dyi: what do I do with this?

Have you ever been at a garage sale and thought that rocking chair would be cool if it wasn’t for the hideous fabric, and how would I change that? Or hey that bag of basket grass is really sparkly but I don’t know what to do with it. That happens to me all the time. (Not the basket grass so much) I call this step one: drive away, turn around, drive back and buy the object of curiosity. Step two: put object in garage and contemplate it’s future. Step two can last a long time (much to my husbands horror). Then after a while, if the inspiration hasn’t hit yet on what to do with this object but you still like it, then do step three (it’s a short step program): hit the DYI resources! On my computer, I have bookmarked some really cool sites that are a wealth of information. These are my go-to websites for fun, inspiration and for saving my marriage (not really).

diyideas.com: this site is also a magazine called “do it yourself” to peruse if you don’t have internet access (in a plane on the runway before take-off is the only thing that comes to mind). This site is just fun.

thenateshow.com: one of Oprah’s favorite guys. His site has tips on everything from refinishing kitchen cabinets to how to take pictures that won’t make you look fat. I love his philosophy that a a home should be comfortable, individual and thoughtful. If I had a dream personal home decorator that would be Nate (and not just because he’s cute) (well, maybe).

designspongeonline.com: I bow down to the queen of design blogs. Design*Sponge is a daily website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, Design*Sponge was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials”. I want to be her when I grow up.

hostessblog.com: Hostess with the Mostess. This site can help you find fun uses for those weird objects. Spruce up that funky table for a party or use that bottle collection as candle holders. It gives crap a job to do. I now know what to do with the leftover plastic grass from the Easter baskets: place it in a glass vase to help hold up the flowers for a special occasion. All in all, it’s is a fun site and looks like candy.

Images courtesy of hostessblog

 

This entry was posted on 03/23/11 and is filed under home style, inspiration, musings. Tags: , ,