Before and After: $1500 Turquoise Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2015

Photo: Dans le Townhouse

I'm guessing Tanya's wicked awesome Pyrex collection had more than a little influence on her choice of colors when it came to her budget kitchen remodel. She and her handy husband painted the lower cabinets and removed the uppers altogether. A new DIY countertopContinue Reading

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Make It: Nail-Polish Pots

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2015

Science, son, is the success behind this project--probably something about the density in the solvent in the polish in relation to the other ingredients in the polish--but who cares? It works! And the resultsContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: How to Make Folded Paper Polyhedron Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2014
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I don't usually gush over stuff I make, but I am adoring my entry in Curbly's inaugural Ornament Challenge. Although the resulting polyhedrons might look complicated to fold, they're incredibly easy. And the cherry on top? They require minimal supplies to make. HereContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an IKEA Dining Chair Into a Fornasetti Work of Art

By: Diy maven Dec 10, 2014

Even if you're not a fan of Fornasetti, the technique Mark Montano uses to turn an inexpensive IKEA dining chair into a work of art is more than kinda brilliant. First, he shot the chair withContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornaments Challenge: DIY Painted Veneer Ornaments

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 09, 2014

Last time I was at my local wood working store, I picked up some long pieces of maple veneer, thinking I'd use it somehow during the holidays. At the time I had no idea how I'd use it, but once the Curbly Ornament Challenge rolled around, I realized this material would be perfect for making easy holiday ornaments. Here's what I ended up with.   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Clean & Modern Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 05, 2014

modern xmas tree wall hanging

Well, I've found another must-make project to add to my already full list this holiday season! This Christmas tree wall hanging is the perfect way to add a little holiday festiveness without going crazy. If you like to keep it modern and simple, it's for you too!     

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Decor Disputes: Pantone v. Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year Smackdown!

By: Diy maven Dec 05, 2014

We knew this was coming.... Pantone announced its color of the year just days after Sherwin-Williams unveiled their pick. We explored S-W's choice, Coral Reef, earlier this week that included images that proved it lived up to its descriptors "versatile, carefree, and cheerful." Now enter into the ring Pantone's pick: Marsala. It's described by Pantone asContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Leather Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 03, 2014

If you have a poorly-lit nook or corner that you'd like to get more use out of, this pendant light project is for you!     Continue Reading

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Coral Reef...The IT Color of 2015?

By: Diy maven Dec 02, 2014

Whether we like it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. And Sherwin-Williams just jumped into the Color of the Year Game with...wait for it...Coral Reef. Before you judge the color, keep in mind S-W's description of it, which includes adjectives such as versatile, carefree, and cheerful. Sounds lovely, right? Now let's see how it looksContinue Reading

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Before and After: Plain Dresser Becomes Chic Mid-Century Modern Piece

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 21, 2014

dresser makeoverWhen it comes to refinishing furniture, I would sometimes rather paint than stain. It seems like the lesser of two evils, but I may have to change my tune after seeing how great this dresser looked using the two methods!     

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How to Incorporate 50's Style into a Traditional Kitchen

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2014

Found a great article over on Laurie March's The House Counselor in which answers a reader's question "Is a Retro Kitchen a No-No?" Laurie's short answer is "no," but what grabbed my attention is her advice for adding 50's style to traditional kitchens in a way that calm the fears of those who just can't get past the "I will alienate future potential buyers if I go full-on 50's" worry. Her examplesContinue Reading

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Make It: Geometric Painted Rug

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 18, 2014
DIY Geometric IKEA Rug
Photo: Sally MacNicholas

No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!      

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Table Numbers

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2014

Hosting a big group for Thanksgiving this year? Add a homey touch with these modern DIY house number table markers.      Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Master Bedroom Gets an Eclectic, Mid-Century Inspired Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 03, 2014

This master bedroom, while clean and perfectly functional, is completely devoid of any personality or drama, the exact opposite of the stylish, risk-taking homeowners that call this space theirs. Tired of retiring to a bedroom that just didn't match her taste, Erin from Suburban Bitches gave this boring room a much-needed dose of style and personality -- on a budget! Read on to get the scoop on this unique master bedroom makeover.     Continue Reading

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