awesome nightstands

If you are considering updating the decor in your bedroom, you may want to consider new nightstands. But we want to encourage you to think outside the box and not just lean towards the traditional. We found a great article about do-it-yourself ideas for nightstands. Once you take a look at the link below you’ll realize how easy it is to add a little personality to your bedroom.

By finding something unconventional, not only can you have a piece of furniture that will meet your needs but also one that will suit your style and choice of decor. Why stick with the traditional choices when you have so many other desirable options?

Here’s the link to see all 20 ideas…

Glow In The Dark

Most people see the cracks in a plank of wood as a deal breaking flaw. Not Mike Warren. He sees potential and a great piece of furniture waiting to be made and after seeing this you will too! A concoction of resin and photoluminescent (glow) powder added to a less than perfect board will produces jaw-dropping results! How terrific is this glow in the dark table? I would loooovvveee to have one! It’s beautiful.

This table collects rays of sun all day long then at dusk something magical happens. It transforms to a glowing masterpiece. Glow powder comes in a variety of colors. Which will you pick? Photoluminescent powder can be recharged by the sun millions of time. That means that your hard work won’t be wasted on a short term DIY. This table will last for years on end. How special!

Find the full Instructables ‘how-to’ here…This table is amazing! Don’t you wish you had one? I do! Check out glowstop.com when your ready to purchace your own glow powder.

Here’s the Video… Enjoy!

Table

What can you build with two pallets? Ohhhh…so many things but making furniture is one of my favorites. I’m always on the lookout for new and creative DIYs and this coffee table, featured at Instructables, has caught my eye.

I do love this creative table! It so multifunctional and has so much storage space. Yes, a lot of tables have drawers and shelves built in but not like this. The sides have many small compartments that are impressive on their own but it’s the inside and mechanics that really ‘wow.’

Half of the table can be raised to TV tray height. It slopes up at a gentle angle so none of your decorations will fall off. The other half of the table slides out so you can easily access your treasures. The amazing thing is that this can all be done with two fingers. What a terrific design! I wouldn’t have thought it possible for such a heavy duty table.

This Pinterest board has more pallet table ideas than one person could ever make in a lifetime. In the words of Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother), ‘Challenge, accepted!’

Find the full tutorial from Instructables here…

Instructables: Multifunctional Coffee Table With Storage, Slide Out And Lift

compact table

Ordinary people with extraordinary ideas. That’s what this folding table is! It’s an ingenious design and I hope that Izzy Swan, the designer of the Eizzy Folding Table, has locked down a patent on this puppy. Can you say Shark Tank?

This fun table come in two pieces. The top piece you move to the bottom to give the table height and the other piece folds down to reveal four stools and a table. I think it’s great that there are wheels for moving it and that it is very compact for easy storage. Win! I want one in a bright fire engine red! Vroom! When and where can I get one? I know I don’t have the skills to build this myself.

Resource furniture has the most amazing products, just like the Eizzy table. Broken down by rooms, there is everything you could possibly need. From the small studio apartment sofas to the creative kids work spaces and storage solutions. Find them all here.

Here’s the Video… Enjoy!

Crafts

Ana White is amazing and I am so excited to feature her and her craft table design here today. Word to the wise, this isn’t a repurposing or furniture restoration project. It’s better. This is a 100% do-it-from-scratch DIY with an intermediate skill level required. It is soooo cool and I’m willing to have my husband make it for me. Lol.

This might sound a bit tricky but with such detailed instructions we should be ok. There is a shopping list, cutting list, tools needed list, and a tutorial. All fabulous and detailed. There is everything we need to succeed. Are you going to try it? Let me know how it goes! Post some pics.

You know who loves crafts? Martha Stewart! And that is why when she has a roundup on craft rooms we need to sit up and pay attention. These rooms and spaces are creative and bright and I know you will just adore them!

Check out the full tutorial and plans from Ana white here…

Ana White: Modern Craft Table (plans)

Tub Couch

My dad turned an old stainless steel milk vat into a hot tub 20 years ago and it was so before it’s time. I’m not sure he even knows what repurposing is but he would love this bathtub sofa. I know that I do! Don’t you?

I’m not sure the skill level but I’m thinking intermediate to difficult. This type of couch was featured in Audrey Hepburn’s 1960’s movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but until now I never noticed. Holly Golightly rocks this couch! I wonder if you cut it diagonally could you get two chairs? Interesting thought… This couch would be perfect to pull into the garden for the summer. Love. I know I’ve seen tubs like this on Craigslist or antique stores and I need to go track one down.

Architecture Art Designs has 13 other fun ways to repurpose vintage tubs (the above couch included). I like the mini drink cooler best. Do you have a favorite?

Check out the fun tutorial and great pics featured here…

LittleThings: DIY Clawfoot Bathtub Transformation (photos)

upcycled home projects

Just about anybody can get into upcycling, it is easy and addictive. Not only are you making current resources last longer but you are reducing waste as well. With a little imagination and effort, plain ordinary items could be turned into something extraordinary. Upcycling is the future of sustainable living. It is similar to recycling, but with a twist. It is more about repurposing an item for a new use.

