How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Stylish, Nautical-Inspired Ottoman

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2013

As it turns out, with the right materials and some creativity, you can transform just about anything into a functional and stylish piece of furniture -- even old tires!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful and Modern Mudroom -- from Scratch!

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2013

created at: 04/11/2013

Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).     Continue Reading

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Patterned Paint: Roll-On Paint System

By: Diy maven Apr 09, 2013

Etsy seller Clare Bosanquet of The Painted House offers up a cool way to add print to just about anything that can take paint. Walls, sure, but also paper, cloth and wood too. Each of the rollersContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Cozy DIY Yarn-Wrapped Stool

By: Capreek Mar 28, 2013

created at: 03/25/2013

Have a stool that's seen better days? Put down the paint and try this makeover idea instead!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Goodbye, Grungy Purple Dining Room

By: Diy maven Mar 27, 2013

created at: 03/27/2013

Why paint a dining room 'Friends' purple? Its owner has no idea, but lamented having that particular color on the walls. After saving up some cash, she put a weekend aside and transformed the room into something rather spectacular. Total cost for the new furnishings was aroundContinue Reading

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Before & After: 5 Basement to Stylish Family Room Makeovers

By: Matt allison Mar 27, 2013

created at: 03/27/2013

Basements are usually not the first place you'd think of turning into your living or family room, but as families expand and space shrinks they may just be the ticket, growing down rather than up.

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Steal The Style: How to Make Your Bedroom Look Like an Upscale Boutique Hotel Suite

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2013

Oftentimes we forget to look for inspiration in public spaces. From lighting in a beautiful restaurant to floral arrangements in upscale ladies rooms, we can find ideas to make our interiors more welcoming and put-together, which is, of course, imperative to businesses that service the public. In this post we take a look at hotels. Specifically, boutique hotels of the shabby-chic variety. 

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5 Simple Sewing Projects for Your Home

By: Faith-towers Mar 21, 2013

created at: 03/21/2013

I know, it's a big effort to lug your sewing machine up onto the craft table and dig out all of your fabric and thread... but trust me, you'll be happy you did once you finish a couple of these easy projects.  

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How to Give a Boring Stool a Colorful New Makeover!

By: Capreek Mar 18, 2013

created at: 03/12/2013

Nothing says "Please, I need a makeover!!" like old, gunky vinyl. If you're in possession of a similarly worse-for-wear piece of furniture, this DIY makeover idea may be just the inspiration you're looking for!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Scary Basements Turned Dreamy Bedrooms

By: Diy maven Mar 08, 2013

created at: 03/07/2013

We've all seen them. Scary unfinished basements and the dreaded dungeon basement bedrooms. No wonder they provoke nightmares. In this roundup we've found five basements and basement bedrooms that went from spooky to spectacular. Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Glamorous Gold DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Mar 07, 2013

created at: 03/07/2013

Gold adds instant elegance to a room, and the metallic trend only seems to be gaining momentum. It's an easy way to infuse some sophistication into, well, anything. And now, fair warning - painting things gold can be addictive. Trust me.   

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Jaw-Dropping Mid-Century Modern Living Room Rescue

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

Yeah, that isn't hyperbole. This rescue is nothing less than jaw-dropping. For me, it's because if confronted with such a space, I wouldn't know where to begin. The brickwork looked in good condition, but there was a lot of it. As for that banister, oye. But spaces such as this are what Continue Reading

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Before and After: Thrift Store Bench Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

By: Capreek Mar 04, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:      Continue Reading

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Jazzy 9 Hour Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 04, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

Imagine leaving for work in the morning, and when you return home that evening, your one-note living room has been transformed into an eclectic symphony punctuated with color. That's exactly what happened Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Concrete Stool for $5 -- in Under an Hour!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2013

created at: 02/28/2013

This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??     Continue Reading

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