As fun as jewelry is to collect and wear, it can be tricky to figure out how to store all your pieces. If you're not careful, it can too easily turn into clutter. Home organization stores would love to convince you to run out and spend tons of money on jewelry organizers and storage. But if you're willing to get a bit crafty, you can easily make your own DIY jewelry organizer or holder to store your jewelry in style. Continue Reading
I don't know about you, but I swoon over a good, curated art gallery wall. My Pinterest boards are filled with gallery walls created by designers and really talented stylists/bloggers, and these inspire me to display my own pieces. But what do you do when you only have one or two vintage pieces in your collection? Unless you're a designer or stylist who makes a living out of finding treasures, it can take a while to curate a collection of art you love. Continue Reading
I’m all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it’s pretty. Win win!
I never really thought about how simple it is to make, but this step-by-step tutorial with photos has given me the little confidence boost to break out the saw and make my own! Check out the full tutorial over on E-How!
DIY Magnetic Knife Display by [Mary & Tim for e-how]
Frames are expensive. Especially if you're buying a lot of them. But there are so many great alternative ways to display artwork and photographs. Here are ten of my favorite affordable ideas.
1. Create a gallery wall of clipboards to hang paintings or photos. These are particularly convenient because you can easily swap out the artwork. [Photo: DIY On The Cheap]
2. Sandwich your artwork between two pieces of glass or acrylic and secure with binder clips. Continue Reading
I made something similar to this during my photo school days, but it used foamcore and double stick tape and was not nearly as cool (or sturdy). That said, I LOVE this idea for a simple and creative way to display photos, prints, and art — for cheap!
The main ingredient here is plastic cap molding, which you can get at just about any hardware store. Once you get your hands on some of that, check out Photojojo for the full supply list and instructions!
I love art, lovelovelove it. If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would. Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day. Why?? Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE. So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing. Continue Reading
We’ve featured a few Scandinavian-inspired DIY projects here in the past (remember this gorgeous coat stand? Or this rag rug-inspired light?), but this may be the simplest and most universally appealing of them all (no Scandinavian cabin required).
This hanging photo frame project is the creation of brilliant blogger and DIYer Annaleena Karlsson as part of her ongoing series with Emmas Designblogg. I love how the asymmetrical frames work together to create an unexpected (and truly unique) display. Continue Reading
Make those expensive shoes pull double-duty by turning them into art with picture rail shoe racks. Carrie Bradshaw would adore this, no?? Martha gives us all the details, but a how-to really isn’t necessary. Picture-rail molding (cut to size and primed) spaced about a foot apart and attached with finish nails, spackle, touch-up, etc, and you’ve got it. For more info, head on over to Martha.
Holiday cards piling up? Here are some cute and clever ways to display them, tutorials included! First up is a bent wire Christmas tree idea from BHG.
And speaking of clothespins, I still love the tutorial I did several years back using clothespins and a wooden embroidery hoop. (Looks better than the picture, promise.)
Fun fact: I’ve got something of an obsession with branches. I don’t know why, maybe it’s their graphic quality, but I love them. (Love them enough to paint them all over one of my walls, even!) So, when I spotted this DIY branch shelf, let’s just say I sorta lost it (in a good way).
If you have a small wall you’re looking to add a little oomph to, this display shelf is your ticket to Oomphville. Continue Reading