You don't have to be a fisherman or a sailor to appreciate the many uses of rope. This texturally beautiful and durable line is the perfect medium for dozens of DIY projects. Rope accents and furniture bring a more rustic and charming feel to your home. Fortunately, it is both inexpensive and easy to work with. Below are just a handful of the many great uses for rope at home.
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These nesting bowls make the perfect addition to any coffee table or dresser. Here's what you need: rope, bowls for molds, a high temperature glue gun, and clear sealant spray paint. Experiment with thickness, colors, and shapes, and coil your way to a great rope bowl. Click here
for a tutorial.
This kitchen essential has been charmed up with the use of sisal rope. Again, the materials are simple: 50 to 75 feet of sisal rope (1/4 inch pictured here), a metal basket with handles, and a hot glue gun. In less than an hour you can glue your way to a ropey-fabulous bowl, perfect for the kitchen or any other room in the house. Click here
for a tutorial.
Is your home missing something? Is your decor lackluster and craving a little "upmh"? Adding plants to your home can brighten up a space and add that vitality your home so desperately seeks. Succulents are a great addition to any home or garden. These plants, which are part of the cacti family, not only look great and unique, but they are easy to maintain too. If you don't have the time, energy, or space for a lush floral garden then succulents are perfect for you! With an amazing mix of textures, colors, and shapes, these plants are sure to add some more character to your home. Here are a few delightful ideas. Enjoy!
To create this darling teacup garden start by selecting your preferred style of teacups, whether it be vintage mismatch or classic solid colors. Next, go to your local nursery for some unique, small succulents. Make sure that the succulents are small enough to fit in the teacups. Plant the succulents in the teacups with the cactus potting soil first and then finish off the top with some decorative pebbles. You can also use this method for pretty much any type of cup, pan, mason jar, or bowl.
Pendant lamps, chandeliers, and shades, Oh My! DIY lighting may seem like a scary and monstrous task, but with a little courage and creativity, even you can conquer your fears. Whether it is fixing up a previous fixture or creating a whole new lamp from recycled materials, DIY lighting has become a fun and relatively simple way to add personality to your home. Here are a few splendid ideas. Enjoy.
Paper Pendant Lamps
To create this gorgeous jellyfish-esque lamp, cut "petals" of wax paper into various lengths and use tape to secure each piece. Click here for a tutorial
Keep your head in or near the clouds with this cloud-like pendant lamp. All you need is about 1 million coffee filters (well more like 500) and a glue gun. Click here for a tutorial
from Kara Paslay Designs.
Is your home feeling a little drab or dull? Is your decor craving a little sumthin' sumthin'? Don't worry, this is nothing a little can of spray paint can't cure. Summer is here, so now is the perfect time to grab a can and head outside to add some color and character to your home. Here are a few quick and inexpensive spray painting ideas for your home. Enjoy.
Thats right, you can actually spray paint upholstered furniture with upholstery spray paint. Below is a before/after example of a stool that was outdated and needed a new look.
Choose a fun color to spray paint a hand-me-down, Craigslist find, or sidewalk discovery. Add a silver or gold nail trim yourself by simply using a hammer and nail trim head from your local hardware store. Click here to see the before
picture of this incredible wingback.
In today's day and age mason jars are no longer just hoarded by your grandmother to make preserves or jar jams, jellies, and pickles. These once common household items are breaking their way into home decor both as a means of function and decoration. Some of these vintage jars, specifically the aqua blue ones, can be worth quite the pretty penny! Here's a few unique and inexpensive ways use these jars in your home.
Simple and easy. Just use cactus potting mix and plant one of your favorite succulents. You can even use twine or ribbon to tie around the rim of the jar.
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Make a statement by spray painting a jar white and planting a unique succulent.
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Missing some color in your life? Spray paint different sized mason jars and plant some lavender or some allysum (pictured here) in potting soil mix.