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How To Make a Clever & Easy DIY Copper Room Divider
“A big design challenge in my studio apartment was finding a way to separate my ‘bedroom’ area from my living area,” explains Emily Krutz, who lives in this small but functional 400-square-foot Chicago apartment. “A bookshelf wall acts as the main divider between the two spaces, but I still wasn’t crazy about walking into my apartment and having my bed be right there.” (13) 1 ft. x 1/2 in. copper rods (I had them cut to length at Home Depot) (4) 1/2 in.
Apr 30, 2019
Wall Art Alternative: How To Frame Vintage Clothing
Framing a garment can seem like an intimidating process, but it’s actually quite easy to do yourself. The framing pros have a lot of specialized tools and tricks (like using a tagging gun instead of hand stitching, for instance), but for us weekend warriors, it’s all about using simple tools and getting the job done so we can enjoy our completed gallery wall that much sooner. So grab your grandpa’s letter sweater or your granny’s floral girdle and get to framing!
Apr 30, 2019
Punch Needling Abstract Art: A Modern Twist On A Not So Modern Craft
If you’re the kind of person who loves the look of embroidery, but “can’t even“ with the time it takes to tediously work every single stitch into a project, punch needle might just be for you. Lazy crafter? Punch needle. Can’t ever seem to color inside the lines? Punch needle. Enjoys crafting while sipping a bottle of wine? Pick up a punch needle. Punch needle has been around for a very, very long time.
Apr 30, 2019
A $30 IKEA Lighting Hack You’ll Want To Make Right Now
I’ve been on a lighting kick lately. Maybe it’s because I just re-read The Little Book of Hygge. To me, light — whether it’s natural or created — is king when it comes to your home. Not all of us have floor-to-ceiling windows or an expansive budget for beautiful light fixtures. And many DIY lighting projects require at least a little bit of electrical wiring. Not in the case of this Paper & Stitch IKEA globe light hack, though.
Apr 30, 2019
Get The Look: 7 Ways to Make Storage More Stylish With Locker DIYs
Remember the good ole days of decorating your locker with neon magnets, stickers, and magazine cutouts of Will Smith, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and the like? Lockers were like our own little slice of personality-heaven in a world where we were told when to learn math, when to eat, and when to turn in our shoebox dioramas. I’m here to say those lockers days don’t have to be over just yet.
Apr 30, 2019
A Modern Copper Kitchen Hanging Rack You Can DIY
Melissa and James are just renting this cozy Cape Town apartment, but as avid entertainers (and Melissa a soy candle maker), updating the kitchen was a necessity. Old, dark wood cabinetry was given a crisp coat of white paint. And an eye-catching cut vinyl piece above the stove adds pattern and drama to the room. But while the whole kitchen features lovely elements, there’s one item that stood out the most to me: the hanging copper pipe rack.
Apr 30, 2019
Terrazzo Attraction: Super-Easy DIY Magnet Tutorial
Terrazzo is coming back in new and exciting ways! Love the modern takes but just want to take a tiny dive? Add some Terrazzo to your kitchen or desk with a mix of DIY Terrazzo magnets! Materials Polymer clay Wax paper Magnets Gel Superglue (like Loctite Gel or Gorilla Glue Superglue Gel) Tools Geometric cutters Step 1. Roll out your base color to approximately ¼-inch thickness on wax paper.
Apr 30, 2019
Cyanotype Fabric: The Easiest Abstract Art Project You’ll Ever Try
I’m seeing blue everywhere these days – kitchen cabinets and islands, sofas, and curtains, to name a few. What about adding those stunning blue hues to your walls? And no, I don’t mean with paint. You may have heard of an old technique called cyanotype printing. It’s been around, well, since the 1800s, and has since stretched from a practical means of making blueprints, all the way to various forms of art in the printmaking and photography world.
