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Before & After: A Beautiful Solution for One Big Blank Wall
What’s this, a blank wall? What could possibly be done with it—a coat of paint? Some sassy wallpaper? A coat of paint with a sassy wallpaper border? Be prepared for something so much more dramatic and intriguing than all that… Even though the title of this submitted project was “Pegboard Cross Stitch Mural,” I still wasn’t prepared for this. It’s incredible, it’s dramatic — yet perfectly scaled, and totally unexpected.
May 3, 2019
The Super Affordable Home Find Discovered at The Wing
You’d have to be living under a rock, at least if you’re up on your interior inspo game, to have not seen pictures of the super chic members-only New York club for women, The Wing. Domino 2.0 put the original Flatiron space (and many of the #nastywomen behind it) on its cover back in winter of 2016.
May 3, 2019
Before & After: A Smart Solution to the Cat Litter Conundrum
This is a cute little cabinet, perfect for storing all manner of things. But Melissa had an entirely different purpose in mind, and the whole project took about thirty minutes from start to finish. One member of her household is particularly happy with the end result.
May 3, 2019
This $1 Garden Supply Item is a Decorating Secret Weapon
I love finding overlooked products in hardware and garden supply stores that I never knew I needed. I recently discovered one hiding right under my nose that’s a clever, inexpensive way to add life and style to a living space. I, for one, can’t wait to use it at home. What is it? A flower pot clip. They are a quick, easy and cheap way to hang plants. Simply drill a hole, hang the hardware onto your chosen surface, then clip on a planter.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: A Blank Balcony Wall Goes Bananas
When I opened this reader-submitted project, I thought, “Aha! Our dear reader has obviously uploaded their “after” photo to the “before” box, happens to the best of us, not a bit of trouble,” because it never occurred to me that the lovely space you see here could possibly be a “before” photo. Oh, but it is! Now this balcony is a tropical retreat—in Switzerland, no less.
May 3, 2019
Why You Should Always Put a Coffee Filter In Your Flower Pots
Plants add vibrancy to our living spaces like nothing else quite can. And although tending to them isn’t necessarily hard, they are living things that require our time and attention. Anything that makes caring for plants a bit easier is a plus in our book — because this means we can add a few more! Here’s how coffee filters contribute to smart, less-mess plant maintenance.
May 3, 2019
The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Kitchen Under $100 This Year
Do you love your kitchen 100% and not want to change a thing? If so, you might be one of the lucky few. Most of us have a least something that drives us bonkers, and that something is usually storage. If you could address this one thing and spend under $100, do you know what it would be? We have a suggestion for you. If you are concerned about kitchen storage, turns out, you are not alone. According to the Houzz 2018 Kitchen and Bath Study, clutter is at the forefront of our minds.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: A Stylish Upgrade for a Boring TV Wall
Televisions bring so much beauty into our lives — the natural wonders of Planet Earth, the edible masterpieces on The Great British Bakeoff, Terry Crews’ majestic strength on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the general splendor of Tahani on The Good Place — but tvs themselves are often an eyesore. Let’s explore how this wall went from functional but flat to functional and fabulous . . .
May 3, 2019
Our Favorite (Often Free) Way to Conjure Spring Each Year
Spring is right around the corner and it’s arguably the most beautiful season of all. And with spring comes flowers. Adding flowers, or other organic material, to a space is an instant way to make it feel fresh and alive. The best part? Many can be found right outside your door, or down the street. Take meandering walks and find the hopeful harbingers of spring — like little violets, coltsfoot, chickweed, and buttercups.
May 3, 2019
The Home Depot Tool Rental Secret That Can Save You Money
Certain tools and equipment are expensive. Like, really expensive. I think it’s safe to say that absolutely no one on the planet wants to actually buy an industrial carpet cleaner for thousands of dollars, for example, let alone find a place to store it when they’re done. Unless you use these types of things all the time, it doesn’t make any sense to own them outright, which is why we’re thankful for temporary rentals.
May 3, 2019
The Plant-Saving Reason You Should Put Charcoal in Flower Pots
While most people think it’s neglect that does house plants in, over-watering is actually the most common way to kill your green friends. Keeping them alive means figuring out how to not drown them, and that’s where charcoal comes in. Without proper drainage, water will linger at the bottom of the pot, and roots become water-logged and susceptible to rot, fungus and bacteria. Unfortunately, when it comes to water, not all flower pots and planters are created equal.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: How To (Subtly) Modernize An Antique Dresser
This is a Very Serious Dresser, and while it is certainly beautiful and worthy of preservation, how does one incorporate a dark, gravitas-filled antique into a home that’s decidedly not all stained glass windows, turrets, and gargoyles? Don’t worry—the answer is not “paint it white.
