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]

Whimsical Painted Bird House

mackenzie childs knock off bird feeder

Amy of Joyful Daisy shares another project that will save you hundreds and brighten up your garden or outdoor space. Instead of spending $255 on a bird feeder from her beloved MacKenzie-Childs, Amy bought an inexpensive cedar bird feeder from Wal-mart and painted it with the signature black and white check with pops of red [...Read More]

Dice Storage Ottoman Makeover

dice storage cube

Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she refabbed a thrift store storage cube with a fun dice design. Morena used chalk paint, so there was no need for sanding or priming. She simply painted the wood cube and then glued on wood circles. I can’t think of a more perfect place to [...Read More]

Pop Art Pet Portrait

diy pet pop art

Mandi for A Beautiful Mess shares a fun tutorial for creating Andy Warhol-inspired pop art featuring your pets. You don’t need any fancy photo-editing software for this project – just a good old fashion copy machine and a couple sheets of bright paper. I would think you could use this same technique to turn any [...Read More]

Extra Large Wood Bead Chandelier

diy beaded chandelier

When designing her new office, Jen of Tatertots and Jello knew she wanted a wood bead chandelier to be the focal point. The one she had been eyeing cost up to $2,000, but Jen was able to make her own bigger chandy for about $250. Jen explains exactly how threaded the wood beads onto the [...Read More]

Weathered “Boat Wood” Frames

faux boat wood frame

Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow was inspired by picture frames made from reclaimed boat wood to make her own frames with a rustic look. While Ananda’s frames may look like they came straight from a boat themselves, all she used is new fence boards from the hardware store and gave them a weathered look [...Read More]

Build a Rustic Wood Lantern in an Hour!

rustic wood lantern

Amy of Amy Krist created a rustic wood lantern in just an hour using materials she scrounged up in the garage. Amy used redwood and left it unfinished so it’ll weather beautifully over time. She even put an old paint can handle to use for the wire handle. Love Amy’s resourcefulness, and the finished product [...Read More]