DIY Slipcover Tips and Tricks

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2015
Photo: Brooklyn Berry Designs

Next time we attempt to sew a slipcover, we should skip the pins and use a run-of-the-mill stapler instead. If that sounds weird, it isn't when Brooke explains the benefits. (And, no, we don't just leave them in there.) That's justContinue Reading

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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly 70s TV Stand Gets a New Life as a Modern Bar Cart

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2015
Sarah Eddy

There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Memorable Room Makeovers for Under $1000

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2015

The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading

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Make It: Affordable & Modern Table With Hairpin Legs

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 08, 2015
diy hairpin leg coffee table
photo: Jaymee Srp

Hairpin legs have really crept up the trend ladder these last two years. I love them myself. They're an excellent way to dip your toes into mid-century modern design without giving in fully to the look. This coffee table is a great DIY project for someone wanting to give hairpin legs a try!      

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Before and After: Colorful Bar Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2015

Photo: Tattooed Martha

Sasha, aka Tattooed Martha, found the cart pictured above at Goodwill, and although it looks like it was in pretty good condition, its lack of personality just wasn't cutting it. So, Sasha busted out the Krylon and started blasting. Her choice of colors--Sea GlassContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Basic Dresser Gets A Silver Leaf Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 01, 2015
diy silver leaf vanity
Photo: Live Love DIY

It's Budget Decor Month! To kick things off, here's a simple way to give a piece of furniture a ridiculously glamorous (in a good way!) face lift! The end result of this vanity is just stunning!     

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Before and After: 1-Day Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn'tContinue Reading

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Get Organized! 10 Free Printables To Help You Get Your Home In Order

By: Faith-towers Mar 23, 2015
Free Organization Printable
Photo: Squirrelly Minds

It's almost spring here in the northeast, and with the new season always comes a desire to do some deep cleaning and organization (for me anyways). So I thought I'd share some of my favorite free printables that will help you organize your space and make sure that it's in tip top shape for spring.   

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers

By: Faith-towers Mar 17, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers
Photo: Hometalk

Store-bought boxes and bins can be prohibitively expensive if you're trying to get organized on a budget, but that's no excuse - there are plenty of DIY storage container projects that won't break the bank (and they're pretty, too!). Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Roundup: Spring Organization Ideas for the Garage and Basement That ADD Space

By: Diy maven Mar 17, 2015

It's springtime, and that means it's time to sweep out and organize the garage and basement. The sweeping part is easy. The organizing part? That can be a little tricky when you lack space. In this roundup of organization ideas we've put together ideas and how-tos that will actually add space to ourContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Empty Dining Room Gets A Big Dose Of Personality

By: Faith-towers Mar 16, 2015

Before: An Empty Dining Room
Photo: Emily Knecht

The dining room, the space in the center of the photo above, was bare and plain with a box-like feel and zero personality. But with just a few simple changes, the new space has character galore. Click through to see the gorgeous final result.   

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Make It: Rolling Side Tables From A Tree Stump

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 12, 2015
DIY Stump Sidetable
photo: Atilio

Okay. After seeing this tutorial, I'm heading to my local lumber yard this weekend. I'm going to need about 6 of these logs-turned-side-tables if it's this easy to make them!      

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Make It: Super Fast and Easy Typographic Sharpie Mug

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2015
Photo: Good and Messy

Bridget used alphabet stickers to make some very sweet Sharpie mugs. The procedure couldn't be easier: place stickers on mug and then use a colorful Sharpie to apply dots creating a cool negative space monogram. She used regular Sharpies for her project, butContinue Reading

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Abandoned European Homes are Glorious Timecapsules

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2015
Image: Ransom Riggs & Martino Zegwaard

Author Ransom Riggs, of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children fame, made a movie-type trailer for the novel before its release. His filming took him to Belgium to find a setting akin to Miss Peregrine's Home. Along with urban explorer and photographer Martino Zegwaard, he visited--and entered--abandoned homes and found nearly untouched vignettes of other people's lives. There is a reverential quality to the film the duo made chronicling their discoveries, and justly so. The homesContinue Reading

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