Roundup: 10 Fresh New Ways To Use Ombre In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 13, 2013

I'll admit it, I wasn't completely on board with the ombre trend when it first became popular - but I'm certainly a big fan now. There are so many different ways it can be utilized around the home, and I'm going to share some clever ideas with you… Continue Reading

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Make Framed Origami Art

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2013

Love, love, love Jessica Jone's framed origami animal art idea/tutorial. She made vignettes of little foxes and a whale, but the method could be applied to a variety of origami creations. To browse origami folds/instructions for inspiration to create original vignettes of your own, visit Origami Instructions. But to make these two delightful art pieces, visit How About Orange--complete with printable backgrounds!

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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… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Tiny Kitchen Gets a Drastic Makeover

By: Faith-towers Aug 12, 2013

This 76 square foot kitchen in Boston's Back Bay was drab, cluttered and lacked any sort of color or style. But with some carefully chosen materials and appliances, the small space was transformed into a refined, functional haven that now suits its… 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… Continue Reading

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How to: A Painted Striped Curtain Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 08, 2013

When we moved from our NYC apartment to our suburban Connecticut home, I grabbed a neutral pair of curtains from IKEA  for the one window in our master bedroom. I still really like them, but... design's a moving target and after a couple of years tweeking the rest of the room (headboard, nightstands, new bureau) the curtains felt a littleContinue 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… Continue Reading

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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: Lovely Pressed Flower Crafts and Art

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2013

The way I prolong summer blossoms is by taking pictures of them. (I'm a sucker for a perfect flower.) But another fabulous way to make them last longer is by pressing/drying them and then turning them into crafts and decor. Here are some super easy projects any of us can do. None require any fancy equipment, but if you're an overachiever and want toContinue Reading

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Before and After: Color Gives A Plain Dining Room Some Life

By: Faith-towers Aug 06, 2013

It's easy to forget about the dining room. Usually the only major pieces of furniture are the table and chairs. But with a little effort, it can be a very inviting space - as evidenced by today's… Continue Reading

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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 onContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Modern Kids' Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2013

Heather and Mike have spent the past three years renovating their old fixer-upper, slowly turning it into their modern dream home. Most recently, they finished their upstairs bathroom. Check out the playful new look… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful Twisted Rope Rug

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2013

A few years ago we shared a tutorial from Free People for creating a rug from rope, neon twine, and pom-poms. It was gorgeous! But it was also a lot of… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Dorm-Friendly DIY Decor Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 05, 2013

It's that time of year when everyone is starting to think about going back to school. And many of you may be headed off to live in a college dorm room for the next nine months. Here's a roundup of great DIY projects that will transform your space into the fun, colorful refuge that you… Continue Reading

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Colorful Garbage Can Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2013

I love the look of new galvanized steel garbage cans and have always thought they were too pretty to consign to such degrading tasks such as holding garbage. Brittany saw the potential in the lowly containers and decided to make one over, using it for craft storage.Continue Reading

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