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]

Key Shadow Box Wall Art

Skeleton Key Shadow Box Art

Nicole from Meet the B’s has been working on decorating her bare living room walls. She had her eye on key shadow boxes from Restoration Hardware, but they were way out of budget at $90 a pop. For Nicole that just meant it was DIY time! She pulled together a few materials from Michaels and [...Read More]

Vintage Lace Mirror Makeover

Vintage Lace Mirror

Doreen from Hymns and Verses was inspired to give a $10 thrift store mirror a complete makeover using lace and paint. To create the lovely lace design, Doreen used a technique in which she “stenciled” the back with lace and then finished it with a faux mercury glass treatment. Didn’t she do an amazing job [...Read More]

Vintage Spoon Plate Holder

vintage spoon plate holder

Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama was inspired to turn a pair of her grandma’s vintage spoons into a plate stand a la Anthropologie. Dee already had a plastic plate holder and gave it a quick coat of silver spray paint before adding the spoons with hot glue. This piece has even more sentimental value because [...Read More]

$20 Upholstered and Faux Tufted Headboard

gray tufted headboard

Tamara of Provident Home Design has been hard at work on her sons’ shared bedroom makeover. While perusing ideas for new beds for the space, Tamara came across gray tufted headboards from Restoration Hardware and loved the “handsome and masculine” feel of them. She was inspired to try her hand at making her own headboards, [...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]

Rustic Wood Farmhouse Bed

pottery barn inspired farmhouse bed

Annisa from A Pretty Happy Home just can’t bring herself to fork over the big bucks for furniture when she knows it’s something she and her husband can make together. That was the case with this farmhouse bed that they pulled together for their guest room just in time for their guests to arrive. PHEW! [...Read More]