Eye Candy: Beautifully Designed Tiny Homes and Apartments

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2014

Wanna tax your design skills? Move into a tiny space and see what happens. Already in a tiny space? Then you know all  the challenges designing such a space entails. It's also why you might be much better at being organized than your McMansion counterparts. You need to be tidy if you want to maximize your space! Much as the occupants of these postage stamp places who have perfected tiny living that enables them to live large.

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Roundup: Our Favorite DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

By: Matt allison Jul 14, 2014

Roundup: DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

I've round up a couple ideas to add a little flair to your entryways. Some double as holdalls, others are great for making a statement like over sized cross stitch pieces and DIY marque lights, but each adds a unique, signature… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Ways to Keep your Office Organized

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 10, 2014

The struggle to keep your office organized can feel like a real chore. Paperwork piles up, pens and pencils are nowhere to be found when you need them, etc. With some easy DIY solutions, though, you can get your office organized over the weekend, or even in an afternoon. All you need are a few clever organization ideas to get you get started and I have that part covered. Here are 12 DIY ways to get your office organized and keep it that… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Gorgeous Outdoor Curtain Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2014

Sweetie Pie and I are putting the finishing touches on a pergola which we've incorporated onto our existing deck. It's looking great as is, but I'm thinking I might want to add some outdoor curtains to the space. I'm not sure what kind of a hassle they are. You know, damp, mold, bugs, etc.  (If anyone has experience with outdoor curtains, PLEASE share your experiences in the comments below!)… Continue Reading

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Is This The END of IKEAHackers??

By: Diy maven Jun 18, 2014

Have you heard? Jules, the driving force behind IKEAHackers received a not-so-subtle visit from The Mother Ship in the form of a Cease & Desist letter. What was the letter asking her to cease & desist from doing? Using the name IKEA in her website's domain name. Jules admits… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Kitchen Makeover Using IKEA Products

By: Faith-towers Jun 16, 2014

Before and After: A Kitchen Makeover Using IKEA Products

Brown and beige. It has to be the most popular color combination for older kitchens. I see it everywhere. And not in a tasteful way, either. Check out how different this kitchen looks with its new IKEA cabinets and crisp, clean accent… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Picnic Box

By: Matt allison Jun 11, 2014

DIY Picnic Box

Try your hand at this simple picnic box. All it takes is a little plywood, dowels and copper pipe. Paint it or leave it raw, then pack your sandwiches and hit the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Quick and Easy DIY Cloud Night Light

By: Capreek Jun 09, 2014

Whether for a kid's room or a quirky corner, this DIY cloud night light will add a playful touch to any… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful DIY Bench IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2014

Inspired by an outdoor bench makeover she'd spotted floating around the Internet (you know the one), Alecia decided to recreate the idea with a more finished look for indoor use. The result? One of my favorite IKEA hacks to… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Wool Bench -- From Scratch!

By: Capreek May 29, 2014

Benches. They're just so dang handy, ya know? In mudrooms, dining rooms, entryways, or even outdoors they're always there for you when you need a little extra seating. In the case of this DIY version, they're even dressed for the occasion, too!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

By: Matt allison May 28, 2014

Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

I love succulents, even the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors to suit your decor. The trend these days is to create 'living walls', bringing the outdoors in, and this project takes that approach in modular fashion using DIY geometric cast concrete planters. Full instructions and template on how to make your own are at the link… Continue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Dark and Dramatic Bathroom Makeover -- The BIG Reveal!

By: Capreek May 21, 2014

Okay, kids. This is it! My big, bold, dramatic bathroom makeover is finally ready to face the cameras (and the Internet). So, in the words of Samuel L. Jackson, "hold onto your butts" -- I'm about to drop some… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Diamond Pin Board

By: Matt allison May 21, 2014

DIY Diamond Pin Board

Who doesn't need a good pin board? I love the simplicity of this one, not to mention the on-trend geometric focus of the diamond shape. Easy to knock together in a free evening with just a handful of supplies. Follow the link below to detailed instructions on how to make your… Continue Reading

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29th Avenue: A Boring Bathroom Gets a Dark and Dramatic Makeover

By: Capreek May 19, 2014

Last fall, with two little dogs in tow, my husband and I picked up and moved to Portland, Oregon to fulfill our lifelong dream of living in the Pacific Northwest. (Yes, we left our light and airy dream kitchen back in Utah -- I think about it often. RIP) We were quick to get our roots planted in our new city, though, and have started transforming our 1920s bungalow into a Scandinavian-inspired dream home, starting with a full-blown, down-to-the-studs bathroom… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Hanging Wood Slab Side Table

By: Capreek May 19, 2014

Earlier this year, we shared a hanging cement table project that was minimalist-meets-industrial perfection. But, what if concrete isn't your thing? Well, take a look at this amazing wood slab… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Old IKEA Table and Chairs Get a Fresh, New Look

By: Diy maven May 12, 2014

One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelingsContinue 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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