spread the roots outwards (like the rays of a sun).Gently hold the crown just below surface level.Carefully backfill the hole with soil, trying not to leave too many air pockets.Check that the crown of the plant (where the roots meet the stems) is at ground level.Water after planting to moisten surrounding soil and help it settle around the hosta roots.Add a thin mulch of homemade compost on soil surface to keep the roots moist and cool.Hosta bulbs can be planted in early spring or in the fall (up to a month before the ground freezes for winter). Mail-order hostas are often shipped in the fall, while in-store hosta bulbs are generally stocked at garden centers in early spring (alongside spring-planted flowering bulbs).
If you've ever shopped for furniture you know things can add up pretty quickly! My best friend recently purchased her first home and wanted to move in with some fresh pieces. We found an upholstered headboard online for $800!! Yikes! After looking at it for a bit, I decided to spend a few bucks and try to make it myself
If you like lanterns and you want to have the most romantic and cozy atmosphere on your patio or porch, don’t throw out your large glass jars. Yes, you read that right! All you need is large glass jars and knitting yarn. I’m sure you have those large pickles jars and I’m sure you have knitting yarn at home. If not my friends, hurry to your grandma's to get some.The project is so easy, you just have to hot glue the knitting yarn or any other thick thread in any color you desire to your clean glass jar. I did the first one and it took me longer because I was recording. But the second one I made in about 10 minutes total. The result is just amazing. I love how it adds ornamentation to my patio. I put candles or fairy lights inside to make my place magical.in this project, I literally upcycled everything from the top to the bottom to the handles. It cost me $0 (yes, zero dollars!) to make these stunning lanterns for my patio.They are so cute that I’ll put them inside by my fireplace after the summer.Ps: this lantern is very beautiful in black also.Watch the full tutorial in the video below.
As I was repainting the walls in my house, I thought, hmmm...why not paint this section like a faux beam? It's only paint right? if I don't like it, then I will paint it back to the wall color. I would love to cover it with the real thing but I don't have it and I can always do it later.
Learn how to clean your mattress with baking soda and vinegar. If your mattress needs a little freshening up you don’t have to use expensive cleaning products or harmful chemicals. Simply head over to your pantry and grab two these two basic ingredients. Using a mattress protectoron any mattress in your home prevents a number of things that can happen resulting in a ruined mattress. And mattresses aren’t cheap! Using a protector will prevent damage from accidents and spills, especially if you have pets and children. Easy to remove and clean, you can use the same ingredients as below but instead soak the protector in a hot water/vinegar solution before washing it.
Spreading kindness can be done in so many wonderful ways, one of which is painting rocks and scattering them around for others to find. This is the best guide to painting rocks that also gives you some tips and tricks of how easy it can be done to create magnificent results.
Paper towel roll projects are the best aren’t they? Not only are they free, but you get to repurpose something that is just going to waste anyway. I’m sharing a fun DIY tablet stand from a paper towel roll tube. This repurposed paper towel roll craft that is actually pretty darn useful.I’ll be honest, this isn’t the prettiest DIY. I guess you could make it look good, but at the end of the day a paper towel roll is a paper towel roll no matter how much you disguise it.Now that you aren’t expecting anything too eye catching, I’m ready share this fun and useful project.DIY Tablet Stand from a Paper Towel Roll TubeSupplies:Paper towel tubesScissorsDecorating materials (I used peel and stick contact paper)Pencil or pen