How To: Make a Decorative Yarn Chandelier

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 27, 2014

I love projects that use basic materials that you have laying around the house already, and this project definitely fits the bill in that category. Make a colorful yarn chandelier (the decorative kind that doesn't have a lighting component) using the materials you see above in one… Continue Reading

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Jenna's One-Hour DIY Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven May 23, 2014

Jenna confirms that the hardest part of her DIY kitchen island was figuring out how to construct it. Once that was done, the island took about an hour to build. That, however, doesn't… Continue Reading

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How To Make a Pallet Chair in About 2 Hours

By: Diy maven May 21, 2014

I am truly loving Donna's 2-hour pallet chair. She assures us it's an easy build even for novice woodworkers. To up the funk factor, she chose to simply slip its cushionsContinue Reading

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How To: Turn a Wine Bottle into a Self-Watering Device

By: Diy maven May 20, 2014

Have you seen those "As Seen on TV" Aqua Globes? If not, here's a thumbnail: they're glass bulb stakes that you fill with water and then insert into the dirt next to a plant which 'self-waters' the plant for, they say, up to 2 weeks. They're not terribly expensive, (you can buy a pack of 2 on Amazon for about $13), but the DIY version is really the way to go. BecauseContinue Reading

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Before and After: Old Dining Room Chairs Become New Again

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 19, 2014

After last week's upholstered chair makeover roundup, I still have seating on my brain. So, I thought I would share another cool chair DIY, only this one doesn't involve upholstery at… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Unconventional Curtain Ideas For Your Home

By: Faith-towers May 15, 2014

10 Unconventional Curtain Ideas

Curtains are one element of the home where people tend to go traditional, but there are so many ways to get inventive with your window treatments. Here are ten super unique, beautiful ways to get creative with your… Continue Reading

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How to Turn an Old Laundry Basket into a New Big Planter

By: Diy maven May 14, 2014

Emily rescued the laundry basket pictured above at the side of the road because she figured she could do something creative with it. It sat in her basement for 6 months, and then inspiration hit: it would make a great outdoor planter. First she patched up… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Turn a Room Divider into a Modern Indoor Herb Garden

By: Capreek May 13, 2014

What do you do with an old room divider that's been sitting around, unused, for the last 5 years? Cut it in half and turn it into a modern wall-mounted herb garden, that's… Continue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 09, 2014

If you have a little time for DIYs this weekend, I've put together another list that I think you'll enjoy. I've included a little bit of everything - from lighting and art projects to DIY gifts for Mother's Day and more. Here are 7 DIYs you might want to try this… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Beaded Cage Light

By: Matt allison May 07, 2014

DIY Beaded Cage Light

I love how this cheap cage light gets a 'Nordic' make-over. Detailed instructions and a step-by-step guide can be found at the link… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Clever New Use for Unfinished Handrails

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 06, 2014

I love strolling down the aisles of home improvement stores trying to come up with alternative DIY uses for X, Y, and Z. So when I saw this clever upcycling idea for  unfinished indoor/ outdoor handrails, I was pretty excited. I'm definitely going to try… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Pallet Covered Bridge

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2014

The poster of this image calls it a 'playhouse', but it's really a pint-sized covered bridge. Could be a sweet focal point in the garden or a shady interlude onContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stool Makeover

By: Matt allison Apr 23, 2014

DIY Stool Makeover

What a neat, inexpensive makeover! Watch as the ladies from The Merry Thought makeover this $1 rummage sale buy. If you're not as lucky to find one Ikea have similar stools for $5, then using their tips and instructions get to work on customizing your own.

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Roundup: 10 Affordable DIY Decor Projects Using Wood

By: Faith-towers Apr 22, 2014

10 DIY decor ideas using wood.

Sometimes wood can be an intimidating material to work with, but you don't necessarily need a whole garage full of power tools to create something beautiful. And it can be pretty affordable, too! Here are ten of my favorite DIY decor projects using… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Hidden Book Storage

By: Diy maven Apr 22, 2014

Shannon had a bunch of old hardcover books on hand, so she decided to use a handful of them to create a hidden storage compartment.… Continue Reading

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