For the Home
Great topiary tutorial using newspaper. found @lessthanperfectlifeofbliss
DIY Mercury Glass Finish Easily give a plain glass vase the lustrous look of mercury glass. Simply spritz the inside of a glass vase with water -- some of the water will bead, and some will run down inside the vase. While the vase's interior is still wet, spray it with a coat of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. Let dry before spraying another coat. The finished texture is a "mirror" image of mercury glass and will add sparkle to any table setting
Faux Mercury Glass
Paper and Plaques
Squared Off - Gather paint chips in your desired color palette, and use a square punch to make the colors a uniform shape and size. Lay the squares facedown on a piece of cardboard one section at a time, and coat them with spray adhesive. Begin applying the paint chips to the top center section of the lampshade, and work your way down and around, being mindful of color placement.
Squared Off DYI Lampshade w/paint sample strips
DIY fabric rug tutorial
Turquoise Front Door. Casement around the door is the same color.
Cutest nursery ever! tiffany blue. white. gray.
Secrets to Living Room Arrangements
DIY Bed Frame
Repurposed Add a dash of vintage character to your kitchen with antique silverware. Here, an old fork propped in a bud vase keeps frequently used recipes within reach. The charming display blends with this cozy cottage kitchen and makes use of worn-out silverware that might otherwise take up needed drawer and cabinet space.
Artful and Eclectic..Cotton bags have held staples such as sugar and flour since the 1800s and are now common flea market finds. Rework these patterned favorites into colorful artwork for your home. These bags, which were printed between the 1920s and 1950s, feature whimsical prints and cheerful colors to wake up any space. To get the look, simply roll the sacks and tuck them into shadow boxes hung on the wall. Feel free to switch them out as the seasons -- or your tastes -- change.
Artful and Eclectic
Multipurpose Shelving Instead of placing them equidistant and evenly stacked, this homeowner chose lengths of unequal shelving placed at varying spots, one serving as a tabletop surface. To set off a wall space with dedicated use, consider using paint in a bright color - here, a chalkboard surface adds a bit of whimsy.
Getting Started. Basic upholstery tips for re-covering a chair.