Make It: A Modern Felt Stool Cushion

By: Capreek Oct 19, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

If you're thinking "Hey, that kinda looks like one of those IKEA stools!", you would be correct.  It's the ubiquitous Frosta Stool, one of the most hackable of IKEA products, but this playful felt cushion takes it up a notch--or ten, really, because it's thatContinue Reading

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How to Turn a Door Into a Natural Fiber Head Board

By: Diy maven Oct 18, 2011

created at: 10/18/2011

Carmel loved the look of Pottery Barn and West Elm's natural fiber head boards, but she did not love their prices. Much as all good DIYers, she decided to make her own out of an old door, manila rope (that she found at Home Depot) and a glue gun. The results are quite remarkable and at a total cost… Continue Reading

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Holly Turns a $40 Rug into a Show-Stopping Focal Point

By: Chrisjob Oct 17, 2011

created at: 10/17/2011

It's easy to get excited about furniture. And it's plenty fun to explore paint colors, wall art options, and accessories. After all, those are what go into a room's design, right?

Well, yeah. That's part of it. But don't forget those other two sides of the space - the ceiling, and the floor. Of course, a room defining floor piece can often cost significantly more than that can of paint or awesome framed print. Like, a whole lot more.

Unless, of course, you take Holly's advice, and transform the whole space for a… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Kitchen of Amazing Awesomeness!

By: Capreek Oct 17, 2011

created at: 10/17/2011

You may think the title is an exaggeration, but folks, I swear it's not (it's also what the homeowner calls it and, frankly, I have to agree)!  So, are you ready to ditch this frightening 'before' and get on with the 'after' party of amazing awesomeness?!  Let's… Continue Reading

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Our Porch Floor Makeover: A Wagner EZ Tilt Paint Sprayer Review

By: Bruno Oct 13, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, the people at Wagner (they're based in nearby Plymouth, MN) sent me one of their new EZ Tilt Spray Painters (if you're looking for one, you can buy it here on Amaazon) to try out. We had been planning on re-painting our porch floor, so we decided to put it to the test and get a minor project out of the way at the same time. Read on to see how it went.The Wagner EZ Tilt paint sprayer … Continue Reading

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From Log to Luxe: A DIY Timber Bathroom Vanity

By: Capreek Oct 10, 2011

created at: 10/10/2011

So, what do you do with a giant piece of leftover, rough cut fir timber?  Turn it into a modern floating bathroom vanity, of… Continue Reading

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Dresser Makeover with Stickers!

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2011

Amy saw the potential in this Craigslist dresser and had to have it for her nursery. Some Benjamin Moore San Antonio Gray paint, white knobs and vinyl stickers later, it's not… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Mix 'n' Match Chair Bench!

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times??  Why, make a colorful chair bench, of… Continue Reading

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Magnificent Budget Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

From crown molding to beadboard to framed mirrors to adding a decorative edge to the side of the tub to re-doing the vinyl floor (for $10!), Diane tackled just about everythContinue Reading

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How to Paint Ceramic

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2011

created at: 09/29/2011

Lauryn says, yes, it IS possible to paint ceramics. Case in point: she found the less than appealing color brown teapot shown above at a thrift store. Her vision for it was a wee bit green. So she assembled her materials, which included rubbing alchohol, a paint brush, a lot of patience and Americanna Gloss Enamels paint by Decoart. Here's what it looks like… Continue Reading

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Dramatic Bistro Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

Isabella's kitchen was cramped and totally forgettable. With the help of designer Cameron MacNeil, it's now open and inviting with a contemporary bistro feel. Some of the makeover highlights include marble countertops, a drawer dishwasher, a… Continue Reading

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Bright and Airy Entry Hall Renovation

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

House & Home's senior design editor, Cameron Macneil shares his entry makeover in this week's H&H Online TV. However, the episode is loaded with other inspirational tips and images too, as H&H editors take us through their… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Fresh and Funky Bedroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

You might not believe it, but this dim, box-filled bedroom has the makings of a fresh and funky light-filled retreat.  Check out the 'after' to see what I… Continue Reading

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How to Make Over Your Faucets

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

I'm gonna believe Kristi when she tells us that it's actually possible to makeover our faucets. Although fairly involved, because of all the prep work, it seems pretty easy. Products she used were minimal and included 220 grit sandpaper, #000 steel wool, painters tape, Rust-Oleum automobile primer and Rust-oleum Universal Spray Paint (in my new favorite color) oil-rubbed bronze. Her original bathroom faucet is pictured above with just a hint of the prep to come. This is what it looks like… Continue Reading

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Cottage Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 15, 2011

created at: 09/15/2011

Way back in '09, Jennifer posted the most remarkable reveal of her Old Painted Cottage. Although the entire home was made over, we're going to look at the kitchen today. Talk about being a shadow of its former… Continue Reading

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