Make It: Custom Wood Hamper With Pillowcase

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 19, 2015
diy pillowcase hamper
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I'm currently rocking an IKEA hamper that was about $7. It's plastic. It bends too easily. And it's been replaced twice. Either we are too rough with our laundry or we need something a little more sturdy! This DIY hamper looks like the answer to my laundry problems!      

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10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

By: Faith-towers Jan 05, 2015
10 Clever IKEA Hacks That You Might Actually Use

There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.   

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DIY Wooden (Half) Bowl Storage

By: Faith-towers Nov 21, 2014
Easy DIY Wooden Half Bowl Storage
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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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Before and After: A Sparse Bedroom Becomes a Relaxing Retreat Full of Personality

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 04, 2014
Sarahdipity Photos

Remember the before photos from this bedroom makeover? Well, it's time to share how the whole thing turned out. There was a lot of work to do, but after rolling up our sleeves, reconfiguring a few things, and buying some new furniture, the home owners are now able to enjoy a more relaxing space that feels like home. Click through to see how this bedroom makeover turned out.   

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Before: A Bedroom that Leaves a Little to Be Desired

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 03, 2014
Sarahdipity Photos

A friend of mine and her husband bought a house last year and have been adding decorative touches since they moved in. One of the only rooms they hadn't added many personal touches to, however, was the master bedroom. So I helped them update their space to create an environment that was more reflective of their personalities.

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Dorm Room Living: 3 Little Essentials That Can Make a Big Difference

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2014

The internets are replete with dorm decor ideas this time of year. Although they all offer great ideas, a lot of them just aren't practical. Some might take more time to construct than you'd like; others might take up too much packing space. Some might not even suit your dorm room once you get Continue Reading

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12 Easy Tips to Organize Your Closet in an Afternoon

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 22, 2014

One of the messiest and disorganized areas to tackle, in any house, has got to be the closet. Right? So, I thought I would put together some tips to whip any (clothes)  closet into shape. And since I recently completed an entire bedroom makeover for a friend, including the closet, I thought I would share some of the after photos from the closet portion of the makeover in this post as well. Here are my top 12 tips for organizing your closet in an afternoon.  Continue Reading

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10 Super Clever Home Organizing Hacks

By: Faith-towers Jul 10, 2014

Genius Home Organizing Hacks

I love finding new organizing hacks... you know, the ones that make you say, "why didn't I think of that?" So I thought I'd round up a few of my recent favorites. Ten, in fact. Click through to check 'em out!   

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Roundup: 6 Rooms Go From Cluttered to Clean

By: Diy maven Jul 08, 2014

Do you need some inspiration to do a little decluttering and cleaning? If so, you gotta check out these before and afters. Like with any cleaning/straightening job, sometimes it's best to start small, which isContinue Reading

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10 Brilliant Non-Closet Clothing Storage Solutions You Can Make Yourself

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2014

Older homes, apartments, student housing: these spaces tend to have tiny, tiny closets -- if any at all. If your closet situation is a bit on the dire side, we've rounded up 10 clever DIY clothing storage projects that you can tackle in one afternoon or less.       Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Colorful Yarn Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers May 20, 2014

10 Ways To Use Yarn In Your Home

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of leftover yarn from various knitting projects that I've finished over the years. It's very versatile, and so colorful - making it the perfect material for so many different decor projects. Continue reading to see ten of my favorite ways to use yarn in your home.    

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Before and After: An Incredible Master Closet Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 23, 2014

The thing about older houses is: their quirks and charms aren't always functional. A tucked away, sloped-ceiling closet with an awkward layout just wasn't cutting it for these homeowners. So, with some hard work and a creative eye, they transformed this space into a beautiful and oh-so-functional master closet.      Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 2 Ways to use Chairs as Impromptu Closets

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2014

I've seen closets with less storage space than the folding chair closet idea pictured above. Its versatility is undeniable. Add another chair or two if you need the space, and when you don't, or if you move and find you don't need an impromptu closet, you have extra seating. Another great idea is actuallyContinue Reading

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10 Stylish DIY Jewelry Storage Ideas

By: Faith-towers Mar 18, 2014

Hanger with hooks for jewelry.

I love to buy jewelry. I love to make jewelry. I love everything about it, except for the difficulty I have storing it. And I'm sure some of you have the same problem. So today I'm going to share some clever (and super stylish) DIY jewelry storage ideas with you.   

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Roundup: 10 Super Clever Closet Organizing Tips And Tricks

By: Faith-towers Mar 10, 2014

Boots stored with clothes hangers.

Every now and then I'll run across a closet organizing idea that's just genius - simple, smart and ridiculously obvious. I'm sure you've had these moments, right? I call them the "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. Well here they are, all in one place, for your organizational indulgence.   

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How To: Turn any Branch into a DIY Vertical Wall Hook

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 25, 2014

I love projects that repurpose basic household items, like this DIY, that will turn yard work into a scavenger hunt for craft supplies. Check out how you can transform any branch from your backyard, into a unique, vertical  wall hook.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Copper Plumbing Pipe Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2014

I really love this project: it's simple, functional, and is the perfect blend of minimalist and industrial aesthetics! Oh, and because I'm obsessed with all things copper right now.     Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Macrame Curtains

By: Capreek Feb 10, 2014

Add a touch of bohemian chic to your decor with these DIY macrame curtains! They're a great addition to door-less closets, hallways, or even just hung as wall art.     Continue Reading

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How To: Tips For Giving Your Filing Cabinet A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 16, 2014

With all the craziness of the holiday season, I've been ignoring the massive piles of mail and paperwork that have accumulated on my desk. But now that I finally have some time, I'm doing a massive makeover. Here are some expert tips on how to create an effective (and pretty) filing system.   

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10 Things You Should Throw Out To Create A More Organized Space

By: Faith-towers Jan 14, 2014

Most of us are guilty of it.... holding onto things that we shouldn't. Also known as clutter. I'm in the process of culling through my closets and shelves in an effort to organize my space, so I thought I'd share some tips so you can do the same for your home. Here goes.   

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