How great is this accent wall from Nell in Fort Worth, TX? She got the idea flipping through some old shelter mags and put it all together for the cost of just a few sample jars of paint and some good ol’ painter’s tape. Here’s what she had to say about the project (pictured here in progress):
"The hardest part was picking the colors. I knew I wanted gray because I wanted to stick with something more neutral. Once I picked my lightest color (Valspar’s Bay Waves, which I used to paint the rest of the room, too), I just compared it to other darker shades until I had four I liked. The darkest color was kind of a slate, just shy of black—and that was a little daunting! But I love how it turned out.”
We do too, Nell! All this lovely gray is driving us fifty shades of… CRAY.
Inspired to share your stuff? Send it to us here. -MB
Seriously, stop scaring your overnight guests with your ugly nightstand. It’s doing nothing for your love life. No more excuses! -EL
STOP! Well, if you’re going to strip paint from wood furniture this weekend. Read our guide first. Lest you unleash lead paint upon your roommates or mess up that amazing mid-century curb find. -EL
MOST REQUESTED. It’s amazing how project requests vary from platform to platform. Needless to say, what the youths want at tumblr is nevaaar what the olds (God love ‘em) want at Facebook. When we compare our project archives to what’s trending here, it’s always nice to be able to dust off some old favorites for you. Here, without further ado, is How to Build a Hypertufa Garden Trough (8 steps).
Remember summer camp tie-dye? This is just as cool, but way more grown up. -MB
Because when you walk or ride the subway everywhere you bring a lot of dirt into your apartment. You don’t even want to SEE all the New York City grime I mop up on the reg. -EL
This coffee table-turned-bench tutorial is the perfect furniture hack. -EL
Feel free to apply this to all your DIY ventures this weekend. And always. Need some inspiration? See our DIY ideas here. -EL
Can’t afford some fawn-cy marble planters? Neither can I. I have a couple of used-up food canisters that would be perfect for this DIY. (This is great for if you wan to do so something with your long weekend but still be lazy.) -EL