Franken-Furniture

By: Diy maven Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/21/2012

These old pieces of furniture were disassembled and then re-assembled into a new piece of furniture with an entirely new purpose. Note the various hooks, all of which were parts of the chair. Dr. Frankenstein would be so proud.Continue Reading

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Our Porch Floor Makeover: A Wagner EZ Tilt Paint Sprayer Review

By: Bruno Oct 13, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, the people at Wagner (they're based in nearby Plymouth, MN) sent me one of their new EZ Tilt Spray Painters (if you're looking for one, you can buy it here on Amaazon) to try out. We had been planning on re-painting our porch floor, so we decided to put it to the test and get a minor project out of the way at the same time. Read on to see how it went.The Wagner EZ Tilt paint sprayer   

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Bright and Airy Entry Hall Renovation

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

House & Home's senior design editor, Cameron Macneil shares his entry makeover in this week's H&H Online TV. However, the episode is loaded with other inspirational tips and images too, as H&H editors take us through their favorites. To watchContinue Reading

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IKEA Table Gets a Natural Modern Makeover

By: Alicia Jul 28, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:

Over the last month, we've been giving some love to our favorite room in the house ... our porch. Earlier this month we spruced up our porch coffee tables and a rocking chair. Then we kept the momentum going and re-did some candle-holders. This week's project was both functional and fun, and we were thrilled with the results. 

IKEA table makeover - before
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Simple Spray Paint Porch Makeover: Part 2

By: Alicia Jul 21, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:
Candle-holders, before spray-painting
Last week we told you about the happy marriage between Krylon spray paint and our front porch (specifically our tables and chairs). Still basking in a newlywed glow, we decided to bring a little color to the lighting on our the porch.

Our half-made-over porch

Because we don't have a power outlet on the porch, we use a lot of candles. In our initial search for candle holders that wereContinue Reading

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Our Simple Spray Paint Porch Makeover (Part 1)

By: Alicia Jul 14, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:

Our porch, (long) before the makeoverI often say our porch is my favorite room in the house. It was horrendous when we moved in; floors covered in green artificial turf, holey screens heavily framed in rotting wood, paint chipping, and floor slanting. (It's still slanted, "for drainage.") The above photo was taken in the winter, making the porch even more drab, but it certainly gives you an idea of ourContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: Enviable Entryways

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2011

created at: 06/30/2011

This might come as a surprise to those of you with entryways, but some people don't have them. Oh, sure, there's a door, but it might swing open right into a living area. Or worse yet, it might swing open right into a living area that's carpeted. As someone who used to own a house with just this kind of arrangement (carpet and all), let me tell you, they're irritating. No space for people to congregate as they enter and exit. No place forContinue Reading

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12 Ways to Beautify Your Porch for Summer

By: Diy maven May 24, 2011

created at: 05/24/2011

If you have a porch, I envy you. I've always wanted a porch and feel all homes built from this day forward should have one. So, if unlike me, you do have a porch, here's 12 waysContinue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

By: Capreek May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

As with mason jars, there seems to be no limit on what you can do with a discarded pallet.  We've shared quite a few projects in the past, but this may be the simplest/easiest of the bunch!    Continue Reading

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The Most Interesting Front Door Ever

By: Diy maven May 03, 2011

This entry door is--hands down--one of the most interesting I've ever seen. Makes you wonder what the rest of the facade looks like, no? Well, here it is:Continue Reading

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5 Inspiring Hallway Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 02, 2011

created at: 05/02/2011

Have you noticed that hallways are often overlooked thoroughfares of the common abode? My center hall was forgotten for years, and then a while back we decided to turn it into a 'gallery'. New paint, light fixture and some of my original photographs  was all it needed to make it a place in which people now linger versus pass through. In a continued effort to bring awareness to the oft-neglected hallway, take a gander at these simple but oh-so-effective makeovers.Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 5 Modern Porches

By: Diy maven Apr 27, 2011

What do you think of when you hear the word 'porch?' Wicker? Boston ferns? Porch swings? All are perfectly appropriate for such an environment, but what if the porch-owner has a modern aesthetic? Those traditional porch staples might notContinue Reading

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How To: Create a Clean, Functional Mudroom

By: Chrisjob Feb 09, 2011

created at: 02/09/2011

What was once an extravagance for newly built homes of the 1980s and 90s has now become essential to the way contemporary families live: the mud room. A place to keep coats, shoes, pet paraphernalia, backpacks, sort through junk mail, and perhaps even do laundry. A transitional room, a liminal space, if you will, to help translate your home to the rest of your life.

But the high traffic can create a bit of chaos, and the mud room can often become a "junk drawer" for your entire house, creating piles of items that don't have another place.   Continue Reading

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High Voltage Hallway Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 07, 2011

Facing this kind of mess when you come and go would be enough to make you stay away, right? Hallways are like the overworked stepchild of the house; not being a destination room, they tend to suffer from neglect.  Cat, author of TheGoldenTouch blog, took charge, decluttered, organized and gave this sliver of her client's space a jolt of electric personality.Continue Reading

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Make this entry way storage unit

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2010

Pretty Handy Girl has outdone herself with this entry hall organizer. The Pottery Barn-esque unit can transform any entry hall into that 'mud room' you've always wanted. And get this, PHG tells us the entire project took Continue Reading

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