May 3, 2019
Think Twice Before Buying These Things at Harbor Freight
You might regret putting these items in your shopping cart, according to people who have used them.
May 3, 2019
5 Simple Hacks That Make Flowers Look More Expensive
Flower arranging is lost on me. No matter how much time I spend trying to make bouquets look good, I usually wind up just plopping the flowers in a vase and calling it a day. So I love simple, quick ways to raise my flower game, even a little bit. Learn these five basic hacks and get the best arrangements of your life. Letting leaves rot in water is one of the best ways to bring your flowers down.
May 3, 2019
Why You Should Put Clear Tape On Your Flower Vases
There’s a big difference between jamming a bunch of flowers in a vase, and creating a gorgeous arrangement that looks like it was done by a pro. Thankfully that difference isn’t necessarily measured in dollars, effort, or even skill. All it takes is something you probably have sitting in your kitchen drawer: clear cellophane tape. Here’s the secret. Use basic clear tape to create a grid over the top of your vase.
May 3, 2019
Renter-Friendly Budget DIYs You Can Do This Long Weekend (That Actually Look Good)
Faced with a long weekend ahead of you, if you’ve got the itch to do a little DIY project to improve the way your rental home looks, this post’s for you. All from the same insanely stylish rental apartment in a basement, these two projects are fast, affordable and most of all… attractive enough you’d actually like to display. Hello trendy grid-patterned curtains that look like pricey versions you can buy at Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie. Well guess what?
May 3, 2019
A Surprising IKEA Hack for High-End Lights on a Budget
This $15 IKEA kitchen product is powering this ultra luxe lighting DIY.
May 3, 2019
We Can’t Get Over These Incredibly Realistic Paper Flowers on Instagram
Flowers instantly brighten any room and, are a welcome breath of air, especially in a culture dominated by computers and phone screens. Some of us regularly buy fresh ones, but for others, flowers are a periodic splurge, only indulged every once in awhile. There’s a new spin on flowers we’ve noticed on Instagram, and it’s making us pretty happy: The delicate art of creating incredibly realistic looking flowers using crafty handiwork, crepe paper, and a lot of patience.
May 3, 2019
Level Up Your Accent Wall With This DIY Finishing Touch
“When we bought our first condo, our immediate focus was to try our hand at a wallpaper project,” Andréa writes about the home she shares with her husband Stefan. “Rental properties had never afforded us the luxury of doing something so dramatic and custom. We knew we wanted a statement wall somewhere in our home, but given that the main area is one large room (like many open-concept condos), it didn’t quite fit there.
May 3, 2019
This Under $200 Way to Double Your Kitchen Storage Comes From IKEA
I thought the simple and affordable bed hack in Erica Massey’s Dallas, Texas rental apartment was pretty brilliant. A tall bed with storage for her, and a cozy and cool spot to call his own for her dog Deacon. The fact that most of the components were sourced from IKEA for not a lot of money is the cherry on top. But that’s not the only smart IKEA hack in her home! One IKEA trip and less than $200 later and Erica was able to nearly double the storage space of her kitchen.
May 3, 2019
How To Fold Towel Animals at Home Like a Luxury Hotel
You know you’re staying in a luxury five-star hotel when your wash cloth or hand towel is folded into some sort of flower or zoo animal. It’s one of the little touches that signifies the level of care that’s been put into every aspect of your stay, so how cool would it be if—without a lot of extra effort—you could surprise your house guests with the same experience?
May 3, 2019
Great Planters You Won’t Believe Came from the Dollar Store
While it’s fun to shop for planters on Etsy and West Elm (there are sooooo many good ones out there), those suckers can really add up, especially if you’ve got an entire jungle growing in your living room. Here’s an idea: Supplement your pricier buys with cheaper items from dollar stores, which are chock full of items that can be transformed into nontraditional, but great-looking, homes for your plant friends.
May 3, 2019
10 Handy Things You Should Always Buy at The Dollar Store
Like Melissa McCarthy, I love me a good 99-cent store, and there are some things I don’t like buying anywhere else. It’s a great source for basic supplies you want to keep on hand for little projects around the house, but don’t want to pay a ton for. Here are 10 that I wouldn’t dream of buying anywhere else.
