How To: Turn a Ceramic Cup into a DIY Wind Chime

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2014

A quick scan of just about any thrift store, estate sale, or yard sale will reveal an abundance of interesting ceramic vessels: mugs, vases, pottery, and more. Take advantage of these affordable pieces and turn them into simple or striking (or simply striking) outdoor wind… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Industrial-Modern Bookcase

By: Capreek Jul 22, 2014

With a few hardware store materials and four hours of your time, you can make a stylish, industrial-modern bookshelf for under… Continue Reading

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10 Brilliant Non-Closet Clothing Storage Solutions You Can Make Yourself

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2014

Older homes, apartments, student housing: these spaces tend to have tiny, tiny closets -- if any at all. If your closet situation is a bit on the dire side, we've rounded up 10 clever DIY clothing storage projects that you can tackle in one afternoon or… 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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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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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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Make It: DIY Picnic Box

By: Matt allison Jun 11, 2014

DIY Picnic Box

Try your hand at this simple picnic box. All it takes is a little plywood, dowels and copper pipe. Paint it or leave it raw, then pack your sandwiches and hit the… Continue Reading

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How To: Build a Copper Water Feature

By: Diy maven Jun 03, 2014

Take your love of copper to a new level with this gorgeous copper water feature. It is NOT for the beginner. And, it's not inexpensive (approximately $500-$1000), but what a feat if you can pull it off! As featured on the the DIY Network's YardContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Steel Fire Pit

By: Capreek Jun 02, 2014

Okay, can we all take a moment to consider that it is already June? JUNE. I don't know how that happened, but I do know that it means s'more season is upon us! If you're looking for a modern fire pit to add to your outdoor arsenal this season, read… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Wool Bench -- From Scratch!

By: Capreek May 29, 2014

Benches. They're just so dang handy, ya know? In mudrooms, dining rooms, entryways, or even outdoors they're always there for you when you need a little extra seating. In the case of this DIY version, they're even dressed for the occasion, too!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Wood and Brass Welcome Mat

By: Capreek May 12, 2014

We've seen a fair amount of cool DIY doormats around these parts, but this redwood and brass version is downright… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Beaded Cage Light

By: Matt allison May 07, 2014

DIY Beaded Cage Light

I love how this cheap cage light gets a 'Nordic' make-over. Detailed instructions and a step-by-step guide can be found at the link… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Typographical Thumbtack Art

By: Diy maven May 06, 2014

One thumbtack is forgettable. 700 thumbtacks are fabulous. At least the way Virginia arranged them. She started with a 12" x 12" canvas onto which sheContinue Reading

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IKEA Arm Chair Gets Opulent Copper Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2014

With a can of copper spray paint and some fabric trim, Kata gave a Villstad chair a personality makeover. Before it was dark and more than a little sad. After, it's all smiles and opulence. Now for the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stool Makeover

By: Matt allison Apr 23, 2014

DIY Stool Makeover

What a neat, inexpensive makeover! Watch as the ladies from The Merry Thought makeover this $1 rummage sale buy. If you're not as lucky to find one Ikea have similar stools for $5, then using their tips and instructions get to work on customizing your own.

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Make It: DIY Minimalist Copper Air Plant Holders

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2014

Copper is a huge trend in DIY decor right now, as are those hardy little air plants you see everywhere. But what happens when you combine the two?! These awesomely minimal DIY copper air plant vases, that's… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Brass Arrow Light

By: Capreek Apr 09, 2014

I spotted this AMAZING arrow light this morning and knew I had to share it as soon as possible! I mean, it's basically the coolest/most unique DIY light I've seen in a little while and I couldn't deprive you, dear reader,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Wood and Copper Pipe Dining Table

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2014

Last week, we shared 10 amazing DIY projects that used copper, aka the hot material of the moment. If those projects were on too small of a scale for you, consider trying your hand at this DIY dining room table. I mean, go big or go home,… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Filing Cabinet turned Brilliant Garage Storage Station

By: Capreek Apr 07, 2014

This makeover is one of the most clever repurposing projects I've seen -- and I've seen a lot!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: Space-Saving Kitchen Storage Hack for Under $10

By: Capreek Apr 07, 2014

If you've spent much time on Curbly or Pinterest, chances are you've seen a similar storage idea floating around. Usually it's in the context of a craft room, but I love the idea of creating under-cabinet jar storage in the kitchen like Chelsey from The Paper Mama has done… Continue Reading

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