How I Built a Breakfast Nook Table in a Day

How to make a small dining table in a day
In partnership with The Home Depot

When you live in a small house or apartment, one big challenge you face is finding furniture to fit the scale of your space. I live in a compact two-bedroom with my fiancée, and furnishing it has been a slow process. Rather than being frustrated by how cramped it can feel, we try to cooperate with the space we have. That means rejecting the idea of a full-sized couch and opting for a larger loveseat. Continue Reading

These 50 Super Stylish Coffee Tables are a Steal for Under $150

MegaRoundup: 10 Online Sources for Coffee Tables Under $150

So you're on the hunt for a new coffee table. You've come to the right place, because today we're sharing tons of resources for tables that won't break the bank. Here are 50 different options from 10 retailers in a variety of gorgeous styles.   

 

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MegaRoundup: 10 Online Sources for Coffee Tables Under $150

1. Emerald Home Wood Cocktail Table, $142

 

MegaRoundup: 10 Online Sources for Coffee Tables Under $150

2. Sauder International Lux Round Coffee Table, $110

MegaRoundup: 10 Online Sources for Coffee Tables Under $150

3. iKayaa Wood Coffee Table, $130

 

MegaRoundup: 10 Online Sources for Coffee Tables Under $150

4. Furinno Nihon Coffee Table, $73

MegaRoundup: 10 Online Sources for Coffee Tables Under $150

5. LexMod Molded Fathom Coffee Table, $129

 

MegaRoundup: 10 Online Sources for Coffee Tables Under $150

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A Gorgeous Walnut Tree Stump Side Table – The Easy Way

Walnut Stump Side Table DIY
In partnership with The Home Depot

See that round thing staring at you? That's the amputated heart of an old walnut tree that was in my backyard. It makes me sad to think about it, but two summers ago, we had to have this beauty cut down, even though it was healthy, because it was hanging dangerously over a neighbor's garage. Here's what it looks like when you chop up a perfectly good walnut tree: 

 

Look at the heartwood on this thing! Continue Reading

Make This: Scandinavian-Inspired Hand Printed Tablecloth

Make This: Simple Swiss-Cross Patterend Stamped Tablecloth

Make This: Scandinavian Tablecloth

I can’t get enough of Scandinavian design, and I’m on the hunt for ways to bring this style into my home. The decor in my house hasn’t had a theme until very recently (unless you consider furniture inherited from past roommates a theme). Now that I’m almost 30 (panicked bells ringing as I type that), the items in my home are brought in with more intention. I love all things monochromatic, so the Scandinavian look fits my mostly-gray furniture perfectly. Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Creative & Unique Thanksgiving Tablescapes To Inspire Your Holiday

Roundup: 10 Unique Thanksgiving Tablescapes To Inspire You
Photo: Apartment 34

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that it’s time to switch from Halloween decorations to a more festive fall setup. So today we’re sharing ten unbelievably beautiful, incredibly unique Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape ideas. So if you want to wow your guests with something gorgeous this year, read on.   

 

Roundup: 10 Unique Thanksgiving Tablescapes To Inspire You
Photo: Stone Gable Blog

1. Neutral pumpkins, pinecones and subtle greenery are the show-stoppers here. [Photo: Stone Gable Blog]

 

Roundup: 10 Unique Thanksgiving Tablescapes To Inspire You
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Decorating Your Thanksgiving Table With Items Found In Nature

Natural items for thanksgiving tablesIt can be stressful planning out what your Thanksgiving table is going to look like. Do you want fancy? Do you want simple? Natural? The possibilities are daunting. Make your life a little easier by incorporating items found in nature! Small amount of work. Big impact. Everybody wins! Here are a few tips for getting the most of nature this Thanksgiving season!      

 Natural thanksgiving table decorIs it cliche to decorate with pumpkins and gourds? If it’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Totally DIY-able Table Runners

10 Creative DIY Table Runner Projects

Table runners are a fun way to add some interest to your dining room, and can be a really great opportunity to get creative at the next party or shower that you host. Keep reading to check out these ten unique table runners that you could easily make yourself.   

 

10 Creative DIY Table Runner Projects

1. This wooden runner is really gorgeous, adding the perfect amount of rustic glamour to the table. [Photo: Waiting On Martha]

2. I love this idea… run ribbons down the length of your table to add a dramatic pop of color. Continue Reading

Spotted: Aluminum & Wood Fusion Furniture by Hilla Shamia

aluminum & wood fusion furnitureEver heard of fusion furniture? It’s an amazing concept that a few designers are really getting right. And Israel-based designer Hilla Shamia is one of those talents!      

 aluminum & wood fusion furnitureHilla pours melted aluminum directly into the wood fusing the two materials together completely. The aluminum fills every crack and crevice in the wood and the result is mind-blowing!

Aluminum & Wood Fusion Furniture by [Hilla Shamia]

What do you think? Would you have one of these pieces in your home? 

9 Creative Projects For Your Thanksgiving Table

Wow your guests this Thanksgiving by creating a gorgeous tablescape for them to enjoy. Here are nine inspiring projects to take your table to the next level!      

 

1. Simple centerpieces using pumpkins and flowers via The Sweetest Occasion 

2. Wrap napkins using these wishbone napkin rings via House of Earnest 

3. Dip pears in paint to create these place card holders via Almost Makes Perfect 

4. Light the table with these twig votive candle holders via Freutcake

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How to Make a Modern Bedside Table from Scratch!

Unimpressed with the bedside table offerings from your local furniture stores? Make your own!      

Those clever kids at A Beautiful Mess are at it again with another simple DIY furntiure idea. I love their take on this simple, modern side table especially. It’s made from plywood, so it’s easy to customize with woodstain or paint (or leave it natural).

Check out the supply list and directions for making your own right here!