May 3, 2019
These Clever IKEA Table Hacks Solve Two Issues At Once
These are all a two-for-one kinda deal.
May 3, 2019
The Most Important Elements of a Creative Workspace, According to Author Elizabeth Gilbert
After penning three best-selling memoirs and self-enlightenment books, Elizabeth Gilbert might know a thing or two about how to organize an office space in a way that leads to optimum creativity.
May 3, 2019
One Sneaky Way to “Reupholster” Your Old Fabric Furniture
No staple guns required.
May 3, 2019
What It’s Really Like Renovating a Beach House with HGTV
We love watching home improvement shows, because within one magical hour a “list it” property easily becomes one you would say “love it” to—or even buy or rent for a vacation. But as anyone who’s even undertaken a “small” DIY project can attest, the reality is hardly ever as seamless As Seen on TV.
May 3, 2019
8 Ways to Hack An Ugly Light Fixture That’s Not Working For You
Finding the right light fixture is tricky. It’s striking that right balance of “will the light fill up the room,” location restrictions, and, of course, style. Sometimes what you already have checks off those first two, but the third requirement is a little more elusive. Instead of looking for a replacement, check out these ideas to update your existing light fixture instead. Sarah’s wood detail addition makes her standard kitchen sconce look like a high-end dupe.
May 3, 2019
5 Cheapskate Ways to Reupholster Your Furniture for Less
Get a brand new-to-you sofa or chair for college-kid prices.
May 3, 2019
The 5 Design Books I’ll Always Keep on My Bookshelf
As the House Tour editor here at Apartment Therapy, looking at a wide range of homes is a requirement (and a delight!). And while many of those spaces I see online, I still have a penchant for flipping through the pages of a good coffee table design book for inspiration.
May 3, 2019
The One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV
Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with HGTV? Ever since I got hooked on Christopher Lowell’s show ages ago and took his advice to hang a sheet on my bedroom wall as decor (don’t ask, I have no idea) I’ve dipped in and out of home and design shows. After swearing off the genre for months I’ll find myself watching again. Weeks will go by in a blur of binges, usually around the time we’re planning a big change to our own home situation.
May 3, 2019
These IKEA Hacks Solve One of This Season’s Biggest Problems
It’s that time of year, when days get shorter and shorter, and sunlight noticeably diminishes. Soon, many of us will be trudging to and from school and work in near darkness, and—I’ll venture a guess here—we will not be happy about it. Once we’re home, we’ll also have to turn our indoor lamps and overheads on sooner in the evening. These IKEA hacks help us do it in style, and on the cheap.
May 3, 2019
14 Handy $5 Harbor Freight Items You Can’t Own Too Many Of
There’s a reason that Harbor Freight has somewhat of a cult following. It’s like the dollar store for home improvement, chock full of handy yet oh-so-affordable things that you can’t own too many of. It’s always fun to walk around the store because you’ll inevitably find something you need. Here are some of the best, most useful items they carry, all of which are under five dollars. I own a large collection of carabiners.
May 3, 2019
10 Easy Art Canvas Painting Ideas for Beginners
The influx of guests this time of year always kickstarts my home to-do list. Install curtain rods, update the showerhead, and oh yeah, finally dress that naked wall. Instead of spending time searching for that perfect piece of artwork, make one instead. Painting your own art not only saves money, but lets you coordinate colors throughout your home and truly make the space unique and yours. Plus, it’s a lot easier to hang one to three statement pieces versus a full-blown gallery wall.
May 3, 2019
11 Creative Gifts for DIY Crafting
​You know that old saying: If you give a crafter a gift they’re amused for a day.
May 3, 2019
This Faux Built-In IKEA Hack Could Save You Thousands
When Oriane and her husband Christopher moved into their large Chicago home, a lot of things needed updating (as these before photos prove). On a pretty tight budget, they ended up tackling many of the DIY projects of the remodel themselves. Everything from fresh paint to a new kitchen makes their condo beautiful. Though every room is lovely today, the formal dining room is one of the most impressive spaces.
May 3, 2019
This Hack Makes Laundry Days So Much Easier
Laundry is the most avoided chore in our home. We don’t have a good spot to keep dirty clothes, which leads to chasing down little piles on laundry day, then scrambling to find a place to put the clean batches as each load comes out. Some very organized people have figured this out though. With their DIY sorting systems, household worths of laundry are neatly sorted before, during, and after each cycle.
