Roundup: 10 DIY Decor Projects Made from Old Clothing

By: Faith-towers Aug 26, 2013

We all have old, unused clothing hiding in the back of the closet, so why not upcycle it into something beautiful for your home? Here are ten great ways to give new life to that old… Continue Reading

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Sweet and Functional Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 23, 2013

Oftentimes a great kitchen makeover doesn't take major reconstruction. The perfect paint color, shelving, a few new light fixtures—that's what Jesyka did. The outcome is a breath of fresh air with a whole lot of functionality. And, at the time of this reveal, Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Worn, Dated Chair Gets a Bright and Colorful Makeover

By: Chrisjob Aug 22, 2013


My friend Britany has a hard time getting rid of things. She's not a hoarder by any means, and her home is actually quite clean and clutter-free. But it is full of beat up, hand-me-down pieces of furniture that she got in college. (And, though I wasn't there, likely weren't all that attractive when they were new). Case in point? This chair, in all its early 90s green-and-cranberry… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Geometric Nightstand Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2013

This nightstand was in pretty poor condition when Reeves took it home and, after realizing that wood stain wasn't enough to fix some of the blemishes, she opted to paint it. Check out the final result below and let us know what you… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Polka Dot Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 22, 2013

I don't know what it is about polka dots that's so attractive, but I just think they're lovely. They're an ever-growing trend on the blogosphere, and it's easy to see why - they're easy to create, and they pack a big punch. Here are ten of my favorite DIY… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Popsicle Stick Table Runner

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2013

So, remember how we shared a popsicle stick table runner idea last week? Well, I guess it's a thing* now (#trendalert), because here's another… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Ceiling Embellishment Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 20, 2013

Sometimes we forget about ceilings. We focus so much on our walls, and everything inside of the walls, that the space above can sometimes take a backseat. So today I wanted to share some great ways that you can spice up your ceilings without breaking the… Continue Reading

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How to: Make A Nautical Chic Driftwood Mirror

By: Faith-towers Aug 19, 2013

Driftwood is an easy material to find, but a difficult one to utilize successfully. Sometimes it ends up looking just a little too, well, handmade. But this tutorial uses a pop of color to add a modern feel - click through to check out the final… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Great-Looking and REAL Dorm Rooms

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2013

The problem with rounding up a bunch of images of great-looking dorm rooms is many on the interweb aren't real. I mean, they're real in that there are walls, windows, beds, bedding, etc. in the vignettes, but they don't look like most you'd see in the real world. For instance, take a look at this image courtesy of IKEA. Pretty, yes, but an actualContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects Using Plumbing Pipe

By: Faith-towers Aug 15, 2013

Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with sinks. Here are ten of my favorite DIY projects using copper, galvanized and even PVC… Continue Reading

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DIY Wall Installation Using Feathers

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 15, 2013

Feathers are soft, comfortable, and make excellent stuffing for pillows and bedding. But have you ever thought about putting them on display? Perfect for a children's play room or a nursery, these colorful feathers add a unique flair when it comes to decorating the walls.  … Continue Reading

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Petunia and Bistro Table Update--One Hailstorm Later

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2013

Time to update some summer projects. First is the leggy petunia problem. As you might remember, when we last left them, they were shorn down to about 2" stalks. After three weeks andContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fresh New Ways To Use Ombre In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 13, 2013

I'll admit it, I wasn't completely on board with the ombre trend when it first became popular - but I'm certainly a big fan now. There are so many different ways it can be utilized around the home, and I'm going to share some clever ideas with you… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Tiny Kitchen Gets a Drastic Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 12, 2013

This 76 square foot kitchen in Boston's Back Bay was drab, cluttered and lacked any sort of color or style. But with some carefully chosen materials and appliances, the small space was transformed into a refined, functional haven that now suits its… Continue Reading

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How to: A Painted Striped Curtain Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 08, 2013

When we moved from our NYC apartment to our suburban Connecticut home, I grabbed a neutral pair of curtains from IKEA  for the one window in our master bedroom. I still really like them, but... design's a moving target and after a couple of years tweeking the rest of the room (headboard, nightstands, new bureau) the curtains felt a littleContinue Reading

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