7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 22, 2015

Getting ready for the long Memorial Day weekend? Well, just in case you have some free time over the next few days, I've rounded up some really fun DIYs to try. As usual, there are some small project ideas that will take all of 15 minutes and a few more hefty projects for the weekend warrior. Ready to dive in? Let's get to it.

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Make It: Simple & Colorful Foam Organization Bowls

By: Lexy.b.ward May 22, 2015
Make It: Simple & Colorful Foam Organization Bowls
photo: Lynn Pavey

I've seen foam sheets used for all sorts of things, but making these foam bowls has to be one of the most creative. They're the perfect colorful addition to keep your desk organized and neat! There's even a boat-shaped one that is just calling my name!      

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How to: A Neglected to Nifty Chair Makeover

By: Hellolidy May 21, 2015
A Neglected To Nifty Chair Makeover

So, I'll admit it. I have a really hard time throwing things away or letting things go. I'm not quite "hoarder" status, but I'm sure if I don't start getting rid of unused pieces in my home soon, my friends and family will start to talk. Am I the only one? (Please say no!!).

Take, for example, my neglected chair. It was my very first furniture purchase that I scored in the As-Is section of IKEA when I first moved out for college TWELVE years ago! And I almost gathered the courage to get rid of it until a light bulb went on in my head. This guy didn't need to get ditched, it just needed a makeover. So, I decided to go all out and have a little fun.

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10 Great Pieces of Colorful (and Affordable) Original Artwork

By: Faith-towers May 21, 2015
Colorful, Original and Affordable Art
Artist: Jan Ironside

Affordable original art can be hard to find. And it's even harder to find good original art. So we've rounded up ten lovely picks for you. Here are our current favorite pieces of colorful artwork that won't break the bank.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Bedrooms Made Over With A Bit of Color!

By: Lexy.b.ward May 21, 2015
colorful bedroom makeovers
photo: Style By Emily Henderson

You spend almost 1/3 of your life in the bedroom sleeping. So why not make that space something colorful, cheerful, and down right fun to spend time in?! Here are 10 colorful bedrooms that range from soft and sweet to bright and bold!      

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Get Botanical with this DIY Tropical Leaf Pillow

By: Jeran May 20, 2015

I'm craving the tropics lately, after making this fun tropical leaf tablecloth. And now, I'm finding other ways to repeat this pattern in my home, like this tropical DIY pillow idea. It's really easy to make, requires very simple sewing, and you'll only need a few supplies from the fabric store. Bonus: It's an organic shape, which is a nice balance amongst the sea of square or rectangular pillows that are so common.  Want to make your own?

                                                

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How To: Make a Custom Epoxy-Topped Desk

By: Capreek May 19, 2015
A Beautiful Mess

This is, hands down, one of the coolest DIY desk ideas I've seen in a while. Sure, industrial pipes, trestle legs, and the occasional hairpin-leg-plus-plywood desk are all great projects. But what if you could up the ante with a custom epoxy tabletop? Here's how to do it -- the easy way!      Continue Reading

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What's the Best Garden Planner? We Find Out!

By: Diy maven May 19, 2015
Garden Planners Comparison - Which one is best?

Memorial Day is in sight and, here in the Midwest, that means the start of gardening season. To turn your brown thumb green – or your greener thumb greener – we've assembled 4 popular garden/landscape planners and put them through their paces. The victims today are Small Blue Printer, Plan Garden, Mother Earth News Garden Planner, and Better Homes and Gardens Garden Planner. Are the free versions as good as the paid-for route? Maybe, maybeContinue Reading

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Before and After: Easy Color Pop Nightstand IKEA Hack

By: Capreek May 18, 2015
Image: IKEA

Last week, I shared the results of our fun and quirky master bedroom makeover. (Take a peek here if you missed it!) In it, we included a pair of IKEA nightstands that were treated to a simple yet colorful makeover. Check it out below!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers May 18, 2015
10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Paint is one of my favorite mediums to work with, but dye is another option that isn't used quite as often. You can achieve some fantastic effects with dye, and it's so easy to work with! Read on to check out ten colorful DIY projects using dye.   

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10 Colorful DIY Doormats To Get You In The Summer Mood

By: Lexy.b.ward May 15, 2015
10 Colorful DIY Doormats To Get You In The Summer Mood

Welcome summer with one of these colorful DIY doormat projects! Your porch will thank you!      

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29th Avenue: A Colorful Master Bedroom Makeover Part II - The BIG Reveal!

By: Capreek May 14, 2015

We started from the bottom, now we're here: the 29th Avenue master bedroom makeover REVEAL! As a refresher, this is what we began with. Blech. Just... no. Obviously this dark and dreary and totally lame bedroom wasn't going to cut it. Fast forward a few weeks and THIS is where we are now:    Continue Reading

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How To: Colorful DIY Wall Mounted Votive Set

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2015
Photo: Faith Towers

I live in a small 525 square foot condo, so free space is always hard to find. But one thing I do have a lot of is wall space. So I decided to create a small wall mounted shelf with a set of colorful votives on top. And now I'm sharing the super easy tutorial with you! Click through for instructions.   

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Make It: Modern & Colorful Trinket Dishes

By: Lexy.b.ward May 14, 2015

diy trinket dishes
photo: Jeff Mindell

If there was ever a time to break out your childhood crafting skills, it's now. These trinket dishes are fun, colorful, and anything but childish!      

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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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