Make It: DIY Retro-Inspired IKEA Storage Hack

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2014

IKEA products are known for being easy to customize, but sometimes those plans don't quite work out. I came across this unfortunate IKEA Fira unit at the thrift shop. Its previous owner got creative with paint, glue, and origami paper. No wonder they donated it -- it looked terrible! I'm always looking for useful storage solutions, so I brought it home determined to make it look great in my 1950's apartment. With a few simple tools and materials, I transformed it into a unique, retro-inspired piece that matches the rest of my… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Side Table from Old Paint Buckets

By: Capreek Jul 17, 2014

I'm always amazed when someone can take an ordinary object, like these dirty buckets, and turn it into something completely… Continue Reading

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10 Super Clever Home Organizing Hacks

By: Faith-towers Jul 10, 2014

Genius Home Organizing Hacks

I love finding new organizing hacks... you know, the ones that make you say, "why didn't I think of that?" So I thought I'd round up a few of my recent favorites. Ten, in fact. Click through to check 'em… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Thrift Store Curio Cabinet Becomes a Vertical Greenhouse

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2014

What do you do with an outdated curio cabinet you found on Craigslist? Turn it into something no one would even suspect: a modern hexagon… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A $2 Woven Basket Gets a New Look

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2014

Sometimes you see a $2 basket at a yard sale that is not quite what you are looking for, and you buy it anyway because it's only two dollars. Then you take it home and add your own DIY spin to it and you're all set. That's what happened with this DIY basket idea. The transformation is a pretty colorful… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

By: Matt allison Jun 18, 2014

Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

Make the most of the warm weather and get outdoors! We've round-up a couple DIY Outdoor Games and Activities that are designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike, enjoy the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Outdoor Chandelier with a Hula Hoop

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 17, 2014

I never would have guessed that a trip down the kid's toy aisle would be where one would find the main item needed for an outdoor lighting project. As it turns out, though, a hula hoop is the perfect supply for this DIY. Click through to find out how to make a hanging rope chandelier with this unexpected… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchens, Carts, and Dining Spaces

By: Diy maven Jun 13, 2014

Outdoor kitchens and dining spaces are incredibly popular these days. They can also be incredibly expensive! Especially the kitchens. Stainless steel appliances, stone and mortarContinue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Festive DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2014

It's outdoor entertaining season and what's a party without a little ambiance? To help get your outdoor space ready for the festive months ahead, we've rounded up 12 creative DIY lighting projects that are sure to cheer up your yard, patio, or balcony!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 22 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas that Your Dad will Love

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 09, 2014

When Father's Day rolls around, Dads can be hard to buy for, and even more difficult to create a DIY gift for. This year, I have you covered though, with a list of 22 DIY gift ideas for dear old Dad. Whether your father is interested in golf, technology, music, the outdoors, or even beer, there is something on this DIY gift list for pretty much every Dad in the… Continue Reading

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DIY Inspiration: Wine Bottle Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Jun 04, 2014

Got a band or jig saw and a hole saw or a big old Forstner bit & drill? Then you have just about everything you need to make a replica of the Dvinus coffee table. Available through Ciclus, the… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Painted Cane Pillow DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 30, 2014

If you're looking for a fun weekend DIY, this pillow project is a good one to try. As you can see, it involves a whole lot of painter's tape and an intricate pattern, but the results are… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Recycled Wine Bottle Hanging Herb Garden

By: Diy maven May 30, 2014

It took Ben about $30 dollars and a few hours to create this marvelous copper tubing and recycled wine bottle hanging herb garden. Besides the tubing and wine bottles, supplies to make oneContinue Reading

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How-To Roundup: 10 DIY Roller Shade Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 29, 2014

DIYers have been making over inexpensive roller shades for some time now. These projects, however, are some of the most successful transformations out there. Using fabric, paint, paper, and, in one case, a paperContinue Reading

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Make It: Turn a Standard Mirror into a Statement with this Braided Mirror DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 29, 2014

I recently bought a few small mirrors at a thrift store for $2 a piece. They had a couple of marks on them, but were otherwise in pretty decent condition. They were too plain to just hang straight on the wall though. So I started playing around with a couple of ideas, and landed on this one for a braided mirror upgrade. It's a really inexpensive way to dress up a plain mirror and can be removed easily, if you decide you want your plain jane mirror back. Here's how to make your… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Decorative Yarn Chandelier

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 27, 2014

I love projects that use basic materials that you have laying around the house already, and this project definitely fits the bill in that category. Make a colorful yarn chandelier (the decorative kind that doesn't have a lighting component) using the materials you see above in one… Continue Reading

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Jenna's One-Hour DIY Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven May 23, 2014

Jenna confirms that the hardest part of her DIY kitchen island was figuring out how to construct it. Once that was done, the island took about an hour to build. That, however, doesn't… Continue Reading

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How To Make a Pallet Chair in About 2 Hours

By: Diy maven May 21, 2014

I am truly loving Donna's 2-hour pallet chair. She assures us it's an easy build even for novice woodworkers. To up the funk factor, she chose to simply slip its cushionsContinue Reading

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How To: Turn a Wine Bottle into a Self-Watering Device

By: Diy maven May 20, 2014

Have you seen those "As Seen on TV" Aqua Globes? If not, here's a thumbnail: they're glass bulb stakes that you fill with water and then insert into the dirt next to a plant which 'self-waters' the plant for, they say, up to 2 weeks. They're not terribly expensive, (you can buy a pack of 2 on Amazon for about $13), but the DIY version is really the way to go. BecauseContinue Reading

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