How To: Make a Cozy T-Shirt Shag Rug

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2014

Lana used new Jersey fabric to make her oh-so-cozy rug, but one could easily use a bunch of old t-shirts as well. Imagine the hodgepodge of color that might result using them! But I digress. All we need to make one is a bent-noseContinue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 10, 2014

Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

Themed gift baskets make amazing, affordable, memorable gifts. The key is to pick the items carefully and to pay attention to the presentation. Here are fifteen of my very favorite gift basket ideas for the upcoming holiday season!   

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How To: Make a Modern Christmas Wall Hanging

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 10, 2014

If I had to pinpoint one aspect of the holidays I loved, it would be the decorating. The lights, colorful bulbs, the smells, and everything else in between! Not that I think my partner would agree, but I would put a tree in every room of my house if I could. So instead of being the tree lot's favorite customer, I decided to make this modern tree hanging to go up in my office.

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From Lackluster to Lovely: Joy's Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2014

Most people with a "lackluster" bedroom might punch it up with tons of color. Not Joy. She used black and white--with just a touch of gold--and luscious textures to bring on someContinue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 07, 2014

It's Friday, so that must mean it's time for another round of weekend DIYs to try. Before your head out for the weekend, be sure to check out this list of 7 DIY projects, ranging from a color blocked bread board to a clay trinket dish and magnets made from a broken plate. Everyone has time for a little DIY, right?   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Clay Container for Plants and Other Small Goods

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 07, 2014

Looking for an easy project to carry you through to the weekend? I think I might just have one for you. Make your own clay pots and containers to hold small plants or jewelry with this simple technique and tutorial.     Continue Reading

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How To: 'Dip Dye' Pillowcase the Easy Way to Create an Ombre Effect

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 06, 2014

When it comes to DIY, dip dyeing is a great way to transform fabric for various projects. But, there are a couple of big downsides to this technique. It's super messy, it takes a while to boil the water to the right temperature, and you have to carefully mix the ingredients, etc. So, when I decided to dye plain pillowcases for a recent room makeover, I experimented with a couple ways to streamline the process until I found the perfect way to dip dye the faux way.   Continue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Feather-Inspired DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 06, 2014

Trend Alert: 10 Feather-Inspired DIY Projects

Feathers became popular a year or two ago, but lately they've been taking over the internet... it seems like every time I scroll down the page on Pinterest there's another feather-inspired piece. So I thought I'd share ten of my favorite feathery finds with all of you!   

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How To: Make Large-Scale Artwork on a Modest Budget of $10 or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 06, 2014

Artwork can take a room from good to great in a matter of minutes. But, if you're on a tight budget, it's not always a practical investment. So, while you're saving up for the pieces you really want, but can't yet afford, you can make your own large-scale artwork for just a few bucks. And you don't even need to have any skills in the art department to do it, although I'm sure you do.   Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Would These 10 Design Trends Prevent You From Buying a Home?

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2014

Realtor.com put together a roundup recently that addresses design trends that put potential buyers off. Intrigued? I was. They argue that 'highly individualistic' designs overwhelm the potential buyer's sensibilities, preventing them from seeing themselves living in the home. Makes sense. Now let's seeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 04, 2014

10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

I don't know about you, but the arrival of autumn always makes me want to host dinner parties. And Thanksgiving is right around the corner, too. So I thought I would share some fun, easy and beautiful DIY projects perfect for fall entertaining.   

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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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Before and After: A Colorful Office Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 31, 2014

Looking for some weekend warrior inspiration? If so, this colorful home office / workspace makeover is a must-see.   Continue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Fresh and Functional Home Office Makeover - THE BIG REVEAL!

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2014
Photo: Capree Kimball

Earlier this week, I introduced you to the small converted attic that functions as our home office. It was a mishmash of furniture and stuff and things that we brought over from our previous home. Stuff and things and furniture that just didn't fit the space. Oh, and don't even get me started on the horror show that was the existing paint job... because I can't. I can't even.     Continue Reading

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