(Author Archive : Anne Pilon)

DIY Recycled Custom Photo Planter

It’s that time of year when many people are looking to add more flowers and plants into their home decor. Luckily, there are so many different ways to make your own vases and containers to hold all of these plants. Here’s an idea that allows you to house your favorite plants but also gives you an opportunity to show off some of your favorite photos.

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DIY Hanging Mail Organizer

In many homes, mail has a tendency to pile up and cause a cluttered look in entryways, kitchen tables, or home offices. Sorting each item, paying each bill, and shredding the rest right away isn’t always an option. So it’s important to have some kind of organization system to keep your mail out of the way until you have the time to take care of each item properly. Here’s an easy DIY for a pocketed mail organizer you can hang on the wall in any room in your home.

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10 DIY Vases and Planters

Spring has arrived, and for many people that means integrating more flowers and plants into their home décor. If you’re looking to add more plant life to your home in the coming weeks, but don’t have enough vases or planters lying around, there are plenty of different DIY options to choose from. Here are 10 simple DIY ideas to bring some visual interest to your plant containers.

Gold Leaf Bud Vases.

gold bud vase

Some gold leaf and adhesive spray can dress up a simple glass bud vase nicely. You can apply a simple dipped-in-gold design like the one pictured, or even get more in-depth with a pattern or abstract design. {found on SAS+ROSE}.

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Decorate Doors With Washi Tape

Washi tape is an incredibly useful tool for DIY projects around the home. It’s so easy to use and comes in basically any color or pattern you can imagine. You can use it for an endless amount of projects, including this one. Here’s a really simple tutorial for how to use washi tape to add some dimension and interest to a plain door.

washi tape door

All you need for this DIY project is a door and some washi tape. You can use scissors to make sure the ends of each piece of tape are straight and even, but they aren’t absolutely necessary and you don’t need any additional supplies for this project. So not only is it incredibly simple but also one of the most inexpensive ways you can update a part of your home.

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DIY Hoop Display Board

Bulletin boards and display boards are used in many homes to house and show off important items or things that need to be remembered at a later time. Most of these boards are made of cork and allow you to use push pins to attach and display items. But these pins can damage important items and many of these boards are fairly plain.

hoop display board

But there are other types of bulletin boards available. Here is an easy way to make a display board that leaves room for customization and won’t leave holes in your items.

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10 Ways to Upcycle an Old Dresser

Dressers are an essential part of every home, but some of the options available are fairly plain and boring. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to add personal touches to these plain furniture pieces. Here are ten simple ways to upcycle an old dresser into something more new and exciting.

Simple Paint.

painted dresser

The easiest way to transform a piece of furniture is just to paint the whole thing. This can cover up imperfections and make the piece match your space better. You can paint the dresser one uniform color or paint the base and the drawers differently for a more standout look.

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How to Use Books as Home Decor

Books are a staple in any home. But instead of just storing them on an out-of-the-way bookshelf or in boxes under your bed, why not use them to enhance your style and decorate your home? Here are a few ways you can make your book collection into stylish home décor.

Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves.

books on table

floor to ceiling bookshelves

The simplest way to show off your books is by simply displaying them on shelves. Large bookshelves make a great statement and show off your entire collection. Just be sure to arrange your books in a way that is aesthetically pleasing, and it won’t look like you just ran out of storage space.

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