Emma and Elsie of the blog A Beautiful Mess know how to transform ordinary objects into something special. They shared this simple and sweet idea for turning honey containers into a whimsical golden vase. Their step-by-step instructions, complete with photos, show how it's done.
Every time I walk through my local ReStore or favorite thrift store, there is sure to be one of these faceted hanging pendant lamps. Not many are coveting them now, but just wait until you see what one looks like after this crazy awesome DIY! You won't be able to get to the thrift store fast enough.
As I was headed out of my local thrift store the other day a bright yellow box caught my eye. It was in the 'Free' pile, next to a few mugs and ball caps. Once I noticed it was a suitcase with a cheap plastic handle I knew there must be something special inside. I grabbed it, threw it in the car, and forgot about it for awhile. I opened it just yesterday and was delighted and mystified by what I found. Plastic blocks with removable pictures, a few toy buses, alphabets, numbers, animals and a classic old game spinner. I have no idea how it all works, but I dig it.
Have decent light in your apartment but are lacking on the windowsill space? Check out this simple hanging planter idea that will keep things vertical with its towering tiers instead of filling every window ledge in your space with pots.
Putting on your DIY hat and getting creative is one of the best ways to go a bit greener at home, save some money and make your home memorably unique. Here are four clever reuse projects that took simple, wouldn't-look-at-them-twice items (mason jars, plumbing supplies and boards from an old fence) and turned them into showpieces.
There's an interesting phenomenon occurring in my apartment building. It seems we've collectively decided to give our neighbors first dibs on our Goodwill piles. Without any discussion or organization, we've begun swapping stuff.
Looking forward to the first winter fire and lucky enough to have a fireplace? Here are three simple kindling options that are easy to make and do not depend on the use of chemicals to ignite the flame.
While we appreciate vivid new paint jobs and interesting stencils, it is always exciting to see fresh ideas for rescuing and refurbishing old furniture. This project covers up old drawer fronts with a material we don't often see used in this situation--aluminum. And it's not the material itself that makes this dresser so unique, it's where the material is sourced: street signs.
When you live in a 550-square-foot flat in Los Feliz, even something as seemingly minor as a side table becomes a tricky addition to the small-space puzzle. The solution? A $25 vintage window from the flea market.