Our DIY Paver Stone Project: Part 2

By: Bruno Jun 20, 2011

Over the last two weeks, I've been making-over our mildly pathetic back yard with a brand new paver stone walkway and patio. In this part of the series, I'll show you how I planned the whole thing out (including a sweet 3D rendering), and how much I spent on materials in the first (of several) shopping trips. 

It's all over on the HouseLogic blog, and I think you'll be really surprised to hear how I my costs under control. Go check it out!

PLUS: HouseLogic is giving away a $100 gift card to a randomly selected person who leaves a comment on my guest post (hurry, you have until Thursday, June23rd at 11:59 pmContinue Reading

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DIY Modern Concrete Planter

By: Kellyb Jun 20, 2011

The landscaping around my house – if you could even call it that – has been the aspect of my home I'm least proud of. And the reasoning is simple, my modern tastes can make things really expensive really fast. But with a little elbow grease, these DIY concrete planters just might be the start of something wonderful for my home's curb… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Bathroom Transformed

By: Ethan Jun 20, 2011

Our guest bathroom was in sorry shape- cracked floor tiles, vanity falling apart, even the toilet wasn't salvageable. So, we knew it was due for a major overhaul.

Here's what we planned:

  • Retile the floor: It was obvious that the subfloor was uneven causing the tiles to break apart. We needed to remove all the tile and put down concrete board to provide a nice, even surface.
  • New vanity: The bathroom vanity was original to the… Continue Reading
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Roundup: Sweet DIY Summer Treats

By: Kellyb Jun 17, 2011

No one wants to fire up the oven burners when it's in the triple digits. I want to eat raw things, I want to eat cold things, and I want to eat sweet things. (Not necessarily in that order!) But I also like being able to serve my house guests food that I've made with my own two hands, instead of out of a… Continue Reading

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How to Make a DIY Industrial Coat Rack

By: Kellyb Jun 16, 2011

I know, I know. It's June and we're not exactly in the middle of jacket weather. But this DIY industrial coat rack from you_have_broken_the_internet is so genius that I want to run out to the hardware store and make it… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern Paper Lamp Shade

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2011

created at: 06/15/2011

Q: What's more fun than a brightly colored, modern, pleated paper lamp shade?

A: A brightly colored, modern, pleated paper lamp shade you made yourself!

Because paper is somewhat rigid and requires only minimal interior framing, it is perfect for making lamp shades. You start this project with a rectangular sheet of paper, pleat it in two different directions, and then, to make a sphere, reshape the pleats by arching them open one row at a time—no cutting involved. It’s a really cool process with… Continue Reading

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DIY Father's Day Gifts

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2011

Click to EnlargeImpress your dads and dad equivalents this Father's Day and get your DIY on! I scoured the intertubes for some fun projects that cost next to nothing but look like a million bucks. (Okay, maybe tens or hundreds.) From a bit more involved to super fast and simple, here they are:

First up is the Tool Tub & Tote pictured above. Could there be a better gift for the DIY dad? For instructions, head on over to sew4home.com. Via.

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DIY Colorful Painted Votives

By: Kellyb Jun 15, 2011

Winter means white and summer means color in my house. It also means entertaining outdoors and things being broken easily and often. I love this affordable DIY from Once Wed for pretty painted votives that's sure to make your next get together a little more festive. You can usually pick up at least two for a dollar at your local craft store or consider buying a case. Now you just need a few more supplies and you'll be ready to… Continue Reading
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Print It: Free Summer Fruit Labels!

By: Capreek Jun 15, 2011

created at: 06/15/2011

The other day I ate an entire package of raspberries in one sitting (which I suppose is better than a whole can of Pringles, right?).  If you have a little more patience and, you know, actually plan to can, freeze, or gift your garden's fruit, may I suggest printing out these very cute, very FREE downloadable labels and gift… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Cheap Modern House Numbers

By: Diy maven Jun 15, 2011

One box of nails + one hammer = house numbers. Easier to make than Chris's Mod House Numbers, to be sure, but do we like it as… Continue Reading
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Mini Polaroid Magnets

By: Craftmel Jun 15, 2011

created at: 06/14/2011

There is something so classic about Polaroid pictures.  And mini polaroids?  Be still my heart!  Here's one easy way make your pictures even more… Continue Reading

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Make Newspaper Artwork

By: Diy maven Jun 14, 2011

How cool is this? Coiled newsprint glued onto a canvas. Yeah, that's it. It's maker, Dom, also used a paintbrush to spread the glue, so, in all,… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Magnetic Silly Putty!

By: Capreek Jun 14, 2011

created at: 06/14/2011

Just because school is out for the summer doesn't mean you can't enlighten some minds with science!  I mean c'mon, kids of all ages are fascinated by silly putty, add some magnetism to that equation and BAM!  You've just blown a few minds.  What more coud you ask… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Sandwich Station from a Recycled Drawer

By: Miki40 Jun 14, 2011

created at: 06/14/2011

Let’s begin with a logic experiment:

  1. I am not a morning person.
  2. I love drawers. In fact, it’s a borderline fetish.
  3. I am a mother.

How does 2 help me with 1 even though I am 3? Easy. I made a Drawer Sandwich Station.  My DSS helps me prepare sandwiches for my kids for school in no time.  Everything I need is spread before me, ready to be used, and in less than a minute… Continue Reading

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Seriously Cool DIY: Sprout a Sofa

By: Craftmel Jun 14, 2011

created at: 06/13/2011

How's this for yard art?  I'm absolutely certain the Jones' next door don't have a grass couch in their backyard.  This puts a whole new meaning on… Continue Reading

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