257 posts tagged home diys
Midcentury modern is my favourite style of furniture. It fits in perfectly with my little house, and it looks great to boot. I like the idea of making my own as I find that side tables are usually too short for my sofas - I have very high arms, which makes grabbing for coffee a risky action! I think this would look fab with ‘dipped’ legs - maybe white or hot pink?!
You might think this is a little strange but I am totally in love with these paper mache cacti! There’s something a bit quirky and fun about them. And paper mache is super fun to do - it’s messy, creative and completely customisable. So if you want the look of a cactus without the pain of thorns, then click through for the project!
Does anyone else love collecting vintage china? I have picked up this dangerous habit from my mother, who has an amazing collection of chintz Winton & other pieces she has collected. She also has a knack of finding gorgeous embroidered tablecloths. I might have knicked a couple of them! Though I have some plates that I adore and would not alter in any way, there are a few that could do with a bit of an update. I love these pieces inspired by Melody Rose. They’re still vintage and pretty but with a bit of a modern edge. Keep in mind that most waterslide paper is not to be washed or eaten off of (though there are some types of paper that you bake in the oven that you can then eat off of and wash, but check before you do!). Check out Free Pretty Things For You for free vintage pics to decorate your china!
There’s something cosy and comforting about a hammock. But a lot of us don’t have the space for them - which makes one inside the perfect solution! It’s the perfect place to sit and read a book or just chill out and watch the world go by. Just make sure you know how to hang it (or get someone who does to hang it for you)
I love all of Lia Griffith’s paper crafts - that woman is a paper genius! You can make the selection of paper succulents into this pretty wreath, or try any of the other projects here.(I also like the succulents in the wooden box!)
I know I post a lot of wall hangings but I think they’re a great temporary way of adding colour and texture to your wall. This one is a perfect example of both! It looks difficult but if you can cut out circles you can make this, I promise. Wouldn’t this be great for a wedding too? Maybe on a larger scale as a backdrop - gorgeous!
Ooh la la! Does your couch or bed need a bit of a girly touch? How about a little French style with this incredibly sweet Madam Cushion? All you need is a plain pillow, a steady hand and some sparkly sequins. Tres chic!
I was so excited about this project - I love the chalk paint look and I love mason jars, so perfect match! But before I share DIYs I always like to look in to the cost of the materials involved. I don’t see the point in DIYins something if it’s going to cost you much, much more than buying it already made. Hoo boy, chalk paint is expensive! I was shocked. But I still love the look so I did some research on chalk paint recipes, and found this great piece by Salvaged Inspirations. Now I’m going to purchase myself some calcium carbonate and make up my own chalk paint to make some of these pretty jars (and I have a couple of chairs I’m thinking of painting too!). These jars are not only pretty, but think of all the uses you can use them for - not just decoration on their own, but perfect for holding a posy of flowers, giving as gifts or storing your pens and pencils in!
Back in the day, the only way you could decorate the walls of your rented space was with blu tac and posters. If you were lucky, your landlord might let you put a couple of hooks in the walls for framed prints. These days, there are so many options to decorate your space with temporarily that the possibilities are endless! 3M removable hooks, vinyl wall stickers, removable wall paper and yes - washi tape! With a bit of creativity you can create amazing patterns on your walls that you can pull down when you’re bored (or moving) and try again. Click through for Brit + Co’s DiY and get inspired!
Though I was/am born and bred in SA, Australia, I have traveled more in the US of A than Australia! The only time I’ve been to Sydney or Melbourne is to visit their airports. But in America… I’ve lived in upstate New York, and just outside of Philadelphia. I’ve been to Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC,..and a few more I can’t remember right now! As soon as I saw this map i knew I would make it straight away - what a gorgeous way to remember all those places you’ve been! Of course, if you haven’t been to America, you can always draw a map of your country (or even the world if you’re a well heeled traveller!) Cheryl has some alternative banners too. Go download yours and get to tracking your travels!
I love these curtains. They are so fresh, colourful and upbeat - and work so beautifully with that bronze table (want!). I’ve been looking for new curtains in my lounge room - my very faded pink damask pair that I made from some upholstery fabric are on their last legs. What’s great about this tutorial is that you can make your ‘watercolour’ with any colours you want - pick out a few colours in your decor and get to swirling!
There’s nothing I like more than browsing $2 shops. My favourite things are the ‘cheap’ versions of crafty items like washi tape, cabochons, etc. On a trip to find motor oil I came across bundles of rope for $2 (bargain) and purchased a few bundles - and then came across this project! Serendipitous! I’ve been looking for some cool coasters for my coffee table but haven’t been able to find anything I loved, but these are perfect. I plan on making these with yellow neon string to match my pillows - if you’re going to make them, you could even make larger versions for placemats!
One of the things I love about my house is the fireplace in the lounge room. Though I don’t use it for it’s intended purpose (mainly because a) I hate cleaning fireplaces and b) I hate chopping wood) it’s a nice feature. Well, it is now I’ve painted the ugly orange bricks white! But it feels a bit empty without anything in it, and in Winter it brings a horrible cold wind. Stacking wood in there is one option but it also brings bugs and dust. I am absolutely in love with this ‘faux stacked log’ design - and it’s so easy to make! It will block out those cold winds and add a special touch to my favourite part of the room.
Aren’t these gorgeous?! And seriously, the process is so easy to follow, you’re going to have a stack of these bowls in no time. What to do with all your bowls? Keep them on your bedside table or near your front door for your keys/jewels/watch. Put it in your bathroom with some pretty soaps in it or just use them as decoration anywhere in your house. Plus this would make a really lovely gift - you should be able to get a few bowls from a packet of clay, meaning you’ve got a cheap gift that looks a million bucks!
It shocks me how expensive throw pillows can be, even without the insert! Especially when it’s so easy to create the same look with a few different supplies. I really love the third pillow and it’s painterly black spots (also those fans on the wall!). Click through for all the instructions to make all 3.