$75 DIY Powder Room (and Pantry!) Update: One Room Challenge Week 3 | Homespun by Laura | How to make a DIY framed mirror for under $15 in a few hours without any power tools!

$75 DIY Powder Room Update – One Room Challenge Week 5

For about the price of a decent bacon cheeseburger, I created a DIY framed mirror from an old one I didn’t like.  Read on to find out how to update your own ugly mirror without using any power tools!

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how to make a computer tote bag from an old blazer refashion

DIY Computer Tote: A New Life for an Old Blazer + a Tutorial

Once upon a time, I decided to attend my first blogging conference.  The Haven conference is a DIY & home decor blogger’s conference held annually in Atlanta, so it seemed like the right fit for my first event.  

It seemed likely that I’d start to feel a little intimidated at some point as a result of sharing airspace with hundreds of other talented and accomplished ladies (and a few gents, too) and decided that having a piece with me that reminded me of my own talents would be like walking around carrying a little shield, preventing feelings of self-doubt to penetrate my brain.  I also knew I’d need a bag to tote around note-taking materials and conference goodies.

It only made sense that I kill two birds with one stone and (re)fashion myself a new bag to fit these needs. 
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DIY Copper + Wood Laptop Stand | Homespun by Laura | Make more space on your desk! How to build a space-saving shelf for laptop from copper tubing and a piece of scrap wood.

DIY Copper + Wood Laptop Stand

In my One Room Challenge reveal post earlier this month, I shared the new stand I made to go over my laptop and clear up space on my desk.  Today, I’m sharing the steps I took to make it so you can make something similar for your own purposes. Continue reading

Cover your unsightly fuse box with a handy DIY laundry drying rack | Homespun by Laura

DIY Laundry Rack / Fuse Box Cover


When I started redecorating the laundry room for the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge, I knew I wanted to cover the fuse box up in a way that would leave it accessible when we need it, but I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it.

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One Room Challenge Week 2 | Laundry Room Makeover | How to remove wallpaper with only water, a putty knife, and a sponge | Homespun by Laura

One Room Challenge 2016: Week 2

Welcome to Week #2 of the One Room Challenge!  This week, I’m sharing how to Save a few bucks by easily removing wallpaper with only water, a sponge, a putty knife, and a little elbow grease.

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DIY Medal + Trophy Display Shelf | Homespun by Laura | DIY shelf to display running, swimming, biking, sports medals

DIY Medal + Trophy Display Shelf

Do you have an abundance of sports medals hiding in a drawer or closet?  Almost every 5k road race these days hands out a medal to finishers.  Kids’ sports teams are often given trophies or medals at the end of the season.  Whether earned running, swimming, biking, or kicking, this project is the perfect solution for displaying all those medals in a place of honor.

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Old Window, New Coffee Table | Homespun by Laura | DIY coffee table made from old window and pine boards

New Coffee Table from Old Window

You might remember that I mentioned this table in the reveal of our Den Redesign project back in June, and I’m excited to finally share the coffee table I* made from an old window.  

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Doll Refashion: Maxi Dress from a Shirt Sleeve

Last week, I shared the DIY doll clothing rack I made for our friends’ little girl’s fifth birthday.  It was easy to make and turned out to be really cute, but without clothes on it, it just looked like a funny wooden basket.  So she’d immediately understand what it was, I made a few new clothing items for her new doll and hung them on it.
I started out by stitching up a couple elastic waist skirts, then created my first doll refashion from a scrap of a previous human refashion.