Monday, March 7, 2011

{10 fabulous blogger diy's}

I've scoured the blogosphere and collected some of my favorite DIY's, several of which I would love to try my hand at! Here they are:

3 Amazing Upholstered Headboards:

I'd love to attempt an upholstered headboard, or actually two! There are so many wonderful DIY's out there, I found a how-to video from House & Home that seems especially helpful that you can watch here. I envision two single beds in our guest bedroom to give a sort of 'hotel chic' look:


Brooke from All Things Thrifty created a master piece in her master bedroom with this beautiful headboard, she perfectly upholstered every panel individually!


My talented friend Barbara over at Hodge:Podge has mastered the art of diamond tufting, her gorgeous raspberry silk headboard was featured on HGTV online!


Janell of Isabella & Max Rooms created a stunner, a headboard wall with a fabulous nailhead trim, yum!


3 Fabulous Stenciled Walls:

I love the idea of creating a stencil and applying it to get a custom 'wallpaper' look, but without the expensive commitment! As long as you have a serious dose of patience, this looks like an incredible project. How gorgeous is the wall stencil Janell from Isabella & Max Rooms created:


Kate from Centsational Girl's master bedroom got a lovely shimmering trellis pattern {oh, and PS. she also made the upholstered headboard! Gorgeous!}:


This may be the most patience-requiring project I have ever seen; and Imperial Trellis wall done on the blog Hello Gorgeous, how amazing is this? It literally looks like the real-deal, and I love the shimmer effect of the pearlized paint:


4 IKEA Dressers Get New Life:

I'm happy with how my Rast dressers turned out, and I've found so many other re-invented IKEA pieces that are seriously drool-worthy. If you haven't already seen Aubrey & Lindsay's take on the Rast dresser, you've been missing out!


Barbara at Hodge:Podge turned this dresser into a glam piece with a little silver-leafing and some crystal knobs:


This next dresser by Bri of Me, You and a Wiener made me do a double {ok maybe triple} take! Although not a Rast, this larger IKEA dresser went from drab to fab with trim details in a greek key motif {dying over the gold and turquoise combo too!}:


I adore it and I'd love to try this, it reminds me of a night table I have long coveted from one of Christina Murphy's bedroom projects:


Seriously, isn't it amazing to see how unique these four takes on plain jane IKEA dressers are? Just goes to show how creative you can be and how many different looks can result by either silver-leafing, stenciling, staining, or adding trim!


How amazingly talented is the blog-world?? I feel like I have so much to learn ... a big thanks to all of these talented people for continuing to inspire me! So many projects, so little time. Did I miss any DIY's that you drool over and want to give a try?

24 comments:

chair up said...

Oh what a wonderful post and great examples from some of my favourite bloggers. How much inspiration can I bear!
Angex

Miss Walker said...

I absolutely love the first shot of the two single bedheads, so true, this is very hotel chic! Also, cant believe the creativity of others when it comes to a plain set of Ikea drawers...amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! Miss Walker xoxo

Designwali said...

this post is so inspiring! My goal this year is to actually step out of my comfort zone and do a terrific DIY.....but these top the cake!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Loved this- I'm always amazed at the talent out there in blogland- DIYs always make me gasp because they're so not my thing and I am always totally inspired by what others do. Beautiful roundup and ps, you dresser hack is one of my all time favourites!!

Debby said...

Bloggers have the best inspiration... I am loving those dressers! xo

Vintage Home said...

As always thanks for doing the leg work for us! Wonderful ideas!
The turquoise & gold is my vave!...Stunning!

things that sparkle said...

Wow, so incredibly impressed with these people. I really wish I had the patience for talent to make a headboard for myself. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Wow I haven't seen that dresser from Bri before, so cool! I've been wanting to make an upholstered headboard for our master. I even have all the pieces cut out and ready to go. Except I can't find the perfect fabric. I've looked everywhere ugh!

LiveLikeYou said...

That's sooo funny!! I just came over here to let you know I included your insanely great IKEA makeover as part of my Think Outside the Box series this morning dedicated to blogger's great makeovers, and you're doing a similar post!! Love your post!! xx,Jill

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Thanks for featuring me not once but twice! {I made another headboard in a different fabric for the other daughter, have yet to photograph it!}
You are too sweet. I must say that I LOVE that dresser Bri made! There are moments when I feel like buying several Rasts and just hacking them for fun!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

You are so right... the blog world is amazing. I so want to try some of these projects!

amy said...

This makes me want to take the day off and go do something crafty! Thanks for the inspiration!

elizabeth / sophisticated pie said...

amazing post, thanks! I'm thinking hard about doing a Rast dresser DIY project. Do you think that could work as a side table in a living room?

I'd love the try the upholstering too, but it scares me a little (ok, a lot!)

Ms.Cupcake said...

Well small world! I just clued in I used to work with your hubby! While he was still in school I worked with him at RMH! CRAZY! I knew I recognized you in your pic on your blog...only now did I clue in! I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I LOVE your home...looks so great! Well done guys! I am following you now :) Check out my blog too!
Huggs,
Becky :)

theLENNOXX said...

Most inspiring post EVER!! Makes me want to change everything in my home (DIY style of course ;) I'm especially enamored with your dresser makeover (along with everyone else in the blogosphere).

xo Linda

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

So many of my faves in that list too! so much talent!!!

David Toms said...

Now you have inspired me!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Hey girl thanks for the feature! I got a lot of catching up to do with all these great DIY's my laptop crashed so I have to share with my hubby. Not fun, ever seen two dogs fighting over a bone...?

bri

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Great round up of talent. I hadn't seen some of these like Bri's which is so unique. I'm going to attempt stencilling in the next few weeks (probably months at the rate I go). How hard can it be? :)

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Thank you so much for the shout out, I'd love to feature your DIY Draper project on my blog tomorrow, it is just fabulous!! Janell

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Great collection of projects. The wall treatments that you featured are amazing - I can't imagine having enough patience to create any of them! Love the stenciling that Janell did. I've been debating buying the same stencil to do something similar on a wall in our hallway.

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Just started following your blog! Wanted to say "hello"! And also, your nightstands are amazing - I love what you did.

SHERRY HART said...

Holy smokes...there are SO many talented people out there!!! Great pictures....

Be Inspired said...

Love it!! What a great blog!!

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