Before and After: A Boring Living Room Wall Gets a Simple Upgrade

By: Meghan and al Feb 25, 2014

Since the beginning of time together, Al and I have always struggled with our living room wall; or as I like to call it, the desolate wasteland of blank space. The gigantic flat screen tv, which was one of the only items that made the cut from Al’s bachelorhood to our new domestic life, was such aneye sore for me that the only thing I could do was to ignore it and pretend it didn’t exist until future inspiration hit. The burden began at our first apartment (which we blamed on our temporary and unowned status of walls), transitioned with us to our new house and has lived with us ever since, in it’s exact same state of… 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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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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Before and After: A Dated Living Room Gets A Modern Makeover

By: Faith-towers Feb 24, 2014

Before image of a dated living room with an old fireplace and ugly floral couches.

The word "dated" might be an understatement. The matching floral couches and maroon carpeting give this room an antique feel, and not in a good way. But check out what a can of paint and some tasteful furniture can do for a… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wall-Mounted Side Table

By: Capreek Feb 18, 2014

Every space has one: that funny little spot where you need a side table, but don't quite have enough room. Maybe it's in a tiny bedroom or a reading nook or a too-small living room. Instead of trying to track down an appropriately-sized side table (and no doubt coming up short), why not make one… Continue Reading

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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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