How-To: Make a Paper Lampshade

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 03, 2014

DIY Paper Lampshade Don't you just love it when a craft project is jaw-droppingly gorgeous? If I didn't know otherwise, I would say that these lampshades were store bought. Luckily for us,… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 29, 2014

Planning to tackle any DIY projects over the long weekend? I've rounded up a handful of my favorite projects for you to try, just in case. There's a how-to for leather stamped herb tags, some DIY artwork, and more. Here are 7 diy projects to potentially take on over the Labor DayContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Marble Surfaces with Gold Leaf

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 29, 2014

Nail polish marbling is neat and all, but gold leaf marbling? That sounds even better. Learn how you can recreate this technique and transform household items, like pencil cups, into golden marbled looking… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Aug 28, 2014

10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

It's that time of year again, when summer ends and it's time to go back to school. And if you're a college student, that means it's dorm room decorating time! Here are ten great DIY ideas that will have your space looking colorful and unique in no… Continue Reading

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Chair Rescue: From Hot Mess to Hot Mama

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2014

This chair rescue is like none you've ever seen. Barb, a nurse during the day and a furniture rehab addict at night, was the intrepid soul who bought the chair and decided to lug it to an upholstery class taught by my blog-friends-forever, reupholstery genius, and fellow Curblier Shelly Leer (aka ModHomeEcTeacher). Shelly told me the story and showed me the pictures of the chair earlier this week, and it was just too remarkable not to share. First,Continue Reading

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Let's Hang Out: 14 DIY Ideas that Hang from Ceiling

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 28, 2014

Whether it's a pendant light, a planter, a mobile, or even a suspended table, if it's cool and it hangs from the ceiling, it's probably in this roundup. There are a lot of great ideas that would be perfect to try over the long, upcoming, Labor Day weekend. So 'let's hang out' and go through this list of 14 hanging DIY ideas to see what inspires… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Stylish Stools and Benches You Can Make Yourself

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2014

You know what always comes in handy? A stool. Know what's even handier than a stool? A bench! Obviously. So, if you're in the market for one of these handy/handier furniture items, we've rounded up 12 awesome, inexpensive options you can make… Continue Reading

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Make It: Color Block Pencils for Back to School

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2014

When you see adds for school supplies this time of year, do you get a hankering to stock up on them even though you don't have any school-age kids or you're not heading back to those ivory towers yourself? Is so, we are on the same notebook page, myContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Patterned Mousepad from a Cork Mat

By: Rachel mae smith Aug 27, 2014

How-To: Turn a Plant Cork Mat into a MousepadI don't know about you, but I always seem to struggle with finding a mousepad I actually like. The patterned ones at office supply stores tend to be a bit too generic and the plain ones just don't give my desk that extra pop it needs. So when making over my office space in our new apartment, I decided to make my… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Magnetic Wooden Frames

By: Matt allison Aug 27, 2014

Magnetic Wooden Frame


I collect wall art. Curated of course, artists aren't hoarders, merely selective collectors. The problem is I'm forever changing my mind and swapping prints in and out. Framing can get expensive so enter this quick and easy DIY project: a simple magnetic frame that allows you to change out your favorite artwork! Follow the tutorial at the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a No-Cost DIY Loom

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2014

Traveling to a plethora of art fairs over the past few summers, I've noticed that knitting (and felting) has taken a back seat to weaving. If you'd like set your needles aside and give it a try, check out Allison's DIY loom. Her Pops made it out of supplies he had… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Leggings into Stylish, Budget-Friendly Lampshades

By: Capreek Aug 25, 2014

Leggings into lampshades?? Kinda brilliant if you ask me, especially with the wide range of colors and patterns available these… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2014

10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks

I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them… Continue Reading

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Before and After: 2 Brilliant Bedroom Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2014

HGTV Design Star season 7 winner Danielle Colding made over a Park Avenue apartment in which these 2 bedrooms are located. Before they were stuffy and rather gloomy. After, they're bright and brilliant. In this bedroom, the addition ofContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Turn a Paper Towel Roll into a Modern Light Fixture

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 22, 2014

I never would have expected that I'd come across a DIY project involving a paper towel roll, that I actually wanted to try. But I did. This project is really cool and would be a perfect weekend DIY to try. With the supplies you see above, you can make a modern DIY pendant light, that resembles concrete. Check it… Continue Reading

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