How to: Create Typographic Holiday Gift Toppers with a Shoe Box

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 05, 2014

Looking for a super easy holiday DIY to tackle over the weekend? Try these typographic gift toppers made from the cardboard scraps of a shoe box.   Continue Reading

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DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genius?

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2014

When I first saw this DIY plastic bottle Christmas tree I was like, "That is genius!" and then a nanosecond later I was like, "Wait, what?" Therein lies the wishy-washy nature of this post's title, so I'm leaving it up to you. DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genus? If you lean toward 'genius,' thenContinue Reading

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Before and After: How to Redo a Funky, Vintage Footstool

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2014

After snagging this footstool from an antique store for $22, I decided to completely overhaul it for a bedroom makeover. I thought it would be the perfect seating option for a vanity, with some updates. The end result is a vibrant piece that brings warmth and personality to the room. Here's how I gave this small piece of furniture a big update.   Continue Reading

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Kate Morris's Grain Bin House on the Prairie

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2014

Kate Morris's little house on the prairie is a grain bin. Located near on family property near Great Falls, MT, the grain-bin-turned-retirement-cottage is nothing less than amazing. Kate, a retired art teacher, enlisted the help of a former student and present day architect Nick Pancheau. Kate saidContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Cozy T-Shirt Shag Rug

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2014

Lana used new Jersey fabric to make her oh-so-cozy rug, but one could easily use a bunch of old t-shirts as well. Imagine the hodgepodge of color that might result using them! But I digress. All we need to make one is a bent-noseContinue Reading

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How To: 'Dip Dye' Pillowcase the Easy Way to Create an Ombre Effect

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 06, 2014

When it comes to DIY, dip dyeing is a great way to transform fabric for various projects. But, there are a couple of big downsides to this technique. It's super messy, it takes a while to boil the water to the right temperature, and you have to carefully mix the ingredients, etc. So, when I decided to dye plain pillowcases for a recent room makeover, I experimented with a couple ways to streamline the process until I found the perfect way to dip dye the faux way.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Top to Bottom Bedside Lamp Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2014

I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Ladder Wardrobe

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2014

Whether you're looking for some entryway storage or your bedroom is short on closet space, this clever DIY wardrobe is the perfect solution!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2014

Liska used random pickle and jam jars, some gloss purple spray paint, and a paint marker to make these incredible enchanting lanterns. To make it even easier for us, she providesContinue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Is Dip-Dying (And 9 Other DIY Trends) REALLY Past Its Prime?

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2014

Has dip-dying overstayed its welcome? Yes, according to Elle Decor. They say its meteoric rise in popularity has put it firmly on the 'cliche' list. If you DO want to do the dip, they suggest keeping the subjects small, like bowls and wooden spoons. (Although they laud the project pictured above as having been 'done properly.') The other 9 DIYContinue Reading

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Make It: Repurposed DIY Lightbulb Star Lamp

By: Capreek Oct 07, 2014

Oh, snap. Did a light bulb just burn out? Before you toss it, take a look at this statement piece lighting project!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 DIYable Steampunk Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2014

In addition to holding my favorite holiday, October is also STEAMPUNK MONTH. So in celebration, I thought I'd round up some of our favorite steampunk decor projects. All areContinue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Round Hanging Shelf from a Steamer Basket

By: Capreek Sep 29, 2014

Some people have an uncanny ability to look at a totally mundane object, like a dim sum steamer basket for example, and see extraordinarily clever ways to use it. In this case, by turning said steamer basket into a circular shelf!     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I spottedContinue Reading

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Ikea Hack: SNILLE Swivel Chair Goes from Mod to Feminine

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 25, 2014

This basic SNILLE task chair from Ikea just got an upgrade. The new look is much more grown up and feminine.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: Headboard Turned DIY Storage Bench

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2014

What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench, obviously!     Continue Reading

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2014

Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or she usedContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Totally Unique DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

By: Capreek Sep 15, 2014

Ceramic, stone, and glass tiles are the go-to materials of choice for most kitchen backsplashes. If you're looking for something a little more unique than your typical white subway tile, though, take a peek at these 11 DIYable backsplash ideas!      Continue Reading

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How To: Dress up Ugly Plastic Starter Pots with Fabric

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 12, 2014

Do you still have a few indoor plants sitting in their ugly plastic starer pots, instead of a decorative planter? Me too. I think it's happened to us all at one point or another. But you can easily conceal those plastic eye soars until you're ready to repot with a little bit of fabric. Bonus: You won't even need a sewing machine.   Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Wire Mesh Rebar into a Clever Kitchen Item

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 11, 2014

This DIY kitchen hack is a good one! The main material for this project happens to be wire mesh rebar, which probably seems a little random. The finished project looks great though, and is completely practical for kitchen organization as well.   Continue Reading

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