We’ve found a great article that shows how several items could be upcycled. You’ll find out just how easy it is to create the decor and furniture of your dreams. This is a world where anything is possible. The possibilities are limitless and once you get started it is difficult to stop. You’ll be looking around everywhere to see what other items you can upcycle. We know you will enjoy this article and find some upcycling ideas to get you in a creative mood.

See all 18 projects here…

Do you enjoy do-it-yourself projects and redecorating your home? We’ve collected several types of headboards you can make at home that range from formal, rustic and playful. Your headboard could be a strong design statement in your bedroom. If you want to carry a formal theme you can opt for a tall padded or tufted headboard. Or if you want a more whimsical theme, you can try some ideas here such as the string art headboard or painted floral headboard.

Whatever your style may be we are sure you will find some choices here that are appealing, and easy to do at home!

1. Headboard made from pallets:

pallets headboard
1001pallets.com

2. Pool noodle headboard:

pool noodle headboard
Spoonful.com

3. Classy buttoned down headboard:

buttoned down headboard
Sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.com.br

4. A door turned into a fashionable headboard:

door made into headboard
Infarrantlycreative.net

5. Vintage tufted headboard:

diamond tufted headboard
Orange-sugar.blogspot.com

6. Night light headboard:

night light headboard
Abeautifulmess.com

7. Tall rustic headboard:

tall rustic headboard
Lizmarieblog.com

8. Chevron wooden headboard:

chevron wooden headboard
Farmgirlfollies.com

9. A multi-colored chevron wooden headboard:

chevron wooden headboard
Itsoverflowing.com

10. Starry window headboard:

starry window headboard
Apartmenttherapy.com

11. Artistic antique window headboard:

antique window headboard
Lizmarieblog.com

12. Elegant ruffled headboard:

ruffled headboard
Homemakeronadime.com

13. Mantel headboard:

mantel headboard
Ana-white.com

14. String art headboard:

rope string art headboard
Homes.ninemsn.com.au

15. Bookshelf storage headboard:

bookshelf storage headboard
Bhg.com

16. Double padded headboard:

double padded headboard
Too-much-time.com

17. Floating headboard with back light:

floating back light headboard
Removeandreplace.com

18. Pegboard headboard:

pegboard headboard
Sugarandcloth.com

19. Formal upholstered headboard:

upholstered headboard
Hgtv.com

20. Foam tiled headboard:

faux tiled headboard
Sweetcsdesigns.com

21. Canopy headboard:

canopy headboard
Designsponge.com

22. Old shutter headboard:

old shutter headboard
Adorbymelissa.com

23. Lattice look headboard:

lattice look headboard
Littlebitfunky.com

24. Tufted and framed headboard:

tufted framed headboard
Makeit-loveit.com

25. Quilted headboard:

quilted fabric headboard
Allthingsthrifty.com

26. Floral painted headboard:

painted floral headboard
Bhg.com

27. Old barn wood headboard:

salvaged barnwood headboard
Designsponge.com

28. Tufted headboard:

tufted headboard
Thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com

29. Easy rustic headboard:

easy rustic headboard
Radicalpossibility.com

30. Shower curtain headboard:

shower curtain headboard
Blog.tttreasure.com

31. Scalloped rustic wood headboard:

rustic wooden headboard
Prettyhandygirl.com

Hidden Litter Box

This really is a brilliant idea. I love my kitty but not his litter box. How could I?! Gross. Litter is a nightmare. Even when clean, it goes everywhere! And let’s face it, cat boxes aren’t that pretty to look at. This DIY, featured at Little Things, takes care of both those problems.

So what is this wonderful DIY? It is a fashionable piece of furniture that doubles as a useful way to hide your cat boxes. Win! The cat food can even be stored in the extra drawers. Double win! An old dresser has never been so useful. Dressers like this are so cheap on Craigslist right now. There’s enough for all! It’s still important to clean out your cat’s litter box to keep the smell down but this will help keep the mess down and add to your overall decor. I’m not sure where I could fit this, but I’ll find a way to make it work!

Not for you? Maybe one of these ones featured at Buzzfeed is more to your liking. At least one has to catch your eye. Find all 27 here.

See all the project photos (start to finish) here…

Little Things: Dresser Transformed Into Secret Kitty Litter Box Unit

repurpose old piano

Do you have an old piano lying around that is just collecting dust? If so you are in luck, because whether you are aware or not there are actually so many ways you can repurpose an old piano.

Repurposed pianos can make interesting pieces of art and furniture. The wood is usually of high quality as well as the gorgeous ivory keys. You can transform an old piano into so many things such as a bookshelf, lounge, planter and more. All it takes is a little imagination and the willingness to roll up your sleeves!

One of my favorite ideas in the link below is the piano bar. Once you take a look you will see what I mean – it is gorgeous! The possibilities are endless on the types of art and furniture you can form from an old piano. Time to get searching for an old piano to get your own hands on!

See all 19 creative piano projects here…