May 3, 2019
Stop Recycling Your Empty Glass Liquor and Wine Bottles
While we’re not suggesting you hoard all of your glass liquor bottles—please, recycle that mountain of two buck Chuck empties—sometimes a glass bottle comes along that’s too pretty to toss. And when that happens, there are several ways you can choose to repurpose it. Here are some of our favorites: For serving water: If it’s good enough for some of my favorite restaurants, it’s good enough for me.
May 3, 2019
One Last Weekend Project to Do Before the End of the Year
Today is the final weekend project of the year—and it's all about you.
May 3, 2019
5 Inspiring Examples of Pipes as Curtain Rods
In my many years of living in apartments and houses that tend to include windows (ok, they have all had windows), I’ve long found myself underwhelmed by curtain rods. If I do what’s practical and just buy something affordable, the materials yield an almost hilariously flimsy product.
May 3, 2019
Cheap Ways to Exercise at Home Instead of Your Expensive Gym
One of the biggest hurdles in my own fitness journey is just making it to the gym. Then, when I’m there, there’s waiting around for equipment to open up. And did I mention the high membership fees? I’ve tried a few at-home workout apps, but many of those require some kind of equipment, which can get pretty pricey pretty fast. Thankfully, some handy bloggers have found their own solutions to creating their home gyms.
May 3, 2019
This First-Time Homeowner Built a Dog Room For His Pups
To folks who are aspiring to put down some permanent real estate roots, the mere idea of becoming a first-time homeowner sounds equal parts thrilling and terrifying. Aside from being a major commitment, buying a house is generally regarded as one of life’s biggest achievements, hence the reason shiny, new homeowners host housewarming parties or engage in other celebratory activities to commemorate their foray into home ownership.
May 3, 2019
DIY Rustic Cube Shelves
Shannon is here to walk us through one very elegent IKEA hack. If you’re ready and willing to bust out your power tools and commit a few hours to the cause, you will be handsomely rewarded with this gorgeous shelving unit.
Apr 30, 2019
Ideas for Saving Amazing Vintage Teak Dining Set?
Q: My boyfriend and I received this super awesome teak dining set [photo below] when his parents purchased a new set a couple of years ago. We were so thrilled as it was gorgeous. And as new homeowners, a new and expandable dining set was not in our budget. Well. We ruined it. First I wrecked it when a bottle of oven cleaner tipped over inside a tote bag and was left to burn a hole through the table top for an embarrassing amount of time.
Apr 30, 2019
DIY Candy Filled Paper Egg
Easter is coming up quickly, and what a cute and unique way to jazz up your Easter basket! Skill Level: Easy Time Required: 20 Minutes Project Cost: The cost of candy Craft paper A pencil Needle & thread Candy for the filling Pens in fun colors Scissors First you have to draw two eggs on your kraft paper. Its best to use a template from the Internet, so that the two eggs are exactly the same size. Now you can get wild. Paint the two eggs as colorfully as you want.
Apr 30, 2019
Is It Easy To Move A Thermostat?
Q: My thermostat was installed right smack dab in the middle of my living room wall. On top of the fact that it’s ugly, it’s exactly where I want to hang one of a pair of paintings. I would like to move it to a less obtrusive spot. Is that a DIY possibility? A possibility at all? -Sent by NaturalMama Editor: Great question! Thermostats often seem to be installed in the stupidest, most problematic spot possible. Handy readers, is it possible to move a thermostat?
Apr 30, 2019
Why Don’t People Reverse Their Fridge Doors?
Q: In so many of the House Tours and House Calls that you show on Apartment Therapy, I’ve noticed that the refrigerator doors open incorrectly. They open in such a way that it’s clearly inconvenient and blocks the rest of room, or opens into the cabinets or work area… Doesn’t anyone know that you can change the refrigerator door to open either from the right or left? It doesn’t take a contractor or handyman to do it either.
Apr 30, 2019
This Weekend: Help Your Body Catch Up With Your Brain
Even though your brain knows the clock is about to turn back, your body doesn’t always get the memo. Some of us will sail through the time change seamlessly, and others will feel out of sorts for days. Start this week so that, before you go to sleep next Monday night — and set your clock an hour earlier — you’re already caught up.
Apr 30, 2019
Shauna’s Beach House Bathroom Makeover
Project by: Shauna Location: Naples, Florida Our beach cottage in Naples, Florida was a dated 1960s, 2600 square foot home that was dying for an extreme makeover. In just under three months we gutted the kitchen, master bathroom, guest bathroom, guest bedroom and home exterior. The before and after photos are pretty incredible, especially the kitchen and master bathroom. This is our vacation “getaway” home so we kept that in mind with budget and design choices.