Apr 30, 2019
How To Make Your Own (Affordable) Floor Mirror
Ryan and Michelle are all about DIY projects in and around their Annapolis, Maryland home. Whether it’s propagating bamboo for privacy fencing, re-tiling bathrooms, or building custom furniture pieces, they love projects that allow them to save money while making their house more of a home. Ryan’s latest project – a DIY floor mirror – is no exception. Learn how to make your own by following his helpful tutorial.
Apr 30, 2019
A $30 IKEA Table Gets a Glamorous Spray Paint Hack
Textured spray paints have come and gone over the years and for the most part, I’ve been happy to see them go. But I think I finally found one product that I’d like to have stick around for a while — Rust-Oleum’s Stone Creations Spray. I used it to transform this cheap metal IKEA table into a granite and brass look-a-like. Here’s what I started with, the GLADOM tray table in green which costs $29.99.
Apr 30, 2019
Bar Cart Basics: How To Reuse Liquor Bottles as Decanters
I collect empty liquor bottles. Why? I guess part of me hopes to find a way to repurpose them into something beautiful. With liquor bottles coming in all shapes and styles, it’s hard not to want to keep them around. I’ve seen restaurants repurpose them for serving tap water in style or as flower vases or candle holders. All great things, but why not reuse your liquor bottles to store, wait for it, more liquor?
Apr 30, 2019
Balancing Act: A Simple & Fun Game Even DIY Rookies Can Make
One of the greatest intersections of design happens when function and taste meet. Even more so is finding the sweet spot between functional kid-friendly toys and tasteful decor. In an age full of plastic, heavily-branded games, and now fidget spinners and glitter slime, it’s hard to imagine a world where toys and games can double as home decor. Unless, that is, you purchase an expensive artisanal alternative, or make your own.
Apr 30, 2019
Make This: Chic Semi-Circle Fringe Mirror
Spice up your entryway, bedroom, or hallway with a bold statement piece that’s sure to mesmerize and beautify. The blush pink fringe is the perfect pop of color, and the sleek shape has “chic” written all over it. See how to make your own, from cutting your own custom mirror to dip-dyeing the perfect fringe, with this helpful tutorial.
Apr 30, 2019
Luxe Look on a Budget: A Chic Idea for Customizing Furniture Using Leather Coasters
I first fell in love with leather scaling way back when I saw a gorgeous Sara Larsson Scandinavian piece featuring the technique. There was something about the way the pattern, texture, and neutral colors worked to make a fairly unassuming wardrobe feel substantial, luxurious, and covetable. With this easy tutorial, you can add that same bit of Scandinavia to your home and furniture using affordable pre-cut leather coasters. You heard me…coasters!
Apr 30, 2019
How To Build Your Own Nightstands (Even If You’re New to Woodworking)
Even as a self-proclaimed “maximalist,” I still find myself drawn to the clean lines and effortless simplicity of Scandinavian style. The soft, neutral color palette is very versatile in a variety of spaces without adding too much visual weight. If you’re down with hygge (and willing to try your hand at some amateur carpentry), then these nightstands are definitely for you.
Apr 30, 2019
Susan Kare’s Bitmap Textiles Pair Housewares with Historic Design
Susan Kare, the graphic designer behind Apple’s earliest icons, fonts, and images, has a new product that harkens back to computer history. Her bitmap textiles for Areaware have a pixelated style that is reminiscent to anyone familiar with—or nostalgic for—Mac’s original operating system.
Apr 30, 2019
Make a Stylish Lumbar Pillow in 3 Easy Steps (No Sewing Required)
Lumbar pillows get a lot of love on Apartment Therapy, and for good reason. They’re the easiest way to pull together your bedroom. One long statement piece in front of your standard shams and bam! Instant style. But if you can’t find exactly what you want or just wish that one Anthropologie pillow was several shades turned down (and many dollars less), we have the DIY to make your own.
Apr 30, 2019
Modern Chic Halloween Decor: DIY Moon Garland
For the minimal and modern decorator, Halloween decor doesn’t have to scare you. Go for muted tones and more understated details, like this easy to make a celestial moon garland that can easily stay up way past the last trick-or-treater. Air dry clay in white Circular cookie cutter Rolling pin Parchment paper Gold paint Toothbrush Gold jump rings for jewelry 1. On a piece of parchment paper, roll out your air dry clay using a rolling pin. The clay should be about 1/4-inch thick. 2.
