$12 Goodwill Coffee Table Turned Tufted Ottoman

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2015
Photo: Bean In Love

Honestly, if I'd have seen this coffee table at my local Goodwill, I would have passed on the shape alone. (My rule is if it isn't rectangular or round, forget it.) But it was exactly the octagonal shape that worked--and worked well--for Sheena's sectional sofa arrangement. So she plunked downContinue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly 70s TV Stand Gets a New Life as a Modern Bar Cart

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2015
Sarah Eddy

There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Memorable Room Makeovers for Under $1000

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2015

The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading

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Make It: Affordable & Modern Table With Hairpin Legs

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 08, 2015
diy hairpin leg coffee table
photo: Jaymee Srp

Hairpin legs have really crept up the trend ladder these last two years. I love them myself. They're an excellent way to dip your toes into mid-century modern design without giving in fully to the look. This coffee table is a great DIY project for someone wanting to give hairpin legs a try!      

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Before and After: Colorful Bar Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2015

Photo: Tattooed Martha

Sasha, aka Tattooed Martha, found the cart pictured above at Goodwill, and although it looks like it was in pretty good condition, its lack of personality just wasn't cutting it. So, Sasha busted out the Krylon and started blasting. Her choice of colors--Sea GlassContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Basic Dresser Gets A Silver Leaf Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 01, 2015
diy silver leaf vanity
Photo: Live Love DIY

It's Budget Decor Month! To kick things off, here's a simple way to give a piece of furniture a ridiculously glamorous (in a good way!) face lift! The end result of this vanity is just stunning!     

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Before and After: 1-Day Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn'tContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Empty Dining Room Gets A Big Dose Of Personality

By: Faith-towers Mar 16, 2015

Before: An Empty Dining Room
Photo: Emily Knecht

The dining room, the space in the center of the photo above, was bare and plain with a box-like feel and zero personality. But with just a few simple changes, the new space has character galore. Click through to see the gorgeous final result.   

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Make It: Rolling Side Tables From A Tree Stump

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 12, 2015
DIY Stump Sidetable
photo: Atilio

Okay. After seeing this tutorial, I'm heading to my local lumber yard this weekend. I'm going to need about 6 of these logs-turned-side-tables if it's this easy to make them!      

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How To: Make a Unique Side Table for $30

By: Rachel mae smith Mar 02, 2015
DIY Side Table
by Oleander and Palm

Ikea has nothing on this DIY wire basket table by Oleander and Palm. Not only does it look great, but it's completely affordable to make. Seriously, only about $30! Plus, you can have the entire project done in less time than it would take you to figure out those pesky assembly instructions that most pieces of store bought furniture come with. That to me sounds like a no-brainer to me my friends, especially if you're on the hunt for a new side table!Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Amazing Mid-Century Side Table with Hidden Storage

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 27, 2015
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

I've seen a whole lot of side table projects, but this? Well, it takes the cake, literally. Believe it or not, a metal cake pan is the key ingredient in this DIY mid-century side table. Curious to see how it turned out?    

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Roundup: 10 DIY Desk Projects

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 23, 2015
10 Desk DIYS

If there's one room in my home that I want to constantly update, it's my office. The more inspiring the space is, the more work I feel like I can get done. Well, at least that's what I tell myself when I set out on another project. Whether you're looking to make your own desk, or just want to spruce up the one you have, these 10 projects are worth checking out!Continue Reading

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Kickstarter Hot Pick: Bookniture

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2015
Photo: Bookniture on Kickstarter

It might look like a book, but if you tried to read it, you'd be disappointed. That's because it's really a piece of multifunctional furniture. Bookniture is 'advanced honeycomb paper structure[s]' that open up to create extra seating (they hold up to 375lbs) , end tables, coffee tables, andContinue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Clever Uses for Old Tires

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2015
Photo: Big Brand Tires

When you think of using an old tire to make something, you probably think "tree swing." Sure, swinging while sitting inside a tire can be fun, but it's not a very imaginative use of the tire itself. For something really outside the wheel, check out theseContinue Reading

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How To: Make An L-Shaped Workspace With Excess Storage

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 11, 2015
diy white craft desk
Photo: Little VWS

Whenever I get a new desk, I inevitably end up with these dilemmas: 1. There isn't enough space up top to display everything. 2. I don't want to hide my stuff in the drawers. 3. The surface CANNOT stay organized. 

This DIY desk might be the solution to my problems!      

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