Glossy Painted Desk

Meagan from Craft Habit freshened up a desk that has been with her since second grade with some paint and high gloss enamel. Meagan says, “I could have just bought a new desk, but this desk has history and character (the most important factors for me when choosing things for my home), so I decided [...Read More]

Wine Crate Shoe Storage

Ann Marie from White House Black Shutters bought three wine racks at a yard sale for $5 a piece. Although she had no idea what she planned to do with them, she knew she just had to have them. She sure was glad she did when two of the crates turned into shoe storage for [...Read More]

Cork Knife Storage

Krista from KJ and Co really wanted to buy some cork knife docks from The Container Store but knew they wouldn’t fit her kitchen drawer. She did the next best thing and made her own that are custom fit to her drawer using some free cork. She also gained some counter space by getting rid [...Read More]

Stenciled Pillow Cover

Following some simple steps from Amanda at Wit & Whistle, you can create a custom pillow that features your favorite quote, poem, song lyrics, or any other pillow-worthy text. Amanda just used a letter stencil and fabric marker to add her beautiful, crisp letters to a linen pillow cover. This technique is so simple and [...Read More]

Dinosaur Bookends

Leah from Mommy in the Mountains created some cute novelty bookends for her son’s bookshelf using a couple of his dinosaur toys. All Leah had to do was glue the dinos onto pieces of wood and give them a good dose of spray paint. Leah’s bookends only cost a few dollars and hold the books [...Read More]

Antiqued Standing Mirror

Connie from Salvage Savvy was inspired by two big and beautiful antiqued mirrors she saw in House Beautiful magazine to make one of her own using square mirror tiles. Connie provides awesome step-by-step instructions to walk you through how to achieve that lovely antiqued look. Large mirrors can get pretty pricey, so the $70 Connie [...Read More]

Herringbone Wall Art

Sam from The Junk House found a piece of digital art she loved but wanted a different color scheme than the original. That’s the beauty of DIY! Color, size, design – you can modify it all to meet your needs. Sam glued strips of scrapbook paper to a poster board to create her custom herringbone [...Read More]

Modern Wall Hooks

After searching around for some new accessories for her bedroom, Kate from Change of Scenery fell in love with a collection of modern hooks that ran $40 a pop. That’s per hook! Crazy, right?!? Kate instead figured out a way to make her own for less than $10 for the set using wooden plaques, craft [...Read More]