One of the blessings/curses of moving to a new and bigger place is having an abundance of blank wall space. If you're like me, you want to fill it with color, color, and more color. Unfortunately, art is expensive. Fortunately, DIY is cheap and easy. I fell in love with graphic city map concept a while ago. So I attempted to make my own for around $37.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Do It Yourself posts.
How-tos, photos and topics of DIY discussion.
Ever have a drawer malfunction on an awesome dresser? I have met that sad fate, and my faithful, trusty, and much loved dresser was out on the curb by end of day. Oh, if only I had half the brains of Offbeat Homie Tess, who totally had a "baskets!" moment with this dresser drawer makeover.
I have been fantasizing about creating some sort of mural or crafty art on some wall of our house, and our future baby's room seemed to be the perfect place! I was dreaming up plans for a tree stencil on the nursery wall. After researching wall stencils, I realized I didn't want to pay for something I could do myself. It seemed easy enough, and it was!
I went to the home improvement store and found semi-transparent adhesive window films, but they cost $20 per window! With three windows to cover, I knew I’d need to find a cheaper option. In fact, I found a way to do it with just stuff I already had so the whole project was FREE! Here’s how to put it up AND take it down.
I love my action figures but I often wish I had a better way to display them rather then gathering dust on a dark shelf. So, when I saw a terrarium a few weeks ago, it hit me: Mini terrariums personalized for each figure would be a perfect and stylish way to show 'em off. Intrigued? Here's how you make an action figure terrarium…
I saw this pin on Pinterest recently in which someone used a baby's old shirt to make a headband for the baby. "A-ha!" I thought, "How clever." Except I have a son, not a daughter, and dude isn't into wearing ANYTHING on his head — not even the scraps of his cool old clothing. Then it occurred to me that I don't need to have a kid to do this — I can chop up some of MY old stuff and give it a whirl! So I did.