The DIY Home

By Bonnie Rush | Inspiration for making your home feel comfy, all with your own hands.

MY DIY | Out-the-door Box Storage

If you knew how much time I spent looking for my ______ (insert keys, wallet, sunglasses here), you would really start to question my brain …

DIY Concrete Vanity

When I was designing the studio bathroom, I wanted to create a few interesting elements for the space. Originally, I was going to use an old dresser …

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DIY Giant Frames for Your Dinosaurs (+ $100!)

With the recent addition of our streamlined gallery wall in the living room’s gap, we’ve been itching to add something <i>large</i> – very large! – above our …

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The "Mountain Mural" Bedroom Makeover — From the Archives: Greatest Hits

(Image credit: Pam Lostracco)<p><b>Makeover by:</b> Pam <b><br>Location:</b> Canada<p>Last Spring, I started envisioning how my artwork would look at a larger size. The …

How To Strip and Refinish Wood Furniture — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

(Image credit: June Bhongjan)<p>You'd never know it, but this Mid-Century Modern credenza was once disguised in flat white paint. For twenty bucks, it …

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How to Paint Stripes on a Cement Floor

THE BEFORE PICTUREMy boy’s carpet had been through a lot.Potty training x 2.1 particularly lazy potty training boy.Accidentally muddy …

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DIY Plumbing Pipe Table Tutorial.

I’ve been shopping around for a patio table but just couldn’t seem to find the perfect one. When you can’t find one, make one! As promised I’m back …

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DIY Dining Room Open Shelving

Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting …

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DIY Rustic Modern Plant Stand

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the sneak peek photo of the DIY rustic modern plant stand I’m going to share with you today.<p>This …

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DIY Home Repair Kit with Makr « A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

My Mom is the best gift giver. Everyone knows it. She always has the most thoughtful ideas, which also happen to be completely practical. It’s …

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Brass Chandelier DIY

Giving credit where credit is due, I was initially inspired by a custom light I saw in a kitchen designed by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. Its minimalist …

Rope Mat

<b>Fig.0:</b> What you will need<p>What you will need for your rope mat<p>40 m of old climbing rope or two 20 m ropes<p>A wooden board of 75 x 65 cm<p>A hammer<p>18 nails …

Modern Cube Plant Stand With Optional Fretwork

Hello again, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt back to share another build project. At my house, we have differing styles and tastes. My husband likes the …

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DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

The laundry hamper in our bedroom has been on its last legs for a while. It’s the one we got when we were newlyweds, so it’s lasted a good 10 years. …

How to Build a Tree Bench

<b>strips of scrap lumber</b> or <b>cardboard</b> to make a template and spacers<p><b>¼-inch-thick scrap lumber</b> or <b>shims</b><p><b>5⁄4x6 decking</b> by Kebony for the seat and stringers …

Make: Upcycled & Personalized Glass Water Bottle « A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

I am always a fan of a practical project that replaces an expensive purchase. Everyone loves to save some money, right? Since we switched completely …

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DIY // Ikea Hack Distressed Wooden Shelves

For those of you that have been regular readers of Sugar & Cloth, you may recognize this DIY. This was one of the projects I created for the Ikea …

Hand-stitched Stuffed Animals « A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

Last year, Faith wanted to make something special for my Mom. Faith picked the shape, color, and whole project itself. There’s no stopping her …

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DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

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Make Your Own Concrete Planters

1 of 13<p>Let Spring Blooms Add Color Contrast<p>Concrete planters are made using a small container and a large container as molds. How far you push in the …

DIY Paver Planter

Step 1: Dry Run<p>Put pavers together without adhesive to make sure the size and shape are what you want.<p>continue reading below<p>Step 2: Glue Sides<p>Use …

HomeMade Modern EP36 Ironbound Bookcase

This DIY bookshelf project has a nice rustic, modern look and is easily created from angle irons and 2x10s.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>Two 2x10 (8' long) <i><br>Available at</i> …

diy modern and very cool cooler

well, just like last year, and the year before that — we’re throwing ourselves a little birthday picnic for our shared birthday week. so of course i …

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Fast Project: Leopold Lawn Bench

After gathering up all the tools and materials, this project can be completed in two hours or less. If you start early enough in the day, you can be …

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DIY Wood Scalloped Wall Tutorial

Today’s the day! I have had floods of comments and emails asking for this DIY Wood Scalloped Wall Tutorial and as promised, here it is!!! This wall …

DIY Midcentury-Style Plant Stand

Hey, it's Mandi! You guys, this project is so easy I almost feel like I shouldn't be calling it a project. It's a pretty simple concept that's not …

Make It: DIY Picnic Box

Try your hand at this simple picnic box. All it takes is a little plywood, dowels and copper pipe. Paint it or leave it raw, then pack your …

Tutorial : Macrame Lawn Chair

Macrame Chairs!<p>Hello everybody and welcome to the first ever Henhouse video tutorial. I know crazy, right? I’m not super good at these sorts of …

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