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:
What a fun way to plant a garden?!
If you are looking for something economical for the patio, how about a table made out of palettes?
How about a funky headboard?
A wooden accent wall made out of palettes would be fun for a bonus room; or on an outside wall as a photography backdrop.
I really like the rustic look of this storage/bench area! I love the color of the wood.
Pretty clever, huh? Wooden palettes, who would have thought....
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:
I just adore this palette. It makes me want to paint something.
I find this one so soothing and relaxing
>1) I love rannunculus, 2) This palette is the perfect combo of sophisticated and playful.
I may or may not be planning to redesign the site with the palette... I'm not saying for certain...but maybe....
Take some time to pan through this wonderful site and add them to your reader so you don't miss their daily inspirations.