Declan Del Rey

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20 Best IKEA Hacks of 2013

18 Comments<p>This past year brought us a heap of amazing hacks on the web and none are more funner than the IKEA versions. From mid-century modern to …

10 tips to add green to your home

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 · 10 Comments<p>It’s not because we’re in the middle of winter and that your driveway is 10 billion feet under snow …

7 Thrifty Collections

<i>This post is sponsored by Goodwill SA.</i><p>I’m an avid thrifter all year long, but something about spring (or at least the beginnings of it) makes me even …

Backlit Canvas Art! how to make ----> This wall art idea is just beautiful! Love the fact that you can create any pattern you like and get a stunning result. I would probably go with more of a tree pattern. Any of you tried this and have tips you'd like to share?? ~Linda

Spool Coffee Table! how to make ---> I absolutely love this "trash to treasure" project! Now I just have to figure out where I can locate a couple of these for free... any suggestions on the types of companies I should call to see if they have any of these that get discarded regularly?? ~Linda

Two Toned Furniture Revival! 21 tutorials here ---> Here's a great way to give some life to your old furniture... mix up the colors and go with a two toned approach. Love the idea of doing the inside of a cupboard unit one color and then the outside another... open up and say wow! :) ~Linda

Lemon Tree From A Seed! tutorial/instructions here ---> It IS possible to grow your own lemon tree indoors. You'd be amazed at how fast these can start to bear fruit compared to other types of fruit trees. Please share any additional tips you may have. Thanks!

Milk Jug Flower Luminaries! how to make ---> How cute are these luminaries made from milk jugs?! The only thing I would do different is use electric tea lights instead of real candles... might end up warping the shape of the flower if there's too much heat. ~Linda

Light Bulb Vase! how to make ---> Now, this is something truly unique that I have never seen before! Have any of you ever attempted to turn a light bulb into a container of any kind?? Head over to the blog for the tutorial and more photos. Enjoy! ~Linda

Closet Into Book Nook! 44 more cozy nook ideas ---> If I only had an extra closet just laying around LOL! I would totally do this but then we'd have to store our towels, bed linens etc in the garage and that's no good :) Love the idea though! ~Linda

36 Cozy Window Seats and Nooks! see all here ---> My next home will have one of these! Love it! This is perfect for a bonus room. I nice quiet place to escape to. Then it can also double as extra sleeping for visiting kiddos/relatives. Would love to see your window seats if you have any photos handy.... ~Linda

School Bus Into A Cozy Cabin On Wheels! more photos here ---> Have you ever dreamed of just leaving it all behind and hitting the road in an RV? Well, you are not the only one :) You gotta check out this fully renovated school bus and see how it was transformed into a totally cozy home on wheels! ~Linda

DIY Glowing Pallet Bed! how to build ---> Pallet beds are very easy to build if you can source some decent pallets that are in good condition. I found an excellent tutorial to help you build one and also a source for the lighting to make it.... GLOW :) ~Linda

Penny Flooring Just Makes Cents! DIY tutorial ---> This is just cool. I'd love to do at least one room in our house with a few hundred shiny pennies. Maybe the half bath in the hallway since it's small :) ~Linda

DIY Circular Hanging Chair! #DIY instructions here: I would hang around in one of these all summer! This reminds me of the papasan chair I had in college. Wonder if one one of those would be strong enough to hang like this?? ~Linda

Time Out Chairs :( make it ---> So, what are your thoughts on these "time out" chairs? If you wanna make the hour glass one, there are some ideas over on the blog! ~Linda

Wall Mounted Mason Jar Light! how to make ---> Don't have a place for a chandelier? Try finding a spot for a wall mounted light! Love this unique twist on mason jar lighting <3 ~Linda #masonjars

52 Reasons Card Deck Gift <3 how to make ---> This is a super sweet DIY gift idea. You just gotta really like the person because 52 reasons is a lot to come up with LOL. If you are quick... you can make a "reasons I LOVE you" deck for V-day! ~Linda

Giant Scrabble Tiles! how to make ---> Now this is a project that is worth the time and DIY investment. If you ordered these through amazon then it could easily be almost 200 bucks! If you have any scrabble wall art, please share with us hear. Thanks! ~Linda

Paper Quilling Art! how to make ---> You gotta check out all the other pieces by this artist! The old man piece is even more astonishing than these pictured here. I also found a tutorial to help you get started with this medium I know you'll love. Happy crafting! ~Linda

Fold Down Picnic Table! more info/specs ---> This is totally perfect for a small patio area. Drop down for dinner and put it up and give kiddos room to play. LOVE it :) Great idea... ~Linda

Cookie Bowls! important tips/recipe ---> Epic fail on this one until I tried the same recipe used in the image. Head over to the blog for all the details... and if you do fail at this, please post your photos so we can all have a good laugh :) ~Linda

Easy To Follow Cleaning Schedule! natural cleaning tips ---> Do you follow a cleaning schedule or are you like me and just wait until total and complete frustration sets in and then clean the whole house in one day? I know a consistent schedule is ideal and less stressful... hmmmmm :) ~Linda

Rotating Storage Unit! DIY Plans here ---> So glad I was able to find the plans for this! Head over to the blog for the full break down. This is perfect for a teen's bedroom! ~Linda

Creative Bookcase Designs

ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Out of all the bookshelf ideas I have seen since starting this blog… the one pictured above has to be in the top 3 for …

Door that folds open like origami?! VIDEO here ---> This has to be one of THE coolest designs I have seen since starting up the blog. Trust me, your mind will be blown when you see the video... ~Linda

18 Upcycled Globe Projects! see all here ==> Wow! I love all these ideas... the chalkboard painted globe and especially the button covered globe is so pretty! Make sure you go take a look at all of the examples... beautiful! ~Linda