Before and After: From Not-So-Master to Magnificent Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 23, 2015

Photo: Restored Style

Tiny and tired. That's what Kirsten's master bathroom looked like before its makeover. The 'after' didn't change the square footage, but it certainly did add huge amounts of style. A glass shower door opens up the space visuallyContinue Reading

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13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 11, 2015

13 Home Cleaning Products That You Can DIY
photo: Pop Sugar

$7 for a 12 ounce bottle of granite cleaner? No, thank you! I'm tired of spending all my money on cleaning products so here are 13 that you can make yourself! And they work! The sink disposal bombs? Genius.      

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Apartment Tour: 90 Square Feet in NYC

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2015
Photo: Curbed

Helen Rowell's tiny West Village apartment is one of the tiniest I've ever seen. At just 78 inches wide, it's smaller than a queen-size bed is long. But it IS in the West Village and her rent is only $775 a month. Helen's become quite adept at getting rid of stuff, which she says isContinue Reading

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Before and After: Bye-Bye Purple Bathroom

By: Diy maven Mar 09, 2015

Photo: The Lettered Cottage

When they moved into their home, Layla & Kevin's bathroom was very purple. Over the years, they transformed it into a little cottage oasis. The purple was swapped for a soft gray/sage, the tile for a wood (possibly laminate) floor, built-in vanity for something withContinue Reading

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15 Favorite Cleaning Products That Work Under $30

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 04, 2015

15 Favorite Cleaning Products That Work Under $30

It's important to invest in quality cleaning products. But what if you're on a budget? From powerhouse sprays to natural mixtures, here are 15 cleaning products we love (that work!) under $30!      

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5 Tips to Keep Your Bathroom Presentable 24/7

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2015
Photo: Sweep Beat

Have you ever used the bathroom of one of your favorite restaurants only to find it filthy? That happened to me once. I loved their food, but I couldn't get over the condition of the bathroom. I figured if a public space like that is in such a state, what did their kitchen look like?? Ick. Anyway, the day I used the bathroom was the last day I set foot in that particular restaurant. That's the thing about bathrooms: they leave a lasting impression. If they're clean, then the rest of houseContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Office Bathroom Gets A Massive Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 23, 2015

Before and After: An Office Bathroom Gets A Massive Makeover
Photo: Amber Interiors

This tiny bathroom needed to be re-done, and fast. It had dated fixtures and no personality. But that's not the case anymore - click through to see the massive transformation.   

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Before and After: An Amazing DIY Bathroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 16, 2015

Before and After: An Amazing DIY Bathroom Makeover
Photo: Design*Sponge

There weren't very many redeeming qualities about this bathroom, which is why the owners decided to gut it and start fresh. And they did the massive renovation all on their own. Read on to see the stunning final space.   

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Room Tour: An Elegant Lavender Bathroom

By: Faith-towers Jan 29, 2015

Room Tour: An Elegant Lavender Bathroom

This is one of those spaces that makes you feel relaxed the second you step through the door. Inviting lavender walls, warm lighting and shiny chrome fixtures make you feel right at home. Keep reading to check it out.   

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Coastal Living

I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading

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Make It: Painted Rock Cactus

By: Diy maven Jan 07, 2015
Photo: Craftberry Bush

Maybe it's because a ton of schools are closed today due to wicked cold and there will be bored, housebound kids everywhere, or maybe it's because I'm pining for warmer temperatures, but, either way, I find these painted rock cactiContinue Reading

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Make It: Nail-Polish Pots

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2015

Science, son, is the success behind this project--probably something about the density in the solvent in the polish in relation to the other ingredients in the polish--but who cares? It works! And the resultsContinue Reading

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How to: Clean Your Whole House in 30 Minutes for the Holidays

By: Chrisjob Dec 03, 2014

Have some holiday guests stopping by for a little seasonal cheer and to make your days merry and bright? Good, us too. But, spend your time sharing in some comfort and joy, rather than devoting days to cleaning and making your home look spotless. You can easily make your home "company ready" in a mere half hour.   Continue Reading

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DIY Wooden (Half) Bowl Storage

By: Faith-towers Nov 21, 2014
Easy DIY Wooden Half Bowl Storage
Faith Towers

If you have a small bathroom like I do, sometimes you have to get creative with storage. And one day it hit me (edited: see update below)  - why not cut a few bowls in half and attach them to a board to store things like lipstick and manicure supplies? And so this wooden (half) bowl storage idea was born.

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