Just like trends in clothing, there are trends within the DIY crowd. One particular trend I am intrigued by right now is the repurposing of wooden crates. Wooden crates are not expensive, easy to find and apparently very versatile. They already have that worn-in-charm and the color of the wood is aged and rustic. Besides the adorable little bench above, check out some of the DIY projects I've found:
When you are a graphic artists, or a designer or you just like to look at pretty things, websites like this one are an invaluable resource. The site is called Photo Card Boutique and they specialize in taking a gorgeous photograph and pulling the colors from it to create a "design card". I LOVE IT!
Everyday they post a new card or two, showcasing brand new color palettes that make your design work a breeze. Here are a few examples that have caught my eye recently: