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DIY Stylish Side Table

Here at SMP, we love any excuse to add a personal touch to our homes. And the best projects are the ones that marry both form and function. This metallic and lucite side table would be a stylish accent to any living room, not to mention the perfect place to rest a chilled glass of rose! With some help from our friends at Southern Living, this chic side table can be yours!

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Ikea Hack: Cobalt Office Chair

You know we love ourselves a good Ikea hack. Love might not even be strong enough a word. And this one is practically unrecognizable from the standard store bought offerings with a pop of glossy cobalt and some leopard for good measure. This office chair is not shy but that's why we love it so. Give an Ikea piece an oh-so glam update with this fab project. And for even more Ikea hacks, click here!

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DIY Wanderlust Globe

For someone who has travel on the brain 24/7, this sweet little DIY from Jennifer of Pretty Little Details is one I need to add to my "must craft" list ASAP. Completely customizable and oh so cute, this globe will up your #shelfie (yep, that's a thing) game in a jiffy. I recently saw this amazing hand painted globe at Anthropologie and I thought it would be a fun and inexpensive project to diy...

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DIY “No-Sew” Throw Pillow

Just a few weeks ago, we learned the magic a simple throw-pillow swap can have on our living rooms. But now, we're taking this simple project up a notch, with this no-sew version! Yes m'dears, now you can fulfill your craving to redecorate without even taking out that old sewing machine! Take a peek at the video below to learn how to make you're own throw pillow covers in no time at all!

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DIY Clay Trinket Dish

I am a huge fan of the ceramic trend that has graced us with its presence recently, but some of the pieces can be a bit on the pricey side. So a DIY project was in order. I decided to experiment and the result is this clay trinket dish. Not only are they super easy, but fun to craft. Don't believe me? Try it yourself! xoxo Alexis of The Shift Creative Polymer Clay Rolling pin Circle cookie...

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DIY Throw Pillow Slipcover

Sometimes we all get the urge to change things up at home. But you can't redecorate at the drop of a hat. Luckily, there are quick and easy ways to upgrade your home that make a big and very stylish impact! Recovering your throw pillows falls squarely into this category. Take a peek at the video below to learn how to make you're own throw pillow covers in no time at all!   Fabric Sewing pins Iron Sewing machine Scissors Yard stick Measure...

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DIY Baking Soda Scouring Powders in 3 All-Natural Scents

Baking soda in a scouring scrub is a safe yet effective way to get stains and grease out of surfaces, but Hello Natural takes it to another level with these all-natural powders infused with luxurious ingredients like dried rose petals and herbs. Not only would we feel good about using these green cleaners, but we'd break them every chance we get just to enjoy the wonderful scents! Discover how to make your own with these three recipes from...

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DIY Dyed Muslin Bags

Looking for a different way to present you fresh spring bouquets, or ripe veggies? This DIY is super adorable, simple, and affordable! Give them as a gift, or simply lay them out as a place setting (even write the name of your guests on the bag as a place card!! eeekk!) People love the thoughtfulness that flowers bring, so do yourself a favor, and make these one of your Spring "must do's"! xo Alexis Muslin bags 2 colored...

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A Versatile DIY Tray

Caitlin of The Picket Fence Project shows us this super easy DIY to makeover an old tray for next to nothing! We love the rope detail on the tray handles, giving it the perfect nautical touch that wouldn't look out of place in a Nantucket beach house. You wouldn't know by looks alone that this tray started from humble beginnings as a green polka dotted piece from her parent's home! If you've been following this tray's...

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DIY Hanging Rope Planters

I am so excited to share these DIY Hanging Rope Planters with you guys! Think fringe, tassels, and metallic gold coupled with greenery - need I say more? Sure, you could spend hours basket weaving your own, or you can try it my way! I promise it's ten times easier. xoxo Alexis of  The Shift Creative Rope (cotton rope) Gold Ribbon Yarn Hot glue Raffia Pot Plant Yarn Needle  After...

