Before and After: Cramped 50's Kitchen Gets Major Makeover on a Minor Budget

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2014

Dark and dated. That about sums up this 1950's California kitchen. For the budget redo, the cabinets stayed, with a little modification. That being the removal of those separating the working area from the breakfast nook and applying paint (soft green-gray on the bottom and crisp white on the uppers). Ceasarstone "Blizzard"Continue Reading

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How To: Get the Subway Tile Look without Remodeling

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 12, 2014

If you love the look of subway tile, but aren't in the position to start covering bathroom walls or kitchen backsplashes with it just yet (i.e. you're in a rental or don't have the budget to renovate), this project is worth taking a… Continue Reading

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For Sale: The Upper Midwest's Most Expensive Condo

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2014

In late 2011, Aveda founder, Horst Rechelbacher, bought the top two unfinished floors of the Phoenix on the River, a luxury high-rise that overlooks the Mississippi River and pretty much all of downtown Minneapolis. Mr. Rechelbacher's vision for the 12,000 square foot space was not only to create a stunning home but also a backdrop for his extensive midcentury art collection. The three bedroom, five bathroom condoContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

By: Matt allison Aug 06, 2014

DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

Take your plates from drab to fab with this simple painted geometric collection of DIY painted origami animals. Step-by-step instructions at the link… Continue Reading

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Make It (I Dare You): DIY Glass Bottle Chandelier

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2014

This DIY glass bottle chandelier sorta blows all those other DIY glass bottle chandeliers we've seen out of the water. Of course it wouldn't be as easy a DIY either. That's where the 'dare' comes in. You see, the makers of this chandelier--the folks behind DIY Network's Blog Cabin--whippedContinue Reading

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How To: Turn a Ceramic Cup into a DIY Wind Chime

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2014

A quick scan of just about any thrift store, estate sale, or yard sale will reveal an abundance of interesting ceramic vessels: mugs, vases, pottery, and more. Take advantage of these affordable pieces and turn them into simple or striking (or simply striking) outdoor wind… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Thrift Store Curio Cabinet Becomes a Vertical Greenhouse

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2014

What do you do with an outdated curio cabinet you found on Craigslist? Turn it into something no one would even suspect: a modern hexagon… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

By: Matt allison Jun 18, 2014

Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

Make the most of the warm weather and get outdoors! We've round-up a couple DIY Outdoor Games and Activities that are designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike, enjoy the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Festive DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2014

It's outdoor entertaining season and what's a party without a little ambiance? To help get your outdoor space ready for the festive months ahead, we've rounded up 12 creative DIY lighting projects that are sure to cheer up your yard, patio, or balcony!… Continue Reading

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This to That: Chair Becomes End Table

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2014

We've seen chairs used as tables before, but Cathy really thought outside the box for this redo. She had a client with a coastal style that was in need of an end table, but when she saw this worn bamboo chair, something clicked. She decided, in classic Tim Gunn vernacular, to make it work.… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 06, 2014

In my book, the weekends are made for do-it-yourself projects, especially if they're fun and easy. So, I've rounded up seven of my favorite tutorials to kick off the weekend. Included on the list is a DIY dartboard, a frosted glass DIY, a new use for tin cans, and… Continue Reading

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DIY Inspiration: Wine Bottle Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Jun 04, 2014

Got a band or jig saw and a hole saw or a big old Forstner bit & drill? Then you have just about everything you need to make a replica of the Dvinus coffee table. Available through Ciclus, the… Continue Reading

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Reveal: A Dingy Bathroom Gets a Breath of Fresh Air

By: Meghan and al May 15, 2014
After - Classic Marble and Chrome Bathroom
Photo: Meghan & Al

After years of dreaming of our perfect bathroom, we had honed in on a look that we knew we would be pleased with for years to come. I pinned and pinned my little heart out until Pinterest finally started saying, "This looks familiar; didn't you already pin this?" Our vision was set, now we just needed to… Continue Reading

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Before: Dingy, Old Bathroom Gets New Life

By: Meghan and al May 13, 2014
Before old dingy bathroom renovation

Photo: Meghan & Al

Al and I moved into our very first home last year, and have since been tackling projects little by little. We bought the house knowing we would need to put a little work into it, and really, that was the aspect that was most appealing to us. After a few small projects, we decided it was time to begin putting our thumb print on this house, starting with our one and only bathroom.

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How To: Host a Simple Wine and Cheese Pairing Party

By: Alicia Apr 30, 2014

How to host a simple wine and cheese party.
Wine and cheese are like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - gorgeous together and perfectly suited. But, like any great relationship, they're each complicated and require a little finesse and understanding to work well together.

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Handmade Easter: DIY Clay Bunny Bowls

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2014

Easter is less than a week away and if you're looking for a simple-yet-stylish DIY project, take a peek at this adorable… Continue Reading

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Better After? Robin Egg Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2014

To the outside world, Nicole's kitchen 'before' might look perfectly fine, but Nicole wanted a change. And all it took was some paint and a new glass tile back splash. Everything else--appliances, furniture, and light fixtures--remained the same.… Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Easy DIY Tea Cup Planter Party Favors

By: Lovelola Apr 09, 2014

Whether you are throwing a spring brunch, bridal shower, or birthday party, these little succulents are the perfect party favor. With the weather changing, I love to bring in more plants and greenery to my home. It really brightens up a space and brings life to a room.… Continue Reading

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Inspired by Spring: Creating the Perfect Brunch

By: Lovelola Apr 07, 2014

I think Spring is definitely worth celebrating. After a long, cold winter the sun starts to shine and flowers begin to bloom. It's as if life starts all over again. So to celebrate, I put together a little brunch.… Continue Reading

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Make It: Space-Saving Kitchen Storage Hack for Under $10

By: Capreek Apr 07, 2014

If you've spent much time on Curbly or Pinterest, chances are you've seen a similar storage idea floating around. Usually it's in the context of a craft room, but I love the idea of creating under-cabinet jar storage in the kitchen like Chelsey from The Paper Mama has done… Continue Reading

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