I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get a little blue when I take down my Christmas decorations. One solution is to make sure you have some fun decorations for winter to replace all of the Christmas stuff. I like to keep things cozy in the winter, with warm plaids, soft textiles, and touches of rustic wood. Wood slices are the perfect material for wintry crafts to decorate your home. Check out these wood slice crafts I found on five other blogs.
I came across dozens of terrific ideas anyone could use to DIY a tiered dessert stand. You can find a tutorial for any skill level, style, size, or shape! Along with entertaining, they can be used to display craft supplies, spices, makeup, and seasonal decor. I think I might have to make a few more…..I might try one of these 5 Ways to Make Your Own Tiered Cake Stand.
Those lonely drawers without a dresser that you spot at curbside trash piles and garage sales? Don’t pass them by! Drawers are actually super easy to repurpose and there’s a lot that you can do with all or part of a drawer. Drawer fronts typically have some type of beveled or raised edge, which adds way more character to a project than a regular board. And drawer boxes are exactly that–a ready made box! Check out some of the neat ways you can transform old drawers with these 5 Ways to Repurpose a Drawer.
I love a good wreath. They are fun to make and usually don’t take very long from start to finish. It’s always nice to have something pretty on the door to welcome your visitors. As you are freshening up your house for spring weather, don’t forget your door decor!
I love crafting with my kids in the summer. It’s an activity we ALL enjoy and gives kids the opportunity…
Happy Saturday! This past week I shared concrete planters I made using drop cloth. You all know I love outside-the-box…
Today I’m talking about furniture that looks like it would be in a vintage laboratory or library that has stacks of tiny drawers you would never be able to fold a sweater into. You have probably seen these around and may have coveted them like I have. You may have heart them referred to as card catalogs, specimen drawers, apothecary cabinets, or cartographer’s drawers. There are some fantastic tutorials out there that show you how to make your own from scratch or by repurposing easy-to-find furniture. Her are 5 Ways to Make Multi-Drawer Furniture.
I’m really fascinated by vintage yardsticks as decor. There’s something about the combination of typography and aged wood patina that really appeals to me. And I’m not the only one! Search Pinterest for “yardstick projects” and you’ll find dozens of creative ways to turn rulers into works of art. Here are some of my favorites.
Raise your hand if you know someone who has chickens. I bet a lot of you are raising your hands….
I did a little looking and found some fantastic home decor ideas you can make yourself using techniques similar to the one I used to make my marbled picture mats. Colorful marble textures are definitely the next big trend, so I recommend trying out one of these quick and easy projects. Enjoy!
One of the trends I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate into my own home is the sliding barn door. Up until recently, barn doors were a high-end privacy solution, due to the expense of the specialized hardware required to make them slide. Fortunately, intrepid DIYers have been working on money-saving solutions to that! This is no longer a design feature that is out of reach. Here are five examples of barn doors that homeowners designed and installed themselves. Enjoy!
I’ve definitely decided that sorting my mail is one of the keys to keeping myself organized. It’s a minor but important stress reliever to know that I’m not missing anything important. My DIY mail organizer project generated a lot of interest, making me realize that I’m not the only one who struggles with knowing what to do with the piles of paper my mailbox (or elementary school) produces. Just in case my version doesn’t meet your needs or style preference, I’ve found 5 additional tutorials for mail and office organizers to share with you this weekend.