DIY Fall Decor {Love My DIY Home}

Painted Fall Decor Accents – Before and After

Today is the day I get to use all the things I bought this week Let’s do some Fall Decor! I can’t wait to show you what I did today. I need to hurry or I will have to change that to “yesterday.” This is what I started with: Bag of 12 hand painted ceramic pumpkins – $4.00 at Goodwill Funky Candle Holder – $3.00 at Goodwill Little metal vase – $.86 at Nice as New consignment shop Metal hanging thingy – $1.50 Nice as New consignment shop Ugly green pumpkin – $1.99 at Goodwill Little orange pumpkin – $.75 at Goodwill Black sequin pumpkin – $1.00 at Target (Tar-jay as I like to call it) Blackboard spray paint – $3.98 at Menards Jelly Jar – old deco from years ago Two decorative glass canisters – $1.99 & $1.49 at 2 different Goodwills Bag of caramel chocolate brownie flavored Cameron’s … Read more

Front Door Design

FRONT DOOR DESIGN What’s your door flavor? We just replaced our front door and I’m trying to decide how I want it finished both on the exterior and the interior of the house. If I had my choice, I’d have a Hobbit door, but since I have to live in reality… Take a look at these from Saffronia Baldwin Interior Design. I definitely want the crown molding over the door inside the house – and we are going with the white trim. Here is another door with crown molding, only this one is on the inside – pretty close to what we want for ours. It’s from I Love Trim. Here are some more interesting designs from All Super Design. My Front Door Project in the Works – “Before” If we’re going to re-do our front door, then we need to make it more grand than it was before. Here … Read more

Grow Your Own Vegis From Table Scraps {Love My DIY home}

Sixteen Foods You Can Grow from Kitchen Scraps

Guest Post by Andy Whiteley, Co-Founder of Wake Up World Looking for a healthy way to get more from your garden? Like to know your food is free of the pesticides and other nasties that are often sprayed on commercial crops? Re-growing food from your kitchen scraps is a good way to do it! There’s nothing like eating your own home- grown vegies, and there are heaps of different foods that will re- grow from the scrap pieces that you’d normally throw out or put into your compost bin. It’s fun. And very simple … if you know how to do it. Just remember … the quality of the “parent” vegetable scrap will help to determine the quality of the re-growth. So, wherever possible, I recommend buying local organic produce, so you know your re-grown plants are fresh, healthy and free of chemical and genetic meddling. Leeks, Scallions, Spring Onions … Read more

How and Why to Dry Your Own Herbs {Love My DIY Home}

DIY Dried Herbs – Improving Our Lives Through Gardening

To Garden or Not to Garden, That is the Question I’ve become interested in growing my own food both out of necessity (to save money), and because our new house had a ready made fenced in garden area (out of obligation to use God’s gifts to us). It has become a family project that surprised us all by producing well our first year. We have a dozen tomato plants full of soon to be ripe tomatoes that we plan to can (a future blog post!), along with beans, broccoli, corn, watermelon, lettuce, leeks, squash and peppers. We even grew flowers, cilantro and parsley. Needless to say, we are very excited! To see the fruit of our labor (literally!) has been such a blessing. ” src=”http://lovemydiyhome.com/wp-content/plugins/ckeditor-for-wordpress/plugins/wpgallery/images/spacer.gif?t=F7J8″ title=”gallery ids=”428,424,427,429,426,425″” /> A Garden that Produces Well is Very Inspiring It has been a joy to watch my grandsons along with their parents plant, … Read more

Use the word LOVE as a home accent {Love My DIY Home}

Using Words as Accents

Here’s a simple piece of DIY decor for you – use words as accents for home decor to add interest to any room. (UPDATED) In my guest room I want to create a warm cozy feeling, something that would reflect how we feel about our guests. There’s nothing like feeling loved! The “L” – second hand store for $1.25 The “E” – TJ Maxx for $5.00 The “V” – from Hobby Lobby, $2.00 after using a 40% off coupon. The heart shaped pine cone wreath is an old piece of decor that’s been floating around here for years. Here it is all put together: I want to paint one or more of the letters, but have not decided what colors to paint them. What do you think? I am going back and forth with color choices because I want to use some of the same letters to change it up … Read more

