DIY | An Ikea Lack Hack Coffee Table Makeover

DIY | An Ikea Lack Hack Coffee Table Makeover

This post was originally published in April 2011. I needed a functional coffee table for the living room, but I basically had a budget of zero dollars. This little Ikea Lack hack was my solution. Lack Hack Supplies An Ikea Lack coffee table Spray Adhesive (this might also work with wallpaper paste, but I haven’t tried it) ModPodge Shellac Wallpaper or very thick wrapping paper A craft knife A paint brush Decorative nails (I used 3/8″ nails with a nickel finish) or nail… View Post

DIY: How to Make a Boho Wall Hanging …

DIY: How to Make a Boho Wall Hanging with Wooden Beads

I made a little DIY wall hanging with wooden beads to go above the bed in Eleanor’s bedroom. You might have spotted it in my One Room Challenge reveal post. It was super simple and very last minute, but I love how it turned out. For Your Wall Hanging, You Will Need: Yarn in the colours of your choice – I used white, mustard, blush pink and lilac Metal rings – mine were 12cm and 25cm in diameter Wooden beads in assorted sizes… View Post

How to Hang Removable Wallpaper | One Room Challenge …

How to Hang Removable Wallpaper | One Room Challenge Week 5: Global Boho Bedroom

The removable wallpaper for my One Room Challenge is here, which calls for a big ass HOORAY! I’m over half way through hanging it, so today I’m talking all about the process and giving you guys a few tips that can make hanging peel and stick removable wallpaper a little easier, should you want to give it a go yourself. (You totally should, by the way – this stuff is amazing.) If you’re playing catch up, I’m giving my daughter’s… View Post

How to DIY a Waney/Live Edge Desk

How to DIY a Waney/Live Edge Desk

Our bedroom has built-in cabinets either side of a Velux window. They’re handy for storage, but they were a catch-all for clutter. I felt like they were crying out to be better utilised. I wanted to add a big piece of wood to the top and turn it into a desk and vanity area, ideally with a live edge (also called a waney edge), where the natural edge of the wood slab isn’t squared off. Naively, I thought it would be… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 5: Refinished Mid-century Night Stands …

One Room Challenge Week 5: Refinished Mid-century Night Stands for Our Master Bedroom

One Room Challenge Posts: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 (here!) / Reveal / Bonus: Desk Good news, everyone: I finally got the wood for my live-edge desk! It’s definitely been the biggest hassle of our whole One Room Challenge master bedroom makeover, but I think it’s going to be totally worth it. I’ve still got to sand and finish it, but there is at least a chance now that I will… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 5: A Space-Saving Homework Station & …

One Room Challenge Week 5: A Space-Saving Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage

Well sheeeit. One more week till the One Room Challenge reveal! Here’s what I’ve been up to so far… Week One (Design & Floor Plan) // Week Two (Wall Decals & Shelves) // Week Three (DIY Upholstered Beds) // Week Four (Fixing & Organizing) This week I finished tackling one of the biggest projects in the kids’ room. If you remember the floor plan, you’ll also remember that the room isn’t terribly large. But, once I’d planned out the space, it became clear… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 3: DIY Upholstered Beds with …

One Room Challenge Week 3: DIY Upholstered Beds with Nail Head Trim

We’re in week three of the One Room Challenge, and I have finally finished off the kids’ beds that I started upholstering months ago. See my progress so far here: Week 1 // Week 2 This is not my first rodeo with upholstering beds – I hacked an Ikea one here too. These are a little more technical than that one, but still pretty straightforward. I spent a while searching for bed frames that had straight lines and no foot… View Post

One Room Challenge Week 2: Wall Decals in Shared …

One Room Challenge Week 2: Wall Decals in Shared Kids Room

I’m an overly-excited linking participant in the One Room Challenge. Last week I shared my mood board for the kids’ room and a couple of ‘before’ photos: I actually put the decals and the shelves up a couple of months ago, which I shared when I made this DIY poster frame (which will definitely get rehung – it’s too low but the nail was already in the annoyingly dense brick wall). I bought the decals from this Etsy seller, but when they arrived… View Post

A Simple DIY Framed Poster

A Simple DIY Framed Poster

Does this really require a tutorial? No, it does not. It was super simple and took all of twenty minutes. Am I going to give you one anyway? Damn straight. So, I bought a length of rounded wood trim, costing about £2.50, and cut four equal lengths, all a little wider than my poster. I already had string, but if I’d had to buy that too, it would’ve made my total supplies come in at about £4.50. The print I used… View Post

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