Make It! DIY Modern Pet Bed

By: Jeran Aug 26, 2015

Everyone in your family deserves a stylish little place of their own.  We love our cat, Pumpkin, but he isn't allowed on the sofa.  I'm just not a fan of pet hair on everything.  I wanted to give him his own special spot, without sacrificing style in our home.  This easy-to-make pet bed cost only $10 in materials.  Instead of buying expensive designer fabric, I created my own look with modern black and white splatter effect.  I'll happily let it live in our living room and with its removable cover, I can easily wash it often to keep the air issues at bay.  

                           

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Make It: Simple Do-It-Yourself Ottoman

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 26, 2015
DIY Ottoman
photo: Atilio

There will always be the option to buy everything for your home. Including a cute pouf to rest your feet and place your books on! Why buy when you can DIY? This one is chic and could be a good fit in almost any home! The tutorial has been sized down to see how to make it, but you gotta see the original end product!    

   

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This Garden Shed is NOT What it Looks Like.

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2015
Photo: The Torii Cinema Co.

It might LOOK like a garden shed, but it's not. Not by a long shot! Can you guess what might be inside? A child's playhouse, perhaps? Nope. How about a studio space? Not that either. Give up? Take aContinue Reading

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Before and After: Stark Living Room is Made Lovely with Layers

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2015

Photo: Studio McGee

We don't really need to forgive the varying light conditions in this living room's before and after images to fully appreciate its dramatic transformation. Whether its blinds are closed or open, it's apparent that the layering ofContinue Reading

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How to: Make These Simple + Stylish DIY Geometric Pillows

By: Jeran Aug 18, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I can't get enough of graphic grid patterns.  It's a clean, less busy version of plaid. Add a grid pattern to a space, and it instantly seems modern and current. I few months ago I hand drew an entire wall in a grid pattern. Ever since, I've been on the hunt for all for more grid patterns to add to my home. These bold pillows in a classic black and white grid are sure to stand out in any space.

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Eye Candy: 15 Furniture & Accessory Updates Using Wallpaper

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 14, 2015
15 Furniture & Accessory Updates Using Wallpaper

When every Friday rolls around, I get in the DIY mood and start scouring the web for weekend projects that might interest me. I have quite the collection of wallpaper that is just begging to be used. And I'm fairly certain it's going to be on a chair like the vintage one below!      

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Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Chair Makeovers With Paint

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 06, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Chair Makeovers With Paint
photo: Helen Cathcart

Furniture can be costly. And we don't all have bottomless wallets to buy the dreamy dining chairs we have plastered all over those Pinterest accounts. Give your furniture a completely new look with a fresh coat of paint. Here are 10 inspiring projects to get you started!      

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Habitat for Humanity Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2015

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover todayContinue Reading

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Roundup: Cool Backyard Projects Using Cinder Blocks, Pavers, and Concrete

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2015

In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projectsContinue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 15 Fabulous Fabric Cushions, Pillows, & Accessories For Summer

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 16, 2015
Shopping Guide: 15 Fabulous Fabric Cushions, Pillows, And Accessories For The Outdoors

I could shop for outdoor accessories all day. Adding a little punch of color is a fun way to decorate your outdoor seating area. Here are 15 fun options!      

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Before and After: Pop-of-Color Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2015

Photo: In Pursuit of Style

Lindsay's clients wanted the master bedroom in their DC condo to be "the perfect balance of masculine and feminine" in an effort to reflect both their personalities. But that's not all. They wanted toContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!

By: Faith-towers Jul 07, 2015
Roundup: 10 DIY Projects For Maximum Summer Fun!
Photo: The Merry Thought

Believe it or not, we're already almost halfway through the summer... but there's still plenty of time to take advantage of the sunny weather! We've rounded up ten DIY projects to help you do just that. Keep reading to find out how to craft your way to the best summer ever.   

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Shopping Guide: Affordable + Modern Patio Furniture You'll Actually Want In Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Jul 02, 2015
Shopping Guide: Affordable + Modern Patio Furniture You'll Actually Want In Your Backyard
Photo: IKEA

It's easy to find cool patio furniture - but it will usually cost you a pretty penny. And most of the affordable pieces are just plain ugly. But we were sure that there must be some chic and affordable dining sets out there, so we set out to find them. And now we're sharing our findings with you!   

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How to: Super Simple Painted Stool Makeover

By: Hellolidy Jul 01, 2015
DIY Simple Stool Makeover

We have a lot of thrift store finds in our home - how about you? Firstly because we can't walk  away from a good deal when we see one! And secondly, I just love a simple challenge to see what I can do to breath new life into an old and neglected piece. Take for example this hot pink stool I found for $3! I actually didn't mind the color too much, but what I really loved about it was how solid it was and the fact that you don't see a lot of stools with only 3 legs. So, I had to have it! I decided to convert it to a small side table for our daughters room, but she can still use it as a stool if need be. Continue Reading

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