Every living room is a fascinating area of interior design, because this room is the place where we spend time entertaining, relaxing, and visiting with others. One of the most visible areas of the home, your living room can set the tone for the entire dwelling. The fact that this part of the house is so much fun to decorate is both exciting and potentially problematic. Why problematic? Because we often cram all of our favorite belongings into the space without considering how the pieces fit together. Read more
Pallet book shelves are the newest trend with DIY teachers, crafty people on a budget and organized moms. They’re great for kid’s rooms or playrooms to hold books and papers and they’ll keep the books out of the floor and on the wall in their spot. They’re crafty and can be drawn on, painted, and made to fit your child’s room theme. If you have a daughter you could paint flowers on it and if you have a boy you could leave it as is to add to a cowboy theme, or you could paint some things to add to the theme.
Needless to say, these bookshelves are great for any child’s room. They’re easy to make too!
All you need is a pallet or two.
- You’re going to start by tearing your pallets apart and put two on the ground. (This will be your back)
- Then you’re going to put one for the bottom and nail it to the bottom of the back piece. (This is your bottom piece)
- Next, you’re going to nail side pieces on, these can be the non straight board pieces on the pallet (see photo).
- And lastly you’ll nail on the front board piece to the side and bottom pieces.
Then, Viola! You’ve made yourself a pallet bookshelf!
Do pallets just make you smile? Well, here’s a look at how to make a pallet wine rack, which could also serve as a bookshelf like this one.
And of course, here’s one for the ladies.. An attractive guy building a coffee table from pallets? Uh, yes please!
That video actually reminds me of the pallet tables post, click here to check it out and get more ideas for your old pallets!
If you have any cool pallet furniture, let me know what it is in the comment section below!
Alice in Wonderland, written in 1865 spread like wildfire and even to today, Alice is still touching the lives of imaginative children today. Made into several different movies throughout the years, Alice has not disappointed yet. Maybe it’s the beautiful Alice or maybe the magical world that she ends up in that mesmerizes your children. Either way, they may come to you wanting a Wonderland themed bedroom, but how in the world are you going to provide this magical room? Read more
1.) Here’s a great way to recycle! The cardboard packaging that your 24-pack of bottled water comes in makes a great tray to hold all of your paint things together. The plastic on the outside keeps spills contained within the box. Read more
Now if your home builders stuck an unattractive architectural structure in the middle of your room, go with it. Unique architecture gives the room personality. Instead of moaning over its existence, dress it up with some wood and style it into an attractive podium. Make sure to use the same colored wood as the rest of the house so that it blends in seamlessly. Your best bet is to go for a white design to match your crown molding. Read more
Depending on the size of your kitchen and the space available, work in a baking station into the design. You want to keep your baking goodies away from your meats which can infect your ingredients. Furthermore if you’re big on baking, committing an entire kitchen space to your hobby will be a welcomed convenience. Here you can house all of your baking supplies from cookie sheets to mixtures without cluttering your counter. Consider adding a granite slab as the counter top for easy clean ups and when rolling out your dough. Read more
You just bought a pair of end-tables from the flea-market. At the time, you thought they looked great and had a lot of potential. But now that you see them in your house, you don’t know what you were thinking. You’re at a loss as to what to do with them. Try checking out Southern Revival, a blog all about furniture re-dos. You won’t find better ideas for your end-tables than you’ll get here. With her own project examples, paint suggestions, and step-by-step instructions on how-to, Jamie, the blog’s creator, fills this site out nicely with content. And she doesn’t skimp on quality. Read more
Another handy tip on large bathroom mirrors. As nice as they can be, sometimes they can overwhelm the email space by giving you too much of it. You could take it down and put in a smaller one. Or you could separate it into two mirrors with a cabinet and some border trim. But why not consider this: keep the mirror and get the benefit of three at the same time by taking the border and trim idea and applying it to the situation. You just have to use the trim to separate into threes. Read more
Is your bathroom boring? Are you sick of walking in looking at that huge mirror? You used to love it; it opened up the room so much! But it seems so plain now. The mirror adds so much space to the room that it has taken over. Here’s an easy solution to your problem. Break up the space to add interest to the room! Read more
Have windows you want to give a quick makeover but don’t want to deal with the hassle of needle and thread? Here’s a good project for you. These no-sew Roman shades will spruce up any window with little cost and no pricked fingers. It just takes a little bit of patience and some supplies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fabric Glue
- Cheap blinds from Walmart (you’ll need to measure your window beforehand to figure out what size you’ll need)
- Fabric Read more