We've seen a few tutorials out there for making marquee signs, but this one is something special. While most versions are in the same old-school type fonts, this DIY lighting can be made in any custom font you choose to create.
There’s one thing I think every design-minded gamer can agree on: gaming chairs can sometimes be ugly, ridiculous, and often categorically nuts in form factor. However, their functionality can’t be argued. The lowered arms and lower height make them ideal for multi-person marathon sessions for hours of playing games, encouraging better posture and in some cases, even decreasing eye strain.
Yes, we know that summer's technically over. But we can't resist a lovely hammock, especially one that you can handcraft at home. File this away (or pin it!) as a rainy day project for those dreary days of fall and winter, so by the time spring comes around, you'll be ready to hang it in your back yard or the garden!
Before throwing out that tomato sauce jar, consider all that it can do if its lid is switched out. Worry not, this is not DIY. It's ready-to-buy. My favorite reuse revamp is the solar lid light in Photo 3. This solar lid automatically turns on when it gets dark, is water resistant, and fits any jar that takes a standard mason jar lid. Eco-friendly and good-looking, these products are hard not to like. And the other lids are just as great.
Low-profile folding chairs are a summer must-have. I learned this the hard way after watching an outdoor screening at LACMA without one — my neck paid for it the next day. Low-profile folding chairs have great features. With their short legs, they don't impede the view of people behind you, and don't make it awkward socializing with fellow picnickers sitting on the ground without chairs. They're also very lightweight and small space friendly when not in use.
Lighting is one of the most important elements in a room, don't you agree? So often it goes neglected too. We've been on a mission to find the perfect desk lamp that mother and daughter can agree on. My child's #1 concern is color. I've become a bit of a lighting fetishist in this process, so I thought I might share with you some of my favorites.
Buying light bulbs used to much simpler: light fixtures were listed with a maximum wattage and buyers would simply purchase a corresponding bulb. Not anymore. Newer LED, CFL, and other energy efficient lighting have completely changed the values of wattage or eschew the ratings system entirely. Here's a handy guide to shine some light on how to choose the correct light bulb in this new age.
With big work deadlines looming at the end of the summer for both my husband and me, this is the first time in a few years where there is no summer vacation to speak of for our family. We will make up for it later in the year, but while the weather is warm I've been thinking about how to turn our garden into a stay-cation playground.
When I was younger, my parents stored our pop-up camper on our back patio when it wasn't in use. Luckily for my sister and I, they kept it opened up during the warm months so that we could camp in our backyard whenever we'd like. It was an inexpensive and fun way to feel like we were on vacation without spending a dime. Here are some great ways you can create your own camping escape at home (even if you don't have a backyard!)
Maxwell recently spotlighted this beauty of a BBQ grill as his Daily Find, but even with a premium grill it can be helpful to use one of these super accurate infrared laser thermometers for measuring the doneness of meats without touching or cutting (from up to 5 ft. away!). The laser measures a temperature range of -58 degrees F to 1022 degrees F, so whatever you've got cooking, you'll know exactly how much longer it needs to cook or cool.