Apr 30, 2019
Welcome All the Witches This Halloween with this Felt Banner DIY Project
When it comes to Halloween, you can truly never go wrong with the classics. Black and orange decor, hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, and fall foliage are the ultimate nostalgia-inducing elements this time of year, and we’re okay with that. So if you’re into tradition, this project is for you. Make your own no-sew felt banner to welcome all the neighborhood witches, warlocks, and monsters for some good old fashioned trick-or-treating!
Apr 30, 2019
Make This Gothic-Glam Skull Garland from an Ice Cube Mold
What do you get when you mix Edgar Allen Poe and a bit of glam? A bewitching style that’s all about rich blacks, candles, and skulls. And if you’re into skulls, you’ll be into this quick and easy DIY. Using silicon skull molds and plaster, you can add the perfect garland accent to your Halloween spread, or leave it up and keep your glam goth game strong all year long. Plaster of Paris Silicon skull ice mold Eye hooks String Bucket Paint stirrer or similar 1.
Apr 30, 2019
Make It For Less: Anthropologie-Inspired Leather Handle Bowls for the Perfect Hostess Gift
If someone assumes you paid $48, just go with it!
Apr 30, 2019
Make This Blanket Ladder In 3 Easy Steps (No Tools Required!)
When I was little, I always imagined building forts out of sticks or rafts with ropes to float down the river like the Boxcar Children or Huck Finn – completely not realizing that probably wouldn’t happen in suburban Florida. But I was always drawn to how people could create things with minimal supplies and loads of inventiveness.
Apr 30, 2019
Drafts No More: How To Add Weatherstripping to Your Doors
Keep the cold out (and the heat in) with these simple tricks!
Apr 30, 2019
Seasons Greetings: How To Make Your Own Custom Greeting Card
Liz Corkery is a Sacramento-based artist who founded and runs Print Club Ltd., an online source for fine art silkscreen prints. Through Print Club, Liz works with other artists to create and sell limited edition works on paper. She has shared some simple instructions for creating your own set of festive greeting cards for the holidays — using a technique that can be used for any kind of design.
Apr 30, 2019
Sweet & Simple: Make This Easy DIY Advent Calendar
No matter your decor style for the holiday season, this advent calendar/gift cluster can hang, literally. Glam it up with a disco ball ornament (or five!), add color by wrapping the gifts in the same papers that are under the tree, or go over the top with your greenery by adding bright berries or flowers. Whatever your preference, our tutorial will get you started on counting down the days till Christmas.
Apr 30, 2019
10 Ways to Warm Up Your Bathroom This Winter
Growing up in the South, I had never heard of such things like radiant flooring, heated towel racks, or steam rooms for bathrooms. But as a current resident of the North, I’ve learned that a life without warm towels and heat lamps is a life I don’t want to be a part of.
Apr 30, 2019
This Huge Mattress Is Literally Twelve Feet Wide — And You Can Buy It
Are you part of a co-sleeping family, but things are getting a little too snug? There’s a mattress for that. Are you and your partner both over 6’5” and sleep in starfish position? Yep, there’s a mattress for that. Are you single and just want an endless expanse of bed all to yourself? There’s also a mattress for that. The Ace Collection has released a family sized bed that is 144 inches wide. That is 12 whole feet of bed.
Apr 30, 2019
Mini Cocktail (or Mocktail!) Kits For Everyone On Your List
The more you give, the cheaper it gets.
Apr 30, 2019
This Is How Much It Costs to Cover Your Rental Cabinets in Washi Tape
There are two house tours in which the renters decided their apartments’ plain, boring kitchen cabinets weren’t cutting it. Renovating wasn’t an option, but these clever renters found a way to add color and pattern anyway: with washi tape! Both examples are vibrant and unique, but how much does it cost to cover your kitchen cabinets in tape? And how long does it take to do it? We got the lowdown.
