Posts Tagged ‘diy’

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DIY Obelisk Trellis

We relish a nice sweet sugar snap pea! The price tag to buy them fresh, not so much. I decided I would grow a giant patch of delicious peas and keep us satisfied all summer long, and those dearly beloved pea plants would wrap their little tendrils around a beautiful copper and wood trellis…I was determined […] Read more…

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DIY Shibori Picture Frame

So today, I’d like to show you how you can Get The Global Look and paint your own shibori look on picture frames. The same technique can apply to fabrics too! What You Need: White frame Acrylic Paint (dark blue, light blue, purple, and black) Small flat brush Water Paper towel   Step One: Since […] Read more…

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Garbage Can Privacy Screen

*This post is awesomely sponsored by Kreg Jig (thanks guys!). All opinions expressed (and of course this project), is my own. I HATE ugly exposed trash cans and recycling bins, so I’m pretty thrilled with this project! This week you toured two of my favorite outdoor areas to lounge in my yard, but I have one more corner […] Read more…

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Kid’s DIY Kitchen Playset

Ready to be mom (or dad) of the year? Honey, put away your wallet, this isn’t going to cost an arm and a leg. Yes, your child can have a kitchen playset Pottery Barn would be proud to produce, but without a hefty price tag. All you need is a couple cube bookshelves, and a […] Read more…

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DIY No Sew Applique Labels

First, let me emphasize that this tutorial is best for canvas or fabric bins.  Please do NOT try this tutorial on plastic bins…you don’t want to deal with melted plastic. I originally used this technique to make t-shirts for my sorority in college.  When you live on a college budget, $50 for a sewn applique […] Read more…

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DIY Photo Cube Shelves

Hi everyone, I am Anima from This Design Journal and am back here with another DIY  project that I am pretty sure will win your hearts with its simplicity. So here is the how- to : Supply List : Raw wood shadow boxes/ wall hangings ( I got mine from Michaels) Foam Board /Thick cardboard […] Read more…

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DIY Phone Charging Station From Scrap

A simple and sleek little phone charging station from Restoration Hardware caught my eye while stalking my local RH store. It’s like walking into a candy store, well…if the candy was laced with gold. I have yet to be able to afford anything there, because even something as small as this lovely phone charger costs $79. It’s […] Read more…

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DIY Coral Bookends for $2!

DIY projects with supplies from the “dollar store” are one of my favorite ways to add handmade decor to our home! DIY Coral Bookends We live super close to the ocean on Okinawa. Most of our summer is spent snorkeling and collecting shells, coral, and drift-wood. I found these two pieces of coral and knew […] Read more…

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DIY Modern Side Table

Here’s what you’ll need: Two ½” x 48” hardwood round dowels Upholstery nails, any color Round, wooden tray (like this Target one) Black spray paint Liquid Nails or another construction adhesive Length of scrap wood, at least 1/2″ thick and 8″ long Angle drill guide Graduated drill bits, up to 7/16″ Duct tape Sandpaper, any […] Read more…

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DIY Picture Frame Ledge

The moment I saw my new couch in this space I immediately knew that a beautiful Pottery-Barn-like picture frame ledge would be gorgeous above it and make the whole space! Needless to say my enthusiasm quickly hit a wall when I could not find the much coveted picture frame ledge of my dreams in a reasonable price. […] Read more…

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Swap It Like Its Hot – Thrift Store Finds

Boy have we got some fun for you today! It’s that time of year, when my girl Charlotte from Ciburbanity hosts her annual Swap It Like Its Hot series! Let me tell you, it is a hoot! 40 bloggers swapping thrifted finds to makeover…well it could be DIY magic, or an epic disaster. 40 bloggers swapping thrifted […] Read more…

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Campaign Dresser Restoration

My eyes just about bugged out of my head. There it was, listed right there on my local Facebook garage sale group; the one type of furniture I dared not dream I would ever own. The gorgeous, expensive, long coveted campaign dresser! And can you believe it? It was FREE! What the what?? The dresser was quite beat up and would require some […] Read more…

DIY Reclaimed Wood Bookshelf

DIY Reclaimed Wood Bookshelf

If you saw Alea Joy’s home tour on Design Sponge a few months ago, you might remember the beautiful bookshelf tucked into a corner of the jungle-like dining room.  It’s jam-packed with all sorts of lovely ceramics and terra cotta and looks so effortlessly chic and bohemian that I get discouraged just looking at it, it’s that cool. […] Read more…

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DIY Corbel Shelves

I love making custom shelves and organizational racks! It effectively increases the storage of any cabinet, room, or closet, and makes organization a cinch! You can easily and inexpensively make your own shelves and storage racks with one simple (and really cool) hack. Corbels with existing key hole fittings. It makes this DIY a breeze […] Read more…

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