How To: Make Hanging Wall Art Using Live Plants in 15 Minutes or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 18, 2014

If you're short on space, but dying to bring in live plants as part of your home decor, this DIY is perfect for you. These staghorn ferns will hang on the wall, taking up virtually no space at all. You'll just need a few supplies, and the best part is that there are no power tools required. So anyone can make… Continue Reading

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In-The-Details Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2014

Starting out with a blank canvas, like this living room, is a great place to begin. What sets its resulting makeover apart from most is that all the furniture and (almost) all the accessories remained. Even the white walls. WhatContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 14 Bold, Red Interiors We Love

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2014

14 Red Interiors

As you probably know, tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and to honor the holiday we've rounded up 14 stylish red interiors! (Normally, red rooms make me think I'm in a David Lynch movie or something -- but I promise these aren't creepy!) Check 'em all out… Continue Reading

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Everything Guide: Preparing Your Home to Make House Guests Feel Welcome

By: Faith-towers Feb 11, 2014

How to prepare your home for house guests

I enjoy having guests at my house, but I don't love all the prep that goes along with hosting. So I've assembled 8 essential tips for whipping your home into shape so you don't waste your whole day preparing, and your guests feel welcome… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Neon Typographic Sign

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 06, 2014

I've been seeing neon signs popping up on Pinterest a lot lately, and of course, we've all seen the nail string art projects. What about something that combines the two though? This clever DIY is one I definitely want to… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 8 Ways to Decorate with Sheepskin Throws

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2014

Every time I'm at IKEA and I see a pile of those faux sheepskin throws, I invariably have to stop and 'pet' one, which leads me to want to buy one, which leads me to wonder what the heck I'd do with it once I brought it home, which leads me to NOT buy one because I'm not sure WHAT I'd do with it once I brought it home. Before my next trip to IKEA, I decided to go prepared and compile some inspiration to alleviate the turmoil. Surprisingly,… Continue Reading

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Make It: Stylish DIY Speaker Box Covers

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2014

Call me crazy, but the idea of covering those little eyesores we call speakers with nice, clean boxes makes my visually-inclined soul so happy. SO happy. (It's all about the details,… Continue Reading

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How To Turn a Pallet into a Jaw-Dropping Ottoman

By: Diy maven Jan 29, 2014

Friend, fellow blogger, and extraordinarily talented upholsterer, Shelly Lear (aka ModHomeEc Teacher) may describe her pallet turned ottoman as 'jaw-dropping' to grab our attention, but the expression is so very apt, I had to use it too. Yes, she used one of the actual pallets on the pile pictured above and turned it into the item… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun Ways To Decorate A Non-Working Fireplace

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2014

I see these all the time around Boston: beautiful fireplaces that don't work. Maybe your landlord doesn't allow it, or maybe there's a fire safety issue. Or perhaps yours does work, but you're just looking for a decorative idea for the warmer months. Whatever the case may be, there are lots of fun ways to decorate this coveted area of your home. Here… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Credenza Gets a Concrete Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 24, 2014

I love the look of concrete counters but I'm renting at the moment, so it's not really option to make big changes like that. Luckily, I just found this DIY for a concrete credenza that might tide my over, for now. I love this… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Skeleton Lampshade How-To

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 23, 2014

We've all seen a lampshade or two like this at an estate sale or thrift store, and just passed it by. Let's face it, these shades aren't the cutest, but there is an easy way to take these lampshades from dated to trendy. Want to know… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern DIY Candle Holders Using Plastic Cups

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2014

The fine folks at A Beautiful Mess have done it again: given me a "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moment with this super simple candle holder… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Stunning Rooms with Dark Walls (and Tips for Using Them in Your Own Home)

By: Faith-towers Jan 21, 2014

Dark walls can be so gorgeous in a home, highlighting any artwork or fixtures that you hang on them. But they can also be intimidating. Here are some beautiful examples of dark walls, along with a few tips and ideas for using them in your own… Continue Reading

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How-To: Super Simple DIY Marble Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2014

This super easy DIY serving tray can be completed in mere minutes... your guests will beg you to tell them where you got it. And you should be able to find everything you need at your local hardware store! Click through to see the stunning final… Continue Reading

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IKEA Karlstad Sofa Goes Mid-Century Modern (Thanks to Tufting)

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2014

Lara loves tufted sofas; she's also cheap. (Her words, not mine.) Enter IKEA's Karlstad sofa, which has a great shape but, alas, no buttons. One very informative blog post later, Lara tells how… Continue Reading

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