Ooooh rain! We love love love it. It gives us an excuse to stay in our pajamas and our Uggs all day; drink lots of hot chocolate (you know, to keep warm) and to finally tackle a few of those projects we've been meaning to get to. We prefer projects we can finish in a few hours, that give us a sense of satisfaction, and that make our home either more beautiful or more organized. Here's a couple geared towards making your bedroom better; a friend can make them go easier (There's 5 in all so if the rain holds up through the weekend, by next week your bedroom can have a whole new look).How To: DIY Tufted Headboard: A piece of plywood, a beautiful piece of fabric, a few buttons and some batting add up to a beautiful focal point for your bedroom.
Hilary's DIY wallpaper nightstand project: Use wallpaper, a piece of the same fabric that you've used to cover your headboard or something that works with it. The basis for this project were mid-century butterfly stands; it would be just as striking on an inexpensive nightstand from Ikea; try the Mammut, the Engan or the Hemnes; also consider a change of knobs.
Transform your lamps by wrapping the base of them in twine or, if the base is cylindrical, in cork. Top them off with new lampshades. Vary the thread's pattern to go with your room's colour scheme.
These pillows can be stitched up in an afternoon and decorate your freshly made bed the next day.
And, finally, fold up a faux fur throw at the end of your bed. Not a fan of fur? Use this same technique on your favorite piece of fabric. Silk velvet's a luxurious choice in the winter.