Архив автора: Katie Holdefehr

The Best Places to Buy Used & Vintage Furniture Online

Sure, everyone knows Craigslist, but how about Chairish, 1stDibs, and Viyet? These sites (and the four others that follow) let you browse for pre-owned furniture in your area or across the country, while the sites’ security measures take the sketchiness out of buying from a stranger online. Armed with these seven great sources and our best advice for how to use them, you’ll soon have your whole home furnished with beautiful, pre-loved pieces. (далее…)

Built-ins on a Budget: DIY Ways To Get the Look Without a High Pricetag

For those of us who love homes with character and architectural interest, built-ins are highly coveted features. Shelving units, cabinets, benches and desks that have been built right into the walls show an attention to detail that newer homes often lack. But don’t worry! You can still get the look in a brand-new house (or even a rental) without an expensive renovation. The secret formula? Just mix affordable furniture with some DIY magic. (далее…)

15 Times Cross-Stitch Was Actually Incredibly Cool

This is not your grandma’s cross-stitch. These projects take the art form of stitching tiny X’s with thread and turn it on its head. Giant painted cross-stitch wall murals, stitched sterling silver bangles, an embroidered IKEA stool – trust me, there’s a lot more to this craft than alphabet samplers. (далее…)

Out of the Ordinary Door Decor: Remarkable DIY Wreaths for Fall

What’s the next-best fall activity, after apple picking and sipping pumpkin spice lattes? Crafting a pretty autumn wreath for your front door. No, but really. If the thought of a wreath makes you think of outdated arrangements and fake-looking florals, think again. These nine modern designs feel as fresh as the season, and use unexpected botanicals, such as orchids and air plants. Grab some supplies, invite your friends, and deck out your door in fall’s finest. (далее…)

Houseplant Help: How to Save a Plant Whose Leaves are Turning Yellow

If you’ve ever been a concerned plant owner, then you probably know that yellowing leaves are one of the first signs that your plant is distressed. But with possible root causes ranging from underwatering, to overwatering, to a pest problem, it can be hard to get to the bottom of your plant’s ailment. The next time you need to diagnose a sick houseplant, consider this your step-by-step guide. (далее…)

Who Says Every Living Room Needs a Coffee Table? Clever Substitutes in Small Living Rooms

In truly tiny apartments, it’s not uncommon for renters to forego the traditional coffee table simply to squeeze in a little more seating. An extra chair or two means more room for friends, but once everyone’s there, where do you set down your drinks or serve the popcorn in a coffee-table-less room? To solve your insufficient surface area woes, DIY one of these ledges, c-tables or shelves that tuck into areas you didn’t even know your living room had. (далее…)

It’s Officially Fall: The 15 Best Wool Blankets to Cozy Up With — Annual Guides 2017

There’s just something about fall that makes us want to snuggle up with a good book, a great cup of tea, and the best wool blanket money can buy. But because we don’t all have limitless budgets, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorites at a range of prices, even including a couple under $100. Why is wool worth the price, you ask? Prepare to meet the warmest, most durable, longest-lasting blanket you’ll ever own. (далее…)

10 DIY Projects You Can Pull Off With Sample Cans of Paint

A typical sample can of wall paint—the kind you buy to test out colors before committing—is 8 ounces, can cover up to 16 square feet, and costs just a few bucks. Small but mighty, these little sample jars hold big possibility. If you have cans left over from your last project, or if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks on your next trip to Home Depot, you can tackle one of these small-space, big-impact projects. (далее…)

Art in an Instant: 12 Quick Ideas Using Floating Glass Frames

Forget about matting, cutting wood and finding acid-free painter’s tape — the floating glass frame is here to make framing art remarkably easy. If using a store-bought frame, just sandwich the art or found object between the pieces of glass—and voilà, you have a wall-worthy piece. DIY-ing your own is hardly more complicated: two sheets of glass and a roll of black tape is all you’ll need. Clearly, making this frame is simple, but what you display can be as minimal or elaborate as you like. Here are some top contenders. (далее…)

A Super Simple Trick To Turn Budget Basics Into Serious Style Statements

In their original states, a white pendant lamp and an unframed mirror are blank canvases for creativity. Add the beauty of natural woven fibers and some hits of eye-catching color, and you have a sunny lamp that will brighten any room and a mirror that will turn heads. Put these two DIY ideas on your summer project list so you can enjoy the results all year long. (далее…)