Pictorial: How To Make a Moss Bathmat

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2014

I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of a moss bathmat. I mean, seriously, how long would moss (or grass) set in a foam substrate live in indoors in a bathroom? But be that as it may, it looks really cool. The… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Crawl Space Turned Bed Nook

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2014

Most people think of potential storage space when they think of crawl space. Not the owners of the home with the second-story pictured above. They decided to take out the wall, open up the three-foot deep crawlspace andtuck a bed in it. Adding striking white tongue and groove and removing the window air conditioner brighten things up considerably. They also added a curtain between the bed and the working space to delineate the owners'Continue Reading

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Make It: Quilted Modern Art

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2014

There's nothing 'granny' about Mandi's big, DIY, quilted modern art. I love the juxtaposition of hard graphic lines and the quintessential softness of quilted material. (There goes my vocabulary budget for the day.) The… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Beautiful Kitchens That Will Inspire You To Get Organized

By: Faith-towers Jul 17, 2014

10 Beautifully Organized Kitchens

When I removed the doors on some of my upper cabinets a year ago, I arranged all the dishes perfectly so they were separated into tidy piles. It really opened up the space, and motivated me to be more orderly. Here are ten beautiful kitchens that will inspire you to get organized… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Beautifully Designed Tiny Homes and Apartments

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2014

Wanna tax your design skills? Move into a tiny space and see what happens. Already in a tiny space? Then you know all  the challenges designing such a space entails. It's also why you might be much better at being organized than your McMansion counterparts. You need to be tidy if you want to maximize your space! Much as the occupants of these postage stamp places who have perfected tiny living that enables them to live large.

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Roundup: Our Favorite DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

By: Matt allison Jul 14, 2014

Roundup: DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

I've round up a couple ideas to add a little flair to your entryways. Some double as holdalls, others are great for making a statement like over sized cross stitch pieces and DIY marque lights, but each adds a unique, signature… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Ways to Keep your Office Organized

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 10, 2014

The struggle to keep your office organized can feel like a real chore. Paperwork piles up, pens and pencils are nowhere to be found when you need them, etc. With some easy DIY solutions, though, you can get your office organized over the weekend, or even in an afternoon. All you need are a few clever organization ideas to get you get started and I have that part covered. Here are 12 DIY ways to get your office organized and keep it that… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Clever (and Beautiful) Media Organization Solutions

By: Faith-towers Jul 08, 2014

Media Organization Solutions

Sure, you can throw your DVDs on a shelf in no particular order. Or you can pile your magazines messily on the coffee table. Or you could take a few extra minutes to organize your media in a more inspired way. Here are ten clever ideas that will get your organizational juices… Continue Reading

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three… 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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How To: Make Mod Solar Lamps for the Garden

By: Diy maven Jun 25, 2014

My girl Shelly never ceases to amaze me. Usually my amazement stems from her fabulous upholstery projects, but, in this case, it comes from inflatable balls and string. This particular project started with DIYContinue 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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Eye Candy: 15 Amazing Backyards to Get You Inspired this Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 10, 2014

June and July are pretty popular months for taking the party outdoors and enjoying the weather with a barbecue. Unfortunately, many backyards are in need of a little TLC before you start inviting friends over though. So, if your backyard is in need of a rescue before July 4th comes around, I have a roundup of backyard eye candy that will be the perfect inspiration for your outdoor oasis. Here are 15 amazing backyards to check out before you tackle this summer's outdoor… Continue Reading

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DIY Inspiration: Wine Bottle Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Jun 04, 2014

Got a band or jig saw and a hole saw or a big old Forstner bit & drill? Then you have just about everything you need to make a replica of the Dvinus coffee table. Available through Ciclus, the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Succulent Wall Art

By: Matt allison Jun 04, 2014

DIY Succulent Wall Art

I'm a sucker for succulents and air plants. They are largely inexpensive, come in all shapes, sizes, colors and easy to grow, always a winning… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Floor to Ceiling Built-In Shelves

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 03, 2014

Make your own floor to ceiling built-ins, complete with plenty of shelves and storage, with this tutorial from Smitten… 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: DIY Leather Camera Strap for Father's Day

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 02, 2014

Need a DIY gift idea for Father's Day? Try this easy, leather camera strap. And make one for yourself too, while you're… Continue Reading

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How-To Roundup: 10 DIY Roller Shade Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 29, 2014

DIYers have been making over inexpensive roller shades for some time now. These projects, however, are some of the most successful transformations out there. Using fabric, paint, paper, and, in one case, a paperContinue Reading

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Make It: Turn a Standard Mirror into a Statement with this Braided Mirror DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 29, 2014

I recently bought a few small mirrors at a thrift store for $2 a piece. They had a couple of marks on them, but were otherwise in pretty decent condition. They were too plain to just hang straight on the wall though. So I started playing around with a couple of ideas, and landed on this one for a braided mirror upgrade. It's a really inexpensive way to dress up a plain mirror and can be removed easily, if you decide you want your plain jane mirror back. Here's how to make your… Continue Reading

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