12 DIY Wall Art Ideas Using Silhouettes

By: Craftmel May 09, 2012

created at: 05/09/2012

I just walked around my house and made a quick inventory of how many silhouette images I have as wall art in my home.  The count currently stands at 10, but that number increases drastically depending on what holiday decor I have out throughout the year. 

You could argue that I like silhouettes.  A lot.

Here are 12 silhouette art ideas that might inspire yet another piece to add to my collection.   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Woven Bench Makeover

By: Capreek May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012

The "before" looks familiar, yes? A discarded bench, sad and lonely without a seat to call its own. Before you pass a similar one by, check out this creative makeover!   Continue Reading

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Dining/Living Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 07, 2012

created at: 05/07/2012When Kirsten of Restored Style bought her bungalow, the living room was in dire need of life and the dining room was in dire need of a table. Soft fern green paint on the walls and Continue Reading

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Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Stylish Gifts for Mother's Day

By: Capreek May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!   Continue Reading

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How to: Paint Upholstery

By: Diy maven May 02, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Kristy snagged the wingback chair pictured above* on Craigslist. She was impressed by its condition and quality; what she wasn't impressed with was the color.  She considered having reupholstered, but the $500 to $700 price tag wasn't in the budget. So, what did Kristy do? She painted the chair--fabric and all. The supplies she used weren't anything specialContinue Reading

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How to Make Fork Pom-Poms and Bows

By: Diy maven May 01, 2012


Eskimimi Makes has shared two very clever uses for--of all things--forks. One is a method for making perfect little pom-poms. The other a technique for making small, perfectly shaped bows. If we need larger bows and pom-poms, we could opt for serving forks. Clever, no??

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Roundup: DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

By: Mollymc Apr 26, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

Um, have you tried to buy outdoor furniture lately? It's expensive! So, rather than wait 'til the end-of-season sales roll around, take matters into your own hands. Here are seven awesome DIY ideas for you.

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How To: Make a Vintage-Inspired Wool Camera Case!

By: Capreek Apr 25, 2012

created at: 04/24/2012

Matt from Wood&Faulk is kind of my hero. He's always making beautiful things from simple materials and, frankly, completely and utterly blowing my mind. Like this vintage-y camera case, for example. It's gorgeous! And so easy!   

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A Bright, Colorful Nursery Makeover for Our New Baby!

By: Alicia Apr 21, 2012

Bruno and I have some big news brewing - we're having a baby! Our first, Ayla, was born in 2009, and has been our greatest joy. So we're ridiculously excited to add to the family. Of course, a new baby means a new nursery, so for the last few months I've been dreaming up color schemes and pinning favorites left and right. Turns out, the third week in April is National Painting Week, so it's a perfect time for a paint-inspired redo!

We decided not to find out the baby's gender this time around, and knew we wanted to go with a neutral and gentle palette in the nursery. I have been in love with the combination of gray and yellow for the last few years, and it seemed like the right combination for our new nursery.

Read on to find out how we turned a ho-hum office space into a happy home for a new baby.Continue Reading

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What to Consider when Choosing Upholstery Fabrics

By: Mollymc Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

Reupholstering furniture is a big investment. Not only is the work expensive, but the fabric can be, too! The folks at Spruce blogged some smart tips to help pick the right fabric for the job.

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GENIUS! How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into a Gardening Apron

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

Another genius idea that will make you smack your forehead while simultaneously exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that!" The technique of turning an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron could not be easier. It's just a matter of knowing Continue Reading

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Cheap to Chic: Customizing Upholstery Without Upholstering!

By: Craftmel Apr 11, 2012

created at: 04/11/2012
Jenny was in a bind.  She had a big party coming up, not enough seating, and a budget that wouldn't allow those dream chairs.  When her less expensive alternatives showed up, she realized that her chairs looked cheap too.  What's a girl to do?  Customize, of course!   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Embroidered Screen Door

By: Craftmel Apr 10, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

What? She embroidered a screen door?  Um, yes.  And it is mighty welcoming.   Continue Reading

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How to: Pretty Crochet-Covered Eggs

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2012

These Easter eggs are the prettiest I've seen in a very long time. Delicate yet humble, they're a snap to make, thanks to Anne's detailed tutorials. As she says, they'd look lovelyContinue Reading

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Roundup: 7 T-Shirt Re-Vamps

By: Diy maven Mar 29, 2012

 created at: 03/26/2012

I am a hands down t-shirt and jeans kinda gal. Always have been; always will be. I'm also the kind of person that, when she finds t-shirts that she likes, she buys 6 of all the same style in 6 different colors. The problem with that is it can lead to boredom. The answer to such boredom, of course, is t-shirt reconstruction. The internets are full of such projects, but these caught my eye in particular. Check 'em out.

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