Before and After: A $60 Carpet-to-Hardwood Stair Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2015
The Serene Swede

Nasty, commercial-style carpet wasn't exactly what this DIY-er called "homey". So, with a few tools and a bunch of sweat, she turned this previously carpeted staircase into a shining entry focal point -- and all for $60!     Continue Reading

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10 Affordable Everyday Centerpieces That You Can Make Yourself

By: Faith-towers Apr 16, 2015
DIY Everyday Centerpieces
Photo: Willard & May

I find that adding a pretty centerpiece to the dining room table is an easy way to give a home that "finished" feel, like you've paid attention to every detail. But fresh flowers can be quite an investment every week. So we've rounded up ten unique everyday centerpiece ideas that won't break the bank.   

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Make It: Simple & Stylish Torn Clay Vases

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 16, 2015

diy torn clay vases
photo: Makery

I love air dry clay and the endless possibilities it gives. You can make just about anything! And while painting it is always fun, leaving it simple and white is my favorite option. These torn clay vases are easier (and cheaper!) to make than you would believe!      

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Ikea Hack: Faux Brass Drawers Without Spray Paint

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 16, 2015
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

This clever Ikea hack adds additional purpose to this cabinet of drawers, while giving it a faux brass finish (without spray paint). Curious to see how this makeover turned out?

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How To: Turn a Stool into a Modern, Quirky 'Table' Lamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2015
MonstersCircus

I can't quite pinpoint what it is I love about this project; it's kinda quirky, unexpected, modern, and totally clever all at once! If you're as in love with this weird little "table" lamp as I am, read on.      Continue Reading

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$12 Goodwill Coffee Table Turned Tufted Ottoman

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2015
Photo: Bean In Love

Honestly, if I'd have seen this coffee table at my local Goodwill, I would have passed on the shape alone. (My rule is if it isn't rectangular or round, forget it.) But it was exactly the octagonal shape that worked--and worked well--for Sheena's sectional sofa arrangement. So she plunked downContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Awesome DIY Pillow Projects

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 15, 2015

Every time I go shopping for home decor, I'm always blown away by how expensive pillows are. Some prices are just jaw dropping. The nice thing, however, is that you can make your own for half the cost without compromising on style. Not convinced? Here are ten projects that I'm sure will change your mind!Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Boring Stairwell Gets A Fun Fabric Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 15, 2015
fabric covered stairs
photo: Plaster & Disaster

There are tons of ways to update a set of stairs. There's paint, wood stain, carpet, and my new favorite, strips of fabric! Check out the finished product for this stairwell makeover!      

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Make It: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2015
Knack Studios

That empty wall of yours? It's just begging for some bold, modern art -- and we've rounded up 15 easy and affordable projects that are sure to fit the bill! Check 'em all out below and let us know which one you'll be trying!     Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Typographic Wall Art Using Leftover Fabric And Yarn

By: Faith-towers Apr 14, 2015
DIY Typography Wall Art Using Fabric and Yarn Scraps
Photo: Faith Towers

I have a ton of scrap fabric. And a huge bag full of leftover yarn. So the other day, I got to thinking... why not use up some of these extras to create a colorful piece of art? So I found an inspirational quote and got to work. Keep reading to find out how to make your own wall art using your favorite quote.   

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DIY Slipcover Tips and Tricks

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2015
Photo: Brooklyn Berry Designs

Next time we attempt to sew a slipcover, we should skip the pins and use a run-of-the-mill stapler instead. If that sounds weird, it isn't when Brooke explains the benefits. (And, no, we don't just leave them in there.) That's justContinue Reading

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How-To: Copper and Wood Bud Vase

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 13, 2015
DIY Bud Vase
by Anna Bode

If you're looking to combine two current trends right now into one fancy diy, look no further than this copper and wood bud vase tutorial! It's really everything Pinterest dreams are made of. One of my favorite parts about this project is that even when you don't have fresh flowers on hand, this vase still looks great on your wall. Plus you even get to learn how to bend wood. No joke. Learn how to make it now:Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: The Coolest DIY Pom Pom Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 10, 2015
Photo: Jared Smith

If you like making pom poms (I've heard some people find it to be relaxing), then this project is for you. It's probably one of the most cheery weekend projects you're going to find. 

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How-To: Make a Circle Shelf

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 10, 2015
DIY Circle Shelf
by A New Bloom

I have been dying to get my hands on a circle shelf for my home, but all the ones I've come across have always been out of my price range. I wasn't even sure how to go about making my own but as it turns out, this tutorial by A New Bloom makes it totally do-able. And although it can't hold heavy duty things like books, it's perfect for displaying those special keepsakes. You can even knock this project out in a day making it theContinue Reading

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How to: Make Stylish, Painterly Typographic Wall Art

By: Jeran Apr 09, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I love a large marquee letter in home decor.  It's a great way to personalize your space without monogramming all your guest towels.  Any chance to hang something one your walls that's not in a neat rectangular frame is a win in my book.  This marquee letter got a trendy makeover by painting the whole thing like a modern, abstract piece of art.  It's a fun way to add color and pattern to any room.  

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