Pallets!!!! These things can be your worst enemy or your best friend – depending on how you use them. Well, I’ve compiled my favorite ways to incorporate them into your backyard — the designer way! Check out these cool pallet garden ideas, and save tons of money on all that expensive garden decor!
Paint is the most powerful – and budget-friendly – element of any room. Use color to create an emotion, manipulate the perceived size of a room, and visually link spaces together. But, whoever is in charge of naming these colors…we need to talk 😉
10. Hugs & Kisses
8. Potentially Purple
7. Dragons Blood
6. Mermaid Net
5. Bath Salts
4. Flamingo’s Dream
3. Salty Tear
2. Whispering Peach
1. Dream I Can Fly
I like for everything to be in its place, out of the way, and easy to find. I’ve discovered that there are quite a few easy and cheap ways to organize and store your belongings with things you probably already have laying around the house or in the recycle bin!
1. CD Rack Lid Storage
2. Wine Rack Office Organizer
3. Paper Towel Holder Ribbon Organizer
4. DIY Fabric Tupperware Lid Holder
5. Soap Box Storage
6. Dinner Plate Cradles
7. DIY Closet Organizers
8. Recycled Creamer Bottles
9. Vertical Bakeware Storage
10. Under-Sink Storage Solution
11. Budget-Friendly Drawer Dividers
12. Egg Carton Storage
13. DIY Christmas Ornament Storage
14. Ceiling Storage
15. DIY Gift Wrap Organizer
16. Repurposed Trash Can
17. Easy Christmas Light Storage
18. Foil & Plastic Wrap Storage
19. File Box Appliance Storage
20. Pillow Case Storage
21. Repurposed Shoe Organizer
22. Magnetic Strip Bathroom Storage
23. Repurposed Disinfectant Container
24. Tackle Box Battery Storage
25. Ice Cube Tray Drawer Dividers
Many begin to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and defeated around the idea of decluttering their homes. That’s too bad. The decluttering journey doesn’t need to be as painful as some make it out to be.
1. Folding Ruler
“I pull out my folding ruler for everything, from figuring out wainscoting heights to crown molding thicknesses. I can bend it and prop it against a wall to simulate a three-dimensional piece of furniture. You can’t do that with a tape measure!” – From $10. lowes.com
2. Picture Hooks
“OOK picture hooks are the only ones I’ll use. The thin nail slides easily into plaster or Sheetrock without damaging walls.” – From $3 each. homedepot.
3. All-In-One Tool
“My Leatherman Surge is actually 21 tools in one. There are scissors, screwdrivers, and even a bottle opener, for when you get thirsty on the job.” – From $110. leaterman.com
“Wood-finish markers are great for patching up scrapes and scratches, and they come in a range of stains, from cherry to oak.” – $5 each. amazon.com
5. Felt Protectors
“I always carry a stash of felt protectors to put beneath furniture on wood floors, or to wedge under tables as shims.” – From $3 for a pack of 16. staples.com
“The level in my smartphone’s compass helps me hang pictures, and I check an app called LightTrac to figure out the direction of the sun in relation to a room.” – $5. lighttracapp.com
It can be intimidating to work with multiple textile patterns, but when you add layers of patterns onto your bedding, you can create a much more interesting bedroom space. Create a custom look, even when the fabrics used are not! Here are 3 helpful tips to consider while boldly expressing that you don’t play it safe when it comes to your outfitting your bed.
1. Rotate the patterns. Use one on the bed spread, bed skirt, one on the pillows up front, and another on the back pillows.
2. Leave visual “breathing room” between two patterns. Use a solid fabric between two different bold patterns. In this photo the white euro sham pillows are use as an important visual transition to the color and patterns of the throw pillows and duvet cover.
3. Work with three different scaled fabrics. Find one large pattern, one medium, and one small patterned fabric. If you were to use the same sized patterns throughout your bedding set, it would look way too busy. Consider scale and size of your textile designs and vary them to create visual interest. In this picture, the large zebra print on the euro shams contrast well with the circle patterns on the duvet cover.
Sick of your husband watching football with his friends in the living room? Make him a man cave! The best part, you and your husband can work on these DIY Projects together…#QualityTime
1. DIY Jack Daniels Soap Dispenser
3. Book Shelf Made Out Of Pipe Clamps
4. A Sink…That Is Also A Tire.
5. Beer Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher
6. Create A Tiled Floor Using Pennies
7. DIY Bar Made Out Of Shipping Pallets
8. Turn Suitcases into Wall Shelving
9. DIY Cutting Board
10. A Vintage Ice Chest From Wood Pallets
Cacti make beautiful houseplants that add character to any home. But perhaps the best part about cacti is that they are virtually impossible to kill. With a bit of soil, sunlight and minimal water they will happily grow and flower for years, which makes them a great plant for beginning gardeners and even those with notoriously brown thumbs.
Change your cactus’ soil. Unless you know when the cactus you purchased was potted, its a good idea to re-pot it as soon as you buy it. A cactus that is potted in quality soil does not need any fertilizer at all. Quality cactus soil should be composed of one part potting mix, one part washed sand, and one part coarse gravel. If your cactus does not grow or flower for a long while, it is a sign that its soil needs to be changed once again.
Water your cactus. House cacti need very little water–as little as one watering per month. To tell if your cactus needs water, insert a pencil all the way to the bottom of the soil. If moist soil clings to it, it is not yet time to water. Cactus soil should be allowed to completely dry out before it is watered again. Tap water is not good for cacti. If possible, use collected rainwater to water your cactus. Rain water causes chemical reactions in the soil that will provide most of the nutrients that it needs to thrive in its pot. If rain water is not available, use distilled water or tap water that has white vinegar added to it (one capful of white vinegar per five gallons of tap water). Never water your cacti with cold water. Bottom water your cactus by letting it sit in a saucer full of water, and do not let any water get on its flesh or roots. Cacti grow for only a few months out of the year, and when they are resting they need virtually no water. Different cacti have different growing seasons although most grow in the spring and fall and rest in the winter and summer. It is important not to over-water your cactus when it is resting. Research your particular variety of cacti to get to know its growing and resting cycles.
Place your cactus near a brightly lit window where it will receive sunlight for most of the day. However, if your cactus develops yellow or brown spots, it is a sign that is receiving too much light. To remedy the problem, simply move it to a spot that receives less light. If it turns a lighter green, it needs more light. Use its colors to help you find a balance.