Whip Up a Fun and Festive Snow Cone Garland

By: Matt allison Mar 06, 2013

created at: 03/06/2013

As my toddler son is beginning to enjoy our daily crafting session, or making art, as he refers to it, I'm always on the look out for cheap and cheerful projects for us to make together. What could be more cheerful and delicious as this snow cone garland? Exactly!

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How To: Make a Simple DIY Fabric Storage Basket

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

We are a bit strapped for closet space here in San Francisco –- the verdict is still out on if it’s because I have a shopping problem or the fact that our 1906 apartment has tiny closets! I had been on the hunt for a practical way to store excess blankets and pillows when I came up with the idea to make a fabric basket.      

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Mega Roundup: 25 Easy DIY Jewelry Organizer Projects

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

I'll be the first to admit that my jewelry organization situation is pretty horrendous. The knobs on my closet doors are home to countless necklaces, half of which fall off if one happens to even glance in their general direction. Fortunately, there are DIY jewelry holders aplenty, a few of which I have my eye on for upcoming weekend projects. Check out all 25 below and let me know which one is your fave!     Continue Reading

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Time to DIY: 10 Easy Wall Clock Tutorials

By: Faith-towers Mar 05, 2013

created at: 03/05/2013

My friends will tell you that I need more clocks in my house, because I'm always late. And it's probably true... there's nothing like the tick-tock of a real clock to remind you to be on time. But the great thing about these clocks is that they're not only functional, they're pretty too.   

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Jaw-Dropping Mid-Century Modern Living Room Rescue

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

Yeah, that isn't hyperbole. This rescue is nothing less than jaw-dropping. For me, it's because if confronted with such a space, I wouldn't know where to begin. The brickwork looked in good condition, but there was a lot of it. As for that banister, oye. But spaces such as this are what Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Rustic-Modern Dining Room Makeover

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

This dining room already has a lot going for it: gorgeous floors, great light, and a beautiful Mid-Century sideboard. So, what could make it better? Even more wood!       Continue Reading

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Before and After: Thrift Store Bench Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:      Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Concrete Stool for $5 -- in Under an Hour!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2013

created at: 02/28/2013

This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??     Continue Reading

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15 Inventive New Uses for Chalkboard Paint

By: Faith-towers Feb 28, 2013

created at: 02/27/2013

The chalkboard paint trend has been kicking around the Internet for a while now, and some of you may be over it. I, however, definitely am not. I still can't get enough of the stuff!   

I love that it's both attractive and functional, and it's very versatile too. So scroll on to see fifteen fresh new ways to use this ingenius material.

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Bedding Guide: 16 Colorful and Patterned Duvets under $100

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2013

created at: 02/27/2013

After 7 years with the same bedding, I recently got the urge to switch things up in the bedroom textile department. In my search, I came across quite a few fun, stylish, and affordable options! If you're looking to add some color or pattern to your bedroom, check out these 16 duvets under $100!      Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern Metallic DIY Pendant Light -- From Empty Toilet Paper Rolls!

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2013

created at: 02/26/2013

Yes, you read that right. This oh-so-classy and minimal light is made from a decidedly not classy material: used up toilet paper rolls.            Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Upholstered Ottoman from a Utility Bucket!

By: Capreek Feb 26, 2013

created at: 02/26/2013

Whether you need some inconspicuous extra seating or just a place to put your feet up, this DIY upholstered ottoman is the project for you!      Continue Reading

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10 Cozy Window Seats + A Tutorial

By: Faith-towers Feb 26, 2013

created at: 02/26/2013

Window seats are versatile; they can be used as reading nooks, nap spots or even workspaces. They can also add extra seating to an otherwise vacant area. And here's the best part - you can even make one yourself!   

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Creating an Artful Entryway: Inspiration, Tips, and DIY Ideas

By: Capreek Feb 25, 2013

created at: 02/25/2013

Putting together that roundup of clean and bright entryways recently left me feeling inspired and eager to create my own interpretation. There were a few elements that really stuck out as adaptable to any style or space. Read on for tips for creating your own artful entryway!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: $100 Bathroom Makeover Idea

By: Capreek Feb 25, 2013

created at: 02/25/2013

Admittedly, the 'before' in this makeover looks better than a lot of 'afters' I've seen. But this budget-friendly makeover idea is one that anyone suffering from the "bad tile blues" might appreciate!       Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Framed Chevron Corkboard

By: Faith-towers Feb 25, 2013

created at: 02/24/2013

Most bulletin boards are boring, but there's nothing dull about this bright yellow dazzler. This brilliant Ikea hack uses the Ung Drill frame and lots of wine corks to create a beautiful and functional board worthy of proud display in your living room or kitchen. Or office. Or anywhere, really!   

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How To: Turn a Ladder into a Colorful Plant Stand or Bookshelf

By: Capreek Feb 21, 2013

created at: 02/21/2013

Give plants (or books!) a fun new place to hangout with this clever idea: retrofitting a ladder for wooden shelves! It's an inexpensive and unique DIY project that can work in a variety of spaces.     Continue Reading

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10 Inspiring Bar Cart Makeover Projects

By: Faith-towers Feb 21, 2013

created at: 02/20/2013

Not everybody can have a full bar and wine cellar in their home. But that doesn't mean that you have to hide your booze in the back of a kitchen cabinet. Why not repurpose that recent thrift store find into a stylish little bar cart? Check out these ten amazing DIY cart makeovers to get your creative juices flowing.   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Fun Patterns and Prints in the Bedroom

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 21, 2013

created at: 02/20/2013

Back when I still considered myself a painter, I constantly studied patterns for inspiration - wallpaper, fabric, you name it. I guess you could say, it became an obsession of mine, since my focus as a painter was planted firmly in the abstract world. Naturally, some of those interests carried into my adult life, and I'm still a huge fan of pattern, especially in unexpected places.

So today, I thought it would be fun to explore interesting ways that patterns and prints can be used in the bedroom. Shall we?   
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How to Make Your Own Fabric Tape

By: Capreek Feb 20, 2013

created at: 02/20/2013

Fabric tape can be used for a variety of projects, from simple gift wrap flourishes to decor (much like these five DIY decor ideas). And, as it turns out, it's also pretty easy to make!      Continue Reading

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