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]
Wood stain, scrap wood from the garage, and a handy husband were all the ingredients Annisa from A Pretty Happy Home needed to make an even better shelf than Pottery Barn’s Holman Ledge. Annisa used her 5-ft long shelves for a special purpose – to display clothing sketches her mom made when she went to [...Read More]
Christy from Confessions of a Serial-Do-It-Yourselfer created a fun sign for summer using materials she already had on hand. Even if you had to buy your materials it only takes a board and bit of paint, and Christy shares her technique for transferring text without a stencil. The title summer house couldn’t be more appropriate [...Read More]
Paper mache animal figures can be found all over the place, including Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware, and World Market. Becca of From Gardeners 2 Bergers has loved them forever but wasn’t sure if she had the talent to make one herself. Becca found the perfect solution in a tutorial for making paper mache clay that can [...Read More]
This morning I shared the French-style bench Jami and her husband made from a pair of dining chairs. As if it weren’t already drool-worthy enough, Jami added a thick, tufted cushion to the top that she sewed herself. Jamie says that all you need to make your own cushion for a bench or chair are [...Read More]
You all know I love a good trash-to-treasure story. Throw in a little outside-the-box-thinking and a knock-off to boot, and I am hooked! Jami from An Oregon Cottage had an old pair of dining chairs that were literally falling apart and had been relegated to the shed. Her husband had the genius idea to turn [...Read More]
Men and sports seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, and what better way for Dad to support his team than with an etched glass? Stephanie from Full of Great Ideas used a vinyl stencil and etching cream to add an NFL logo to plain glasses. These would make great gifts for Father’s Day, and, of course, the idea isn’t limited to football alone. Just create the stencil of your choice and etch away!