Roundup: 12 Projects that Prove Spray Paint is the Best DIY Material EVER

Diy Maven

I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray

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Eye Candy: 10 Built Ins Bold With Color

Jennifer Farley
Bold Colorful Built Ins

I am in love with the character, functionality, and coziness that built in bookcases and cabinetry can bring to a home. I live in, and am restoring, a 97 year old home.  We have many types of built ins and are thinking of adding more, therefore I am always looking for ideas.   Painted white built ins with colorfully styled decor has my heart, yet these boldly painted versions are lately making me swoon... maybe even stray from my first love.  These stylish rooms can either inspire you to go bold with your built ins, or maybe give you new ideas for your store-bought bookcases or furniture.      

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10 Wood DIYs That Don't Require Major Power Tools

Faith Towers
10 Wood DIYs That Don't Require Major Power Tools
Photo: Historias de Casa

DIY projects that are made of wood are daunting to many... talk of table saws and other power tools can be intimidating. Which is why we decided to share some DIYs that don't require multiple power tools and hours and hours of your time. And keep in mind that if you ever do need to have wood cut, your local home improvement store may be able to cut it for you for free. Just ask someone in the lumber section. Here are ten of our favorite easy wood projects for your home.   

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Gorgeous Vintage Oak Chest Makeover

Diy Maven
Photo: Saw Nail and Paint

Attention all those who hate oak. Susan was commissioned to refinish this vintage chest. Its hardware had long been replaced and its keyhole covers were missing completely. Susan's client wanted the chest to look "timeless and neutral." Did that mean painting it white? Cream? Black?

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Shopping Guide: 15 Home Decor Finds on Etsy

Jennifer Farley
15 Etsy Stores Home Decor
Source:  Rea1Woodworks1TrueCottonFolkloreDecoSlowDownProductions, MahzerandVee, SazeraStitches

I often will go in someone's home and ask where they got something really cool and the answer will be Etsy.  Then, I will go to Etsy and become really overwhelmed with where to start.  The great thing about Etsy is not only are you supporting handmade artists, but you are also getting something really unique.  Here are some of my favorite Etsy stores.   

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Roundup: 10 Hutch/China Cabinet Makeovers

Diy Maven

This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??

Serena spotted this impressive cabinet at her local thrift store for a measly $40. (Take that...

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9 DIY Techniques That Look Expensive, But Aren't

Stephanie Lee
9 Ways to DIY High-End Finishes
Photos: Homey Oh My and The Lovely Drawer

If you’re anything like me, you may have spent the last few months drooling over the luxurious materials that have been so popular on Pinterest lately. Sadly these high-end looks come with a high-end price tag and I've never been able to justify splurging on a marble side table or shiny gold accessories.

Until now, that is! As it turns out, with a few hacks you can easily get that luxe look for less - click through for nine clever ways to bring a little chic to your decor.

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Roundup: 10 Stylish Bike Storage Ideas that Double as Decor

Jennifer Farley
Photo: House and Garden

We live in the Midwest where everyone drives, yet my husband chooses to ride his bicycle to work whenever he can. Our garage is too small to accommodate it, and I get a little frustrated when he parks it right inside the front door and we have to maneuver around it all evening.

Bicycles are architecturally stylish, and often valuable, so why not create storage that puts them on display?  Here are some creative ways to incorporate bicycle storage into a room's design.   

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