Apr 30, 2019
The 2-Ingredient Handmade Gift That’s As Beautiful As It Is Easy
Soap is one of those DIYs I thought would be more complicated than it turned out to be. All the soaps on Pinterest are so beautiful — there was no way they could be easy as well! But with my rapidly growing essential oil collection, and need for some quick holiday gifts, I thought this would be a good way to use them. Before even preparing the soap base, mix your essential oils to preference in a non-reactive container (like glass).
Apr 30, 2019
This Homemade Mask is The Ultimate Fix For Dry, Damaged Hair
Between beanies, coat hoods, and dry, winter air, my hair always ends up looking like the Cousin It version of itself by New Year’s Eve. As a curly girl, I was getting sick of forking over $20+ for hair treatments and trying DIY hair masks that left a funky smell (I’m looking at you, mayonnaise mask). So this year I started looking into other options and kept reading about how great aloe is for your hair.
Apr 30, 2019
Proof We Should All Use Giant DIY Jenga Games as Side Tables
There is so much beauty and elegance to gaze upon in this wonderfully minimal house tour, but our eye was drawn to one particular—and highly unlikely—element: that museum-worthy pedestal, which is secretly a giant Jenga set. Looking at this house tour on Emily Henderson’s site of designer Melanie Burstin’s home, one would never guess that such a chic, refined space would feature something as chaotic and, let’s face it, loud as a giant Jenga set.
Apr 30, 2019
10 Weird Ways Bed Pillows Can Solve Your Problems
Maybe you’ve had the same bed pillow for ten years and have your sights newly set on some memory foam. Or maybe you’ve got an extra five random pillows stuffed in your closet, just in case, and it’s time to KonMari. As with most things we toss or get rid of these days, old pillows can still be used long after they’ve left their prime days behind. Here are 10 ways this everyday basic can help you out around the house, no matter what condition they’re currently in.
Apr 29, 2019
The Cheapest Way to Build Your Coffee Table Book Collection
I’ve always been a bit of a book hoarder, but recently, my stack of coffee table books alone has begun to rival my collection of novels, biographies, and memoirs. And while the internet often makes it seem like you can’t purchase a gorgeous design manual or two without spending the equivalent of a week’s worth of groceries, that certainly isn’t the case. I’m letting you in on my little money-saving trick: shopping for coffee table books used off of Amazon.
Apr 29, 2019
Rest Easy, These 9 Stylish Nightstands Will Only Set You Back $70 or Less
From mid-century-inspired styles to sleek end tables, here are nine finds that won't break your bank account.
Apr 27, 2019
Obsessed with Marie Kondo? You Need These IKEA Hacks
Deep down, we all want to lead more thoughtful lives—and who can blame us for believing organizational nirvana will get us there? So we're turning to the place where all good hacks start: IKEA.
Apr 26, 2019
10 Expensive Things You Don’t Need to Buy—Even If You Make Adult Money
Don't break the bank just because you can technically afford "necessities" your grown-up salary.
Apr 25, 2019
Everything Old is New Again! Come to Our Textile Pop-Up with Chairloom in Brooklyn April 27
Apartment Therapy and Chairloom will be together again this Saturday April 27th to jumpstart old reupholstery projects or begin new ones. It’s a Happening: a chance to get together and get inspired. Come meet Chairloom’s Molly Andrews Burke as well as over 20 textile artists for the 2nd annual tent revival.
Apr 23, 2019
Get Nostalgic with These 7 Grown-Up Childhood Craft Makeovers
We’re taking a trip to summer camp—and driving down memory lane! If you routinely check out our Projects page, we bet you were an avid childhood crafter who loved the craft room as much as (if not more than) the pool. Childhood classics are worth revisiting—just with a slightly-more-mature lens. Check out some of our favorite, grown-up versions of these well-loved crafts. Is anything more fun than watching Shrinky Dinks curl up in the oven?
