Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A "Cool" Dining Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This dining room was fine. It was workable. Decent. But the owners wanted to transform it from okay to amazing. So they made a few changes, and chose their furniture carefully. Check out the gorgeous final result after the jump.… Continue Reading

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Palm Springs Patio Goes from Good to Great

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 03, 2014

If you're looking for some backyard patio inspiration before the Fourth of July weekend hits, this makeover is one you'll definitely want to check out. Of course, the space looked good before, but the after is even better. I… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

By: Faith-towers Jul 03, 2014

10 Quick DIY Projects To Beautify Your Office

Need a little pick-me-up in your office area? Here are ten quick DIY projects that will give your workspace a bit of extra pizzazz, and maybe even help you get more organized… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Ikea-Sized Abstract Art

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 02, 2014

DIy Ikea Sized Art

When it comes to art on the walls, sometimes you gotta go big or go home. The catch? Large art can be pretty expensive. You could always go the IKEA route, but that's easily recognizable. So create your own!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Thrift Store Curio Cabinet Becomes a Vertical Greenhouse

By: Capreek Jul 01, 2014

What do you do with an outdated curio cabinet you found on Craigslist? Turn it into something no one would even suspect: a modern hexagon… Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Stamped Statement Wall

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2014

I am kind of obsessed with home design. Ever since I've had a place to myself, I've used my downtime to do something with the house. And creating something out of a mass of rejects is usually my weapon of choice.

Other than a few key pieces of furniture, everything at my place is always either a DIY project, has undergone a makeover, or been picked up second-hand. I think it's a genetic defect to not be able to accept a mass-produced product without letting it suffer through a rebirth.

When we moved into my now-apartment, I immediately knew I wanted a statement wall for my bedroom and everything else could happen around it. So I painted it. Hated it. Repainted it. Googled for inspiration. Came up with nothing. Thought some more. Questioned why the universe was conspiring against me. And then I knew what I had to do.

Stamping. And that's how I… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

By: Faith-towers Jun 26, 2014

10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

My flower arrangements always tend to look the same. Multiple stems of the same type of flower in a generic glass vase. Maybe some of you have the same habit? Well, in the hopes of solving that problem, I've collected some inspirational centerpiece ideas that would be perfect for the picnic table at your next family… Continue Reading

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How to: Create Colorful Marble-Look Curtains

By: Faith-towers Jun 24, 2014

DIY Marbled Curtains

This project blew me away. When I first stumbled upon it (on Pinterest, of course) I figured they were store-bought so I clicked on the link and was about to go get my credit card when I realized they were handmade. Click through to see the amazing final product and to find out how to make them… Continue Reading

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How To: Paint an Ombre Wall

By: Diy maven Jun 20, 2014

I thought we were approaching the tipping point of the ombre craze, but then I saw a new how-to on  Colorhouse that uses the technique to transform a section of boring wall into a tranquil vertical oasis.Continue Reading

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Before and After: A $2 Woven Basket Gets a New Look

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2014

Sometimes you see a $2 basket at a yard sale that is not quite what you are looking for, and you buy it anyway because it's only two dollars. Then you take it home and add your own DIY spin to it and you're all set. That's what happened with this DIY basket idea. The transformation is a pretty colorful… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Trestle-Style Dining Table for Under $50

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2014

A modern, solid wood dining table for under $50 is basically unheard of. Which may explain why this project from The Design Confidential is blowing my mind!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Create an Inviting Entry Outside to Inside

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2014

Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing… Continue Reading

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10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jun 12, 2014

10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck Or Patio

It's outdoor party season, and there's nothing prettier than a twinkling set of string lights once the sun goes down. Plain old lights are fun, but there are plenty of ways to make them a bit more exciting - dress them up with these fun DIY… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Picnic Box

By: Matt allison Jun 11, 2014

DIY Picnic Box

Try your hand at this simple picnic box. All it takes is a little plywood, dowels and copper pipe. Paint it or leave it raw, then pack your sandwiches and hit the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 10, 2014

10 Super Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

It's that time of year when the weather has finally gotten nicer and nobody wants to be inside. And entertaining outdoors gives us a whole new set of creative options for decor, food and beverages, and even activities. Click through for ten totally clever outdoor entertaining… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Refreshing New Living Room

By: Faith-towers Jun 09, 2014

Laura's Living Room Before

There was nothing modern about this living room. The main colors were brown, tan and beige, and nothing felt finished or functional. But just wait until you see the unbelievable… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Office to Sitting Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 09, 2014

Back in 2010 Brooke made herself a home office. But she didn't use it for an office. Mostly it was a 'catch-all room,' and the clutter was driving her NUTS. So she did what every good DIYer does. She made it over again, but this time she made it into a room she knew she'd use: a sitting room. It started with painting the walls. Brooke's FIRST pick was Behr's Gray Shimmer,Continue Reading

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