Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The DIY'ers #14

Happy Tuesday everyone, and thanks for coming back to The DIY'ers link party!

The DIY'ers Link Party Graphic

These three lovely ladies and I are here itching to see what DIY projects you've been working on lately!

Jennifer @ Brave New Home

This week, Ashley got the honor of choosing the Top Three projects, and here are her favorites!

Ashley's Top Three Picks


Gold Rope Trim Bench
Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture knocked our socks off with this Gold Rope Trim Bench. 


faux-gear-tutorial
Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture was on a roll, and has Ashley's second pick too with her Faux Gears! 


Board & Batten Breakfast Nook
Holly from Love the Tompkins upgraded her Breakfast Nook with beautiful Board & Batten


All featured projects will be pinned to The DIY'ers Pinterest board - so don't forget to follow. Or, follow along with all of my Pinterest boards here!

 

And if you're looking for a new way to be featured, I host a series called Friday Features. Each Friday I'll be sharing the blog love with three other bloggers out there. All you have to do is submit your latest & greatest projects to be featured! Details here.

Introducing Friday Features

Now onto the party!

Grab My Button!
The DIY'ers Button


The Rules? They're simple!
  1. Follow each host somehow; any way is fine! 
  2. Take a picture of your DIY and link it up below. 
  3. Text link back to one of our hosts or pick up The DIY'ers button from the left sidebar and include it in your post so others can get involved in The DIY party. 
  4. Please do not promote giveaways, other link parties, or items for sale
  5. By entering a link, you're giving us permission to feature and image on our blogs 




Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday DIY Features

Happy Friday all! I'm home sick today and planning to sleep the entire day away to kick it before the weekend begins.

Thank you thank you thank you to everyone that's submitted projects to be featured. I'm loving seeing what everyone is working on, getting some great inspiration and sharing some blog love.

Keep the submissions coming!! I have a couple of openings for next week. Details for submissions is at the bottom of the post.

Here are three awesome projects out in the blogosphere this week. Everyone give them some love!

8.15 Friday Features

Up first is Megan from Two Feet First who upgraded her home with their stylish DIY Window Trim. Looks great!

DIY-Window-Trim


Colleen from Lemon Thistle had a great idea to salvage some copper pipes she had with these DIY Copper Curtain Rods. They look SO great with the white curtains and grey wall. Beautiful.

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And last but not least is Chelsea from Making Home Base with these Stylish Drawer Liners that she made from wrapping paper. What a smart idea!

Stylish-Drawer-Lining


Want to be featured? Submit your latest project to be featured on Friday Favorites via email with Friday Favorites in the subject line (klacowsky@gmail.com) or over Instagram by tagging me @klacowsky.

And don't forget, I'll be pinning all Friday Favorites to one of two Pinterest group boards I pin to, so be sure to follow along and help spread the love!

Linking up to:  Motivate Me Monday,  Monday FundayThat DIY PartyTuesdays at Our HomeRemodelaholicTime to Sparkle,  Work It WednesdaySunday BestInspire Me Please Creativity UnleashedThe Humble BragFriday Flash BlogLovely Ladies Linky,  Wow Us Wednesday, Making MondayBefore and Afters, Wow Me Wednesday,  Inspiration Gallery,  Feathered Nest Friday,  The Party Bunch, Link it or Lump it,  Frugal Crafty Home PartyIt's a PartyWorthwhile Wednesday'sThe MakersDo Tell TuesdaysThursday StyleLink'n Blogs,  



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Third Time's the Charm

Today I'm sharing my latest project that I've been spending the last couple of weeks on while Justin's out building furniture. I thought I'd be able to take on painting the laundry/bathroom all by myself, but little did I know that all the little nooks & crannies this room has takes some time!

A few weeks ago, you helped me make a decision on which colors to paint our laundry room as part of our Phase 1 room makeover. And I love the choice that you made!! It was a pretty resounding "Go neutral!" response, and I have to say that I completely agreed. 

So after a full week of having our washer and dryer in the middle of the kitchen, this is what our beautifully updated laundry room looks like.

Stenciled Laundry

Updated Laundry Phase 1

Pretty right?

If you remember back a few months, I had a hell of a time trying to stencil a couple of projects (pillow covers and the back of my shoe shelf) and thought I'd given up on stenciling forever. Some people just don't have the magic touch. But Cutting Edge Stencils reached out with some great pointers and an offer for a new (easier) stencil for me to try it out one more time. They instilled some confidence in me and helped me through the right tools and made a few pattern recommendations to make my next stenciling project a little easier. 

I ended up going with the Nagoya All-Over stencil, and I'm pretty darn happy with the way it turned out! The fact that I started out with the right stenciling tools, a little patience (which is usually pretty thin in my case) and a whole lot less paint on my roller, really helped my case. 

Stenciling Materials

I think it turned out pretty good, right? Way better than the original brown laundry room which we honestly haven't touched since we bought the house 7+ years. 

Laundry Before & After

Along with the paint, we also updated the hamper that we have in the room for Justin's dirty work clothes and added a new hand towel that matched with my Nagoya wall pattern. Cute, right? 

Bathroom Floor Before
New Hamper in Laundry

This room has a long ways to go in the next few years, but just this quick project really gave it the facelift that we needed. 





Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The DIY'ers #13

Happy Tuesday everyone, and thanks for coming back to The DIY'ers link party!

The DIY'ers Link Party Graphic

These three lovely ladies and I are here itching to see what DIY projects you've been working on lately!

Jennifer @ Brave New Home

This week, Jennifer got the honor of choosing the Top Three projects, and here are her favorites!

