Easy Home Crafts-Wood is All Good!

This week I wanted to focus on different types of easy home crafts because I’m about to redecorate a few rooms in the house and I need something different. As I poked around the internet, I found a lot of inspiration using wood blocks. Here are some of my favorites.

Wooden Block Messages

Picture via www.midwestdowel.com

I thought this was absolutely beautiful. I don’t know if I like the letters more than the pictures or vice versa. I’ve included the website so that you guys can take a look, but overall I don’t think that this would be too hard to achieve. Your materials would probably include some stencils and paint, clear glue for the pics and a matte finish for the picture blocks.

Wooden Block Headboard Bed Wall

Picture via www.varrell.com

So, what do you think about this? Definitely something I would consider and it falls under the easy home crafts category. Who knew a bunch of wood blocks and stain could make a wall look so damn cool! I know my husband won’t let me do this to the bedroom wall, but I can dream can’t I? This reminds me of the modern look that you get when you add wood laminate flooring to the walls. Pretty cool, eh?

Wood Block Pallet Table

Picture via www.abeautifulmess.com

So glad I found this one! I think the rustic look is fabulous and luckily the designer has plenty of information (including more pics) about the piece on their website. I like the fact that it’s recycled wood and that you can stain each block any color that you want. This would make a great indoor or outdoor table. It doesn’t quite fit the décor in my home, but I love it anyway! What do you think-easy home crafts category or not? Be sure to visit the site.

Wood Block Wall Art

Picture via www.designsoak.com

Here’s another one that makes me want to run to Home Depot and get started. I love all the different colors of the blocks and they all seem to have their own voice.  The project could be done on a large or small scale, depending on how large the wall space is that you’re trying to fill. I think that this would look good right above a sofa or  above the fireplace mantel.

Picture via www.designsoak.com

I had to include this one. It was also featured on designsoak.com, and it gives me plenty of design inspiration. I although this fits the easy home crafts category, I would be careful to mix and match colors that I know would look well with the rest of the décor, especially if you’re on a tight budget. You wouldn’t want to have to buy your wood decorating blocks twice!

 I’m so glad I poked around today. I saw a few more things that I wanted to add, but I can save those for another post. There were my favorites.

So, how did I do? If you have any experience working with wood decorating blocks, I would love to hear from you. Perhaps you could share your knowledge and help the rest of us create something beautiful!!

Until next time…

DIY Interior Design Ideas: Don’t Sleep on Pink

Ok, before I saw these pics, the thought of a pink room never crossed my mind. I’m not the “frilly” type, but more of a blur collar, rugged girl (I’m a Detroiter). I’m glad to be able to add pink paint to my list of DIY interior design ideas. Hopefully you guys will like these too.

Pink Elegance

Eclectic Living Room design by Boston Interior Designer MANDARINA STUDIO interior design

This is a beautiful room! It’s elegant and definitely full of ideas that you can implement in your own pink space. I think the dark woods on the molding and furniture help to bring this room together. I also like that there are several shades of pink in the room.
How about that rug-are you feeling that? I love it!

A Room for a Queen

Eclectic Bedroom design by Los Angeles Interior Designer Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design

OK, how much would you pay to stay in a hotel room decked out like this one? What a splendid way to use pink paint. Besides the beautiful wall mural, the next best trophy in this room is the crown molding. It works in every way and gives the space a royal feeling. This is a look that can definitely be achieved at home.
What about that bed? I’m really feeling the headboard.

An Eclectic Dream

Spaces design

What a charming, eclectic space. This room says “Welcome to my humble abode. May some of my creativity and style wear off on you as you exit.”
I was trying to stay focused on the color of the walls, but my eye kept wandering over to the fireplace. Those look like plates .
What do you feel about the room? Is it too much for you, or does the design fit you in every way? I really like the furniture. It seems to bring all the pieces together.

Such a Lively Pink

Traditional Living Room design by St Louis Interior Designer Joni Spear Interior Design

This room is full of life! I like the deeper pink and the way it works with the rest of the colors in the room. This is on my list of DIY interior design ideas that I would try with a sitting room. It doesn’t look terribly hard to accomplish. The built-ins could be replaced with individual wall shelves or a tall book shelf.

Doesn’t Get Any Better than This

Eclectic Home Office design by New York Photographer Rikki Snyder

I love this room! It speaks volumes about the person that tolls away at the sewing machine (I’m jealous because I never learned to sew) and has an almost “powerful” look to it. I would definitely assume that the person that works in here doesn’t take any B.S.

From the storage area, to the wainscoting, to the wall paper, everything blends together perfectly! Kudos to Rikki Snyder

So, that concludes my pink review (for now anyway). Do any of these rooms spark your inspiration? My DIY interior design ideas list just got a tad bit longer.

Leave comments! I would love to hear from you!

Until next time…

DIY Interior Design Ideas: 5 Fresh Room Designs for the New Year

It’s the New Year and you’re pumped about your new DIY interior design ideas. You’ve got paint colors selected, window treatments and furniture on the wish list, home craft projects planned out and a roadmap to saving all the money you need to get these things done. You’ve thought of everything-or have you?

Here are 5 Fresh Designs for the New Year that will surely shake up your plans!

Happily Natural Design

Modern Living Room design by San Francisco Architect Schwartz and Architecture

A set of wheels and a tree trunk never looked so inviting! Browsing Houzz.com, I found this great picture and thought of how this would make a great DIY project. Now, you may not have tree trunks readily available to you, but I guarantee you that you can find them on the internet. In fact, I’ve taken the liberty of finding a place for you. TheLumberShack.com has a variety of tree selections available. The wheels can be purchased at a hardware store or somewhere locally.

How about the bird pics? I thought they were pretty cool too. One of the neatest DIY Interior Design Ideas so far, right??

The Wonders of Shelving

Eclectic Living Room design by Portland Interior Designer Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.

Adding shelves to a bare wall is the prefect way to design a space and truly make it your own. Adorn it with pictures of the family, or DIY craft projects that you created. Throw in a chair and you’ve got a serene area to do all of your thinking, dreaming and reading.

In case you don’t get out often, you can find shelves at any home improvement store, and if you know me, you already know I’m going to send you to the Home Depot. It’s my favorite home improvement place to shop.

Buy Plenty of Canvas Photos!

Eclectic Living Room design by Other Metro Media And Blogs Michelle Hinckley

While I used to be a huge fan of decorative picture frames wrapping themselves around our nice glossy 4×6 family pictures, I must say that I’ve replaced that with a love for canvas photos. They add a natural look to the room that says volumes without even trying.

There are several photo companies that will take your pics and create a canvas masterpiece for your walls. My favorite is CanvasDiscount.com. Their prices are affordable and their software helps you select the best canvas type based on your photo resolution.

Give Fido a Feeding Station

Eclectic Kitchen design by Boston Kitchen And Bath Artisan Kitchens LLC

OK, this one comes from my love of dogs! This idea of a built in dog feeding station is definitely on my list of keeper DIY interior design ideas. And with the right tools and carpentry skills, you can do this one on your own. (Or at least with a little help)

Definitely a Design Statement!

Eclectic Bathroom design by Atlanta Architect Peace Design

These license plates make the perfect wall covering for this quaint little bathroom. You could easily do something similar to this, and here’s where to get tons of license plates http://www.platesusa.com

That’s a wrap for my list of fresh DIY Interior design ideas for now. What do you think? I would love your input. And if you have any ideas that you want featured on this site, just email me at [email protected]

Until next time…