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… Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Serene Scandinavian-Inspired Bedroom and Bath Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 21, 2014

From designated dumping ground to serene, Scandinavian-inspired retreat, this master bedroom and bath combo recently underwent a seriously stylish makeover. See how a whole lot of elbow grease and some cleverly thrifty design choices transformed this space in this month's Makeover TourContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

By: Matt allison Apr 16, 2014

DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

I love these DIY wall sconces, not only because they're very on trend, but because would you believe that they are repurposed Target desk lamps! Yip, a little bit on ingenuity turned these $25 off the shelf lamps into a custom, one-off designs. Get step-by-step instructions at the link… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Scandinavian Brown Cabbage Soup

By: Matt allison Apr 04, 2014

Scandinavian Brown Cabbage Soup

I know cabbage isn't everyone's favorite vegetable, but this recipe may just turn you into a convert. It's rich, luxurious and hearty, without being heavy like many winter variants, perfect for a evening… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Maker Home Tours with Our Gathered Home

By: Matt allison Apr 02, 2014

Maker Home Tours With Our Gathered Home

Looking for some decor inspiration? Take a peek at Our Gathered Home, a photo journal that started out of a need to share honest, authentic homes lived in by real people across the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Copper and Wood Ladder Storage

By: Capreek Mar 31, 2014

Wall hooks, paper towel holders, magazine racks: the creative ways people are using copper plumbing parts just keep inspiring me! The most recent project to utilize this common hardware store material is this clever and super easy DIY ladder storage… Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Desk with Storage for $100

By: Brittnimehlhoff Mar 27, 2014

I love a good desk DIY. So, when I saw this one I really went crazy for it because it's not only a great shape, it also has compartments for storing books, pencils, laptops, etc. And because of the size of this piece, it could easily double as a dining room table if you don't have a need for a desk quite this… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood Bead Pendant Light

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2014

I love free-hanging pendant lights like this one: they're so versatile and are a great, non-permanent way to bring light into just about any space. It's fun to see all the different variations people come up with, too. I'm especially digging this beaded version from Camille… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Joe's Dream Home On Wheels

By: Diy maven Mar 26, 2014

Joe needed a change. He wanted to escape the city's noise and tightness. So he bought a new 12 ton truck and turned it into his dream home. It's complete withContinue Reading

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Make It: Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

By: Matt allison Mar 26, 2014

Slouchy Leather Sling Planter

There is no doubt that hanging planters, macrame and terrariums are back en vogue. There is something quite nostalgic and familiar about them and they prove to be perfect way to add a bit more serenity in our homes by bringing the outdoors… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Copper Paper Towel Holder

By: Capreek Mar 24, 2014

DIY wood and copper paper towel holder

I've had my eye on a marble and brass paper towel holder from Ferm Living for a while. It's all hexagon-y and brassy and gorgeous. But then I spotted this DIY birch and copper version that is equally stunning -- and much more… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

By: Matt allison Mar 19, 2014

DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

Try your hand at making these beautiful, useful mini shelves that are great for organizing smalls like jewelery or beauty supplies in the bathroom, best of all they cost under $2 each to make! Instructions and the parts list available at the link below.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Corner Shelving System

By: Capreek Mar 12, 2014

Have an awkward corner or just need some more storage space? Consider building one of these modern and stylish shelving systems -- it's easier than you… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Standing Desk

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2014

I spend a lot of time sitting at a computer, which isn't exactly the healthiest thing in the world. It would be great to have the option to mix it up from time to time, which is why I'm completely in love with this DIY standing desk… Continue 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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Make It: DIY Wooden Beaded Keychain

By: Matt allison Feb 26, 2014

DIY Wooden Beaded Keychain

Wooden beads are on trend and being used in a lot Scandinavian decor products, everything from candle holders to trivets. I love how simple this craft project is, pick up a few beads at your local craft store, glue and some leather and in 15 minutes you'll have a new Nordic inspired… Continue 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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Make It: Modular Planters from Scratch

By: Brittnimehlhoff Feb 20, 2014

I've seen a lot of planter DIYs over the last few months, but never one that I felt like I needed to drop everything for and make right away. That is, until I found this modular planter… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern Plant Stand

By: Diy maven Feb 19, 2014

Some scrap hardwood lumber and doweling is the basis for Lidy and Joel's DIY plant stand. They were inspired by the item pictured… Continue Reading

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