Category Archives: diy

Stylish Storage: Silver Painted Baskets

Check out this beautiful entryway from the home of Catherine of The Life Styled:

She uses pretty baskets to stylishly store and keep shoes and dog toys out-of-sight.

They’re actually a fairly easy DIY project with a total cost per basket of less than $35. Learn how to make your own here!

image credits: 1- sarah yates, 2-johnny miller
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Pantry Canister Decals

Stumbled upon this photo of these beautiful glass pantry canisters and found out they were labeled with DIY decals.

Kirstine of the Painted Hive has shared the how-to on her blog and very generously also shared free printables. Check them out here and here!

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DIY Jewelry Bust

Busts are such a great way to creatively store and display necklaces.  I’m absolutely loving this DIY one made out of wood:

Read the instructions on how to do it here.

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An extra bit of color

Love the idea of adding a bit of extra color to gallery walls by using mats in a color other than basic white…

…or white but with a colorful border around the window opening…

or by painting frames a fun color (like yellow or orange!)

image credits: 1- photography by ditte isager via brides, 2- photography by justin bernhaut via brides, 3- mark lund via desire to inspire
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DIY Closet

A creative way to house a wardrobe, this DIY cabana closet was made by repurposing a bakers rack and sewing a custom cover using inexpensive striped fabric.  Looks pretty great don’t you think?

From Samantha and Lindsey’s bright beach cottage.  See the rest of it here.

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Fabric Turned Artwork

A great way to showcase a special fabric and create custom artwork is to stretch the fabric in a gallery-style floating frame. One with a larger scale pattern and intricate details, like this nature inspired one, works beautifully:
Fabric pictured is $25/yd and can be found here.

interior design by Cameron MacNeil, photography by Donna Griffith via House and Home
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Fabric Spice Jar Labels

These decorative spice jar labels, made of fabric stickers, are perfect for a beautifully organized kitchen:
Find out how to make them here.
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Crazy cool DIY project

Would you believe that the upholstery on this fabulous teal chair has been painted? Pretty cool huh? Way to give an old chair new life!
Click on over to Kristy‘s blog to see the before picture and read all about about how she did it.
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Beautifully Organized Space of the Week

This week’s beautifully organized space is from the home of fellow blogger Jen over at Organized Design.
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Jen keeps everything in her Expedit bookcase contained, organized, and looking great by using matching labeled binders, magazine files, and white boxes she customized with gray stripes by using painter’s tape and craft paint.
By the way, check out this fabulous quatrefoil lamp she also customized using paint! Head on over to her blog to read about how she did it.
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A Little Inspiration…

…or shall I say a lot of inspiration?….

Take a look at these beautiful accent walls….


…guess what?!? It’s not wallpaper! Read on…

The living room in the first set of photos is from the home of Jesse of Good Girl Gone Glad. Jesse used a stencil she downloaded from Jones Design Company and painted on the pattern using a small craft paint brush and a high gloss paint one shade lighter than the main wall color.

The master bedroom in the second set of photos was designed by Rethink Design Studio. They created an accent wall in lieu of a headboard by designing a graphic template, repeating the design, printing it on a large scale printer, and tracing the outline with a gold metallic Sharpie marker.

The living room in the third set of photos is from the home of Maria of Layers of Meaning. Maria and her husband created the chevron wall using painter’s tape and three coats of paint (main color was Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray and accent color was Glidden Smooth Stone).

I think these all turned out SO great! The look of wallpaper without the cost or commitment of wallpaper? Yes please!

Have you tried (or would you try) doing something like this in your own home?

p.s. for more inspiration click here, here, here, here, and here!

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