Apr 15, 2019
How To Make Your Own Tassels
Tassels are a great way to add color and texture to absolutely anything. Beautiful additions to gift wrap, home decor, and fashion —they are a project you should absolutely add to your DIY repertoire. Tassels can be made out of an array of materials, from silk and wool yarns to basic cotton embroidery threads. While there are a number of ways you can construct a tassel, we chose a basic method you can use on any material. Yarn or Thread Scissors 1.
Apr 15, 2019
Make this Homemade Holiday Gift: Slippers Made from Thrifted Sweaters
Maker: Rita Skill Level: Easy Time Required: 2 hours Project Cost: $10 Since inadvertently getting each other socks for Christmas one year, Rita and her mom have made it an ongoing tradition. After spotting this project in a crafting book, she decided to make these cute slippers from thrift shop sweaters! Spoiler: Mom loved her sweater “socks.
Apr 14, 2019
Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make Custom Temporary Tattoos
Personalized temporary tattoos make the best little stocking stuffers or secret snowflake gifts. Create your own artwork, or find clip art online, and simply print them out on specialized temporary tattoo paper. It’s a fun way to spice up the holidays and pull a fast one on grandma. Temporary tattoo paper (we used this brand) Digital art Design software (Photoshop or software provided by paper company) Color printer Water Washcloth Scissors Burnishing tool ( a spoon works great!) 1.
Apr 14, 2019
Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make a DIY Barbecue Mop
The kitchen magician or grill master in your life will love this handmade, personalized BBQ mop from you! Pair this easy-to-make kitchen tool with a jar of homemade sauce and wrap it in a cute little gift box for a gift that wows! 100% cotton twine 3/4″ x 12″ wood dowel (I found mine in a 3 pack at a hobby store, but you can always cut a longer dowel down to size.) 2 zip ties (use clear if you can find them!) Scissors 1.
Apr 14, 2019
Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make These Cozy Lavender Handwarmers
These rice and lavender hand warmers are a cozy winter treat. They may seem to lack a certain high powered, high priced, in-demand shiny Christmas present quality, but believe me, they are magical. Because nothing is more comforting when you just can’t get warm. Make them for your office mates, your aunt, your dog walker — everyone will love them. Guaranteed.
Apr 14, 2019
Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Custom Solid Perfume
Solid perfume is a handmade gift that is just about as fun to make as it is to receive. Channel your inner chemist and blend oils to create your favorite wintery scents. You can shop for fun little jars, or repurpose old lockets and storage containers. Just make a stop at the health food store for quality oils and beeswax and you’re ready to start creating a personalized gift. 1 1/2 oz tins 1 1/2 heaping tsp. beeswax pellets (or shreds) 1 1/2 tbsp.
Apr 14, 2019
Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make These Marbled Crochet Hooks
We can’t get enough of the marbled look these days, so of course we’d suggest you make a set of super cute marbled crochet hooks. The supplies for this project go a long way, so it’s really the perfect gift to make in bulk and pass out to all your friends at the office or stuff in all those stockings. Pair a hook with a ball of yarn to make a more substantial gift. Or, try this technique on a pen instead and have a broader range of giving possibilities.
Apr 14, 2019
Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make A No-Sew Yoga Mat Strap
This simple little strap is just as useful as it is cute -and it takes just minutes to make. No sewing machine? No problemo! We constructed this beauty out of webbing found at the craft store and specialty fabric tape. So as long as you’ve got an iron and an embroidery needle, you can easily tackle this cheerful little stocking stuffer. Or combine it with a yoga mat for a more substantial gift.
Apr 14, 2019
Homemade Holiday Gift Idea: Make Fido A Dog Toy
If you’re like most pet people, your special little furry friend gets a stocking of his own for the holidays, right alongside everyone else. They’re always fun to fill with treats and chew toys, so this year, why not make your own? Sure, he might not get the warm fuzzies when you tell him it’s handmade — but you can be proud of the fact that you made it out of 100% recycled materials! 12 strips of t-shirt yarn (apx 36″ long) Scissors 1.
