Nike from Choose to Thrive had been crushing on a lantern with a quatrefoil design. Like the rest of us, there isn’t much from Ballard that falls into an affordable price range for Nike, so she set off to make her own. Wondering how she made it? From a cardboard cereal box! Yes, seriously! She [...Read More]
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]
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!
Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body turned quilting hoops into a beautifully-shaped wood pendant light for her family. Tasha made just a couple of changes from her West Elm inspiration, including a darker stain color and socket adapter to allow for more light. That’s what you gotta love about DIY – you get exactly what you want for way less, in this case $150 less!
Amanda from The Contractor Chronicles whipped this beautiful twin bed up for her son while her husband was away on a trip. It’s Amanda first build by herself and gave her some much needed confidence to pick up the power tools more often. Amanda followed plans from Ana White, making just a few changes along the way since she doesn’t have a Kreg Jig. I’d say this is pretty awesome for a first time build!
Do you like the idea of creating Pottery Barn-inspired Easter décor in only five minutes? Angie of The Country Chic Cottage shows how it’s done at Darice. Angie simply applied self-adhesive stencils to ceramic eggs and colored in the design with a paint pen. The intricate details look so fancy and elegant but are super easy to create. I won’t tell if you won’t!
Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest was floored when she saw the price of a bunny pillow that her daughter wanted to get for Easter – $75! Nicole says, “I knew I could make this pillow on the cheap, and boy was I right. This pillow cost me a whopping $0.” I love Nicole’s resourcefulness in using the fabric from an old shirt and dress for her pillow. It cost her nothing and repurposed some items from her stash.