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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Make It: Graphic Bulletin Board Wall Art DIY

By: Capreek Feb 19, 2013

created at: 02/19/2013

Form and function and a bold pattern -- all wrapped into one? I'll take it!     Continue Reading

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10 DIY Accent Wall Treatment Ideas

By: Faith-towers Feb 19, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013

Sick of white walls? Want to add some texture and tone to your walls without dealing with sticky wallpaper paste? Well I have just the answer for you. Ten of them, actually. Read on to see how to spice up a room without dealing with the hassle and high cost of wallpaper.  

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Roundup: 10+ Easy and DIYable Closet Door Makeovers

By: Diy maven Feb 19, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013

Bi-fold, sliding, swing. No, they're not classes of ballroom dances; they're  closet door types. Whatever kind of closet doors you have, or whatever you call them, we have a makeover for them. Read on, be inspired and go from slab to fab in no time.  

1. Janet gave her boring white bi-folds an architectural lift with cheap Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Light-Up Typographic Headboard

By: Capreek Feb 18, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013

We're taking last week's light-up wall art project up a notch or two with this DIY headboard idea!      Continue Reading

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20 Awesome DIY Laptop and iPad Sleeves and Case Projects

By: Capreek Feb 18, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013

If you've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, chances are they all need a little protection from the hazards of daily life -- or at least from surface scratches. Here are 20 creative DIY sleeves and cases for laptops and tablets!     Continue Reading

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24 Decor Ideas to Make Your Apartment Fabulous

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2013

created at: 02/18/2013Although these interior design ideas are geared toward apartment dwellers who decorate at the mercy of rental agreements, they are also perfect for anyone who wants a 'wow' makeover without major DIY fuss. Some at the top of Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Fun DIY Doormat and Welcome Mat Projects!

By: Capreek Feb 15, 2013

created at: 02/14/2013

After a winter's worth of weather, chances are your doormat is looking a little sad. Cheer up your entryway and welcome guests inside with one of these clever DIY doormat ideas!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Painted Canvas Pouf!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2013

created at: 02/13/2013

I love poufs. Whether they're knitted, made from floor mats, or sewn from sturdy canvas (like this one), I think they look good in any room (not to mention the fact that they make excellent spare seating)!      Continue Reading

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Watch Walter Cronkite Give a Tour of the 21st Century Home Office--in 1967

By: Diy maven Feb 13, 2013

created at: 02/13/2013

Nearly 50 years ago, CBS ran a television show called "The 21st Century." In it, Walter Cronkite gave a tour of a mock-up of an imagined home office that Mad Men types would be using in the 2001. Were the prognosticators off? Watch and weigh in!

 Walter Cronkite in the Home Office of 2001 (1967) (via You Tube)

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Make It: Easy DIY Glitter Accent Bowl

By: Capreek Feb 12, 2013

created at: 02/11/2013

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for decorative bowls (And throw pillows! I loves me some throw pillows. Oh, and blankets. And probably ten thousand other things, let's be honest. Anyway, back to bowls...). There's always a use for them, whether they're actually holding anything or just looking pretty. These DIY glitter bowls definitely fall into the latter, straight-eye-candy category, which is fine by me!     Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Clean and Bright Entryways and Home Landing Zones

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2013

created at: 02/11/2013

Like I mentioned before, we don't really have an entryway that allows for a lot of coat rack/wall hook/shoe storage/seating fuss. That's not to say that I'm not constantly looking for inspiration in other people's spaces! Here are 10 clean and modern entryways and "landing zones" that could be adapted or re-interpreted for just about any home -- take a peek!     Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Dull Basement to Bright and Cheery Home Studio

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2013

created at: 02/11/2013

We're excited to share an exclusive makeover with you today! You may remember Alexandra Hedin and her fresh and colorful style from her week of inspiring guest posts last spring. Since then, she's been busy giving her basement laundry room a bright, cheery, and oh-so-functional makeover. Read on to check out the new space and get some behind-the-scenes details!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Easy Valentine's Day Treat Ideas!

By: Capreek Feb 08, 2013

created at: 02/07/2013

Valentine's Day is next week, which means it's time to get busy with the treat making! We're here to help with 25 simple, homemade treat ideas that will make perfect "thinking of you" gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, play-date parents, kids, or anyone on your V-Day list!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 21 Creative DIY Wall Hook and Coat Rack Projects!

By: Capreek Feb 07, 2013

created at: 02/07/2013

I'll admit that the coat rack/wall hook situation in our entryway (which is really just our living room) needs a little help. When we have guests over, they inevitably ask, "So... uh, where do you want me to put my coat?" -- which means "Dude. Get a coat rack already." We end up tossing jackets over the back of a random piece of furniture and call it day, but I'd love to surprise our friends with an actual, honest-to-goodness coat rack or wall hook the next time they come over. One of these modern DIY options ought to do the trick!       Continue Reading

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