Affordable Outdoor Style: DIY Patio Swing Makeover

By: Capreek May 13, 2013

Adding some style to your outdoor space doesn't need to be expensive. Take some advice from this affordable patio swing makeover and work with what you've got!    Continue Reading

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How To: A Simple Rope Shelf Tutorial

By: Faith-towers May 13, 2013

In my humble opinion, rope is an underutilized material. It emanates a subtle maritime vibe... something I like to call "nautical glam." It's also cheap and very versatile. Last week we showed you how to make a rope swing, and today we'll teach you how to make a rope shelf to hang on your wall.   

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An Outstanding Outdoor Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 13, 2013

Centsational Girl, Kate, helped her friend Cheryl re-do her outdoor living space. The 'room' had a lot of things going for it. Great furniture and a lovely pergola, to name a few. But the space wasn't as 'pretty' as Cheryl Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Blue Jeans Turned Aprons

By: Diy maven May 10, 2013

Who doesn't have a pair of blue jeans that have seen better days? Usually, I save those for 'work' jeans, but I'm thinking I may have to rescue a pair from the stack to make an Continue Reading

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Curbly Shopping Guide: Stylish Outdoor Seating Under $100

By: Capreek May 09, 2013

I don't know if you noticed, but... IT'S MAY! May brings a handful of rainy days, sure, but also the promise of summer and warm evenings spent outside with friends, some good food, and a cold drink or two. Get your outdoor space entertainment-ready with these stylish and affordable seating options!     Continue Reading

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10 New Ways To Repurpose An Old Dresser

By: Faith-towers May 09, 2013

How many times have you passed up a great old dresser at a yard sale because you weren't sure what to do with it? It happens to me all the time. Well, it turns out that there are lots of alternative ways to use a chest of drawers... they're not just for clothing anymore!   

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Make It: Colorful DIY Dip-Dyed Bed Linens and Throw Pillows

By: Capreek May 08, 2013

I'm still loving the "dip dyed" trend, especially when applied to textiles, as it has more of an organic, water-color type effect rather than an opaque, colorblocked look. I think I might snag some plain white bedding and give this project a whirl this weekend!     Continue Reading

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BIG Tiny Laundry Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 08, 2013

For being tiny (about 94 inches wide), Chrissy's laundry room is big on style. Of course, it wasn't always that way. Above is how it looked before she made it over. Utilitarian: yes. Inviting: not so much. After sewing curtains to hide the wire shelving, a new coat of Continue Reading

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Updated Walls: Do-It-Yourself Map Wallpaper

By: Lexy.b.ward May 08, 2013

It can be hard to commit to a full wall-covering. I know this. If you are finding yourself wanting to update your walls, but don't want to overdo it and cover them all the way, try this little trick!      

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Make It: DIY Wooden World Map Wall Art

By: Capreek May 07, 2013

If you've got a blank wall, some scrap wood, and a love for maps, well, I've got the DIY project for you!     Continue Reading

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Make It: A Minimalist Wooden DIY Tripod Table Lamp

By: Capreek May 06, 2013

A simple, low-cost DIY lighting project that you can make from the most basic materials, without any special tools, that looks great and is completely customizable?! YES, PLEASE.     Continue Reading

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How to: Make Money Balloons

By: Diy maven May 03, 2013

Gift cards make great gifts, but the methods of giving them are rather uninspired. Instead, how about giving the old standby--money--in money balloons? Yes, these darling balloons will Continue Reading

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How To: Make a "Wood Grain" Laptop Wrap

By: Diy maven May 02, 2013

Although Josie's seen-better-days laptop still worked, the scratches and dents it was sporting made it look like it didn't. The answer to Josie's computer woes wasContinue Reading

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20 Great DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 02, 2013

If you're struggling to figure out what to get Mom for Mother's Day this year, take a page from your childhood self and make something for her, with your own two hands. I'm not talking about macaroni art or a homemade card written in marker, here. These are adult gifts that she will actually use (and enjoy). Here are 20 DIY gift ideas for Mom this Mother's Day.      Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Stitched-Leather Stool Cover

By: Capreek May 01, 2013

It's a fact. I can't resist a good stool-related DIY project. Stools are just so handy, ya know? And they make great makeover fodder, like this super stylish and modern stitched-leather version!    Continue Reading

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