Apr 14, 2019
This Weekend: Fix Up Your Favorite Wood Furniture
Wood is one of the most common — and delightful — materials to make furniture out of. When you add wooden furniture to your home, it warms up rooms, adds style and helps support your stuff with its sturdiness. But since it rarely complains, we sometimes take it for granted. Wood furniture needs attention from time to time to look and function its best, though. This weekend, spend a little time fixing up your favorite furniture pieces made of wood.
Apr 14, 2019
You Can DIY These Gorgeous Earrings (Promise)
A good pair of earrings can take an outfit from “afterthought” to “pulled together” in an instant. Whether dramatic and oversized or dainty and delicate, earrings add that extra touch of personality.But you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a statement! Make your own unique pieces with these beginner-friendly DIY earrings. The team at The House That Lars Built are geniuses with paper. Yes: paper.
Apr 12, 2019
How to Turn Your IKEA Trofast Into a LEGO Holder
Maybe it’s the capital letters, but LEGO and IKEA seem like a match made in DIY heaven. Thanks to Stéphanie you can hack your way to an adorable and inexpensive LEGO holder.
Apr 6, 2019
This DIY Nightstand Project May Have You Running to Your Nearest Thrift Store
This is an absolutely unrecognizable thrift store makeover! Lauren and Wendy took a look at a ‘blah’ table and saw two playful nightstands. Read on for a little inspiration and instruction… From Lauren: We took this old thrift store end table and transformed it into two nightstands all for less than $40! All the work was completed by myself and my partner in crime, Wendy, over the course of four days.
Apr 6, 2019
An Easy & Adorable DIY Valentine’s Paper Garland
Perhaps Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing. Totally cool. Maybe Valentine’s Day chocolate (and only the chocolate) is your thing. I so hear you. But if you’re thinking of decorating your space for a romantic night in or looking for a fun activity for a Galentine’s Day party, Helena’s easy and adorable garland is a fast and fun way to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.
Apr 6, 2019
Cheer Up: Home Tips To Get You In the Spring Mindset
Transitional months, like March, are odd. You have one foot mired in winter and the next reaching for spring, unsure of where things stand. If you can’t stand the idea of any more bleakness, make mental strides towards warmth and brightness. TIP: Bring in fresh organic materials that feel alive. The fresh greenery and bright flowers help bid adieu to winter, and put you in the mood for warmer weather.
Apr 6, 2019
DIY Mountain Wall Hanging
This wall hanging is too cute to pass up! Simple and charming, it’s also a great way to use up any leftover yarn you may have hanging about. Skill Level: Moderate Time Required: More than 3 hours Project Cost: $30 From Anna: Wall hangings are super trendy! This weaving project is easy and suited for beginners, so why not try it yourself? Picture Frame Wool scraps Embroidery thread Needle Scissors To make the landscape weaving, you need two tones of blue, yellow and white yarn.
Apr 6, 2019
Upgrade Your Billy Bookcase With A Fun Industrial Look & Some Much Needed Teddy Bear Storage
This is such a fun IKEA hack! We’ve seen plenty of ways to dress up a Billy, but this kid & storage friendly upgrade is a nice mix of style and function.
Apr 6, 2019
A Fast & Fun DIY Lamp Upgrade
Sometimes you just want to shake things up like right now. Fortunately Stephanie is here to walk us through a super quick and easy way to add some pattern to your life. Skill Level: Easy Time Required: 5 minutes Project Cost: $3.00 From Stephanie: Hop on the global decor trend and give lamps a globally inspired look with paint pens! White paint pens were used to revamp lamps with a mud cloth inspired pattern. White Paint Pen Dark Lamps Clean lamp bases to remove any residue.
Apr 6, 2019
A Guest Room Goes From Fine to Fab & Functional
Project by: Jolie Location: Fredericton —New Brunswick, Canada When we first moved into our house three years ago, I only had about a week to throw together a guest room for family that was coming to visit and never really thought about it again after that. I was fine with how it looked but it just wasn’t “me.” I also wanted the space to be multifunctional so I could use it when company was gone.
