Roundup: 10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

By: Faith-towers Jul 03, 2014

10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

Need a little pick-me-up in your office area? Here are ten quick DIY projects that will give your workspace a bit of extra pizzazz, and maybe even help you get more organized… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Thrift Store Curio Cabinet Becomes a Vertical Greenhouse

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2014

What do you do with an outdated curio cabinet you found on Craigslist? Turn it into something no one would even suspect: a modern hexagon… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Stylish Fabric Planters

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2014

Just when I thought I'd seen every DIY planter project that could possibly exist, the kids at A Beautiful Mess go and knock it out of the park with these fabric… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Gorgeous Outdoor Curtain Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2014

Sweetie Pie and I are putting the finishing touches on a pergola which we've incorporated onto our existing deck. It's looking great as is, but I'm thinking I might want to add some outdoor curtains to the space. I'm not sure what kind of a hassle they are. You know, damp, mold, bugs, etc.  (If anyone has experience with outdoor curtains, PLEASE share your experiences in the comments below!)… Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Stamped Statement Wall

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2014

I am kind of obsessed with home design. Ever since I've had a place to myself, I've used my downtime to do something with the house. And creating something out of a mass of rejects is usually my weapon of choice.

Other than a few key pieces of furniture, everything at my place is always either a DIY project, has undergone a makeover, or been picked up second-hand. I think it's a genetic defect to not be able to accept a mass-produced product without letting it suffer through a rebirth.

When we moved into my now-apartment, I immediately knew I wanted a statement wall for my bedroom and everything else could happen around it. So I painted it. Hated it. Repainted it. Googled for inspiration. Came up with nothing. Thought some more. Questioned why the universe was conspiring against me. And then I knew what I had to do.

Stamping. And that's how I… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

By: Faith-towers Jun 26, 2014

10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

My flower arrangements always tend to look the same. Multiple stems of the same type of flower in a generic glass vase. Maybe some of you have the same habit? Well, in the hopes of solving that problem, I've collected some inspirational centerpiece ideas that would be perfect for the picnic table at your next family… Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: Affordable Outdoor Accessories for Entertaining

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2014

It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Over-Sized Geometric Table Lamp from Scratch

By: Capreek Jun 24, 2014

Looking for some statement piece lighting, but don't want to break the bank? Try your hand at this easy DIY table… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Beautiful Boho Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 23, 2014

Hello and welcome to the saddest bedroom a teenage girl has ever called her own. It's dark and bare and completely void of any personality -- and certainly not reflective of its occupant's carefree, Bohemian-esque tastes and style. Which is why the 'after' is just so darn… Continue Reading

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8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers that are Perfect for Entertaining

By: Faith-towers Jun 23, 2014

8 Amazing Backyard Makeovers Perfect For Entertaining

The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Creative Outdoor Seating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 19, 2014

Eye Candy: Creative Outdoor Seating Ideas

Let's face it... some of the patio furniture on the market today can be generic and boring. So why not get creative and use some unexpected materials for your outdoor seating? Click through for ten of my favorite… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Kid-Friendly Outdoor Reading Nook and Hideaway

By: Capreek Jun 17, 2014

Oh man. What I would have given to have had something like this amazing reading nook/hideout as a kid. With the summer wide open, the possibilities of this kid-friendly outdoor space are only limited by your child's imagination -- and your skills with a power… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Awesome and Easy DIY Fire Pits

By: Capreek Jun 16, 2014

I don't know about you, but I feel like an evening get together outdoors just isn't complete without the warmth and mystique of a well-made fire. Unfortunately, fire pits can be quite pricey, but with a few simple materials you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Here are 6 modern DIY fire pit ideas for just about any skill… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Unbelievable Backyard Patio Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 16, 2014

We're now mid-way through June and the itch to be outdoors has fully taken hold of me! I've been scouring the Internet for patio and yard inspiration (side note: have you seen these amazing backyards?! Holy moly.), and recently spotted this incredible, two-part makeover.… Continue Reading

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10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jun 12, 2014

10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck Or Patio

It's outdoor party season, and there's nothing prettier than a twinkling set of string lights once the sun goes down. Plain old lights are fun, but there are plenty of ways to make them a bit more exciting - dress them up with these fun DIY… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Festive DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2014

It's outdoor entertaining season and what's a party without a little ambiance? To help get your outdoor space ready for the festive months ahead, we've rounded up 12 creative DIY lighting projects that are sure to cheer up your yard, patio, or balcony!… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 15 Amazing Backyards to Get You Inspired this Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 10, 2014

June and July are pretty popular months for taking the party outdoors and enjoying the weather with a barbecue. Unfortunately, many backyards are in need of a little TLC before you start inviting friends over though. So, if your backyard is in need of a rescue before July 4th comes around, I have a roundup of backyard eye candy that will be the perfect inspiration for your outdoor oasis. Here are 15 amazing backyards to check out before you tackle this summer's outdoor… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 10, 2014

10 Super Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

It's that time of year when the weather has finally gotten nicer and nobody wants to be inside. And entertaining outdoors gives us a whole new set of creative options for decor, food and beverages, and even activities. Click through for ten totally clever outdoor entertaining… Continue Reading

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This to That: Chair Becomes End Table

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2014

We've seen chairs used as tables before, but Cathy really thought outside the box for this redo. She had a client with a coastal style that was in need of an end table, but when she saw this worn bamboo chair, something clicked. She decided, in classic Tim Gunn vernacular, to make it work.… Continue Reading

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