Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Lamp Makeovers and Hacks

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

What do salad bowls, bed frames, and shelf brackets have in common? They've all been turned into stylish, DIY lamps! Oh, and they're all readily available from IKEA. Here are ten of our favorite IKEA lighting hacks -- enjoy!… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Make a Minimal Globe Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 21, 2012

Marie found a flea market globe lamp and stripped it bare making a very cool and minimal homage to the original. It's reported that she… Continue Reading

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DIY Andy Warhol Soup Can Organizers

By: Capreek Sep 21, 2012

created at: 09/20/2012

Target, in collaboration with Campbell's, recently released a limited edition line of Andy Warhol soup cans in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his famous screen print series. While I've been tempted to pick up a few, I don't really know what I'd do with them. Store them indefinitely on a shelf? Eat the contents; then what?… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Diamond Tufted Headboard

By: Capreek Sep 20, 2012

created at: 09/20/2012

Stuff like this always blows my mind. How does one actually make something so, well, amazing looking -- without breaking the bank and from scratch?! Fortunately, Jenny from Little Green Notebook knows the answer to that!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY Upcycled Lamps Made from Bottles, Cans, and Jars!

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2012

created at: 09/19/2012

We're putting our upcycling pants on and lighting up the Internet today with 11 awesome DIY lamps made from bottles, cans, and jars (oh my)! So sit back, get inspired, and let us know which is your fave!… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Rotating Goal List

By: Matt allison Sep 19, 2012

created at: 09/18/2012

Most of us seem to work smarter and stay organized by keeping a to-do list. The problem is that the projects are in constant flux, and you set out to achieve one thing only to be derailed by another. Sound… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Paperweight

By: Capreek Sep 18, 2012

created at: 09/18/2012

Geometric faceted goodness, oh my! How could you not want to make a few of these DIY paper weights? They're easy and, quite frankly, as chic as can be.… Continue Reading

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How to Make a "Sponge" Lamp from Masking Tape!

By: Capreek Sep 17, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

What would you say if I told you that this "sea sponge" lamp was actually made from... wait for... masking tape?! It's true!… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern Minimalist DIY Wall Clock

By: Capreek Sep 17, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

Beautifully simple and a cinch to make, this DIY wall clock has a few unexpected materials up its sleeve!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Fortune Cookie No-Sew Place Cards

By: Capreek Sep 14, 2012

created at: 09/13/2012

These. Are. Adorable: fortune cookie place cards you can make in snap, without sewing a single stitch! Plus, they're bound to bring some good luck to your next event, right?    … Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Business Card or Gadget Holder

By: Capreek Sep 13, 2012

created at: 09/13/2012

If you've got gadgets and gizmos (and business cards) aplenty, then you might want to get in on this DIY project: a warm 'n' fuzzy felt cover/holder.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Modern-Minimalist Desk Lamps under $100

By: Capreek Sep 12, 2012

created at: 09/12/2012

We're at that point in our office makeover where we're desperately searching for trying to find functional accessories that fit our aesthetic and our budget. Lighting is always a challenge in the affordability department it seems, so I made it my mission to hunt down 10 modern/minimalist/Scandinavian-esque desk lamps that don't break the bank!… Continue Reading

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Infographic: Bachelor vs. Bachelorette Pad Designs

By: Diy maven Sep 12, 2012

created at: 09/11/2012

The peeps over at ForRent.com sent over a fun infographic entitled The Bachelor Verus the Bachelorette Pad that includes the "must haves" for each based upon criteria compiled by nearly a dozen popular design sources, including Vanity Fair,… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Abstract String Art

By: Capreek Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/11/2012

String art is all the rage these days, though most projects tend to take more typographic forms. I'm a big, big fan of this abstract/geometric version though. Plus? It's way easy!… Continue Reading

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Round Up: 10 Crazy-Cool Upcycled Lamps

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

Have you noticed that people are turning just about anything into lamps these days? I'm not talking about plumbing supplies or tripods. No, I'm talking crazy-cool, I'da-never-thought-of-that-in-a-million-damn-years kind of stuff. So, without further ado,… Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 5: The BIG Reveal (and Fashion Week)!

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

Last week, I boarded an early morning flight and took off for a whirlwind trip to NYC for Fashion Week (OMG) and, most importantly, for the BIG REVEAL of all the HP Designer Matchup Challenge projects, including the Glo Planter by TUG Studio. It was a crazy adventure full of tiny food, incredible people, puppies, flair, and awesome design. Also? The Glo Planter -- IN REAL LIFE! Ready to see it for yourself? Read on!… Continue Reading

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Before & After: An Incredible Girls' Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

This attic space, the shared bedroom of two sisters, was almost depressing in its starkness. These are teen and pre-teen girls, we're talking about: let's get some personality and life in here, STAT!… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: CD Clothes Rack Dividers?

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2012

Closet Dividers Nautical Whale Baby Boy - Pottery Barn Kids Oceanside

The folks over at Fine Craft Guild discuss the notion of making DIY clothes rack dividers. They suggest buying dividers (they're really cheap, but they come in massive quantities, like 50 or 100 per), using cardboard or, my favorite, using… Continue Reading

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Dramatic Color-Changing Stairs

By: Diy maven Sep 05, 2012

created at: 09/05/2012

Wallace had a dark and dingy stairwell. He wanted to add much-needed light to the space, so he installed a color changing LED strip under the each of the 16 steps' noses. A hidden RGB controller… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Wooden Lampshade Tutorials!

By: Capreek Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!… Continue Reading

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