Make It: Geometric Painted Rug

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 18, 2014
DIY Geometric IKEA Rug
Photo: Sally MacNicholas

No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!      

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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: Woven Rug using a Cardboard Loom

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 14, 2014

DIY Woven Pom Pom Rope RugEvery time I come across a weaving project I'm reminded how incredibly awesome weaving actually is. Sara Plath was able to take a piece of cardboard, some strands of rope, and a few pom poms, and turn them into a beautiful bohemian rug for her bathroom. Continue 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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From Lackluster to Lovely: Joy's Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2014

Most people with a "lackluster" bedroom might punch it up with tons of color. Not Joy. She used black and white--with just a touch of gold--and luscious textures to bring on someContinue Reading

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How To: Show-Stopping DIY Geometric Wood Flooring

By: Capreek Oct 28, 2014

This is, hands down, the most unique flooring project I've ever seen. And the good news, of course, is that you can do it yourself!     Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Doormat the Easy Way

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 21, 2014

Give a basic doormat a fresh new look with this simple tutorial for creating a typographic statement mat, super easily.   Continue Reading

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A Non-White, Real Life 50's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2014

Stop the presses, people. We have a kitchen makeover that isn't white! As a matter of fact, Wendy didn't even change the color of her gray cabinets. New powder blue walls tone them down whileContinue Reading

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10 Cozy DIY Knitting & Crochet Home Decor Projects

By: Faith-towers Oct 16, 2014

10 Cozy DIY Knitting And Crochet Home Decor Projects

If you're into fiber arts, then you'll probably be as excited as I was to find these fun projects for your home. If you're not so good at knitting or crocheting, WAIT! Some of these projects are super easy, and you can always look up the basic stitches on YouTube (that's how I learn almost every new skill!). Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite yarn-based home decor projects.   

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It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 2014

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

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How-To: Make Your Own Rag Rug

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 24, 2014

DIY Woven Rag Rug

I don't know about you, by I tend to keep the leftover scraps of any and all craft projects in hopes that I can use them again one day.  Seriously, it's getting out of hand. But it's projects like this DIY Rag Rug by A Beautiful Mess that make me glad I do! Continue Reading

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Roundup: 13 Fabulous and Functional DIY Bathmat Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 05, 2014

Thick, white, and folded over the edge of the tub or shower door. Sound familiar? Then you, too, may be suffering from Unimaginative Bathmat & Placement Syndrome. But don't worry; we have the cure. The thing about these DIY bathmat projects is that because they're stylish, you won't want to tuck them out of the way, which takes care ofContinue Reading

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10 Beautiful Ways to Use Rugs In Your Kitchen

By: Faith-towers Sep 04, 2014

10 Beautiful Examples of Rugs In The Kitchen

I've been noticing more and more rugs in the kitchen lately. We have rugs in most other rooms of the house, so why not there too? Here are ten great examples of pretty kitchens with even prettier rugs.   

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Eye Candy: 14 Bold Bathrooms with Patterned Floor Tile

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2014

Patterned floor tile, specifically encaustic cement tiles, is a trend that's been steadily growing over the last few years. (Heck, I even used some in my own bathroom remodel -- and I love it.) It's a bold choice and definitely not for everyone (or the commitment phobic), but if you're a fan or just need a little bit of inspiration to push you over that design fence, here are 14 stunning bathrooms with patterned floor tiles!       Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Aug 28, 2014

10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

It's that time of year again, when summer ends and it's time to go back to school. And if you're a college student, that means it's dorm room decorating time! Here are ten great DIY ideas that will have your space looking colorful and unique in no time.   

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Before and After: 2 Brilliant Bedroom Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2014

HGTV Design Star season 7 winner Danielle Colding made over a Park Avenue apartment in which these 2 bedrooms are located. Before they were stuffy and rather gloomy. After, they're bright and brilliant. In this bedroom, the addition of orangeContinue Reading

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How To: Paint a Trompe-l'oeil Geometric Cube Pattern on your Porch or Patio

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 14, 2014

This painted porch project involves a whole lot of measurements and painter's tape, but the end result is totally worth it. The unexpected flooring element, makes this outdoor space completely unique.   Continue Reading

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7 Tips For Arranging Your Living Room Furniture

By: Faith-towers Aug 07, 2014

Tips For Arranging Living Room Furniture

Sometimes arranging living room furniture can be challenging when the space doesn't dictate a clear layout. Sure, you can go the easy route... but there are some great ways to set up your furniture in a more dynamic way. I've compiled a set of tips that will have your living room in tip top shape in no time.   

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Pictorial: How To Make a Moss Bathmat

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2014

I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of a moss bathmat. I mean, seriously, how long would moss (or grass) set in a foam substrate live in indoors in a bathroom? But be that as it may, it looks really cool. The process seemsContinue Reading

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