Looking for a super cute, low cost wall decor idea? Well look no further! Today I will share with you how I made this easy swag (no weave) wall hanging with tassels, for less than $4---and the best part? You can make it as big or small as you'd like! (I wish I had thought of this idea myself, but my inspiration for this project came from here.)
I think everyone has that child . . . the one who surprises you by how very different they are from you. My daughter and I are very different when it comes to the homefront. She has no real interest in decor . . . organization . . . cleaning her room . . . (YET, I am hopeful!, **sigh**). Maybe that's typical of an almost 13 year old??? Anyway, while she was away this summer (12 days total), I worked diligently to get her bedroom in order and have it nice, comfy and organized for when she got back. And the best part . . . most of the changes I made were little to no cost because I used pretty much everything we already had! Due to the time frame that I had to complete this pre-teen/tween bedroom refresh, I will share tutorials and projects in later posts, but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! I hope you enjoy the tour! This post contains affiliate links. Should you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.
In my last post, I talked a little about giving unique gifts and how I tend to suck at gift giving unless it is something that I have made from the heart or it is personalized. I am HUGE on the philosophy of functional beauty and prefer gifts that serve a purpose. Anyway, when I decided to gift my hubby this beautiful Jord Wood Watch, I thought it would be sweet to make him something nice to keep his jewelry organized and to hold his beautiful new timepiece. So I designed and built this little accessory holder/charging station in just a couple of hours (from start to finish) out of scrap wood, and you can too!! This accessory holder/charging station was totally made up as I went along, so please note the slight hiccup (mentioned in step 3), if you choose to make one of these for yourself.
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I'm not a fan of choosing gifts. Well . . . better yet, I'm always looking for unique gift ideas, not something that comes a dime a dozen. My husband and I just recently celebrated our 13th anniversary and like most people who have been together this long and have kids, gift giving isn't usually a priority. Until I was introduced to Jord Wood watches! I have to be honest, when I first saw these cool wrist watches I knew I had to have one (for myself!) And although they do carry beautiful women's watches, when I visited the website I spotted this watch and knew for sure that it would make a perfect (and unexpected) anniversary gift for my husband.
So tell me . . . have you dreamed of updating your builder grade kitchen? Are you on a budget? If you answered yes, I invite you to read on, because I'm going to share with you how I removed my over the range microwave, installed a vent hood and built a rangehood cover over my existing cabinet in the matter of three days!!! I know this post is LONG overdue, and that's mainly because it's a LONG post, so bare with me, and if I left anything out or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask :).
I've explained in the past how I tend to jump in to projects pretty fast, and this project was no different. I took a lot of pictures, but other than removing the microwave, I did this on my own, so most of the pictures are not "pretty."