A big warm welcome to some of our new visitors! We’re so glad you’re here! And for our existing readers, we’re tickled pink that we’re finally able to let to cat out of the bag: a segment on the Today Show? Well it doesn’t get much better than that. The concept: a chic and stylish, eclectic living room filled to the brim with DIY projects and store bought finds alike.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

We tackled DIY rope vases, wood & gold lamps, herringbone trays, bar cart hacks, abstract art AND upholstered benches (whew). And, in case you’re looking for some behind the scenes action, here’s a quick peek at some of our prep work:


If you tuned in to the show (today between 9-10 am EST!), could you tell which was pieces were DIY’ed and which were purchased? Be honest! I’m fairly confident we stumped a few of you at the very least. But since we’re spilling the beans all the same, here’s a run down of each project we featured (click each image for a step by step guide):

rope-vase_diy

lamp_diy

herringbone_diy

bar_diy

art_diy

x-bench_diy
It’s been such a blast and I hope you found our segment helpful! Now go forth and get your DIY on.
xoxo The SMP Living Team

Get social with SMP Living, because we want to hear from YOU! Use #SMPonTODAY on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and join the conversation. (Pssst: we’ll be spotlighting our very favorite comments after the segment — so get to hashtaggin’ lovies!)

Google+ | Twitter Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram

Design, Styling & Photography: Style Me Pretty Living