Apr 30, 2019
Nikki’s No Longer Neglected Home Office
Project by: Nikki G. Location: Cypress, Texas Do you ever find yourself wondering how some people deal with blending their jobs into their real lives? Do baristas refuse to make coffee at home? Or are chefs huge fans of takeout because they are just over it? Nikki offers insight into bringing your work home with you when you’re an interior designer. From Nikki: As a decorator, my own home often gets no love, or at most, leftover love.
Apr 30, 2019
Erin’s Delightful Closet Makeover
Project by: Erin Location: Atlanta, Georgia Even in her busy family home, Erin managed to carve out a space that is completely her own style, creating the perfect in home mini-retreat. From Erin: As a busy mom of 3 boys, I really craved a space that could just ooze femininity. I thought the closet was the perfect place to go totally glam with the decor.
Apr 30, 2019
James’ Built-In Style Cat Complex
Project by: James Location: Lower East Side — New York, New York My wife and I designed and fabricated a cat duplex for our small NYC apartment. The cat furniture/architecture is comprised of modules that we call the Cat Pole, Cat Bridge, Catwalk and Cat Staircase. Mostly unfinished, natural materials were used throughout for the health of the cats and to fit with the simple look of the rest of the apartment, to which the cat furniture was to appear built-in.
Apr 30, 2019
Harmony Creates a Warm Welcoming Space
Project by: Harmony Weihs/ Design Harmony Location: Sammamish, Washington We love a good stylish entryway, especially when it tells you something about the owners. Harmony created a stylish and personal space for her clients with a few well-chosen and significant items. From Harmony: Our client purchased a new construction home in a large planned community and wanted to stand out from his neighbors.
Apr 30, 2019
How To Get Your Outdoor Grill Clean & Ready for Summer
It’s time to take advantage of those warmer weekends by spending time on your home’s exterior, and prepping your grill for the season is a great project to get you started. You could always start with cleaning your gutters —but grilled veggies and BBQ chicken just seem like a much better reward for completely the task.
Apr 30, 2019
DIY Wood Planked Ceiling
I have to admit, I’ve never really thought of the ceiling as something you can DIY. Christina proves that you not only can, you can do it beautifully. And while this project may not be for the DIY-faint of heart, it can definitely provide some inspiration. Skill Level: Moderate Time Required: Weekend Cost: $100 2x4s Tongue and groove wood planks Wood stain Crown molding Saw Build a frame on the wall out of 2x4s. Stain the wood planks ahead of time.
Apr 30, 2019
Meghan’s $10 Bathroom Floor Makeover
Project by: Meghan Location: Charleston, South Carolina Our bathroom floor was disgusting. Like, ten year old faux-wood rental apartment sheet vinyl disgusting. Really, the picture does not do it justice AT ALL. I toyed with the idea of putting down vinyl tiles on top (like I did in our kitchen), but the floor is super uneven and I was worried that the humidity would cause the glue to unstick. So, we made peace with it for a year and a half.
Apr 30, 2019
Michael’s Space Saving, Perfect for Entertaining Makeover
Project by: Michael Location: Manhattan, New York I recently purchased my first apartment and wanted to be able to seat up to six people for the occasional dinner party. However, like most New Yorkers, I don’t have space for a large dining table in my apartment. There are plenty of great convertible tables out there, but accommodating six chairs in my living room when the table was not in use presented a real challenge.
Apr 30, 2019
Christina’s “Fun and Light” DIY Bathroom Makeover
Project by: Christina Location: Jackson, Mississippi We had a small leak in our guest bathroom that required a hole to be knocked in the wall in order to access the pipe. I had (at that time) a wonderful idea to just go ahead and redo the entire bathroom to something a little more fun and light.
Apr 30, 2019
How To Make a Quick & Easy Folding Room Screen
Privacy screens are like folding sculptures, both visually interesting as well as functional. In an outside space, they are a buffer between you and the neighbors, or can block out the bright sun. Inside, they divide spaces, hide clutter, or even serve as a headboard. Making a custom screen is also (surprisingly!) a quick and easy DIY.
Apr 30, 2019
Phil and Bowha’s Open and Airy Family Kitchen
Project by: Phil and Bowha Location: Bakersfield, California This beautiful home is located in the Southern California community of Rosedale, which was historically a country town that was founded as a colony of English farmers back in 1891.
