Make It: Geometric Felt Coasters Project

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 21, 2014

Make a set of colorful coasters in about an hour to add a little cheer to your kitchen… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Stylish DIY Kitchen Makeover for $2000

By: Capreek Jan 20, 2014

We completed a kitchen makeover a couple years ago (which you can see here) and are in the process of planning another one for our new place. If this past experience and my current researching tells me anything, it's that doing an entire kitchen makeover for $2000 is a feat in and of itself. I mean... you could spend that much on tile… Continue Reading

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How-To: Super Simple DIY Marble Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2014

This super easy DIY serving tray can be completed in mere minutes... your guests will beg you to tell them where you got it. And you should be able to find everything you need at your local hardware store! Click through to see the stunning final… Continue Reading

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5-Spice Beef Stir-fry With Eggy Rice

By: Matt allison Jan 17, 2014

5-Spice Beef Stir-fry With Eggy Rice

This week I did a round-up of healthy habits to start in 2014, one of which was to try tackling some home… Continue Reading

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5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

By: Matt allison Jan 15, 2014

5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Cool Cutting Board

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 14, 2014

If you love working in the kitchen, or know someone else who does, this DIY is for you. Make a cool house-shaped cutting board in an afternoon with the help of a few trusty… Continue Reading

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Two Just Right Restorations

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2014

Some people might think restorations take less time than full-blown makeovers. In my experience, they take MORE time. You can cover a multitude of sins with filler and paint, but getting down to original raw wood takes a lot of patience and elbow grease. Take for example these two projects, both executed by my multi-talented nephew, John. Not only is he an athlete and a musician*, he's a chip off the old DIY block. First up is a kitchen built-in located in a circa 1900Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Cheesy Courgette & Mint Risotto

By: Matt allison Jan 10, 2014

Cheesy Courgette & Mint Risotto

Risotto is pure comfort food, as the winter chills take hold it's the perfect dish to enjoy with a glass of wine with loved ones. This one is a lighter take using summer vegetables, mixing the two seasons together in a delicious blend of flavors and… Continue Reading

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Warm and Inviting Condo Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 10, 2014

The kitchen in this lofty downtown Minneapolis condo had a lot going for it, including a spectacular view. However, it was a bit sterile, and the kitchen was laid out in such a way that all seated guests hadContinue Reading

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50's Ranch Gets Craftsman Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2014

It's not often we see transformations like this one. From inside to out, the O'Bryan's 50's ranch looks nothing like it did 'before.' Architect Jim Rill saw Craftsman elements in the home's 'massing and roofline.' Although theContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Hanging Coffee Cup Holder that Doubles as Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 07, 2014

We are seven days into the new year and I am definitely drinking my fair share of coffee this first full week in January. I even bought a few new mugs over the holiday break as a little treat to myself. So I'll definitely be making one of these hanging coffee cup holders to display my newest… Continue Reading

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How-to: DIY Hexagon Shaped Wooden Dining Table

By: Faith-towers Jan 06, 2014

A good dining table is hard to find. In my experience, they're super expensive and never quite right. But the second I found this one, I fell in love. Its hexagonal shape gives it character and provides seating for six people, while its pipe legs lend an industrial feel. Click through to see the final product and find out how to make one… Continue Reading

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5 Super Simple Organization Tips To Start The Year Off Right

By: Faith-towers Dec 31, 2013

I hate cleaning. And I hate organizing. But I love the way my house feels once it's finished. So to make it as painless as possible, I wanted to share my 5 favorite tips for getting your space under control for the new year. Here… Continue Reading

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Penthouse Loft Makeover: A Blend of Rustic and Modern

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2013

This Toronto penthouse loft might not look like it needed a makeover at all, but it's owners wanted to make a fresh start with its decor. Enter designer GolbouContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Potato & Leek Soup with Poached Egg Crostini

By: Matt allison Dec 20, 2013

Potato & Leek Soup with Poached Egg CrostiniI love hearty one pot winter warmers and a potato and leek soup is ubiquitous with seasonal festivities. It's a straight forward, no frill or fuss dish, though the addition of a poached egg crostini elevates it, adding a silky smooth and crunchy texture to this robust dish.

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