Before and After: Dorm Room Ottomans to Rustic Modern Bench

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 21, 2014

These two ottomans from Target are fine and dandy, but they're about to get a whole lot better. See how these two furniture pieces will go from dorm room-looking ottomans to a rustic modern… Continue Reading

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How to Incorporate 50's Style into a Traditional Kitchen

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2014

Found a great article over on Laurie March's The House Counselor in which answers a reader's question "Is a Retro Kitchen a No-No?" Laurie's short answer is "no," but what grabbed my attention is her advice for adding 50's style to traditional kitchens in a way that calm the fears of those who just can't get past the "I will alienate future potential buyers if I go full-on 50's" worry. Her… Continue Reading

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10 Clever Ways To Make Over Your TV Tray Tables

By: Faith-towers Nov 20, 2014

10 Clever Ways To Make Over Your TV Tray Tables

Most TV tray tables are boring by nature - they're made to be functional and affordable, not attractive. But they don't have to stay that way! Here are ten genius ways to transform… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Must-See DIY Tea Towel Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 18, 2014

10 Must-See DIY Tea Towel Projects

Tea towels provide a great opportunity to add some artwork to the kitchen - the perfect way to infuse a bit of character into your space. Here are ten of my favorite DIY tea towel projects; make one for yourself, or make a whole batch as hostess gifts for all the holiday parties you'll undoubtedly soon be invited… Continue Reading

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Make It: Geometric Painted Rug

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 18, 2014
DIY Geometric IKEA Rug
Photo: Sally MacNicholas

No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!  … Continue Reading

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Kate Morris's Grain Bin House on the Prairie

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2014

Kate Morris's little house on the prairie is a grain bin. Located near on family property near Great Falls, MT, the grain-bin-turned-retirement-cottage is nothing less than amazing. Kate, a retired art teacher, enlisted the help of a former student and present day architect Nick Pancheau. KateContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Outdated NYC Apartment gets a DIY Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 17, 2014

This one bedroom apartment in New York City was horribly outdated and in need of some serious, serious style help. (That plastic-covered sofa is going to haunt me in my dreams.) When the new owners got the keys, THANK GOODNESS, they quickly got to work re-inventing this 500 square foot space, transforming it into a rustic, Scandinavian-inspired retreat in the heart of… Continue Reading

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How-To: Handmade Linen Potholders

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 17, 2014

DIY Pot HoldersWhen dinner is about to come off the stove, chances are the last thing you want is to be scurrying around, trying to find a pot holder (and preferably one that's not stained for when guests come over).  If there's one thing I know to always be true about cooking, it's that you can never have too many pot holders. Liz from Say Yes thankfully shared an easy tutorial for making your… Continue Reading

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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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Oh-so-Chic Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 17, 2014

Based upon her dream bedroom wishes, I'm guessing Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. You can tell from what her bedroom looked like before that she certainly has an eye for design. A lot of people--teenage or otherwise--would LOVE a bedroom that looked like that. But, as I said, Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. Plus, she was getting older and her tastes were getting even more refined. Step in her very… Continue Reading

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Makeover: A Boring Office Becomes a Bright Beautiful 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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Inspiration: Build a Faux Range Hood?

By: Diy maven Nov 14, 2014

Why would anyone want a faux range hood? If you're Magali you first conduct a survey asking friends, family, and random strangers how often they used their range hood vents. Her results revealed that the majority of people only use them a few times a year whereas they use the light all the time. This settled it,Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Stylish DIY Textile Projects for Your Thanksgiving Table

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun Home Decor Projects Using Tassels

By: Faith-towers Nov 13, 2014

10 Tassel DIY Projects For Your Home

Tassels are popping up everywhere. They've been on Curbly recently, and there seem to be more every time I scroll down my Pinterest feed. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite DIY tassel projects for your… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A High Glam Kitchen Makeover with Marble and Metal

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 13, 2014

If you've seen one backsplash, you've pretty much seen them all. Right? Well, that may be true nine times out of ten, but in this case, this backsplash is unlike anything you've seen before. It involves marble and metal, and it takes this kitchen makeover from pretty cool to absolutely amazing. Ready to see the… Continue Reading

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