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!

Posted in diy, DIY organizers, kitchen organization | 5 Comments

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.

Posted in diy, DIY organizers, jewelry organization | 3 Comments

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
Posted in artwork, color inspiration, diy, interior decor, wall art | 3 Comments

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.

Posted in closet organization, closets, clothes closet, diy, DIY organizers | 4 Comments

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:
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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:
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Find out how to make them here.
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Painted Chevron Floor

Came across this image a couple of weeks ago and still have it in my head. I think you’ll see why:
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Isn’t that chevron painted floor beautiful?? It was designed by Merrilee McGehee. See more of her work here.

image credit: merrilee mcgehee designs via katie maennle

Posted in decor, dining rooms, diy, kitchens | 10 Comments

Wallpapered Bathroom Cabinet

As one who loves attention to detaill, little projects like this one featured in Instyle make me smile. Doesn’t it look so pretty? Such a great idea for using leftover pieces of wallpaper too!
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P.S. I previously posted about another Instyle Pretty Project -check it out 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!
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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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