Before and After: Fantastic Family Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 26, 2015

Photo: Lucy Williams

The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Jan 22, 2015
10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day
Photo: Warm Hot Chocolate

This morning it hit me... Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away! It's always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it's also a great reason to do some crafting! So I've rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine's Day-themed DIY projects.   

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How To: Make A Stitched Coaster In Under Five Minutes

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 21, 2015
Photo: Blitsy

"Use a coaster!" were the words of my mother throughout my childhood. There are plenty of DIY coaster projects out there and these stitched ones are tugging at my coaster-lovin' heart strings!      

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Before and After: An Old Lawn Chair gets An Amazing Woven Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Pioneer Settler

I know it's only January and not really "lawn chair season", but hey, a girl can dream. Plus, this project would be a great way to pass some time in these cold, dark months!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Coastal Living

I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Pom Pom Fringed Pillows

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Honestly WTF

I mean, seriously, who doesn't love pom poms? Certainly not Lauren and Erica. As proof, Erica whipped out her 'almighty' pom pom maker to make oodles of the fluffy balls to use as fringe on a pack of colorfulContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Genius (And Attractive) DIY Projects For Your Kitchen

By: Faith-towers Jan 12, 2015
10 Genius (And Attractive) DIY Projects For Your Kitchen
Photo: Martha Stewart

Now that the holidays are over, it's a good time to make a few fun changes to the kitchen. Don't worry, I'm not talking major renovations here - just small, easy projects that won't take you more than an hour to finish. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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How To: Make a DIY Souk-Inspired Throw Pillow

By: Capreek Jan 08, 2015
Photo: Brittany Makes

So, West Elm has this rug that you've probably seen a thousand times during your adventures in Blog Land. It's their take on traditional Moroccan Berber rugs and it's a little bit pricey. It's also not the best rug if, say, you have pets in the house. So, what do you do if you absolutely must have this style of accessory in your home? Make a similarly-designed throw pillow, of course.     Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Dip-Dyed Tassel Valentine's Pillow

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 08, 2015
Photo: The Sewing Rabbit

I usually switch out our throw pillows every Spring and Fall, but I'm seriously considering switching them out every holiday starting with Valentine's Day! This pillow project is perfect to help you give your couch or bed a little love!      

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Make It: DIY Waxed Paper Transfer Tea Towels

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 06, 2015
Photo: House of Earnest

This DIY transfer technique can be used on nearly anything from tea towels to t-shirts and you won't need a special kind of iron on paper either. Just some simple wax paper will do the trick, making this DIY easy and inexpensive.   

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Make It: Super Easy and Affordable DIY Leather Storage Basket

By: Capreek Jan 05, 2015

I have a confession: I think I might be becoming one of those "basket" people. As a kid, I always wondered why people had so many dang baskets in their houses, but it turns out they're really, really handy. Who knew?    Continue Reading

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Do It Sparkly: DIYable Sequin-lined Lampshade

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2014

This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading

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How To: Easily Dye Linens with Fruit

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 19, 2014
Photo: Sugar & Charm

Using fruits that you may already have in your pantry, you can dye linens in a pinch, using this simple tutorial.   

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Make It: DIY Luxe Fur Pom Throw Blanket

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Luxe Fur Pom Throw
Photo: House of Earnest

If you're wanting to give a handmade gift this year, but hate starting from scratch, this is the project for you! The gift givee will be so blown away by the beauty of this throw that they won't even realize you didn't make the whole thing!      

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