I had a super productive 3 day weekend and finished 3 DIY projects. This is the first one I did, and you can make one yourself for about $4. I love these concentric circle spheres that seem to be taking over the world, but I’m saving up for a house and even the $20 ones I’ve found at Home Goods and TJ MAXX were more than I wanted to spend at the moment. Plus, when you’re really overhauling your decor, $20 here and $20 there really adds up, and before you know it you’re spending hundreds a month on “pretty things”. My frugal personality just doesn’t think that makes sense!
I’ve been seeing a ton of blue/teal velvet chairs lately and I really love the look. I picked up a little yellow velvet arm chair at a garage sale for $15 a couple years ago, and I loved it’s old fashioned charm. However, the yellow isn’t really my thing anymore, so I decided to try out upholstery painting.
Home staging is a little different than normal decorating, and with prime home selling season coming up, I wanted to share a few staging tips I’ve picked up from staging for my Realtor mother. Typically when you decorate your own home, you keep your own taste in mind, and might make more bold choices because they appeal to you. When it comes time to sell however, the name of the game is “neutral”. If you want to sell your house more quickly and for more money, keep reading!
So I’ve had this paint chip wreath pinned on my DIY board for ages, and I every time I scrolled past it I kept saying “that’s easy! I should do that!” However, I came across a couple stumbling blocks while making it, so I wanted to share some tips and tricks with you guys should you decide to make one for yourselves.
Here it is! I finished my pallet wood entertainment center a couple weeks ago and it’s taken me this long to try and get good daytime photos of it. This project was a little more difficult than most just because of the amount of power tools that it required. I spent about 6 or 7 hours total on the project, but I kept having to stop and start because I had to work around my work schedule. You could try and do it with hand tools, but it would take a whole lot longer and your results may not be as clean. I’m also not going to post any instructions on how to operate the saws, because I’m not a professional and not qualified to teach people to operate power tools. Only use them if you already know how or have someone there to teach you in person! Don’t go chop your finger off and say “well Megan told me to!”, ok?
Because I’ve been procrastinating about posting my new salvaged wood entertainment center (it’s seriously so hard to capture good light in my dark living room!), here’s a little spray painting trick for you!
This project was partially born out of laziness and partially born out of a long lost love for peeling off dried glue. When I was a kid, we used to entertain ourselves in class by smearing a thin layer of glue on the back of our hands and letting it dry, so that we could peel it off like a layer of sunburned skin (yuck, I know).
There’s nothing like starting a DIY blog to make you look around at all the design pieces you’ve had for years and really question: do I even like this anymore? I have quite a few accessories that no longer mesh with my design aesthetic, and I’m now on a mission to rid myself of all the dark toned brown and tan items flooding my living room in favor of a lighter, brighter, and simpler theme. However, I’m not a wasteful person and I’m going to try to re-use most of what I have through the power of the makeover.