You might be stuck working inside this summer but you can still relive one of your favorite camp pastimes: the crafts! We're feeling pretty nostalgic about these tutorials that have us revisiting some of our favorite camp crafts. Stock up on Kool-aid and graham crackers and get ready to DIY your heart out.
By now you might have heard that Donald Featherstone, creator of the pink plastic flamingo, just passed away at the age of 79. This ultimate icon of kitsch is a symbol of hot lazy summers spent outside, and easy suburban living. Turns out it's also a great base for really fun and ridiculous DIY projects.
There are a lot of things to celebrate in the summer. Whether you're throwing (or attending) Fourth of July celebrations later this weekend or you are staring at a ton of party and wedding invitations on your fridge right now, read through these dos and don'ts of successful summer celebrating. You might find yourself enjoying the art of entertaining more and getting more out of the gatherings you attend!
If you ask me, bright, saturated colors are the color of happy. And who doesn't want their home to be a little happier? I've rounded up some favorite finds that will bring a little extra dose of cheer to your space — and they're all under $50.
Decorating a rental can be tough, but we're often so focused on wrestling with the rooms we can't do much about — such as the kitchen and bathroom — that we ignore those we can. The bedroom, for example, is rife with possibilities for quick and easy upgrades. Read on for five ways to make your rental bedroom shine.
Name:Emily North Location: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Size: Approximately 600 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; Rented
Emily North is a multimedia artist and her colorful home is a great reflection of that. In a one-bedroom apartment with an open kitchen and living room floor plan, she works with blocks of color to designate areas and brighten up the original details of a rental.
You probably have big plans to celebrate America's birthday today and you might even be participating in some traditions that have been in place since the very first Independence Day. Way back in 1776, John Adams made a few suggestions for future Independence Day celebrations that sound pretty familiar (and if you happen to drink a few beers at some point today, we have no doubt our forefathers would have heartily endorsed that, too). Here's why we do what we do on the Fourth of July.
When Danielle's side yard was about to be paved over by management, she saved as many plants as she could. She then looked to her apartment's small, enclosed patio, transforming it into an outdoor oasis:
With this weekend being a holiday, we thought we'd skip giving you a new assignment and instead ask for your Weekend Projects feedback (as well as give you the chance to catch up on any missed projects or work on your own home-bettering plans). This weekend, share in the comments of this post (or take to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) to tell us how Weekend Projects have been working for you.
Q: Hi! I respectfully submit my design conundrum to the hive mind: My husband and I bought our first house last year. It's a 1923 bungalow that was gutted to the studs and modernized in 1986. Naturally, we have a lot of questionable builder-grade 80s finishes to contend with, and our goal is to renovate this house back to a more period-appropriate style. I'm confident with the design choices we've made, but I'm stuck on the room we've designated as the master bedroom...