Things aren’t made they way they used to be. Geeze that makes me sound old! But I stand by that statement. Things made half a century ago are just durable. Take this Vagabond trailer featured at Little Things. Just because it was built in 1953 doesn’t mean it is falling apart or is anywhere near needing to be retired. In fact is almost perfect! See for yourself.
It may have looked abandoned from the outside but someone was obviously caring for it and keeping it in tip top shape. Everything in this traveling trailer is vintage. And not just ‘modern’ vintage, authentic vintage! I love it’s butter yellow color. The robin’s egg blue fridge too.
Here is a list of 26 things that also used to made better. Lol. At least according to TRSslyder’s ‘Old Man.’ I don’t know about a lot of these. I think a lot of them are the same but I do have to agree on number 17.
Take a peek inside this vintage trailer here…
Check out this very festive craft featured at Wimp. How creative! It’s an LED light added to a spiral crocheted rug. There are simple versions, perfect for the DIY beginners, and there are more detailed designs, for those more ambitious crafters.
There are two basic things you need for this DIY. First, you need to be able to crochet and crochet loosely. Second, you need to have yarn and lights that complement each other nicely. I think the holiday one themed ones are very fun. The baskets are very creative too. Which would you like to make? Big or small? I’m not sure I would want my guests to stand on these lovely little mats.
Here is a more detailed tutorial for how to make Carmen’s rug. Pictures are well and good but details and details are the best. That’s what I personally need. Lol.
Find the DIY here…
Everyone has a dream work space and de Jong Dream House wants to help you create yours. This DIY will take all your future DIYs to the next level. Nothing is worse than having to organize and clean before a project. It totally defeats the point of crafting if you have to spend the whole time you have just looking for the items you need! You need an awesome table like the one featured here.
So what’s so special about this table? It’s made of three Ikea bookshelves and a door. Do you have any Ikea furniture? If you do, you know that it can be dressed up and turned into just about anything or be left as is and look just as great. Jen decided to dress hers up a bit and the results are fabulous!
Dreaming of more than a craft table? I can’t blame you! It would be wonderful to have a great big bright room full of supplies. This roundup from HGTV will show you people who got that and more.
See more of this DIY table here…
I have run across a greenhouse DIY that is perfect for gardeners of every skill level. (It’s definitely perfect for beginners!) This video from Suzelle also proves that greenhouses don’t have to be expensive to be awesome.
This is considered a ‘hoop house.’ Can you guess why? Because of the shape of the frame. This one is especially worthy of the name considering it is made from hula hoops. However, you need a few other supplies besides hula hoops. You’ll need four wooden planks and brackets, a hose pipe, eight pieces of rebar, some shade cloth, zip ties, a hacksaw and mallet, gardening tools, soil, and the plants you want to plant.
I think this might be more of a shade box to keep the bugs out and her plants from being overexposed than a greenhouse. It wouldn’t be any help during the colder months unless you had a different cover.
Here’s the video… Enjoy!
Sweet sweet summer. Oh how I love the sun. Being outside is the best. There are a few things that I need to get together first. One of them being the backyard. It is such a mess after winter. One place we can start is with furniture. This roundup from Top Dreamer has 16 DIY furniture ideas that you are going to love!
I love the hammock stand, outdoor kitchen, and all the outdoor benches/couches. I love them all! I need to get my DIYing on! I already have a bunch of pallets and cinder blocks so I think I can pull a few off already. Which is your favorite? All of them I’m guessing!
Having the best furniture is only part of having the perfect backyard. There are so many other things that make up a hidden oasis. wikiHow has 10 other things that you need. Check them all out here.
Find all 16 fabulous ideas here…
Do you believe in fairies? I hope so! Everyone needs some magic and fantasy in their life. I fall more in love with each whimsical fairy garden that I see. They are so precious. They make me feel like a little kid and take me back to when anything was possible. Wimp has gathered up a fabulous roundup of beautiful little gardens. If you are thinking about making a garden for the yard fairies…you really should! Pick one of these!
I really like number 8! The birdhouses and adorable birds are just that…adorable. Number 9 has a cute birdhouse too. Number 18 does too. I guess I’m just on a birdhouse kick these days. Which is your favorite? All of them?
In love with birdhouses like me? Here are some DIYs that you are going to love! The birdhouse/planters? Yes please! I mean, come on cuteness!
Check out all 18 magical gardens here…
The result of this DIY project are so beautiful you have to see it for yourself. Cascading flower boxes are gorgeous. I know I have seen them before but had no idea this is how they did it. Or that I had the skill level to make one myself. Beautiful and so much easier than I thought it would be. Silly me, I thought it was a bush. Take a look at the directions and see how it is worth your time and effort. Cross my heart!
These directions call for the use of pallets but you can use any type of lumber if you don’t want to break one apart. It will require daily water, weekly fertilizer, and periodic spraying for bugs. Yes, a little bit of maintenance but it is worth the spectacular results. Give it a try, you won’t regret this project.
Find the full tutorial here…
Pallets, pallets, and more pallets. This roundup is chalk full of wonderful ways to repurpose those magical wood shipping platforms and I am excited to feature it here today! Pallet DIYs are addicting! There are so many great ones out there and you could never do all of them or have the room in your home or yard to display them all, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try!
Some of the ideas are decorative and fun, while others are practical. There are DIY’s for every room of the house as well as everything outside. The coffee cup holder is my favorite! Or maybe the wine rack? Hmmmm. I love em both! And the pallet map! So many great ideas here! (And here is another roundup of terrific ideas. I very much like the swing. It is so lovely and one would fit in perfectly on my porch!)
Find all 15 DIY pallet projects here…
Don’t your love Ikea, Pottery Barn, and World Market? They are some of my happy places! They are some of the places I can’t afford to go into either. I love decorating my home but I need to do it while maintaining my budget. This is a great roundup full of wonderful do-it-yourself decorating projects for your home that you can accomplish on a dime. Kosip knows what’s up with these 20 low budget (but high quality) ideas. You will love them! These are as unique as they are beautiful.
I really like the floating shelf turned table. So elegant! I’m not sure I would be able to freehand a table like that though. I also like using a decorative doormat to make wall art. The elegant shelves are lovely and probably my favorite. Which is your favorite?
Here are some other DIY home decor projects that you need to check out in 2016. You won’t be disappointed!
Find all 20 fabulous ideas here…
People pay thousands of dollars to have luxurious private swimming pools put in. Under or above ground, they aren’t cheap. They aren’t cheap but they are fabulous and wonderful for easing the tension that life brings, or so I’ve heard. I’m always impressed by people who can make something fantastic (and functional) all while saving money. That’s what this above ground pool with a wooden deck is! It takes a boring blue pool and turns it into something every homeowner would want. Love. It.
A deck like this would really help protect the pool. The plastic ones tend to get damaged so easily or at least the ones I was around as a kid did. (I’m guessing the ones we had were pretty cheap). A dark wood stain would look so nice! Pool, check. Deck for sunning, check. Now all you need is an umbrella, some lounge chairs, and a cooler. Look out summer! DIYers are on their way!
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