How To: Make a Simple Blanket Ladder in Under an Hour

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 09, 2015

DIY Blanket Ladder
by Paper & Stitch

If you look around your house right now, are there fabric scraps and/or blankets everywhere? If you answered yes, or had to look just to be sure, then you need to make this ladder asap. I know the thought of making a ladder seems intimidating, but I can assure you that Brittni of Paper & Stitch makes it as easy as it can be. With a few easy steps, you can clean up textile clutter without filling up your closets!Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 06, 2015

Looking for a project to tackle over the weekend? If so, there are plenty of great DIYs on this list that would be perfect. My personal favorite, this week, is the DIY headboard above, but there's also a hand sewn set of dishtowels, a simple mug project, a chair hack, and more.   

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Before and After: A Trashed Roadside Find Becomes A Glam Deco Desk

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 06, 2015
before and after deco dresser
Photo: Goodwill Glam

Is the idea of a furniture makeover daunting to you? Do you live to DIY? Or would you rather just buy? Sometimes when I see a piece of furniture on a curb or at a thrift store, it looks like it's in too bad of shape to make it over, but this before and after is proof that a little elbow grease works! I especially love the deco design up top!      

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Before and After: An Old Desk Becomes a DIY Kitchen Island

By: Capreek Feb 05, 2015
Lesli DeVito

Sometimes, you outgrow certain furniture items but don't necessarily want to kick 'em to the curb. So what do you do? Turn them into something new and functional, of course!     Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Plain Vase a Colorful Upgrade

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 04, 2015
DIY Color Blocked Vase by Sarah Hearts
by Sarah Hearts

Well friends, I think I've fallen in love with a diy project. That's totally a thing, right? Either way, this color blocked makeover by Sarah Hearts completely took my breath away. At first you might think that she just painted a wooden vase, however, the original vase was a clear glass one that you find just about anywhere. What better way to beat the winter blues than with a color blocked vase full of fresh blooms?Continue Reading

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Make It: Give An Office Chair A Literal Lift

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 04, 2015
diy office chair
photo: Jones Design Company

I know it's hard to find the right office chair. Too big, too small, too heavy, too ugly... If you've got a chair you love, but it's in another part of the house just calling to be used in the office, here's a quick way to make it more mobile!      

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Make It: Easy DIY Neon Love Sign for Valentine's Day

By: Capreek Feb 03, 2015
Meg Allan Cole

Dump the chocolates and cheap flowers this year and go for something totally unique: a neon sign that proclaims just how you feel!    Continue Reading

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Make It: Affordable and Modern Plywood-Mounted Artwork

By: Capreek Feb 02, 2015
ManMade

I have a bit of a screen print buying problem. Posters and prints are slowly stacking up, waiting to be framed before they find a place on our walls. But, as anyone who has had anything custom framed knows, framing is expensive! If you're looking for an easy, affordable, and modern alternative to traditional framing, check out this DIY idea!     Continue Reading

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How to: Add Fabric to a Plastic Chair

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 02, 2015
DIY ModPodge Chair
by Emily Henderson

Move over spray paint, there's another way to makeover plain furniture pieces. If you're looking to add a little color and pattern to your office, then this Mod Podge chair makeover is a perfect place to start! All you really need is some fabric and Mod Podge to transform a basic plastic chair into a bold statement piece. It's really as easy as that. I don't know about you, but that pattern alone would make responding to emails a bit more exciting!Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid Century Modern Table Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 30, 2015
Photo: Sarah M Dorsey Designs

See how this $19.50 dining set, from Goodwill, was transformed into a sleek mid century gem. Hint: Bye bye bulky tabletop.   

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How to: Make Your Own Stylish Wall Clock

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 30, 2015

DIY Wall Clock
via Design Sponge

I feel like I've been hunting for the perfect affordable clock for ages. Perhaps that's a bit dramatic, but it hasn't been an easy task. In a late night pinning session, I stumbled across this beautiful spotty wall clock and, lo and behold, it's a DIY!Continue Reading

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Make It: A Super Bowl Sunday Cheeseboard

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 30, 2015
DIY bento box cheeseboard
Photo: WhimZeeCal

If you're having a superbowl party this Sunday, then you're probably planning for large amounts of food. Super bowl parties are known for the food. As it should be!!! Cut down on the amount of plates by organizing your charcuterie with this colorful Bento box cheeseboard!       

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16 Microwave Oven Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2015

Image: Lifehack

Did you know you can make potato chips in your microwave oven? Or re-moisten stale bread?  These and 14 other clever microwave hacks will surely make your life easier. The big one for me is using the 'wave to aid in theContinue Reading

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How To: Make A Magnetic Knife Display

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 29, 2015
diy magnetic knife display
Photo: via e-how

I'm all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it's pretty. Win win!      

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