Make It: Quilted Modern Art

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2014

There's nothing 'granny' about Mandi's big, DIY, quilted modern art. I love the juxtaposition of hard graphic lines and the quintessential softness of quilted material. (There goes my vocabulary budget for the day.) The… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Industrial-Modern Bookcase

By: Capreek Jul 22, 2014

With a few hardware store materials and four hours of your time, you can make a stylish, industrial-modern bookshelf for under… 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… Continue Reading

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DIY Starry Night Cityscape Lampshade

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2014

When I was a kid, every time we'd get a postcard with a cityscape on the front, I'd snag it. Using a pin, I'd poke holes along the outline the buildings. Then I'd hold the card up to a light and witness a little magic. The cityContinue Reading

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How to: Simple DIY Geometric Felt Coasters

By: Faith-towers Jul 21, 2014

Easy DIY Geometric Felt Coasters

Need something that will give your coffee table a colorful pop? Well, I have just the thing. These geometric felt coasters are sure to add some style to any living room. They make a great housewarming gift, too! Click through to check them… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Beautiful Kitchens That Will Inspire You To Get Organized

By: Faith-towers Jul 17, 2014

10 Beautifully Organized Kitchens

When I removed the doors on some of my upper cabinets a year ago, I arranged all the dishes perfectly so they were separated into tidy piles. It really opened up the space, and motivated me to be more orderly. Here are ten beautiful kitchens that will inspire you to get organized… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Beautifully Designed Tiny Homes and Apartments

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2014

Wanna tax your design skills? Move into a tiny space and see what happens. Already in a tiny space? Then you know all  the challenges designing such a space entails. It's also why you might be much better at being organized than your McMansion counterparts. You need to be tidy if you want to maximize your space! Much as the occupants of these postage stamp places who have perfected tiny living that enables them to live large.

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Roundup: Our Favorite DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

By: Matt allison Jul 14, 2014

Roundup: DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

I've round up a couple ideas to add a little flair to your entryways. Some double as holdalls, others are great for making a statement like over sized cross stitch pieces and DIY marque lights, but each adds a unique, signature… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Removable Wallpaper

By: Capreek Jul 10, 2014

When I saw this DIY idea, it was immediately one of those "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moments. I mean... it's brilliant. And so, so… Continue Reading

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How To: Build a Midcentury Modern Side Table

By: Diy maven Jul 09, 2014

Oooo! Mandi from A Beautiful Mess just posted a tutorial showing us how to make this fabulous MCM side table. She considers this build only 'moderately difficult,' but with her instructions, I'm sure we'd have no… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Clever (and Beautiful) Media Organization Solutions

By: Faith-towers Jul 08, 2014

Media Organization Solutions

Sure, you can throw your DVDs on a shelf in no particular order. Or you can pile your magazines messily on the coffee table. Or you could take a few extra minutes to organize your media in a more inspired way. Here are ten clever ideas that will get your organizational juices… Continue 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… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Ranch House Gets a Modern Kitchen Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2014

If you're one of many with an outdated kitchen, you'll want to add this stunning ranch house kitchen makeover to your inspiration… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A "Cool" Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

By: Faith-towers Jul 03, 2014

10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

Need a little pick-me-up in your office area? Here are ten quick DIY projects that will give your workspace a bit of extra pizzazz, and maybe even help you get more organized… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Thrift Store Curio Cabinet Becomes a Vertical Greenhouse

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2014

What do you do with an outdated curio cabinet you found on Craigslist? Turn it into something no one would even suspect: a modern hexagon… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Geometric Backdrop

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2014

Blair created this backdrop decoration with a modern wedding in mind, but I can picture it used in other ways too. Like a backdrop on a modern fireplace mantel… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Stylish Fabric Planters

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2014

Just when I thought I'd seen every DIY planter project that could possibly exist, the kids at A Beautiful Mess go and knock it out of the park with these fabric… Continue Reading

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