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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Before and After: A Laundry Closet Redesign

By: Faith-towers Jan 13, 2014

Do you have a spot in your home that has serious potential, but you just don't have the motivation to organize it? Yeah, me too. Well this laundry closet redesign is sure to inspire you; a little bit of effort can go a long way visually. Check out the amazing result after the… Continue Reading

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Two Just Right Restorations

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2014

Some people might think restorations take less time than full-blown makeovers. In my experience, they take MORE time. You can cover a multitude of sins with filler and paint, but getting down to original raw wood takes a lot of patience and elbow grease. Take for example these two projects, both executed by my multi-talented nephew, John. Not only is he an athlete and a musician*, he's a chip off the old DIY block. First up is a kitchen built-in located in a circa 1900Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Reclaimed Wood Card Table Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2014

When you're expecting guests, an extra table or two always comes in handy. The go-to solution is typically a card table, which can easily be folded and stored away, but sometimes (okay, most of the time) they're just plain ugly.

Check out what this clever DIYer did to up the style ante while still maintaining all the functionality of the… Continue Reading

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Painting Upholstery: Experimenting With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2014

Big Sis had a Victorian side chair that she'd been itching to have reupholstered. I suggested painting the fabric with Annie Sloan's chalk paint. She hadn't heard about the technique, but she was up for it. She found a local retailer and bought a pot of Barcelona Orange. That was a few months ago. On Christmas day, I noticed the chair, still dressed in its traditional tapestry and asked why she hadn't painted it yet. She said she had been intimidated by the notion of taking paint to its fabric, and then she asked me… Continue Reading

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Penthouse Loft Makeover: A Blend of Rustic and Modern

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2013

This Toronto penthouse loft might not look like it needed a makeover at all, but it's owners wanted to make a fresh start with its decor. Enter designer GolbouContinue Reading

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Before and After: DIY Dollhouse IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2013

This DIY dollhouse would make a fun (and affordable) gift idea for the little ones in your life! All you need is a nightstand from IKEA...  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Stylish and Thrifty Back Patio Makeover

By: Capreek Dec 09, 2013

Sure, it's cold and snowy and completely freezing right about now, so featuring a patio makeover might seem a little weird. But I say, think of this as something to look forward to while you're bundled up and shivering: a warm, outdoor entertaining space that's easy on the eyes andContinue Reading

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Christmas Home Makeover in a Day

By: Diy maven Dec 09, 2013

Still haven't decorated for Christmas? Think you don't have time? Check this out: it took designer Stephen Saint-Onge just one day to decorate the living… Continue Reading

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School Bus Turned Home

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2013

Bamboo flooring, tongue-groove ceiling, roof deck and everything else you'd need to live comfortably, that's what's inside this 35', 1978 International school bus. The original owners who… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Glam Copper Lampshade Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2013

I love this makeover idea for transforming a ho-hum plastic lamp shade into some statement… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Trashcan into R2-D2

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2013

Any Star Wars fan worth their salt who has laid eyes on a white garbage can like the one pictured above ($4.99 at The Container Store) is reminded of R2-D2. It's inevitable that a crafter took that relationship one step further and… Continue Reading

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From Rocky to Arresting: A Ranch's Den Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2013

Liz loves to flip houses. She flipped over a 1960's ranch back in '08 so much, she decided to keep it for herself. The entire home has been made-over, but for this post, we're featuring the den. Before it was rockyContinue Reading

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8 Ways to Washi Tape Your Workspace

By: Diy maven Nov 06, 2013

If you haven't played around with washi tape yet, now's the time. Brit + Co. show us 8 ways we can use the decorative, easy-to-remove tape to add life to our workspaces. Although I'm a touch typist (my fingers know where the keys are better than my eyes), I'm not sure I'd opt toContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Incredible Office-In-A-Closet Makeover

By: Faith-towers Nov 04, 2013

This was your typical messy closet. Ugly storage, lots of cords, and not much organization. But once Tricia got her hands on it, the space was transformed into a functional and stunning office inside of a closet. Click through to see the unbelievable… Continue Reading

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Ugly-No-More Bamboo Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 04, 2013

When Lisa's husband saw this chair 'handed down' by his parents, he had just one word to say about it. Actually, one word repeated 5 times: No, no, no, no, no. But Lisa, having vision and a great eye, was not deterred. She had the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Festive, Glam Door Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 28, 2013

Add a festive, joyous touch to your home with this fun, temporary door makeover… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Average Bathroom Becomes Extraordinary

By: Faith-towers Oct 28, 2013

There was nothing interesting about this bathroom. It was all white with basic fixtures, like a million other bathrooms. But then, something amazing happened... and it involved paint, tiles and beautiful wooden… Continue Reading

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Would You Put Wood Floors in Your Bathrooms?

By: Diy maven Oct 28, 2013

If it were up to me, I'd have wood floors everywhere. We did discuss—albeit briefly—putting wood in our full bath when we… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Shocking Kitchen Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Oct 21, 2013

This kitchen was pretty ragged. It was outdated, dirty, and appears to be barely functional. But with some time and a clear vision, it was transformed into a colorful, modern culinary oasis.… Continue Reading

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