Before and After: A Worn, Dated Chair Gets a Bright and Colorful Makeover

By: Chrisjob Aug 22, 2013


My friend Britany has a hard time getting rid of things. She's not a hoarder by any means, and her home is actually quite clean and clutter-free. But it is full of beat up, hand-me-down pieces of furniture that she got in college. (And, though I wasn't there, likely weren't all that attractive when they were new). Case in point? This chair, in all its early 90s green-and-cranberry glory.Continue Reading

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Before and After: Unbelievable Pool-turned-Artist Studio

By: Capreek Aug 19, 2013

What do you do with a dilapidated indoor pool? Turn the whole space into a light-filled studio space, of course!       Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Photo Wall Clock

By: Capreek Aug 19, 2013

How hilarious/awesome are these DIY wall clocks?! This would be a fun project for kids or kids at heart. I mean, imagine all the possibilities!      Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Great-Looking and REAL Dorm Rooms

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2013

The problem with rounding up a bunch of images of great-looking dorm rooms is many on the interweb aren't real. I mean, they're real in that there are walls, windows, beds, bedding, etc. in the vignettes, but they don't look like most you'd see in the real world. For instance, take a look at this image courtesy of IKEA. Pretty, yes, but an actual dorm roomContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects Using Plumbing Pipe

By: Faith-towers Aug 15, 2013

Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with sinks. Here are ten of my favorite DIY projects using copper, galvanized and even PVC pipe.   

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DIY Dresser Drawer Wall Hanger

By: Capreek Aug 14, 2013

What do you do with a rogue dresser drawer? Take the front off and turn it into a stylish wall hanger, of course!     Continue Reading

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Petunia and Bistro Table Update--One Hailstorm Later

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2013

Time to update some summer projects. First is the leggy petunia problem. As you might remember, when we last left them, they were shorn down to about 2" stalks. After three weeks and a coupleContinue Reading

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Make It: Wood Block Photo Holder

By: Matt allison Aug 14, 2013

Wood Block Photo Holder

I stumbled across this product, while not strictly a DIY project, it's certainly DIYable. All you need are some wooden offcuts and a saw, choose your angle and cut a groove 70% of the way through, presto, instant photo block, perfect for showcasing your printing Instagrams.

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Make A Table Runner From Popsicle Sticks

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 14, 2013

Remember crafting with wooden popsicle sticks back in grade school? Well, guess what? The popsicle sticks are making a comeback. Read on to see how this classic craft medium gets a modern twist.      

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10 Cool DIY Decor Projects to Make with Cork!

By: Capreek Aug 12, 2013

From memo boards to clocks, cork can be used in a variety of stylish and functional ways in your decor! Here are ten ideas to get you started.      Continue Reading

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Outstanding Secretary Desk Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2013

Lindsay found this old secretary desk on Craigslist for $125. It looks like a quality piece of furniture. Someone may have even paid extra to have a wharf scene etched into the fold-down desk. All in all, it was prime for a makeover, andContinue Reading

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10 Tasteful Ways To Use Neon In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 08, 2013

As a kid growing up in the 80's, I most certainly did not use neon subtly. But now that it's 2013 and neon is back, it's important to use it sparingly. Here are ten ways to utilize these bright colors without overwhelming your space.   

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Before & After: A Rickety Coffee Table Becomes a Comfy Ottoman

By: Ciburbanity Aug 07, 2013

 A couple of months ago, I stumbled into this warehouse of discarded furniture and I grabbed this beat up, run down, wobbly and barely held together coffee table. $10 give or take. Great purchase, right? What...you don't see the potential? Well, it took me awhile too, but I got there eventually.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood

By: Matt allison Aug 07, 2013

10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood Plywood is inexpensive, easy to use and extremely versatile. I've rounded up several easy to make projects covering simple decor accents through attractive storage solutions. Many of them can be cut to size at your local hardware store, so even those with modest woodworking skills should be able to attempt them.

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How to: Strip Wooden Furniture and Give It a Freshly Painted Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 05, 2013

I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I swear I'll be better the next time.

Painting furniture is an easy and affordable way to give it a quick makeover, but after decades of facelifts, sometimes you gotta get rid of the paint and start as freshly as possible. This mini-dresser has been mine for an eternity, but now it's time to pass along to my daughter Eleanor for her new adopted bedroom on the 3rd floor.

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