Before and After: A Bare Outdoor Patio Becomes a Cheerful Spot for Entertaining

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 01, 2014

If you're looking for a little outdoor inspiration for a weekend project, this before and after is a good one to check out. This practically bare patio is transformed into a colorful, eclectic place to entertain. It even includes a hand painted outdoor rug inspired by the popular kilim-style of late. Click through to check out this outdoorContinue Reading

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Before and After: Grody Tin Shelf Gets Pottery-Barn-Style Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2014

I found this makeover tucked in the much bigger makeover Suesan gave her 164-year-old federal-style brick home, which in and of itself is pretty amazing. She tackled everything in that makeover and documents it as well. BUT when I was perusing all her hard work, this grody, tin shelf really stuck out. Probably because I have about 8 of them in various collection areas, of our house (like in the downstairs laundry room & garage) in various stages of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful Circular Trivet out of Scrap Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 31, 2014

I've had these scrap pieces of masonite for quite some time now. So I thought I'd turn them into something useful, by making these round, decorative trivets. FYI, this project does involve power tools, but there's a way around that if you don't feel comfortable using a bandsaw or jigsaw. So be sure to check it out, even if you're not a power tool… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Dramatic, Pattern-Filled Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2014

This bathroom already had a lot going for it: marble counters, an amazing floor, and a decent layout. And, for all intents and purposes, I would totally steal it. But it was lacking the drama and style that truly reflected the homeowner's tastes (who just so happens to be Ana Gasteyer of SNL fame). So, what to do? Add some serious, serious… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Cactus Pillow

By: Matt allison Jul 30, 2014

DIY Cactus Pillow

I've got a soft spot for cacti and succulents, can't get enough of them, problem is they don't play well with toddlers. I stumbled across this easy craft project that is at home in the living room or playroom, no risk of an accidental spiking. Full instructions and template at the link… Continue Reading

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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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Eye Candy: 10 Bright And Lively Living Rooms

By: Faith-towers Jul 29, 2014

10 Bright And Lively Living Rooms

The living room is a great place to experiment with pattern and color. You can easily swap out accessories without breaking the bank. Here are ten inspiring living rooms to get you… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Sticker Mandala Art Piece

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2014

I've seen stickers turned artwork before, but this is the first time that I've seen a blow by blow tutorial showing the process. Fabulous. Erica from Honestly WTF is the genius behind it, and when you see the outcome of this project, you'll probably let loose a WTF too. I mean… 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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