Monday, July 30, 2012


Planters can be expensive and predictable, but here I will show you 8 ways to create an original planter for little to no cost.

1. Pallet Planter

2. Concrete Planter

3. Lightbulb Planter

 4. Log Planter

5. Book Planter

6. Boot Planter

7. Block Planter

8. Can Planter

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Refurbish an old chest

I was up in our attic going through old boxes and totes when I came across this old rundown chest. I've had it for many years, but never realized it's potential. Then I had an idea.

See all these toys causing a scene in my newly decorated living room?  I decided they would be the heart of my new project.

How to refurbish an old chest.

Step 1: Paint or stain the wood.

Step 2: Reupholster the cushion. 

First, you will need to attach your fabric, inside out, to the back edge of your cushion.

Like so:

Then flip the fabric up and over the top of the cushion (right side up).

Like so:

Then wrap your fabric tightly around all three edges and staple in place. 

There you have it! 

Storage for al those unsightly toys.