Before & After: Kitchen Wall Turned Office Area

Diy Maven
Kitchen office wall before.
Photo: Creatively Living Blog

We see a lot of home offices in guest rooms and craft rooms, but tucking one inside a kitchen, that's more rare. After seeing Katie's kitchen wall transformation, the trend just might catch on though. Of course, the first thing needed is a kitchen large enough to sacrifice the real estate. Luckily, Katie

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How To: Build a Restoration Hardware Inspired Rolling Console Table

Diy Maven
Restoration Hardware Inspiration
Photo: Restoration Hardware

Jen fell in love the moment she first saw Restoration Hardware's wood and steel console, which is pictured above. Employing simple metal connectors used in the construction trade, Jen was able to recreate the console at a fraction of the cost. (I'm guessing here, because Jen doesn't actually mention how much the project cost, but the RH inspiration clocks in at between $1195 and

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Before and After: 30 Second Family Room Makeover

Diy Maven
Basset Family Room Makeover Before
Photo: Bassett

Okay, the video lasts 30 seconds. The entire makeover took 30 days courtesy of Bassett Furniture. But let's not dwell on that. Before this family room disapeared into a beige cave. New paint, art, furniture, rug, lamps...you name it...made the space come alive thanks in part to loads of contrast and pops of luscious turquoise. Here's what the room

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How To: DIY Sphere Chandelier From A Glass Bowl

Jennifer Farley

Glass Bowl Sphere Chandelier

Light fixtures are my favorite things to update in a space. The only problem is that they can be so expensive. Light fixture DIY can be intimidating but it is becoming so common that stores like Lowes and Home Depot are helping out more and more with great parts and foundational fixtures to get people started. A simaliar store-bought version of this fixture is pricey but check out how this DIY version is not that hard and very affordable.   

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Curbly Bookworm: Crafting with Wood Pallets

Diy Maven
Crafting with Wood Pallets cover shot
Photo: Ulysess Press

Becky Lamb gets it: no matter what some people may say, crafting stuff out of wood pallets will continue to be popular. Her love of the humble shipping staple started a long time ago with a DIY shelf. Her love affair has culminated into a complete book packed with 25+ rustic projects using them, and they just might be the inspiration you need to finally start making stuff out of those pallets you've...

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How to: Create a Scandinavian-Inspired Centerpiece for the Whole Holiday Season

Lidy Dipert
Create a Scandinavian-Inspired Centerpiece | Hello Lidy

Creating a tablescape for the holidays that you actually love can be really simple. For me, the trick is all in the centerpiece because it's really where everyones eyes are surely going to meet. I created this Scandinavian-inspired piece using affordable and attainable elements that works equally well for both Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the winter holidays. 

Create a Scandinavian-Inspired Centerpiece | Hello Lidy

Materials

  • Wreath with lots of...

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How to: Paint a Buffalo Check Table

Jeran Mc Connel

I love black and white, and what better pattern to show off this high contrast combo then buffalo check. The last few years, I'm been adding more and more buffalo check to my fall/winter wardrobe and home decor.  Last year, I decorated a whole Christmas tree for $10, and buffalo check was the main star.  

So, when I found this solid little table at a thrift store for $8, I decided to give it a giant gingham makeover.

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How to: DIY Moroccan-Inspired Side Table

Lidy Dipert
DIY Moroccan-Inspired Side Table | Hello Lidy

It had been a while since I've scored a good thrift store treasure, but I certainly hit the jackpot the other day! I came across a large brushed-brass tray that I knew had to come home with me. It was a little gaudy, I'll admit, but I decided to give it a whole new look with this DIY Moroccan-inspired side table. 

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Roundup: 10 Common Items You Should Always Consider Buying at Estate Sales

Jennifer Farley
Estate Sale Finds

I love vintage furniture but it can be expensive unless you know where to look. In the search of items for my home, I am more likely to stop at an estate sale than a garage sale or thrift store. I have found the "finds" at an estate sale to be more consistent. If you are wanting to find some interesting decor and stylish vintage pieces make a stop at a local estate sale. Here are 10 common things you will more than likely find there.   

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Roundup: 12 Projects that Prove Spray Paint is the Best DIY Material EVER

Diy Maven

I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray

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