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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Roundup: 5 Genius Space-Saving Table Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jan 06, 2015
5 Genius Space-Saving Table Ideas

Most of us could use more space, right? I know I could. So I went searching for ways to create functional table space with a small footprint. Here are five completely genius ideas that I discovered.   

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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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Make It: Cute and Clever Confetti Bowl

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2015
VJULIET [http://www.vjuliet.com/2013/01/diy-confetti-bowl.html]

Got any confetti left over from your New Years eve celebration? No? No biggie. Any party store will have more.  And you probably already have on hand the rest of the supplies you'll need to make this crazy cute and clever decorative bowl. JulietaContinue Reading

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How To: Draw Your Hand in 3-D

By: Diy maven Dec 31, 2014
Sun Gazing [http://www.sun-gazing.com/draw-hand-3d/]

Forget using your hand to make a turkey--that was so last century. Now use that incredibly useful appendage to explore drawing in 3-D. The process is much simpler than you might imagine, but the outcome is kinda mind-blowing, especially when considering all it takes to do itContinue Reading

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How to: Make Your Own Modern Painted Headboard

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 31, 2014
DIY Headboard
by Carrie Waller

I've been on the hunt for a new headboard and this diy project by Carrie Waller stopped me in my tracks. I've been drooling ever since I found out that a piece so beautiful was handmade! And while the steps require a bit of skill and a few tools, the results are well worth the effort. Continue Reading

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Do It Sparkly: DIYable Sequin-lined Lampshade

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2014

This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Drastic Bedroom Makeover

By: Faith-towers Dec 22, 2014

Before and After: A Drastic Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom began as a plain, beige box of a space. No personality. But with the addition of a number of beautiful new wall treatments and lots of layered textiles, it was transformed into a gorgeous, welcoming master bedroom.  

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Can You Guess What Piece of Furniture is Hiding in this Box?

By: Diy maven Dec 16, 2014
SlipTalk [http://www.sliptalk.com/bed-in-a-box/]

Looks like a handcrafted, heavy-duty chest, right? Yeah, well, it just looks like that. It's really something else entirely. Can you guess what might be inside?

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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Astounding Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 08, 2014

Mandi's 16-year-old sister-in-law had an enviable bedroom before its recent makeover because of its size. (There's space enough for a sitting/dressing area and a sleeping area.) After its makeover, that envy just might have turned to covet. In addition to fresh paint and thrifted items, Mandi went all DIY over it. There are a lot of highlights here, including a vintageContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Leather Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2014

If you have a poorly-lit nook or corner that you'd like to get more use out of, this pendant light project is for you!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Plain Purple Bedroom Gets A Sugar & Spice Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 03, 2014

sweet girl's bedroomI love finding children's rooms that have just the right amount of whimsy and style. This one was pretty purple before it got a makeover and the finished product is sweet as can be without being over-the-top!      

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Coral Reef...The IT Color of 2015?

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2014

Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looksContinue Reading

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Before and After: How to Redo a Funky, Vintage Footstool

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2014

After snagging this footstool from an antique store for $22, I decided to completely overhaul it for a bedroom makeover. I thought it would be the perfect seating option for a vanity, with some updates. The end result is a vibrant piece that brings warmth and personality to the room. Here's how I gave this small piece of furniture a big update.   Continue Reading

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