Ick. Even for the most intrepid DIY folks, this old metal cabinet is daunting. It is rusty, peeling, and no doubt has some sharp edges on it somewhere. Along came Graham who saw potential in the project, and set to work transforming it.
You might think that decorative cut glass would look dated and completely out of sync with most modern decor. Like china place settings, lead crystal is often given as wedding gifts or inherited from relatives, and seems like a relic of a different time. Or does it? Here are several ideas that use bar decanters in fresh new ways.
Maybe you fell in love with a unique piece at a thrift store or estate sale that doesn't really fit into your lifestyle. Maybe you have a beautiful china cabinet that's been passed down through generations of your family, but hardly any china. As the way we live changes, sometimes certain pieces become a bit obsolete — but that doesn't mean you have to throw them out. Here are nine ways to repurpose vintage furniture for your modern lifestyle.
One of my favorite things to do when I was little was pull out my parents' National Geographic atlas and pore over it while lying on the floor of the living room. Maps contain so much possibility: looking at one, seeing the outlines of unfamiliar coastlines and learning the names of strange rivers, is almost like being transported to another world. So it seems a shame to throw out old maps when they become obsolete — why not give them new life in your home instead?
To pull off a truly spectacular IKEA hack, you need tools, talent and an unflappable vision. You need to be able to look at a footstool and see a shelving unit. Can you tell what IKEA products inspired each of these nearly unrecognizable hacks?
What if I told you you could give your whole home a makeover right now for exactly zero dollars? Really! Swapping out furniture and accessories – the ones you already own – between rooms offers an instant refresh to both spaces. Here are 10 versatile pieces to swap in and out of every room in the house.
I can't help but feel nostalgic at the sight of rulers and yardsticks. They evoke pleasant memories of elementary school, my dad's workspace in the garage, and helping my mom with projects around the house. If you're a fan of vintage-inspired or Americana-themed decor, you'll like these diy ideas for repurposing rulers and yard sticks as decorative elements around the home.
Paper towel holders don't just have to stay in the kitchen or stick to the task of holding rolls of paper towels. Helpful as that is, thanks to the variety they come in — hanging from the wall, freestanding — they can help cleverly and neatly organize a handful of items around the rooms of your home.