How to Turn a Music Stand into a Lamp

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

When I saw Kristine's music stand lamp yesterday, I was on Craigslist about a second later. Besides the stand, all we'd really need to make one is a lamp kit. And a shade, of course. Now for the reveal....Continue Reading

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From Spare Room to Dining Room: An Unexpected Transformation!

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

This tiny space started out as a closed balcony then morphed into a bedroom then morphed again into a stunning, light-filled dining room!  Don't believe me?  Check out the 'after' below!   Continue Reading

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How to Make a Log Side Table

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

All this recent log talk made me fall back in love with a leftover from last summer’s tree maintenance. The trimmers charged about 500 bucks for all their work. Since I had all the supplies on hand to make it, my new log side was free, which sort of helps make up for that 500 bucks. 

As for a list of said supplies, here goes:

  • A log, mine is 8.5” in diameter and 18” tall.
  • Planner--maybe
  • Sander--for sure
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Snazzy Aluminum Lawn Chair Re-Web Makeover

By: Kellyb Jul 29, 2011

created at: 07/29/2011

Everyone has at least one of these old aluminum lawn chairs tucked into a dusty corner of the garage or porch. And every spring you think about how you should really just toss it, but then where would you sit come summer? Sure, you could go out and but new ones, but where's the fun in that?Continue Reading

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Easy Paint Chip Wall Art

By: Kellyb Jul 29, 2011

My love with paint chips is a well-documented one, and word on the street is I'm not alone in my obsession with the colorful little gems. Here's an easy art project that will look modern and professional, all while putting that boxed collection to a good use and clearing out some space for more paint chips!Continue Reading

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Summer Fun: Make a DIY Waterfall Sprinkler!

By: Capreek Jul 28, 2011

created at: 07/28/2011

We've shared a few great summer kids projects recently (hot rocks, water walls, and tents - oh my!), but this one might be my favorite!  If you have $10 and a little bit of time, a DIY waterfall sprinkler should be at the top of your list.   Continue Reading

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DIY Colorful Swirled Clay Bangles

By: Kellyb Jul 28, 2011

It seems like every which way we turn this summer there's another great do-it-yourself jewelry project using polymer clay. This one is no different, learn how to make these colorful swirled bangle bracelets perfect for back-to-school, gifts, or decorating your own wrist.Continue Reading

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Geek Chic: Make Your Own DIY Floppy Disk Planters!

By: Capreek Jul 26, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

Ah, yes, "ye olde floppy disk".  If you happen to have some floating around or, per chance, were hoarding them for use as some sort of futuristic currency, it's time to turn them into something of actual value: indoor planters.  I'm even going to go out on a limb here and say that were you to sport a few of these on your desk at work, you'd have the coolest cubicle in town!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Complete Master Bath Makeover for $500!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

Bathroom renovations are one of those projects that can quickly blow any semblance of a budget straight out of the water.  The fact that this makeover cost a little over $500 is absolutely mind boggling - and just goes to show the impact ingenuity and the DIY spirit can have on your space and your budget!   Continue Reading

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From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read on!   Continue Reading

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DIY: Turn Your Plain Glass into Mercury Glass

By: Kellyb Jul 22, 2011

For the past few years I've been amassing my own personal collection of mercy glass. I love how it feels classic, yet modern and can fit in with virtually any color scheme. So I was really excited when Krylon came out with their own do-it-yourself paint,

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Make These Pretty Picasso Lollipops

By: Kellyb Jul 22, 2011

Homemade lollipops – actually homemade anything! – are just so much better than store-bought. Sure there's a recipe to follow, but there's also room to let your creativity flow and make something really yours with personal touches and adjustments. So, can you guess the main ingredient in these Picasso-inspired lollipops?  Continue Reading

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DIY Roundup: 10 Stylish, Budget-Friendly Lights to Make This Weekend!

By: Capreek Jul 21, 2011

created at: 07/21/2011

Well, you probably can't make all ten this weekend (if you somehow manage to actually accomplish that feat, well, let's say I owe you a lollipop).  But, if you're itchin' for a new light fixture that's both stylish and easy on the wallet, here are ten separate weekend projects for your consideration!  (Pick and choose, people.  We don't want anyone getting hurt.)   Continue Reading

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Make: Cocktail Umbrella Lantern

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2011

created at: 07/21/2011

The wizards at Etsy Labs show us how to EASILY make a cocktail umbrella lantern for our next 'outdoor soiree', BUT it's so cute, you'll want to hang it INSIDE. The project is reminiscent ofContinue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Paint Swatch Boxes

By: Kellyb Jul 21, 2011

Some would say I have a bit of a "problem" with paint swatches. When I walk into a home improvement store I've got to get my hands on them... with no real plan of painting. When I get home they go into a box in my studio and there they remain. Until now that is, because I just came across these boxes that are perfect for little gifts or organizing office doodads.   Continue Reading

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