Make Your Own Stylish Sunglasses Pouch

By: Kellyb Jul 14, 2011

When I'm not losing a pair of sunglasses to life, I'm losing them to scratches. I am awful at keeping them in a case or pouch while they're not on my head! That means they're in my purse, banging around and scraping up against whatever happens to be floating around in my bag that day. I just couldn't find a pouch that fit my requirements, but then I saw this sweet project idea to make my… Continue Reading

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Two Crocheted Rose Pillow Patterns

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2011

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You know those rose pillows that are hugely popular these days? The look really was made for re-creation in crochet as evidenced by these two lovely patterns. The first one (pictured above) comes to… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: High-Impact, Low-Cost Wall Art!

By: Capreek Jul 13, 2011

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When I first spotted this image on Flickr, I fell in love with the idea immediately.  What a beautiful installation this would make in a guest room, living room, or even the master bedroom!  It's soft and whimsical, crafty and nostalgic all at the same time.  Can you guess what it's made… Continue Reading

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How to Make A Sliding Interior Barn Door On The CHEAP!

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2011

Killer b admits that she is impatient and cheap. I will add that she's also very clever. My proof? Her $140 sliding barn door design, and that's INCLUDING the hardware, which can be very expensive all on its own. How'd she do it? Well, first she… Continue Reading

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From This to That: More Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Bruno Jul 13, 2011

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. Last week, Chris rounded up eight cool repurposing projects, and this week, I'm bringing you six more!

First up: our tricked-out tricycle makeover:

A shabby secondhand trike gets a facelift

I bet you wouldn't believe these pretty decorative trees are… Continue Reading

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Make It: An Easy DIY Crisscross Ribbon Lampshade!

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2011
Images removed at the request of MidwestLiving. Sorry, everyone!

Last week, we showed you how to give a thrift store lamp base a quick and easy update but what if it's not the base that needs help?  If you have a lamp with a shade that's seen better days consider treating it to this easy no-sew… Continue Reading

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Functional Art: A Garage Sale Find Gets a Painterly Makeover!

By: Capreek Jul 11, 2011

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We've all seen them; they're at every yard sale and garage sale across the globe: plain, boring, or otherwise uninteresting pieces of furniture.  But if there's one thing to be learned from our many Makeover Monday posts, it's this: think twice before you pass them up!  With a little creativity and skill, the potential to transform those forgotten pieces is virtually… Continue Reading

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How to Dye Clear Glass ANY Color

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2011

So you LOVE blue Mason jars, but don't have the cash to run to your nearest antique store to buy any. OR you LOVE the idea of colored glass but just not blue glass. No worries. Craftberry Bush teaches us how to dye any old clear glass jar rescued from the recycling into any color we desire. The cool thing is, we probably have… Continue Reading

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Before & After: How an 80s-style Bathroom Became A Show-stopper!

By: Capreek Jul 11, 2011

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Ahhh, the 80s: the decade where style went to die.  Also, the decade when this bathroom was first imagined, complete with a pastel pink, blue, and white color scheme.  Hold on to this image for a moment before you check out the "After" of this unbelievable makeover, because really, it's pretty unbelievable.  Okay.  Ready?… Continue Reading

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Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Ace Hardware

By: Bruno Jul 11, 2011

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

created at: 07/11/2011The folks at Ace Hardware are going to help you out with a few DIY project this week: they're letting us give away a $100 gift card! Read on to find out how to enter to win (it's quick and free!).

But before you do that, make sure to check out Chris's post on the top five essential DIY tools under $20; what are your essential DIY tools?

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How To Enter to Win:

To win this giveaway,… Continue Reading

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How to Make Concrete Counter Tops

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2011

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Not only does this post include a 'before and after', it also includes a tutorial on how to make concrete counter tops! How's that for double duty?? First the before and after. Pictured above is a shot of Jessie's kitchen from about 2 years ago when she first moved in to her house. Below is what it looks like now, complete with shiny new DIYed concrete counter… Continue Reading

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Thrifty Ideas for Stunning DIY Decor!

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2011

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What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common?  Some serious - and surprising - DIY decor potential!… Continue Reading

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Guess The Knockoff! (And then Make One)

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2011

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Knock offs are great, aren't they? I've noticed, however, they usually go one of two ways. 1. They look just as good as the original or 2. they look almost as good as the original. In this case, I think the knock off looks BETTER than the original, (a print at World Market $129). Now, can you guess which is the original? Take a look at the knock off… Continue Reading

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From This to That: 8 Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Chrisjob Jul 07, 2011

Everyone loves a good makeover. We love seeing shabby, worn furniture transformed, or an entire room refreshed and brought back to life. So, what's better than a good makeover? One that sticks to the principles of creative reuse and recycling, limits waste, and doesn't costs buckets of money.

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. To kick it off, here's a collection of not-so-awesome things becoming awesome-r other things:

This… Continue Reading

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Make It: Affordable DIY Potato Print Art!

By: Capreek Jul 06, 2011

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A home isn't complete without art on the walls but let's face it: art can be expensive, not to mention the potential cost of framing said pieces.  If your bare walls are screaming out for a little art lovin', we've got a DIY solution that'll make a big impact on your space - not your wallet!  

With a budget dedicated to the practical essentials, splurging on original art or custom framing wasn't really an option for Jordan… Continue Reading

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