How To: Make Easy Large-Scale Optical Illusion Art with Paper

By: Jeran Sep 22, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I love adding large-scale statement pieces to my home, especially when it comes to art.  It instantly upgrades the space and pulls together a room effortlessly. So, when I spotted this gorgeous rug at Anthropologie, I decided I'd recreate the pattern in the form of a budget-friendly, large-scale art print. All you'll need is a large frame and a few sheets of colored card stock.         

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Tip: Four Favorite Go-To Sources for Interior Inspiration

By: Jennifer farley Sep 22, 2015
Things to Guide your Interiors

It's easy to "pin" the interiors you like on Pinterest, yet when it comes to getting started ... many of us are paralyzed. Here are four sources of inspiration and guidance that can not only provide a starting place for your interior decor but also help make your space feel pulled together and cohesive.Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Affordable Design Trends For Your Home

By: Jennifer farley Sep 21, 2015
10 Affordable Design Trends

Interior design trends can be overwhelming because they seem to be constantly changing and are often labeled as too expensive.  Today I want to share with you 10 interior design trends that I believe will not only be around for a while, but are also surprisingly affordable.    Continue Reading

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How To: Make Ceramic Hand Dishes

By: Diy maven Sep 16, 2015
Photo: My Poppet Makes

Although the maker of these MCM hand dishes (Cintia) identifies them as a "kids craft," the idea and technique is appropriate for any age. Although, preserving the size and shape of a kid's hand in such a way is about the coolest childhood memento ever. I've just started experimenting with air dry clay, which this project utilizes, andContinue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 11 Affordable Online Fabric Sources

By: Faith-towers Sep 08, 2015
Shopping: 11 Affordable Online Fabric Sources
Photo: Smashed Peas & Carrots

If you love to sew, you know that fabric can be prohibitively expensive. But here's some good news - there are inexpensive options out there, you just have to know where to find them. And that's where we come in. Here are 11 of our favorite affordable fabric websites.   

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Roundup: 15 Must-Try No-Sew Home Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 01, 2015

For those who can't sew or for those who just don't feel like it, these 15 no-sew decor projects are must-tries. From windows to floors and everything in between, there's somethingContinue Reading

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How to: Make These Simple + Stylish DIY Geometric Pillows

By: Jeran Aug 18, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I can't get enough of graphic grid patterns.  It's a clean, less busy version of plaid. Add a grid pattern to a space, and it instantly seems modern and current. I few months ago I hand drew an entire wall in a grid pattern. Ever since, I've been on the hunt for all for more grid patterns to add to my home. These bold pillows in a classic black and white grid are sure to stand out in any space.

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Before and After: Funky 60's Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2015

Photo: Little Vintage Cottage

Tania picked up this funky 1960's lamp at Goodwill for $2.99. Her original intention was giving it a makeover and then selling it. Only the first part happened. The second part didn't because she fell in love with it and decided to keep it for herself. As far as the brown and orange color may love itContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Candle Holder with Copper and Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 10, 2015
Photo: Historias de Casa

If you have a free hour to two over the weekend, check out this DIY project for a Scandinavian inspired candle holder made of wood and copper.

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Shopping Guide: Affordable + Modern Patio Furniture You'll Actually Want In Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Jul 02, 2015
Shopping Guide: Affordable + Modern Patio Furniture You'll Actually Want In Your Backyard
Photo: IKEA

It's easy to find cool patio furniture - but it will usually cost you a pretty penny. And most of the affordable pieces are just plain ugly. But we were sure that there must be some chic and affordable dining sets out there, so we set out to find them. And now we're sharing our findings with you!   

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Easy DIY Leather And Brass Hanging Planter

By: Faith-towers Jun 30, 2015
Make your own leather and brass hanging planter!
Photo: Vintage Revivals

Hanging plants from the ceiling can be a great solution for those of us without a ton of space, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a stylish planter. Well search no more, because we've found a super chic one that you can make yourself.   

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5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

By: Faith-towers Jun 22, 2015

First impressions are important. The exterior of your home is the first thing a person sees when they visit your home, and the last thing they see when they leave. These 5 easy tips will have the outside of your home in excellent shape in no time.   

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From Crayola to Decor: 16 Colorful Front Doors

By: Diy maven Jun 19, 2015

We’re taking a cue from Crayola today for this roundup! Sixteen entry doors in 16 different colors all represented in a 16 pack of our favorite box of crayons. Here's a screenshot of said colors courtesyContinue Reading

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Get Ready for Summer with these 13 Backyard BBQ Essentials

By: Jeran Jun 09, 2015

Tis the season for dining outside.  But, let's break away from the classic red and white gingham and try a new, more modern color palette. I've found 13 Backyard BBQ Essentials that are sure to refresh your look.  Subtle color and retro shapes will keep your loving these items for years to come.  

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Before and After: Combo Kitchen and Dining Room Gets a Stylish Facelift

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 04, 2015
Photo: Amber Interiors

This before and after kitchen makeover is a jaw-dropper. The layout remained the same, but the transformation is still a big one. Click through to see what I mean.

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

By: Hellolidy Jun 03, 2015

DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

Ever since we moved into our new home, I've been itching to find another great coffee table for our living room. I absolutely love our reclaimed wood coffee table that we currently have, but I wanted to switch things up a bit and try something new.  After doing a lot of online shopping I found that everything was either a bit more than I was willing to spend or not quite the right shape or size for our space. So, we came up with our very own design, a mid-century modern-inspired boomerang table! 

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Get Botanical with this DIY Tropical Leaf Pillow

By: Jeran May 20, 2015

I'm craving the tropics lately, after making this fun tropical leaf tablecloth. And now, I'm finding other ways to repeat this pattern in my home, like this tropical DIY pillow idea. It's really easy to make, requires very simple sewing, and you'll only need a few supplies from the fabric store. Bonus: It's an organic shape, which is a nice balance amongst the sea of square or rectangular pillows that are so common.  Want to make your own?


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The "Ugliest House Ever" Gets a Needed Makeover

By: Diy maven May 18, 2015

Photo: HGTV

Sara and Charlie's Nashville house may not actually have been the "ugliest house ever",  but it was certainly at the top of the goofy list, and it DID need a makeover. The remarkable part of this story isn't even how lovely their home looks "after." Really! The astonishing part isContinue Reading

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Make This: Super Easy DIY Hanging Plant Wall

By: Hellolidy May 12, 2015
DIY Modern Wire Plant Hanger

Our basement family room was recently given a much needed makeover! The space was totally out of date, dark and uninviting. I started with giving the walls a fresh coat of white paint and brought in some new pieces for the room. Still, the space was asking for something a little more modern and one-of-a-kind.  Since I love plants SO much and I try to have one in every room possible, I created a fun this super simple plant wall to show off my little green collection and add some serious life to the space! Continue Reading

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Before and After: How to Transform a Rusty Metal Cabinet to a Modern Statement Piece

By: Jeran May 06, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

Okay, confession time.  I have a lot of random junk in my garage.  I love to thrift, so when I come across furniture that has "potential", I buy it and save it for a rainy day.  This ugly little metal drawer cabinet has been in my garage for a couple years now collecting dust.  I bought it at the Pasadena Flea Market and paid about $20 for it.  It was very rusty and had a lot of holes and chipped layers of paint.      

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