Maria Elena

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Purse Storage Options to Buy or DIY

I am not a purse fiend, by any means (although I pass no judgement on those who are. I have collected many things that are much less useful. Like …

Sewing

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

75 Clever Dollar Store Ideas That Will Have You Saying, "How'd They Think Of That?"

"Where'd you get it? Bloomingdales?" "No, The Dollar Store!"

Add 2 USB ports to your existing outlets with these $15 replacement covers

Not everyone out there wants to replace the electrical outlets in their home with ones that offer a USB connector, but luckily you don't have to. …

Before & After: An Amazing $200 Kitchen Makeover

(Image credit: Mysa Home Styling)<p>There are few things more satisfying than an absolutely jaw-dropping kitchen makeover. While you may think that you …

Home Depot

Pretty Lace Flower Pots

Hi there! Here's a quick little project we whipped up in our studio today. We've been doing a little decorating and these lace covered pots look so …

Wooden Chair Makeover // DIY

I found this chair at a local thrift shop for a few bucks last week. It was so dirty and tattered, but I knew it just needed a little bit of lovin' …

Make Your Own Braided Rug

I've wanted to make rugs for as long as I can remember. Even in high school I want to make my own home decor. Rugs are a little intimidating because …

Nesting: Colored Kitchen Cabinets

We've been living in full renovation mode around here. Every day there is a new project going on around here. I'm not gonna lie. I love this phase! …

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Dining Table

Shares 16K<p>Did you see the vintage chair I made over yesterday? Well we bought it to accent this amazing table that my husband built last weekend.<p>You …

Food & Dining

Wood Pallet Table DIY

For our six month (of dating) anniversary, my boyfriend got me a power drill and saw. I'm not sure what it says about me that this was, to me, THE …

Old Door Privacy Screen | Stacy Risenmay

I am SUPER excited to show you my last project from the Outdoor Spaces Event!!! I think it is my favorite :) I used old doors that came from my 1938 …

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles are made from sound-absorbing "wood wool"

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The …

Furniture

DIY Pipe Bar Cart

Look what I made! My first piece of furniture that I designed and built all by my lonesome!<p>Life Designed<p>When my friend said she needed a bar cart for …

Make It: Rustic Hanging Coat Rack DIY

If floor space in your entryway is at a premium, try this simple hanging coat rack idea!<p>All you need is a branch, some rope (Line from the blog Deas …

Rustic

Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it's Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren't quite sure how to …

175 DIY gifts you can make instead of shopping on Black Friday

If the idea of fighting your way through Best Buy is giving you a headache, opt for something a little craftier.<p>There's no need to elbow your way …

New Shipping room - and a DIY table for you!

We have been making lots of changes at <b>Cartolina</b> and to accommodate this year's new distribution system we have had to expand the studio. We are so …

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 …

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 …

Home Depot

The Mean Green Smoothie

I feel like we are all on the same page today.<p>Like, it is detox time.<p>BUT my kind of detox time…the good kind, the delicious kind. Duh.<p>It’s been a …

How To Strip and Refinish Wood Furniture

You'd never know it, but this Mid-Century Modern credenza was once disguised in flat white paint. For twenty bucks, it was really hard to resist …

Woodworking

Thick + Creamy Chocolate Pistachio Chia Shake.

Time to jump on this whole chia seed bandwagon.<p>Actually, I have been eating chia seeds for years, but this is the very first time I have used them in …

Breakfast

Madigan Made

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Dining Table

Shares 16K<p>Did you see the vintage chair I made over yesterday? Well we bought it to accent this amazing table that my husband built last weekend.<p>You …

How to Make Scrap Fabric Twine

Whenever I work on a sewing or quilting project, I always end up with leftover bits and pieces of fabric that I simply can’t bear to throw away. (I mean, it might be useful someday!) As a result, I have almost as much scrap fabric in my stash as actual useful yardage. And, it would seem that I’m …

Quilting