Easy DIY Wood and Concrete Planter

Easy DIY Wood and Concrete Planter

I've been thinking about how to add some curb appeal (sidewalk appeal?) to my little condo.  When you have limited space to work with, it can be a bit of a challenge, but I thought I could at least add a nice planter on each side of my front door.  I looked at Home Depot, and their planters were all at least $20 or more each (the ones I really … [Read more...]

DIY Removable Cedar Shower Floor Mat

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Happy Monday, all!  Remember last week when I said I had a project in mind for the shower in my tiny little bathroom?  Well, it's (almost) finished!  I made a removable cedar shower floor mat. I was inspired by some of these (obviously much higher end and super expensive) wood shower floors.     If you've been around here … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover Day 14: DIY Mosaic Wood Tile Mirror Frame – Finished!

Bathroom makeover day 15 - mosaic mirror above the vanity

I had hoped to have a beautiful picture to show you of my new framed mirror hanging above my bathroom vanity, but unfortunately, I don't. You see, when I'm doing a makeover and sharing it with you in real time, sometimes those "beauty shots" just aren't possible. And when I try my hand at cutting a mirror at 9:30pm, and realize that while I do … [Read more...]

Easy & Inexpensive Use-What-You-Have Centerpiece

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Are you going to be entertaining this month?  Anxious about how your table will look?  I'm here to tell you that table centerpieces don't have to be elaborate or costly to be pretty. When my breakfast room was nearing completion, I knew I didn't want to add yet one more complicated project to my "to do" list, and I certainly didn't want to spend … [Read more...]

DIY: Mini Dimensional Quote Made From Alphabet Pasta

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  I really like all of the dimensional quotes and artwork that I've seen on Pinterest over the last several months.  Do you know the ones I'm talking about?  They're made by writing out the quote (or drawing the design) in glue, and then letting it dry and painting the whole thing.  I've wanted to make one for myself, but right now I just … [Read more...]

DIY: Decorative Pillows With Variegated Yarn Design

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  I decided to start over with the pillows on my banquette.  The other pillows that I made just weren't doing anything for me, and as some of you mentioned, they were just too small.  So this time I went with 24-inch pillows.  I wanted to add a unique design...something with color and texture, but that wasn't too overwhelming or busy.  When … [Read more...]

DIY: Turn Jars Into Snowy Winter Candleholders

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Is it too early for winter projects?  I hope not, because I have a really easy one for you today!  And when I say "really easy", I mean that anyone can do this, and it takes just minutes.  It took me about 20 minutes to gather my supplies and make these two snowy winter candleholders, and it just takes glass jars, painters tape, Mod Podge, and … [Read more...]

DIY: Grouted Iridescent Glass Marble Vase

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I've mentioned several times that I have a hard time throwing out glass jars.  I don't know why, but I always think I can put them to good use, so I hold on to them.  I have a cabinet full of everything from big pickle jars to small salsa jars.  It's  just so easy and convenient to embellish them and use them as vases, candle holders, pencil/pen … [Read more...]

DIY: Easy Three-Fabric Decorative Pillows

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I finally made some pillows for my banquette. I made a total of four pillows last night, but I'm only certain that I like two of them...these little three-fabric pieced pillows. I think they add just enough color and texture to be interesting, without being overpowering next to my chevron table. They were really so easy to make. In fact, they … [Read more...]

DIY: Countertop Basket Storage

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The space that I left open and tiled in my newly finished bookcase-turned-pantry was left open specifically to house our Berkey water filter.  I needed it in a place that didn't take up any of the precious little kitchen countertop space that we have, but that was still easily accessible.  That seemed like the perfect solution. But of course, … [Read more...]