Before & After: Awesome Patterned Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

What do you get when you take a plain IKEA chair and attack it with a Sharpie? Something totally awesome.     Continue Reading

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Reading Material: How to Make a Book Headboard

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 19, 2012

created at: 10/18/2012

Do you have a stack of old books that don't fit on your overflowing book shelf anymore? Here's a clever way to reuse those books as a unique headboard.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Rustic-Modern DIY Dining Table

By: Capreek Oct 15, 2012

created at: 10/15/2012

Our current dining table is glass, but the part of me that longs to live in a Craftsman-meets-Modern style home in the Pacific Northwest really wants something a little more like this DIY beauty!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Dated Thrift Store Find to Modern Seating

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 04, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

I never get tired of upholstery projects, and I hope you feel the same way because I have a doozy of a slipcover/upholstery makeover for you today. When you click through, you'll see that the finished project is much more minimal and modern than what you see in the photo above. It honestly looks like a brand new couch.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Log Slice Side Table

By: Capreek Sep 25, 2012

created at: 09/25/2012

Looking to add a little woodsy warmth to your abode? Then you'll definitely want to put this DIY log slice side table to your to-do list!    Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

Ahh, folding chairs. Typically ugly and generally uncomfortable, they're usually a must-have around the holidays when our homes reach full capacity and our seating situation is on the brink of shambles. Alas, you CAN make them a bit more festive with this simple DIY makeover (no promises on the comfort factor, though)!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Rustic Outdoor Dining Set

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 13, 2012

created at: 09/07/2012

If you have ever come across an old table base, with no top, this before and after is one you'll want to bookmark for future reference.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Wooden Lampshade Tutorials!

By: Capreek Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Side Table Out of Popsicle Sticks!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/19/2012

Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!    Continue Reading

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Before and After: Seaworthy Dresser Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012
This is probably one of the nicer 'before' photos I've posted lately, but the after is really unique. Check out the this sea-inspired dresser makeover that started with a Craigslist furniture find.   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Mod Thrift Store Table-to-Bench Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!    Continue Reading
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Before and After: Rusty Metal Chairs to Modern Outdoor Set

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/02/2012

If you have ever passed by a set of rusty chairs at an estate sale wishing they were in better shape, do I have a DIY makeover for you. It turns out giving new life to worn, metal furniture is not as tough as it looks. See the transformation after the jump.   Continue Reading
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Roundup: 10 Rope Projects

By: Diy maven Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/08/2012
Have you noticed an influx of projects using rope these days? I have. So many, in fact, I felt I need to cull through them and put together a roundup of some that caught my eye. The cool thing is most require very little to make. For some, rope (or twine), a glue gun and something to cover. Others are a bit more complicated, but not much. A hole here and there and a knotContinue Reading
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How to: Build an Extra Large DIY Picnic Table

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 07, 2012

created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.


We inherited a rather large and very wobbly picnic table when we purchased one of our rental properties. It needed a makeover, badly.   I recycled what I could from the existing picnic table-the metal frame-and built a brand new one that seats eight people comfortably. Continue Reading

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