DIY Friday Vol. 7

Hey everybody, and welcome to the seventh installment of our DIY Friday series!  One Friday a month we do a roundup of DIY projects from around the web that we’re dying to try.  You can check out previous DIY Friday posts, as well as some of our own DIY ventures, here.  Now for this month’s inspiration!

From Katie:

Oh man do these color-washed plywood tiles over on Marion House Book make my heart go pitter patter.  I love the colors, the design, the scale – all of it!  It looks like a straightforward project, and pretty inexpensive to make.  It’s gorgeous over her mantel and I can also imagine using the tiles on a headboard or a small accent wall.

Marion House wall tiles

Marion House wall tiles 2

Another wall art DIY I’m loving is this painted cross stitch.  I like the way it tricks the eye, and it could be a really fun and playful element.  Mera could even take her love of irreverent cross stitch large-scale :).

From Mera:

When I was a kid one of our neighbors had an elaborate geometric painted door that sparked my burgeoning interest in design and style at a really young age. Since then I have had a thing for decorated doors and this one, covered with leather scraps and nail heads, makes me swoon:

Red House West||DIY Friday

In between realizing that our chaise wouldn’t fit through the playroom door and remembering that we have an old captain’s bed stored in the basement I did some internet searching for daybed DIYs. I came up with a really detailed tutorial to make this daybed that I’ve bookmarked for future cabin use, or as backup in case we can’t squeeze the captain’s bed into the playroom after all.


source (the website appears to be under construction right now, but hopefully the tutorial will be back up soon!)

Have a great weekend everyone, and come back on Monday for another post from Katie!

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