Paint Splattered Coat Rack

Jana at Transformations from the Heart had a $4.00 ugly brown coat rack from a garage sale that needed an up-do. While browsing the Anthropologie site, she came across a paint-splattered rack for $980.00 that looked like a lot of fun but was too costly for her pocketbook. Thus, the creation began. Jana even got [...Read More]

Happy 4th of July!

This picture is of the firework display we got to enjoy last weekend at my dad’s lakehouse in Michigan.  I swear sitting on a pontoon amongst 200 other boats is the way to watch fireworks.  Unfortunately, we are now back in dry-as-a-bone Indiana and have a burn ban going on so no fireworks going on [...Read More]

Oversized Sand Dollar

A beautiful oversized sand dollar takes center stage on Alicia’s mantel over at Thrifty & Chic. Alicia was inspired by Pottery Barn’s pricey version that will set you back a Benjamin to purchase. Alicia’s DIY version? Six dollars! Alicia’s entire summer mantel is gorgeous so be sure to check it out. Alicia was inspired by [...Read More]

Abstract Circle Art

Beth at Free Stylin’ was inspired to try her hand at creating her own piece of abstract art for her mantel. The hardest part of this project for Beth was working up the courage to be her own artist. She was surprised though by the simplicity of the project and absolutely loves the finished product. [...Read More]

Curved Wood Headboard

Even if you aren’t too familiar with power tools and building from scratch, I think you will agree that this DIY headboard by Jaime from That’s My Letter is pretty simple. After creating a template of her design from craft paper, Jaime traced it onto MDF and used her jigsaw to cut it out. Beyond [...Read More]

Paper Mache Starburst Mirror

DIY starbursts have been crazy popular and run the gamut when it comes to design from chunky wood to spindly metal rays. Amanda from House Revivals used the art of paper mache to create her starburst mirror that was inspired by mid-century compass rose clocks and a Horchow mirror. This was also an ecofriendly project [...Read More]

Tray with Numbers

Ever wonder how to transfer images? Morena from Morena’s Corner shares the technique that she used to add aged, peeling numbers to a cheapo Goodwill tray. While these numbers look as if they have been painted on and and then sanded, they have actually been transferred using a gel medium.  Morena says, “I love that [...Read More]

Industrial Coffee Table

This project is actually a knock off of a knock off that was spurred on by the DIY factory cart table from Amy at The Blissful Bee. Emily from Gray Matter fell in love with Amy’s table, especially the idea of an old-looking table made from new wood. Emily got her husband on board to [...Read More]