IKEA Hack: How to Make a Simple Mantel from a Wood Shelf

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 04, 2014

For me, a mantel is a must. Where else will I share all my fave holiday decor items and hang the garlands?! Our new apartment came with a fireplace, but no mantel above! Crazy, right? I wasn't about to enter the holiday season without one, so decided to make my own with a piece of plywood found at IKEA and some other basic pieces of hardware!  … Continue Reading

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The Perfect Home For the Midcentury Modern Purist

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2014

Don't let the modest exterior of this 1960's, 3 bedroom, 1,639sf, Joseph Eichler house fool you. Stepping into it is like stepping into a time machine. The Orange, CA home (currently on the market for $750K at the time of this posting) has changed veryContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Wood Desk Goes Green

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 03, 2014

Feeling uninspired when it comes to your workspace? Maybe you're in need of a little makeover inspiration, like this colorful desk revamp. Click through to see how this plain oak desk was turned into a statement piece with some… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 13 Colorful and Inspiring Kitchens

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 02, 2014

There is something about a colorful kitchen that just makes people happy. My guess is because it's less expected to have bold pops of color in a kitchen, than in a living room or bedroom, for example. Whatever the reason, though, I'm rounding up some of the most colorful kitchens I could find, to get away from the typical whites and neutrals we're all used to seeing in the heart of the… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Marble Surfaces with Gold Leaf

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 29, 2014

Nail polish marbling is neat and all, but gold leaf marbling? That sounds even better. Learn how you can recreate this technique and transform household items, like pencil cups, into golden marbled looking… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Hellish Kitchen Gets Heavenly Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2014

This kitchen was scary, and not in a good way. The matching floor and cabinets for that 'coffin' feeling. The fake brick backsplash reminiscent of a medieval dungeon. The enormous, dark range hood protruding from the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Aug 28, 2014

10 DIY Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

It's that time of year again, when summer ends and it's time to go back to school. And if you're a college student, that means it's dorm room decorating time! Here are ten great DIY ideas that will have your space looking colorful and unique in no… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Patterned Mousepad from a Cork Mat

By: Rachel mae smith Aug 27, 2014

How-To: Turn a Plant Cork Mat into a MousepadI don't know about you, but I always seem to struggle with finding a mousepad I actually like. The patterned ones at office supply stores tend to be a bit too generic and the plain ones just don't give my desk that extra pop it needs. So when making over my office space in our new apartment, I decided to make my… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Magnetic Wooden Frames

By: Matt allison Aug 27, 2014

Magnetic Wooden Frame


I collect wall art. Curated of course, artists aren't hoarders, merely selective collectors. The problem is I'm forever changing my mind and swapping prints in and out. Framing can get expensive so enter this quick and easy DIY project: a simple magnetic frame that allows you to change out your favorite artwork! Follow the tutorial at the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Patterned Tape From Magazine Clippings

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 27, 2014

DIy Patterned tapeRemember that experiment in grade school when you were taught to make labels using a print, packing tape, and water?      

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Before and After: How to Style and Organize your Desk in 6 Simple Steps

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 26, 2014

Does your desk look anything like this one? Disorganized, a little messy, and just kind of boring? If so, I have some tips to help get your desk organized and looking good, in a flash. Click through to see the after photos and my 6 tips for styling and organizing your desk… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Accent Walls

By: Faith-towers Aug 26, 2014

Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Accent Walls

Accent walls are a great way to add some interest to a room without overwhelming the space. When the trend first became popular years ago, paint was the main material used... but now people are getting creative. Click through to see some gorgeous accent walls that are sure to inspire… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 IKEA Hacks You Won't Want To Miss

By: Faith-towers Aug 25, 2014

10 Fantastic IKEA Hacks

I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: How To Turn a Paper Towel Roll into a Modern Light Fixture

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 22, 2014

I never would have expected that I'd come across a DIY project involving a paper towel roll, that I actually wanted to try. But I did. This project is really cool and would be a perfect weekend DIY to try. With the supplies you see above, you can make a modern DIY pendant light, that resembles concrete. Check it… Continue Reading

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