home: made [ staircases ]

home: made [ staircases ]

Time to get creative with your staircase. Across the internet there are so many creative ideas for designing unique looks for a staircase.

From blending colours upwards, stair by stair; using favourite Pantone colours on each tread; mixing treated real wood with a shade that suits your home; using a graphic inspiration quirky design across the stairs.

Have a peak at ;

DIYNetwork.com

ZipperedInfo

DesignerTrapped

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home: made [ baskets ]

home: made [ baskets ]

This year we are seeing rattan, bamboo and woven homeware making a huge comeback. A popular choice for many is baskets, now being used for more than just storage.

How about turning one into a light pendant, hanging planter or as decorative objects for the wall. We found some cool ideas at homestolove.com.au as well as a lovely woven basket wall hanging at casawatkinsliving.com

home: made [ Easter eggs ]

home: made [ Easter eggs ]

Easter weekend is upon and if you are entertaining or simply like to decorate your home over this period, then we have some cool egg decorating tutorials for you today.

Country Living share some really lovely paint techniques, silk covering, dying and lots more to create colourful and interesting eggs.

Head to countryliving.co.uk & countryliving.com for all the details.

home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.

We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .

The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.

The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.

home: made [ cushions ]

home: made [ cushions ]

Looking for a refresh for your sofa or chair then consider some inspiration from us today.

We have found a handfull of fun and creative diy projects to transform a basic cushion into something a little special. With frills, pom poms and hand stitching, check these out.

Clockwise from top left:

fallfordiy.com

vintagerevivals.com

lilyardor.com

abeautifulmess.com

home: made [ head boards ]

home: made [ head boards ]

If you’re looking for a new creative project and want something unique for your bedroom then try a unique idea for the head board.

Hunting across the internet we found four great ideas for making your own head board.

We love the idea of using open books together – making the perfect bedtime reading spot. Create a beautiful tactile design with tied ribbons in a soft hue strung across above the bed. An easy but effective idea is to create a padded head board* using just squares of wood, squares of foam, squares of your chosen fabric and a staple gun! And lastly stencilling or printing a design directly in the place of a headboard is effective as well as being easy to change when you think of a different idea or want to change the look if your bedroom.

*for a great tutorial on making a padded head board visit CaliforniaHomeDesign