Light Up Mountain Art
Beautiful handcrafted decorative wall art. This piece has two layers of mountains with colors that look great at all hours of the day. When the sun goes down, turn on the LED lights to make the mountain glow and give you a great conversation starter. You may choose to use an outlet as a power source or hide the wires with a battery pack installed out of sight. (Note that the battery power option requires 8 AA batteries with a life expectancy of about 15 hours. Rechargeable batteries are not…
Recycled Carpet Mandala Mosaic
Recycled Carpet Mandala Mosaic: We recently moved house and love almost everything about it...except it's super-duper ugly stucco walls. We are renting, so we can't do much about it. Mostly we're only having to stare at them when we're sitting outside, so I thought I would make…
DIY Driftwood Art | Engineer Your Space
I needed some beach inspired artwork to finish off my dining room makeover but having no money left over in the budget, I had to get creative! Looking around the apartment for something to use, I found this piece of plywood leftover from a project which was the perfect size, but what to put on it? […]
Before & After: Maura’s $13 DIY Wall Art!
Maura had recently made the move to a small studio apartment with 12-foot walls, a lot of blank space to fill with a small decorating budget. One Saturday after breakfast, an idea on how to transform her dining area with DIY painted wall art came to her. From Maura: I had purchased 6 sample sizes of paint recently for a slow-to-progress project that I decided to use right away for this new project.
Simple wall art: framed door knocker | Engineer Your Space
I’ve always loved door knockers – they come in an infinite array of designs, as you can see in this roundup of gorgeous and unique door knockers, and they add a touch of personality and fun to a front door. I have a beautiful door knocker that was given to me as a gift, and it’s been […]
DIY Herringbone Metallic Artwork: Easy & Cheap
So I don't know if I've said this before, but my husband and I are currently building a house. Well, we're not building it (I'm not that crafty... hot glue has its limits), some nice young men we pay are building it. We are, however, among other things, funding it. Let me translate: we're broke for the next year or so. Needless to say, that scenario leaves no budget for current rental-house decor. And I thought that was fine when we first moved into this dirty white box. 7 months later, the…