Front Room Transformation (Love My DIY Home)

Front Room Transformation

Blah…Boring….Antiseptic! The last two days I was in Virginia, my daughter Jillian and I pulled together all our furniture DIY redos, and roped Taylor, my son-in-law, into hanging the curtains, shelf, and travel posters. I used a couple of Pinterest ideas to make the jobs easier. I will post those in a couple of days. But for now, I want to show you our transformation. As you can see, the front room in the duplex consisted of three white walls with tan carpet, two windows and a door. Blah…Boring…Antiseptic! We found a used dining room table and 4 chairs in a local second hand shop for $200. That in itself brought hominess into the front room. Though we mostly used deco she already had, we went out to Kohls and Ross to find accent pieces to pull it all together. We found a large clock that was originally $150 on … Read more

Redecorate easily with paint and a little imagination | Love My DIY Home

Small Changes, Big Result – Furniture and Room Accessories Transformed

I took an old deacon’s bench to Jillian out in Virginia. After Taylor, my son-in-law, re-assembled it, he didn’t like it in their front room, nor did I. But Jillian insisted it stay for memories’ sake. She said, “I don’t care that it’s country looking, It’s from my childhood and I like it.” Her dad made it, so that was enough for her. Sometimes memories are stronger than decorator savvy. She doesn’t decorate in country, nor do I any more, so we had to do something to make it fit. Here it is the “before” picture: So, since my mantra lately has been, “Just spray paint it,” I will now show you the “after” picture – I’m sure it will be no surprise to you all! Click here to view the post that tells you how we prepped and painted it. She used Rustoleum’s Painter’s Touch 2x Coverage Satin Espresso. … Read more

Carla Aston Kitchen Makeover {Love My DIY Home}

Dramatic Kitchen Makeover

I found this dramatic makeover of a kitchen that went from drab to amazing on Designed with Carla Aston. Her story originally appeared several years ago in the Kitchens and Baths magazine. Her challenge was to take builder standard oak cabinets and make them look good.  Well, let me tell you, she did more than make them look good! Since I like to work with what I already have because I am frugal and try to be a good steward, I see this as a great example of how you can make drastic changes without ripping everything out and starting over. Here is the Before Picture of the Kitchen that is Wall to Wall Oak Cabinets.   Carla was right about the cabinets being standard. After 2 years of looking for a house to buy in our area, the before picture looks like many of the houses we went through. … Read more

Old Baby Dresser into Master Bedroom Lingerie Chest & Matching Desk DIY

OLD BABY DRESSER TRANSFORMS INTO MASTER BEDROOM LINGERIE CHEST   Get Creative With That Old Unused Furniture Don’t give that old crummy dresser away! A couple of years ago just after my daughter was married, she called me up and said, “What are you going to do with that old baby dresser I used to have in my room?” Translated, that means, “I need a dresser and I can’t afford to buy one. Can I have your old junky one?”   As a mom, you need to learn to read between the lines when you get those calls. Since I have an emotional attachment to that old thing, I told her, “Umm, I don’t think so.” She of course knows how to read in between my lines as well. She knew it meant, “I’m attached; I have no idea why I’d like to keep it, but you can’t have it.” … Read more

From Wine Rack to Towel Holder

Do you re-purpose? I saw on Pinterest a wine rack that was re-purposed into a towel holder. Here is the post from Ashley at Rustic Living, who had the original idea. Ashley has a lot of neat ideas about decorating in a rustic look. She got her wine rack very cheaply at a consignment shop, but I searched online for the rack and found it but it was super expensive at retail price. So I spent the past year looking for a wine rack that I liked, but it also had to  be affordable and fit into my planned decor for my master bath. I finally found the one I now use at a consignment shop in Rib Mountain. I bought it for $15.00 and I didn’t even have to paint it! Here it is with my new towels from Kohls, of course!   What have you re-purposed?