Before and After: Sweet Porch Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2014

Last Friday we had a roundup of eye candy that included some gorgeous outdoor dining spaces. In today's B & A, we have an existing porch dining room that was given a sweetContinue Reading

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Make It: 15 Minute Neon String and Straw Hanging Planters

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2014

A hanging planter made of neon cord? Cool. But a hanging planter made of neon cord and drinking straws? Very cool. The pearlescent qualityContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful DIY Bench IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2014

Inspired by an outdoor bench makeover she'd spotted floating around the Internet (you know the one), Alecia decided to recreate the idea with a more finished look for indoor use. The result? One of my favorite IKEA hacks to date!      Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Succulent Wall Art

By: Matt allison Jun 04, 2014

DIY Succulent Wall Art

I'm a sucker for succulents and air plants. They are largely inexpensive, come in all shapes, sizes, colors and easy to grow, always a winning combination!

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How-To Roundup: 10 DIY Roller Shade Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 29, 2014

DIYers have been making over inexpensive roller shades for some time now. These projects, however, are some of the most successful transformations out there. Using fabric, paint, paper, and, in one case, a paperContinue Reading

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Make It: Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

By: Matt allison May 28, 2014

Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

I love succulents, even the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors to suit your decor. The trend these days is to create 'living walls', bringing the outdoors in, and this project takes that approach in modular fashion using DIY geometric cast concrete planters. Full instructions and template on how to make your own are at the link below.

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Before and After: Old Dining Room Chairs Become New Again

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 19, 2014

After last week's upholstered chair makeover roundup, I still have seating on my brain. So, I thought I would share another cool chair DIY, only this one doesn't involve upholstery at all.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Beaded Cage Light

By: Matt allison May 07, 2014

DIY Beaded Cage Light

I love how this cheap cage light gets a 'Nordic' make-over. Detailed instructions and a step-by-step guide can be found at the link below.

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How To: Make Typographical Thumbtack Art

By: Diy maven May 06, 2014

One thumbtack is forgettable. 700 thumbtacks are fabulous. At least the way Virginia arranged them. She started with a 12" x 12" canvas onto which she outlinedContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Ultra Colorful Rooms

By: Faith-towers May 05, 2014

10 Unbelievably Colorful Rooms

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, today we have an eye-popping roundup of ultra colorful rooms. Every color of the rainbow is fair game here. Click through to see ten of my favorite brightly hued spaces.   

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Make It: DIY Stool Makeover

By: Matt allison Apr 23, 2014

DIY Stool Makeover

What a neat, inexpensive makeover! Watch as the ladies from The Merry Thought makeover this $1 rummage sale buy. If you're not as lucky to find one Ikea have similar stools for $5, then using their tips and instructions get to work on customizing your own.

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Roundup: 10 Affordable DIY Decor Projects Using Wood

By: Faith-towers Apr 22, 2014

10 DIY decor ideas using wood.

Sometimes wood can be an intimidating material to work with, but you don't necessarily need a whole garage full of power tools to create something beautiful. And it can be pretty affordable, too! Here are ten of my favorite DIY decor projects using wood.   

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How To: Make a Shibori-Dyed Table Runner in Time for Easter

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 18, 2014

Easter is this Sunday, and if you're celebrating with friends or family, this DIY would be a great addition to the dinner table: a DIY shibori-dyed table runner. This vibrant pop of blue is a perfect backdrop for the traditional pastel colors of this holiday. What I love most about it, though, is the subtle pattern that this technique creates.    Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 14 Stylish Dining Chairs Under $100

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2014

We recently moved into a new (to us) home and have been slowly decorating over the past few months as money and inspiration allow. Our dining room is the first space people see when they come over, so getting this room looking good and, you know, actually being functional is at the top of our list. We've found a dining table we love, but now it's time to spring for some stylish chairs!     Continue Reading

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Folded Paper Candle Holder Cuffs

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2014

Before we start, a NOTE: If using these paper holders with traditional flamed candles, use them as CUFFS around glass jars ONLY with NO paper hanging over the top of the jars. To be completely safe, it would be best to use them with flameless candles.

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