Kristin, over at The Hunted Interior, is a wellspring of crafty projects that fill her own home with beautiful furniture and decor. Recently she built a chinoiserie-inspired console table for her living room, based on the bright Jacqui Desk from Bungalow 5 (pictured above). Read on for the impressive results.
With summer just days away (officially, anyway), all I can think about are long, warm, relaxing naps on my imaginary sleeping porch. If you're lucky enough to have a porch, why not try your hand at building your own hanging daybed?
I once had to make a headboard for a photo shoot and found it surprisingly easy. I just ordered the wood from the local hardware store in the width and height that I needed (standard widths: twin: 38 inches; full: 54; queen: 60; king: 76). I then purchased some batting and fabric to cover the board and staple-gunned away like I was wrapping a gift.
Lindsay has slowly but surely worked to rid her house of the "blah blah builder's beige." The most recent project? Her home office, which desperately needed some color and style. Since it's the only space in the house that's truly hers, Lindsay did exactly what she — and only she — wanted. Take a look at the finished product, and let us know what you think.
Making the leap from IKEA flat-pack to grown-up, solid wood furniture seems daunting when you're on the earlier side of the transition. But if you've ever put together a MALM dresser with a cordless screwdriver, you can probably handle one of these wood projects for your living room.
This reclaimed picnic table comes courtesy of the Instructables Green Design contest. Katie Jackson and Lilah Crews-Pless submitted a tutorial for a table and bench set made entirely of scrap wood (minus the table legs, which were purchased new). Besides the simple and sustainable design, the best feature of this table is what's inside it...
Were you already spending more time outdoors? Or maybe since Memorial Day you've realized it's time to get back out there and fix up the backyard, patio, and garden. Here are some projects to awaken the Little Red Hen in you.