Before and After: A Mid Century Modern Table Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 30, 2015
Photo: Sarah M Dorsey Designs

See how this $19.50 dining set, from Goodwill, was transformed into a sleek mid century gem. Hint: Bye bye bulky tabletop.   

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How to: Make Your Own Stylish Wall Clock

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 30, 2015

DIY Wall Clock
via Design Sponge

I feel like I've been hunting for the perfect affordable clock for ages. Perhaps that's a bit dramatic, but it hasn't been an easy task. In a late night pinning session, I stumbled across this beautiful spotty wall clock and, lo and behold, it's a DIY!Continue Reading

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16 Microwave Oven Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2015

Image: Lifehack

Did you know you can make potato chips in your microwave oven? Or re-moisten stale bread?  These and 14 other clever microwave hacks will surely make your life easier. The big one for me is using the 'wave to aid in theContinue Reading

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How To: Make A Magnetic Knife Display

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 29, 2015
diy magnetic knife display
Photo: via e-how

I'm all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it's pretty. Win win!      

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How To: Make Your Own Woven Nesting Baskets

By: Capreek Jan 28, 2015
Photo: Francesca Stone

Basket weaving is one of the oldest and most common crafts throughout history (fun fact: the oldest baskets ever found are between 10,000 and 12,000 years old -- crazy, right?). Now, in Internet Bloggy Land, they're used more for decor than hauling life-sustaining items, but that doesn't mean the art of basket weaving should be left by the wayside!      Continue Reading

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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How-To: Copper Frames

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 28, 2015
DIY Copper Frame
by A Joyful Riot

I know copper has been on trend lately (and I'm not complaining!), but there's something about these diy copper frames that feel so fresh and unique. Perhaps it's their coloring or fun shape, but I'm in love! You can even build these to fit those irregular/oversized sized prints, so pull that stack you've been hiding out from the closet asap. Because couldn't all walls use a bit more metallic?Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Colorful Wood Ring Hanging Planters

By: Capreek Jan 27, 2015
Photo: Andrea Potocki

We've seen a lot of hanging planter projects around these parts, but this wood ring planter may be one of the most unique ideas I've come across lately!     Continue Reading

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12 DIY Wall Art Ideas That Will Make a Statement

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 27, 2015

One of the quickest ways to transform a space is by hanging unique and/or colorful artwork on the walls. It's faster than rearranging your furniture and can add a lot of dimension to a space, with minimal effort. But if you don't have any extra artwork hanging around, then you'll have to make your own. With that in mind, here are 12 DIY ways to make cool wall art that will make a big impact.   

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IKEA Hack: How to Make the Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution

By: Faith-towers Jan 27, 2015
IKEA Hack: The Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution
Photo: Faith Towers

I'd been looking for a creative way to store my large collection of costume jewelry for ages. But I had many criteria... it had to fit all of my jewelry yet be appropriate for a small space, have a clean, contemporary sort of feel, and it couldn't be too expensive either. And I finally found it. At IKEA. Read on to check out my ultimate jewelry storage solution.  

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Creepy or Cool? Teddy Bear Art (And He Never Saw it Coming)

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2015
Image: Kieran Mangan

This poor Teddy has no idea what he's in for. Thankfully, in artist Geoffrey Ricardo's hands, it's fame and immortality. But considering Teddy is a stuffed animal, he was already immortal, but, anyway.... First, TeddyContinue Reading

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Make It: Stylish DIY Desk Calendar

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2015
Photo: Home Made by Carmona

If your calendar game is slipping, it's time to step it up -- it's almost February, after all! This DIY perpetual calendar is the stylish and functional desk accessory you're looking for. Plus, it's easy enough that you can finish it before we get too far into 2015!     Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Easy + Colorful Hanging Air Plant Holder

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 26, 2015
DIY Hanging Air plant Pod
by Rachel Mae Smith

If you happen to kill every plant you've ever had, I have a trick for you: hang them at eye level! Sure, it's not much, but having your plants at eye level is a great way to remember to water them. And if you're new to plant ownership, there's no better place to start than with an air plant and this 15 minute DIY!Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Brass Pendant Light + WIN A KINDLE!

By: Alicia Jan 24, 2015
DIY geometric brass pendant


This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!

Ok, on to the DIY: 

To create your own DIY brass tubing pendant light, here's what you'll need:

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 23, 2015

This week's weekend DIY roundup has everything from teeny tiny DIY clay bowls to DIY color blocked barn doors (with gold hardware) and shelves made out of skateboards. So whether you're hoping to tackle a project that is big or small, there is bound to be something on this list that will work for you. Here are 7 DIY projects to try this weekend.   

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How-To: Modern Potato Prints

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 23, 2015
DIY Wall Art
via Design Sponge

I'm sure by now we've all seen potato stamping, but for me, this is the first time I've ever seen it done so beautifully. There's something about the monochromic color scheme and repeating pattern that makes these pieces feel so modern, clean and new. If your walls are in need of new art, grab the supplies from your kitchen and get to stamping! The possibilities of what you can do are endless. Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Jan 22, 2015
10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day
Photo: Warm Hot Chocolate

This morning it hit me... Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away! It's always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it's also a great reason to do some crafting! So I've rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine's Day-themed DIY projects.   

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Make It: Ombre Nested Clay Bowls

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 22, 2015
Photo: This Heart of Mine

Make your own gorgeous nested bowls! From clay! In an afternoon! You could even do it with the kids!      

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How to: Easy Wall Art

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 21, 2015
DIY Wall Art
by Anunk

If your walls are looking a bit bare, and you're on a bit of a budget, just know that there's an easy solution! All you really need is contact paper and a bit of creativity. And if you don't have the creativity, then just head over to Anunk Blog to get some ideas(instructions in Czech). You'll be surprised what a few triangles can do for your walls!Continue Reading

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