Think outside the box. In the dining room, try this creative alternative for a standard hutch or china cabinet. Hang a pair of bookcases horizontally on the wall, then slide a third on the floor below. Display favorite dinnerware and keep serving pieces handy in the cubbies. Install the middle bookcase at counter height so it serves double-duty as a buffet station or bar. LOVE THIS IDEA
DIY: Accent wall out of wood pallets. 1st hang Plywood. Find untreated wooden pallets (2 doz). Cut through nails & disassemble. Sand splinters and dirt. Clean. Sort by width, then condition. Use 1" nails & nail gun. Will need saw for cut arounds. Once done, vacuum and apply atan polyurethane.
LOVE! / DIY wood pallet wall
Audio light bulbs -- speakers that screw in to light sources and can wirelessly transmit sound from docked ipods. Cool!