Makeover an Outdated Chandelier
This outdated chandelierwas actually in the formal dining room when we moved into this house. I didn’t care for the chandelier in the casual (opposite of formal) dining room, because the globes and bulbs pointed down and I felt like it was too much light right on the table. So we switched the chandeliers and this works much better for us. Our formal dining room is a home office now anyway, because, well because we’re not very formal.
How to Make a Driveway & Sidewalk Deicer DIY
I have been wanting to make a deicer for my sidewalk and driveway and put it to the test. I did some research, came up with a recipe I wanted to try, and put it to the test. Here are the ingredients and results... You can see more of my crazy creations here
How to Landscape DIY Low Maintenance Gardening: Dry Creek Bed
When we finished installing a patio in our backyard, we were left with a lonely patch of grass in the back corner. It didn't really make sense to get out a lawn mower every week to mow such a small area; not to mention how awkward it would be to maneuver it past our patio set! More importantly, not using electricity to cut the grass - or water to keep it green - was the sustainable way to go!Our solution was to install a dry creek bed and rock garden to replace the grass (you'll see how to ...
How to Make Bird Food Stars DIY
With most people home a lot more than usual and lots of stories about there being more wildlife around, what better time to start feeding the birds! Here's a quick and easy tutorial to get you started- it really is worth it to be able to sit and watch all the different kinds of birds visit your garden.
DIY Stepping Stone Walkway On A Budget
We had already purchased molds from Lowe`s that made this pattern. We are using this pattern that will come off the back porch and out to our sitting area with burn pit and adding two hammock chairs. We did not want everything to be matched, so we had to figure what kind of pattern we wanted. My hubby is building A bigger shop, that is why everything is in the yard. In the process of cleaning out the old shed we had A lot of empty ice cream buckets and knew someday we would use them for s
Updating Back and Side Yard
I wasn't really too concerned at first about fixing up our yard since... well, we are in the country after all. But after two puppies and a crazy rainy season in California... I definitely changed my mind. I wanted a grassy area in the back and side of the house so that when the dogs come in from the rain, their muddy paws would have a chance to be wiped off. And our mostly dirt road was really muddy during the rain! So we decided to gravel it up.
Easy Clean DIY Dog Bed – Upcycled Foam Mattress
Hi All, I am embarking on a quest to use up the old pieces from our old foam mattress, my last project was to make a silly frilly cushion for my craft room chair and I have a few other projects in mind as well. But a dog bed seams an obvious choice for a foam project so here we go
How to Build a Simple DIY Canvas Frame From Lattice Wood and Moulding
This post is sponsored by Blue Ridge Tools. As always, all opinions are my own. Canvas art has become an easy and affordable way to display all sorts of pictures. Canvas art with a wood frame can be affordable too! DIY canvas frames are even better. Personally, I love taking family photos and having them made into canvas prints. Since you can do this with any photo, gone are the days of buying your own art (for the most part at least). That being said, there is something about a framed picture
Extra Cabinet Storage
Creating extra storage in my house is a MUST! With three kids, two dogs and two adults, our house is always jam-packed with "stuff" and there is nothing I love more than an organized home. This simple DIY is extremely budget-friendly and easy to install. You can use it for so many things too!We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
Updating Exterior Lights
One of the easiest ways to perk up the exterior of your home is to freshen up your exterior light fixtures. The sun and weather can fade or oxidize your lights. And often, I love a shape of a light, but don't like the finish (it's too dated, the wrong color, etc.). This is an simple project that gets big results. This project involves the light fixtures to our sweet guest cottage. The intense sun has faded and oxidized the oil rubbed bronze fixture.Faded and oxidized lantern by the front door
Her simple $60 update made this blah staircase so beautiful
At our cabin in the mountains, the staircase treads are sturdy redwood. However, the landing at the 90 degree turn was covered in a low quality wood. This section of the staircase always felt like it didn't belong with the rustic cabin feel. Every time I went up and down the staircase, this bothered me. I once had a contractor that said, if you can't fix something, highlight it. And that's exactly what I chose to do! To see more of our cabin, click here.
Growth Chart With Vintage Marquee Numbers
Looking for a creative project you can make with those amazing vintage marquee numbers? This is the project for you. You can make this in about an hour with simple supplies and it's a great way to upcycle something vintage into something pretty and useful.What a fun idea to display on your wall.Want to make one for your home?Here are the step-by-step instructions.Assemble your marquee numbers
Build an Easy DIY Square Farmhouse Coffee Table Yourself
I needed a coffee table for my living room and nothing I saw in stores was quite what I was looking for. As such, I decided to make one myself! I didn’t need it to be anything beyond a coffee table, so I didn’t add any storage features, and in doing so kept it simple and classic. This DIY square farmhouse coffee table tutorial is a great place to start if you’ve never built furniture before.