Before and After: Bright + Colorful Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2015

Photo: Decorist

Lauren, one of the decorating wizards behind Decorist, was able to completely change the vibe of this teen bedroom without replacing "a single piece of furniture," which kept the transformation affordable. Before, the space was a bit lifeless, but with additions of new art, bedding, pillows, draperies, a (DIYable) headboard, and a lavender (!) inlay mirror, the room is fresh, contemporary, and joyful. Take a look:   Continue Reading

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Embroidery Pictorial Tutorial Dictionary

By: Diy maven Jun 26, 2015
Photos: Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials

If you haven't yet boarded the embroidery comeback train, it might be time. To make exploring this lovely handcraft so much easier, you'll want toContinue Reading

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Way Before and Way After: A Living Room's Style Evolution

By: Diy maven Jun 22, 2015

Photo: Love of Homes

Generally we see room transformations around here described with a simple "before" and "after." This is what it looked like yesterday, and this is what it looks like today. Those are great and all, but I find the most interesting makeovers are the ones that depict a transformation of style over years. People change as they live their lives, there's no getting around that, so it makes sense that their personal style reflect that. It saysContinue Reading

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Ikea Hack: DIY Leather Lounge Chair

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 18, 2015
Photo: Ikea

Turn a $50 Ikea chair into a unique statement piece that looks like a million bucks, with this clever Ikea hack.

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How to: Make the Cutest Drink Koozies Ever!

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2015

Photo: A Prudent Life

Katie assures us that these adorable drink koozies are super-simple to make. Although they do involve a little sewing, she says the bulk of the work involves cutting and pinning fabric. The effort pays off big time as the koozies wouldContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stitched Tassel Throw Pillow

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 11, 2015
photo: Fall For DIY

You've seen the macrame wall hangings that are all the rage right now. So it's no surprise that awesome stitched throw pillow is a must-make!      

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Cool and Collected Screen Porch and Deck Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 08, 2015

Photo: Home Stories A to Z

Beth partnered with a big box store to make over Mike and Laura’s porch and deck. On the punch list were updated furnishings with a better arrangement to maximize the space for the family of four. Although the porch was a great space, it needed a significant dose of personality. Beth and crewContinue Reading

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How To: Turn an Old Sweatshirt into New Garden Gloves in 10 Minutes

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2015
Photo: Lately Reconstructed

Honestly, if this how-to took longer, I probably wouldn't do it. BUT, because it takes only 10 minutes, I'm totally in. Plus it's a great use for the sleeves and cuffs; the rest of the sweatshirt can still be used for earth-friendly, reusable Swiffer cloths. As for making the garden gloves, thatContinue Reading

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Ikea Hack: How to Make an Upholstered Headboard with an Ikea Bedframe

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 29, 2015

Photo: Styled by Emily Henderson

Looking for a weekend project to try? How about a DIY headboard using a simple Ikea bed frame. You'll just need the items you see above to make your own.

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How To: Make Mini Fabric Lamps

By: Diy maven May 26, 2015
Photo: Taylormade

Taylor combined fabric scraps, a strand of twinkle lights, Mod Podge, and clear plastic 9 ounce drinking cups to create a most charming punch of color and light. These mini fabric lamps are so charming, in fact, I'd beContinue Reading

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Before and After: From Table to Banquette

By: Diy maven May 22, 2015

Photo: MidnightXII via imgur

I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.Continue Reading

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How to: A Neglected to Nifty Chair Makeover

By: Hellolidy May 21, 2015
A Neglected To Nifty Chair Makeover

So, I'll admit it. I have a really hard time throwing things away or letting things go. I'm not quite "hoarder" status, but I'm sure if I don't start getting rid of unused pieces in my home soon, my friends and family will start to talk. Am I the only one? (Please say no!!).

Take, for example, my neglected chair. It was my very first furniture purchase that I scored in the As-Is section of IKEA when I first moved out for college TWELVE years ago! And I almost gathered the courage to get rid of it until a light bulb went on in my head. This guy didn't need to get ditched, it just needed a makeover. So, I decided to go all out and have a little fun.

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Get Botanical with this DIY Tropical Leaf Pillow

By: Jeran May 20, 2015

I'm craving the tropics lately, after making this fun tropical leaf tablecloth. And now, I'm finding other ways to repeat this pattern in my home, like this tropical DIY pillow idea. It's really easy to make, requires very simple sewing, and you'll only need a few supplies from the fabric store. Bonus: It's an organic shape, which is a nice balance amongst the sea of square or rectangular pillows that are so common.  Want to make your own?


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How-To: Easy Ampersand Wall Art Tutorial

By: Faith-towers May 19, 2015
Easy DIY Ampersand Wall Art
Photo: Join The Mood

I have a bit of an obsession with ampersands. And I know I'm not the only one. Check out this fantastic DIY ampersand wall art after the jump. It even comes with a free printable pattern!   

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Roundup: 10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers May 18, 2015
10 Colorful Dip Dyed DIY Projects
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

Paint is one of my favorite mediums to work with, but dye is another option that isn't used quite as often. You can achieve some fantastic effects with dye, and it's so easy to work with! Read on to check out ten colorful DIY projects using dye.   

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