Poufs offer a great option for extra seating. Not only are they soft and comfy on the tush, but they can easily be set aside when not needed. Always in need of extra chairs for get-togethers, Erika from Retropolitan set out to create her own poufs. When her fabric search came up dry, Erika came […Read More]
My painted stripe curtains have been one of the biggest difference-makers in my living room update, so I can totally share in Melissa’s excitement over these curtains she painted for her craft space. Over at The Happier Homemaker Melissa shares how she beat the big price tag for long, pooling panels with the help of IKEA’s budget-friendly prices and some paint samples. I just love those chunky stripes!
Chance are you have an old sweater in your closet just begging for a second life or a thrift store close by with racks full of sweaters. Jill from Create.Craft.Love shows just how simple it is to transform that old sweater into a cozy and warm pillow perfect for snuggles on the couch by a toasty fire!
Brittany of brittanyMakes provides an easy tutorial for how to sew a velvet trimmed pillow without the hassle of cord or piping. Brittany used a velvet ribbon to create her lush trim. While the softness and warmth of velvet is perfect for the holidays and cold winters, its elegance extends throughout the year!
Dannyelle from Life Is A Party finally tracked down some tree stumps around her city home to transform into end tables like the ones she’d been eyeing. A coat of primer and white paint give the stumps a fresh, modern look and accentuates the distinct textures of the bark. They are truly one-of-a-kind!
Mari of Crab+Fish almost bought these feathery ornaments from West Elm before she realized they couldn’t be that hard to replicate. With a few minutes of time and a Styrofoam ball, ric rac, and feathers, Mari did just that! She says, “ My version isn’t quite as fancy and flouncy and orderly as West Elm’s version…but I like my puffball version better!”
I finally jumped on the bandwagon this summer and stenciled a rug for my patio. I love the graphic impact the design brings to the seating area. Even after all the stenciled rugs I’ve seen around, I was still blown away when I saw the rug created by Lydia from Pudel-Design for the reading nook in her bedroom. Lydia made her own stencil, then traced it onto the entire rug, and hand painted it. I can only imagine the tedium involved in this process, but Lydia’s results are simply astounding!