Shopping Guide: How to Put Together an Affordable Mid-Century Modern Patio

CB2 Ixtapa Chair
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Who loves a good deal?! Yep, me too! Whether you're setting up your patio for the first time this summer, or just giving it a little zhuzh for the season, it's always more fun when you find affordable goodies and killer seasonal sales – more summer for your buck, so to speak. For this shopping guide, I've put together a soft, summer-y version of Mid-Century Modern. Not too edgy, but with the right amount of clean lines and angles – and at an affordable price.        Continue Reading

14 Napkins, Placemats, & Tablecloth Projects For Awesome Table Decor

14 diy table decor projects

I love a good tabletop. In another life, I would have liked to have been a place settings designer. If you’re into awesome tabletop decor too, here are 14 projects to help you entertain this summer!      


14 Napkins, Placemats, & Tablecloth Projects For Awesome Table Decor
photo: Design Improvised

1. Painter’s drop cloths are an affordable option and you don’t have to sacrifice on color and level of cuteness! via Design Improvised 

14 Napkins, Placemats, & Tablecloth Projects For Awesome Table Decor
photo: Katie Pritchard

2. You can never go wrong with a dip-dyed ombre tablecloth! Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Dinnerware And Silverware Updates

I’ll admit it, I love to entertain and I’m a sucker for a good looking table. And I love to make stuff. So I was thrilled to find so many simple ideas for updating mugs, plates, trays and even silverware.  Check out my favorite DIY updates for your tabletop after the jump.   


1. This paint-dipped coffee service set really strikes my fancy. Find out how to make your own here. [Photo: A Daily Something]

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How to: Make Easy DIY Tabletop Christmas Trees

created at: 12/11/2012

Last holiday season, I had so much fun experimenting with sprayable glitter (see: here, and here, here, & here), that this year, it nearly didn’t feel like Christmas unless I busted out the glitz again. But then, when a friend asked if I had any ideas to make some super easy, small woodland-style Christmas trees for a centerpiece, I knew exactly what to do. 

So, here’s how to make a whole forrest of tabletop winter trees in less than five minutes each. Continue Reading

Roundup: 5 Creative DIY Ideas for Autumn Candle Decor

created at: 10/08/2012

Nothing says fall like cinnamon-scented candles, gourds, and a smattering of red maple leaves. Before you get completely carried away, though, here are 5 stylish DIY ideas for using candles (and the odd gourd or two) in your autumn decor!     

created at: 10/08/2012

created at: 10/08/2012

1. 5-Minute DIY Log Centerpiece

2. Spray Painted Gourd Candle Holders

3. Jute-Wrapped Candle Holders with Cinnamon Sticks and Bay Leaves

4. Modern Cut-Paper Candle Holders

5. Fresh Greens Centerpiece

Do you have any other ideas for using candles in your fall decor? Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Mini Tabletop Trees!

created at: 12/12/2011

So you’ve decked the halls with handmade wreaths, creative stockings, and DIY ornaments galore.  Now it’s time to take that same crafty passion to the table!  Here are a few of our favorite mini tabletop Christmas trees you can make yourself–happy crafting!   


created at: 12/12/2011

1. Mini Balsa Wood Tree

2. Felt Shingle Tree

3. Kitschy Felt Holiday Trees

4. Yarn-Wrapped Ornament Tree

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5. Printed Paper Tree

6. Folded Paper Kirigami Trees

7. Sparkly Craft Paper Trees

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