I'd like to share some bathroom face-lift projects we tackled a few months ago. EACH can be done in 6-12 hours, some less some more (if paint is involved) but nothing over a day. When I know I can finish a project in a day (or so) I am definitely quicker to start/try it. Our '06 builders grade bathroom was plain old ugly and odd! They put carpet in the vanity area & a one piece "acrylic" counter with single sunken sink (should be two) plus oak dbl cabinets.We would rather go on vacation than fund a full remodel, so a face-lift was all we could do on our modest income. Everything we did was under $120 total...and that was spent mainly on flooring & paint. ( I wasn't planning to post. I had painted the cabinets before I took my BEFORE Photo.)
You’ve seen them before. White splotchy heat stains that cover what used to be perfectly pristine wood furniture, and if you’re reading this, you probably have one or two of these marks in your home right now.
Ok.. It may be possible that I may be the only one… BUT I don't think so. I hate seeing keys on a counter rolling around with no assigned location. I also don't really like having them “exposed” on a key hanger. (specially since I don't have a “Mudroom” or something like it. I wish I did.) In my case they would just hang there in my middle of one of my entry ways, looking into my OCD soul. Too much? Ok.. well, you may be right, but I really don't like them just hanging there. Doesn’t really fit in the decor.. Sometimes I feel it take aways from the great looking key hanger out there.I ramble just to justify.. My great James Bond idea. HA! “Why don’t just hide them behind a frame.” The key (no pun intended) is finding the right frame. It’s has to be at least 1½ inches in depth. This way the keys will hide behind behind the frame without damaging it or not allowing the frame to close properly. The deeper/thicker the frame the better. It was really pretty easy and I think I may customize a bit more by adding fancier hooks, and maybe replacing the elastic with a small wood plate but I just couldn't wait to share. I hope you guys like it and maybe you can customize it to fit your needs, hopefully I gave you a head start. Check it out ! I had most of the materials which allowed my cost to be minimal.
Thank you for a year of inspiring, encouraging, sharing and creating together with us on Hometalk! We can't wait to reminisce about all the amazing things we've done together this year, but before we get carried away...Our New Year's Resolution:
I found out that hornets and wasps are pretty much territorial. They don't like to set up house where the other already has. When I went searching, I found you can buy these for about 7.00 at Walmart that inflate and deflate for seasonal use. But I am a tight wad and don't have a way to drive to town so I just made one. You can get the full pattern here http://www.thriftyfun.com/Faux-Hornets-Nest.html. Here is a general idea for you to ponder then look further if you want. It's easy for even the beginning crocheter. And here are some links in case you want more evidence these work. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KLMDXKKhttp://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions/1531563/do-wasp-decoy-nests-work
It’s flu season as everyone knows and this is one of the worst years for it. The internet and television are filled with suggestions but here are seven tips that you might have overlooked.
Whether moving into their very first home or simply the latest of many, new homeowners always appreciate thoughtful housewarming gifts from their friends and neighbors, especially if they are into home decor DIY. Coming up with the perfect combination of practical, attractive, and pleasing to the aesthetic of the homeowner is sometimes a challenge, but thankfully the holiday season provides an ideal opportunity for seasonally-appropriate gifts. Spread some holiday cheer as you welcome people to a new home with these delightful giving ideas; and remember to bring a piece of seasonal holiday decor with you to the party so they have something to add to the tree! Extra credit to any DIY christmas ideas as well!
Using ingredients you've already got in your pantry, tackle those tough mess areas in your home that aren't having their cleaning needs met by bleaches and sprays with these great DIY cleaning tips. These methods may sound crazy, but the results are nothing short of miraculous. These weird rubbish-ridders will save you money, effort, and many sweaty and frustrated hours of scrubbing. So go ahead -- make Grandma proud!1. Use Kool-Aid to clean your toilet bowl
I needed to hang a privacy curtain for guests that were coming to stay the weekend. Love my Silhouette blinds but they aren't great for night time privacy and in addition we recently had our landscape lighting upgraded to led and that bedroom is now as bright as a neon sign! Yes I could easily turn the lights off, but that didn't address the privacy issue. I wanted to create one solution for two problems.