Apr 6, 2019
4 Ways to Make Your Own Weighted Blanket and Never Leave the House Again
Weighted blankets have been around for awhile, but more and more people are catching onto their benefits these days. If you haven’t tried one, the extra weight provides comfort and mimics the feeling of being hugged. Snuggle under one to help reduce anxiety levels, or even get a better night’s sleep. (If you’re trying one out for medical reasons, you might want to speak to your doctor first.) The blankets are even sometimes used in Occupational Therapy for autism.
Mar 15, 2019
The Latest Farmhouse Modern-Inspired Home Collection Is from an Unexpected Source
Love it or hate it, “Fixer Upper” has left its mark on the design world, fueling a huge surge in the farmhouse decor style. It’s a challenge to find a retailer that hasn’t been affected by this trend–big name brands like Target and Anthropologie have all collaborated with Joanna Gaines to create their own lines of farmhouse-inspired decor.
Mar 14, 2019
Basic Guide to DIY Basket Making
I come across so many beautiful baskets in stores that I forget these items are often handmade. With a little bit of practice and patience, it’s not so hard… as long as you start small. After all, they don’t joke about bird courses as ‘basket weaving’ courses for nothing! I recommend preparing your materials (find local materials, then dry and soak them), then weaving them into small shapes or flat mats.
Mar 12, 2019
5 Grown-up Hacks That Will Have You Calling Your BILLY Bookcase William
The iconic piece of furniture is turning 40 this year.
Mar 10, 2019
How To Make Playdough with Kool-Aid
Playdough can provide hours of entertainment for kids and adults! Next time you find your store-bought dough has reached the end of its road, try making your own. It’s a simple, fun process, and a great way to introduce kids to the kitchen in a way they’ll be excited about!
Feb 24, 2019
How To Make a Paper Airplane
Along with being allowed to write in pen, chew bubblegum, and walk home from school alone, being able to construct your very own airplane is a sort of rite of passage when you’re a kid. If it’s been a while since you’ve made one, brush up on your skills and share it with your favorite niece, nephew, or young friend. The basic dart is one of the simplest airplanes to make.
Feb 24, 2019
DIY Brass Hanging Planter
This adorable little brass tubing planter has been making its way around Pinterest lately —and for good reason. It’s just as fun as it is affordable and stands about 18″ tall so it’s a perfect addition to any small space! If you’ve yet to work with brass tubing, this is a fantastic intro project to get your feet wet.
Feb 24, 2019
How To Turn a Vintage Vanity Into a Desk
For years, I’ve wanted to get my hands on a vintage vanity and re-work it into a really functional workspace. So when my mom texted me a photo of this little beauty from a yard sale, I knew the time had come! One of the reasons it has taken me so long to pull the trigger on this project was because all the vanities I was coming across were in really beautiful condition.
Feb 24, 2019
15 Outdoor DIY Projects For Summer
Fancy an outdoor rolling bar cart? Or a succulent scrap wood table? How about a shade sail or some wine crate planter boxes? Make the most of the outdoors this summer with one (or more!) of these 15 DIY projects.
Feb 23, 2019
Space-Saving Murphy Beds You Can Either Buy or DIY
Murphy beds are the ultimate space-savers. They neatly store themselves when not in use and can quickly turn your office or bonus room into a complete guest retreat. Finding an attractive Murphy bed within your budget just got easier, because we’ve rounded up our favorite DIY and pre-built options.
Feb 16, 2019
The 60-Second Solution to Your Tired Home Decor
This is so simple.
Feb 8, 2019
Is This Weird Old-School Trend Really Making a Comeback?
Waterbeds: should they stay or should they go?
Jan 28, 2019
The Best Things You Can Do for a Blank, Forgotten Corner
We all have that one corner we have no idea what to do with.
Dec 29, 2018
11 of the Best IKEA Hacks We’ve Seen This Year
In 2018, we saw IKEA hacks move towards achieving high-end dupes (like designer lighting or custom closets) and were blown away by people's creativity.
Dec 27, 2018