X-Leg Upholstered Ottoman for Less

diy x leg ottoman

This morning I shared planter stands from Kayla at Homecoming and have another of Kayla’s DIY projects to showcase – a look-for-less x-leg ottoman! With the help of her handy husband, Kayla built the base and upholstered the top of the ottoman in a weekend. Through DIY, they saved $500 on this beautiful new addition [...Read More]

Wood Planter Stands

DIY-Planter-Stands

Today I have two fab projects to share from Kayla at Homecoming – one for the outside of your house and one for the inside! As a simple, first project for their patio makeover, Kayla and her husband built these modern, wooden planter stands. Kayla says, “It only took an afternoon to build, and since [...Read More]

Mod Pet Food Stand with Hairpin Legs

Modern dog bowl stand with hairpin legs

Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse was tired of watching her tall Komondor pup “strain like a brontosaurus” to reach her food and water bowls. She says, “Hubs and I decided she could use a raised bowl stand. I decided that it should be mid-century modern inspired. And turquoise. With hairpin legs… As adorable as the [...Read More]

Coral Painted Stripe Rug

How to Paint a Striped Rug

Beth from Home Stories A to Z was inspired by all the gorgeous painted rugs that other DIYers have created to run to IKEA and snatch up a flat weave rug to make her own. Beth knew she wanted a rug with fifteen stripes that started and ended up with a colored stripe. From there, [...Read More]

Scrolled Wall Mirror and Centerpiece

DIY Scalloped Scroll Mirror

Beth from Sawdust & Embryos was inspired to create a gorgeous scrolled mirror using one of her favorite power tools – her scroll saw! Beth traced the design onto a piece of MDF and then cut it out with her handy dandy saw. A little paint and poly later, Beth attached the mirror and hung [...Read More]

Large-Scale Abstract Art with Frame

abstract art diy

Sarah from Life on Virginia Street designed the most drool-worthy office, including a piece of large-scale artwork that she painted herself. Sarah created her beautiful abstract canvas by layering craft paint and walks you through the entire process so you can make your own. For a more finished look, Sarah added a gold-painted wood frame.  [...Read More]

Spray Painted White and Gold Fan

painted plastic fan

I am sure you all are no strangers to plastic portable fans and would agree there is nothing stylish about them. Jessa from Sparkle shows that even a cheapo portable fan can have personality too! She spray painted hers for a retro two-tone makeover. I totally love this idea – what can you not spray [...Read More]

Faux Coral Hurricane Candleholder

faux coral hurricane candle holder

Gail from Purple Hues and Me had an “aha” moment when she was browsing through a catalog and saw a lovely coral candleholder. She knew she could make her own for way less than $175 and had a few sleepless nights thinking up a strategy. Gail ended up using a tried-and-true technique with wire and [...Read More]