5 Fall Fashion Trends to Add to Your Home

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If only because they’re more difficult and expensive to change, home trends tend to move much more slowly than fashion trends. But even though you probably don’t want to update your whole house every season, you might find yourself drawn to particular fall fashion trends, and there’s no reason you can’t incorporate touches of those trends into your home decor. Here are five 2018 fall fashion trends worth checking out for home decor inspiration.        Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Amazing DIY Painted Rug Projects

Rugs are expensive meaning the painted rug trend is a strong force out there in the design and DIY world. Some of these rugs are pretty amazing…maybe even better than you can find in a store. Today, I thought I would share a few of my favorite DIY painted rug projects. Maybe you could try one of these in your own home.   

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How To: Make A Custom Braided Rug With Old T-Shirts

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If you’re cleaning out your closet as part of an organizing resolution, then here’s an idea for all those t-shirts you’ll be getting rid of!      

 

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Braided rugs never really come in colors I love, but if I can control the color palette? You better believe I just might make one! Get the full tutorial over on The Wonder Forest!

DIY Braided Rug with T-shirts by [The Wonder Forest]

Make It: Geometric Painted Rug

DIY Geometric IKEA Rug
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No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib’s throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!       Continue Reading

How To: Make a Colorful Twisted Rope Rug

A few years ago we shared a tutorial from Free People for creating a rug from rope, neon twine, and pom-poms. It was gorgeous! But it was also a lot of work.      

Fast forward to now and the kids at Brit + Co have put their own spin on it, offering up this much simpler tutorial. It’s still colorful and fun and, more importantly, super functional. Check it out!

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Woven Rug

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I have a slight obsession with textiles: pillows, tea towels, rugs (especially rugs)… you name it, I love it. So when I spotted this tutorial for making your own woven rug, I got pretty excited!    

I’ve never tried weaving something this big before (in fact, my weaving “experience” extends only so far as those potholder kits for kids — and it’s been over 20 years since I used one of those), but it seems pretty do-able. Continue Reading

Before and After: Thrift Store Bench Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

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We’ve all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:      

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Forgo the typical fabric option and re-cover that bad boy with some shaggy, Flokati goodness. Morgan used an old IKEA rug (similar to this one) that she had on hand and, after an hour or two, she had herself an awesome Scandinavian-esque bench! Continue Reading

Roundup: 12 Fun DIY Doormat and Welcome Mat Projects!

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After a winter’s worth of weather, chances are your doormat is looking a little sad. Cheer up your entryway and welcome guests inside with one of these clever DIY doormat ideas!     

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1. DIY Stay Awhile Doormat

2. DIY Painted Slat Doormat

3. DIY Deer Silhouette Doormat

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4. DIY Ahoy Whale Doormat

5. DIY Braided Doormat

6. DIY Cloud Doormat

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7. DIY Work-of-Art Doormat

8. DIY Mosaic Tile Doormat

9. DIY Modern Geometric Doormat

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10. DIY Wood Plank Doormat

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Roundup: 6 Festive DIY Doormat Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Put happy, love-filled thoughts out into the world — and under your visitor’s shoes — with one of these festive DIY Valentine’s Day doormats!      

1. DIY Simple Heart Doormat (P.S. How cute is that dog?!)

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2. DIY Key to My Heart Doormat

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3. DIY XOXO Doormat

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4. DIY Stitched Valentine Doormat

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5. DIY Hey Girl Hey Doormat

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6. DIY Cupid’s Arrow Doormat

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Make It: A DIY Latch Hook Rug

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Many of the projects we feature are quick, done-in-an-afternoon endeavors (which is awesome). But, sometimes you want something that you can pick up and work on over a period of time (like, say, the entire winter because what else is there to do*?). If you’re looking for a project to keep you occupied while you hibernate this season, I’ve got just the thing for you: a DIY latch hook rug!     

 

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This beauty will take a few weeks to complete, depending on how much time you dedicate to it. Continue Reading