273 posts tagged home diys
This might be one of my favourite craft projects of the year! It’s such a sweet and crafty way to share memories and really gives photos of those you love an extra dimension. And because the photos are in black and white it gives them a cohesive look, which can be hard with some pics when you might not have the world’s best photography skills! This would make a really beautiful gift, and would be a great way to add photos to a baby’s room without the worry of glass photo frames.
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but they’re also expensive and make me fearful to wear in case I ever lost them! But diamonds are quite pretty, and give my symmetrical loving soul some happiness! Where to use these pretty pendants? Above your dining table in a bunch (with some matching geo placemats and a bunch of white flowers), dangling in a row down a hall, or (because they’re so simple to make) you could make a bunch for a wedding or party.
Whilst living in America I got into the habit of saying y’all, though it is decidedly un-Australian, but I love saying it. And I love this custom doormat with its bright orange greeting! You can make yours with any text you want though - maybe you’ll go Australian with a ‘G’day Mate!’ or German with ‘Guten Tag!’ or maybe you’ll go anti-social with ‘Go Away!’.
I love my tablet case but it’s slowly falling apart from wear and tear. Also It’s so heavy - you don’t realise until you have been holding it for a while! I like that you can make this tablet case from leather or felt depending on your tastes. Also I’m a sucker for anything wit
I really need to make some of these. My current way of holding back my curtains is by tucking them behind chairs and shoving them in place. Clearly I am falling behind on my curtain game. Plus: tassels. Practical and decorative - my favourite two things in homewares!
Though i write a blog talking about tons of amazing DIY projects, whenever I end up at the craft store I find myself walking the aisles looking at all the stuff with no idea what to do. I often find myself looking at the raw wood products thinking about what I could do with them. Blank. But next time I’m in store I’m going to pick up a box so I can make myself one of these boxes - I love the agate handle and the ‘lacquer’ finish - I just need to write myself a note so I don’t forget next time I’m out!
Is it just me, or are curtains ridiculously expensive?! Just like rugs. Or maybe it’s just the curtains/rugs that I like that are expensive (see other posts re: my tastes and what I can actually afford!). I read a LOT of other blogs and remember seeing a pair like this that I totally loved They have a 101 Dalmations, chic quirkiness to them. Plus, black and white goes with so much. Pick up a pair of the cheapest curtains you can find and get to spotting - if you’re not keen on black and white, try some other trending combos like black and bronze or neon and white (or pick out colours from your room and go with those!)
I have a strange requirement when it comes to my bedside table - it needs to support a cat. So even though I love all those pretty, spindly, mirrored tables, they just aren’t practical. I saw a gorgeous campaign style chest of drawers in the new Homes+ magazine in a bright green - this pink is a bit more my style though! Even better, this is made using the super cheap Rast bedside table from IKEA. It looks lovely, it’s cheap to make and Sophie can jump on it all she wants!
Standing in the hardware store the other day, I found a stand of balsa wood. I told my dad that I wanted some. Why?, he asked. I don’t know, I replied, I just like balsa wood. And who knows when I would find the perfect project for it? And then look - here is not only the perfect thing I’ve been looking for for my mantle piece, but it’s made from balsa wood! See, I’m not crazy (though I may be a hoarder). If you’ve never used balsa wood before, you will love it. It’s so soft that you can cut it with a craft knife, it’s light weight and if need be, you can make a model airplane out of it.
I love this candle holder and the fact that IBC has shown them in two colour ways - black and gold and white and black. Black and gold is a big colour combo right now - you’ll be seeing it more and more in the stores. But there’s something classic and black and white. This would be great for a centrepiece for your table - like a modern candelabra!
This DIY isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s so amazing I just had to share it! The lampshade is made with a kit, but you could update an old shade with the veneer which I think looks very modern (and I’m pretty sure I could make the shades without help!)
If you love Pinterest, then try the real life version with this huge pinboard! What an amazing feature for your office/bedroom. Use it to pin up your bills, notes, etc. or add photos and art that inspires you. I’m loving that monogram and stud feature too!
I’ve finally gotten round to decorating my bedroom after putting my wallpaper up last year! I really want a bench for the end of my bed but all the ones I like are, of course, insanely expensive! I love the hairpin legs on this bench and the fact that it’s so easy to make. You will need a few power tools if you want to make this (well, it will make it a lot easier and quicker if you do!) like a power saw and power sander. If you don’t need a bench, you could make it wider and use it as a coffee table too.
If I could choose any store from America to come to Australia, it would be Anthropologie Not the clothes mind you, but the homewares! I can’t tell you how hard it is for me to find A) Pretty tablecloths for my round dining table and B) Pretty table runners. Please note, this may be something to do with living in Adelaide! I don’t think I’m going to attempt tablecloths but when I saw this table runner I thought: I can sew a straight line, and I love pom poms - sold! Do you know what I thought this might be nice for as well? A throw for the end of your bed for a bit of colour and fun. Though to be honest, I would pom pom my whole house if I could. Now if someone can send me some round Anthropologie tablecloths I would be very appreciative xxoo
2014 will be for me the year of the hanging planter! I bought myself some rope and tried one of the DIY’s I’ve featured before. It……did not end well. RIP plant. Note to self, make sure your knots are even! But I still like the look of hanging planters and I think this one would be more stable. Plus I am all about bronze right now so this is right up my alley. Perfect with modern interiors, and you can hang it inside or outside. This time I might give it a test before I hang it first though…