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.

Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate the season. The greatContinue Reading

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Nursery Reveal: Small Office Turned Bright Geometric 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...

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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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How-To: Woven Rug using a Cardboard Loom

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 14, 2014

DIY Woven Pom Pom Rope RugEvery time I come across a weaving project I'm reminded how incredibly awesome weaving actually is. Sara Plath was able to take a piece of cardboard, some strands of rope, and a few pom poms, and turn them into a beautiful bohemian rug for her bathroom. Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Stylish DIY Textile Projects for Your Thanksgiving Table

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this year.     Continue Reading

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You'll Love These 10 Ridiculously Fun Home Decor Projects Using Tassels

By: Faith-towers Nov 13, 2014

10 Tassel DIY Projects For Your Home

Tassels are popping up everywhere. They've been on Curbly recently, and there seem to be more every time I scroll down my Pinterest feed. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite DIY tassel projects for your home.   

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How-To: DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 12, 2014

DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade Instead of painting the stone or doing anything that would otherwise forever alter the structure of their fire place, Lidy and Joel of Hello Lidy made a facade! That's right, they built a mantle where there was none before. Adding the new structure not only broke up all of the stone work (to make it feel lighter), but it also allows them to decorate in a place that couldn't really be touched before.

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Make It: Colorful DIY Advent Calendar Treat Bags

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 12, 2014

DIY advent treat bagsIt's almost time to start the Christmas countdown. I am usually behind when it comes to holiday prep, but the advent is one project I like to get a headstart on.      

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How to: Make a DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2014

How-To: DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

When serving cheese to guests, there are many ways to label the different varieties. But what could be more efficient than using the serving tray itself to label the cheeses? So I went for it. Keep reading to find out how to make your very own colorful chalkboard serving tray.   

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How To: Make a Cozy T-Shirt Shag Rug

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2014

Lana used new Jersey fabric to make her oh-so-cozy rug, but one could easily use a bunch of old t-shirts as well. Imagine the hodgepodge of color that might result using them! But I digress. All we need to make one is a bent-noseContinue Reading

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Make It: Rustic DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

By: Capreek Nov 10, 2014

It seems like laundry hampers fall into two categories: stylish but ridiculously overpriced OR something that looks like it belongs in a dorm room surrounded by week-old pizza. So where do you find a good looking hamper on a student-sized budget? Right here, my friends.     Continue Reading

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How to: Frame Calendar Art

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 10, 2014

DIY Calendar Art Gallery WallIf you've been avidly collecting images of gallery walls on Pinterest, but have yet to make one for yourself for budgetary reasons, it's your lucky day. The Creativity Exchange has figured it out friends. All you need to get started is a calendar!Continue Reading

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