Category Archives: DIY

Love For The Campaign Dresser

I know that love for the Campaign Dresser is nothing new; there is lots of love for this style of dresser and I’m a big fan! Such a simple design with antiqued metal accents, the Campaign Dresser works with almost any style of decor, looks great in every color you can think of and is so easy to DIY. Love the Campaign style!

Love the style in the kitchen!! Photo from Style Me Pretty

Photo from Jess Lively

Photo from Emily Henderson

 Photo from Swoon Worthy

Photo from For Chic Sake
Photo from Oh Joy

Fantastic DIY’s!!!

Last week, we blogged about Sarah M. Dorsey and her fabulous DIY grasscloth + nailhead feature wall. Looking at her fantastic idea got me looking for other incredible DIY creations and there are LOTS!! Get inspired and go DIY!!!!

Fabulous DIY – Grasscloth + Nailhead Feature Wall!!!

I don’t know about you guys but I always get inspired by incredible DIY projects. I am first amazed by what people think of to create or makeover ideas to transform one thing into something completely different. Then, when those people actually follow through and bring their ideas to life….. Mind blowing and super inspiring!!

Sarah M. Dorsey is one of those creative and inspiring DIYers. Sarah combined plywood, grasscloth wallpaper, nailheads and trim to construct a truly fabulous DIY “grasscloth + nailhead feature wall“. Her feature wall adds an extra special something to her bedroom and she didn’t have to destroy the actual wall to achieve this look (the feature wall is easy to take apart and move). I love her idea so much!!!
(all photos from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs and East Coast Creative)

A+ A-Frame House!

A-frame homes don’t usually offer much in the way of interior space and this a-frame is no different but, home owners Karyn Gordon and Brent Penner have done amazing things with their Lake Simcoe house! Their cottage is so comfortable and cozy with little DIY projects throughout. You really can do a lot with small spaces, it just takes imagination and a little elbow grease.
(all photos from House and Home)

Karyn, Brent and friends added the wide ledge/bench to the deck to offer more sitting space outside.

Low ceilings don’t keep this kitchen from having lot of storage space; the cabinets are just all below the counter.

Varying shades of blue give great color to the mostly white living room.

Karyn and Brent made beside tables from wood they found on their property.


Tear Off Wallpaper!!

Have you ever wanted to design your own wallpaper?? The “Tear Off” Wallpaper by ZNAK gets you pretty close to making that dream come true. Each panel of this wallpaper is perforated with squiggly designs that you can peel off to create whatever pattern you like. I love the idea of painting the wall first and then applying the wallpaper!! You’ll see what I mean.
(all photos from design milk)

10 Simple Home Makeover Ideas from House Beautiful!

House Beautiful asked their readers to offer up their best easy home makeover ideas that they have personally put into use in their own homes. You may have already heard of or used some of these ideas and some may be new. Either way, simple DIY ideas for home improvement are ALWAYS worth reading!
(all photos from House Beautiful)

 Kick that cabinet up a notch with color paint, wallpaper or fabric!
This reader used old dictionary pages as Unique Wall Art!
Have oddly places windows? Emi, Ashley and Amanda from Alabama suggest curtaining all the walls and giving you a more blank canvas for placing furniture…. Even hanging art in front of those curtains just the way you would if it were a wall.
This House Beautiful reader in Canada added some Rock ‘N Roll to this room adding some artwork and painting the bed a bright red.
 Barn Doors! These are popping up everywhere. In this case, they have been installed on sliding rails and used as a room divider.
Display your collection. I love that accent table too.
 Include a statement piece. Updated something that you already have or shop around for a new eye catching item.
Decoupage an old piece to give it new life! Gloria from Virginia suggested using old book pages for this makeover.
Throw some Lacquer around! The chalkboard wall is an easy do too.
 I can personally vouch for this makeover idea of just adding new, colorful pillows to your sofa (or bed). I got new Euro pillows for my bed after Christmas and it made me feel like I had a whole new bed and livened it up A LOT!

Map It!!

We use maps to help us get where we need to go. We use them as inspiration for the trips we will take one day. What about using them in your home decor? Throw a big one up on the wall, several small ones in frames or even with pillows. Maps offer a unique look to a room and they are educational too! : ) Check out these ideas.

 Different shapes, size and frame colors! Love!
(photo from Twig Home)

photo from Pinterest
 Distressed Map of Africa by Leftbank Art
(photo from High Fashion Home)
Super cute on dresser drawers!!
Fantastic in a kids play room!
(photo from Pinterest)
Cute idea with hearts and small frames.
(photo from Home Jelly, formerly DiggersList)
By the stairs.
(photo from Bravo TV)
Map Pillows
(photo from Atelier 688 via  Houzz)