Take a Tour: My Fairy Garden Adventure

By: Diy maven Mar 17, 2014

This weekend I took a tour of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum fairy garden exhibit. With camera in hand, I gleefully entered a wee, magical land. Although there were no Leprechauns to be seen, sharing my photos seemed like the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 

As it turns out, not all fairies like the same kind… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Corner Shelving System

By: Capreek Mar 12, 2014

Have an awkward corner or just need some more storage space? Consider building one of these modern and stylish shelving systems -- it's easier than you… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stylish Outdoor Bench from Cinder Block!

By: Capreek Mar 11, 2014

Spring is (finally) in the air, bringing a nearly insatiable desire to get outside and start sprucing up my outdoor living space. The first project on my list? Making one of these awesome cinder block and wood slat… Continue Reading

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Vintage Suitcase Turned Campaign Desk and Crutches Turned Tripod Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2014

Scott Valentine is an up-cycling genius. He takes old trunks, suitcases and other vintage things and turns them into something new and amazing. Enter into evidence the old Seapack suitcase pictured above. It was made by Hartmann circa WWII. Scott decided to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Restoration Hardware-Inspired Pipe Shelving

By: Capreek Mar 10, 2014

After spotting some reclaimed wood shelves at Restoration Hardware (with a starting price of $195 each -- ouch), Greg and Ashley decided to make their own version, perfectly sized for a tiny… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Gold Leaf Wood Slice Wall Hooks

By: Capreek Mar 10, 2014

Add a touch of rustic glam (that's totally a style) to your entryway with this simple but oh-so-stylish DIY… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Super Clever Closet Organizing Tips And Tricks

By: Faith-towers Mar 10, 2014

Boots stored with clothes hangers.

Every now and then I'll run across a closet organizing idea that's just genius - simple, smart and ridiculously obvious. I'm sure you've had these moments, right? I call them the "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. Well here they are, all in one place, for your organizational… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Leather and Twig Jewelry Organizer

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2014

I love this simple, vintage-y, rustic-ish jewelry organizer! The best part, of course, is that it costs practically nothing to make!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Standing Desk

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2014

I spend a lot of time sitting at a computer, which isn't exactly the healthiest thing in the world. It would be great to have the option to mix it up from time to time, which is why I'm completely in love with this DIY standing desk… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Easy and Stylish DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2014

The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2014

Searching for an easy afternoon project while you wait for spring to (finally) get here? Take a look at this rustic wood slice serving… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Hanging Vase Display

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2014

I'm not going to lie: I am completely OBSESSED with this easy and elegant floral display idea. Have a small wall you're not sure what to do with? An entryway that could use some 'oomph'? A room that's just begging for some cheery flora? This project is just what the decor doctor… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Spatula Ceiling Lampshade

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

Imagine looking up at your ceiling and seeing the aurora borealis. Okay, maybe these spatula's turned lampshade aren't as stunning, but theyContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Simple DIY Cone Pendant Lamp

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2014

Want a no-fuss, no-tools-required DIY project that not only looks great but is functional, too? Check out this simple cone pendant lamp project!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Dining Table

By: Capreek Feb 25, 2014

We were on the hunt recently for a new dining table and, while we did find one we love, this DIY table is definitely up my alley! It's modern, rustic, and perfectly simple. Oh, and totally… Continue Reading

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A Really Disgusting Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2014

I agree with Lisa: this side table was disgusting. And not for the reason you might think. Yes, the finish needed some serious TLC, but that was nothing in the cootie department. Let's run through the list. Paper 'stuck' onto the top, wads and wads of gum stuck under the top edge, aContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY House Warming Gifts

By: Capreek Feb 24, 2014

Housewarming parties are a good excuse to gather friends and family together to celebrate new chapters and new homes -- but don't show up empty handed! Here are 10 gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on the party host's face and bring a touch of friendship and warmth to their new… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Copper and Wood Magazine Rack

By: Capreek Feb 24, 2014

Store your favorite magazines and catalogs in style with this simple to make, but oh-so-stylish DIY magazine holder!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY Ideas for Photobooth Backdrops

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 21, 2014

Photobooth backdrops are quickly becoming the most important decor element for parties and events, thanks to clever DIYers, coming up with amazing backdrop ideas. They look great in photos but also oftentimes double as bold wall art after the event has come and gone. So, even if you're not planning to throw a party anytime soon, you can still tackle a few of these ideas in your home. Here are eleven  photobooth backdrops ideas that are sure to… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Coastal Cottage Gets a Colorful Face Lift

By: Capreek Feb 19, 2014

From run-down coastal cottage to casual-living dream home, this 90-year-old house recently received all the TLC it deserves. Read on to get the full scoop on its colorful… Continue Reading

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