Decorate with Effortless Ombre Mini Pumpkins this Fall

Mini ombre pumpkins DIY

I'm all about that ombre look, so why not bring it into your fall decor and maybe even change up the color scheme this season? Rather than sticking to a traditional red, yellow, orange and brown pallette this season, you can bring in brighter versions as well as colors like pink, peach and coral. These cute, effortless mini ombre pumpkins are fun to make and decorate your home for fall.        

Creating an ombre effect is easier than you'd think, and the key to achieving it on something small like a pumpkin is a sponge brush. Continue Reading

Go Back to School with a Dip-Dyed Ombre Laundry Bag

Go Back to School with a Dip-Dyed Ombre Laundry Bag

'Tis the season for going back to school, and that means all of you dorm dwellers will be back to putting off laundry (I know I do!) and carting it all to the laundry room at the last minute. In order to make carrying your laundry as easy as possible, make a simple dip-dyed ombre laundry bag that's as stylish as it is functional! 


Go Back to School with a Dip-Dyed Ombre Laundry Bag

These extra large canvas laundry bags are the perfect material for easy dying in your favorite color – in this case, petal pink. Continue Reading

Make It: Stylish Ombre Leather Coasters

diy ombre leather coasters

I love ombre. And leather. And when those two things are combined, it’s just magic. Protect your tabletops in a stylish way with these ombre leather coasters!      

 Molly from Almost Makes Perfect shares a very simple way to create custom coasters. The instructions are so easy that I may make 50 of these little guys! Visit Almost Makes Perfect for the full how-to!

DIY Ombre Leather Coasters by [Almost Makes Perfect]

Make It: Faux Hanging Pink Ombre Shelf

Hanging shelves are a gorgeous way to save space, however, making sure they are level can make them a pain to install. What if I told you there was a trick to getting the “freshly hanged” look that we all love so much?       
These shelves are actually attached to the wall, but the ropes create the illusion that it’s hanging! And there you have it, a faux hanging shelf. Get the tutorial from Ducklings In A Row! Continue Reading

Before and After: A Colorful Painted Dresser-turned-Changing Table Makeover

This Mid-Century dresser recently got a kid-friendly makeover and second life as a changing table. What do you think of the transformation?     


Herringbone meets chevron meets ombre: this furniture makeover has it all. While I LOVE the before, this playful, patterned version is perfect for a nursery. See more on Ciburbanity and let us know what you think!

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How to Paint an Ombre Wall

Feeling bold? Incorporate the ombre trend in a big way, by painting an ombre accent wall using this step by step technique.   ?

West Elm’s blog, Front and Main, has a great tutorial that goes through the entire process of painting an ombre wall in your home, with details on both multi-color and single color application.

This would make for a fun, and very colorful, weekend project if you’re up for the challenge.

More photos and full tutorial on Front and Main. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Dip-Dye Bedding

created at: 11/19/2012

This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it — what do you say?      

A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you’re at it! There’s also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that I didn’t even know was necessary! Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Ombre Glass Pendant Light

created at: 10/15/2012

Just when I was getting a little antsy with the ombre trend*, THIS project comes along. Dang you, awesome lighting projects! You get me every time.     

This gorgeousness comes to us from Design Love Fest and it’s such a simple-yet-brilliant idea it hurts. I am totally having a “Why didn’t I think of that?” moment. Hardcore. Check out the easy-to-follow and beautifully photographed tutorial right here.

*What trends are you in love with and which do you wish would kindly see themselves out the door? Continue Reading

Make It: A Simple DIY Picnic Blanket for Summer!

created at: 06/26/2012

You guys, it’s totally picnic weather these days. And picnic weather means picnic blankets! Here’s a simple one you can make in an afternoon and be picnicking on by sunset!    

With a simple supply list and a short video tutorial, Natalie Shriver shares how to make your own DIY picnic blanket in a fun, bold design. Check out her post on Design Love Fest and, seriously, watch the video — it’s adorable.

Happy summer!

Groovy Gradients: An Ombré Stained Dresser Makeover!

created at: 01/09/2012

Ombré was a big, huge deal last year, but this makeover takes a unique spin on the DIY decor trend!   


created at: 01/09/2012

Most ombré or gradient projects we’ve come across have been painted, so seeing the technique put into practice in such a unique way is refreshing.  Using various shades of wood stain, Julia from 551 East Design gave this old dresser a fresh makeover while still preserving the character of the piece.  No paint on this antique!   Continue Reading