Before and After: Plain Dresser Becomes Chic Mid-Century Modern Piece

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 21, 2014

dresser makeoverWhen it comes to refinishing furniture, I would sometimes rather paint than stain. It seems like the lesser of two evils, but I may have to change my tune after seeing how great this dresser looked using the two methods!     

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10 Clever Ways To Make Over Your TV Tray Tables

By: Faith-towers Nov 20, 2014

10 Clever Ways To Make Over Your TV Tray Tables

Most TV tray tables are boring by nature - they're made to be functional and affordable, not attractive. But they don't have to stay that way! Here are ten genius ways to transform them.   

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How To: Make an Awesome Piece of Wall Art using Brass Tubing

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 20, 2014

Who would have thought that a little bit of thread and some brass tubing would turn into a really, really cool dreamcatcher, that doubles as a piece of wall art. This tutorial is one to bookmark, for sure!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Geometric Wooden Candle Holders

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 19, 2014
DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Now that chillier weather has hit Portland, I've become a bit obsessed with candles. There's just something about them that makes any home cozy. And don't even get me started on those fall scents! To mix things up this season (from my traditional metallic ways), I decided to go rustic and make a few candle holders out of wood.Continue Reading

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Make It: Amazingly Simple DIY Coaster Gifts

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 19, 2014

DIY Tile CoastersKill two birds with one stone with these custom coasters! They protect your tables AND double as gifts for friends and loved ones!      

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13 DIY Thanksgiving Dinner Table Ideas that can be Finished in an Hour or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 18, 2014

If you love decorating for Thanksgiving, but don't have the time to go all out this year, this post is for you. I've rounded up some of my favorite DIY Thanksgiving dinner table ideas, that are super quick to make. Here are my picks for 13 DIY Thanksgiving dinner table Ideas that can be finished in an hour or less.   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Faux Wood Hanging Christmas Tree + A GIVEAWAY!

By: Alicia Nov 18, 2014
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

With Christmas about a month away, it's not too early to begin planning the decking of your halls.

The undisputed queen of beautiful holiday decor is Martha Stewart, and we've partnered with her team to complete some easy, festive DIY projects that anyone can do. 

GIVEAWAY! 

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Roundup: 10 Must-See DIY Tea Towel Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 18, 2014

10 Must-See DIY Tea Towel Projects

Tea towels provide a great opportunity to add some artwork to the kitchen - the perfect way to infuse a bit of character into your space. Here are ten of my favorite DIY tea towel projects; make one for yourself, or make a whole batch as hostess gifts for all the holiday parties you'll undoubtedly soon be invited to.   

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Make It: Geometric Painted Rug

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 18, 2014
DIY Geometric IKEA Rug
Photo: Sally MacNicholas

No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!      

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How-To: Handmade Linen Potholders

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 17, 2014

DIY Pot HoldersWhen dinner is about to come off the stove, chances are the last thing you want is to be scurrying around, trying to find a pot holder (and preferably one that's not stained for when guests come over).  If there's one thing I know to always be true about cooking, it's that you can never have too many pot holders. Liz from Say Yes thankfully shared an easy tutorial for making your own!Continue Reading

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How To: A Flea Market Dresser Gets A Gilded Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 17, 2014

Every nursery needs a dresser/changing table/statement piece, am I right? When putting together our daughter's nursery, I knew that I wanted something unique, but still simple. I found an old white dresser at a local flea market, and gave it a few coats of coral paint. Instant gratification, but it was still missing something.      

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

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Makeover: A Boring Office Becomes a Bright Beautiful Nursery

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 15, 2014
Geometric Nursery Reveal
Photo: Sally Mae Photography

There's just an indescribable feeling when projects you've been working on are finally finished. That's exactly how I feel with our nursery. It's absolutely my favorite room I've ever been in. It turned out just like I wanted and I can't wait for you to see! Ya just gotta look. 

But first, you'll remember the before...

geometric nursery reveal
Photo: Lexy Ward

And the inspiration...

geometric nursery reveal
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How To: Make an iPad Holder out of Copper Pipe

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 14, 2014

Looking for a cool way to way to repurpose copper piping? How about a DIY iPad holder? Make your own with the supplies above in less than an hour.   Continue Reading

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