There's pretty much only one downside to summer: mosquitos. Is it too much to ask to have a meal outside without being eaten alive yourself?
Not only does this DIY bug repellant solve the problem of constantly being bitten, but it's also a super fun at-home project for lazy summer days!
Watch the video above to see the simple, step-by-step instructions for making your own bug repellant in an adorable little mason jar, using nothing more than rosemary, essential oils, lemons, limes and water!
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How to make your own bug repellant in a cute mason jar
MID CENTURY DAYBED
Okay, so I don’t have a guest bedroom, and definitely won’t anytime soon, but when I do, I think this mid century daybed is definitely the way to go. To sum it up: 1. Cover your box spring with a cute cover or sheet. 2. Attach mid century legs. 3. You’re done. There are no more steps.
This would also be a great solution for a studio apartment, just sayin’
This DIY coat rack is something I’m pretty sure Dot & Bo would sell for like $400. Except the pieces of wood are basically broomsticks you can buy at the hardware store, with a bit of leather wrapping. I mean, really? Please be easier. DIY home decor at it’s finest, guys. I’m determined to find a place for this to go in my apartment.
I love the idea of using wooden crates as shelves on a desk. You could also hang them on the wall! I’m secretly thinking of doing this in our bathroom, but I haven’t shared this with Neal yet. (Shhhh.)
And finally, the little beauties you saw above–gold leaf clipboards! I think this is such a fun way to hang art on your walls, and a great example of how something super simple can make a huge impact! (OR it would make a great little gift, don’t you think?)