A Table Transformation

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Our coffee table is in a sad state of affair, friends. From dents to nicks (and yes, even marker remnants from play dates gone awry!), I’ve been tempted to just scrap the whole thing and purchase a replacement. Instead, I’m taking a cue from Weekday Carnival and simply covering the mistakes – one concrete slab at a time.

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A Summer Dining Refresh

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Picnic and outdoor dining tables are so functional, but can be so… plain. Why not dress up your existing spread with a painted table runner down the center?

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A Painted Dresser

Admittedly, I’m not the best at DIY projects. I get impatient and stop measuring and then all the sudden there’s a pile of shredded fabric and dripping paint all over the room. Yet this smart dresser transformation from Elisabeth Dunker seems like it might be doable – even for me, yes?

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Make It: A Giant Confetti Wall

Because I have white walls (and love them endlessly!), I often find small ways to dress them up every now and then. It’s the perfect way for me to temporarily brighten my space without investing in wallpaper or a bold paint color I might hate in a few weeks. (Anyone else out there an incredibly fickle decorator in this way?)

Naturally, this DIY confetti wall project found in Beci Oprin’s book Find & Keep is the perfect easy solution for a rainy day afternoon. Wouldn’t it be fun to enlist the help of your family and friends to create one giant wall of fun? Here’s how:

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A Stunning DIY Bedside Lamp

You’re not going to believe this (really!), but this lamp? This lamp is a DIY project. A completely do-able one at that. Is your mouth gaping as wide as mine?

Finnish industrial design student Minni spotted a similar lamp and was inspired to recreate the look – on a serious budget. The best part? Every item used in the project was sourced from IKEA or a local hardware store, making it incredibly affordable (and seriously convenient if you’re lucky enough to live near an IKEA!).

If you’d like to tackle the project, Mini has a fantastic three-port tutorial here, here and here. [Warning: the concrete-pouring process looks a wee bit intimidating, but she gives some great tips on getting the job done!] Aren’t you amazed? Cheers to creative solutions on a dime!

Image Credit: Nimi Design

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