Before and After: Cramped 50's Kitchen Gets Major Makeover on a Minor Budget

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2014

Dark and dated. That about sums up this 1950's California kitchen. For the budget redo, the cabinets stayed, with a little modification. That being the removal of those separating the working area from the breakfast nook and applying paint (soft green-gray on the bottom and crisp white on the uppers). Ceasarstone "Blizzard"Continue Reading

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How To: Paint a Trompe-l'oeil Geometric Cube Pattern on your Porch or Patio

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 14, 2014

This painted porch project involves a whole lot of measurements and painter's tape, but the end result is totally worth it. The unexpected flooring element, makes this outdoor space completely… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mailbox Refresh Adds Curb Appeal

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 14, 2014

Mailboxes can be a real eyesore, but they're a necessity, so sometimes you just have to figure out a way to make it work. Which is exactly what happened with this before and after mini makeover for a street side… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Playful End Table Mini Makeover -- Plus a Giveaway!

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 13, 2014

Last week, I visited my local Sherwin-Williams store to get some paint and tools for a furniture makeover I've been working on. And today, I'm ready to share the results from that makeover. Above is what this quirky little end table looked like before. And here is the (now) three-toned table after:
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Before and After: A Vintage Side Table Gets a Colorful DIY Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 11, 2014

Ah, yes. The ubiquitous "crummy old side table" that you see at just about every yard sale/garage sale/estate sale on the planet. Chances are you've passed by one without even noticing. After you see the makeover this side table got, though, you might just decide to bring one… Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Geometric Hammock Chair

By: Faith-towers Aug 11, 2014

DIY Geometric Hammock Chair

As a child, I always loved hammocks... so this DIY appealed to the kid in me. This particular tutorial is easy to follow and the final product is just so fun. Click through to check it… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 NEW Pieces of Furniture Made Out of 12 OLD Pieces of Furniture

By: Diy maven Aug 11, 2014

New furniture made out of old furniture doesn't sound very earth-shattering as far as do-overs go, but when you see what these tables, chairs, dressers, and etcetera looked like before compared to what they look like now, it'sContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Leather Sling Chair IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2014

What do you do when you need some extra lounge-y seating indoors but don't want to spend a fortune? Turn an IKEA beach chair into a stylish, Scandinavian-inspired sling chair, that's… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

By: Matt allison Aug 06, 2014

DIY Origami Porcelain Plates

Take your plates from drab to fab with this simple painted geometric collection of DIY painted origami animals. Step-by-step instructions at the link… Continue Reading

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Picking Out the Perfect Paint Color for a Makeover Project

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 06, 2014

I recently bought a piece of furniture that was in need of a serious makeover. I got it for a steal, but I wasn't a big fan of the way it looked, so I decided if I stripped it down and repainted it, it had the potential to be the perfect side table. So I partnered with Sherwin-Williams, my favorite neighborhood paint store, to pick out paint colors and talk to an expert about what I would need for my project.

I found this side table at a local consignment shop for $18. I'll admit, it wasn't much to look at, but I really loved the metal legs and the contrast of the wood top, so I brought it home with me and took a… Continue Reading

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A Guide to Packing the Perfect Picnic + A DIY Blanket

By: Alicia Aug 05, 2014

Packing the Perfect Picnic + A DIY Picnic Blanket

The dog days of summer are here and it's only matter of time before the heat becomes a distant memory. This time of year is fleeting, and we've been taking advantage of the sunlit evenings by eating almost all of our dinner picnic-style.

Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors; they're easy to pack, and even easier to clean up. We're rounded up a few tips and recipes to inspire your next picnic in the park. Read on for our… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Hanging Planter Out of a Bundt Cake Pan

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 05, 2014

These bundt cake pans aren't just for baking. Nope, these $3 finds from the Salvation Army are also great as colorful hanging planters for succulents and other… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Examples of Stenciled Furniture

By: Faith-towers Aug 05, 2014

Inspiring Stenciled Furniture

There are many ways to give an old piece of furniture a makeover, but one of my favorite techniques is stenciling. It can be very transformative, as you'll see... click through to check out ten inspiring… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 01, 2014

Ready for another round of weekend DIYs to try? This week's project roundup features some especially awesome tutorials. Learn how to frame oversized artwork, make your own hammock, ombre some potted plants, and more. There are plenty of ideas to keep you busy from now until… Continue 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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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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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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