Tag Archives: diy

Desk Lamp DIY…

Do you what to know what the easiest DIY is?? Painting a plain desk lamp in gold. It’s the simplest desk lamp DIY that there has ever been! I’ve done it 3 times with 3 different gold tones and each time it completely changed the lamp for good. Last week Elise gave us an amazing [...]

Tripod Lamp DIY…

Todays DIY is the perfect lighting solution for any space! Elise Vaughn has outdone herself with this tripod lamp DIY. Enjoy! You will need: Metal camera tripod Metal saw Snake rope lamp Wire cutters Wire strippers Electrical tape Outlet plug replacement kit Gold spray paint First of all I found a fabulous vintage chrome camera [...]

Kids Shelf DIY…

My kids have shared a room for the last 4 years. They have both loved there time together but now that they are getting older, they want their own spaces. So I recently transformed my office into Eden’s very own bedroom. Ethan is staying up in their once shared room. I will be posting pics [...]

DIY & From My Heart…

This DIY, seen on Design Sponge, is a clever way to design a bench. Hair pin legs are always a great go to for benches and tables. And the brushstroke upholstery is awesome! See the entire DIY here. I hope that you are all having a great week thus far! I have to be honest [...]

Pendant Light DIY…

Ok, this may be my favorite DIY that Elise has tackled thus far! It’s stylish, easy to achieve and goes with a variety of aesthetics. Be inspired and take notes! What you need: Clamp light Gold spray paint Electrical plug replacements Wire cutters Wooden beads Disassemble the clamp light. Spray paint the light cage gold. Cut [...]

Cinco De Mayo DIY {part 2}…

Here is part 2 of the Cinco De Mayo inspired DIY that we posted yesterday, created by SG’s DIY contributor Elise Vaughn. This muted green is a fun, neutral option for your space. Visit the original post for the HOW TO’S here.    

Cinco De Mayo DIY…

You are going to LOVE this DIY, coming straight from our DIY contributor Elise Vaughn. It’s Cinco De Mayo inspired and a perfect addition to your walls. This fun project was inspired by the Mexican Star weave.  Most of us have done this weave with four Popsicle sticks at a camp during our childhood.  With [...]

Yarn Art DIY…

Another amazing DIY from DIY editor Elise Vaughn… This out of the box art DIY can be made with your favorite piece of art. Your friends and guests will be totally impressed with your detailed eye and artistic ability! Materials: A piece of art that inspires you A piece of freezer or wax paper large enough [...]

Wooden Bead Mirror DIY…

Last week I announced that SG has a new DIY contributor. Elise Vaughn has so graciously joined the team to bring some fantastic DIY’s to all of us. Take it away Elise! Materials: Mirror, Wood Beads, Needle, Thread, Strong Glue. First of all I found an old mirror that was the perfect size for the intended [...]

How to do it right…

I’ve had a lot of clients request more and more DIY’s in their homes. Of course it brings down costs dramatically. It also brings uniqueness and character. I always suggest pairing a DIY with a modern piece just to neglect looking too crafty. Above is a DIY headboard slipcover. The color is right on point [...]

SG’s Newest Member…

Today is a good day! Why?? Because I get to tell you that Simply Grove has expanded and now welcomes Elise Vaughn as SG’s one and only DIY contributor!! Elise and I have worked together in the past (remember Brass Razoo?) and we just get each other. Elise is an amazing clothing designer, jewelry designer [...]

National Painting Week Project…

I’ve come to realize something in life. Color creates moods, and very specific moods. If you know my style, I do not shy away from color. Saying that, I am very specific and picky with color because of the moods and vibes they give off. For instance, you say green and I say, what shade [...]

Painting Teaser…

Hi friends!! Is your week off to a good start? I’m having a hard time starting, even if it is already Tuesday. I feel like I’ve had too many vacation/spring break days and it’s throwing my jive off a bit. But I’m back and I’m working on some really great projects. I get to throw [...]

Repurposed Stool…

If you have read Simply Grove for awhile now then you know that though I love DIY’s, I don’t love nor promote difficult DIY’s. I am a simple DIY gal who wants great results without breaking a finger or the bank. Another detail that you may know about me is that I love to repurpose [...]

DIY {Bottles}…

I am a huge fan of spray paint. Always have been, always will be. Mostly because it’s such a quick and easy way to update an item. I found these vintage bottles on eBay. They came in a LOT of 8. I knew right away what I wanted to do with them, and it involved [...]