How To: Make a Modern Concrete Desk from Scratch

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 31, 2015
Photo: The Home Depot Blog

Before you head out for the weekend, here's one last DIY to try. Make a concrete desk from scratch to bring a more modern look into your office.

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Roundup: Cool Backyard Projects Using Cinder Blocks, Pavers, and Concrete

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2015

In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projectsContinue Reading

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How to: Simple and Modern DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

By: Hellolidy Jul 23, 2015
DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame! 

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Make It: DIY Concrete Succulent Planter

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2015
Photo: homedit

If you've never mixed up concrete, poured it into a mold, let it cure, and popped it out of said mold, you haven't lived. Well, you haven't lived life as a self-actualized DIY fanatic yet. Cuz working with concrete is fun, son. And it reallyContinue Reading

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GENIUS: Deceptively Simple DIY Birch Tree Art

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The secret behind creating this collection of birch trees is...what for it....an old credit card. When you see how Alexis uses the credit card you just might agree that it's kinda genius. Not only is the project deceptively simpleContinue 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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How to: DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

By: Hellolidy Jul 09, 2015
DIY Hanging Planter Shelf

I love summer - it's my favorite season! Says everyone, I'm sure.  But here in Canada, I really mean it!! When you come from a country that has winter almost eight  months out of the year, you don't take one second of summer for granted. Which is why I'm obsessed with filling my house with fresh plants to bring that summery vibe indoors and to also carry me through those cold winters! And this DIY hanging shelf project is a really fun way to display those plants! Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Embroidery Hoop Plant Hanger

By: Diy maven Jul 08, 2015
Photo: Northstory

Alex has an admitted embroidery hoop addiction. But she doesn't embroider. What's a crafty maven to do? Use the hoops to make stuff. In this case, a hanging planter. Putting one together couldn'tContinue Reading

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How to: DIY Minimalist Wire Mesh Shelf

By: Hellolidy Jun 23, 2015
DIY Wire Mesh Shelf

I feel like I am always low on storage and organizational pieces, especially ones that look great in my home. This week, we decided to try and combat some of the piles we have going on and came up with these stylish, but practical, DIY wire mesh shelves! 

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How to: Make a Glowing Table and Shelves

By: Diy maven Jun 23, 2015
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Oh. My. Goodness. A glowing table. I mean, seriously, how cool is that? The process might seem daunting, but it sounds like it's pretty easy. This particular table was made out of a piece of Pecky Cypress, but any species with voids (the more the better!) could work too. The glowing bit comes from clear casting resinContinue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Bent Plywood Light Fixture

By: Hellolidy Jun 17, 2015
DIY Molded Plywood Light Fixture

Lighting is one my favorite things to DIY because the possibilities are endless, and experimenting with different materials and techniques never disappoints! Thoughtful lighting really helps elevate any room to the next level, bringing it outside the box and avoid the generic "there's a lamp" feeling. It's functional art, which is what I love about this molded plywood light fixture and its sculptural design! 

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DIY Modern Floor Lamp; Better Than The Original?

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2015
Photo: Land of Nod

Land of Nod's Hemisphere's Floor Lamp ($150) was Ashley's inspiration to create a $25 version that, personally, I like better than the original. But, then again, I'm a sucker forContinue Reading

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How To: Frame Textiles on a Budget

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 12, 2015
Photo: Yellow Brick Home

Have a large textile with an interesting pattern or print? Instead of tossing it over the back of the couch, turn it into a work of art with this tutorial for framing textiles on a budget.

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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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Make It: DIY Reversible Typographic Artwork

By: Jeran Jun 08, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I love changing my decor, I'm not talking about replacing all the furniture, just switching up the accessories. Usually my home decor stays more on the neutral side of things. But, this summer, I'm wanting more and more color in my life and home. I may have commitment issues though, so I made this cute reversible 'HI" shelf sign. Now, when I'm tired of color, I can flip these around and go back to my usual boring neutral self.  

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Weekend Project: Modern DIY Bud Vases Using Plaster

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 15, 2015
Photo: For the Makers

Looking for a simple project idea for your weekend? How about a modern bud vase that's on trend and budget-friendly. 

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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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From Fail to Fabulous, A Tile Nightmare!

By: Diy maven May 11, 2015

Photo: Live Love DIY

Virginia and her hubby Jesse decided to transform their 1970's basement family room into a bright, relaxing getaway. But they started out on a really unfortunate footing, which was on  'poop brown' tile. They plunked down $1000 on the stuff that wasn't returnable. So Jesse spent two weeks installing the it, while Virginia silently freaked outContinue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Doormat with Rope

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 07, 2015
Photo: Design Sponge

Have you seen those coiled rugs, made popular by Armadillo & Co, that have been trending lately? They're really beautiful, but (unfortunately) out of budget for many. Luckily, there is a small-scale DIY option inspired by this trend that is completely budget-friendly and easy to make: a coiled rope DIY doormat. Want to give it a try?

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Before and After: An Unbelievable Modern Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek May 04, 2015
via Design Milk

Well... THIS might be one of the most impressive* bathroom makeovers I've ever seen. While the original bathroom wasn't horrible, exactly, it certainly did not match the modern-meets-natural aesthetic of the homeowner.     Continue Reading

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