Sometimes a simple flip or snip can give your old décor a whole new look. That was the case with this candle holder that Jeanette from Homa Style created by turning a glass dome she already owned upside down. She placed it atop a rope-wrapped vase with a dab of hot glue so it can easily transition back to a dome when Jeanette’s ready to mix it up again.
Judy from Gracious Southern Living wanted to make a few changes in her foyer to create a more accurate reflection of the rest of her home. Loving the contrast of black and white, Judy covered a drum shade she already had with a checked fabric. The shape of the drum shade made this a super simple task, and the addition of trim around the edges really gives it a finished look.
If you had to choose between dishing out almost a grand for an upholstered bench from Horchow or making your own for a mere $50, I think it’s safe to say we’d all head straight for the hardware store. Nan from You Could Make That shows that it doesn’t take an experienced carpenter/upholsterer to make a bench or ottoman from scratch. Nan simply used a piece of plywood and table legs for the base and then got a seamless upholstered finish by adding a pleated skirt and decorative trim. Not only is the end product beautiful but super strong and sturdy!
Melissa from The Happier Homemaker finally jumped on the sunburst mirror bandwagon after seeing an inspiration piece by Ballard Designs made of bone. Melissa had the instant idea to use popsicle sticks and an old clock from her stash to recreate it. I don’t think you could ask for better rays than those popsicle sticks!
Rather than spending $40-60 on an ornament wreath at a store, Virginia of LiveLoveDIY spent $7 making her own from dollar store items. This glitzy beauty ranks as one of Virginia’s favorite projects this year. If you’re thinking you’ve run out time for wreath-making, think again! Virginia whipped up her wreath in just an hour!