How to: DIY Ornament-Shaped Holiday Doormat

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Ornament Doormat
Photo: Lexy Ward

I wanted to give our front porch a little holiday love, but I wanted to do something other than the traditional wreath on the door. Enter: the vintage ornament doormat. Here's how to make your own!      

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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How to: Make Simple Glowing Cloches in Minutes

By: Alicia Dec 02, 2014
DIY lighted cloches are easy to make and affordable.


Tiny twinkly lights on bendable wires may be the best invention ever. They're star-like, and whimsical, and they make everything they touch immediately festive and delightful.

While you can wrap these bendy little strands around everything from branches to ceramic figurines, my favorite use for them is to cloche them, alá Restoration Hardware:

Restoration Hardware's cloched starlights are DIYable.
Photo: Restoration Hardware

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Before and After: A $10 Globe Gets a Chic and Modern Makeover

By: Capreek Dec 01, 2014

Globes make great decor pieces, but they can be a bit pricey. Instead, get your hands on a cheap version and give it a modern makeover!     Continue Reading

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10 Clever Ways To Make Over Your TV Tray Tables

By: Faith-towers Nov 20, 2014

10 Clever Ways To Make Over Your TV Tray Tables

Most TV tray tables are boring by nature - they're made to be functional and affordable, not attractive. But they don't have to stay that way! Here are ten genius ways to transform them.   

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Make It: Geometric Painted Rug

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 18, 2014
DIY Geometric IKEA Rug
Photo: Sally MacNicholas

No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!      

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Nursery Reveal: Small Office Turned Bright Geometric Nursery

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 15, 2014
Geometric Nursery Reveal
Photo: Sally Mae Photography

There's just an indescribable feeling when projects you've been working on are finally finished. That's exactly how I feel with our nursery. It's absolutely my favorite room I've ever been in. It turned out just like I wanted and I can't wait for you to see! Ya just gotta look. 

But first, you'll remember the before...

geometric nursery reveal
Photo: Lexy Ward

And the inspiration...

geometric nursery reveal
via Ouef

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You'll Love These 10 Ridiculously Fun Home Decor Projects Using Tassels

By: Faith-towers Nov 13, 2014

10 Tassel DIY Projects For Your Home

Tassels are popping up everywhere. They've been on Curbly recently, and there seem to be more every time I scroll down my Pinterest feed. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite DIY tassel projects for your home.   

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Make It: DIY Geometric Animal Wall Art

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 06, 2014

DIY Geometric Animal Wall ArtI can't stand to look at a home with bare walls. While I don't like a lot of clutter, I do like a room to feel "finished". The walls just need art. They do. And if you can't afford to buy, you can always DIY.      

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How-To: Chalkboard Log Slice Place Cards for Thanksgiving

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 03, 2014

Log Slice Place Cards by Dream Green DIYNow that Halloween is over, there's only a few weeks left until what may be your biggest dinner party of the year. Instead of having your guest scramble/fight for their seats, prep by making these chalkboard log slice place cards!Continue Reading

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How-To: DIY Monster Eye Wreath

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 29, 2014

Monster Eye Wreath by The Paper Mama

Chances are you weren't expecting something this cute after reading the title, right? This monster eye wreath is spooky enough to give your outdoor space a pop of Halloween, but tame enough for the younger trick-or-treaters that might be passing through your neighborhood this weekend.Continue Reading

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How to: Typographic Yarn-Wrapped Twig Door Decor

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 28, 2014
diy yarn-wrapped twigs
Photo: Lexy Ward

Let's talk about twigs! They're just the most affordable (read: free) craft material there is! And during the fall, they're all over the ground!  My door was feeling particularly bare this holiday season. It only took an hour to give it a spooky face lift in preparation for Halloween!      

Wrapping twigs in yarn is a quick and fun way to incorporate the colors of the season. By shapingContinue Reading

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Before and After: Colorful Laundry Room Makeover with Pegboard

By: Diy maven Oct 27, 2014

Becky's laundry room looked like a lot of basement laundry rooms. Exposed cinderblock, pipes and wiring. Oh, my. But she and her hubby got all fancy with the pegboard and made her laundry space look amazing. She started the project by stenciling a piece of pegboard with (a mix of) leftover sample paintContinue Reading

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Make It Your Own: Easy Tips For Adding Character To Your Home

By: Faith-towers Oct 23, 2014

Make It Your Own: Easy Tips For Adding Character To Your Home

Sure, it's easy to buy the latest furniture from the West Elm or Pottery Barn catalogs and call it day. But sometimes the hardest part of decorating your space is adding that personal touch that really makes it your own. So today I'm going to share some tips on how to add a dose of character to your house.   

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Roundup: 12 Ideas For Decorating Your Door This Fall

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 03, 2014

12 door decorations for fallDon't let your door go naked this fall. Kick off the autumn season with some wreaths, door mats, and other crazy cool decoration ideas! The garage door decor might be my fave.      

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