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]

Bring the Beach Home with a Seashell Wreath

seashell wreath

The Graphics Fairy Karen shares over at her DIY Blog how she made a wreath that’s perfect for adding some coastal flair to your décor. It’s basically as easy as painting and gluing, as Karen first brushed her grapevine wreath with chalk paint before adding the sand dollars, starfish, and shells. This would be a [...Read More]

5-Foot Picture Display Ledges

pottery barn inspired photo ledges

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]

FREE Summer House Sign

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 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 Giraffe Figurine

paper mache giraffe

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]

DIY Tufted Bench Cushion

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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]

Turn Old Chairs into a French-Style Bench

French-Styled Bench with pillows

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]