Genius: Stickers Used as Wall Paper/Art

By: Diy maven May 02, 2012

sticker wallpaper

During our nightly constitutionals, my boo and I pass a house in the neighborhood that has a minivan parked in the driveway that has some windows--the middle and back passenger sides--covered in stickers. They're about 1/4" apart. There's gotta be a hundred or so. It drives me NUTS! I feel compelled to get inside with a blade and scrape them off. A better use of all those stickers might have been turning them into wallpaper.… Continue Reading

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How to: Paint Upholstery

By: Diy maven May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Kristy snagged the wingback chair pictured above* on Craigslist. She was impressed by its condition and quality; what she wasn't impressed with was the color.  She considered having reupholstered, but the $500 to $700 price tag wasn't in the budget. So, what did Kristy do? She painted the chair--fabric and all. The supplies she used weren't anything… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Mini DIY Piñata Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

By: Capreek May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and if you're looking to add a little extra pizzazz to the party, here are seven mini piñatas to make, give, or decorate the town… Continue Reading

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How to Turn 1 Table into 2 Shelves

By: Diy maven May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Beckie's grandma and grandpa gave her an old rickety table that was set for the trash heap. Beckie stepped in and saved the table. The only problem was she didn't need a table. Shelves, however, she could use. Her friend Mike used a jigsaw to saw the the table in half. A shot of primer and spray paint later, and this is what it looks like… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Wood Cube Pendant Light!

By: Capreek Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/30/2012

This might be one of the coolest lighting projects I've seen in a while! It's big, bold, modern, and kinda rustic all at once... win-win-win-win in my… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks

By: Capreek Apr 26, 2012

created at: 04/26/2012

As an avid note-taker and a prolific list-maker, I feel like I'm constantly on the hunt for scraps of paper to jot things down on. So when I spied these DIY notebooks in NEON PINK and GOLD (!!!), I got a little excited at the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Craftmel Apr 25, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

When the outdoor evening temperatures are too perfect to go inside, you'll need something to keep your outdoor living space lit to enjoy it as long as you can. Something you made yourself.  These DIY lighting… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Magical Side Yard Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Our whole backyard is pretty much a side yard so when I see transformations like this it gives me… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas

By: Green couch design Apr 20, 2012

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Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Faux-Vintage Card File Cabinet!

By: Capreek Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

On the off chance that you actually find a vintage card filing cabinet in decent condition, it's probably going to be pretty pricey. (Gotta love the up-charge at those sweet consignment shops!) If you care more about the look than the vintage street cred, this DIY version is big on style and low on… Continue Reading

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What to Consider when Choosing Upholstery Fabrics

By: Mollymc Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

Reupholstering furniture is a big investment. Not only is the work expensive, but the fabric can be, too! The folks at Spruce blogged some smart tips to help pick the right fabric for the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Creative Upcycled Planter Ideas

By: Mollymc Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

One thing I learned while researching this blog post? You can make a planter out of anything. Seriously, anything. I left the toilets out (you're welcome), but take a peek at seven other charming ways to give your green thumb a… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Terrarium!

By: Capreek Apr 18, 2012

created at: 04/18/2012

If you're short on outdoor space, you can still enjoy some greenery indoors with a terrarium! Read on to learn how to make your own tiny… Continue Reading

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DIY Wine Bottle Hanging Planters

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2012

 I'm guessing these wine bottle planters would be easy to replicate. First we'd have to cut off the bottom of the bottles. We wouldn't be able to use potting soil as our planting medium. From the look of the pictures, it… Continue Reading

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Hans Liberg's Recording Studio Log Cabin

By: Diy maven Apr 12, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Hans Liberg has a log cabin for a recording studio that's more loggy than most. But even for all its logginess, its unique construction makes if feel anything but traditional, in a log cabin sense. That's because it was put together by Hans's friend, furniture designer, Piet Hein Eek. If you're familiar with some of… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple DIY Floating Clothes Rack!

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

This DIY clothes rack is an awesome--and so, so simple--solution to small space or no-closet… Continue Reading

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Under-Stairs Loft

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2012

Thiemo Hildebrandt's under-stairs lounge is kind of a reverse loft in that it makes use of oft-forgotten space below versus that above. The video below shows how one… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Living Succulent Wreath!

By: Capreek Apr 10, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

I've been obsessed with the idea of making a succulent wreath for years now and you know what? I say 2012 is the year I finally make it happen! Who's with me? The weather is turning nice, after all... the timing couldn't be better!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Magical Ceiling Fans

By: Diy maven Apr 10, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

What makes these 5 ceiling fans magical? Some disappear when not in use, others are what dreams are made of. The first one is the Marea fan from bellacor in oil-rubbed bronze. The blade, which seems to sweep the air, is made of frosted acrylic. It comes in satin nickel too… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Outdoor Fire Pit (Plus a Before & After)!

By: Capreek Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/05/2012

All those fabulously lush and modern patios yesterday had me craving one of my own, especially one with an awesome fire pit like this!  Check out the "after" to see what I'm talkin' about, folks.  It's minimalist… Continue Reading

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