Make It: DIY Retro-Inspired IKEA Storage Hack

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2014

IKEA products are known for being easy to customize, but sometimes those plans don't quite work out. I came across this unfortunate IKEA Fira unit at the thrift shop. Its previous owner got creative with paint, glue, and origami paper. No wonder they donated it -- it looked terrible! I'm always looking for useful storage solutions, so I brought it home determined to make it look great in my 1950's apartment. With a few simple tools and materials, I transformed it into a unique, retro-inspired piece that matches the rest of my… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid-Century Modern Cabinet Gets a Refresh

By: Capreek Jul 28, 2014

What do you do with an old, warped cabinet? Fix it up, broken door and all of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Charming Home Office Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 28, 2014

Home Office Makeover

This home office looked like so many other home offices - dark wooden furniture and mismatched accessories. But with some white IKEA furniture and a whole new color scheme, this room was transformed into a creative… 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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Before and After: Easy Magazine Files Makeover for the Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 25, 2014

Add a little color to your workspace with this super simple IKEA hack. All you'll need is a $10 pair of magazine files, paint, and a paint brush to create a trendy patterned set, inspired by a popular fashion… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY West Elm-Inspired Jute Rug

By: Capreek Jul 24, 2014

Sometimes you see an awesome rug and you get really excited that you've found 'the one' -- and then you see the price tag and want to crawl into a hole and weep for what will never be. Or something like… Continue Reading

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10 Super Chic Monogram DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Jul 24, 2014

10 Monogram DIY Projects For Your Home

Monograms aren't just for shirt cuffs anymore... there are a whole slew of fun, whimsical DIY letter projects popping up all over the internet. They make great gifts too - who doesn't love something so personalized? Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite projects involving monograms, names and… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Mason Jar Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Jul 22, 2014

DIY Mason Jar Craft Projects

Mason jars are versatile little containers, and their rustic charm is just irresistible. They've become super popular lately, and DIY projects have been popping up all over the internet. Click through for ten fabulous mason jar crafts that you can make for your… Continue Reading

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Husband v. Wife Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2014

Christy's husband had made over his kitchen when their house was 'his.' When she moved in, she wanted to make it over in her own image. (You know what I mean.) She made a wish list. New solid surface counters, new backsplash, farmhouse sink, and new flooring. Hubby balked. He was attached to his… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A "Cool" Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.… 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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Before and After: A Palm Springs Patio Goes from Good to Great

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 03, 2014

If you're looking for some backyard patio inspiration before the Fourth of July weekend hits, this makeover is one you'll definitely want to check out. Of course, the space looked good before, but the after is even better. I… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

By: Faith-towers Jul 03, 2014

10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

Need a little pick-me-up in your office area? Here are ten quick DIY projects that will give your workspace a bit of extra pizzazz, and maybe even help you get more organized… 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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Make It: DIY Ikea-Sized Abstract Art

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 02, 2014

DIy Ikea Sized Art

When it comes to art on the walls, sometimes you gotta go big or go home. The catch? Large art can be pretty expensive. You could always go the IKEA route, but that's easily recognizable. So create your own!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Thrift Store Curio Cabinet Becomes a Vertical Greenhouse

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2014

What do you do with an outdated curio cabinet you found on Craigslist? Turn it into something no one would even suspect: a modern hexagon… Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Stamped Statement Wall

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2014

I am kind of obsessed with home design. Ever since I've had a place to myself, I've used my downtime to do something with the house. And creating something out of a mass of rejects is usually my weapon of choice.

Other than a few key pieces of furniture, everything at my place is always either a DIY project, has undergone a makeover, or been picked up second-hand. I think it's a genetic defect to not be able to accept a mass-produced product without letting it suffer through a rebirth.

When we moved into my now-apartment, I immediately knew I wanted a statement wall for my bedroom and everything else could happen around it. So I painted it. Hated it. Repainted it. Googled for inspiration. Came up with nothing. Thought some more. Questioned why the universe was conspiring against me. And then I knew what I had to do.

Stamping. And that's how I… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

By: Faith-towers Jun 26, 2014

10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

My flower arrangements always tend to look the same. Multiple stems of the same type of flower in a generic glass vase. Maybe some of you have the same habit? Well, in the hopes of solving that problem, I've collected some inspirational centerpiece ideas that would be perfect for the picnic table at your next family… Continue Reading

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How to: Create Colorful Marble-Look Curtains

By: Faith-towers Jun 24, 2014

DIY Marbled Curtains

This project blew me away. When I first stumbled upon it (on Pinterest, of course) I figured they were store-bought so I clicked on the link and was about to go get my credit card when I realized they were handmade. Click through to see the amazing final product and to find out how to make them… Continue Reading

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