A Peek Inside Design Mom's Treehouse Living Room

By: Lexy.b.ward May 01, 2014

living room tour

Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom is just one of those charismatic women who has effortless style that is all her own. That trait transfers into the design of her home and I am loving this tour of her living room!      

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Before and After: An Outdated Pantry Gets a DIY Renovation

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 01, 2014

I've never been envious of someone else's pantry, until now. This before and after makeover is really dramatic. Click through to see the after.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: How To Style a Bookshelf in Minutes

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 29, 2014

I have an inexpensive IKEA bookshelf that has been completely neglected since the day we moved into our new place, back in October. So, I thought it was about time I tackle this area and put together another style tips post. If your bookshelf looks anything like this one, read on for five simple steps to a perfectly styled bookcase in minutes.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Mid-Century Inspired Magazine Rack

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 29, 2014

Keep your magazine stacks organized and out of the way with a DIY magazine holder, made from scratch.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Duct Tape Tumbling Block Art

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2014

I'm all over art that doesn't involve paint and a brush--because I'm terrible at that sort of thing--which is why I LOVE this project. No paint; just tape! The secret to getting the effect of tumbling blocks is in the 60 degree cuts of the decorative medium, namely, 3 differentContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful Living Room Makeover

By: Faith-towers Apr 28, 2014

The living room before a massive makeover.

This makeover, in my opinion, is proof that you can turn any room into something special. As you can see, the space is pretty unoriginal. But sometimes starting with something this plain can be a good thing - it's the perfect excuse to really go crazy with color and texture. Read on to see the amazing result.  

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IKEA Arm Chair Gets Opulent Copper Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2014

With a can of copper spray paint and some fabric trim, Kata gave a Villstad chair a personality makeover. Before it was dark and more than a little sad. After, it's all smiles and opulence. Now for the bad newsContinue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Country Captain Inspired Soup

By: Matt allison Apr 25, 2014

Weekinight Meals: Country Captain Inspired Soup

For those that have not experienced country captain, it's a southern-style casserole of curried chicken and rice. With the change of seasons my wife was feeling a bit under the weather and so I was inspired to fuse the two into a springr style chicken soup borrowing from the captains aromatic middle-eastern flavors.

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Geek Chic: How to Make a Molecule Model Sculpture

By: Diy maven Apr 25, 2014

Some thanks goes to Ann Shea, the set director for The Big Bang Theory's, for helping take the Geek Chic movement to new levels. One object in Sheldon and Leonard's apartment that many fans covet is the 6 foot DNA sculpture located just right of their living room closet. That little item blew about $4KContinue Reading

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Decor Dispute: Should You Paint A Small Room A Dark Color?

By: Faith-towers Apr 24, 2014

Can you paint a small room a dark color?

It's a widely known design "rule" that painting a room a light color makes it feel larger. So, therefore, painting a small room a dark color will make it feel even smaller. But others feel that dark walls recede visually into the background making a space feel larger. And some people don't care about the rules to begin with.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Home Office Says Bye Bye to Blue Moldings

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 24, 2014

An empty room, with blue moldings, gets a fresh coat of paint and a new purpose in this fully functional before and after.   Continue 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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Shopping Guide: 10 Unique Home Decor Accessories $40 and Under

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 22, 2014

Adding a few new accessories to a room is a great way to inexpensively change the look and feel of a space. So, if you're on a tight budget but want to give a living space in your home a mini makeover, this might be a good route to try. Here are ten unique home accessories that will give any room instant interest.   Continue Reading

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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 wood.   

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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. BesidesContinue Reading

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