I have said before that I love hidden storage, and it’s a double whammy if it’s cute to boot! Check out these wooden storage trays Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body made from unfinished wood boxes from Michael’s. This is a great way to organize office supplies, and I love the idea of adding dividers to corral smaller items like paper clips, push pins, and the like.
I know I had some of you at the words no sew. If sewing just isn’t your thing, follow Ann’s lead from On Sutton Place and take advantage of the cheap ready-made pillow covers sold at stores like IKEA and Hobby Lobby. Ann started off with a $5 cover and simply ironed on a plethora of hearts for create this DIY Valentine’s pillow. How easy is it? Ann says, “Seriously…if you can cut out hearts and iron, you are golden.”
This morning I shared a tutorial for a DIY apron made by Katie at View From the Fridge. What completes a pretty apron like a coordinating oven mitt so you can really bake in style?!? I love this use of fabric scraps and the fact that something totally functional like an oven mitt can be a fun way to bring color and pattern into your kitchen’s décor.
Anthropologie sells the daintiest little aprons, and Katie at View From the Fridge was able to capture all the frills and femininity in this knock-off she created. Katie simplified the process by starting with a cheapo white apron from Joann’s. From there she embellished with a lovely gathered skirt, plenty of ruffles, and a pretty flower clip. While an apron isn’t technically décor, hang this baby on a fun hook in your kitchen, and it’ll certainly add some interest to your walls!
With summer right around the corner, it’s the time of year when nautical décor gets to enjoy its time in the spotlight. I adore this sailor’s mirror that Katie at View From the Fridge made using a cake pan. I love the fact that Katie upcycled the cake pans and that you’d NEVER guess these mirrors were made from cake pans. It’s the details, like the leather hangers (from thrift store belts) and rivets that make Katie’s mirrors look so classy and like the real deal!
Brittany from Confessions of a Secret Crafter gave a serving set the Midas touch with liquid gilding. I adore the simple elegance of the gold-plated handle and would love to pull this set out for a night of entertaining. Brittany says, “Who doesn’t need a little sparkle and shine in their life? I know I do!”
Jen from Girl in the Garage is excited to finally have some wall art hanging in her bedroom. She purchased a couple of original art pieces while visiting Paris last fall and then saw a wire Bonjour sculpture from Anthropologie that would fit beautifully with them. Jen knew she could beat the $48 price tag and made her own version for just $4 using some wire from the craft store. Jen says her wire wall art was so simple to make, and I love how it can easily be customized to any name, word, or phrase!
If you’ve got kids, you’ve been probably been finding random plastic Easter eggs around the house. Morena of Morena’s Corner shares a creative way to repurpose those eggs into a kid-friendly wind chime project. Morena painted her egg halves and then threaded them onto a wire to resemble a fish. A bell on the wire makes for a pretty jingling sound when the wind blows. Here’s what Morena has to say about her project, “It’s a thrifty way to craft with kids while recycling at the same time. Win-win!”