Don't you just want to curl up on this with a good book? If I ever have a backyard with decent trees, I'm totally making one of these. Zak and I think we would use a wood pallet as the base instead of wood from the hardware store. Instructions for making your own hanging daybed (from Knock-Off Wood) here.
Earlier this year, before our trip to Disneyland, I searched a searched for a fabulous bonnet pattern to make Storey a hat. I didn't find anything that I really liked and ended up fashioning my own pattern--it turned out a little wonky. Prudent Baby recently posted it...the perfect bonnet tutorial-and it's even reversible! Too bad Storey won't wear a hat anymore.....
Diane turned a drawerless dresser into a great storage area using paint, wood, and plastic crates from the dollar store. Ingenious-and so practical!! If our new house wasn't so small, I'd be scouring thrift shops and roadsides for an old/cheap dresser to use for this project. It's one project that will be going on my list for the future.
Sadly, I've already been worrying about what we are getting Storey for Christmas. Jakson's Christmas is completely taken care of, but Storey is just more difficult to shop for. Thankfully, my problem was solved today when Toni (of Make It Perfect) posted a tutorial for dyed play silks. Dyed with Kool-aid! Fantastic!! I can't wait to try this! And for those of you who don't sew-no sewing involved!!
Can you tell with all of these house projects that I'm ready to move and own a house again?!?
This one is a brilliant tutorial from The Hand Me Down House. I love finding out how people make designer look-a-likes for a fraction of the price. She saw a Pottery Barn chandelier and made her own from thrift shop items. Incredible! If you could find a "before" light fixture on Freecycle-you could make this for even cheaper!!
I saved all of Storey's baby food jars, but never had a solid reason. I figured I could eventually use them for some sort of project. When we moved, I still hadn't come up with a great project, so I gave them away.
Now, a year later, I have found it. The perfect baby food jar project and I have no baby food jars. Dang.
There's no tutorial for this, but it looks pretty self explanatory.
And pretty awesome. I was going through boxes of my teaching supplies the other night and found a whole slew of maps and vintage map books. Don't be surprised if you see this idea on my wall in the near future.
There are so so many things that can be done with Julie's awesome tutorial for a sign/chalkboard. I've only used Mod Podge a handful of times and it still scares me a little, but this one looks so easy, I probably wouldn't mess it up!
At one point a wet washcloth was left draped over my bedside lampshade and it left a yellow line across it--kind of gross. I've gotten in the habit of turning the lampshade around when the line shows, but this tutorial from Isabella and Max Rooms for covering lampshades with fabric and trim may just change that problem.
Poor, neglected blog, but I'm determined to get this started again-there are so many fantastic ideas online and I want to keep track of all of them.
We have two cribs that aren't being used because, at the moment, Storey insists on sleeping in a pack in play in the closet. Why?!?I saw this idea from Whimsy Smitten today and think it is a fantastic crib upcycle. I'm already picturing it in my mind. Grass green wood and a vinyl covered cotton for the pad.