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Here’s an interesting way to makeover a wall - stamping! Whether you make your own stamp or buy one, what a fun way to get the wallpaper look without the cost.
Have you packed up all your Christmas decorations yet? If not, save that strand of Christmas lights so you can make this headboard! This is my kind of DIY - mainly because you get to use a drill! Then you just have to pop the lights in and plug it in! One of the best things about this DIY is that A Beautiful Mess actually went and checked with the local Fire Station on the safety of this project so you don’t have to freak out about this accidentally burning down your house (it’s safe as long as you don’t leave it unnatended or sleep with it on!)
Sometimes I feel like I have two different sides to me when it comes to style. One side loves pastels, chintz, vintage furniture, florals and gold. The other side of me loves anything geometric, grey & muted, sleek danish design and bronze. Fortunately these two styles are veryeasy to combine! So when I saw this DIY I thought - OK I adore the geo pattern, but it needs more… pastels. So I’m thinking I tape up the design and fill it in with greys and pastels. Best of both worlds! Of course, if you’re looking for something less permanent (or you’re not allowed to paint walls) you could easily achieve this look with painters tape or even better - try coloured washi tape.
Not only do I love this room, I’m a little bit obsessed with this amazing pink chalkboard door! What a fun addition to a kitchen, and an incredibly fun colour. If you can’t find coloured chalkboard paint, you can actually make coloured chalkboard paint yourself. Check back through the S+T archive for the tutorial!
I’ve been looking for new bedside tables for a while and though I fell in love with the Isala side tables from IKEA I can’t really justify spending $500 on them! But these tables are still amazing and much cheaper too! All you need is a Lack side table, some wood filler and some corbels (you can find these in your hardware store - and you can usually get them in a few different designs), wait for it to dry and spray paint it in your desired colour.
If you like the ‘cross stitch art’ that is everywhere on Pintrest but you’re not allowed to paint on your walls (or you’re a commitment-phobe!) this is the perfect way to get the look. Using washi tape, Becoming Gezellig made this pretty little bird. You can buy packs of washi tape from etsy, then use a cross stitch picture as a guide - etsy is full of gorgeous patterns!
If you’re looking for a way to update your bookshelves or shelves, this is a perfect way to make them over - not to mention cheaper than buying new ones! I love the colour combination too - brown, blue, white and gold. If you don’t want to makeover something you already have, you can always buy some super cheap ones from IKEA.
I’ll be the first to admit… I was getting a bit sick of wall stickers. They were everywhereand many were… less than pleasing to the eye. But tonight I happened across Blik, a site I’d known of but forgotten about. And they’ve completely changed my mind! Blik was one of the first wall sticker companies and they have gone from strength to strength. Not only do they still have their amazing wall tiles (easier than wallpaper!) but they have art pieces from tshirt site Threadless, designs by artists, amazing kids stickers and even floor and desk pieces! Now I’m off to try and narrow down my list - Christmas is coming!
Well here is the ultimate wall - ombre! I imagine that this wouldn’t be super easy to accomplish but the end effect is amazing and totally worth it!
Picnic Blanket | Design Love Fest
I love picnics. I love all the little nibbles, the drinks and the tippy cricket! But I never have a good blanket - it’s always a wool rug that ends up covered in grass, prickles and soda. This ombre style blanket is made using a drop cloth with a plastic backing meaning easy clean up. I’m going to make one in preparation for Summer and Moonlight Theatre in the park!
Storage Bed | This Old House
OK, so this is a real full on building project but if you’re looking for a Summer project this would be perfect! Or if you can convince your favourite builder to make it for you that would be perfect too! These beds are perfect for small houses with no storage, though who couldn’t do without more storage space anyway?
Urban Outfitters Inspired Night Stands | Craft Habit
I’ve recently decided that now I’ve decorated the rest of my house that it was time to decorate my bedroom. I got myself some gorgeous vintage style lemon coloured lamps and some matching zig zig pillows but I’ve still got my old bedside tables back from when I was 10! A makeover is just what they need. I love this makeover - especially the rattan in the door. If you don’t have cupboards already you can usually pick up ones like this at second hand stores. Try hardware stores or ebay rattan.
Easy DIY Flower Arrangements | Ellinee
Though I can’t afford to get gorgeous, florist arranged flowers delivered to my house every week (sigh. One day…) I occasionally like to buy myself a bunch from the supermarket. But supermarket flowers look so… supermarkety. If that’s not already a word then I claim it. Anyway, I usually try to be a florist and arrange them but they always end up flopping over. This is a fantastic way to arrange your flowers using tape in a criss-cross pattern. This helps them to not only look amazing but to keep them from wilting over the side of the vase, encouraging wily cats to bat at them!
Vintage Doily Basket | Country Living
This is a super easy craft - all you need is starch and a doily! I have seen these made using glue and water - good if you want the bowl to be a bit more sturdier and permanent. With the starch though you can just soak it in hot water and voila, you have your doily back!
Mail Basket | Design*Sponge
I am terrible when it comes to mail - I open it, put it down… then can’t find it. I try putting it all in one place but that never lasts! What I need is this smart looking mail basket right next to my front door to pop it in when I get it. I love the combination of wood and leather. Of course if you don’t want to use leather, a strong fabric strap or ribbon would work just as well (just make sure it’s strong enough to support the weight!)