top 10 most popular DIY blog posts of the year... A year ago, I hit the "publish" button on this DIY blog for the first time ever. It was fun. It felt daring and silly and important all at the same time. It was me finally freeing that creative self that had been cooped up for WAY too long. For my entire adult life, I'd been a physical therapist. A career I loved. Writing was a big part of my work...but it was technical writing. Very objective. And very measured. And extremely ... Read More about Happy Anniversary Heathered Nest! A Recap of the Year’s 10 Most Popular DIY Blog Posts.
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Don't waste $30 on towel storage or racks. Here are 20+ amazing, affordable, and awesomely-easy alternatives... Bathroom accessories. Towel bars, toilet paper holders, magazine racks... Believe it or not, it's a topic I am fairly passionate about. At least, as passionate as one can be about towel bars. I fully realize we aren't talking about saving lives here or anything even remotely close to THAT level of important. However... I ask you - "fairness"...is that important to ... Read More about 23 Smart Towel Storage Ideas + DIY Towel Racks To Try
DIY painted knobs can be a great $ saver. Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly... I'm not that girl who's got a Louie on her arm. Prada? I have nada. I don't wear expensive jewelry, and the minivan I drive, well, that's certainly not doing a blasted thing to elevate my status, either, I suppose. I'm no Snooty Sally when it comes to a lot of things, but I do have my issues, I certainly confess. Such as? Door hardware. I'm a knob snob. My husband and I have moved in and out of ... Read More about Knob Snob (AKA DIY Painted Knobs)
A DIY upholstery story... Today's story is about DIY upholstery. But really, it's much more than that at its core. It's no secret that I have a soft spot for "hopeless cases". As a physical therapist, I was drawn most to patients who had been told by someone or the other that "they couldn't" or "they wouldn't" or "they shouldn't". Those bullies who said "you can't" "you won't", "there's no hope", etc...those guys are like Biff. You remember Biff, right? Back to the ... Read More about When the Cow Came Home (DIY Upholstery of a Mid-Century Modern Dumpster Dive)
Trash to treasure DIY upholstery project of two mid-century modern cane side chairs... Today is a trash to treasure DIY upholstery story, friends. I'm sharing with you what quite possibly may be my "buy of the decade". I found a pair of these gorgeous mid-century modern cane chairs a couple weeks ago, and snatched them up for $16 a piece. CAN YOU STAND IT?! These kind of chairs are sometimes hard to find. Once in a while, you can snag them on Craigslist, maybe a local Facebook yard sale site, ... Read More about Trash to Treasure Armchair revival with DIY upholstery