Tag Archive: Weekend Project

DIY Wood Shelving Wall

We’re almost finished with our kitchen renovation, and I’m so excited to share this high-impact shelving project with…

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Painting Cabinets with Chalk Paint—Pros & Cons

I’m so excited to begin sharing posts about my kitchen renovation! Remember the last time we fixed up…

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How I Built a Channel Tufted Storage Banquette

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I shared a project here at A Beautiful Mess, because I’ve…

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Make Your Own Knit Cat Bed 

If you know me at all, you know I’m obsessed with my cat, Bisou, and that she’s ridiculously…

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Star Trim Closet Door DIY

Oh man, I’m so excited to share this closet door project with you today! I’ve been working hard…

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Fabric Lion Bust DIY

While we are still kind of a long way out in having our nursery ready to go (picture nervous emoji face here), it’s been fun getting to start on some DIY projects that I can add into the space once we get all the big things in place (like this cute unicorn photo holder). Another idea that I was on the lookout for was a fabric lion bust to add…

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Tabletop Standing Desk DIY!

Oh man, I am super excited to share this project with you today! So, if you work in any type of office or computer desk situation, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of having standing desk space to combat all the sedentary sitting that we tend to do when shackled to a computer desk all day (and then we go sit in our cars or on the couch at home…

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Swan Apron DIY

People like me were the reason that "novelty" shops and items were created. Would you like to have a toothbrush shaped like a dinosaur or a pincushion that looks like a donut? Right this way! In the spirit of Bjork’s swan dress (which Katie has also shown you how to make for a Halloween costume), I thought it would be fun to make an apron that had a pink swan…

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Textured Woven Pillow DIY

Are you as drawn to textured pillows as I am? I love the way they add visual interest to a space and invite you in to get cozy and relaxed. Did you know you can weave your own? If you’ve already experimented with the basics of frame loom weaving, this will be an easy next step as you put those skills to work in other parts of your home besides…

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Textured Woven Pillow DIY

Are you as drawn to textured pillows as I am? I love the way they add visual interest to a space and invite you in to get cozy and relaxed. Did you know you can weave your own? If you’ve already experimented with the basics of frame loom weaving, this will be an easy next step as you put those skills to work in other parts of your home besides…

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Transformable Hairpin Leg Desktop DIY

Some of my favorite DIYs have been born from the need to solve a problem. In this instance, my problem was needing more tabletop space in a studio that was always needing to be rearranged depending on the task at hand. As it usually happens, I realized it would be easier for me to build my own and get exactly what I needed than to pay top dollar for something…

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Vintage Car + Christmas Tree Marquee!

Of all the different parts there are to Christmas decorating, I think the lights are actually my favorite part. I get SO sad when I have to take down my Christmas trees because I love having that soft glow from the Christmas lights floating around the room. For that reason, I’ve also made my fair share of Christmas marquees (like this Merry + Bright sign, a giant snowflake, and a…

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Wohoo! Homemade flower beds!

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share a project we’ve been working on this month that hugely improved our curb appeal! We built flower beds!!! So, this past summer Jeremy and I had the exterior of our home painted white (it was an orangish brown brick before). During that process we had quite a few of our bushes removed. We spent a long time at the nursery one day looking…

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DIY Rainbow Accent Wall

You guys know I love my white walls. Almost our ENTIRE home is painted white. And I love it. I even recently went BACK to white on a couple spaces I haven’t shown you because I couldn’t handle the darker tones. With that said, today I am branching out… WAY OUT. Today I’m so excited to share a rainbow accent wall that we put into a spare bedroom to make…

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Gold Detail Mid-Century Plant Stand DIY

As I’ve posted house photos and room tours this past year, one of the biggest requests we hear from you guys over and over again is the cry for affordable mid-century inspired decor! These plant stands are affordable, doable and super pretty! The pots themselves come in a huge variety of sizes via Amazon (the 12 inch ones we used are here). I’ve used the smaller sizes a lot throughout…

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Litter Box Cover DIY!

First of all, let me just say a resounding you’re welcome to all you fellow cat owners out there. I know how tough it can be to love the adorable little kitty that naps on the couch with you but not always love the rest of the kitty gear that comes with that furry little face. So far, I’ve done my best to upgrade versions of cat essentials with a…

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Create Outdoor Patio Lighting Without a Pergola (Renter Friendly!)