Have you ever heard that your home is a reflection of yourself? Your furniture, your flooring, even your layout says something about who you are and how you live. And it starts with home decor, DIY of course.But when a budget is cramping your style, it's hard to feel like you have the freedom to express yourself. Instead of getting discouraged, focus on just one wall. These budget updates can help you turn that wall, and your home, into a completely 'You' space, and they won't take hours of time, piles of tools, or pocket-fulls of cash to complete. You can turn this into an incredible DIY wall decor project! Making a statement starts at home, so what are you waiting for?1. Add molding and paint
Yuck! I hate these things. If you find them inside of your home this is a great non toxic and free solution to rid of them. If they get inside take a water bottle and cut a few inches down. Cut the top off do it looks like a funnel. Place this down inside the bottle so the top is now inside the bottle. Fill the bottle with water and dish liquid. The edge of this bottle can now be used to scoop the wayward bugs into this and swish them to drown them. Keep the bottle outside like we do. We see them come from our patio door. When one gets in scoop and swish. Throw out when it's yucky and full.
Who doesn't love succulents? With their range of colors and shapes, and their limited needs, succulents of all varieties are the perfect greenery to add to every corner of your home. Instead of displaying multiple pots on coffee tables and shelves, however, get a little creative with your succulent showcasing via some nifty DIY ideas. These 9 out-of-the-pot ideas will help you put these little desert plants front and center so they can be admired from all sides. And after you finish here, be sure to check 15 really fun DIY projects that will definitely spruce up your home!1. Concrete Wall Planters
Your child's graduation is a wonderful celebration, full of hope for the future. It's also a great opportunity to look back and be proud of how much they've grown. What better theme for a graduation party than one that celebrates your kiddo's youthful past, highlighting all the great memories along the way? Get ready to tear up over this guide to sentimental and nostalgic graduation decorations. And be sure to check out some awesome DIY projects for teens!1. Incorporate some old fashion chalkboard into your graduation decorations as a fun throwback to your child's primary school days. You can cut larger chalkboard squares into fun shapes, signs, or banners like Hometalk member Dusty did!
In decorating it is important to repeat a motif or pattern or color, so what is done looks meaningful. This is how I approached doing this in an almost no cost way. Many years ago I found this framed print of Raphael's Madonna of the chair. I found it on the street left out for big trash pickup. I consider it the very best thing I have ever found. It has always hung in my bedroom on a wall that has little floor space beneath it. I wanted a narrow shelf and decided the best thing to do was to repeat the elements of the frame. The nail head trim and the angles the frame was cut in.
Chances are, you're timid with colors. That's alright - most people are! But it's spring now, which means you're refreshed and ready to get a little wild with your color palette. Who knows? You might realize that bright mustard or rich amethyst is the home decor touch you've been missing all along.1. Add a loud pop to a neutral palette
Check out Hometalk's top 8 DIY projects of 2017! - Rustic Cooler - DIY Indoor Outdoor Concrete Lamp- Easy DIY PVC Outdoor Dog Shower- Easy Crate Bench on Wheels- Cleaning Brass- Button Bowl- The Easiest Rust Remover- Old Window Pane Wall Decor
Rewarding as it is, life with children can be quite the challenge, and keeping up with their messes might be the most difficult part of the whole deal. Use this guide to make even their toughest messes disappear ASAP so you can get back to the more enjoyable parts of child care, like park trips and nap time. Speaking of families, if you are looking for a collaborative project to do with your kids, then be sure to check out our awesome lists of DIY projects for kids. And if your kids are a bit older, then we've got a nice list of DIY projects for teens!1. Melted crayonUse a low-heat setting on your iron and cover the problem area with a paper towel or brown paper bag. Apply the iron to melt the hardened crayon, and there's no stain reign of terror.