DIY Leather Coasters

If there is one thing that always goes missing in my house, it’s our coasters! I am always putting my coffee on the strangest thing to protect the surface of our tables. Sometimes it’s my laptop, a magazine and on and on. I thought it was about time I just made some extra ones myself, but a little more edgier than our older ones!  What you will need: Scissors  Leather Fabric Marker What to do: 1. Gather your supplies 2. Cut the edges straight 3. Create your pattern on the leather using your fabric marker 4. You can choose to do as many as you want, but I wanted enough for at least 5 coasters 5. Measure out the shape you want and cut – I went with simple squares 6. Simply use and enjoy!  This was super easy! I love using leather to add that touch of texture to my decor. It just so happened that I was in need of new coasters and I had a lot of scrap leather laying around – it was the perfect marriage! These coasters are both stylish and useful! Now what else can I make… What do you think of this simple DIY? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Triangle Confetti

I thought I would sneak in one more DIY using fun triangles!! This one is super SUPER easy! Simply take your fancy triangle puncher, grab those paint chips in the colors you love and punch away! These would be great for any party or holiday! I stuck with my ombre green and black theme to keep it a bit modern!  This triangle confetti looks great on our coffee table, but you could put it anywhere throughout your home! I think I might be doing this for our next birthday party too! It’s just so fun!  St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week a way! I’ve shared some very simple and modern ways you can add a touch of green to your home this coming holiday! Be sure to check out the Geometric Vases and Triangle Garland to complete the look!  What do you think of taking this approach for holidays you aren’t too crazy about? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...

Basket Planter

The other day, I found some super cute baskets at Target, much like this. I grabbed a couple and brought them home to use for the kids laundry hampers. But I just loved the black and white combo so much, I didn’t just want them hiding in their rooms. I decided to repurpose my basket and use it as a cute planter!  It was such an easy transition! I didn’t even have to take my plant out of the old planter, I just sat it in the basket and it instantly got revamped! It’s a great way to change up patterns and colors in a non-fuss way!  Luckily, the basket is waterproof, so I can keep the plant in while watering it. I don’t have to worry about messes, since it’s easy to wipe down. Not to mention, the handles make it super easy to transport if I want to place the plant in another area of the home!  If I get tired of the color combo or pattern, I can always switch it back to my previous planter. Or use it as a laundry basket again! For now, I’m having some fun using it as a non-traditional planter!  What do you think? Is this just too weird? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...

St. Patrick’s Day Triangle Garland

The other day, I shared some super easy and modern St. Patrick’s Day Geometric Vases! Using the same supplies, you can create a fun triangle garland to help add just a little more pop of green, but still keeping that modern touch!  What you will need: Paint chips (Again, they are free!) Triangle paper puncher (you could also just use scissors) Tape Twine What to Do: 1. Punch your triangles out with your triangle paper puncher 2. Take your  triangles and tape the twine to the back! 3.Hang it up and enjoy! SOOO easy!  You can make this as long or short as you would like! I wanted mine to dress up our gallery wall of family pictures, so I only needed a few triangles. I would love to make a long one to drape across the living room wall, so I might have to pick up a few more paint chips!  I love the subtle hints of green to make it feel festive enough for St. Patrick’s Day, but not too over the top! Plus, this is something I might even consider keeping out year round, along with the vases! The color combo is that perfect pop for a neutral room.  How do you feel about adding a St. Patrick’s Day triangle garland to make things a little more festive in your house? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Dining Wall Makeover and Buffet Revamp: Before

I am SO beyond excited, last Friday I had the most exciting news! Better Homes and Gardens voted Hello Lidy as one of the top ten decorating blogs for the 2014 blogger awards! You guys – that’s HUGE for us!! Thank you all for your support and love over these past few years! Without any of you, this wouldn’t be possible! I mean it! Be sure to check out the other nine amazing bloggers also awarded this year! And if you’re a new visitor here, I am SO thrilled you ventured this way! Welcome! While we are on the topic of decorating, I’ve been really wanting to give our dining room wall a simple makeover and revamp our boring buffet. Two years ago, we created a DIY Sunburst Mirror. For a while it was great for the space, but our style has changed a bit and I’m looking for something new and fresh to hang on the wall! Our buffet is very large and it stretches along the entire wall, which is also a little hard to work with. Everything looks so bare and spaced out. We are actually considering selling it and replacing it with a smaller mid century styled dining buffet. It’s going to be hard to pack and take with us when we move! It’s really quite sad, it’s such a beautiful piece. I’m thinking a fun visual piece for the wall. I am loving this print right now! Perhaps something similiar for our wall? I was hoping for it to be pretty big and also something within our budget. I have an easy solution up my...

