How To: Make Mini Fabric Lamps

By: Diy maven May 26, 2015
Photo: Taylormade

Taylor combined fabric scraps, a strand of twinkle lights, Mod Podge, and clear plastic 9 ounce drinking cups to create a most charming punch of color and light. These mini fabric lamps are so charming, in fact, I'd beContinue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 22, 2015

Getting ready for the long Memorial Day weekend? Well, just in case you have some free time over the next few days, I've rounded up some really fun DIYs to try. As usual, there are some small project ideas that will take all of 15 minutes and a few more hefty projects for the weekend warrior. Ready to dive in? Let's get to it.

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How to: A Neglected to Nifty Chair Makeover

By: Hellolidy May 21, 2015
A Neglected To Nifty Chair Makeover

So, I'll admit it. I have a really hard time throwing things away or letting things go. I'm not quite "hoarder" status, but I'm sure if I don't start getting rid of unused pieces in my home soon, my friends and family will start to talk. Am I the only one? (Please say no!!).

Take, for example, my neglected chair. It was my very first furniture purchase that I scored in the As-Is section of IKEA when I first moved out for college TWELVE years ago! And I almost gathered the courage to get rid of it until a light bulb went on in my head. This guy didn't need to get ditched, it just needed a makeover. So, I decided to go all out and have a little fun.

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Before and After: A Cookie Cutter Living Room Goes from Boring to Built-Ins

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 21, 2015

Photo: You Are My Fave

If you've ever thought about adding built-in shelves to an existing space, this might be the before and after that convinces you to finally take the plunge. You'll have to click through to see what a difference wall to wall shelving can make. It's quite the transformation. 

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Get Botanical with this DIY Tropical Leaf Pillow

By: Jeran May 20, 2015

I'm craving the tropics lately, after making this fun tropical leaf tablecloth. And now, I'm finding other ways to repeat this pattern in my home, like this tropical DIY pillow idea. It's really easy to make, requires very simple sewing, and you'll only need a few supplies from the fabric store. Bonus: It's an organic shape, which is a nice balance amongst the sea of square or rectangular pillows that are so common.  Want to make your own?

                                                

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How To: Make a Custom Epoxy-Topped Desk

By: Capreek May 19, 2015
A Beautiful Mess

This is, hands down, one of the coolest DIY desk ideas I've seen in a while. Sure, industrial pipes, trestle legs, and the occasional hairpin-leg-plus-plywood desk are all great projects. But what if you could up the ante with a custom epoxy tabletop? Here's how to do it -- the easy way!      Continue Reading

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How-To: Easy Ampersand Wall Art Tutorial

By: Faith-towers May 19, 2015
Easy DIY Ampersand Wall Art
Photo: Join The Mood

I have a bit of an obsession with ampersands. And I know I'm not the only one. Check out this fantastic DIY ampersand wall art after the jump. It even comes with a free printable pattern!   

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Before and After: Easy Color Pop Nightstand IKEA Hack

By: Capreek May 18, 2015
Image: IKEA

Last week, I shared the results of our fun and quirky master bedroom makeover. (Take a peek here if you missed it!) In it, we included a pair of IKEA nightstands that were treated to a simple yet colorful makeover. Check it out below!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers May 18, 2015
10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Paint is one of my favorite mediums to work with, but dye is another option that isn't used quite as often. You can achieve some fantastic effects with dye, and it's so easy to work with! Read on to check out ten colorful DIY projects using dye.   

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Weekend Project: Modern DIY Bud Vases Using Plaster

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 15, 2015
Photo: For the Makers

Looking for a simple project idea for your weekend? How about a modern bud vase that's on trend and budget-friendly. 

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Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Backyard Entertainment Ideas

By: Faith-towers May 13, 2015

Up here in the northeast, it's finally that time of year when people start to fix up their yards and spend their spare time outside. The grill comes out, the patio furniture emerges, and the neighbors stop by. Which means it's also time to get creative and find some fun things to do out there in the backyard.  

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Make This: Super Easy DIY Hanging Plant Wall

By: Hellolidy May 12, 2015
DIY Modern Wire Plant Hanger

Our basement family room was recently given a much needed makeover! The space was totally out of date, dark and uninviting. I started with giving the walls a fresh coat of white paint and brought in some new pieces for the room. Still, the space was asking for something a little more modern and one-of-a-kind.  Since I love plants SO much and I try to have one in every room possible, I created a fun this super simple plant wall to show off my little green collection and add some serious life to the space! Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 08, 2015

This week's DIY roundup runs the gamut from small projects like DIY coconut bowls to larger furniture and rug makeovers. The rug is my favorite. So, there are plenty of options for whatever kind of DIY you may want to try this weekend. Sound good? Let's get to the tutorials.

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Roundup: 10 Simple Home Upgrades Using Paint

By: Faith-towers May 07, 2015
10 Simple Home Upgrades Using Paint
Photo: Living + Loving

Paint, in my opinion, is the single most valuable tool in a decorator's arsenal. It's cheap, versatile, and you can transform most anything with it. Here are ten great examples.   

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How To: Make a DIY Doormat with Rope

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 07, 2015
Photo: Design Sponge

Have you seen those coiled rugs, made popular by Armadillo & Co, that have been trending lately? They're really beautiful, but (unfortunately) out of budget for many. Luckily, there is a small-scale DIY option inspired by this trend that is completely budget-friendly and easy to make: a coiled rope DIY doormat. Want to give it a try?

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Before and After: How to Transform a Rusty Metal Cabinet to a Modern Statement Piece

By: Jeran May 06, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

Okay, confession time.  I have a lot of random junk in my garage.  I love to thrift, so when I come across furniture that has "potential", I buy it and save it for a rainy day.  This ugly little metal drawer cabinet has been in my garage for a couple years now collecting dust.  I bought it at the Pasadena Flea Market and paid about $20 for it.  It was very rusty and had a lot of holes and chipped layers of paint.      

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Make It: Easy DIY Upholstered Entryway Bench

By: Capreek May 06, 2015
Photo: Claire Esparros

Whether you have an *actual* entryway or want to create the look of one with the space you have, this DIY bench is the perfect solution!     Continue Reading

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DIY Anthropologie Knock Off Knobs

By: Diy maven May 06, 2015
Photo: Anthropology

Amy had been swooning over the Faceted Ory Knob at Anthropologie pictured above, but at $10 a pop, she would have been out $20 plus s & h for the two knobs she needed. On the other hand, her DIY version was free. Yup, free, because she had all the supplies on hand. (Even if they weren't, we're talking a significant savings versus the store Anthro route.) So, whatContinue Reading

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How-To: Easy DIY Stamped Clay Bowls

By: Faith-towers May 05, 2015
Easy DIY Stamped Clay Bowls
Photo: Gathering Beauty

Little bowls are a handy thing to have around the house. They're great for holding jewelry, keys or even office supplies. And what's better than a small bowl? A brightly colored small bowl with a pretty pattern! Click through to find out what these lovely pieces look like when they're finished.   

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How To: Make Magazine Image Transfer Art

By: Diy maven May 05, 2015
Photo: Crafts Unleashed

As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading

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