The DIYers - Jennifer's Top 3 Picks


diy handknotted wall hanging tutorial2
Brynne from The Gathered Home shared this awesome Hand Knotted Wall Hanging DIY. 


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Ginnie from Hello Little Home shared her updated Gallery Wall. Great job! 


cactus pincushion tutorial
And Sewing Lab shared this adorable Cactus Pincushion Tutorial. So stinking cute! 


All featured projects will be pinned to The DIY'ers Pinterest board - so don't forget to follow. Or, follow along with all of my Pinterest boards here!

 

And if you're looking for a new way to be featured, I host a series called Friday Features. Each Friday I'll be sharing the blog love with three other bloggers out there. All you have to do is submit your latest & greatest projects to be featured! Details here.

Introducing Friday Features

Now onto the party!

Grab My Button!
The DIY'ers Button


The Rules? They're simple!
  1. Follow each host somehow; any way is fine! 
  2. Take a picture of your DIY and link it up below. 
  3. Text link back to one of our hosts or pick up The DIY'ers button from the left sidebar and include it in your post so others can get involved in The DIY party. 
  4. Please do not promote giveaways, other link parties, or items for sale
  5. By entering a link, you're giving us permission to feature and image on our blogs 




Friday, August 8, 2014

Vote for me!

Yes, this is the first of many shameless plugs to come over the next two weeks.

A couple of weeks ago, I entered my Temporary Washi Tape Wallpaper project into Scotch Tape's Make Amazing contest for the best use of Scotch Tape - and I'm a finalist!!!

Washi Tape Wallpaper

Between now and 8/24, voting is open. Finalists were just announced today and some projects already have upwards of 300 votes. Yikes! That's tough competition.

But I know how awesome all of you friends, family and followers of Home Coming are and know that we can all ban together and get me a big win. (ps. I've never won anything in my life....like ever.)

Can you tell I'm super excited to be a finalist?

You can VOTE HERE daily through 8/24. 


Let me know if you have any questions, and THANK YOU in advance. We really appreciate you all!

This is the photo that I used for the submission, so look for this on the voting grid!

Washi Tape Wallpaper Closet Wall


Hearts & have a great weekend everyone!

Friday DIY Features

Happy Friday all! Friday Features is back after a few of week hiatus.

Thank you thank you thank you to everyone that's submitted projects to be featured. I'm loving seeing what everyone is working on, getting some great inspiration and sharing some blog love.

Keep the submissions coming!! I have a couple of openings for next week. Details for submissions is at the bottom of the post.

Here are three awesome projects out in the blogosphere this week. Everyone give them some love!

8.8 Friday Features


First up is the ever amazing Kristi from Making it in the Mountains. This girl really amazes me. Check out this beautiful Outdoor Makeover!

Outdoor-Makeover


Next up is Leah from Simple.Home.Blessings. with a beautiful Knock Off Chainmail Lamp. We all know how much I love a Look for Less project, so I'm all for this beauty.

DIY-Chain-mail-Knockoff-Lamp-in-Entryway-700x524

Last but not least is Cecilia who is a thrifting queen. She upcycled this bird feeder to a really cool piece of garden art!

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Want to be featured? Submit your latest project to be featured on Friday Favorites via email with Friday Favorites in the subject line (klacowsky@gmail.com) or over Instagram by tagging me @klacowsky.

And don't forget, I'll be pinning all Friday Favorites to one of two Pinterest group boards I pin to, so be sure to follow along and help spread the love!

Linking up to:  Motivate Me Monday,  Monday FundayThat DIY PartyTuesdays at Our HomeRemodelaholicTime to Sparkle,  Work It WednesdaySunday BestInspire Me Please Creativity UnleashedThe Humble BragFriday Flash BlogLovely Ladies Linky,  Wow Us Wednesday, Making MondayBefore and Afters, Wow Me Wednesday,  Inspiration Gallery,  Feathered Nest Friday,  The Party Bunch, Link it or Lump it,  Frugal Crafty Home PartyIt's a PartyWorthwhile Wednesday'sThe MakersDo Tell TuesdaysThursday StyleLink'n Blogs,  



Thursday, August 7, 2014

9 Inspiring Outdoor Look for Less Projects

I don't want to admit it, but Summer in MN doesn't have too much longer so Justin & I really need to get on that "build our own patio furniture" project that we've been planning on doing for the last 3 months. I'm all for building furntiture ourselves (obviously) and saving us a few hundred dollars, but finding the time is hard!!

Along with some patio furniture, my entire patio could use a makeover. So if anyone is in the same boat as us, here are 9 super inspiring outdoor projects that were submitted during our Look for Less Challenge last week. I'm adding all of them to our to-do list - just maybe for next summer.... 

9 Inspiring Outdoor Look for Less Projects

1 // DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Outdoor Table by Making it in the Mountains

DIY-Pottery-Barn-Table-Knockoff-@-making-it-in-the-mountains

2 // Pottery Barn Inspired Summer Lanterns by A Lo and Behold Life

Pottery Barn Inspired Summer Lanterns

3 // Urban Outfitters inspired Tassel Umbrella by Bigger than the Three of Us

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4 // DIY Faux Coral Glass Candleholder by Purple Hues and Me

DIY Faux Coral Glass Candleholder

5 // Gold Leaf Concrete Planter by Bold Abode

gold-leaf-concrete-planter


DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Beachcomber Round Tray

7 // DIY Outdoor Couch by Life on Virginia Street

DIY-Outdoor-Couch

8 // DIY Drink Station by Like a Saturday

DIY Drink Station

9 // DIY Planter Stands by Home Coming (that's us!) 

DIY Planter Stands




 
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