Apr 30, 2019
Ashton’s “Workable Canvas”
Project by: Ashton Location: Greenville, South Carolina Ashton and Mike’s 1931 bungalow in downtown Greenville, SC has provided them with a very workable canvas, with its high ceilings, nice flow of light, and charming old house feel.
Apr 30, 2019
Make This Handy Housekeeping Helmet for Superior Spring Cleaning
When you don’t have all your cleaners in one place, you wind up spending more time running around the house than you do actually scrubbing it. Save yourself time and headaches with an all-in-one housekeeping helmet that keeps supplies at your fingertips. When one bottle is empty, seamlessly transition to the bottle on the other side and keep on going! Hard Hat 2 Cup Holders Vinyl Tubing Vinyl Tubing Coupler Brass Fasteners (or chewing gum) Drill with drill bits Empty spray bottle 1.
Apr 30, 2019
DIY Kubus Inspired Candleholder
This DIY project is totally impressive if you’re a fan of the Kubus candleholder that inspired it. It’s also pretty impressive even if you’ve never seen a Kubus. For under a day and under $20 you can have a totally gift-able, beautiful candle holder. Skill Level: Easy Time Required: 24 Hours Project Cost: Under $15 From Sara: The first time I saw this candleholder I felt instantly in love with it.
Apr 30, 2019
This Weekend: Let’s Shine A Little Light on Your Laundry’s Worst Log Jams
Laundry is one of those endless jobs with no real beginning or end. If you successfully go through the entire cycle of sorting, washing, folding, and putting things away, then you’re a well-oiled machine and unstoppable. But when there’s a break at any point in the chore chain, piles quickly build up and get away from you. This weekend, clear all the blockages and get things flowing again.
Apr 30, 2019
This Handmade Modern Bean-Bag Toss Set Is Perfect For Summer
Summer is quickly approaching (thank goodness) and with it lots of outdoor time. If you’re looking for a fun summer activity that doesn’t involve running (just me?) but fuels healthy competition, bean-bag toss is a great option.
Apr 30, 2019
DIY Paper Hydrangeas
These lovely DIY paper flowers are a fun way to add spring flair to your home or make a charming housewarming gift! Skill Level: Moderate Time Required: 1 hour per flower Project Cost: $5 From Michelle: Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers with their high petal counts and large scalloped leaves. Used as fillers or as centerpieces, they are eye-catching and beautiful.
Apr 30, 2019
How To Paint The Giant Wall Portrait Your Pet Deserves
Ok, you don’t have to paint a portrait of your pet. You can extend it to family members or partners or whomever, but look at how cute that portrait is. Claire’s tutorial is super simple, all you need is an app, a willing subject and some paint!
Apr 30, 2019
This Weekend: Start This Simple System Now & Save Money For Years To Come
The benefits of rotation are everywhere: when you plant crops, adjust your tires, or while serving on a volleyball team. The practice distributes a collective burden over a wider area, letting soil, treads, or players rest while someone or something else takes over for awhile. Use this with your household stuff as well and you’ll get more life out of everything you own, and save money in the process. Plus, with every switch, things feel and look new again.
Apr 30, 2019
DIY Cloud Light
We’re card carrying members of the string light appreciation society and Therese’s fun and inventive DIY is a great way to add another whimsical light source to your home. Skill Level: Easy Time Required: 1 hour Project Cost: Around $10 LED Lighting Chain Metal Wire Hanger Pliers To get the frame for my cloud I bent a metal wire hanger in the cloud shape I wanted. You’ll need some strength and patience to finish this step.
Apr 30, 2019
From Basic to Custom: How To DIY a Cork Furniture Topper
Do you love the smooth look of a single large piece or furniture, but what you actually have are several smaller pieces? In Brandon and Amanda’s House Tour, we noticed these beautiful cork tabletops really pulled things together.
Apr 30, 2019
How To Upgrade Your Vintage Suitcase to a Side Table
I found a gorgeous mustardy yellow vintage suitcase, which I upcycled into a fabulous side table. Not only that, I added extra character to the case with some vintage luggage labels. You can download these vintage luggage labels on my blog for free. This vintage suitcase looks great either as a bedside table or a coffee table. It’s also really useful for storage of stuff like magazines.
Apr 30, 2019
This Weekend: Make Your Outdoor Space An Oasis
The best thing about warmer weather is the opportunity to greatly expand your living space. Instead of huddling inside like you did this winter, emerge from your four walls and head outside. Think patios, front stoop, porches, decks or backyards. Now’s a great time to make them feel fresh and new again, primed for maximum enjoyment all summer long.
Apr 30, 2019