Archives for September 2011

White and Beige Pintuck Pillows

Ashley from Cherished Bliss created her own $10 version of a $128 Anthro pintuck pillow. If you haven’t braved pintucking before, Ashley reassures that imperfection is part of the beauty of this style. No worries about straight stitches or even spacing! Since Ashley’s pillows are just as beautiful as Anthro’s, you might as well save […Read More]

Black and Gold Bedside Chests

While Nancy from Marcus Design claims not to be much a DIYer, she completed one fabulous project that totally makes up for all those left undone. Nancy gave a plain IKEA pine chest a dramatic Dorothy Draper inspired makeover. Nancy coated the two chests with black lacquer spray paint and then used a stencil and […Read More]

Faux Capiz Rectangular Chandelier

Kelli from A Happy Place Called Home unloaded a whole lot of brainpower designing and creating a faux capiz chandelier. To get the look of capiz, Kelli ironed together layers of wax paper and then created hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of strands using jewelry clasps. While this was tedious indeed, things got tricky when it came […Read More]

Simple White Girls Dresser

Kristen from Pink Toes and Power Tools wanted to update her daughter’s dresser. It was actually her husband’s from when he was a child and hardly fit for a princess. Kristen says, “ I wanted to get it up off the ground, make it more feminine, and give it a coat of white paint to […Read More]

Woven Twine Vase Candle Holder

Karen at The Quaint Cottage created her own woven hurricane using an inexpensive glass jar from Michael’s and twine. Karen broke out a knitting tool from her scarf crazy days and wove the twine until it was the right size to get wrapped around the hurricane. It doubles as a vase or candle holder depending […Read More]

Test Tube Spice Rack

Adri from Dream Book Design just had to share a DIY spice rack project completed by her friend Kylie. Kylie purchased test tubes online and then simply filled them with spices of her choice. She labeled them and put them into a cute little wooden box for safe keeping. Besides looking stinking adorable, I love […Read More]

Black Chevron Canvas Curtains

Shalynn from A Drop in the Bucket wanted some dramatic curtains to make a statement in her dining room. Hello chevron! Shalynn carefully drew her design out on paper and then taped it off on a painter’s drop cloth. Next she broke out the mini sponge roller and went to town with her black paint. […Read More]

Handpainted Guest Cottage Sign

While browsing Pottery Barn online, MJ from 517 creations came across a sign that was perfect for her guest room. She especially loved that the sign was “worn, distressed, and vintage-looking.” Since MJ planned on creating her own, that meant she need to worry about making it perfect since imperfections are part of the beauty. […Read More]