The Smartest Beanbag Chair EVER

By: Diy maven Jun 04, 2013

It's not often that I'm delightfully surprised by a new take on an old staple, but Mimish Design's new beanbag chair produced such a reaction. Available in a whopping 14 luscious colors, the beanbag is actually a very… Continue Reading

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A Tale of Two Dressers: An Incredible Double Dresser IKEA Hack

By: Capreek May 28, 2013

The Rast dresser from IKEA, with its untreated pine and minimalist lines, is common fodder for DIY furniture makeovers. This version, though, takes the Rast to a whole new level -- times… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Stylish, Light-Filled Senior Home Makeover with Designer Emily Henderson

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

If you've spent any time on the Internet in the last few years or have ever watched HGTV, you're familiar with Emily Henderson. On top of being a wildly talented interior designer, she's also one of the funniest and most down-to-earth people around. We are beyond thrilled, then, to share this month's Makeover Tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at the room Emily recently transformed for Fran Ferguson, a resident at an assisted living center.

Read on to see how Emily tackled the unique challenges of this room, including her tips for creating a stylish living space… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful, Art-Inspired Bookshelf Makeover

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern… Continue Reading

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How to Design and Build a Headboard for less than $50

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 17, 2013

There are plenty of do-it-yourself headboard options out there, but I don't see many that take you through the design process as well. Until now, that is. If you've ever wanted to create a custom headboard from scratch, this is the tutorial for… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Braided Fabric Scrap Basket

By: Capreek May 16, 2013

Put old t-shirts, fabric scraps, and discarded bedding to use with this fun -- and functional -- DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Silhouette Lamp Shade

By: Diy maven May 16, 2013

Imagine a plain lampshade holding a secret message that's only visible when the bulb inside is illuminated. Cool, huh? Chica and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Master Bedroom gets a Punch of Personality

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 16, 2013

There's really nothing wrong with the 'before' version of today's bedroom makeover. It's not an eyesore, the room gets plenty of natural light, and the space itself is laid out just fine. The only problem is, it seems to be missing one important decorating detail: personality. So how did the owners remedy this problem and manage to pack this room with style? You'll just have to see for… Continue Reading

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10 New Ways To Repurpose An Old Dresser

By: Faith-towers May 09, 2013

How many times have you passed up a great old dresser at a yard sale because you weren't sure what to do with it? It happens to me all the time. Well, it turns out that there are lots of alternative ways to use a chest of drawers... they're not just for… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Dip-Dyed Bed Linens and Throw Pillows

By: Capreek May 08, 2013

I'm still loving the "dip dyed" trend, especially when applied to textiles, as it has more of an organic, water-color type effect rather than an opaque, colorblocked look. I think I might snag some plain white bedding and give this project a whirl this… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 10 Hotel Style Bedrooms

By: Diy maven May 07, 2013

I LOVE finding inspiration in public spaces, including hotel rooms. Yes, there are some hotel rooms out there that are… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wooden World Map Wall Art

By: Capreek May 07, 2013

If you've got a blank wall, some scrap wood, and a love for maps, well, I've got the DIY project for… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Minimalist Wooden DIY Tripod Table Lamp

By: Capreek May 06, 2013

A simple, low-cost DIY lighting project that you can make from the most basic materials, without any special tools, that looks great and is completely customizable?! YES,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Playful, Budget-Friendly Dresser Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 29, 2013

Ah, the ubiquitous IKEA Malm Dresser. This simple piece of furniture is the perfect blank canvas for a colorful and quirky… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Art-Filled Bedrooms and Living Rooms

By: Diy maven Apr 26, 2013

Art. It can add immediate personality, interest and beauty to any space. It can even mess with our minds, hiding the bad elements of a room and highlighting the good. The vignettes featured in these images serve as great inspiration as to how we might organize and display wall art ourselves; some even perform feats of decor magic. 

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