How to: Make a Glowing Table and Shelves

By: Diy maven Jun 23, 2015
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Oh. My. Goodness. A glowing table. I mean, seriously, how cool is that? The process might seem daunting, but it sounds like it's pretty easy. This particular table was made out of a piece of Pecky Cypress, but any species with voids (the more the better!) could work too. The glowing bit comes from clear casting resinContinue Reading

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A So-So Bathroom Gets A Serene & Spa-Like Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward May 28, 2015
colorful bathroom makeover
photo: Four Generations One Roof

Who doesn't enjoy a good before and after? This bathroom is no exception. It started out as a space that was lackluster and plain. And now? It couldn't look more different - not to mention how much BIGGER the space feels! It gives off a very serene and spa-like vibe.    

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The "Ugliest House Ever" Gets a Needed Makeover

By: Diy maven May 18, 2015

Photo: HGTV

Sara and Charlie's Nashville house may not actually have been the "ugliest house ever",  but it was certainly at the top of the goofy list, and it DID need a makeover. The remarkable part of this story isn't even how lovely their home looks "after." Really! The astonishing part isContinue Reading

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13 Cool and Colorful Bathroom Accessories to Brighten your Space

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 14, 2015

It seems like bathrooms are the one room in the house that you can really play around with, style-wise. It's small enough to experiment: try some cool wallpaper, add humorous artwork, etc. Right? On a smaller scale though, if you're looking for something a little less permanent, add color with accessories for a little extra excitement. Here are 13 cool and colorful bathroom accessories to get you inspired for a fun and functional bathroom.

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How To: Make Magazine Image Transfer Art

By: Diy maven May 05, 2015
Photo: Crafts Unleashed

As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Unbelievable Modern Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek May 04, 2015
via Design Milk

Well... THIS might be one of the most impressive* bathroom makeovers I've ever seen. While the original bathroom wasn't horrible, exactly, it certainly did not match the modern-meets-natural aesthetic of the homeowner.     Continue Reading

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Before and After: $61 Powder Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 27, 2015

Photo: The Endearing Room

When Lauren's family first moved into their new home, she was impatient with its powder room makeover. She picked the wrong wall color, and the fixtures were too modern. In her own words, she didn't know what she was thinking as they weren't her style at all. Eventually, she couldn't live with those original choices, so it was time to makeover the makeover. The bulk of her tight $61 budgetContinue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 10 Awesome Bathroom Accessories Under $30

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 22, 2015
via West Elm

Who says you need a lot of money to make your house look great? Not me at least. Sometimes it just comes down to swapping out a few pieces to make a room feel brand new. If you're looking to refresh your bathroom, here are ten accessories under $30!Continue Reading

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Before and After: A $150 Weekend Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 13, 2015
This Nest is Blessed

In one weekend, this small, half-bath got a major facelift -- and all for $150!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Memorable Room Makeovers for Under $1000

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2015

The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading

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How To: Make your Bathroom Pop with a Custom Toilet Paper Holder

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 06, 2015
DIY Toilet Paper Holder
by Design Love Fest

Chances are when you think of your toilet paper holder in your house right now, it does nothing for you. In fact, I dare share that most are a bit boring and even downright ugly. But it doesn't have to be this way! Bri of Design Love Fest made three different holders,that are perfect for just about any style . Who knows, maybe when the holder is this fancy, maybe you/your roommate/ husband/kids will be more inclined to actually change the roll. Continue Reading

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7 Budget-Friendly And Beautiful Bathroom Makeovers

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 03, 2015
7 Budget-Friendly And Beautiful Bathroom Makeovers
photo: Dans le Lakehouse

I love before and afters. They might be one of my favorite things to look at just to see the differences a little or a lot of work can make. I'm currently into bathrooms, but know that I can't break the bank when it comes to a makeover. Here are 7 before and afters that didn't wear out any wallets!      

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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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