Geometric Vases for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s the last day in February, if you can believe it! I always forget how short this month is. It’s gone by so fast and tomorrow we will be in March already! Since we have a holiday coming up, I decided to do a little DIY that’s a little more modern than traditional: a geometric vase for St. Patrick’s Day!  I love the holidays, because I have a good excuse to get crafty and do a little redecorating! I decided not to get too crazy and have shamrocks everywhere, but I thought I better do something green for sure!! I chose a geometric pattern with a pop of green to make it easy to accommodate any style! I picked up these fabulous gift containers at Target for cheap! I converted them into fun vases and added a little extra something!  What you will need: Vase (I used a gift container from Target) Paint chips (They are free! I picked mine up at Home Depot!) Triangle paper puncher Glue dots What to do: 1. Gather your supplies 2. Begin to punch your triangles out with your triangle paper puncher 3. Take your glue dots and stick them to the back of your triangle paper cut outs (I cut my glue dots into quarters to make them smaller) 4. Press your triangle firmly to your vase and repeat until you have a pattern you are pleased with!  It’s SO easy! The perfect pop of green for St. Patrick’s Day! The geometric design is a nice touch, keeping things modern and not too cliche! I don’t mind a good shamrock, but I like...

Modern Decor: DIY Molecule Model

I mentioned not too long ago how this year I was starting a new little adventure over at Linda’s fabulous blog, Craftaholics Anonymous! Today is day ONE and I am sharing a DIY that I think you’ll love!! I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to be working with SO many talented and amazing ladies!  Today I’m sharing a great way to add a playful element in your home by creating a little science nerd fun, simply by making your very own DIY Molecule Model! It’s a great way to add some personality in your space, while keeping your decor interesting! This DIY has so much potential to play around with different designs and color combinations, I know you’ll love it! So be sure to check out the full tutorial over at Craftaholics Anonymous! And if you’re up to it, let me know what you think! It’s my first day out on the job! I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...

DIY Accordion Light Fixture

I had a lot of fun making this little eclectic light fixture! We thrifted this old dish rack a while ago, so I decided to repurpose it over the weekend and create this quirky accordion light fixture!  I simply took a light and cord we had hanging around and intertwined it with the rack. It was such an easy project and it adds a lot of personality to that space. It’s super easy to move too, so if I find another place more suitable it won’t be a big fuss! You can really play around with the hight of the light, since it easily folds. It’s nice and sturdy, so I’m not too worried about it tipping over! This could also look great with a wood dish rack or even coat rack if you want! Sometimes you just have to use what you’ve got and a little imagination!  We can never have enough light in our home. It was built in the 40s, so there is hardly any overhead lighting. I like the option of turning on different lamps, depending where I am. It sets a nice and relaxing mood in the evenings!  What do you think of making your own accordion light with thrifted pieces? What would you use the dish rack for? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

DIY Framed Chalkboard

Chalkboard monogram found here Happy Friday friends! Here is a super easy DIY you can whip up over the weekend! We made this for my mom as part of her birthday present and she loved it! You can easily make one for your home too.  What you will need: Thrifted frame  Scrap wood Chalkboard paint Paint brush Table Saw Sander Nails Hammer What to do: 1. Hit up your local thrift stores and find that perfect frame (you can easily paint your frame any color, but we loved the wear and tear of ours). Also gather the rest of your supplies. 2. Measure and sketch out the backing of  your frame. 3. Cut out the measurements with your scroll saw and sand smooth. 4. Make sure it fits nicely. Adjust accordingly. 5. Paint your wood with the chalkboard paint until you get the thickness you desire. We did 2-3 coats. Let dry completely. 6. Nail the chalkboard backing onto your frame and you’re done!  This is the perfect little gift for that someone special or even for your own home decor! You can even find a frame with the backing already attached, so you wouldn’t even need any power tools! It’s perfect for writing out a list of to-do’s or display an artsy quote! Chalkboard art found here What would you use it for?! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...
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