DIY Dresser Makeovers with Impact

We all know that a little sanding and a good paint job can transform those thrift store and yard sale dressers, and make them respectable. But we wanted to find you some projects that take it a little farther, from "fine" to "wow!". And they are out there... we know, because we went searching for some DIY dresser makeovers with impact... those projects that are just a little bit different, or done … [Read more...]

Accent Ceilings are the New Accent Walls!

Painting ceilings is not a new idea, we all know every paint company has a "Ceiling White" color selection... But really? Why does the ceiling have to be so boring? Make the fifth "wall" in your room pop, and bring some real style to your space. These accent ceiling ideas and tutorials will make your home stand out with a high end look. Our featured project below, is from Karah at 'The Space … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Repurpose Old Soda Crates

We all love vintage soda crates! Ok, well most of us. I mean, what a cool reminder of a simpler time, filled with simple fun... like an ice cold soda with friends. Remember when that was a cool thing? Ah, for the good ol' days... They are still around, although admittedly, harder to find. We have good luck finding them in our small., local antique shops, occasionally for around $10. A lot of … [Read more...]

Creative DIY Magazine Racks

We are always looking for ways to add storage, organize our homes and reduce clutter. Let's face it, piles of magazines are a top offender of clutter collecting in our homes! Rather than just pile them on the coffee table, how about make one of these creative DIY magazine racks to keep them stowed away neatly, yet easily accessible for that quick read. As a bonus, many of them have style quotient … [Read more...]

15 DIY Entryway Bench Projects

An entryway bench is a really great option when you have a small (or no!) entryway, as is common in most smaller homes. It gives you a space to sit and put on your shoes, or the little ones shoes, and also to set items when coming into the house. It can be pressed into service as temporary seating at the dining table when entertaining, or even used as a sofa or side table in a pinch. Its the … [Read more...]

DIY Driftwood Decor: Ideas and Projects

It doesn't matter if you love beachy themes or coastal decor...who doesn't love driftwood? Steve and I were just talking the other day about how it's not as easy to get as the "old days"... but what is? :) You can buy it at craft stores and I just scored a really cool piece at Goodwill for less than $6! And you can still collect it in many areas, just be sure to check your local and state … [Read more...]

DIY Home Decor: French Flair

French style decorating has been popular for years, and like other country styles, it is a time tested theme. Updated french style is clean, vintage, and has a fantastic mix of comfortable and high style. Did I mention, it's romantic decorating at it's best?  A little Paris, anyone? Enough going on, we all know we love a good burlap DIY project as much as we love a good croissant. DIY home decor, … [Read more...]

Redecorating by Repurposing

Repurposing is the new buzz word in the design field, and has crossed all genres. Why? Because we live in a world where we want to do better for our planet, our homes and our pocketbooks...and where we also value creativity over things you can buy. I like that in this world. So redecorating by repurposing isn't a new concept, but it's one that is getting a lot of attention. So whether you just … [Read more...]

10 Creative DIY Nightstand Projects

We all know that the bed is the focal point in bedroom decorating, but nightstands set the bed off! In other words, aside from the fact that they hold your lamps, and last nights novel... they are pretty important from a design standpoint as well... So to get right to it, we have found you some of the most creative DIY nightstand projects out there, and brought them all to you in this post... We … [Read more...]

Re-Purposed Bathroom Storage Solutions!

Storage is at a premium in any small home, but it does double duty when it looks great, and triple duty when it is re-purposed! Who wants boring plastic bins when you can create unique bathroom storage with charm. Here are some great ideas for any of you yearning for places to put things in the bath. Use a pallet as a towel rack (featured photo above), topped with wood crates for extra storage as … [Read more...]

Sharing Space? DIY Room Dividers

Living in a small home is difficult for so many reasons. Storage woes, space for projects and people, and simple logistics. But not feeling like you have any privacy or separation of space can make it darn near claustrophobic! Using room dividers to make each space feel separate is a great tool in small home decorating. Here are our top picks for DIY room divider ideas for your small space … [Read more...]

DIY Dining Table Projects

One of the most expensive decorative items we buy for our home is furniture. And the sad fact is, even in expensive shops it can be hard to find anything with any measure of personality at all. Creating your own furniture just requires a DIY spirit and a little bit of hard work. (And occasionally, a power tool or two!) And a good place to start is a DIY dining table project! After all, all a table … [Read more...]

DIY Bathroom Towel Storage: 7 Creative Ideas

We love this ladder towel rack from Funky Junk Interiors, in our featured photo above! Small bathrooms all have one thing in common...they all need more storage. Chances are, any cabinet space you do have could be better utilized storing personal items. There are creative ways to store your bathroom towels that are stylish, affordable and convenient in a small bath. Here are seven easy DIY … [Read more...]

How to Make a DIY Kitchen Island

Small kitchens are all in need of two things: more storage, and more prep space. A kitchen island gives you both, and you can make a DIY kitchen island from re-purposed and up-cycled elements, without spending a lot of cash. Here are the basic instructions, and some inspiration for customizing your kitchen island. Basic Tutorial A kitchen island is nothing more than another sturdy kitchen … [Read more...]

Small Space Storage on a Budget: Collections

One of the biggest problems for people when "small space decorating" is storage. Even for collectors it can easily become a problem, no matter what size space they are working with. I try to do two things with collections: 1. Use them in "new" ways to create storage 2. Store them in new ways to be able to use them as decorative accents AND for their original use. Here are some things I … [Read more...]

Creative Repurposed Storage Ideas

Let's face it. We are all looking for creative storage solutions in every room in our home! Storage doesn't need to be boring or expensive. Here are nine great ways to upcycle terrific finds into one of a kind home storage. And did we mention? Upcycling is a great way to keep great stuff out of the landfills, helping the earth as well as your home! Old dresser drawers can be hung on the wall … [Read more...]

5 DIY Mirror Projects: Reflect a Larger Space!

Many of us know the common decorating advice that using mirrors in our homes helps create the look of a larger, brighter room. However, there are a lot of ways to add true style with DIY mirror projects that look anything but common! Here are five of our favorite DIY mirror projects complete with instructions to get you started. Mosaic Tile Mirror This tutorial from Centsational Girl on a … [Read more...]

How to Make a Pot Rack: 7 Easy Ideas

Let’s face it, we all need more room in our kitchens! One of the easiest ways to free up cabinet space is by hanging a pot rack from the ceiling to store all your bulky pots and pans. Pot racks run upwards of $150 even at the online discount shops! Here is my first easy way to make a sturdy pot rack for your kitchen for less than $15. Supplies Non pressure treated 2x4 … [Read more...]

Creative and Cheap Storage Ideas

Living in a small home can cause many issues, but storage has to rate among the top. Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to store common items in your small space! Hang large fabric laundry bags on simple pegboards to provide easy storage in kids rooms. You can even personalize them by ironing letters onto the bags to spell out the child’s name.   Creating a pot rack to … [Read more...]