How To: Make a Modern Wood and Copper Coat Rack

By: Capreek Oct 02, 2013

Now that I live in a place where the weather changes from sunny to drizzly to bone-soaking-wet and back again multiple times in a single day, I'm thinking it might finally be time to get proper coat rack. This wood and copper version is really catching my eye at the moment -- plus it's a cinch to make!       Continue Reading

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Make It: Kid-Friendly DIY Cloud Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 01, 2013

Maybe it's because I recently moved to Portland (and we've been experiencing the effects of Typhoon Pabuk for the last few days) but I'm totally digging this fun, cloud-shaped accent lighting idea.      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Decor Projects Using String and Rope

By: Faith-towers Oct 01, 2013

I don't know about you, but I have an awful lot of string and rope stuffed into the back of my craft closet. I use little bits here and there... but today I wanted to share some ideas in which they are the stars of the show. Turns out string and rope are pretty versatile!   

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Before and After: One Bedroom, Three Makeovers

By: Capreek Sep 30, 2013

Alternatively titled The Life and Times of Dylan's 'Big Girl Room', this bedroom has gone through a series of different looks and styles thanks to the guidance of one Miss Dylan, the four-year-old daughter of blogger and DIY extraordinaire Mandi Gubler. Curious to see what it looks like now? Read on!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Monkey's Fist Knot Pendant Light

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2013

Cord pendant lights have been all the rage for a little while now and we've seen them used in a variety of interesting DIY lighting projects. This nautical-inspired version, though, is one of the most unique versions I've seen in a while!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Home Decor Upgrades Using Spray Paint

By: Faith-towers Sep 26, 2013

Lately I've developed a slight obsession with spray paint. There's something about its transformative powers that I just can't resist. Soon everything in my home will be a different color than it was when I got it. And I'm drawing lots of inspiration from the internet... here are ten of my very favorite ideas.   

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Roundup: 8 Stylish Shower Curtains You Can Make Yourself

By: Capreek Sep 25, 2013

Ah, shower curtains. It always seems to take forever to find one you like and then when you do, the asking price seems less like "asking" and more like a ransom. Since we're big believers in the do-it-yourself mentality around here (have you noticed?), we've rounded up 8 budget-friendly shower curtain projects for makers of all skill levels. Check 'em out and let us know which style is your fave!       Continue Reading

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Upcycled Fire Truck Desk Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 25, 2013

Jasmine took a well-loved Tonka fire truck and turned it into a very cool desk lamp. She taped off strategic parts of the truck and then spray painted it. A simple wiring upContinue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Leather and Neon Rope Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2013

I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for anything that combines leather with pops of bright color. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, ya know? So when I spotted this project on Design Milk, I immediately knew I had to try something similar.     Continue Reading

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An Attic Bedroom That Still Looks Like an Attic

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2013

Everyone I know with an unfinished attic has dreams of finishing it. That means sheetrock covering the studs, at least. In the case of this guest bedroom, the studs were left naked. Only the floor was finished. I love the look, but there areContinue Reading

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How to: Easy Ideas To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa-Like Retreat

By: Faith-towers Sep 23, 2013

A trip to the spa is the ultimate way to de-stress, but we don't all have the time or money to head to the spa every month. So why not create your own calming sanctuary right at home that you can enjoy every single day? Here are a few simple tips for turning your bathroom into a relaxing spa-like retreat.     

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Roundup: 9 DIY Bathroom Organization and Storage Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 20, 2013

Organization and storage are a must in a smaller home, especially in the tiniest room of pretty much any house, the bathroom. So to kick off the weekend, and hopefully inspire a little weekend organization, I'm rounding up the best DIY ideas for bathroom storage and organization. It may not be glamorous, but it is sure is useful.   Continue Reading

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This Old Box: When Wood Floors Match the Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2013

I think I've been in one too many kitchens that have hardwood floors that match the cabinets. Not only have some been the same color, they've also been the same wood species. Sometimes I feel like I've been trapped inside box (or worse yet, a coffin) when I walk into these kinds of kitchens. How aboutContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful DIY Hanging Rope Mirror

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2013

I love, love, LOVE this colorful spin on the nautical rope/leather belt mirrors that have been popular lately. And, as it turns out, this version is quite easy to make!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Dinnerware And Silverware Updates

By: Faith-towers Sep 19, 2013

I'll admit it, I love to entertain and I'm a sucker for a good looking table. And I love to make stuff. So I was thrilled to find so many simple ideas for updating mugs, plates, trays and even silverware.  Check out my favorite DIY updates for your tabletop after the jump.   

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100+ Clock Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2013

Mel's making those of us who roundup look bad. Case in point: a couple days ago she posted one that included 106 (if my math is right) clock makeovers. There is, literally, somethingContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Tiki Torches from Upcycled Glass Bottles

By: Capreek Sep 18, 2013

Turn sad, empty bottles into festive outdoor mood lighting perfect for chilly fall soirees! It's super easy -- here's how.     Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Chair Gets a Modern, Hand-Printed Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 17, 2013

The fabric on this chair had seen better days, no thanks in part to the resident feline who couldn't resist its velvet flocked goodness. Fast forward to now, and it's sporting a brand new look courtesy of some hand-printed, geometric textiles!       Continue Reading

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10 Clever And Insanely Easy Ways To Reuse Old Materials

By: Faith-towers Sep 17, 2013

File this under the "why didn't I think of that?" category. With vacation mode winding down and a new school year upon us, most of us could use a few tips to help everyday life run a bit more smoothly. But the best part about these genius ideas is that you most like already have all the materials you need right in your home.   

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Roundup: 10 DIY Sinks and Vanities (and a Tub and Shower Too!)

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2013

DIYer's turning bowls into vessel sinks and dressers into vanities, aren't new ideas, but the DIYer's included in this roundup did it right. Also in our list are some ideas that might serve as inspiration for the next big thingContinue Reading

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