7 Gorgeous DIY Daybeds

  7 Gerogous Daybeds : Gotta love a daybed. It's the perfect place to lounge with a favorite book or mindless magazine...or sneak in a bit of shuteye. Don't have one of your own yet? We've got seven amazing tutorials that show you how to make the perfect daybed! Could this be any cuter? This DIY pallet board daybed tutorial was created by Under the Sycamore for a nursery. LOVE.  Scandinavian Style DIY Daybed by Time of the Aquarius. Simple and sleek. Form = function. Gorgeous. Built-in corner daybed; perfect for a porch or patio. Tutorial by Apprentice Extrovert. [sc:adsense ] Adorable hanging daybed swing tutorial by Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club. Have an extra door or two lying around? Repurpose them into a daybed! Those high sides are perfect for leaning … [Read more...]

How to Build an Entryway Kids Locker

Since school has started and all three of my children are going to be in school.  I knew that I needed a more dedicated area for their school things. I love this idea of them having a cubbie/locker just like at school. Perhaps the familiarity will inspire them to use it as intended. I have a place in each locker for their bag and a jacket to hang up, along with a pair or two of shoes at the bottom. If you need measurements, check out these plans for a kid's locker. Supplies to build these DIY Storage Lockers for your entryway: 2- 1" x 12" x 8' 1- 1" x 12" x 6' 1- 1" x 12" x 4" 2- 1" x 2" x 8' 1- 1" x 3" x 4' 1 sheet of 1/4" plywood, or similar. (mine was thinner, I couldn't find 1/4" plywood.) 2" Screws 2 inch Finishing Nails Circular Saw Drill Wood Glue, I … [Read more...]

12 Awesome Upcycled Pallet DIY Projects

Love upcycling? Me, too! Like the adorable wall art above; it's fun and rewarding to take what could be a throwaway object and morph it into a new, beautiful work of art. But old pallets and box crates can take on many lives...the things people make with them can be downright creative, functional and inspiring. You'd never suspect some of these gorgeous items used to hold huge bags of feed grain off of barn floors. Like what? See below! They look like a million bucks, but they are really incredibly creative re-purposing of wooden boxes and/or pallets. 1.)  DIY Rustic Pallet Coffee Table by the Wonder Forest. 2.)  Rolling Toy Box by Camelot Art Creations.  3.)  Pallet Wood Floating Shelves by Paint Speckled Pawprints. Chill outdoors in style. Pallet style.  1.)  Paracord Laced … [Read more...]

Ultimate Guide to Summer Home Improvement

Summer's here and it's the perfect time for DIY projects! Need some inspiration? You've come to the right place. We've pulled together a few dozen of the coolest summer projects ever. Read on to find amazing ideas to improve your home this season. Spruce up your interiors with these fantastic ideas. Try your hand at this surprisingly simple stenciled wallpaper from The Lovely Cupboard. The project takes very little materials and costs only $15. It does require both precision and patience, but as you can see, the results are totally worth your investment. Create a one of a kind painted glass table top with this tutorial from Kara Paslay Designs. Got blank walls? Leigh Dusek wrote a great guide on how to fill a large blank wall on a budget. And over at style list.com, you can … [Read more...]

Easy Pallet Art

There is a lot of beautiful pallet decor out to be found, especially on Pinterest. After spending way too much time stalking my favorite boards, I decided I wanted to add a beachy distressed piece to the wall in my living room. If you have access to reclaimed wood pallets, you can skip some of the supplies listed and jump right into the priming and painting step of the tutorial. Our home has many shades of blue that gravitate toward navy, turquoise, and aqua. Supplies for diy pallet art: Two 1"x4"x10' 1.25" screws Clamp Drill and bit set. Metal objects to distress the wood. (hammer, chain, etc) Craft paint in your favorite color for stenciling Stencil or I cut out letters that I printed Spray Paint- combination paint and primer is useful in this case, I used … [Read more...]

DIY Entertainment Centers – Build Your Own on a Budget

What could be more fun than gathering around the big screen television and hunkering down with a boatload of movies, favorite snacks and drinks? While those ginormous television consoles that took up half the room are thankfully a thing of the past, thin, lightweight and brilliant big screen televisions continue to be more affordable and mainstream. Whether you are in the market for a newer and bigger TV or are perfectly content with your current model, finding that perfect entertainment center to house that big screen TV, Blu ray and DVD player, electronic components and large collection of movies has never been easier or more affordable.   Why spend your hard-earned money on a ho-hum entertainment center when you can create the perfect custom-made, home theater experience that fits … [Read more...]