How To: Make a Modern DIY Dining Table

By: Capreek Feb 25, 2014

We were on the hunt recently for a new dining table and, while we did find one we love, this DIY table is definitely up my alley! It's modern, rustic, and perfectly simple. Oh, and totally… Continue Reading

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Make It: Use Chicken Wire To Hang Airplants In A Lovely Way

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 12, 2014

Airplants have been on trend for a while and the thing I love about them is how unique-looking they are! These are the plants you always want on display, and what better way to do that than with this heart made of chicken wire?!? That's right. Chicken wire!  … Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 8 Ways to Decorate with Sheepskin Throws

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2014

Every time I'm at IKEA and I see a pile of those faux sheepskin throws, I invariably have to stop and 'pet' one, which leads me to want to buy one, which leads me to wonder what the heck I'd do with it once I brought it home, which leads me to NOT buy one because I'm not sure WHAT I'd do with it once I brought it home. Before my next trip to IKEA, I decided to go prepared and compile some inspiration to alleviate the turmoil. Surprisingly,… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple IKEA Shelf Gets A Paint Stick Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 31, 2014

There's not much I love more than a really good IKEA hack. This shelf is one that can be tackled in a weekend and the beauty lasts forever... or at least until you switch out the furniture.  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: How To Style a Nook in Your Dining Room

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 30, 2014

Our dining room area is probably one of the most neglected rooms of the house. I don't do a ton of entertaining, or cooking for that matter, so that's probably why it's gone undecorated for so long. The wall that the buffet is on was basically barren, so I gathered some leftover pieces from around the house and brought this little nook together. It's an easy mini makeover that you can recreate at home, using pieces you already have. Want to see how it turned… Continue Reading

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How To Turn a Pallet into a Jaw-Dropping Ottoman

By: Diy maven Jan 29, 2014

Friend, fellow blogger, and extraordinarily talented upholsterer, Shelly Lear (aka ModHomeEc Teacher) may describe her pallet turned ottoman as 'jaw-dropping' to grab our attention, but the expression is so very apt, I had to use it too. Yes, she used one of the actual pallets on the pile pictured above and turned it into the item… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun Ways To Decorate A Non-Working Fireplace

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2014

I see these all the time around Boston: beautiful fireplaces that don't work. Maybe your landlord doesn't allow it, or maybe there's a fire safety issue. Or perhaps yours does work, but you're just looking for a decorative idea for the warmer months. Whatever the case may be, there are lots of fun ways to decorate this coveted area of your home. Here… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern DIY Candle Holders Using Plastic Cups

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2014

The fine folks at A Beautiful Mess have done it again: given me a "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moment with this super simple candle holder… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Modern 3D Starburst Wall Art

By: Capreek Jan 20, 2014

Gilded sea urchins, 3D starbursts, Mid-Century-inspired/Sputnik-esque wall art: whatever you want to call these there's no denying that they're an awesome way to add some pizzazz to your walls for… Continue Reading

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IKEA Karlstad Sofa Goes Mid-Century Modern (Thanks to Tufting)

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2014

Lara loves tufted sofas; she's also cheap. (Her words, not mine.) Enter IKEA's Karlstad sofa, which has a great shape but, alas, no buttons. One very informative blog post later, Lara tells how… Continue Reading

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Take a Tour: Jennifer's Bright and Modern Colorado Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 08, 2014

Sometimes, when I'm online, I'll scour the web for perfectly designed homes. Okay. I do it all the time. My head almost exploded from all the beauty that is this gorgeous home in Fort Collins, Colorado. You HAVE to take a look.      

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Roundup: 15 DIY Ideas to Get the Party (Decor) Started

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 20, 2013

This year, throwing a holiday party is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with this festive roundup of 15 holiday party decor ideas. If you're hosting a party this weekend, before Christmas comes next week, you may want to take note. There are plenty of DIY ideas to get your mind racing with party and decor inspiration. Ready to… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Awesome Railway Car Living Room Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 19, 2013

I've seen a lot of room makeovers over the years, but there aren't many that I willing to pack my bags for. This makeover however is definitely one that I would up and move for, in a… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Wooden Dolls Inspired by Alexander Girard

By: Capreek Dec 18, 2013

I've long coveted the wooden dolls designed by Alexander Girard, but at $180 a pop, they remain firmly on my wishlist. This DIY version, though, follows a similarly whimsical aesthetic, but at a fraction of the cost is better suited for actual play (rather than as precious objects displayed out of hand's… Continue Reading

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Before and After: DIY Dollhouse IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2013

This DIY dollhouse would make a fun (and affordable) gift idea for the little ones in your life! All you need is a nightstand from IKEA...  … Continue Reading

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