I know what you’re thinking, “another rain gutter bookshelf idea?” This idea is different and stylish! Come along while I share how I create my own DIY bookshelves under $10. LET’S START WITH MAKING THE GUTTER BOOKSHELVES.
Do you know what an steamer trunk is? I had no idea what a steamer trunk was until a friend gave me his trunk to refinish. Honestly, this furniture flip was a little intimidating because I didn’t want to destroy the historical elements of this vintage piece. It took a little trial and error, but I learned a few tips and tricks on making over a steamer trunk.This trunk was in bad condition when I received it. Granted, it is over 100 years old, but the bottom was about destroyed.
After living in our beach cottage for four months I STILL haven’t organized our master closet. Last week, as I was walking down the isles of Target I got an idea of repurposing a curtain rod. When we moved into this home, we “downsized” about 1000 square feet from our old home. I have to say I was looking forward to losing a little of closet space so I could really work on organizing and purging. Let me show you the current state of our closet:
You know how trends go in and out? I’m not normally one who follows them but I love this new gold look! I’ve found a great gold spray paint that I’ve used to transform a few furniture pieces. The gold spray paint is cool, but I’ve found an even easier and more effective way to add a gold finish to anything! I stumbled upon this product at Hobby Lobby for only $5.99, so I figured I would give it a try.
I’ve always wanted a really neat piece of art work with a globe or world map. I decided to create my own rather than buy one new because I love to DIY of course. But even if I didn’t like to DIY, as long as you have a great world map stencil, anyone can do this. I'm going to share how I created my own world map art.
Is there a space in your home that you need to function properly? For me, this is a mudroom. That’s why I rely on a entryway or mudroom to organize all of our junk. After we moved to our new house I knew my first project needed to be project mudroom! AS ALWAYS, I NEEDED TO CREATE IT ON A BUDGET. SO WHEN I WAS WALKING THROUGH WALMART AND SAW A $59 SHELF THAT I COULD REPURPOSE AS A BENCH, THAT’S WHEN I KNEW I HAD MY MUDROOM PLAN.
I've always wanted a beverage bar and when we moved to our rustic beach cottage I finally got my opportunity to build it. There just so happened to be a bare wall across from the kitchen where I could move the fridge to create my DIY beverage bar.
This home decor project started like most of my other projects, with a bare wall and a desire to DIY. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but a lot of my DIY craft inspiration comes from walking the isles at Lowes. Does this sound crazy? It might be but it’s the truth. Let me show you the inspiration I found from my walk down the plumbing isle.
When we bought our home it came with a random fire pit that looked like an unfinished project. It took me six months to figure it out but I finally did, so here we go; FIRE PIT WITH DIY PEA GRAVEL AND PAVERS.
I recently wrote a post about how to age a clay terra cotta pot with paint. To my dismay it didn’t create enough of the “antique vibe” I was looking for. I came to the conclusion that in order to really get that authentic “patina,” you need texture. After all, a true antique piece shows it’s age with more than just color, but texture and shape too. That’s when I knew I needed to find a way to age a pot with texture for an antique vintage look.