Make It: A Simple IKEA Shelf Gets A Paint Stick Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 31, 2014

There's not much I love more than a really good IKEA hack. This shelf is one that can be tackled in a weekend and the beauty lasts forever... or at least until you switch out the furniture.  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A DIY Painted Floor Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 29, 2014

This factory in Brooklyn was converted into a loft space, which is awesome... not so awesome was the century-old layer of grime and who-knows-what embedded in the wood floors. So what does a design-minded DIYer do? Paint the floors of… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun Ways To Decorate A Non-Working Fireplace

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2014

I see these all the time around Boston: beautiful fireplaces that don't work. Maybe your landlord doesn't allow it, or maybe there's a fire safety issue. Or perhaps yours does work, but you're just looking for a decorative idea for the warmer months. Whatever the case may be, there are lots of fun ways to decorate this coveted area of your home. Here… Continue Reading

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Make It: 7 DIY Desktop Organizers

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2014

What do cereal boxes, soup cans, cardboard, LEGO, and an old picture frame have in common? We can used them to tidy up our desktops by turning them into desktop organizers. Check out these 7 projects (plus a bonus at the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern DIY Candle Holders Using Plastic Cups

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2014

The fine folks at A Beautiful Mess have done it again: given me a "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moment with this super simple candle holder… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Stunning Rooms with Dark Walls (and Tips for Using Them in Your Own Home)

By: Faith-towers Jan 21, 2014

Dark walls can be so gorgeous in a home, highlighting any artwork or fixtures that you hang on them. But they can also be intimidating. Here are some beautiful examples of dark walls, along with a few tips and ideas for using them in your own… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Modern 3D Starburst Wall Art

By: Capreek Jan 20, 2014

Gilded sea urchins, 3D starbursts, Mid-Century-inspired/Sputnik-esque wall art: whatever you want to call these there's no denying that they're an awesome way to add some pizzazz to your walls for… Continue Reading

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How To: Tips For Giving Your Filing Cabinet A Massive Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Jan 16, 2014

With all the craziness of the holiday season, I've been ignoring the massive piles of mail and paperwork that have accumulated on my desk. But now that I finally have some time, I'm doing a massive makeover. Here are some expert tips on how to create an effective (and pretty) filing… Continue Reading

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How To Bling Out Your Keys in 5 Minutes or Less

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2014

We have a key to the in-laws' house on our key ring that also holds the truck remote entry clicker on it. Whenever I drive the truck, I invariably try to use their key because it looks EXACTLY like ours. Jocie's blinged-out key project wouldContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Anthropologie-Inspired Copper Desktop Organizer

By: Capreek Jan 15, 2014

I loooove this DIY project: it's super stylish, insanely easy, and SO functional. And hey, if metallic hues aren't your thing, this would look great in anyContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern IKEA Sidetable With A Wood-Stained Twist

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 09, 2014

Confession: I love IKEA furniture. I love that it's affordable. I love that it's modern. And I love that it can get an easy makeover to become a custom piece of furniture!  … Continue Reading

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Painting Upholstery: Experimenting With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2014

Big Sis had a Victorian side chair that she'd been itching to have reupholstered. I suggested painting the fabric with Annie Sloan's chalk paint. She hadn't heard about the technique, but she was up for it. She found a local retailer and bought a pot of Barcelona Orange. That was a few months ago. On Christmas day, I noticed the chair, still dressed in its traditional tapestry and asked why she hadn't painted it yet. She said she had been intimidated by the notion of taking paint to its fabric, and then she asked me… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Complete Craft Closet Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jan 02, 2014

This closet started out like almost any other closet... with a jumble of clothing hanging on mismatched hangers, and heaps of random household items in messy piles. But with some vision and determination, it has been completely transformed into a colorful, organized craft closet with a dedicated spot for every… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Last Minute New Years Eve DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Dec 30, 2013

Can you believe that the year is almost over already? Whether you're going out or staying in this New Years Eve, these easy yet festive DIY projects are sure to ring in the new year on the right… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Super Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 23, 2013

Now it's really crunch time. If you're like me, you still haven't quite finished wrapping all of your Christmas gifts. But there's no need to panic here people, because I have ten super creative gift wrapping ideas that are sure to knock your socks off. And you probably have many of the materials lying around the house already, right under your… Continue Reading

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