12 Stylish and Easy DIY Birdhouses and Feeders

By: Capreek May 21, 2013

With spring in full force (and summer only a month away -- YAY!), it seems like every bird in the neighborhood is out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Give them something more to chirp about with one of these easy DIY birdhouses or feeders!     

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Before and After: 5 Inspiring Porch and Patio Makeovers

By: Faith-towers May 21, 2013

Sometimes I wish I had a patio, just so I could give it a makeover. All of these outdoor spaces began as bare, not-so-inviting areas... but with a little imagination and some elbow grease, each one became something very special.   

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Makeover Tour: A Stylish, Light-Filled Senior Home Makeover with Designer Emily Henderson

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

If you've spent any time on the Internet in the last few years or have ever watched HGTV, you're familiar with Emily Henderson. On top of being a wildly talented interior designer, she's also one of the funniest and most down-to-earth people around. We are beyond thrilled, then, to share this month's Makeover Tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at the room Emily recently transformed for Fran Ferguson, a resident at an assisted living center.

Read on to see how Emily tackled the unique challenges of this room, including her tips for creating a stylish living space for seniors -- and more! 

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Before and After: A Colorful, Art-Inspired Bookshelf Makeover

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern inspiration!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Traditional Living Room Gets A Fresh Look

By: Faith-towers May 20, 2013

This living room had a few great existing architectural details, but needed some serious TLC. Paint was the most important element of this makeover, accentuating the shape of the walls and drawing attention to the bay windows.   

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Make It: Colorful DIY Braided Fabric Scrap Basket

By: Capreek May 16, 2013

Put old t-shirts, fabric scraps, and discarded bedding to use with this fun -- and functional -- DIY idea!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Faith-towers May 16, 2013

Lighting is a crucial part of any space, and the backyard is no exception. But outdoor lighting options can be pretty generic. So why not make your own lanterns and light fixtures? Check out these inventive DIY ideas.   

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How To: Turn Wire Sculptures into Modern, Geometric Succulent Planters

By: Capreek May 15, 2013

Give tabletop decor a new use and a warm-weather-appropriate makeover with this awesome DIY idea!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern, Trough-Style Concrete Planter

By: Capreek May 14, 2013

I shared 12 (super rad) outdoor projects that use concrete yesterday, but I'm just going to have to make it 13! This project is too easy and too awesome not to share.     Continue Reading

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10 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Floor Finishes

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2013

Flooring can be expensive. And hiring someone to install flooring can be even pricier. So why not get creative and try doing it yourself? There are plenty of DIY-able floor treatments out there that can really add some pizzazz to your space. Check 'em out!   

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12 Awesome Concrete and Cinder Block Outdoor DIY Projects!

By: Capreek May 13, 2013

Concrete, cement, and cinder block are all pretty mundane building materials. But with some creativity and elbow grease, you can put them to work transforming your outdoor space into a stylish living area! Here are 12 awesome DIY projects to try.     Continue Reading

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Affordable Outdoor Style: DIY Patio Swing Makeover

By: Capreek May 13, 2013

Adding some style to your outdoor space doesn't need to be expensive. Take some advice from this affordable patio swing makeover and work with what you've got!    Continue Reading

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An Outstanding Outdoor Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 13, 2013

Centsational Girl, Kate, helped her friend Cheryl re-do her outdoor living space. The 'room' had a lot of things going for it. Great furniture and a lovely pergola, to name a few. But the space wasn't as 'pretty' as Cheryl Continue Reading

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Curbly Shopping Guide: Stylish Outdoor Seating Under $100

By: Capreek May 09, 2013

I don't know if you noticed, but... IT'S MAY! May brings a handful of rainy days, sure, but also the promise of summer and warm evenings spent outside with friends, some good food, and a cold drink or two. Get your outdoor space entertainment-ready with these stylish and affordable seating options!     Continue Reading

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10 New Ways To Repurpose An Old Dresser

By: Faith-towers May 09, 2013

How many times have you passed up a great old dresser at a yard sale because you weren't sure what to do with it? It happens to me all the time. Well, it turns out that there are lots of alternative ways to use a chest of drawers... they're not just for clothing anymore!   

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Make It: Colorful DIY Dip-Dyed Bed Linens and Throw Pillows

By: Capreek May 08, 2013

I'm still loving the "dip dyed" trend, especially when applied to textiles, as it has more of an organic, water-color type effect rather than an opaque, colorblocked look. I think I might snag some plain white bedding and give this project a whirl this weekend!     Continue Reading

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BIG Tiny Laundry Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 08, 2013

For being tiny (about 94 inches wide), Chrissy's laundry room is big on style. Of course, it wasn't always that way. Above is how it looked before she made it over. Utilitarian: yes. Inviting: not so much. After sewing curtains to hide the wire shelving, a new coat of Continue Reading

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10 Small Space Container and Herb Garden Ideas

By: Matt allison May 08, 2013

Growing your own herbs is incredibly satisfying. Not only do they take up very little space, they take your cooking to new heights as you start experiment with different flavor profiles, you can even read our guide to choosing your own here.

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5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

By: Faith-towers May 07, 2013

First impressions are important. The exterior of your home is the first thing a person sees when they visit your home, and the last thing they see when they leave. These 5 easy tips will have the outside of your home in excellent shape in no time.   

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Inspiration: 10 Hotel Style Bedrooms

By: Diy maven May 07, 2013

I LOVE finding inspiration in public spaces, including hotel rooms. Yes, there are some hotel rooms out there that are worthy Continue Reading

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