Gift Guide: 30 Stylish Handmade Accessories for Guys and Gals

By: Capreek Nov 20, 2014

If you're aiming for a handmade holiday this year, but don't *quite* have enough time (or maybe the DIY chops) to make a gift for every person on your list, don't fret! We've scoured Etsy to bring you some of our favorite style accessories for men and women alike! Check 'em out below.    Continue Reading

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After: A Blank Canvas Bathroom Becomes A Modern Gem

By: Faith-towers Nov 20, 2014

Before and After: A Blank Canvas Gets A Modern Makeover

Photo: Faith Towers

Earlier today, we showed you the blank canvas that this bathroom... and look at it now! A unique, modern gem with a focus on both form and function. Continue to see more photos and to read about the makeover.   

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Before and After: An Upstate New York Home Gets the World's Most Colorful Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 19, 2014

Nestled near the base of the Catskill Mountains in New York, you'll find what can arguably be described as the world's most colorful home. A labor of love, every visible surface of this 1840s home has been given a coat of paint by artist Kat O'Sullivan (and a group of very supportive friends). The result is a structure that seemingly spans the entire perceivable color spectrum.     Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Faux Wood Hanging Christmas Tree + A GIVEAWAY!

By: Alicia Nov 18, 2014
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

With Christmas about a month away, it's not too early to begin planning the decking of your halls.

The undisputed queen of beautiful holiday decor is Martha Stewart, and we've partnered with her team to complete some easy, festive DIY projects that anyone can do. 

GIVEAWAY! 

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Make It: Geometric Painted Rug

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 18, 2014
DIY Geometric IKEA Rug
Photo: Sally MacNicholas

No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!      

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How To: A Flea Market Dresser Gets A Gilded Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 17, 2014

Every nursery needs a dresser/changing table/statement piece, am I right? When putting together our daughter's nursery, I knew that I wanted something unique, but still simple. I found an old white dresser at a local flea market, and gave it a few coats of coral paint. Instant gratification, but it was still missing something.      

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate the season. The greatContinue Reading

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Nursery Reveal: Small Office Turned Bright Geometric Nursery

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 15, 2014
Geometric Nursery Reveal
Photo: Sally Mae Photography

There's just an indescribable feeling when projects you've been working on are finally finished. That's exactly how I feel with our nursery. It's absolutely my favorite room I've ever been in. It turned out just like I wanted and I can't wait for you to see! Ya just gotta look. 

But first, you'll remember the before...

geometric nursery reveal
Photo: Lexy Ward

And the inspiration...

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Makeover: A Dark and Gloomy Office To Become A Bright Geometric Nursery

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 13, 2014

About 6 months before our daughter was born, we moved into a new town home. The walls were covered with dark brown, red, and beige paint, but it had serious potential to become a bright and cozy space. It only had windows on the ends, so we wanted to paint every room a bright grey or white to help give off as much natural light as possible. 

We set our sights on the 2nd floor office to become the nursery. It was the tiniestContinue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Stylish DIY Textile Projects for Your Thanksgiving Table

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this year.     Continue Reading

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You'll Love These 10 Ridiculously Fun Home Decor Projects Using Tassels

By: Faith-towers Nov 13, 2014

10 Tassel DIY Projects For Your Home

Tassels are popping up everywhere. They've been on Curbly recently, and there seem to be more every time I scroll down my Pinterest feed. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite DIY tassel projects for your home.   

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Roundup: 13 Gold and Copper DIY Ideas for This Year's Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 12, 2014

Move over brown and orange, there's a new color scheme in town this Thanksgiving: gold and copper. They're a little more lively and maybe even a bit more glam than those traditional colors you normally see during the fall season. So I've rounded up some of my favorite gold and copper DIY ideas that you can easily incorporate into this year's Thanksgiving dinner decor. Bonus: Metallics look great year round, so you can reuse these DIY ideas long after Thanksgiving is over. Here are 13 gold and copper Thanksgiving DIY ideas to inspire you this holiday.   Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

By: Matt allison Nov 12, 2014

20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

I love books. The thing is I find that I don't buy them for myself, but rather add them to digital or handwritten 'wishlists', passing them on to friends and family for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas.

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How to: Make a DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2014

How-To: DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

When serving cheese to guests, there are many ways to label the different varieties. But what could be more efficient than using the serving tray itself to label the cheeses? So I went for it. Keep reading to find out how to make your very own colorful chalkboard serving tray.   

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