How To: Transform an Armoire into a Sewing Cabinet

By: Diy maven May 01, 2013

Lindy had an antique armoire just itching to become a sewing cabinet. With the help of some birch plywood, piano hinges and drop-leaf table hardward that she found on the interweb, she was able to transform Continue Reading

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Light 'Em Up: A Colorful String Light Project

By: Lexy.b.ward May 01, 2013

Haven't you always wanted to have some string lights hanging over your summer dinner party or in your child's bedroom? It's definitely a fantasy of mine! This easy and colorful project knocked my socks off and it will surprise you too when you see how it was created!      Continue Reading

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Chair Makeovers: From Queen Anne to Queen Awesome

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2013

These two Queen Anne chairs were stuck in a time warp. Their sturdy builds made them perfect makeover specimens. The first, a Harden-made pleather-seated dining chair, is part of a set Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Outdoor Awning

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 25, 2013

We're about a month into spring and the weather is already warming up. Soon it will be time to dust off those outdoor chairs and spruce up the backyard because summer, believe it or not, is right around the corner. So, if you're looking for an outdoor project to tackle now, before the temeperatures really start to rise, try this weekend project for a backyard DIY awning.   

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Make This! Renter-Friendly DIY Typography Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 23, 2013

When you're renting, wall art can be a sensitive subject. Usually, it involves a whole lot of holes in the wall or a whole lot of painting, only to have to spackle and paint the walls again when you move out. Luckily, I have a solution that won't harm your walls and definitely makes a big impact, without a single hole or drop of paint.    

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How To: Turn a Hula Hoop into a Barrel Shade

By: Diy maven Apr 22, 2013

What's that old saying? Necessity is the mother of all invention? In this case, the necessity was 'erasing' a chandelier that had fallen out of favor with its owner, Amanda. Ultimately, she embraced her inner inventor and Continue Reading

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Curbly House: Our Bathroom Reveal

By: Alicia Apr 21, 2013

After much ado about color, we are finally finished with the Curbly House bathroom (for now). We thought we were ready to reveal the room months ago, but then I got cold feet and decided to re-paint the room. When our friends at Sherwin-Williams invited us to participate in their National Painting Week once again, I knew our bathroom was the room that was going to get a mini-makeover in preparation for its big debut.

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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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10 Do-It-Yourself Hanging Mobiles

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 12, 2013

created at: 04/12/2013

Mobiles are a fun and unique way to hang all kinds of art in the home. Traditionally, they were hung over cribs where babies sleep. The mobiles we've rounded up here are made with all kinds of crafty mediums and prove that you don't need a baby in the house to have some cool hanging art around you!      Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful Leather Handled Storage Bins

By: Capreek Apr 10, 2013

created at: 04/10/2013

I'm a bit of an online shopper... and with online shopping comes cardboard shipping boxes. Lots of 'em. I usually hold on to them "just in case" or take them to our neighborhood recycling bin. But this clever upcycling project has me thinking about them in a whole new light!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Faux Leather iPad Sleeve

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 10, 2013

created at: 04/09/2013

Sewing projects tend to go on the bottom of my to-do lists. Unless they're super easy, I forget about them. Luckily, this iPad sleeve can be made by anyone who can sew a straight line!      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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Make It: Custom DIY Window Bench -- with Storage!

By: Capreek Apr 03, 2013

created at: 03/25/2013

If you're planning your spring and summer projects, definitely add this custom DIY window bench to the list! It's beautiful, comfortable, and oh so functional.     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Builder-Grade Blinds into Designer Roman Shades

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2013

created at: 03/25/2013

Ah... mini blinds. The bane of every home and apartment on the planet -- and an eyesore, for sure. But installing custom window treatments can get out-of-control expensive very quickly. So what's a mini-blind-loathing homeowner (or renter!) to do? Work with what you've got -- and make it better!     Continue 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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