Before and After: A Forgotten Bar Gets a Quick and Easy Refresh

By: Meghan and al Mar 05, 2014

diy bar makeoverWe moved into our house in June. One of the unexpected treasures the previous owner left behind was this old pine bar.   

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Decor Disputes: Should We REALLY Never Buy These 4 Things in Neutral?

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2014

A line has been drawn in the sand. With the help of this month's issue of Domino Magazine, the experts at Refinery29 identify 4 things we should 'NEVER' buy in a neutral color. Never? NEVER?? Kind of a strong word (and in all caps, no less) forContinue Reading

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Roundup: 22 Easy and Stylish DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2014

The practice of bringing a hostess gift as a small token of thanks seems to be a (nearly) lost tradition these days. We say it's time to bring it back! Here are 22 simple DIY projects that will make a big impact in showing your party host just how much you appreciate their… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Wire Basket Accent Table

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2014

Who knew a nine dollar wire basket and a fifteen dollar round piece of wood could make such a cute accent table? Chelsea, for one. She shot the basketContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2014

Searching for an easy afternoon project while you wait for spring to (finally) get here? Take a look at this rustic wood slice serving… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Spatula Ceiling Lampshade

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

Imagine looking up at your ceiling and seeing the aurora borealis. Okay, maybe these spatula's turned lampshade aren't as stunning, but theyContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Distinctive Dining Room Transformation

By: Faith-towers Mar 03, 2014

A dated, dark floral dining room.

Everything about this dining room makes it feel worn down. The old wallpaper and dated light fixture are the worst offenders, but all the dark wood doesn't help either. See what a big difference new furniture and wallpaper makes after the… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 03, 2014

A while back Beck snagged this walnut, Drexel Declaration coffee table at an auction. Since then, the table had been waiting patiently in her garage for her attention. And attention it needed.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Wine Rack out of PVC Pipe

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 28, 2014

If you're looking for an easy DIY to tackle over the weekend, try this hardware store hack and create a unique wine rack with PVC… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

By: Matt allison Feb 28, 2014

Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

Traditionally a Cuban staple made with black beans and rice. I chose to mix it up a bit by substituting red kidney beans, leaving out the traditional oregano, giving it a Moroccan twist with ground cumin and a bite with the Spanish smoked paprika.

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Serves 4

  • 6 rashers of bacon (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (deseeded and chopped)
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Before and After: Two Changes that Completely Transform this Kitchen

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 27, 2014

This kitchen makes a complete transformation, with two straight-forward changes. What are they? Click through to find… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Dining Table

By: Capreek Feb 25, 2014

We were on the hunt recently for a new dining table and, while we did find one we love, this DIY table is definitely up my alley! It's modern, rustic, and perfectly simple. Oh, and totally… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Boring Living Room Wall Gets a Simple Upgrade

By: Meghan and al Feb 25, 2014

Since the beginning of time together, Al and I have always struggled with our living room wall; or as I like to call it, the desolate wasteland of blank space. The gigantic flat screen tv, which was one of the only items that made the cut from Al’s bachelorhood to our new domestic life, was such aneye sore for me that the only thing I could do was to ignore it and pretend it didn’t exist until future inspiration hit. The burden began at our first apartment (which we blamed on our temporary and unowned status of walls), transitioned with us to our new house and has lived with us ever since, in it’s exact same state of… Continue Reading

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A Really Disgusting Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2014

I agree with Lisa: this side table was disgusting. And not for the reason you might think. Yes, the finish needed some serious TLC, but that was nothing in the cootie department. Let's run through the list. Paper 'stuck' onto the top, wads and wads of gum stuck under the top edge, aContinue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Copper and Wood Magazine Rack

By: Capreek Feb 24, 2014

Store your favorite magazines and catalogs in style with this simple to make, but oh-so-stylish DIY magazine holder!… Continue Reading

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