Ikea Besta Bench Hack with DIY Cushion

This was a match made in heaven guys. I was wanting a bench seat for this cute corner in the Tent Room…when I came across this IKEA BESTA unit that fit the space perfectly. I knew I wanted a custom look, so with some custom door fronts from Semihandmade…and DIY cushion top…this DIY Ikea Bench Hack may just be my favorite little corner of the house.

Now, let me give you all the details so you can build one too! I’m going to outline for you exactly how to buy IKEA cabinets, add custom doors, and get your own unique look! (follow me @angelarosehome for more DIY and video tutorials)

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DIY Easy Shiplap $60 Barn Door (in Less Than an Hour)

I know I may be overly excited, but this way to make a barn door is REVOLUTIONARY and the best way ever. The DIY Easy Shiplap Door only cost me $60 and I did it in under an hour. Yes, you read that right. One hour! And, if requires no finishing work of puttying and sanding…win win win. (You can check out more video tutorials, including this project on my instagram page @angelarosehome). Let’s build this DIY barn door now shall we?

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Boy Bedroom Reveal and DIY Curtain Rod Tent

My poor middle child has pretty much been without a real bedroom since he was born. For the past 2 years, he has been sleeping in the undecorated guest bedroom and I decided it was time to give him a legit space! The only requirements he gave me were that it had GREEN and that it had a TENT. I am thrilled with how the room is coming together. Below are the details on the space and tutorial for the DIY Curtain Rod Tent! (follow along @angelarosehome for more DIY and video tutorials)

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How I Organically Gained 50,000 Instagram Followers in 8 Months

What a fun and crazy 8 months this has been since starting @angelarosehome last Spring! I had no idea when I started this account, that I would have 50,000 people interested in my projects and home DIY. It is humbling, and I have loved being able to share what I love and help empower others to love their homes also.  Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions about how I have grown, and what tricks and advice I have for other accounts wanting to grow. I wish there was one easy trick, but the truth is that it takes a lot of work, thought, and hours….but I love it!

There aren’t any shortcuts, but here are the 7 things I did to grow my account...and grow it organically  (no gimmicks, no buying followers, no follow trains, no follow for follow etc).

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The Only 5 Tools You Need for DIY: UPDATED

I wish I had a huge assortment of tools and a huge gorgeous garage workshop. The truth is, I am using the most basic versions of just a few tools and I mostly work on my garage floor…BUT, I’ve still been able to get by building built-ins, wall moldings, shelves, furniture etc. with just 5 power tools. So here’s a quick list of the ONLY 5 TOOLS YOU REALLY NEED to get going on almost any home improvement or DIY project.

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How to DIY a $10 Long Art Ledge

When I first saw the art ledge from Chris Loves Julia, I knew I loved it and needed one. The only problem was, their instructions involved a table saw to cut down one big piece of wood, which I didn’t have. Most people are in the same boat as me, so I decided come up with a way to do long art ledge, but with just a drill. It’s easy, I promise…just 3 pieces of wood! (You can also see this and many other DIY video tutorials @angelarosehome in my story highlights)

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Cute Artificial Plants

As you all know, I keep killing all my plants…I’ve already been through 3 fiddle figs and 3 succulents this year. Maybe it’s that I have a very dark house, or maybe it’s that I smother my plants. Regardless, I finally just decided to buy some fake plants. After all, maybe these plants will be motivation to try AGAIN and actually keep one alive. Maybe?

Here are some cute modern artificial plants if you have a black thumb like me.

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DIY Large Wall Art and Floating Frame

I am so excited to share this DIY large wall art tutorial with you! I love art, and large art…but I don’t love the price tag. I came up with a way to make custom DIY large wall art and all for $40 and in a couple hours. I used a wall tapestry from society6, mounted it on a frame, and then built a floating frame around it. Now it’s your turn to build one (make sure you tag me @angelarosehome so I can see your projects and share some of my favorites!) Also, I keep helpful video tutorials saved to my story highlights on my instagram @angelarosehome.

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Black Friday List

Okay, I’m not a big shopper, but I DID round up just a few of my favorite things for this holiday season.

My Most Purchased DIY Item

Homeright Paint Sprayer

 

5 Tools Every DIYer Needs (these are the only tools I own):

***RYOBI is having a BUY a tool get one Free at Home Depot. Check out this link for details.*** Here are some Home Depot deals below.

You can get this drill and nail gun kit combo for $51 off. The nail gun is battery operated and doesn’t even need an air compressor. I use a drill and nail gun on almost every project.

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver and Brad Nailer 2-Tool Combo Kit with (2) 1.3 Ah Batteries and Charger

Here is a miter saw for $100 off. It can even slide to accommodate wider boards. I use one to cut all my boards.

Ryobi 15 Amp 10 in. Sliding Miter Saw with Laser

 

 Electric Sander: This sander makes smoothing out wood, sanding off wood putty, and all finishing aspects so much quicker.


Kreg Jig(Optional but LIFE CHANGING): This tool is so cool because it allows you to attach boards with hidden holes so the finished project looks nicer (and it makes joints stronger). This is a must if you ever get into building built ins or basic furniture. This is the exact set I’ve had for 8 years and loved.

Kreg Pocket-Hole System with 2 in. Face Clamp, 100 Screws, and Mini Jig

My Home Favorites:

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This Bean Bag Chair: 20% off with the code THANKS. Its never on sale, so this is the cheapest you’ll get it. I know because I watched the price for 4 months. This is my favorite ever bean bag chair that is stylish and comfy. We use ours all the time in our playroom.

This Rug: 6o% off with code BLK60. This rug has been in our playroom for 3 years and we love it. Super soft, no shedding, and really durable with no wear.

 

This Nightstand: This is the nightstand I got for my son’s room and it’s the perfect color and really good quality for a great price.

 

This Nightstand:This is the nightstand in my room that I love!

 

These Pillows: Perfect 4 pack of Christmas pillows and for only $39!

 

Other:

Boogie Board : Such a good toy to entertain kids in the car or at church. They can write and erase on it over and over again. My kids use this all the time.

 

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