How To: Make a DIY Round Hanging Shelf from a Steamer Basket

By: Capreek Sep 29, 2014

Some people have an uncanny ability to look at a totally mundane object, like a dim sum steamer basket for example, and see extraordinarily clever ways to use it. In this case, by turning said steamer basket into a circular… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Half Bath Gets A Beach-Inspired Makeover

By: Faith-towers Sep 29, 2014

A Half Bath Gets A Beach-Inspired Makeover

Pink walls, a two tone faucet and ancient hardware made this half bath feel like it was from a different decade. But after a few DIY projects and some elbow grease, this bathroom was transformed from dated to beautiful and… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I… Continue Reading

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How to: Bright and Colorful Geometric Grilling Organizer

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 26, 2014

My partner and I recently moved from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon. After living in such a small space in SF for years, we're excited to spread out a bit in our new space. One thing that we've really missed is having a backyard...so the first thing we did when we arrived is buy a… Continue Reading

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Make It: Old Lantern Becomes New Greenhouse

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 26, 2014

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Just because Summer is over doesn't mean that you can't still plant to your heart's content. Bring the garden inside with this simple DIY!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Decorative Clay Bell Wall Hanging

By: Capreek Sep 25, 2014

Have a bare spot on your walls that could benefit from a fun, easy, and totally unique DIY decor project? Take a peek at these decorative clay bells!  … Continue Reading

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Ikea Hack: SNILLE Swivel Chair Goes from Mod to Feminine

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 25, 2014

This basic SNILLE task chair from Ikea just got an upgrade. The new look is much more grown up and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Headboard Turned DIY Storage Bench

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2014

What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench,… Continue Reading

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When Fashion Designers Turn Interior Designers

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2014

Scrolling through images from fashion designer's runway shows and accompanying interiors they've designed is more than a little cool. These rooms have been 'dressed' in delightfully similar ways. Not that that's surprising, but it is fascinating to assess them side by side. Take, for example, the Moschino catwalk pictureContinue Reading

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Roundup: 16 Fantastic Fabric DIYs for the Kitchen and Dining Room

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 23, 2014

With today being the first official day of fall, it won't be long before many of us are spending a lot more time in the kitchen, cooking. And there may even be a dinner party or two. So, I've rounded up some awesome fabric DIYs that will leave both your kitchen and dining room looking good for the rest of the year. Everything you'll find on this list is made of fabric. There are pom pom placemats, hand stitched hot pads, colorful tablecloth ideas, tea towels, and more. Click through to see all 16 fabric projects for the kitchen and dining… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Totally DIY-able Table Runners

By: Faith-towers Sep 22, 2014

10 Creative DIY Table Runner Projects

Table runners are a fun way to add some interest to your dining room, and can be a really great opportunity to get creative at the next party or shower that you host. Keep reading to check out these ten unique table runners that you could easily make… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Marriage-Ending Headboard Makeover?

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2014

(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply:Continue Reading

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How-To: Make your Dining Room Chairs Pop

By: Rachel mae smith Sep 19, 2014

DIY Neon Ombre ChairsAlright color lovers, this may just be the easiest and fastest project to make your dining room chairs pop. And boy do I mean pop! If you don't have a lot of color in your home now, this ombre look is such a fun, and relatively subtle way to bring it into your space without it being… Continue Reading

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8 Simple Ways To Update Your Bathroom Under $50

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 19, 2014

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The kitchen may be numero uno to people, but the bathroom is a close second. Studies show that a happy bathroom makes a happy person. We don't all have endless budgets to create our dream bath, but there are several small tweaks you can make and many come in under $50! Here are 8 ways to help get you closer to your perfect bathroom!… Continue Reading

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