Archive for the ‘Budget’ Category

DIY Decoupage Storage Pails

DIY Decoupage Storage Pails by Sherri Blum

Here’s a fun DIY for you and the kids, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

Let’s face it, most children’s rooms are small. And considering that these rooms usually hold more junk stuff than most, parents find ourselves dealing with organizational [...] Read more »

Lexi’s Paint Chip Dresser — Makeover

Lexi’s Paint Chip Dresser — Makeover So simple, yet effective.

When I found Lexi Adams’ dresser transformation, I pounded my forehead – why didn’t I think to do that? Here’s the Before and After and the scoop on the fresh look this Brooklyn, NY photographer got with a little paint, elbow grease, and good advice from Dad.

HomeWorkshop (HW): Are you a design-diva, big into DIY and decorating, or was this [...] Read more »

30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments

30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments Our DIY Special Event, 30 days of DIY Designer Ornaments launches today! For the next 30 days visit us each day for a new, easy ornament project.

We’re not talking candy canes and snowmen here –

but simply stylish confections to deck your tree in design.

Your tree will have it all:

Texture

Color

Sparkle

Spunk

We’ll look to current design trends and we’ll include a healthy dose of sentiment. Some [...] Read more »

Introducing Secondhand Shabby — Diana’s Ebook!

Introducing Secondhand Shabby — Diana’s Ebook! Our Contributors here at HomeWorkshop.com are a talented tribe of design doers, and I am amazed daily at their creations. Excitement abounds today as I announce that our maven of makeovers and wrangler of reuse has published her first Ebook!!

Diana Durkes put her sandpaper, paintbrush, camera and keyboard into overdrive, and Secondhand Shabby, her 90-page downloadable Ebook is here!! Inside, Diana demonstrates how to:

“Give new [...] Read more »

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s some great advice for the upcoming holidays, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

And so it begins….

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving—the first big Holiday of the season—is right around the corner. I love this holiday, [...] Read more »

Fab Graphic Silhouettes are Unique, Personal Artwork

Fab Graphic Silhouettes are Unique, Personal Artwork Available Now in My Shop!

Today, we’re shopping for fabulous family wall art. When I first saw photos of Jessa ZG’s colorful and unusual art creations, I thought these might be perfect to offer in my shop. To ensure the product was up to snuff for you, I requested samples. When the samples from Jessa arrived, it confirmed my suspicion.

This is cool artwork, people! [...] Read more »

Nursery Chest DIY Makeover

Nursery Chest DIY Makeover by Diana Durkes

Here’s an original project idea for baby’s nursery. It’s DIY time, with furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving.

I came upon this sweet cupboard at a house sale last month. It was a lesser piece among a houseful of pretty, practical antiques. Many had sold, but [...] Read more »

Makeover — ‘Victoria’ the Dressing Table

Makeover — ‘Victoria’ the Dressing Table by Lia Fagan

Interior Designer Lia Fagan is back – and another castoff piece of furniture is the better for it. Enjoy Lia’s guest post, and the transformed Deco diva, ‘Victoria’.

I rescued Victoria from a local reuse centre…rows upon rows of withered souls just looking to be brought back to life.

“My, you’re a long way from the salon.”

She was in great shape structurally, but was [...] Read more »

Room Design — Go Small to Think Big

Room Design — Go Small to Think Big We’ve all got BIG design plans:

Renovate the kitchen.

Update the living room.

Get bold and more confident with color.

All good, but it can get overwhelming. What if instead we take a breather from our giant to-do’s, and gain a little perspective by going small?

Carole’s ‘Retro Tiki Lounge’.

I found a group of talented designers that create the most captivating rooms. Creative, colorful, and playful. Playful being the operative [...] Read more »

Makeover — ‘Stella’ the Wardrobe

Makeover — ‘Stella’ the Wardrobe by Lia Fagan

Here’s makeover motivation for the weekend, from my new Canadian friend, Interior Designer Lia Fagan. (I seem to make lots of Canadian friends—must be the hockey gusto.)

Lia can spy neglected furniture cowering in the corner of any second-hand store; and she has the beauty kit to give it new life – literally. Enjoy this guest post from Lia, where she introduces us [...] Read more »

How to Designate a Homework Place

How to Designate a Homework Place by GraceAnn Simoni

It’s that time again parents; and here’s some great advice to set your kids up for success, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

The kids are going back in school and the homework is starting. Have you [...] Read more »

Classic Chair Designs as Art

Classic Chair Designs as Art If you’ve been visiting HomeWorkshop.com for any length of time, you know that I’m enamored with the design of chairs. To design a comfortable and attractive chair is not an easy thing, and that’s why good chair designs become classics. Read more about classic chair designs here.

That’s why I was thrilled when I came across cutoutpaper’s Limited Edition Laser Cuts – unusual art that [...] Read more »

DIY Art at Home — Books

DIY Art at Home — Books My walls have never been the place for the blah. If it’s bold, colorful, and graphic – sign me up. And as you know, I’m a fervent DIY’er.

So when I saw Lola Gavarry’s new book, DIY Art at Home, 28 Simple Projects for Chic Decor on the Cheap (Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010), I snatched up a copy.

Gavarry, a designer who creates artwork for residential clients [...] Read more »

BEMZ Slipcovers Now in Designers Guild Patterns

BEMZ Slipcovers Now in Designers Guild Patterns Transform IKEA Seating in Tricia Guild Style

Tiring of that plain-vanilla IKEA armchair? Or when the neighbors come for dinner, does that pasta stain make you shuffle your dining chairs?

Check out the slipcovers from Stockholm, Sweden-based BEMZ, which are designed to fit most IKEA chairs and sofas – even discontinued models. And now, you can adorn your furniture with the innovative patterns of Designers Guild.

For [...] Read more »

Lettering in Decor and Design

Lettering in Decor and Design by Regina Garay

Let’s put the alphabet to creative use, with our Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and Contributor Regina Garay. Regina blogs about her artistry and inspiration

at Fauxology.

In the midst of creating a warm space for themselves, many homeowners decide to bring in a more personal touch with lettering designs.  These can include important quotes, the family crest or monograms.  And businesses need to [...] Read more »

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