April of House by Hoff shares how she turned two black mirrors that were long forgotten in her basement into “pretty white nautical delights.” April refabbed her mirrors by simply spray painting them white and then adding rope around the circumference. I love how April was able to take some old and outdated and turn […Read More]
My husband is the Tic Tac Toe champion in our house, and our kids love trying to beat their game-master dad and learning all his strategies and secrets. If your husband is like mine, a wooden Tic Tac Toe game like this one from Bette at Somerset Lane would make a fun and sentimental gift. If you wanted to get your kiddos in on the creating, you could have them paint the cubes instead of staining them and cut Xs and Os out of vinyl or even use scrapbooking letters.
If your dad or husband is a gadget guy, he would undoubtedly appreciate having one place to charge all his techie toys. Kris from Driven By Décor created a family charging station to get her crew’s electronics under control and end the hunt for missing cords and adapters. Kris made this so easily using a desktop organizer. I actually love this design more than charging stations I’ve seen at retail stores because the compartments keep the wires completely hidden and devices neatly organized.
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!
Lauren from Bless’er House has a wealth of tips and tricks for creating wall art on the cheap. These came in handy when Lauren needed wall décor for her entryway. Combine thrift store frames, a can of spray paint, burlap, and calendar pictures, and you’ve got some frugal artwork that looks high end! And Lauren says the burlap mats are so easy to make they don’t even need a tutorial (but she’s kind enough to share one anyway)!
Kristen from Golden Bonbons had dreams of hanging a large, shabby chic framed chalkboard on her living room wall. Pottery Barn disappointed Kristen by offering only one color option, which was not the French white she had been envisioning. Kristen instead worked with her husband to build two French countryside style chalkboards for way less than Pottery Barn. I love Kristen’s suggestion to give these as gifts with a big bow and fun, personalized message on the front!
When Laura from Inspiration for Moms discovered a tandem bike art print from Pottery Barn, she loved the design, but the color scheme didn’t match her bathroom decor. She decided to create her own using a couple of online graphics and photo editing program. Laura says, “What I got was a tandem masterpiece for 60% less than the price of Pottery Barn, and it matches perfectly!”