Roundup: 15 Halloween Party Activities for Kids

By: Jennifer farley Oct 06, 2015

Halloween can be downright scary for kids, but who am I to deny my kiddo the opportunity to wear a sweet costume and to gorge himself on tons of candy? Here are 15 activities to do at your halloween party that would be fun for any age.Continue Reading

Roundup: 16 Fantastic No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 06, 2015
Photo: Cosmopolitan

So maybe you don't like to get your hands dirty. Or perhaps you hate how quickly they rot once you cut into them. Whatever the reason, we understand if you prefer not to carve pumpkins. So we've gathered up 16 fabulous no-carve ideas for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading to see the rest.   

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HUGE Master Bedroom Gets Super Lux Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 06, 2015
Photo: JWS Interiors

Interior designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt had a HUGE pallet with which to work when confronted with this bedroom. The odd thing is, in the "before" picture, it looks smaller. (Perhaps the furniture placement? The angle of the photograph? Both??) After, we see the room in all its square footage glory. Seriously, how many bedrooms are large enoughContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Stylish Dark and Moody Interiors

By: Jennifer farley Oct 05, 2015
Source: Design Milk, Photo: Vassilis Skopelitis

In a design world where all white interiors are the trend, these dark and moody interiors stand out as unique. If you are feeling moody lately check out these stylish dark interiors.   Continue Reading

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10 Fall Decor Projects Using Found Items From Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Oct 05, 2015
10 Fall Decor Projects Using Found Items From Your Backyard
Photo: Up to Date Interiors

Crafting doesn't have to be expensive. Sure, you can blow half a paycheck on specialty crafting products, but you don't have to. There are plenty of usable materials right in your backyard! Here are ten of our favorite virtually free fall decor ideas that utilize found items from the great outdoors.    

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Unbelievable $125 Laundry Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2015
Photo: View Along the Way

Kelly's washer and dryer looked kinda sad in their old living quarters. Did she paint them with a bright color to cheer them up? Nope. She just changed everything around them to make them look like a million bucks--and it only cost $125! From top to bottom--including an amazing DIY pendant light to painting the vinyl flooring--nothingContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Common Items You Should Always Consider Buying at Estate Sales

By: Jennifer farley Sep 29, 2015
Estate Sale Finds

I love vintage furniture but it can be expensive unless you know where to look. In the search of items for my home, I am more likely to stop at an estate sale than a garage sale or thrift store. I have found the "finds" at an estate sale to be more consistent. If you are wanting to find some interesting decor and stylish vintage pieces make a stop at a local estate sale. Here are 10 common things you will more than likely find there.   
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Roundup: 12 Projects that Prove Spray Paint is the Best DIY Material EVER

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2015

I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, sprayContinue Reading

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Feel More High End

By: Faith-towers Sep 24, 2015
10 Inexpensive Ways To Make Your Home Feel More High End
Photo: My Domaine

Not everybody can afford to have a house that looks like it belongs in Architectural Digest, but there are ways that you can add some luxe details to your space to make it feel more expensive. Give your home that high end feel without the high price tag with these ten easy tips.   

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Roundup: 10 Rustic Fall Decor Ideas to DIY

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2015

It's that time of year to shift into cozy mode. And, for me, cozy goes hand in hand with rustic, so that's the thread that runs through all these fall decor ideas toContinue Reading

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Tip: Four Favorite Go-To Sources for Interior Inspiration

By: Jennifer farley Sep 22, 2015
Things to Guide your Interiors

It's easy to "pin" the interiors you like on Pinterest, yet when it comes to getting started ... many of us are paralyzed. Here are four sources of inspiration and guidance that can not only provide a starting place for your interior decor but also help make your space feel pulled together and cohesive.Continue Reading

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There's Something SHOCKING in Mindy Kaling's New Office

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2015
Photo: Michael Wells/Domino

Designer Nathan Turner's makeover of Mindy Kaling's office is profiled in the latest edition of Domino magazine, and it's complete with a big surprise. No, it's not the bold prints, bright colors, or that 'brave' wallpaper. It's...wait for it....anContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Affordable Design Trends For Your Home

By: Jennifer farley Sep 21, 2015
10 Affordable Design Trends

Interior design trends can be overwhelming because they seem to be constantly changing and are often labeled as too expensive.  Today I want to share with you 10 interior design trends that I believe will not only be around for a while, but are also surprisingly affordable.    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fresh New Fall Decor DIYs

By: Faith-towers Sep 17, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fresh New Fall DIYs For Your Home
Photo: Upcycled Treasures

It's hard to believe that fall is upon us... but if you're one of those people who loves picking apples and looking at foliage then you're probably over the moon about the change of seasons. Well here are a few more reasons to be excited - keep reading to check out ten of our favorite new fall DIY projects for your home.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Built Ins Bold With Color

By: Jennifer farley Sep 14, 2015
Bold Colorful Built Ins

I am in love with the character, functionality, and coziness that built in bookcases and cabinetry can bring to a home. I live in, and am restoring, a 97 year old home.  We have many types of built ins and are thinking of adding more, therefore I am always looking for ideas.   Painted white built ins with colorfully styled decor has my heart, yet these boldly painted versions are lately making me swoon... maybe even stray from my first love.  These stylish rooms can either inspire you to go bold with your built ins, or maybe give you new ideas for your store-bought bookcases or furniture.      Continue Reading

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10 Wood DIYs That Don't Require Major Power Tools

By: Faith-towers Sep 10, 2015
10 Wood DIYs That Don't Require Major Power Tools
Photo: Historias de Casa

DIY projects that are made of wood are daunting to many... talk of table saws and other power tools can be intimidating. Which is why we decided to share some DIYs that don't require multiple power tools and hours and hours of your time. And keep in mind that if you ever do need to have wood cut, your local home improvement store may be able to cut it for you for free. Just ask someone in the lumber section. Here are ten of our favorite easy wood projects for your home.   

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Shopping Guide: 11 Affordable Online Fabric Sources

By: Faith-towers Sep 08, 2015
Shopping: 11 Affordable Online Fabric Sources
Photo: Smashed Peas & Carrots

If you love to sew, you know that fabric can be prohibitively expensive. But here's some good news - there are inexpensive options out there, you just have to know where to find them. And that's where we come in. Here are 11 of our favorite affordable fabric websites.   

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Gorgeous Vintage Oak Chest Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 08, 2015
Photo: Saw Nail and Paint

Attention all those who hate oak. Susan was commissioned to refinish this vintage chest. Its hardware had long been replaced and its keyhole covers were missing completely. Susan's client wanted the chest to look "timeless and neutral." Did that mean painting it white? Cream? Black?Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 15 Home Decor Finds on Etsy

By: Jennifer farley Sep 07, 2015
15 Etsy Stores Home Decor
Source:  Rea1Woodworks1TrueCottonFolkloreDecoSlowDownProductions, MahzerandVee, SazeraStitches

I often will go in someone's home and ask where they got something really cool and the answer will be Etsy.  Then, I will go to Etsy and become really overwhelmed with where to start.  The great thing about Etsy is not only are you supporting handmade artists, but you are also getting something really unique.  Here are some of my favorite Etsy stores.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Hutch/China Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Sep 04, 2015

This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??

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