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 my living room, but I had no budget. 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 head trim A ruler…

DIY | How to Make a Boho Wall Hanging …

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

I made a DIY boho wall hanging with wooden beads to go above the bed in my daughter’s bedroom. It was very simple, and 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 Scissors A plan (that’s what’s on the sheet of paper in the pic) 1. Plan…

ORC Week 5 | DIY | How to Hang Removable Wallpaper

ORC Week 5 | DIY | How to Hang Removable Wallpaper

The removable wallpaper for my daughter’s boho bedroom makeover is mid-way through installation. Today I’m talking about the process, and sharing a few tips that make this DIY a little easier, if you want to try it yourself. Wallpaper can make a huge impact on a space. Our home is rented, though, and traditional wallpaper can be tricky to remove. Spoonflower has been on my radar for years, as they have a huge range of wallpaper designs, all of which are…

DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

DIY | A Waney/Live Edge Desk

The master bedroom in my house has built-in cabinets either side of a Velux window. They’d become a catch-all for clutter, and they were crying out to be better utilised. So, I built a DIY live edge desk top to turn the space into a double-duty office and vanity area. Where and How to Buy Live Edge Wood Live edge wood (aka waney edge) is where the natural edge of the wood is kept rather than cut straight, leaving an…

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Mid-century Bedside Tables

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Mid-century Bedside Tables

Good news, everyone: I finally got the wood for my live-edge desk! It’s definitely been the biggest hassle of this whole One Room Challenge master bedroom makeover, but it’s going to be worth it. I’ve still got to sand and finish it, but there is at least a chance now that I will finish on time! I also finished the mid-century bedside tables this week, although one is still drying as I type! This pair of little mid-century bedside tables…

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage

ORC Week 5 | DIY | Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage

There’s only one more week till the One Room Challenge reveal! I’m giving my kids’ shared bedroom a makeover with a bright, modern design. This week, I finished tackling one of the biggest projects in the kids’ room: a DIY pegboard toy storage wall and a small-space homework station. 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 that there was this big blank…

ORC Week 3 | DIY | Upholstered Beds

ORC Week 3 | DIY | Upholstered Beds

We’re in week three of the One Room Challenge, and I have finally finished the DIY upholstered kids’ beds that I started working on months ago. This is not my first rodeo with upholstering beds – I hacked an Ikea one here too. These are a little more technical with the addition of nail head trim, but still a straightforward DIY. I spent a while searching for cheap bed frames that had straight lines and no footboard. I don’t recommend…

ORC Week 2 | DIY | Wall Decals

ORC Week 2 | DIY | Wall Decals

I’m redoing the bedroom that my kids share as part of the Spring 2016 One Room Challenge. Last week I shared my mood board for the kids’ room and a couple of ‘before’ photos. This week, I’m talking about how the DIY wall decals went up, because they have made a big impact on the space. The Design Plan How to Hang DIY Wall Decals I actually put the wall decals and the shelves up a couple of months ago, which…

DIY | A Simple Poster Frame

DIY | A Simple Poster Frame

If you’re stuck for wall art and low on budget, this simple DIY poster frame is a great solution. It takes twenty minutes and costs less than five pounds. Supplies Needed Rounded wood trim, cut into four equal lengths, all slightly wider than your poster String Poster Tools: drill & saw Poster – I used this one DIY Poster Frame Tutorial Sand the edges of your wood trim. Drill holes two inches in from the ends. Punch corresponding holes in your…

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