Make It: DIY Minimalist Raised Planter

By: Capreek Mar 24, 2015
MonstersCircus

Just when I think I've seen every DIY planter idea in existence, someone comes along with an idea that completely shakes things up.     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Copper & Wood Hanging Light Fixture

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 20, 2015
diy hanging wood and copper light fixture
photo: Vintage Revivals

I don't have anything to say except that I love this lighting installation and my bedroom needs one like it asap! I'm willing to hone my woodworking skills to make one!      

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Get Crafty: 10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf

By: Faith-towers Mar 05, 2015
10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf
Photo: Flax & Twine

My obsession with gold only gets more severe as time goes on, and judging by my Pinterest feed, lots of other people feel the same way. I use gold paint quite often, but rarely gold leaf... so I thought I'd highlight some great (and easy) projects using this unique material.   

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11 DIY Ways to Contain Your Clutter Without Compromising Your Style

By: Brittni mehlhoff Mar 05, 2015

I am always looking for ways to contain the clutter that builds up daily around the house. And if you are too, this roundup is for you. These clever DIY solutions will not only help you contain the clutter, they'll also look mighty good in the process. Here are 11 cool looking DIY ways to keep your clutter to a minimum without compromising on style.   

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Weekend Project: Amazing Mid-Century Side Table with Hidden Storage

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 27, 2015
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

I've seen a whole lot of side table projects, but this? Well, it takes the cake, literally. Believe it or not, a metal cake pan is the key ingredient in this DIY mid-century side table. Curious to see how it turned out?    

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Roundup: 6 DIY Desert Plant Projects For The Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 27, 2015
6 DIY Desert Plant Projects For The Home
photo: Calypte Collection

February is basically over. And once that happens, I tend to have what I call "Summer Tunnel Vision". All things Summer. All the time. With the warmth, comes all sorts of fun plant projects. Desert plants like Succulents, Air Plants, and Cacti are the mascots of Summer. Here are a few DIY projects that I think would be fun to make!     

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10 Easy Ways To Add Copper To Your Home

By: Faith-towers Feb 26, 2015
10 Easy Ways To Add Copper To Your Home
Photo: Remodelista

The copper trend is still going strong, and with good reason... it's a warm alternative to silver tone or stainless steel that has been popular for so long. And there are some easy ways to incorporate the material into your space without spending a ton of time or money. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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How-To: Copper Pipe Light Fixture

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 20, 2015
DIY Copper Pipe Light FIxture
by The Gathered Home

Renters rejoice-- there's an affordable way to replace generic light fixtures! You no longer have to settle for boring fixtures because The Gathered Home shared a tutorial that looks like a million bucks, but that costs way less. And although there's a bit of geometry involved, the end result is chic and oh-so-worth it. Here's to dusting off our rulers this weekend, making something beautiful, and impressing our high school teachers in the process. Continue Reading

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How To: Create Built-In Industrial Shelving

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 18, 2015
DIY Built-In Shelving
by Dream Green DIY

In all my years of making, I never considered building my own shelving before. I always thought the process would be more than I wanted, or worse case scenario, it would collapse all together. That was of course until saw this awesome tutorial by Dream Green DIY. As it turns out, if you can hang something level (if you can't they make tools for this), you can totally make this project!   

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Roundup: 10 Last Minute DIY Gifts Perfect For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Feb 12, 2015
10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Photo: Thistlewood Farms

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but have no fear my fellow procrastinators - there's still time to make something fantastic for your loved ones. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite last minute DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas.   

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How To: Turn a Wire Planter Basket into a Glitzy Chandelier

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2015
Photo: hammer and heals

Amanda saw a coconut-lined planter and thought, "Chandelier." What?? Yup. The DIY chandelier is used to camouflage a builder-grade ceiling light fixture in her house. Materials she used, besides the basket, included some metallic silver spray paint, about 24 feet of decorative crystal garland,Continue Reading

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10 Eye-Catching, Modern Stainless Steel Mailboxes

By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2015

I live in a neighborhood of curbside mailboxes. They pretty much all look alike. As a matter of fact, some of the newer enclaves of homes have the exact same mailboxes. Esthetically, they look nice. As for personality, they have none. This is not the case for these 10 stainless steelContinue Reading

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How-To: Copper Frames

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 28, 2015
DIY Copper Frame
by A Joyful Riot

I know copper has been on trend lately (and I'm not complaining!), but there's something about these diy copper frames that feel so fresh and unique. Perhaps it's their coloring or fun shape, but I'm in love! You can even build these to fit those irregular/oversized sized prints, so pull that stack you've been hiding out from the closet asap. Because couldn't all walls use a bit more metallic?Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Brass Pendant Light + WIN A KINDLE!

By: Alicia Jan 24, 2015
DIY geometric brass pendant


This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!

Ok, on to the DIY: 

To create your own DIY brass tubing pendant light, here's what you'll need:

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12 Online Sources for Mid-Century Modern Hairpin Table Legs

By: Capreek Jan 22, 2015
Modarch Supply

With all the inspiration available these days, it's easier than ever to find a totally do-able DIY table project. From console tables to coffee tables to dining tables, it seems these projects all have one common denominator: hairpin legs. But where to buy hairpin legs? How much are they? Do they come in different sizes? Styles? Colors? Wonder no more, folks. We've scoured the internet and rounded up 12 sources for quality hairpin legs!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Industrial Firewood Holder

By: Capreek Jan 15, 2015
Photo: The Cavender Diary

A quick trip to your local hardware store and a few basic and inexpensive materials are all you need to make your own industrial-style firewood holder!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever and Unique DIY Wall Hook Projects

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2015
Photo: Kara Paslay Designs

Between all the coats, scarves, bags, and who knows what else, it seems like this time of year I'm always running out of space to hang stuff. If you've found yourself in a similar predicament, or just want some wall-mounted storage in your entryway, check out these 10 creative DIY wall hook ideas!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Creative DIY Jewelry Display Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 30, 2014
10 Creative DIY Jewelry Display Ideas

This time of year, I'm all about organization (along with most of the rest of the world). And my costume jewelry collection is probably the area that needs the most help. So I went digging for some fun DIY projects to get myself organized. Here's what I found.   

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How To: Turn an Aluminum Baseball Bat into a Modern Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 29, 2014

I have to be honest: never in a million years would I have looked at an aluminum baseball bat and thought "Hey, that would make an awesome light!". But, someone did and you know what? They were right!     Continue Reading

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