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
I can’t quite put my finger on it, but for some reason I’m a total sucker for coasters. Maybe because they’re small, cute, and functional?? Who knows… But I do know that these DIY color-blocked coasters are just too fantastic not to share!
I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!
A trip to the hardware store for some thin metallic tubing is all you’ll really need to get started on your own design-y lampshade. After that, it’s all about bending and folding to create an interesting shape, according to Riikka Kantinkoski, the blogger and DIYer behing Weekday Carnival. Continue Reading
There’s an article on Stylist Home that declares the coffee table is going extinct. It may very well be what with more multi-task options like cubbies and even ottomans. With their observation, they put together a slide show of 7 other items that might soon be forgotten. Included on their endangered list is the sideboard, the love seat, the nightstand, the full-size bed, the landline and the tablecloth. Do you agree with any of these predictions?? Continue Reading
In case you hadn’t noticed, I am totally into DIY vase projects lately! From paper polygons to faux milk glass, I can’t get enough of ’em. So, of course I was excited when I spotted this easy string-wrapped vase project — the pops of neon are perfect for spring!
If you spend much time in the online DIY/craft sphere (guilty as charged!), chances are you’ve noticed a whole lot of paper flower love lately. And I’m not talking about those paper flowers you made as a kid that were all scraggly and sad, these are seriously stunning creations that people are posting. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up seven of the prettiest and best paper flower tutorials all in one spot — ENJOY!
The paint-dipping craze isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, kids. Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it… okay it’s not really that big of a secret). If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you’ll love this DIY idea!
Ombré was a big, huge deal last year, but this makeover takes a unique spin on the DIY decor trend!
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
Last month I had the opportunity to speak with a professional wood floor installer/refinisher. He stopped by to quote a job for us. (We’re removing the tile from our front entry and having it replaced with red oak to match the rest of the house.) Whether plumber, landscaper or electrician, when a professional such as this is in my home, I always take the opportunity to engage them in conversation. More specifically, I pick their brains.