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DIY Ombre Pen Pots

When form and function meet, it's a beautiful thing. That's why we're crushing on these DIY ombre pen pots from The Lovely Drawer. They're the prettiest way to keep your pens handy and will look so chic on your desk! Plus, who couldn't use a little more ombre in her life? What's so great about this DIY is that you won't have to look far to gather the materials. The Lovely Drawer gets creative with materials...

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DIY Patterned Tray

When you stumble upon a DIY project that makes a major style statement without working up a sweat, it's like striking gold. Well, you've hit the jackpot with this patterned tray DIY from The Lovely Drawer! Give your plain trays a glam makeover with a coat of gold paint and a pop of patterned paper to dazzling effect. This incredibly easy and inexpensive project is the perfect way to instantly update your home. With endless combinations of colors...

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DIY Nesting Coffee Table – Ikea Hack

Here at Style Me Pretty Living we are obsessed with a great decor hack, especially when it's from our favorite Swedish home store, IKEA. So much so, that we even rounded up our favorite 23 at one point. Then, we stumbled on this DIY Nesting Coffee Table from Classy Clutter and fell in love! Click on the gallery to see a step-by-step to getting...

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DIY Decorative Jewelry Hanger

We all have a lot of necklaces. They tend to been get thrown in various bowls, trays and dishes around your bedroom, leaving you rooting around like a crazy women in the morning looking for a certain one. Luckily for us, The Lovely Drawer came up with this easy DIY which is useful but will also be a cute addition to any wall. You can see where all your necklaces are in a fun and decorative way! Wooden house White...

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How to Clean Your Whole Kitchen with 10 Basic Ingredients

Most of us spend a good chunk of our day in the kitchen: cooking, cocktailing, snacking, eating and unfortunately cleaning. But what if we told you, with 10 basic ingredients, that cleaning would not only be a cinch but super green. Have a look at this round-up of environmentally friendly cleaners from Hello Natural that can all be made with 10 simple ingredients. To make it even easier, we put...

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Strapped, Settle and Splurge – SMP Living on the Meredith Vieira Show!

If you missed our segment on the Meredith Vieira Show, you're in luck my friends. Abby dished secrets on crafting a gorgeous space no matter what your budget. From perfectly kissable DIY art, to on-trend accessories and pieces so worthy of a splurge, we have all the Strapped, Settle and Splurge details below and all you have to do is hit play. Dying to know where that gorgeous lamp is from or the steps for making that insanely...

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SMP Living on The Meredith Vieira Show!

Guess what today is? Yes, it's President's Day but it also happens to be the day we are making our Meredith Vieira Show debut! Tune in as Abby Larson crafts a room with pretty pieces for every budget. Think a mix of splurges, steals and projects that no one would guess are DIY's. Have a look at our round-up of items and DIY's below and be sure to tune in today for all the Meredith Vieira Show magic! Our Favorite Pieces:...

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DIY Dip-Dye Stripe Pillows

If pillows are your weakness and you spend more on fluffy refreshers than food in a month, you're not alone. You know what helps ease that new pillow budget? A good ol' DIY. It's friendly on the pocketbook (which we love) and easily edited to your style and color palette. All in all, a DIY worthy of adding to your arsenal of tricks. Navy fabric dye Plastic gloves Trash bag Plastic bin (we used...

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DIY Imprinted Ceramic Bowls

You know what we love? Taking something so simple and making a gorgeous jewelry display out of it. This DIY from The Lovely Drawer is like magic. It starts with white fimo clay and turns into imprinted ceramic bowls in ....wait for it... 7 steps! You are literally seven simple steps away from these dresser topping beauties. So grab those supplies and get to baking and be sure to stop by...

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DIY Modern Placemats

Black and white will always be in style and it's the perfect color palette for gussying up simple party accoutrements. Take these modern placemats for instance. They're part of The Shift Creative Valentine's party coming up in a bit and we're totally smitten. Make your very own version of these dotted, x'd and o'd paper placemats...

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