One thing that can really make or break an outdoor space is lighting. Lighting is what really sets the mood as a hot summer night starts to wind down and a cool breeze (hopefully) begins to blow. Our last house had a pergola already built on the property, so it was easy enough to string some globe patio lights around the edge of it and call it a day. But…

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Faux Cement Tile DIY

One of our big priorities in designing this home was to create a polished home recording studio for Jeremy. In the past he had a lot of make-shift studios that did the job, but here we decided to invest time and money into making it something really special. That said, studios are ‘SPENSIVE! Like, whoa. So to counteract those big purchases, we’re doing as much DIY decor as we possibly…

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Weave Extra Texture with Roving Knots

The weaving craze continues! If you haven’t already joined the ranks of fiber-loving weavers, this project might be the one that gets you there. It’s an easy weave as far as stitches and technique go, so it’s truly a great option for anyone who feels like they want to get started but also want to end up with something they can be proud to hang on their wall. This larger…

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Wooden Mid Century Plant Stand DIY

Though I love my plants in all sizes big and small, the smaller ones are definitely less expensive to "outfit". You can buy several small, cute planters for the cost of one big one. There are lots of large planters that I love, but the bigger they are the pricier they get too. I wanted to do something a little special for my fiddle leaf fig that I’ve kept alive…

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Gold Cactus Wallpaper DIY

I don’t think I’ve ever received so many requests for a DIY before!! I’m so glad. I had so much fun working on this project and am so excited to share it with you today! As you know I am VERY passionate about wallpaper. But wallpaper is a big commitment. Something you aren’t ready for such a commitment and that’s when something inexpensive and easy to execute like this comes…

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Add Geometric Panels to Your Plain Closet Doors!

Once you start to really get a room together, it becomes obvious how important all the finishing details are. I find with most things it’s the little touches that really draw you in and keep you interested in a space. So I wanted to add some personality to as much as I could in our "soon to be finished" den area. I am still over the moon with how the…

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Modern Wooden Wardrobe DIY

I have always loved the idea of designing simple pieces of furniture that are both useful and beautiful. So when I came across this DIY, I was determined to make a version of it for our bedroom. We have always lived in older homes that are big on charm and short on closet space, so I’ve had most of my wardrobe in a variety of makeshift closets. Our current master…

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Chunky Woven Bath Mat DIY

Shopping for bath mats isn’t the most glamorous way to spend an afternoon, but spending a few hours enjoying your new favorite hobby with the outcome being a custom woven piece of pure joy to step on sure is. Any time you can pair finger knitting and weaving into the same project, you’re going to end up with a textural feast! The best news is you can turn this beginner-level…

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Painted Eye Statement Wall DIY

When I was planning to give our guest bathroom a makeover, there were tons of things I wanted to do with that space, but since we were redoing every room in the house, I mostly knew it had to be budget friendly. I liked the thought of wallpapering the room, but I know that wallpaper isn’t great for a bathroom with a shower (all that steam over time), and wallpaper…

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DIY Parsons Nightstand

After living in our home for over four years, I can finally say, as of last weekend, our bedroom is completely finished! And what a soothing relief that is in my life. Bedrooms often seem to be cast aside in favor of rooms that are seen by guests and enjoyed by the entire family. In our case, we have very little space in our master bedroom (for someone not living…

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Copper Pipe Child’s Desk DIY

Long live the copper pipe and all its many uses! I designed this child-sized copper pipe desk after being inspired by a vintage set of stairs that were probably taken out of an elementary school’s music department. I made some changes to help with stability and have already apologized to Ruby for deciding I need this desk to stay in my studio instead. Since copper is a softer metal, I…

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Palm Springs Kitty Scratch House (OMG!)

If you have pets of any kind, you already know the struggle between pet items that are necessary to have around but are not necessarily your favorite thing to look at everyday. I realized that we had a "scratcher" cat pretty quickly once we got our second cat Mac. At some point I noticed that more and more often he’d been trying to scratch up different rugs or furniture pieces….

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DIY Wooden Bead Chandelier

Lighting projects can instantly up the style and feel of a space. Oftentimes it gives the space the extra detail it needs to put it over the top! We were dying to make a wooden bead chandelier, and we love how it all came together. The raw wood beads are my favorite! I love the organic feel of them. Supplies: -1 hanging basket -white spray paint -scissors -approximately 700 5/8"…

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Creating an Open Closet System

When my husband and I purchased our small ranch home, we knew the bedroom closet wasn’t big enough for the both of us. So instead of having a showdown at high noon, or doing something even crazier like becoming a wardrobe minimalist, I decided to implement an open closet system onto one of the bedroom walls. What really happened, though, was that we lived with a hodge-podge bedroom for three…

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