Home Decor Style File: Do It Yourself

I know, I haven't shared anything from my visual journals in awhile. What can I say? Sometimes life just gets in the way. Well without further adieu, here are my favorite things from the Summer 2013 issue of Do It Yourself magazine.

  • Painted retro roller skate as art
  • Cut out and decoupage a child's art to a vase or candle stick
  • Cute potting bench... I need one of these!
  • Like many others, I have a love for vintage trailers... I don't have one yet, but I'm looking 

  • Galvanized chicken feeders as planters... great idea!
  • Pop-up electrical outlet
  • Colorful mix-n-match throw pillows
  • Anything can be a hook

  • They were thinking garden with this quote, but I can apply it to my house
  • Love the color combination inside this vintage travel trailer
  • Scan children's artwork onto iron on transfers for a pillow... using love letters on bedroom pillows (or pillow cases) would be fun too
  • Peel 'n' stick wallpaper... an easy and quick (temporary) update

  • The possibilities are endless with this colored twine
  • Crochet flowers on an outdoor chair... you really CAN embellish everything
  • Stepping [stones] from a tree... beautiful 

  • 70's looking color combination on a garage make-over
  • New magazine I can't wait to check out
  • Super cute cantaloupe and cabbage vegatabowls... there's more on Etsy!

  • Grommets or button holes to secure fabric to a basket or box
  • Rustic sofa table/storage solution
  • DIY vanity storage solution
  • Basket made from chop sticks

  • Plant succulents in an old coffee carafe
  • Turn your garage into a studio apartment... turn it back into a garage when time to move or sell
  • Fabric or paper decoupaged to wood to make a door or shower mat

  • Cut out and glue a child's artwork to magnets
  • Laser cut birds from Etsy
  • Tiles made from old tires
  • Drill holes in the ends of a box, thread and tie rope for handles
  • Paint and use egg cartons as drawer organizers

  • Colorful room divider
  • Paint the backs of crates for colorful storage
  • Change the upholstery to give stool a vintage look


  1. Uh oh, now I must go buy this magazine! Thanks for the colorful post.


  2. These are a bunch full of ideas for the home, indeed! I love them! I can't wait to try them out at home and I'm sure other home owners are as excited too.