Weekend Project: Easy Ikea Hack Chair Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 24, 2015

Photo: Sugar & Cloth

This TULLSTA Ikea chair is one that nearly everyone I know has had in their home at one time or another. Which is one of the reasons why I was excited to see this easy makeover idea. It's perfect for a weekend project.   

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Shopping Guide: A Rug For Every Color of The Rainbow

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 24, 2015
a rug for every color of the rainbow

I've got color fever. Combine that with my current obsession with rugs and I'm bound to roundup a bunch of colorful options. One for every color of the rainbow!       

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Get Ready for Summer with a DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth

By: Jeran Apr 23, 2015

I can't get enough of the tropical foliage trend lately.  Here in sunny California, Spring has definitely arrived and Summer is just around the corner.  I'm ready to host some backyard BBQs and warm weather brunches.  I decided a new tablecloth was a must for this season.  This DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth is so easy to make and the results are bold and beautiful.

Photo: Jeran McConnel

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Roundup: 10 Genius Ways To Use Up Fabric Scraps

By: Faith-towers Apr 23, 2015
DIY Fabric Scrap Rope
Photo: My Poppet

Anybody who likes to sew probably has lots of fabric scraps lying around... I know I do. So I thought it would be fun to share some creative ways to use that leftover material. Here are ten genius ways to use up your pile of fabric scraps.   

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How to: Create Easy Artwork with a Cork Plant Mat

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 21, 2015
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

I recently came across cork mats at the hardware store, when I was walking through the plant aisle. Each one was only a couple of dollars, so I grabbed a big pile and took them home to experiment. Want to see what I came up with? Click through to find out.

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Simple Gold Leaf Embellished Curtain Tutorial

By: Faith-towers Apr 21, 2015
In Progress: DIY Gold Leaf Embellished Curtain Tutorial
Photo: The Gathered Home

It's difficult to find the perfect curtains. Decorative styles tend to be prohibitively expensive, while the rest are just plain boring. So why not customize them yourself with a bit of gold leaf? Scroll through to see the beautiful, gilded final product.   

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12 Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 17, 2015
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Shopping for window treatments is tough. Sometimes, you can't always find what you're looking for. Why not try a DIY version? Here are 12 simple, but statement-making, curtains and other treatments to try!      

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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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$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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Roundup: 10 Memorable Room Makeovers for Under $1000

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2015

The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading

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Before and After: 1-Day Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn'tContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fresh DIY Curtain Projects for Spring

By: Rachel mae smith Mar 25, 2015
DIY Curtain Projects

New curtains are such a great way to bring fresh life into your house. They're also a great place to experiment with color and pattern since they can be easily removed. And while they can tend to get a little pricey, they're also really easy to make! Here are 10 great DIY projects that you should consider before heading to the store:

1. Trimmed Tablecloth Curtains by Better Homes and Garden

2. Sewing 101 via Design Sponge 

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How to: Make This Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer

By: Faith-towers Mar 24, 2015
How-To: Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer
Photo: Faith Towers

I don't know about you, but I'll take all the help I can get in the organization department. And the refrigerator seemed like the perfect place for an organizational hub - the kitchen is where people tend to congregate, so it's the most logical place to keep lists, cards, etc. Click through to check out my full tutorial.   

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How To: Make Spring Kitchen Linens in 3 Easy Steps

By: Diy maven Mar 20, 2015

Photo: Simple Simon and Company

Elizabeth shows us how to brighten up plain linens just in time for spring. Her easy 3-step process will make anyone look like an appliqué pro in no time. The secret, of course, is Heat n' Bond, which should be in every DIYer's arsenal ofContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers
Photo: Hometalk

Store-bought boxes and bins can be prohibitively expensive if you're trying to get organized on a budget, but that's no excuse - there are plenty of DIY storage container projects that won't break the bank (and they're pretty, too!). Here are ten of my favorites.   

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