Creepy or Cool? Teddy Bear Art (And He Never Saw it Coming)

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2015
Image: Kieran Mangan

This poor Teddy has no idea what he's in for. Thankfully, in artist Geoffrey Ricardo's hands, it's fame and immortality. But considering Teddy is a stuffed animal, he was already immortal, but, anyway.... First, TeddyContinue Reading

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Make It: Stylish DIY Desk Calendar

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2015
Photo: Home Made by Carmona

If your calendar game is slipping, it's time to step it up -- it's almost February, after all! This DIY perpetual calendar is the stylish and functional desk accessory you're looking for. Plus, it's easy enough that you can finish it before we get too far into 2015!     Continue Reading

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How to: Make an Easy + Colorful Hanging Air Plant Holder

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 26, 2015
DIY Hanging Air plant Pod
by Rachel Mae Smith

If you happen to kill every plant you've ever had, I have a trick for you: hang them at eye level! Sure, it's not much, but having your plants at eye level is a great way to remember to water them. And if you're new to plant ownership, there's no better place to start than with an air plant and this 15 minute DIY!Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Blah Living Room Gets A Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jan 26, 2015

Before and After: A Living Room Makeover
Photo: Front + Main

This living room had very little going for it. The furniture was dated, the colors were drab and the light fixtures didn't fit well in the space. But with the addition of textiles, some lighter colors and new furniture, this space was transformed into an inviting contemporary retreat.   

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Before and After: Fantastic Family Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 26, 2015

Photo: Lucy Williams

The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading

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How-To: Modern Potato Prints

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 23, 2015
DIY Wall Art
via Design Sponge

I'm sure by now we've all seen potato stamping, but for me, this is the first time I've ever seen it done so beautifully. There's something about the monochromic color scheme and repeating pattern that makes these pieces feel so modern, clean and new. If your walls are in need of new art, grab the supplies from your kitchen and get to stamping! The possibilities of what you can do are endless. Continue Reading

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Before and After: Brilliant IKEA Duktig Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 23, 2015

Photo: IKEA

Sara has dreams of remodeling a full-size kitchen someday, but, until then, she thought she'd practice on an IKEA Duktig play kitchen for her daughter. Based upon the outcome, I think Sara's future full-size kitchen remodeling will be a brilliant success. Most full-size kitchens don't look this goodContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Jan 22, 2015
10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day
Photo: Warm Hot Chocolate

This morning it hit me... Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away! It's always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it's also a great reason to do some crafting! So I've rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine's Day-themed DIY projects.   

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Make It: Ombre Nested Clay Bowls

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 22, 2015
Photo: This Heart of Mine

Make your own gorgeous nested bowls! From clay! In an afternoon! You could even do it with the kids!      

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Free Printables: Kid Valentine Cards

By: Diy maven Jan 21, 2015

When I was a kid, I LOVED Valentine's Day for a lot of reasons. One, we made Valentine Boxes which meant I could bust out red, pink, and white construction paper, and tons of glitter. Two, going to the store and picking out the most glittery box of Valentines cards I could find. (I liked glitter. Still do.) Three, finding the most mushy card in the box to give my current crush. Four, opening all the cards I got from the other kids and hoping my crush gave me an equally mushy card. I think my fond memoriesContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Playful Scalloped Console Table from Scratch

By: Capreek Jan 20, 2015
Photo: Mamie Boude

There are a few stretches of empty space in my home that are just begging for a console table and, while I've been on the lookout for a while, nothing's really doing it for me. But then! Then I stumbled across this super cute/sweet/cool/awesomely styled DIY console table project and I knew it was just the ticket!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Watercolor Plates in Minutes

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 20, 2015
Photo: Fall for DIY

Looking for a unique plate design for dinner parties or everyday entertaining? Try this DIY idea for transforming inexpensive plain white plates into uniquely designed pieces that look like mini works of art.   

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Before and After: An Old Lawn Chair gets An Amazing Woven Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Pioneer Settler

I know it's only January and not really "lawn chair season", but hey, a girl can dream. Plus, this project would be a great way to pass some time in these cold, dark months!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Coastal Living

I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading

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Quick Tips: How To Get The Color On Your Wall To Match The Paint Chip

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 16, 2015
Photo: Chris Loves Julia

You've picked the perfect gray paint chip. You painted a swatch on your wall and it was lovely. Then, once you painted the whole room, the gray started looking blue-ish/purple! Has this ever happened to you? Find out why!     

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