Spray painted baskets
DIY hanging pressed flower lanterns - Step-by-step tutorial. The perfect budget-friendly outdoor lighting for weddings or chic summer garden parties. You can create these lanterns with wildflowers, curbside flowers or even various types of fallen leaves. Don’t let the fact that you don’t own a flower press put you off either, my DIY version below will work just as well. This is just a portion of the original post - to read the more detailed tutorial please visit the blog through the link at ...
I found a little table at auction that was the perfect size for an additional landing pad for our parakeets’ cage. I’ve been having trouble finger training our birds, so I like to bring them to whatever room I’m in so they won't be insanely bored and will hopefully learn to trust me!So back to the vintage table: It was pretty dark and drab. And the stain had seen better days.
I have a closet full of empty paint cans that I don’t know what to do with – you know the ones that have a tiny bit of paint left that you think you should keep just in case, but then you keep them too long and the paint goes all hard with a film on top and you aren’t realistically going to use it anyway? – ya tons of them. Instead of just disposing of them, I plan on experimenting with a few upcycling ideas. The first is to make a couple of paint can planters for my outside patio.
I absolutely love Anthropologie’s home goods, especially their vases. What I don’t particularly love are their prices. Yikes! Not to worry, it’s easy to recreate some of their stunning vases with vases you may already have lying around at home and some spray paint. If you don’t have the right vase for this project you can easily pick one up at your local dollar store, thrift store, or even at a garage sale. One of the larger vases is still at least $40 even when it’s on sale at Anthropologie,
Recently I got my hands on a piece of furniture that was headed for the dump. It was in pretty bad shape, dirty, beat up, and certainly not pretty to look at. Not only did I want to make over this piece into something lovely for my home, I also wanted to add some fun texture. The technique I’m going to show you today is a quick and easy way to add texture to a piece of furniture, without having to work too hard. This technique can be applied to basically any piece of wooden furniture, but I’ll
I always like to add a little something extra to my front door, not just a wreath or swag on the door, but something above or next to the door. These little decorative corners are SO easy and quick to make! I used dollar store blooms, so they didn't cost much either! You can see more of my projects here
....waiting 4 weeks or more for your flowers to be pressed, can be a bit discouraging...with this method it'll only take minutes, and it has the benefit of preserving the hues and colours of the flowers much better than traditional flower pressing...check out my latest DIY tutorial: how to do flower pressing using a microwave oven...
I sometimes collect baskets to put pots in my garden. Unfortunately they do not last but one season because wicker rots out in the weather. I do not know why I did not do this sooner but here is my solution for any of those $1 wicker baskets you find at garage/yard sales- Dip them in hypertufa (or concrete) and turn them into garden planters and baskets. There are steps to follow and you need to find baskets that will soak up water to make this work. I did 3 baskets and now I am going to hunt
How to make a dragonfly from discarded materials. This particular one is made from an old rusted out sign, chair leg and old keys. I used a plasma cutter to cut out wings from old rusted sign. I then primered and painted chair leg. The next thing you do is lay out the wings and drill holes in the metal wings and leg. You will use two 1 inch wood screws per wing. I wanted to do something different for the eyes so I went with old keys and the antennas come from an wire decor item that used to ...
Let there be light, well the flameless candle outdoor lantern type light anyways. If you took a peek at our patio makeover design board you know I have been swooning over these wooden outdoor lanterns from Target! They are beautiful but I wanted two & couldn't spend $80 on them. So I decided to try & DIY them! Is it crazy that these two lanterns only cost me $3 in wood to make?! That is a huge savings I can now put towards a new fancy outdoor rug 😉 The best part is that I was able to adjust th
If your anything like me you love the look of topiary trees, but not the high price tag they come with. Here is an easy way to make your own DIY topiary tree with just a few supplies. DIY topiaries are the perfect home decor accent for any room in your home. Once you have mastered this DIY, you will want to make more of these beauties for your home. Check out the full blog article with videos here!Create Your Own Unique Look
Hi, I'm Jen, and I'm back again with another mesh wreath tutorial! This time, I'm going to focus on the poof (or pouf) technique in deco mesh wreath making. This was the first type I tried when I started making wreaths, and I'm going to tell you, I struggled with it! It took me quite a while to figure out how to achieve the look I wanted. Whether you're new to wreath making, or have been doing it for a while, I hope my tutorial will be informative! Love this project? You can buy your own by ...
Here is a quickie little project that will give your patio or interiors a splash of modern cool. I love that this is repurposing something that tends to be in abundance by the end of summer: tomato cages. Whether you have old rusty cages, or brightly colored powder coated ones like these, the result is a collection of stands that gives you versatility of height and some sick lines! Original Blog PostPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
Who doesn't love a Muskoka chair? To me these just scream summer and lazy days at the cottage or lake. We had the original hundred pound wooden ones, they were great but extremely heavy. Once they finally fell apart we opted for the new light weight plastic ones. Unfortunately they don't last long. I had a pair and for the past two summers had to replace one because it cracked. I refused to buy another one this year so this lonely one sat in my backyard. The color was driving me nuts as it was