Roundup: 20 DIY Projects Using Reclaimed Materials

by DIY Maven

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Is there anything more rewarding in the DIY world than using reclaimed materials to make something? Seriously. A dejected object on a layover to a landfill is spotted by a keen eye. The object is swooped up and turned into something marvelous, getting a second chance on life and love. (We should all be so lucky.) The reclaimed materials featured in these 20 projects were the main characters of such fairytales. They now act as...

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Roundup: 10 Thrift Store Lamp Projects That Look Fabulously Store-Bought

by Jennifer Farley

I don't know about you but I hate spending money on lamps. Don't get me wrong, I love a good lamp... they bring function, balance, and style to a space. I just don't understand why they're so expensive? The good news is that there are plenty of lamps taking up shelf space at your local thrift store for super cheap. Hopefully these projects will inspire you to make a stylish lamp for a fraction of the cost!   

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Get The Look For Less: Rustic Natural

by Faith Towers
Get The Look For Less: Rustic Natural
Photo: Magnolia Market

Rustic home décor has become popular lately, and not just in cabins or mountain homes. Natural elements like wood, glass, iron and wool fill these spaces, and with a bit of strategic decorating they can be totally chic and stylish. And while they can have the tendency to be pricey, we've culled through the internet to find some affordable options. Keep reading to check them out.   

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Small Apartment Bedroom Gets HUGE Kid Makeover

by DIY Maven
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Photo: So Haute Style

Nicole Gibbons was given a tall order when asked to re-do the smaller bedroom in a clients' 2-bedroom NYC apartment. It started as a "big boy room" for their toddler son, but a few months into the project--surprise--the couple learned they were adding another kiddo to the group. Nicole's plan had to change--big time. Now the room had to service a growing toddler AND a new baby, a baby, by the way...

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Round Up: 10 Fun & Easy Lighting DIYs to Brighten Your Outdoor Space

by Stephanie Lee
10 Fun & Easy Lighting DIYs to Brighten Your Outdoor Space
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

I'm going to be honest here and admit that although I have a large courtyard, I barely spend any time in it and I haven't entertained there ONCE. Crazy huh?

It's not that I don't like the outdoors I swear! Rather, our outside space looks like the land that time forgot with plants all over the place and remnants of paving from the last owners. In short, it's really not a picturesque place to host a summer soiree. 

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Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

by Faith Towers

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

Photo:Yard Envy

 

Bistro lights, also known as globe or string lights, are hot these days... people are using them for weddings and parties, but they're also great for general everyday use. And you can do more than just drape them on a railing. Here are ten clever ways to use them.   

 

Eye Candy: 10 Clever Ways To Use Bistro Lights Outside

Photo: The Good Life

1. Wrap bistro lights around tree branches to cast a pretty...

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Before & After: Gorgeous West Elm Bedroom Makeover

by DIY Maven
West Elm Bedroom Makeover Before
Photo: Jacqui Turk

This bedroom makeover is like the Cinderella of bedroom makeovers. You can tell by the "before" that it has all the makings of something beautiful but just needed a fairy godmother to put it over the top. The bedroom belongs to Jen Bishop from Interiors Addict, and when West Elm found out it was up for renovation, they decided to pick up the wand. And bippity-poppity-boo this is what the bedroom looks...

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