Melissa over at The Sweet Escape sent us photos of her reusable DIY advent calendar. She says that it's fun & colorful for the kids, but also "stylish enough for mom" to happily hang in her space. As a bonus, felt is both affordable, easy to sew, and available in lots of great colors.
Kristen of Storefront Life recently wrote to us and shared photos of the new custom DIY counters that she and her husband made for their converted storefront's kitchen. While researching possible options, they fell hard and fast for concrete but didn't have exactly have the budget to hire someone. Being DIY type of people, they decided instead to take on the task themselves. They knew it was a big project, but a do-able one.
There are so many beautiful ornaments for sale out there, but the ones I love best are the ones we've made ourselves, from my kids' cobbled together crafts to my own hot glue gun creations. I love them because they're inexpensive, because they're unique, and because they have a story to tell. And just because they're handmade doesn't mean they can't be just as lovely as the store-bought kind. Here are eighteen of my favorite DIY handmade holiday ornaments that prove just that:
There's no end in sight for washi tape projects you can do around the house. And why would there be? Washi tape is easy, pretty, removable, and repositionable, making it a DIY perfect for even the clumsiest of crafters. Here, gold washi tape glams up black column candles for an elegant tabletop.
The Scandinavian region of the world is famous for its Northern lights and snowy winter scenes, synonymous with Christmas. While Scandinavian design can come across as stark and modern, there's also a cozy, bright side to Scandinavian decor — one that is particularly apparently during the holiday season.
Thanksgiving is here! Last minute decorations are in order (and quick!). No time to get all the makings of a professional arrangement? No problem, grab your granny's old floral frog (the earth-friendly alternative to floral foam) from the back of the drawer in the dining room, a pair of garden pruners, and get to work.
Name: Dan Bailey Type of Project: Kitchen remodel Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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Progress remained incremental this week. My plumber came back to install the gas line, and ended up reevaluating his original plan. At first, he thought he could run the gas line next to the waste line, which is contained in a chase that runs from the kitchen down three floors to the cellar where the gas meter is located. But after he got a closer look inside the chase, he discovered that running the gas line in this location, while not impossible, would be substantially more difficult than he had expected. And when you're dealing with plumbing, "more difficult" means "more expensive."
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are not designed for casual shoppers like me. There will never be any camping involved in any purchase I make, ever, but as a frugalista who understands the value of a great deal, I can see why others do it. That's why I use these five helpful tracking tools to get a good deal on these shopping holidays.