Curbly posted this great DIY that is super easy and doesn’t make any holes in your wall. I looooove it, and if I ever get the motivation to re-decorate the living room (which will be a huge task because it shares a very distinct rust-colored (YUCK) wall with the kitchen so I’d have to attack both of them at the same time) I will almost definitely do this.
I love this felt garland tutorial from pam garrison. The colors she chose are so perfect.
Windchimes! Have I mentioned how much I adore windchimes? This tutorial from michele made me is definitely worth a look. I think these would be so pretty painted in a simple ombre with white or blue at the bottom fading up to the natural bamboo.
This DIY hanger would be great for an etsy shop, I think. The perfect way to show off handmade clothes.
Something like this is definitely a part of my dream kitchen.
I’ve been looking for cute cheap pom poms for months to do this, but the only pom poms I can find are expensive and ugly. The search continues.
Love, love, love this. We use something like it as a thyme bed to protect the old lemon balm bed from dogs (which we no longer have …) but the way apartment therapy did it is so much more aesthetically appealing.
I love this idea; Ruffles & Stuff posted about displaying pages from vintage children’s books as wall decoration. So adorable.
Oh, how I love this. I’d love to make about three of these and hang them somewhere right in a row. Currently still trying to find a wall I haven’t already filled with yarny decorations. Found at Crafty Crow.
Dear boyfriend: This belongs in your house. (Also, I’m writing this on July 8 and scheduling it to be posted on August 4. I hope we’re still dating when this is posted! Because I do very much enjoy dating you.) (Found at Craft.)
That blue door is out of this world. Found via Bloesem.
I attempted this last year with a few sweet pepper plants and I’m sure it would have worked wonderfully if I had remembered to water them. Found at Cheap Vegetable Gardener.
I don’t really have any desire to garden this year, but I do love the idea of hatching seedlings in eggs. But, I learned my lesson last year. If I’m going to plant anything, I have to buy sprouted plants instead of seeds. At least until Grady gets old enough to help me control the weeds. Found at Fidgety Fingers.
Plate painting. This is something I really should do. I have this great plate hanger thing, and currently there are a couple of my grandma’s old plates there – which is great as a reminder of grandma, but they just add the the unusual amount of religious art in my house.
DIY Universal knife block. Brilliant. I’ve always hated knife blocks because they only fit the knives they come with, and always look so generic. This one is beautiful.
Hydroponic herb garden. Ug. I’m so burned out on gardening right now. But I saved this link in the spring, and I’m sure back then it was thrilling.
Ikea hack-ed kitty litter locker. Winston would abhor this. We are currently slowly working on getting him to use the toilet. I’ll let you know if that happens.
Pretty painted pots! This is a great idea, but I’m not much of a pot-user. (Ha! That wasn’t even planned.) Maybe if I get my act together someday.
I’m just not interested in actually doing this, but it looks great in this room. And it’s made of yarn!
I’m planning on making a bunch of these DIY raised garden beds for the back lot next year, and tarp-ing off the rest of the ground. Strangle out that purslane.
Punched-tin recycled aluminum can frame. Awesome. I think this would look so good as an embroidery frame.
Recycled coffee-can yarn storage. I want to do this sooooooo bad, but I don’t make my own coffee (because I’m lame) and I never use other cans like these. I asked around among my formula-using friends to let me use their old formula cans, but that didn’t pan out. If you’re reading this and you have saved coffee or formula cans you’d like to give me, I’d be a happy happy lady. I think it’d even be cool with different sized cans.
I love this room, and I love that crocheted garland.
Tips for growing strawberries from Tipnut. I’ve only heard sad stories about trying to grow strawberries in a home garden in my county. The birds always get them. My grandpa used to paint rocks red and hide them along the borders of his strawberry patch so the birds would hurt their beaks and then get scared off, but I don’t know if that worked. This year my neighbor has covered his patch with garden fencing to keep birds out – we’ll see if that works. I wasnt’ going to try for any berries at all this year, but then some beautiful little blackberry plants kind of fell into my lap. I’m assuming my local squirrell population will get to the fruit before I do, but there’s still hope. Bla, bla, bla, just another blogger talking about her garden.
Winston would tear this cat house from Sew Take a Hike to shreds. Like as soon as I set it on the floor it would be demolished and vomited on. But it sure is cute.
This tutorial for making candles in a crockpot is awesome, because I’m always on the lookout for new things to do with my crockpot. So far I can make some great not-refried beans, and that’s about it. And also I’ve been saving all of my used candlewax since I was like thirteen. I’d love to make traditional dipped candles, but that’s just not realistic right now.
These framed succulents are just beautiful. Unfortunately my garden is being overrun by a succulent-y looking weed, so while I recognize the beauty of this idea, just seeing it makes me angry.
Ah! I’m saving up little jars for this – my craft room will eventually look so awesome. I’m really excited about it. And I think this is a really rare kind of storage; it seems both baby- and cat-proof. And spider-proof! And mouse-proof!
This is neither baby- or cat- (or spider- or mouse-) proof. But wouldn’t it be lovely next to a puffy armchair?
Next year I want to start a lot more of my plants indoors, and I’m preparing for it well ahead of time. It might not happen, because I’m still completely clueless about where to put it – I don’t know of any baby-proof places in the house that get good sun. Anyway, check out these tips for starting from seed.
More throwpillows! I want to use that freezer-paper design for a dress for Grady. Maybe a pillowcase dress, with a gathered neck.