Ladder Shelf with Wire Baskets

pb teen inspired ladder shelf

Katie from Addicted to DIY finally crossed off a project that had been on her DIY list for awhile – a ladder bookshelf for her oldest son’s room. While the wire baskets may account for the bulk of the expense with this project, they are also what makes it so stinkin’ awesome! In this case, [...Read More]

Extra Large Wood Bead Chandelier

diy beaded chandelier

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]

Bright and Bold Striped Trunk Makeover

painted stripe trunk

Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs shares at Infarrantly Creative how she gave a beat up trunk she picked up at the thrift store for only $7 a bright and bold makeover with painted stripes. The transformation involved cleaning and priming the trunk and then taping off the stripe pattern and painting away. It’s amazing [...Read More]

Monogram Stripe Hand Towels

monogram hand towel

Brittany from Leopard and Plaid was just about to purchase monogrammed hand towels from West Elm when she all of a sudden realized she could make them herself. Brittany happened to have similar striped hand towels from IKEA and used a freezer paper stencil to add the monogram. This is a great technique if you [...Read More]

Reclaimed Wood and Faucet Knob Coat Rack

faucet knob coat rack

Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow found a unique coat rack online that incorporated colorful garden hose knobs. The negative is that it was no longer available, but it gave Ananda the perfect excuse for a DIY! Ananda added her own spin by creating a pipework design on her reclaimed wood. How fun is this?!? [...Read More]

Easy Bead Board Wallpaper Headboard

diy beadboard headboard

When Tamara of Provident Home Designs was expecting her fourth baby, a great room shuffle had to occur in her house. This involved Tamara’s toddler transitioning to a full-size bed. Try as she might, Tamara’s Craigslist searches for a headboard like her PBK inspiration came up short, and she wasn’t even able to find plans [...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]

Gift Ideas for Dad #7: Leather Valet Tray

diy leather valet tray

Whether it’s a counter, dresser, or table, most men like to have a designated spot to keep their keys, wallet, and phone. Why not add some style to that tried-and-true spot with a DIY leather valet? Dabney, whose husband enjoys working with leather, shares at Apartment Therapy how easy it is to make your own valet with basically just an X-acto knife and rivets. Dad will love the functionality of it, and what says manly like leather?!?

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