Make This: The Half Hour Half Apron

Easy half apron tutorial (no pattern needed!)

Are you ready for a crazy-quick sewing project? I’m calling this the “half hour half apron” because it’s one of the fastest sewing projects I think I’ve ever completed. Honestly, if I busted out a few more of these half aprons, I believe I could get my time down to 15 minutes. No sweat. My point is, this half apron is a breeze to make. This is a perfect project for beginner sewers. Plus, who doesn’t need an adorable handmade apron in their kitchen?    Continue Reading

Weekend Project: A Subtle DIY Way to Add Privacy to Your Front Door

DIY way to add privacy to your front door

If you’ve ever wanted to try an etched glass project, this is the perfect DIY to try for the long weekend. Functionally, it adds privacy to your front door, and style wise, it provides a subtle design element.    

Laura from A Beautiful Mess spruced up the front door of ABM’s studio with a can of glass frosting spray and a bit of painter’s tape.

frosted glass door before and after

With only two materials needed, this project is cost efficient and pretty easy to boot. Continue Reading

Shazam! A DIY Chevron Wall with Some Serious Shine!

created at: 05/25/2011

You’ve probably seen a few DIY chevron projects lately, but… holy mother of all chevrons!  This teal and silver wall blows all other chevron projects out of the water!  

Megan Stay, a super talented photographer and DIY junkie, was itching to get something – anything – up on her walls.  After weeks of stalking the “reject paint” bin at her local hardware store (and searching through all the inevitable buckets of not-quite-right beige) she found it: a perfect shade of teal.   Continue Reading

Crepe Paper Wall Stripe.

Matt had a blank wall. And, so, he decided to do something about it.

“I wanted a solution that was cheap and easier than painting. Then it came to me—common crepe paper party streamers. They come in a variety of colors and cost as little as five bucks for a 500-foot roll. The only other thing needed is a little double sided tape to hold them in place at the top and bottom.”

Super cheap, and super effect. Continue Reading