How To: A Flea Market Dresser Gets A Gilded Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 17, 2014

Every nursery needs a dresser/changing table/statement piece, am I right? When putting together our daughter's nursery, I knew that I wanted something unique, but still simple. I found an old white dresser at a local flea market, and gave it a few coats of coral paint. Instant gratification, but it was still missing something.      

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

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Nursery Reveal: Small Office Turned Bright Geometric Nursery

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 15, 2014
Geometric Nursery Reveal
Photo: Sally Mae Photography

There's just an indescribable feeling when projects you've been working on are finally finished. That's exactly how I feel with our nursery. It's absolutely my favorite room I've ever been in. It turned out just like I wanted and I can't wait for you to see! Ya just gotta look. 

But first, you'll remember the before...

geometric nursery reveal
Photo: Lexy Ward

And the inspiration...

geometric nursery reveal
via Ouef

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How to: Make a DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2014

How-To: DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

When serving cheese to guests, there are many ways to label the different varieties. But what could be more efficient than using the serving tray itself to label the cheeses? So I went for it. Keep reading to find out how to make your very own colorful chalkboard serving tray.   

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From Lackluster to Lovely: Joy's Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2014

Most people with a "lackluster" bedroom might punch it up with tons of color. Not Joy. She used black and white--with just a touch of gold--and luscious textures to bring on someContinue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Feather-Inspired DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 06, 2014

Trend Alert: 10 Feather-Inspired DIY Projects

Feathers became popular a year or two ago, but lately they've been taking over the internet... it seems like every time I scroll down the page on Pinterest there's another feather-inspired piece. So I thought I'd share ten of my favorite feathery finds with all of you!   

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How To: Make Large-Scale Artwork on a Modest Budget of $10 or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 06, 2014

Artwork can take a room from good to great in a matter of minutes. But, if you're on a tight budget, it's not always a practical investment. So, while you're saving up for the pieces you really want, but can't yet afford, you can make your own large-scale artwork for just a few bucks. And you don't even need to have any skills in the art department to do it, although I'm sure you do.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Top to Bottom Bedside Lamp Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2014

I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Gemstone Garland

By: Capreek Nov 04, 2014

While not holiday-specific (which is a-okay in my book), this simple DIY garland can easily be customized to add a bit more holiday flair! Even some sparkly accents will bring this gemstone garland into the glitz and glamor of the season.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 04, 2014

10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

I don't know about you, but the arrival of autumn always makes me want to host dinner parties. And Thanksgiving is right around the corner, too. So I thought I would share some fun, easy and beautiful DIY projects perfect for fall entertaining.   

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Incredible Wardrobe Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 04, 2014

Let's face it, a lot of furniture makeovers we see around here involve paint, even if the finish is in good condition. The finish of this antique wardrobe (aka chifforobe or chifferobe) that Tami picked up at a church sale for $15 wasn't. BUT! Did she paint it?? NO!Continue Reading

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Paint and Sharpie Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 03, 2014

Jen, from Girl in the Garage, made over a vintage Leick Furniture Company side table using latex paint, an overhead projector, a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, and a black Sharpie. The outcomeContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Table Runner Idea

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 31, 2014

Learn how to stamp and sew your own table runner over the weekend, and get ahead for the holiday entertaining season.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Projects Using Brown Kraft Paper

By: Faith-towers Oct 30, 2014

10 Fantastic DIY Projects Using Brown Kraft Paper

I have a rather large, seemingly endless roll of brown kraft paper, so I'm always on the lookout for fun ways to use it. I've been running across quite a few lately... here are ten of my favorites!   

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How To: Make Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

By: Diy maven Oct 29, 2014

Jade's glow in the dark pumpkins look cute when the lights are on, but they're crazy-cute when the lights are off. Making themContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Pet

By: Faith-towers Oct 27, 2014

10 DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Pet

Halloween is just around the corner, and I realized that I didn't have a costume lined up for my puggle Charlie. Turns out there are tons of great tutorials floating around the internet! Here are ten totally adorable last minute DIY pet costumes.   

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Before and After: Colorful Laundry Room Makeover with Pegboard

By: Diy maven Oct 27, 2014

Becky's laundry room looked like a lot of basement laundry rooms. Exposed cinderblock, pipes and wiring. Oh, my. But she and her hubby got all fancy with the pegboard and made her laundry space look amazing. She started the project by stenciling a piece of pegboard with (a mix of) leftover sample paintContinue Reading

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Weekend Project Idea: Malachite Pumpkin Project for Halloween

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 24, 2014

With Halloween just one week away, I thought a pumpkin DIY would be the perfect weekend project to try. This isn't your typical painted pumpkin project though. This pumpkin DIY was inspired by the malachite trend that we've seen popping up a lot lately. And the end result is seriously gorgeous. Check it out.   Continue Reading

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How-To: Make a Faux Copper Pipe Vase from Wooden Dowels

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 24, 2014

Faux Copper Pipe Vae by Oleander and Palm

If you don't already have a vase to display your fall blooms, then you absolutely need to check out this faux copper pipe vase by Oleander and Palm. While you could actually cut copper pipe and follow the same instructions, it's nice to know you can make something similar with half the effort (and tools!).Continue Reading

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Make It Your Own: Easy Tips For Adding Character To Your Home

By: Faith-towers Oct 23, 2014

Make It Your Own: Easy Tips For Adding Character To Your Home

Sure, it's easy to buy the latest furniture from the West Elm or Pottery Barn catalogs and call it day. But sometimes the hardest part of decorating your space is adding that personal touch that really makes it your own. So today I'm going to share some tips on how to add a dose of character to your house.   

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