Posts Tagged ‘home project’

05/11/12

Now that we are living in an apartment again, we have a new set of challenges when it comes to decorating. Our old house was too small, and our new apartment is almost twice the size of our old space, BUT we don’t own this one. So it feels very temporary and it doesn’t feel like we can lay down roots. Do you know what I mean?

Luckily, I am obsessed with DIY projects and have found a bunch of handmade touches that I can whip up in no time to make our new(ish) space feel like home. Here are 16 DIY projects for the indoors and out…

Small Housewares

1. DIY Succulent Wraps from Camille Styles 2. DIY Clay Pots by Claire for Say Yes to Hoboken

3. DIY Wall Clock from Scandinavian Deko 4. Make a Chevron Pillow from Biscuits and Jam

Wall Art

5. Geometric Wall Art (yep this is a diy) from Kate for Design Sponge

6. DIY Book Frame Wall Art from Lauren Elise for Papernstitch

7. Nail and String Wall Art from Jen Loves Kev

8. Wood Pendant DIY from my buddy Chris at ManMade

Furniture

9. Create a custom Storage Ottoman from Katherine for Papernstitch 10. Make an easy cushion Ottoman from Casasugar

11. DIY Dog Crate Coffee Table from HGTV (by Erin of Design for Mankind – found via Dog Milk)

*I know this one doesn’t exactly look fast or easy, but I love it.

12. DIY Tree Stump Table from Martha Stewart

13. Upholster a Chair with DIY Printed Fabric from How About Orange

Lighting + Accessories

14. DIY Cardboard Chandelier from Kayte for Etsy’s Blog

15. Modern DIY Coatrack from Weekday Carnival

The Great Outdoors

16. Chevron Recycled Wood Planter Box from Zelo Photo  17. Color Block Terra Cotta Pots from A Beautiful Mess

18. Outdoor Kitchen DIY (free pdf instructions) from Studio Mama

19. Outdoor Lighting DIY from Lowe’s

What problems are you currently tackling with your home?

Let me know in the comments below.

P.S. If you’re looking for craft project ideas for Mother’s Day, check out this roundup of 25 projects you can finish up last minute (with the kiddos if you have any) to get you through the holiday. One of my projects made the list at #3.

08/26/10

Last week, we had the pleasure of peeking into photographer, Tali Schiffer‘s home, and learned how to easily hang an art wall. And this week, I am excited to be sharing three more wonderful home diy projects from Tali. So, let’s just dive right in…

A cozy woodland-inspired bedroom: Above. This is probably my favorite project from their home makeover. And only took a day to complete. Tali and her man created an accent wall in their bedroom, using a can of paint and some wall decals from Etsy. This is a really affordable alternative to wallpaper, and has similar results in terms of impact. Perfect for a bedroom. Love that dark grey color. Read more about this project here.

Seeing Stripes: Okay, seriously this is so simple to do and adds a lot of personality to the dining area. Tali scored a vintage table that was the ideal size for their small kitchen quarters and had the top refinished . Originally, the top of the table was a wood finish, so the couple had it custom covered with light blue Formica and a white stripe on the top.

But after they actually got the table into the space, they felt it looked a little odd, and they needed a visual cue that would help divide the kitchen and the living-room. So what did they do? Inspired by the stripe on their newly purchased table, they decided to carry that stripe on to the wall and ceiling to bring everything together. What a great idea! Read more about this project here.

Installing a new light fixture: And last but not least, we have a before and after: light fixture edition. The before is that top image. As you can see, the old light fixture was well, lacking a little something. The new replacement has great, simple lines, and although according to Tali it was a bit of pain to install, I think the end result was definitely worth the labor. Read more about this project here.

Thanks again for sharing your home with us Tali! Please visit Tali at the following links:

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