How to: Give a Giant Marquee Letter a Stylish Abstract Paint Job

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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Roundup: 15 DIY Decor Projects for $10 or less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 09, 2015

I love DIY decor projects as much as the next do-it-yourselfer, but budget-friendly decor projects? Now those are even better. To celebrate some awesome projects that won't break the bank, I've put together this roundup of 15 DIY decor projects that each cost $10 or less to make. How's that for affordable? Click through for all 15 ideas.

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Before and After: Ugly 70s TV Stand Gets a New Life as a Modern Bar Cart

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2015
Sarah Eddy

There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!    Continue Reading

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How-To: Turn a Ladder into a Shelving Unit

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 08, 2015
DIY Ladder Shelf
by A Pair & A Spare

If you're looking to break out of the Ikea box for storage in your home, then this project is for you. You can easily upgrade a wooden folding ladder into a modern shelving unit with just a few steps (and for about $10). The open shelving makes it great for showing off those special keepsakes and house plants. You could even give it a coat of paint or stain to make it really pop if you wanted! 

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Make It: Affordable & Modern Table With Hairpin Legs

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 08, 2015
diy hairpin leg coffee table
photo: Jaymee Srp

Hairpin legs have really crept up the trend ladder these last two years. I love them myself. They're an excellent way to dip your toes into mid-century modern design without giving in fully to the look. This coffee table is a great DIY project for someone wanting to give hairpin legs a try!      

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Make It: DIY Farmer's Market Tote Bag

By: Capreek Apr 07, 2015
Casey Brodley

Spring has sprung (right? sorta?), which means farmer's markets will be in full swing before we know it. Make sure you're prepped to take home your first big haul with this easy DIY grocery tote bag!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy (And Affordable) DIY Light Fixtures

By: Faith-towers Apr 07, 2015
10 DIY LIght Fixtures
Photo: Poppytalk

Lighting can be pricey. And if you want a really unique piece, it can be prohibitively expensive. So why not get crafty and make one yourself? Here are ten gorgeous, easy, affordable DIY light fixtures.   

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How To: Make your Bathroom Pop with a Custom Toilet Paper Holder

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 06, 2015
DIY Toilet Paper Holder
by Design Love Fest

Chances are when you think of your toilet paper holder in your house right now, it does nothing for you. In fact, I dare share that most are a bit boring and even downright ugly. But it doesn't have to be this way! Bri of Design Love Fest made three different holders,that are perfect for just about any style . Who knows, maybe when the holder is this fancy, maybe you/your roommate/ husband/kids will be more inclined to actually change the roll. Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 03, 2015

This weekend is Easter, here in the states, so you may not have a ton of time for DIYs. But just in case you can find the time to wrangle up the supplies for a project or two, I have a handful of favorites that I think you'll like. Make a copper pipe plant stand, large-scale wall art on a budget, and more. Click through to see all seven weekend DIYs to try.

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Roundup: 10 Great Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles and Jars

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 03, 2015

Chances are that you could get up from your computer and grab a glass bottle or jar in your house right now. Instead of tossing them out with the recycling this weekend, why not upcycle them into something useful? Plus, hello, free craft supply. Here are ten great ways to recycle glass bottles and jars into your home decor, though the possibilities are endless!Continue Reading

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How To: Get a Designer Look Vintage Kitchen on a Budget

By: Diy maven Apr 03, 2015

Photo: Country Living

Designer Nancy Taylor's 18th Century farmhouse kitchen is her "dream kitchen." In Curbly style, Country Living breaks down the high-end makeover for a more budget-friendly route. $$$$ versusContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Rolling Garment Rack

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2015
Photo: HomeMade Modern

Need more closet space in your life but don't actually, you know, have extra closets? Well, you've come to the right place! This rolling garment rack is a great alternative and functions wonderfully as impromptu entryway or mudroom storage!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Large-Scale Botanical Prints On The Cheap

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 02, 2015
diy botanical prints
Photo: Jared Smith

You don't need to spend an arm and a leg for fancy art. And if you go the DIY route, you don't need to spend a ridiculous amount of time or effort. These botanical prints look like they couldn't be easier to make!      

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How To: Make Easy Geo Plant Hangers that Double as Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 02, 2015
Photo: Homey Oh My!

Using square basswood dowels, that you can pick up at the craft supply store, you can make a set of these geometric air planter hangers. Curious to see how these are made?

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Make It: A Ridiculously Easy DIY Jewelry Organizer

By: Capreek Mar 31, 2015
Photo: MonstersCircus

While my jewelry collection isn't particularly large (at least compared to some!), it seems like I can never keep it properly organized. If you're in the same boat, check out this super awesome, super modern, and ridiculously easy DIY organizer!  

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