How To Make Quirky Animal Pushpins For Your Office

By: Lexy.b.ward May 14, 2014

diy animal pushpins

A few years ago, I purchased from white porcelain animal pushpins for my office. To date, they're my favorite piece of mini decor in that room. One recently broke, so I was elated when I came upon this tutorial to create your own!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use Fabric Scraps In Your Home

By: Faith-towers May 13, 2014

10 DIY Home Decor Projects Using Fabric Scraps

I have a huge bag of fabric scraps that has accumulated over the years. And I never know what to do with all of those beautiful (albeit tiny) pieces of fabric. But it seems like such a waste to let them just sit there, taking up valuable closet space. So I did a little research and found ten awesome ideas from around the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Old IKEA Table and Chairs Get a Fresh, New Look

By: Diy maven May 12, 2014

One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelingsContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Beaded Cage Light

By: Matt allison May 07, 2014

DIY Beaded Cage Light

I love how this cheap cage light gets a 'Nordic' make-over. Detailed instructions and a step-by-step guide can be found at the link… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Typographical Thumbtack Art

By: Diy maven May 06, 2014

One thumbtack is forgettable. 700 thumbtacks are fabulous. At least the way Virginia arranged them. She started with a 12" x 12" canvas onto which sheContinue Reading

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Before and After: How To Style a Bookshelf in Minutes

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 29, 2014

I have an inexpensive IKEA bookshelf that has been completely neglected since the day we moved into our new place, back in October. So, I thought it was about time I tackle this area and put together another style tips post. If your bookshelf looks anything like this one, read on for five simple steps to a perfectly styled bookcase in… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Duct Tape Tumbling Block Art

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2014

I'm all over art that doesn't involve paint and a brush--because I'm terrible at that sort of thing--which is why I LOVE this project. No paint; just tape! The secret to getting the effect of tumbling blocks is in the 60 degree cuts of the decorative medium, namely, 3… Continue Reading

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Geek Chic: How to Make a Molecule Model Sculpture

By: Diy maven Apr 25, 2014

Some thanks goes to Ann Shea, the set director for The Big Bang Theory's, for helping take the Geek Chic movement to new levels. One object in Sheldon and Leonard's apartment that many fans covet is the 6 foot DNA sculpture located just right of their living room closet. That little item blew… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Home Office Says Bye Bye to Blue Moldings

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 24, 2014

An empty room, with blue moldings, gets a fresh coat of paint and a new purpose in this fully functional before and… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stool Makeover

By: Matt allison Apr 23, 2014

DIY Stool Makeover

What a neat, inexpensive makeover! Watch as the ladies from The Merry Thought makeover this $1 rummage sale buy. If you're not as lucky to find one Ikea have similar stools for $5, then using their tips and instructions get to work on customizing your own.

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Roundup: 10 Affordable DIY Decor Projects Using Wood

By: Faith-towers Apr 22, 2014

10 DIY decor ideas using wood.

Sometimes wood can be an intimidating material to work with, but you don't necessarily need a whole garage full of power tools to create something beautiful. And it can be pretty affordable, too! Here are ten of my favorite DIY decor projects using… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Hidden Book Storage

By: Diy maven Apr 22, 2014

Shannon had a bunch of old hardcover books on hand, so she decided to use a handful of them to create a hidden storage compartment.… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Amazing Hand-Painted Walls

By: Faith-towers Apr 21, 2014

10 unbelievable hand-painted walls.

When I think of wall treatments, wallpaper usually comes to mind. Or paint. But sometimes I forget that you can paint a wall to actually look like wallpaper. Here are some unbelievable examples of hand-painted walls. You'll be inspired, I… Continue Reading

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10 Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

By: Faith-towers Apr 17, 2014

How to decorate your living room on a budget.

I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

By: Matt allison Apr 16, 2014

DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

I love these DIY wall sconces, not only because they're very on trend, but because would you believe that they are repurposed Target desk lamps! Yip, a little bit on ingenuity turned these $25 off the shelf lamps into a custom, one-off designs. Get step-by-step instructions at the link… Continue Reading

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