Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     Continue Reading

28950 views | Comments (1)

How To: Make A DIY Hanger Coat Rack

By: Matt allison Oct 24, 2012

created at: 10/24/2012

I stumbled across this Ready-Made submission that Das rote Paket received for a competition they were running. It's cheap, cheerful and quirky, key ingredients for my kind of DIY.

Continue Reading

6600 views | Comments (2)

Make It: An Easy DIY Photo Display Ledge

By: Capreek Oct 17, 2012

created at: 10/17/2012

I made something similar to this during my photo school days, but it used foamcore and double stick tape and was not nearly as cool (or sturdy). That said, I LOVE this idea for a simple and creative way to display photos, prints, and art -- for cheap!    Continue Reading

3875 views | Comments (3)

Make It: A Modern DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

By: Capreek Sep 28, 2012

created at: 09/27/2012

Got a cardboard box? Awesome! Turn that sucker into a pendant light!     Continue Reading

6450 views | Comments (2)

How To: Cover Scratches in Leather Furniture

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

Cat or Dog + Leather Furniture = Scratches. It's a fact of life. But Trisha, from Mash Up Chic, found a quick, easy and inexpensive way to cover the offending scratches and with something we all probably have in our Continue Reading

69504 views | Comments (14)

10 Ways to Reinvent a Lampshade

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 13, 2012

created at: 09/12/2012

If you've ever bought a lampshade you know it isn't exactly the most exciting item to shop for. The shades and drums that are readily available tend to be pretty basic and lack personality, or they cost an arm and a leg. Luckily, there are plenty of DIY options for those inexpensive store bought shades, so you won't have to shell out a ton of cash to get a designer look. Here are ten ways to reinvent a basic lampshade on a budget.   Continue Reading

7050 views | Comments (4)

How to: Give Boring Closet Doors an Inexpensive, Architectural Makeover

By: Chrisjob Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

When Janet Lee first moved into her tiny studio apartment, it was a blank box of white walls and neutral parquet floors. As a renter, she wasn't able to add any actual architectural details for visual interest, so she faked the look by bringing plenty of depth to her bland folding closet doors, creating an inexpensive and removable solution that anyone can do at home.   Continue Reading

43606 views | Comments (2)

How To: DIY Recovered Mousepad

By: Craftmel Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

If you give a mouse a mousepad, chances are it it will want something cute and colorful to go with it.  Most of use with a computer mouse have a mousepad, and I'd venture to guess that 80% of those mousepads are plain, boring, or have some huge logo on it since it was a freebie from your neighbor's company.  Well, if you happen to be in that 80%, there is still hope!   Continue Reading

1561 views | Comments (1)

Make It: DIY Tribal-Inspired Painted Baskets

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2012

created at: 09/02/2012

Well, THESE are awesome! I'm not a big basket person usually, but I would definitely make an exception for these DIY beauties.     Continue Reading

3400 views | Comments (2)

Make It: DIY Upcycled Leather and Wood Shelf

By: Capreek Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put 'em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!    Continue Reading

3251 views | Comments (1)

How to: Make a Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

By: Chrisjob Aug 28, 2012

 created at: 08/23/2012

I'll admit it: I'm an excitable guy. I get really energized by surrounding myself with inspiring things. And this DIY geometric mobile project combines three of my favorites: the combination of natural wood grain and solid color, kinetic, evolving art, and really inexpensive materials that come together to look like something I'd paid bundles for.   Continue Reading

13750 views | Comments (2)

7 DIY Kitchen Organization Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/22/2012

The kitchen can be a messy place, especially when you are cooking. So any ideas for keeping one of the most used rooms in the house organized are worth taking a look at. Right? Here are seven ideas for keeping your kitchen organized and clutter-free.   Continue Reading

27002 views | Comments (5)

How To: 5 Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/21/2012

Painting kitchen cabinets is great for a budget update, but not everyone relishes doing it, and for good reason. When you have 30+ door and drawer fronts laying all over your garage floor, you'll understand why. It's a lot of work, if you're going to do it right. To make life easier, here are five easy, fast and inexpensive ways to refreshen your kitchen cabinets without all the bother and commitment to the painting process.

A fewContinue Reading

14002 views | Comments (0)

How To: Make a Lamp out of a Glass Bottle

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/05/2012
I've seen plenty of DIY lighting ideas lately, but this one is really one of my favorites. Not to mention, at under $5, it is also one of the most affordable.    Continue Reading
8000 views | Comments (2)

How to: Replace Your Household Cleansers and Beauty Items with Healthful, Homemade Options (with DIY Recipes)

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

This year, I've been on a mission to replace most of household cleaners and personal care items by my own homemade versions. I am concocting these household replacements with little more than what I have on hand or what I can find at the organic market. Continue Reading

31107 views | Comments (3)